August 2020 Virtual Events


35 Virtual Gardening Courses Ongoing

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned gardener, here are 35 digital courses on gardening.

Garden Talk – Tuesday’s Aug. 4, 11, 18

This FREE online event covers the basics of starting a flower garden, when and how to harvest, making your garden bird friendly, and planting and design principles.

Virtual Summer Camps Through Aug. 14

Camp from the comfort of your home! The Fleet Science Center is offering Virtual Camps this summer! Receive a kit with hands-on activities surrounding biology, chemistry, environmental science, and much more for students grades 2-4!

Dark Sky Festival – Aug. 14-15

Be prepared for modifications to the annual Lassen Dark Sky Festival in response to COVID-19. Events will likely be modified to limit audience size, support social distancing guidelines, and take advantage of outdoor venues.

Sun Valley Music Festival – Through Aug. 20

The Sun Valley Music Festival is going online this summer. Music Director Alasdair Neale is working with the musicians to create an entirely new season from scratch, to be broadcast each scheduled concert evening from the Festival’s website

Passport to Encinitas: Virtual Presentation – Aug. 22 / 5 pm

Supporting local artists and businesses – Art, Music, Dance, etc…

$20 includes early access, opportunity drawing ticket, restaurant discounts, EFA membership for one year — and the joy of supporting the arts!

Aspen Music Festival – Through Aug. 23

The show will still go on via Zoom and Facebook Live. See weeks 6-8 for the line-up.

Browse Live Nation’s list of live stream concerts.

The Philharmonic Society hopes to share some comfort and joy through this music resource list. 

Stand Up Comedy Ongoing! The famous comedy club, the Laugh Factory is streaming LIVE shows Monday through Friday at 2:00 p.m.!

Dinner with the Gaffigans Ongoing

Comedian Jim Gaffigan has been inviting fans to dinner with him and his family via a YouTube live stream.

Bike the Bay (Virtual) – Aug. 23

Due to restrictions on large gatherings related to COVID-19, we are shifting to a virtual ride (no bridge crossing) for individuals and families. Pedal 25 miles anywhere on Sunday, August 23 from 8 a.m.-Noon and join the fun!

Visit the Birch Aquarium Ongoing

Enjoy live presentations from Scripps Oceanography scientists and tune into Facebook for LIVE Q&A about the ocean world.

Explore the New England Aquarium Ongoing

View live presentations, past videos, and activities to try from home!

Titanic Thursday’s Ongoing

The Titanic Museum Attractions in Branson, MO and Pigeon Forge, TN are excited to join the podcast network. We will bring weekly podcasts sharing Titanic crew and passenger stories, behind the scene crew experiences as well as, round table crew discussions.

Storyline Online Ongoing

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated ac- tors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Tour George Washington’s Mount Vernon Ongoing

Take a virtual tour of George and Martha Washington’s home!


Virtual Tour of Philadelphia Ongoing

Philly is arguably one of the most important cities during the creation of the United States. After all, it was the first capitol, it’s where the founding fathers wrote the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and Articles of Confederation.

Shakespeare Society Open Readings Ongoing

Every month the San Diego Shakespeare Society hosts free open readings of William Shakespeare’s famous plays.


Smithsonian National Museum of History Ongoing

Visit the museum’s famous exhibits during one of many virtual tours!

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum Ongoing

Virtually walk through past and present exhibits of National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. with Google Street View.

Detroit Institute of Arts

Get your fill of modern art, realism, impressionism and more with Detroit Institute of Arts’ online exhibits. There’s also an exhibit that features Frida Kahlo.

Tour the Getty Museum Ongoing

View exhibits and dive into the museum’s online art, books, and videos from home.

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum 

Five virtual exhibits walk you through the inspiration behind Georgia O’Keeffe’s greatest works, from modernism to watercolors. She’s affectionately dubbed the “Mother of American Modernism,” and these pieces truly take our breath away.

Baking With Our Buds Ongoing

Michel et Augustin bakery in Brooklyn, NY invites one of their buds to bake one of their favorite recipes! Bake along with them on Instagram Live, using ingredients you probably have in your kitchen. Follow on Instagram: @micheletaugustin_us