Awesome August Events in San Diego

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It may be one of San Diego’s hottest temperature months, but it’s also one of it’s hottest months for events! As the summer continues to heat up, here are some of the finale’s to vacation you can enjoy! These August events in San Diego include everything from concerts to apple picking to craft brews. There’s something for everyone to enjoy!

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1. Apple & Berry Picking Season in Julian

If you haven’t made your way up to the mountains in East County, now is a great opportunity with lots of community activities and local produce to be picked! Or go try local wine, beer and cider! A couple of my favorites are the sangria at Blue Door Winery, Julian Hard Cider, and Volcan Mountain Winery.

Volcan Valley Apple Farm begins apple picking season on August 21st (Greenstein variety) and will continue through September as additional varieties ripen.

Julian Mining Company / Julian Farm is currently open for raspberry, strawberry, and blackberry picking on weekends for walk-ins. They even have U-Pick zinnia flower bouquets this year!

Another unique agricultural opportunity is the annual grape stomp event on September 4th at Meghini Winery! From 11am – 5pm, participate in traditional winemaking for $20 per person (includes a glass of wine).

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2. Best of San Diego Festival 2021

Hosted by San Diego Magazine, August 20th 6:30 – 9:30pm, come experience some of the award-winning local restaurants, breweries, and businesses at Liberty Station. Tickets are $90 per person and include unlimited bites and drinks from more than 100 vendors. Sneak peek includes Boars and Brew, BoochCraft, Holy Paleta, Maya’s Cookies, Puesto, Taco Stand, and You & Yours Distillery.

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3. Sommer Fest

Meet some of San Diego’s best BBQ pitmasters and local brewers on August 14th. Join Zicke Zacke Fussball Club (ZZFC), German American Societies of San Diego, and the SD Loyal team for the first annual Sommer Fest of meats and beer galore.

From 4-9pm, attendees will get to try out 4 sausage and beer pairings while enjoying live music and entertainment. SD Loyal will be facilitating games and raffles for all ages to enjoy! Purchase tickets $45 for adults and $10 for those under 21.

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4. New Restaurant Openings

With the end of summer comes the final large waves of new restaurant openings! Here’s a few I’m particularly excited about:

Wolfie’s Carousel Bar – Where the childhood fair meets adulthood boozy drinks! Tuesday, August 17th is their debut in Little Italy. Cocktail and food menus are creatively curated by locally famous chefs.

Camino Riviera – Recently renovated right next door, this Mexican fare restaurant is returning with Tulum- inspired vibes. They are adding live music every night and be open later for diners to enjoy the urban jungle. Stay tuned for an opening in late August!

Mostra Coffee (Banker’s Hill) – An exciting new addition to the area, Mostra Coffee is not only delicious, but is also dedicated to doing good in the world. A portion of their profits goes towards eradicating poverty in the Philippines – one of the world’s leading coffee producers.

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5. Concerts

Enjoy one of the many outdoor August events in San Diego like concerts from visiting artists! Here’s the lineups:

Jonas Brothers: August 25th in Chula Vista

Dierks Bentley: August 26th in Chula Vista

Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer: August 29th at Petco Park

San Diego Symphony: most August weekends featuring various genres including Smokey Robinson, Mariachi music, and others!

17th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival: August 27th-29th featuring over 20 artists

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6. HessFest XI

One of San Diego’s favorite local brewers is celebrating their 11th birthday on Saturday August 28th. Mike Hess Brewing Company has several locations all over the city but will be hosting this event at the Imperial Beach Pier Plaza near their inaugural location. Tickets start at $20 and include a taco, your first drink, and a commemorative can glass. Profits benefit The Navy SEAL Foundation and Next Step Service Dogs.

These August events in San Diego are coming up fast so book tickets as quickly as you can! If you’re coming out for a last summer weekend vacation, check out these hotel recommendations and brunch ideas! As always, send me an Instagram message anytime, I’d love to hear from you!

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