August in San Diego: What to See and Do

August in San Diego: What to See and Do

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This month, sunny San Diego serves up racing, surfing, boozing, rock shows, and more! If you’re looking for something to do, the city’s got you, Blendz fam.


1. Beer & Wine Fest

When: Aug 15, 2019 

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Where: Fairmont Grand Del Mar

5300 Grand Del Mar Ct

San Diego, CA 92130

Price: $30 per person, includes beer, wine + food tasting



Suds from 805 beer + a selection of red & white wines await, as does a sublime blend of good eats and great music. Ham & potato croquetas, smoked mahi with avocado crema, and beef tartar will be available at the Fairmont, all paired perfectly with libations and the rest of Chef Jason Winton’s Cali-influenced cuisine. Price is reasonable at $30 per person; live music by Casual Magic.



2. TVG Pacific Classic


When: Aug 17, 2019 

11:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Where: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd

Del Mar, CA 92014

Price: Included with Track Admission



Some of the finest horses in America run the classic 1 1/4-mile distance at the 29th TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar. It anchors a triple-header program that includes both the Gr I Del Mar Oaks and the Gr II Del Mar Handicap. As Del Mar’s most prestigious race, the $1,000,000 classic promises high stakes.


3. 43rd Annual World Bodysurfing Championships


When: Aug 17 - Aug 18, 2019

Where: Oceanside Pier

1 Oceanside Pier

Oceanside, CA 92054

Price: FREE to spectate; fee to participate



The 43rd Annual World Bodysurfing Championships are back and will feature 350-400 bodysurfers from across the globe, all competing for trophies and prizes at Oceanside Pier. Join the competition or just take it all in—heats go down on Saturday the 17th with the quarters, semis, and finals following on Sunday.


4. Stone Brewing 23rd Anniversary Grand Celebration

When: Aug 18, 2019 

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station

2816 Historic Decatur Rd

San Diego, CA 92106

Price: $35



Boom. Get ready for a three-day festival at Liberty Station that features more than FIFTY breweries. There will be brews (duh), live music, food, and a cigar lounge.


5. The Avett Brothers w/ Lake Street Dive 

When: Aug 23, 2019 

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Where: San Diego Civic Theatre

1100 Third Ave

San Diego, CA 92101

Price: Starting at $65



The Avett Brothers are one of the top folk-rock acts in the country… and they’re coming to San Diego fresh off the success of the Rick Rubin-produced #1 album on Billboard, True Sadness. Hit up the San Diego Civic Theatre this month to experience their unique sound.


6. San Diego Spirits Festival


When: Aug 24 - Aug 25, 2019 

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sunday: 2:00 - 5:00 PM

Where: Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier

1000 N. Harbor Drive

San Diego, CA 92101

Price: $20-$120



As the largest cocktail festival in the city, this is the perfect opportunity to blow off some steam before classes start again. Aside from the chance to imbibe on tons of different booze selections, you’ll also be able to learn how to pair the perfect cocktails from both small-batch and big-name distillers. Also featured will be bartender competitions, mini seminars, grand tastings, “risqué entertainment,” and live tunes. Sweet.


7. Bike the Bay


When: Aug 25, 2019 

6:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South

1 Marina Park Way

San Diego, CA 92101

Price: $60-65



Your only shot to ride across the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge this year. After a scenic 25-mile route, you’ll be rewarded with an invite to a post-ride festival comprised of a beer garden, food, and live entertainment.


8. Smashing Pumpkins


When: Aug 28, 2019 

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Where: North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

2050 Entertainment Circle

Chula Vista, CA 91911



This one needs little explanation—Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds w/ guest AFI at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre. Grab them tickets!

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