Summer Festivals in San Diego You Won’t Want to Miss

San Diego’s warm climate is perfect for summer festivals with friends and family. Spend your long summer days enjoying delicious food, live entertainment, and activities that will create new memories for you to cherish.

Here are 5 San Diego summer festivals you won’t want to miss!


1. Chula Vista Lemon Festival

Squeeze in some fun this weekend at the lemon-inspired festival in Chula Vista. There will be live entertainment, contests, activities for all ages, and even giveaways! Check out our article for the health benefits of lemons and how you can incorporate them into your meals.

When:  Sunday, August 5th 11 AM – 5 PM

Where: 303 Third Avenue between E and G Streets, Chula Vista, CA


2. Chula Vista HarborFest

From live performances to delicious food to activities, the Chula Vista HarborFest will keep the whole family entertained. Activities include giant hamster balls, kayaking, laser tag, bungee jumping, arts and crafts, and animal encounters!

When: Saturday, August 18th 10 AM – 6 PM

Where: Bayside Park, Chula Vista


3. ¡Latin Food Fest!

This festival is celebrating their fifth annual showcase of the culinary diversity in Latin American nations. Enjoy delicious food, beverages, art, and live entertainment from Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean.

When: Friday, August 17 – Saturday, August 18

Where: Embarcadero Park


4. San Diego International Kids Film Festival

Celebrate over 150 films from over 30 countries at the San Diego International Kids Festival (SDIKFF). This festival strives to promote an educational experience for children and youth across the county.

When: Friday, August 24- Sunday, August 26

Where: Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011

Senior Center, 799 Pine Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 9200


5. Imperial Avenue Street Festival

From its rich African-American roots to the strong Latino influence, the Imperial Avenue Street Festival celebrates cultures, history, and arts. There will be four blocks of artists, crafts, and delicious food and beverages.

When: Saturday, August 25th 12 PM

Where: Imperial Avenue between 28th & 30th and between L Street & Commercial Ave.


We hope that our list of summer festivals spark new memories for you and your family. For outdoor events, make sure to beat the heat with sunscreen and lots of water!

 With school being out for the summer, now is the perfect time to schedule a doctor’s appointment. No matter what kind of appointment you need, Scripps Affiliated Medical Groups has you covered.


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