Top Things to Do in San Diego – August 7-12, 2018

Top Things to Do

Spend the upcoming weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including these top things to do.

Tiki Oasis 2018 – South Seas Cinema

When: August 8-12, 2018
Where: The Crowne Plaza Hotel – 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
The largest and longest-running tiki gathering in the world, Tiki Oasis attendees enjoy a tiki-tastic art and fashion marketplace, live tropical-jazz music, go-go dancers, a classic car show, pool parties and more. This year’s theme is “South Seas Cinema.”

Flicks on the Bricks

Where: August 9-30, 2018
When: Athenaeum Music & Arts Library – 1008 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037
Flicks on the Bricks Year 12! Another tantalizing offering of outdoor cinema and wine on the Athenaeum patio in the heart of La Jolla each Thursday in August. Enjoy mismatched pairings on the screen and for the wine tasting! Come join the Athenaeum for hot summer fun!

San Diego Padres VS. Philadelphia Phillies

When: August 10-12, 2018
Where: Petco Park, San Diego, CA 92101
Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Philadelphia Phillies at Petco Park. Game day promotions and events include: Friday – WineFest, Saturday – Beach Towel Giveaway, Sunday – KidsFest.

ArtWalk @ Liberty Station

When: August 11-12, 2018
Where: ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station at Ingram Plaza – 2645 Historic Decatur, San Diego, CA 92106
ArtWalk brings fine art outside under San Diego’s sunny skies to create the perfect viewing art under natural light and purchase artwork directly from the finest artists in the region.

Heiva San Diego

When: August 11-12, 2018
Where: Broadway Street Pier – 1140 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Heiva San Diego, a Polynesian celebration representing Tahiti as the bridge between French Polynesia and the US and sharing our culture with the community.

Gourmet Food Truck Festival

When: August 11, 2018
Where: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Bring your appetite for the tastiest food on wheels when the 8th annual Gourmet Food Truck Festival comes to Del Mar. Enjoy a variety of some of the hottest eats in Southern California as 30-40 food trucks are expected, all in one location, with gourmet chefs serving their eclectic bests at super prices.

National City Automobile Heritage Day Festival & Car Show

When: August 11, 2018
Where: Kimball Park – 12th St & D Ave, National City, CA 91950
This 27th Annual event, hosted by the National City Chamber of Commerce, will return to Kimball Park in National City. Join us for live music, food from a variety of National City’s popular eateries, entertainment for children and specialty booths. A drive-by awards ceremony at 2:00 PM will showcase first-place winners for each of the classes as well as second- and third-place winners.

Julian Natural Wonderfest and Star Party

When: August 11, 2018
Where: Jess Martin Park – 2955 Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036
Learn about local wildlife through our animal ambassadors during the day and stay to learn about the cosmos with telescopes and our local astronomers at night.

Spirit of 45 Day Remembrance Celebration

When: August 12, 2018
Where: Veterans Museum and Memorial Center – 2115 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Spirit of ’45 Day honors the legacy of service of America’s “Greatest Generation” with music, entertainment, and you will get to meet WWII Veterans and share their stories from that time in our history.

Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

When: August 12, 2018
Where: Encinitas Community Park – 425 Santa Fe Dr, Encinitas, CA 92007
Cardiff-by-the-Sea is ready to celebrate man’s best friend! Set in a beautiful beach community, Cardiff Dog Days of Summer is a fair for dogs and dog lovers. Dog Days of Summer is San Diego County’s largest dog-centric event! Watch or enter in 6 different dog contests including Cutest Puppy, Best Looking Big Dog, Best Looking Small Dog, Best Trick, Best Dressed and Dog/Owner Look-A-Like.

Hillcrest Cityfest Street Fair

When: August 12, 2019
Where: 5th Ave and University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
Stay past sundown and dance with Hillcrest’s best DJ’s under the Hillcrest sign with CITYFEST NIGHT! CityFest takes place in the heart of Hillcrest and attracts 150,000+ attendees each year. With a rich history of community and spirit, Hillcrest has much to celebrate. Games, activities, more than 250 vendors, live headliner music, a beer garden and much more, CityFest is a celebration of spirit and play each year in San Diego, California.

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Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home. How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night's sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.