Events in San Diego – August 21st – August 31st

August 21 – 24, Julian Starfest 2014

Activities include photographing the August night sky (a workshop) plus various speakers. On Friday afternoon you’ll learn the basics of setting up your gear and shooting in complete darkness. Activities on Friday and Saturday are available in the vendor/exhibit area. See website for activities costs.

Time:  Refer to website for schedule

Location:  Menghini Winery, 1150 Julian Orchards Dr., Julian

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August 22, Summer Movie on the Flight Deck of the Midway

Bring the kids to the Flight Deck of the Midway for a free summer movie. Planes is the feature movie. Light concessions will be available for

sale. Bring a blanket!

Time:  Doors open at 7 pm, with the film starting at approximately 8 pm.

Location:  USS Midway Museum, 910 North Harbor Dr., Downtown San Diego

For more information call  619.544.9600


August 23, Mira Mesa Festival of Beers

Beer lovers, head to Mira Mesa to sample craft beers from local breweries. You can sample up to 40 different beers while enjoying live band music. There will be food trucks, vendor booths, and more. Refer to website for admission information.

Time:  1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location:  Mira Mesa Community Park, 8575 New Salem St., San Diego

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August 24, 6th Annual Wild Rides Car Show

There will be hundreds of hot rods and classic cars, demonstrations, a contest, food and auto-related vendors. Staged entertainment includes music, dance, comics, and bikini contest. This is a free event.

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location:  Garnet Ave., Bayard St., and Cass St., Downtown Pacific Beach

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August 24, 7th Annual Bike the Bay

Join a 25-mile fun bike ride that begins and ends at the Embarcadero Marina Park South, crossing over the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge, and circling the San Diego Bay. The event is for all levels of riders and for individuals, families, and groups. The event will conclude with a post-ride Festival with food, beverages and entertainment at the park.

Time:  7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location:  Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego

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August 24, 10th Annual LeucadiArt Walk

Leucadia art galleries and local artists will display original art in galleries or in specified areas along Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia. There will be live musical performances throughout the day. A Local Craft Beer Garden with popular local musical acts and a new and improved kid’s zone with mural painting and multiple art stations.

Time:  10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location:  West side of Hwy 101, Leucadia

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August 29 – September 1, Festival of Sail: The Festival

Festival of Sail is the largest Tall Ship festival on the west coast. Fun for the entire family featuring an expanded events area, with more booths to explore, larger kids zone, vintage boat display, stage for live entertainment, beer garden, and lots more to see and do. On August 28th the Parade of Tall Ships will take place from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm where a fleet of tall ships and vessels will majestically make their way into the San Diego Bay. Once the ships from the Parade have docked, you can purchase passports to go aboard and do some exploring.

Time:  Fri: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sat: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location:  North Harbor Dr. and the Maritime Museum, San Diego

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August 30, Hormel Black Label Bacon Fest

An event designed especially for 21+ bacon enthusiasts. Try some delicious samplings of bacon-inspired foods prepared by top chefs combined with beverages from established breweries, distilleries, and wineries. Live music will accompany the event. Refer to website for admission information.

Time:  12:00 – 5:30 pm

Location   Preble Field, Liberty Station

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August 31, Sand Art Contest at Oceanside Pier

A Sand Art Contest limited to 50 teams of 4 people and a free family art day at the picnic tables. Join in on the fun and enjoy some sun! This event is sponsored by Oceanside Museum of Art.

Time:  9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Location:  South Pier Beach, Oceanside

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