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So Much To Do In August in La Jolla/San Diego

In addition to the beach, sun and sea, snorkeling, kayaking, hang gliding, and Stephen Birch Aquarium there are also the Concerts at the Cove in La Jolla in the month of August and  a number of events and celebrations going on in and around La Jolla/ San Diego that you won’t want to miss out on.

LA JOLLA CONCERT AT THE COVE! Sunday afternoons July 7 through Sept. 1 from 2 – 4pm, enjoy the sounds of live music at the Ellen Browning Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove. Family Friendly and FREE  summer concerts for everybody. With a wide range of musical styles for everyone’s  ( of any age ) enjoyment overlooking La Jolla Cove.  The Food trucks on site give a portion of their proceeds to support the concerts.

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HAUTE LA JOLLA NIGHTS: A fun filled FREE event for the whole family as well with live music, art and incredible shopping and dining deals throughout the Village. Some of the best bands in San Diego will perform jazz, blues, country, rock n roll and contemporary music.

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August 2
2nd Annual Steel Beach Party & Beer Brew Fest

Groove to the sounds of Island Fever’s steel drum band, and then dance the night away to the cool beach sounds of Woodie & The Longboards. Enjoy lots of amazing food and take home a commemorative beer tasting cup! Refer to website for admission information.
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: 910 Harbor Dr., San Diego
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August 2 – 4
Latin American Festival/Mata Ortiz Pottery Market

This event serves up one of the nation’s most extensive collections of authentic Mexican folk art, traditional clothing and textiles, colorful collectibles and dazzling jewelry, in addition to nonstop musical entertainment and authentic Mexican cuisine. Bazaar del Mundo’s parking lot will be transformed into avibrant marketplace ensconced beneath a colorful array of shading umbrellas.
This is a free event.
Time: Refer to website for specific times
Location: 4133 Taylor St., San Diego
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August 9 – 11
Julian StarFest 2013

This is a four-day festival focused around the field of astronomy. Julian is known for its clear dark skies and one of the best locations in Southern California for observing. The festival includes a free public Star Party on Saturday night, astronomy related exhibition areas, guest speakers presenting on astronomy related subjects, a swap meet and a raffle with some great astronomy prizes.
Refer to website for admission information.
Time: Refer to website for specific times
Location: Menghini Winery, 1150 Julian Orchards Dr., Julian
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August 10 – 11
Philippine Cultural Arts Festival
The two day family-oriented, alcohol-free cultural event showcases traditional folk dances of the Philippines, folk songs, Rondalla String Ensemble and Kulintang music of Southern Philippines. The second half of both days features mainstream entertainment by youthful Filipino-Americans, including a singing talent show, hip-hop, jazz dances, and other variety numbers by Asian and Pacific Islander guest artists. Vendor booths feature photo exhibits, Philippine crafts, Filipino food, and more. This is a free event.
Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Balboa Park, corner of Presidents Way & Park Blvd.
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August 11
Annual Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair 2013

CityFest 2013 is going to be a spectacular feast for the senses! With over 250 arts, crafts, and food vendors, a grand stage, and a beer garden, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. CityFest boasts a one-of-a-kind magical atmosphere; the intersection under the Hillcrest sign is going to be closed off and will enclose a Grand Stage and a lush Spirit’s Garden.
Time: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: 5th Ave. and University Ave., Hillcrest
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August 11
The San Diego Beer Run
A 5K and 10K run along the bay benefiting Access Youth Academy.
For athletes of all levels. Post-race festivities include food vendors and beer
from Stone Brewery and other local breweries. Check-in and day-of registration begin at 6:30 a.m. All runners over the age of 21 will receive a drink voucher
for one beer.
Time: 7:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Ruocco Park, 585 Harbor Ln., San Diego
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August 16 – 18
Summergrass San Diego Bluegrass Festival 2013

This premier Southern California bluegrass festival, put on by the San Diego Bluegrass Society and the San Diego North County Bluegrass & Folk Club, boasts a weekend of live bluegrass music from national, international, regional and local bands, music workshops, impromptu jam sessions, vendors, raffle prizes, kid’s activities, food and much more.
Time: Refer to website for specific times
Location: Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum (AGSEM), 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista
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August 17
Weezer – Del Mar Four O’Clock Fridays

Following the last race - Weezer! Concerts are standing room only are free
with paid racetrack admission ($6 for Stretch Run and $10 for Clubhouse).
For concert-only access following the last race, admission is $20.
The first race is at 4pm with the last race scheduled for approximately 7:30pm.
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar
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August 17
TwainFest in Old Town

This is a free family-friendly festival that celebrates the writing of Mark Twain and his contemporaries. This will be TwainFest’s fourth annual celebration of mid-19th century American arts and culture. TwainFest will present stories, music, professional actors and musicians, puppets, poems, inventive games and delightful performances plus a brand new feature called “History on the Move”
presented by Wells Fargo Bank.
Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, 2754 Calhoun St., San Diego
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August 24
San Diego Bark for Life

A noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Walk followed by demonstrations, contests, and games.
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Kate Sessions Park, 5115 Soledad Rd., San Diego

August 24 – 25
ArtWalk San Diego

ArtWalk San Diego features visual artists as well as some of San Diego’s top music and dance performances. Attendees have the opportunity not only to purchase original fine artwork, but also the opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their work and their inspiration. This is a free event.
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Ingram Plaza NTC Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego
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August 25
Bike the Bay

The sixth annual noncompetitive 25-mile community bike ride for all levels of riders passes through the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and National City and ends with a festive celebration with food, entertainment, and a New Belgium beer garden.
Time: Sunday, August 25, 6:30 a.m. to noon
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way, San Diego
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August 29
Festival of Sail – Tall Ship Parade

Join the celebration as part of the flotilla of ships that sails into San Diego Bay to kick off Festival of Sail 2013! Sail aboard the official tall ship of California, the Californian, as she leads the parade of ships down San Diego Bay and to their docking spaces at the Maritime Museum. Refer to website for admission information.
Time: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: 1492 N Harbor Dr., San Diego
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August 30 – 31
US Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition

Hundreds of thousands have gone to this event each year to see master-class sculptors build beautiful 3-dimensional works of art. Now many of the world’s finest artists will come to create the most amazing sculptures ever. This is a
four day extravaganza for the whole family!There will be entertainment
all weekend long.
Time: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Location: B Street Cruise Ship Terminal Pier, 1140 North Harbor Dr., San Diego
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