Beyond the Beach – Free Summertime Fun in San Diego

Chula Vista Lemon Festival

August 6
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
353 Third Avenue, Chula Vista

The Lemon Festival celebrates Chula Vista’s heritage as the “Lemon Capital of the World” and will feature live entertainment, a kids’ fun zone and lemons galore. Returning for its 21st year on Sunday, August 6, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, the Lemon Festival brings crates full of summer fun to Chula Vista’s original neighborhood, spanning Third Avenue from E to G Streets.

Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair

August 13
12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
5th Ave and University Ave., San Diego

With a rich history of community and spirit, Hillcrest has much to celebrate. Games, activities, more than 250 vendors, live headliner music and much more, CityFest is a celebration of spirit and play each year in San Diego.

Chula Vista HarborFest

August 19
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Bayside Park, Bayside Parkway, Chula Vista

Chula Vista HarborFest is a family-friendly celebration that welcomes everyone to enjoy a classic summer festival with breathtaking ocean views as a backdrop. Enjoy the endless opportunities for delicious food and drinks, art in the park, and family friendly activities that combine with perfect weather and a long list of top-notch entertainment to make for a fun-packed summer’s day to remember.

Imperial Avenue Street Festival

August 26
12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Imperial Ave & 28th, San Diego

The Imperial Avenue Street Festival is a multicultural street scene that celebrates the rich history, arts and culture of the Greater Logan Heights community. The Imperial Avenue Street Festival blends art and soul in one of San Diego’s most historic and unique neighborhoods – from its rich African-American roots to the strong Latino influence that exists today. The festival features live music from multiple stages and four blocks of local artists, craft and gourmet food and beverages. Columbian to Cajun, paintings to pottery, old favorites and new directions, families are welcome to come and enjoy.

Ramona Bluegrass and Old West Festival

August 28
11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Ramona Outdoor Community Center, 421 Aqua Lane, Ramona

Enjoy a day of bluegrass and old fashioned cowboy music, along with jam sessions and workshops for children and many other festivities, at the Ramona Bluegrass and Old West Festival. The event is at the Ramona Outdoor Community Center off Aqua Lane. The festival will be sharing the weekend with the Ramona Country Fair, which goes for four days from Thursday through Sunday. There will be lots of great stuff going on. Y’all Come!