Things to do in San Diego August 1-3

Friday, August 1st

Summer Cruise and Symphony Pop Concerts
San Diego Boat Tours
Price: Depends on group size
For several days each week during the month of August, the San Diego Symphony has a summer concert series. Why not combine a bay cruise by private yacht and a concert by the symphony.

SummerFest: Opening Night, “The Four Seasons”
La Jolla Music Society
Price: $50-$75
La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest is a nationally-recognized chamber music festival featuring over 81 world-class artists and ensembles performing concerts.

Summer Sunset Luau
Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa
Price: Adults – $45, Children 5-12 – $17
A San Diego summer tradition unlike any other, the Catamaran is hosting its Sunset Luaus for the 14th year in a row. The celebration of the Hawaiian tradition includes live music, fiery torch dancers, and a buffet featuring a roasted Kalua pig.

Saturday, August 2nd

Golden Hill Farmers Market
Price: Free
Come out and check out the farmers market to get fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, eggs, cheese, pastured chicken and more from over forty California farmers.

Pizza & Painting
Spreckles Theater
Price: Free
Families will work together to complete a masterpiece of art to take home. Art materials and painting aprons included, and you’ll receive step-by-step help from a professional art teacher.

Stage Coach Days in Old Town
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Price: Free
Attendees will enjoy afternoons filled with activities that reflect life in early San Diego and celebrate the West on the move. Through living history activities and demonstrations, stories and songs, visitors will gain an appreciation for early modes of transportation and daily life. All activities are geared toward children and adults of all ages.

Sunday, August 3rd

Oceanside International Film Festival
Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation
Price: Varies by event
The Oceanside International Film Festival showcases features, documentaries, shorts, animation, and student works from filmmakers who have not yet signed distribution agreements and look for recognition among wider audiences.

San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves
San Diego Padres
Price: Check website for seat pricing
Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Atlanta Braves!

Latin American Festival
Bazaar Del Mundo
Price: Free
The Bazaar del Mundo Shops in Old Town offer a weekend full of folk art, food, and entertainment at the annual Latin American Festival and Mata Ortiz Pottery Market. Shoppers will find hand-painted Mata Ortiz Pottery, artisan jewelry, Mexican clothing, and many other colorful collectibles.

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