August San Diego Events

August Popular San Diego Events

Dogs surfing, a bodysurfing competition, and a choral festival are a few of the San Diego Events in August that take place near our San Diego Hotel.

No matter what time of year you visit, you will find plenty of things to do in San Diego. Planning a summer visit? Below are some of the top San Diego Events in August. One of the best features of our San Diego Hotel is the ideal location. Our guests will be near the venues for these and other events as well as near top Dining, Shopping, and Attractions. View our current Special Offers or call 855.968.3429.

Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition

August 1
Next to Imperial Beach Pier
Dogs just want to have fun, and these dogs get their kicks by hopping on a board and catching some waves. There is only 1 way to believe how talented these 4-legged surfers are: See it for yourself! Stop by this popular San Diego Event.

Taylor Swift Concert

August 29
PETCO Park | 100 Park Boulevard San Diego, CA 92101
Tel: 619.795.5000
Taylor Swift is 1 of the hottest names in pop music, and she’ll be at PETCO Park for 1 night only. Fans of all ages will gather to watch Swift sing her hits, and attending this concert is 1 of the top things to do in San Diego this summer. Is there a Taylor Swift fan in your family? Why not book a Guest Room at our San Diego Hotel and spend a memorable weekend seeing the sites and attending this sure-to-be-sold-out concert?

San Diego Spirits Festival

August 22 through August 23
Port Pavilion Broadway Pier
Guests at our San Diego Hotel who appreciate good food and great cocktails will not want to miss this event. Some of the best local chefs will be on hand alongside San Diego’s best bartenders. Live music will serve as a backdrop to all of this fabulous food and drink.

San Diego Summer Choral Festival

August 6 through August 9
St. Andrew by the Sea, Pacific Beach | 1050 Thomas Avenue San Diego, CA 92109
Some of the best choirs in the country will gather for this popular San Diego Event. Performances are only part of the San Diego Summer Choral Festival. Choirs also come to participate in workshops, attend seminars, and work with experts to improve technique. Those who sing in a choir should not miss the chance to attend this event.

World Bodysurfing Championships

August 22 through August 23
Oceanside Pier | 300 The Strand North, Oceanside, CA 92054
Spending time at the beach is 1 of the most popular things to do in San Diego, and the World Bodysurfing Championships are a great excuse to do just that. Dig your toes into the sand and watch as some of the top bodysurfers in the country vie for first place in several competitions.

Ride the Bridge – Bike the Bay

When: August 24
Where: Start at Embarcadero Marina Park South
Participate in a 25-mile bike ride that includes the rare opportunity to ride over the San Diego-Coronado Bridge. This is not a race, so it is suitable for all riders. At the end of the ride, participants can enjoy a festival with food, drinks, and live entertainment.

Festival of Sail

When: August 29 through September 1
Festival of Sail draws thousands of locals and visitors who come to browse the offerings of more than 150 vendors, enjoy the live entertainment, and see the majestic tall ships. Onboard tours are available. Lots of activities for children make this a perfect family event.

Annual World Body Surfing Championships

When: August 16
Where: Oceanside Pier and Beach
Watch top bodysurfers from around the world who come to compete in this San Diego Event. Bring a cooler, claim a spot on the beach, and watch the exciting competition.

Hillcrest Cityfest

When: August 10
Where: Hillcrest neighborhood along Fifth Avenue
Hillcrest Cityfest is a chance for local artists and other craftsmen to show off their best work. Come browse the beautiful, handcrafted items that are for sale while listening to live music and enjoying delicious food.

U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Explosion

When: August 29 through September 1
Where: B Street Cruise Ship Terminal
What do you get when you give 300 tons of sands to some of the country’s best artists? Amazing sand sculptures that are worthy of most any museum but that instead will grace the beach during this fun event. Come see if your favorite sculpture will win the top prize. Live entertainment, food, and activities for the kids are also part of this popular San Diego Event.

These are just a few of the San Diego Events that take place in August. Visit our San Diego Events Guide to read about other upcoming events.

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