Check out these Free Summer Concerts in San Diego ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
California State Games     Aug. 5-7
Get ready to watch high active matches of basketball, softball, soccer, gymnastics,karate, swimming, wrestling, weightlifting, and more. 9am-5pm. Various locations in San Diego and the County of San Diego. Information desk (619) 223-2033 /

Philippine Cultural Arts Festival     Aug. 6-7
Enjoy a showcase of Philippine culture with entertaining on-going traditional performing arts, folk dances, songs, music, and costumes. 11am-5pm. Balboa Park. Elly Aguilar (858) 231-2509 /

ArtLawn 2011     Aug. 6-7
Fundraiser/art show hosted by The La Jolla Historical Society. Wisteria Cottage: 780 Prospect Street, La Jolla. 11am-5pm. Admission is free. The show will feature the work of La Jolla artist Mohan Sundaresan. 858-459-5335 /

Marine Band San Diego Summer Concert     Aug. 6
Little Italy (Date Street) is proud to host a special summer concert performance by the Marine Band of San Diego.The Marine Band San Diego is a 42-piece band that also presents a fun and entertaining “Party Band”. Christopher Gomez (619) 233-3898 /

Lemon Festival – Chula Vista     Aug. 7
Celebrates Chula Vista’s heritage as the “Lemon capital of the world” and features live entertainment on 3 stages, hand crafters, international foods, contests and lemons galore. Third Avenue from E Street to Roosevelt. 11am-5:45pm. 619-442-1982 /

Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club Contest & Beach Festival Aug. 12-14
Divisions are determined by age. 6:15am-4pm. Pier Amphitheater & South Pier Beach.760-500-0745 /

Fiesta Del Sol San Diego     Aug. 13-14
Entertainment, merchandise vendors, and a food court; plus a health fair, art walk, youth zone, children’s area, green economy and technology area. 11am-8pm. Cesar Chavez Park (1449 Cesar Chavez Parkway) Armando Rodriguez (619) 884-8833 /

American Cancer Society-Relay for Life – National City Aug. 13-14
Relay For Life is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people- to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer; remember loved ones lost to the disease; and fight back. 4th & D Avenues. 619-682-7423

BrewFest Encinitas     Aug. 13
Come spend a fun evening with friends under the canopy of trees on the Mira Costa College San Elijo Campus at 3333 Manchester Avenue in Encinitas. 4-7pm. BrewFest Encinitas will feature some of San Diego’s finest breweries. 760-707-8593 /

Cardiff Dog Days of Summer     Aug. 13
San Diego County’s largest dog-centric event, hosted in Cardiff-by-the-Sea by Cardiff 101 MainStreet. Vendors, contests, music, food, an agility course, a doggie photo booth, crafts and more. 124 Aberdeen Dr. 10am-3pm. 760-436-0431 /

Carlsbad Village Association’s Art in the Village     Aug. 14
Annual art fair with 150 fine arts and craft vendors/limited food vendors. 9am-5pm. Art in the Village is a juried show and we do not allow re-sell or imports. Grand Ave. and State St. 760-434-2553

Hillcrest CityFest     Aug. 14
Celebration of community spirit through music, arts, crafts and food. Games, activities, over 250 vendors, live headliner music, a beer garden and much more. Fifth St. and University Ave. 12-8pm. 619-299-3330 /

“Taste of Seaside Market” Open House     Aug. 20
Featuring over 20 local vendors from farm fresh produce to scrumptious cookies. Sample fresh creations and learn more about San Diego purveyors. 1-4pm. 2087 San Elijo Ave., Cardiff By The Sea. 760-753-5445 /

America’s Finest City 5K Run/Walk     Aug. 21
Balboa Park is a perfect place to hold a 5K run/walk. The scenic beauty of trees, fountains, and sculptured buildings make it a pleasant experience. In conjunction with “America’s Finest City Half Marathon”. 7-8:30am. $30.00 – $40.00. (760) 692-2900 /

Beer-Con     Aug. 27
Beer conference open to the public where attendees will get insider access to the world of craft beer. Industry pros have assembled in order to bring you a full day of learning, sharing and tasting. Handlery Hotel: 950 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, 92108.

Bike the Bay     Aug. 28
25-mile bike ride that begins at the Embarcadero Marina Park South and travels over the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge and back to the Marina by way of the Bayshore Bikeway. 7am-2pm. $52 (individual) ~ $96 (tandoms) Andy Hanshaw (619) 977-2989 /

End of Summer Fire Run     Aug. 28
This 4K run/walk will take you from La Jolla to Pacific Beach. Awards presented to the first 3 finishers in each age division. Benefits the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation. 8-10am. Prospect St. (near Girard St.) $33.00 – $45.00. (619) 298-7400 /