Explore San Diego’s sunny delights over the next two weeks while soaking up the sun at outdoor art and music festivals, catching the excitement on the field at America’s best stadiums and so many more top things to do.
When: Aug. 2 – 6, 2023
Experience the ultimate tropical escape at Tiki Oasis – the world’s biggest Tiki event! Enjoy five nights and four days of non-stop excitement, from live music, dancing and pool lounging to a bustling Marketplace of over 150 artists, curated tropical cocktails and captivating art exhibits. Don’t miss this chance to indulge in the authentic Tiki culture and create unforgettable memories in San Diego’s paradise-like atmosphere!
When: Aug. 4 – 7, 2023
Experience the thrill of a baseball showdown as the San Diego Padres face off against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park – America’s #1 Ballpark! Be part of the action and enjoy themed celebrations like the Italian Heritage and Dominican Heritage Nights, complete with specialty-themed Padres hats. Join the fun-filled game days with giveaways like Padres trading cards and kids’ activities, making it a perfect outing for the whole family.
When: Aug. 5, 2023
Get ready for an exhilarating matchday experience at Torero Stadium, as San Diego Loyal SC goes head-to-head against Orange County SC! Feel the electric atmosphere and witness top-notch soccer skills from both teams in this thrilling encounter. Don’t miss the chance to be part of the action and cheer your favorite team to victory!
When: Aug. 5 – 6, 2023
Dive in to the vibrant and enchanting world of Tahitian culture at Heiva San Diego, a dazzling Polynesian Cultural Festival! Join the 13th-anniversary celebration, where you can experience the grace and beauty of the Heiva San Diego Beauty Pageant. Prepare to be captivated by mesmerizing performances, dazzling costumes and the opportunity to mingle with judges and contestants.
When: Aug. 5 – 6, 2023
Experience the 18th Annual ArtWalk @ Liberty Station, a celebration of fine art in San Diego like never before! Celebrate creativity from both sides of the border, with over 175 talented artists showcasing their stunning paintings, photography, glasswork, ceramics, jewelry and sculptures. Discover the blossoming Arts District at Liberty Station, a premier destination for arts, museums, dining and entertainment, all set in a picturesque outdoor venue with lush lawns, captivating water features, and ample free parking.
When: Aug. 5 – 13, 2023
Witness the future stars of tennis at the USTA Billie Jean King Girls’ National Championships! Over 400 top junior players aged 16 and 18 will compete for the prestigious title of National Champion and the chance to secure wild cards to the 2023 US Open. This is an unmissable opportunity to see the country’s most talented young athletes in action, with free admission and parking.
When: Aug. 6 – 7, 2023
Join fellow music enthusiasts in the heart of San Diego, at the ultimate music getaway, the Bleached Festival. Where top-notch artists will take the stage to deliver unforgettable sets and create an incredible atmosphere. Experience a thrilling event that promises non-stop beats and electrifying performances. Dance the night away under the stars, surrounded by the vibrant energy of a music festival you’ll never forget!
When: Aug. 6, 2023
See Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Ashanti at the SeaWorld Summer Concert Series. Experience her electrifying performance at the stunning Bayside Amphitheater on Mission Bay, with concert admission included in your SeaWorld admission ticket. Arrive early to secure your spot and enjoy an unforgettable evening of music and entertainment.
When: Aug. 11 – 12, 2023
After a two-year hiatus, the celestial celebration is back with a bang, offering a free public star party, camping for both tent and RV enthusiasts and captivating exhibits by top telescope vendors. With astronomy games, crafts for kids, and a chance to win donated astronomy equipment, the fun never stops. Explore the charming town of Julian, famous for its apple pies, unique shops and warm hospitality. Be a part of this stellar event and support community educational efforts by the San Diego Astronomy Association.
When: Aug. 12, 2023
Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping adventure at the South Bay 24 Hour & South Bay Mini – an epic endurance race series in San Diego! With a thrilling 1.3-mile loop course encompassing trails, grass and bike paths, this event promises non-stop excitement. Choose from new race options like the 7-hour run or 12-hour early option, and enjoy a runner campsite area, mouthwatering BBQ lunch, refreshing happy hour and the chance to win exciting prizes in the costume contest. Join this unforgettable event and earn yourself a coveted finisher medal or even a belt buckle for completing the 100-mile challenge.
When: Aug. 13, 2023
Celebrate community and culture at Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair – San Diego’s largest and best art and music festival. With live bands, electric dance music DJs, arts, crafts and delectable food offerings, this event attracts over 150,000 visitors from all over Southern California. Immerse yourself in the vibrant and inclusive atmosphere of Hillcrest, renowned for its eclectic shopping, international dining and vibrant nightlife. Then, join the spirited festivities that champion equality, diversity and inclusion.