Get out on the Bay… A one of a kind nautical theme park will make its way to San Diego this August with the Festival of Sail at the Embarcadero. The largest tall ships on the west coast and other fascinating vessels from around the world will be showcased and sailed through our waters. Avast ye bilge rats, drink up me hearties, yo ho! www.sdmaritime.org


Run through the Jungle… The night of August 11 will feature a concert by Creedence Clearwater Revisited at the estate of Joan Waitt for Promises2Kids. To raise funds, a pair of Martin Katz sparkling diamond earrings will be the highlight of the opportunity drawing. Early in the evenin’ just about suppertime, you could win these earrings as you sit to dine. www.martinkatz.com

Chase your own tail… the fastest-growing street fair for dogs and dog lovers in Southern California is set for August 11th in downtown Cardiff-by-the-Sea. This event will draw in more than 6,000 four-legged friends, fans and family members. www.cardiffdogdaysofsummer.com

Celebrate the Grape… August 2-19 hosts celebrations and wine tasting events at the Fiestas de la Vendimia all along the Baja California wine route. Warm evenings, concerts and vineyard backdrops await you. Raise your glass to summer nights! www.fiestasdelavendimia2012.com