San Diego Calendar of Events: October 2017

Kids Free in Oct at San Diego Zoo & Safari Park

Throughout October, kids receive free admission to the San Diego Zoo! Join us, and let your wild ones meet ours.

Date: Oct 1 – Oct 31, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Cost: Kids are free with paid accompanying adult

Location: San Diego Zoo
2920 Zoo Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

619-718-3000

http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/content/kids-free-2017

 

37th International Exhibition

The San Diego Watercolor Society presents the 37th International Exhibition featuring the very best of watermedia art from around the world.  The exhibition was juried by award-winning artist Katherine Chang Liu.

Date: Oct 1 – Oct 31, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost: refer to website

Location: San Diego Watercolor Society
2825 Dewey Rd
San Diego, CA 92106

619-876-4550

https://www.sdws.org/

 

Encinitas Oktoberfest

The Encinitas Oktoberfest will feature music, Bavarian dancers, German food and drink, and a street craft faire featuring more than 200 vendors.

Date: Oct 1, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024

http://encinitasoktoberfest.com/

 

Boomont Park Fall Festival and Haunt

Celebrate Halloween all month long at Belmont Park’s Boomont Park Fall Festival and Haunt with a pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating and a spooky roller-coaster.

Date: Oct 1 – Oct 31, 2017

Time: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cost: Festival Entry-Free,Rides & Some Activities-Varies

Location: Belmont Park
3190 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109

858-228-9283

http://www.belmontpark.com/BoomontPark/

 

San Diego International Film Festival

The San Diego International Film Festival (Oct 4-8) is the region’s premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent festival circuit. SDIFF offers a totally unique film experience; including world premieres, never before seen studio releases, the best in independent filmmaking and a full schedule of glamorous parties and intimate events with filmmakers.

Date: Oct 4 – Oct 8, 2017

Time: refer to website

Cost: $16-$600

Location: refer to website

619-818-2221

http://sdfilmfest.com/

 

Fashion Week San Diego 2017

We are bringing new designers from around the world to show their never seen before collections on the FWSD Runway. This year we are featuring 21 very talented and dynamic labels/brands on the catwalk in La Jolla.

Date: Oct 4 – Oct 8, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Cost: Front Row VIP – $150; VIP – $100; GA – $50

Location: 1000 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

858-270-9466

http://fashionweeksd.com/

 

Full Moon Pier Walks

Discover the 100-year history of pier-based data collection at Scripps while walking along the Scripps Pier on an exclusive moonlit tour.

Date: Oct 4, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Cost: Public: $35, Birch Aquarium Members: $30

Location: Birch Aquarium at Scripps
2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, CA 92093-0207

858-534-7336

https://aquarium.ucsd.edu/

 

San Diego Italian Film Festival feStivale

The San Diego Italian Film Festival showcases the best of new Italian film with a series of premieres ranging from dramas and comedies to documentaries.

Date: Oct 4 – Oct 15, 2017

Time: 7:03 PM

Cost: Starting at $8

Location: Main Theater: Museum of Photographic Arts

1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

http://www.sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com/

 

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival features the works of 150+ artists, entertainment, a gourmet marketplace, the Family Art Center, and a wine and beer garden.

Date: Oct 7 – Oct 8, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 AM

Cost: Free

Location: Girard Avenue and Prospect Street
La Jolla , CA 92037

858-228-6542

http://www.ljawf.com/

 

Pacific BeachFest

Pacific BeachFest has something for everyone including a fish taco contest, surf competition, beach volley ball, craft beer, kids activities and music!

Date: Oct 7, 2017

Time: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Pacific Beach Boardwalk

Boardwalk between Felspar Street and Thomas Street
San Diego, CA 92109

858-273-3303

https://www.pacificbeachfest.org/

 

Carlsbad Oktoberfest

The Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest, a fall tradition, will bring thousands of people to enjoy German food (and beer!), live music, and entertainment for children.

Date: Oct 7, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cost: Children – Free
Adult – $5-$15

Location: Holiday Park

Chestnut Avenue and Pio Pico Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

https://www.rotaryoktoberfest.org/

 

Grape Day Discovery Festival

The Grape Day Discovery Festival includes a wine and beer garden, entertainment that includes dance battles by local dance crews, music, a grape stomp and a pie-eating contest!

Date: Oct 7, 2017

Time: 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Grape Day Park

Escondido 92025

760-839-4777

http://visitescondido.com/1777/escondido-grape-day-celebration-5k-festival/

 

Del Mar International Horse Show

The Del Mar International Horse Show attracts Olympic veterans and world class athletes, competing head to head for a spot in the World Cup Finals!

