November 1 – December 31, Papermaking Studio
Repurpose junk mail and magazines to create handmade paper in our new Papermaking Studio! Test out our custom mold and deckles, pulp station and paper drying machine! Free with museum admission.
Time: Daily, 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Location: The New Children’s Museum, 200 West Island Avenue, San Diego
November 1-2, Queen Bee Market Comes to Oceanside
Local San Diego artists come together for a unique, on-trend shopping experience! Handmade meets modern as The Queen Bee Market comes to San Diego for their 13th consecutive show. With over 70+ vendors, the 2013 Queen Bee Market is proud to have its largest show to date.
Time: 4:00 pm until 3:00 pm
Location: QLN Conference Center, 1938 Avenida Del Oro, Oceanside
November 1-2, Del Mar Racetrack Breeders Cup Celebration
Come to the Del Mar Race Track to the sports bar known as Surfside Race Place and be part of the fun without having to leave San Diego–The Breeders Cup is taking place this year at Santa Anita. Surfside is over 90,000 sq ft, with 7 rooms 2 floors and 1000 televisions. Put on your sharpest outfit and be part of the action. Admission is $5 -$15.
Time: 9:00 am until 11:30 pm
Location: Surfside Race Place,2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar
November 1-2 , Old Town Dia de los Muertos
The premier Day of the Dead event in San Diego County, Old Town San Diego’s Dia de los Muertos, is designed to celebrate the history, culture and heritage of the region. Included in this event will be a candlelight procession that will begin at 7 pm on November 2nd at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, and proceed from the plaza down San Diego Ave to El Campo Santo cemetery where guests will pay their respects, view the public altar and add to it if desired, and musicians will be playing.
Time: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Old Town – 2475 San Diego Ave.
November 1-10, San Diego Beer Week 2013
This is a celebration inspiring people to drink local, craft beer and promoting San Diego’s thriving brewing culture with events happening across the country.
Time: Refer to website
Location: Refer to website
November 3, Fall Back Festival
Join the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation as they present the 13th Annual Fall Back Festival in front of the Gaslamp Museum. Each year, as we set our clocks back an hour to end Daylight Savings, the Gaslamp Quarter falls back in time to the 1880s. Three blocks of the Gaslamp Quarter are transformed into a western town of yesteryear with 1880’s storefronts, a Sarsaparilla Saloon and the town Jail. Ladies and gentlemen stroll the streets dressed in Victorian garb, the Alpine Outlaws have a high-noon shootout, and there are activities galore for the kids.
Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Gaslamp Museum at 4th and Island Avenues, San Diego
November 8 – January 10, Kettner Nights
On the second Friday of the month, Kettner Nights will serve as an art and design “open house” event that will give visitors a chance to meet with shop owners, enjoy the area venues and enjoy viewing and purchasing of the latest available finds. Participants will stay open late until 9 p.m. and entertainment venues will be open even later based on their Friday night hours.
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Little Italy, San Diego
November 6 – 27, The Pearl Hotel presents “Dive-In Theatre”
A FREE weekly “cinema social” combining eclectic film selections, food and drink, and light conversation. Showing on November 6 is the 80s classic Weird Science, and the rest of the month features famous blockbusters The Big Lebowski, Planes Trains and Automobiles, along with one night of the Viewer’s Choice. Showtime is 8:00 pm; Food served until 10:00 pm; and bar open until 11 PM.
Time: Occurs Wednesdays starting at 8:00 pm
Location: The Pearl Hotel, 1410 Rosecrans Street, Point Loma
November 7-15, 14th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival
The largest exhibition of Asian-American and Asian cinema in North America presents films, videos and workshops that celebrate the work of Asian artists from around the world. Screenings are held at the UltraStar Mission Valley Cinema in Hazard Center and showcase feature films, shorts and animation.
Time: Various-refer to website
Location: Various-refer to website
November 8 – December 31, Adopt-A-Beach
The Adopt-A-Beach program gives people of all ages the opportunity to learn about and actively participate in conserving coastal resources and inland areas. The Adopt-A-Beach program is I Love A Clean San Diego’s most popular volunteer program. Anyone can participate in the AAB program, as long as they agree to perform 3 cleanups during the course of one year– a very flexible volunteer program.
November 11, 2013 Veterans Day Parade
As Veterans Day is observed nationwide, the San Diego Veterans Day Parade recognizes the contributions of all of our Veterans from every branch of Armed Forces in all eras of service. The 2013 Parade includes “A Tribute To Vietnam Veterans”, during the USA 50th Year Commemorative of the Vietnam War 1962 – 1975.
Time: 11:00 am until 1:30 pm
Location: Downtown: N Harbor Drive to G Street
November 14, A Night in Baja
Leave your passport at home and head to Ortega’s, A Mexican Bistro in Hillcrest for “A Night in Baja.” Join Ortega’s and other local sponsors in supporting the efforts of the Corazon de Vida Foundation to end the cycle of child homelessness in Baja. Enjoy live music, bidding for silent auction items and Ortega’s Baja-inspired buffet, drinks and desserts for the cause.
Time: 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm
Location: Ortega’s, a Mexican Bistro, 141 University Ave.
November 17, Silver Strand Half Marathon
Run along the Strand from Coronado to Imperial Beach! The 5K Run/Walk starts and finishes at the Imperial Beach Pier Plaza at 7:00am. Run the 5K and then enjoy the post race festivities while watching the half marathoners cross the finish line. The half marathon course is open to runners, walkers, skaters, hand cycles, and wheelchairs (helmets are mandatory for all skaters.)
Time: Starts at 7:00 am
Location: Imperial Beach Pier Plaza
November 20 – January 15, SD DrinkAbout
An informal bus ride taken by members of the communities of Normal Heights, North Park, South Park and beyond, for the purpose of drinking without driving, sampling the wares at multiple local establishments, and being seen by the public. Busses loop for 4 hours, stopping at 8 craft-beer bars. Hop on and off FOR FREE at Blind Lady, Small Bar, Live Wire, Toronado, Ritual Tavern, Sea Rocket, The Station & Hamilton’s. This event occurs monthly, on the third Wednesday of the month.
Time: Refer to website
Location: See website for specific bus stop locations
November 21, Mother Goose Parade
The Mother Goose Parade is the largest parade in San Diego County and the largest of its type west of the Mississippi. Each year, the parade attracts thousands of spectators to the streets of El Cajon, to view the parade for free on the “Sunday before Thanksgiving”.
Time: 9:00 am until 3:00 pm
Location: The streets of El Cajon, 1130 Broadway
November 24, Encinitas Fall Festival
This festival is a ready-made bazaar for holiday shoppers and weekend fun seekers. This year, fair-goers will enjoy a day where coastal breezes meet people gathering to shop, eat, be entertained and enjoy the community’s historical district.The festival features over 450 vendor booths showcasing various arts, crafts, gifts, food and more. The 200 shops and 40 restaurants and eateries along the Coast Highway from D to J Streets will be open and ready for business.
Time: 9:00 am until 4:00 pm
Location: Encinitas, Coast Highway 101: D Street to J Street
November 27 – December 1, San Diego Jazz Fest
Discerning jazz fans call the San Diego Jazz Festival “the crown jewel of jazz festivals.” The event is held during the Thanksgiving weekend. The SD Jazz Fest is a favorite of festival-goers from around the globe. All venues are conveniently located in the Town & Country Convention Center. The Festival bands represent a wide variety of traditional jazz, dixieland, ragtime, swing, and rockabilly styles. The Festival offers something for every taste in classic jazz.
Time: Refer to website
Location: Town & Country Hotel and Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North