Need to spread your wings and have some fun post-lockdown?
With strange times upon us, a pandemic stands in the way of many regular activities and anticipated events. But, with appropriate safety measures, you can still find fun things to do around the popular neighborhoods of San Diego!
Read on to learn about 5 of the best August events you can still attend!
1. World Bodysurfing Championships
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Home to stretches of beautiful beaches, San Diego, California calls to all those who love water sports. This year, Oceanside Pier hosts the World Bodysurfing Championships on August 8th-9th.
This exciting event hosts over 300 bodysurfers. Unlike regular surfing, these skilled contestants will ride the waves without any assistance from a buoyant device. With only swim fins and wetsuits, they will become one with the ocean and wow the crowd.
Don't miss out, it will be wavy!
2. Latin Food Fest
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Sitting just north of the Mexican border, San Diego adopts much of the beautiful Latin culture. Experience and celebrate this at the Latin Food Fest at Marina Park on August 16th and 17th.
Taste delicacies made by world-renowned chefs, like Enrique Olivera, Marcela Valladolid, and Aaron Sanchez. Move to Latin Sounds while you enjoy a wide array of flavors!
Pair gastronomic delights with spirit tastings as well. This event offers a true taste of culture.
3. The TVG Pacific Classic
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On August 22nd, one of Southern California's most important horse races kicks off at 11:30 am at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Due to COVID restrictions spectactors won't be permitted on the premises but you can still watch the event online which you can access here.
This event only races horses three years and older and carries stakes of $500,000. Simply login online to participate in one of the richest and most prestigious races and enjoy a day at the races from the comfort of your home or backyard. Why not make it a party!? ...while respecting the social distancing safety protocols of course!
4. San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
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Are you looking for places to be with the family? Check out this year's International Kids' Film festival.
Usually from August 23rd to August 25th due to the COVID Pandemic the event could potentially be postponed to Oct-Nov 2020, keep an eye on updates via sdkidsfilms.org. Mark your calendar and Celebrate cinematography with filmmakers from Countries in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
Party at the gala on opening night, attend culture forums, get a sneak peek of independent films, and more. The event takes place at the Schulman Auditorium Carlsbad Senior Center Howard Burbeck Theatre.
5. San Diego Spirits Festival
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Looking for a little grownup fun? On August 24th and 25th, head out to the 12 annual San Diego Spirits Festival.
Located at Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, this festival offers an exciting escape from everyday life. Sample exquisite cuisine, taste spirits of all sorts, enjoy bartender competitions, learn about mixology at seminars, and party with others in sunny San Diego.
You Need to Attend These San Diego August Events
Enjoy yourself at these exciting San Diego August events. Even amidst a pandemic, this city still knows how to entertain in a safe way!
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