Date: Oct 11 – Oct 29, 2017

Time: refer to website

Cost: $20-$150

Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92014

775-287-2477

http://westpalmsevents.com/shows/del-mar/spectator-information/

 

Halloween at the Whaley House

The historic Whaley House Museum in Old Town has some “spirited” fun in store for visitors this Halloween season, including extended hours, period lighting and music, Past & Presence Ghost Tours, and after-hours Ghost Hunts.

Date: Oct 13 – Oct 31, 2017

Time: refer to website

Cost: Prices vary by event

Location: Whaley House Museum
2476 San Diego Ave
San Diego, CA 92110

http://whaleyhouse.org/tourhalloween.htm

 

Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show

Each Harvest Festival features hundreds of artisans exhibiting American handmade items, strolling entertainment, festival food and a Kidzone.

Date: Oct 13 – Oct 15, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: $4-$9

Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014

http://www.harvestfestival.com/del-mar.html

 

5th Annual Whiskey, Bourbon & Wine BBQ

The flavors of the deep South and northern California converge at this West coast BBQ bash at Estancia La Jolla. A nod to the property’s horse ranch heritage, this southern-style feast under the stars features a menu of mesquite-smoked tri tip, shrimp and grits, warm cobblers and other comfort food favorites washed down with whiskey, bourbon and wine tastings.

Date: Oct 13, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Cost: Starting at $90 per person

Location: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
9700 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037

https://nightout.com/events/5th-annual-whiskey-bourbon-wine-bbq/tickets?a=sdta-2

 

MCRD San Diego Bootcamp Challenge

The MCRD Bootcamp Challenge features obstacles used only by Marine Recruits plus over 60 USMC Drill Instructors providing direction and encouragement.

Date: Oct 14, 2017

Time: 6:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost: $40-$45

Location: Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

3800 Chosin Avenue
San Diego, CA 92140

http://bootcampchallenge.com/

 

Pumpkin Express

Join the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association in the Pumpkin Express Halloween Celebration complete with a train ride, pumpkin patch and more.

Date: Oct 14 – Oct 29, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: $5-$18

Location: 750 Depot Street
Campo, CA 91906

619-478-9937

https://www.psrm.org/pumpkin/

 

Art Glass Guild Annual Fall Patio Show and Sale

The Art Glass Guild will be hosting their 2017 Fall Patio Show and Sale. This is a wonderful event to view beautiful art glass created by local artists and to enjoy a day out with family and friends.

Date: Oct 14 – Oct 15, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: refer to website

Location: Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park

1770 Village Place
San Diego, CA

619.702.8006

http://artglassguild.com/

 

Old Town’s Fall Festival

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is kicking off the fall season with its annual Fall Festival.

Date: Oct 14, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Old Town San Diego Chamber of Commerce
2415 San Diego Ave
San Diego, CA 92110

619-297-3100

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=663

 

Studio 200 on Island

The New Children’s Museum asks you to get ready for high-energy music, creative cocktails and fine cuisine as our contemporary multi-level venue is transformed into the hottest set of clubs this side of the Gaslamp.

Date: Oct 14, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cost: $350 General; $500 VIP Pass; $100 After Party

Location: The New Children’s Museum
200 W Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

https://thinkplaycreate.org/

 

Life Time Tri San Diego

Life Time Tri San Diego is an exciting short course triathlon held at South Shores Park in Mission Bay – site of the first modern triathlon in 1974.

Date: Oct 15, 2017

Time: 7:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Cost: $75-$185

Location: South Shores Park

South Shores Park
San Diego, CA 92109

http://www.trisandiego.com/

 

Escondido Grand Avenue Festival

Since 1989, the Escondido Grand Avenue Festival has brought live entertainment, over 400 vendors, children’s rides and activities, and food from around the world to the downtown tree-lined streets of Escondido.

Date: Oct 15, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Grand Avenue

Grand Avenue, between Center City Pkwy and Ivy
Escondido, CA 92025

http://visitescondido.com/mc-events/the-grand-ave-festival-2/?mc_id=6695

 

Sherman Heights Dia de los Muertos

Embrace Mexican culture during Sherman Heights’ Dia de los Muertos with a traditional celebration, official altar blessing, live performances, food and more.

Date: Oct 19 – Nov 2, 2017

Time: refer to website

Cost: free

Location: Sherman Heights Community Center

2258 Island Avenue
San Diego, CA 92102

https://www.facebook.com/DDLMSanDiego

 

Borrego Days Desert Festival

Borrego Days Desert Festival is filled to the brim with inspiring art, entertainment, delicious food and drink, and so much more!

Date: Oct 20 – Oct 22, 2017

Time: refer to website

Cost: free

Location: Christmas Circle Community Park

600 Christmas Circle Dr.
Borrego Springs, CA 92004

760-767-5555

https://www.borregodays.com/

 

HauntFest on Main

HauntFest on Main is an exciting family friendly event in Downtown El Cajon with a pumpkin patch, costume contest, kidz zone, rides, entertainment and more!

