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Things to do in August in North County San Diego

Posted on: August 2nd, 2018 by Kate Hamernik

Can you believe it is already August? Here are some great ideas of things to do in North County!

Summer is in full swing! There are so many great things to do in North County while enjoying our wonderful community and weather. Check out the many great FREE and low-cost things to do in North County San Diego in August.


8/3 – OCEANSIDE | Oceanside First Friday Art Walk (FREE)

Enjoy art, performances, music, poetry, activities, food and fun for all ages at Oceanside’s First Friday Art Walk. There will be dozens of artists in several venues throughout downtown Oceanside. Most located in Artist Alley at Pier View Way.


5pm to 9pm

Oceanside Museum of Art

704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
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8/17 – SAN MARCOS | Free Summer Movie in the Park: Justice League (FREE)

Enjoy summer with a free movie in the park!

Pre-show activities start at 6:30 pm movie starts at dusk. Bring blankets, chairs, snacks and drinks. Free popcorn available.



Mulberry Park

751 Mulberry Dr., San Marcos, CA 92069
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8/24, 8/24, 8/26– CARLSBAD | Carlsbad Music Festival (FREE)

Carlsbad Music Festival is celebrating its 15th anniversary during its annual weekend event. Free stages performers include Trouble in the Wind, Peter Sprague + Leonard Patton, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Nathan James, Inspired and the Sleep, Taken by Canadians, Parker Meridien, Singers from the San Diego Opera, Matt McBane, Hubbard Fogel Motl, Clint Davis, Son de San Diego, We are the West, Scott Paulson, and DJ Lexicon Devil.


Ticketed stage performers include Johnny Gandelsman playing Bach, Donnacha Dennehy, Julianna Barwick, Gyan Riley, Stephanie Richards + Andrew Munsey, Hausmann Quartet, Sibarg Ensemble, Tasha Smith-Godinez, and Isaac Schankler. Daily general admission tickets from $39 per person.



Carlsbad Village

2930 Roosevelt Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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8/24 – OCEANSIDE | Moonlight Paddle at the Harbor (FREE)

Enjoy the beauty and romance of Oceanside’s Harbor under the moonlight by kayak! A short informational session will take place beforehand at the Oceanside Outdoor Aquatic Recreation Building (across from the Small Fishing Pier at the Oceanside Harbor). Please bring a change of clothes, as your clothing may get wet while paddling. The Recreation Division will be providing all the supplies needed. Pre-registration is required, to register please visit Oceanside Rec, or call (760) 435-5041.


7:30pm to 9:30pm

Oceanside Harbor

1540 Harbor Dr. North

Oceanside, CA 92054
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8/26 – OCEANSIDE | Grunion Run 2018 (FREE)

Each Spring and Summer, the beaches of Oceanside play host to thousands of slippery fish who land on its shores after nightfall to spawn after high tides on the nights of the full and new moons. Be sure to bring your flashlights to the beach to spot the Grunion!  A valid California Sport Fishing license is required to catch grunion for anyone 16 years and older.


10pm to 11:59pm

Oceanside Beaches

Oceanside, CA 92054
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