Go to the beach…. who says summer is almost over? By the looks of things, we are in for some more summer fun as the fastest-growing street fair for dogs and dog lovers is set for August 10th. Cardiff Dog Days of Summer draws more than 6,000 four-legged friends, fans and family members. www.apetslifemagazine.com


Go gambling… Stroll down the red carpet and enjoy an elegant night of Monte Carlo-style fun at the Miracle Babies’ “Casino Royale” on August 10. A night of blackjack, roulette and poker under the stars at this gorgeous event where all money raised will support families with critically-ill newborns in neonatal intensive care throughout San Diego. www.miraclebabies.org

Go fishing… Since 1991, Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge has raised over $2.6 million. The event is the largest tuna fishing competition and the largest fundraiser of the year for Make-A-Wish San Diego. Help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy. www.tunachallenge.org

Celebrate… Tijuana turns 124 years old and there will be several festivities throughout Tijuana where people can enjoy cuisine, wines and historical events from the region. We especially love the free concert that will headline the Mexican singer Gloria Trevi on August 18. www.discoverbajacalifornia.com



1.      Ferragosto 2013…. Little Italy America, the Roaring 20’s, the largest themed Italian American Gala comes Roaring back to Little Italy on August 17. Don your fedoras, frills for A Night When Everyone is Italian, and enjoy a 1920’s car show, burlesque dancers, casino, music, dancing and a five-course dinner. Proceeds support the historical preservation of Little Italy, school art & cultural programs and scholarships. www.ferragostosd.org 


2.      Unleash your inner child…. and help hundreds of Boys & Girls in San Diego at the same time at the hilarious half marathon and wacky 5K at Jack Murphy Stadium on July 7. Participants will have a chance to see everyone’s ridiculous costumes as they run, jog, stroll or hop and listen to music along the course. Bring your loved ones and have a silly old time as you help make a difference in children’s lives. www.costumepartyrun.com


3.      Baja California concerts…. are in full swing bringing in big names such as Yuri, Mijares and Ricardo Montaner among many more. Plan to attend these one-of-a-kind summer concerts that offer outdoor settings with spectacular backdrops. Wine, food, ambiance, music and the outdoors will come together bringing an unforgettable experience. www.discoverbajacalifornia.com


4.      (RE)Discover Tijuana…. at the Mingei International Museum on July 19. Enjoy an evening of art, music and food – celebrating the culture and cuisine of Tijuana and Guadalupe Valley while viewing Mingei International Museum’s new exhibitions. To mark the 124th anniversary of Tijuana, the museum will bring a bit of Tijuana back to Balboa Park. The event will feature food by Chef Julian Plasencia, plus wines and margaritas from the Baja California region, live music and more. www.mingei.org