Date: Oct 20, 2017

Time: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cost: free

Location: Downtown El Cajon

200 E Main St
El Cajon, CA 92020

http://hauntfest.org/

 

San Diego Kids Expo & Fair

The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair presented by Toyota every April and October is part businesses and non-profits on display, part fun fair and part music and dance festival. And definitely all kids!

Date: Oct 21 – Oct 22, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: $8-$35

Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds

2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar, CA 92014

http://www.sandiegokidsexpo.com/

 

Aruna Run for Their Freedom

The 1st San Diego Aruna Run for Their Freedom is an exciting 5K run/walk for a worthy cause—freeing women from sexual slavery in India.

Date: Oct 21, 2017

Time: 11:00 AM

Cost: $30

Location: Encinitas Community Park

425 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024

928-533-1277

https://arunaproject.com/events/6504/

 

Haunted Tales aboard the Star of India

It is time again for all aspiring ghosts, goblins, pirates and princesses to gather on the Star of India for some ghostly tales of enormous proportions. Enjoy as our storytellers reveal the eerie legends of our seafaring past.

Date: Oct 21 – Oct 28, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cost: Included with Admission

Location: Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

619-234-9153

https://sdmaritime.org/visit/public-events/haunted-tales/

 

Giro di San Diego GranFondo

Southern California meets Italy at the Giro di San Diego Gran Fondo, a celebration of cycling, food, and San Diego’s North Inland region.

Date: Oct 22, 2017

Time: 5:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Cost: $40-$125

Location: Kit Carson Park

3333 Bear Valley Pkwy.
Escondido, CA 92025

http://www.girodisandiego.com/

 

Spooktacular 15k,10k/5k Run/Walk

The Spooktacular 15k,10k/5k Run/Walk is for men, women, and children.

Date: Oct 22, 2017

Time: 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Cost: $15-$80

Location: Hospitality Point Park

2510 Quivira Ct
San Diego, CA 92109

619-491-0677

https://www.spooktacular10k.com/san-diego

 

A Night with Janis Joplin

Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll.

Date: Oct 25 – Oct 26, 2017

Time: 8:00 PM – 10:15 PM

Cost: Starting at $36

Location: Historic Balboa Theatre
868 Fourth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

619-570-1100

http://sandiegotheatres.org/category/home-page/?cat=57

 

Spooky Camp-O-Ween

Come join us for fun, spooky activities at the campground! Make your camping reservations today.

Date: Oct 27 – Oct 29, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM – 12:00 PM

Cost: refer to website

Location: Lake Jennings
10108 Bass Road
Lakeside, CA 92040

http://www.lakejennings.org/

 

Trick-or-Treat on India Street

This fun and safe Halloween event makes it possible for urban families to enjoy authentic trick-or-treating fun as Little Italy businesses along historic India Street open their doors to give out candy and Halloween treats.

Date: Oct 27, 2017

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Piazza Basilone and participating businesses along India Street

621 W Fir Street
San Diego, CA 92101

http://www.littleitalysd.com/events/trick-or-treat-on-india-street

 

San Diego Zombie Crawl Gaslamp Takeover Halloween

If you love Halloween, dining and the nightlife, do not miss one of San Diego’s best Halloween Celebrations! Your San Diego Zombie Crawl ticket includes a guided route, 25+ premier club admissions, welcome shots + food and beverage specials in the Gaslamp!

Date: Oct 27, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM – 1:30 AM

Cost: $25-125 (depending on package and purchase time)

Location: Trailer Park After Dark (Will Call + Check-in)

835 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

619-944-8900

http://sandiegozombiecrawl.com/

 

Old Town San Diego’s Day of the Dead

Date: Oct 28 – Nov 2, 2017

Time: refer to website

Cost: free

Location: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

2613 San Diego Ave
San Diego, CA 92110

http://www.dayofthedeadsd.com/

 

The Boulevard Boo! Parade

The Boulevard BOO! Parade, a family event, features a spellbinding parade with ghoulish floats, unique vintage cars, costumes characters, bands and more!

Date: Oct 28, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost: Free
Grandstand Seating: $10-$20

Location: El Cajon Boulevard

Roland and El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92115

http://collegeareabid.com/boo/

 

Nightmare on Normal Street

Guaranteed to be a Fang-tastic evening filled with ghouls, goblins and spine chilling scares. You won’t want to miss this year Nightmare on Normal St.

Date: Oct 28, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Cost: $15-$55

Location: Normal Street at University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103

https://www.fabuloushillcrest.com/events

 

Trick or Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

The fourth annual Trick or Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run promises spooktacular fun for the whole family. Costumes encouraged! Prizes will be awarded for race winners as well as best costumes.

Date: Oct 29, 2017

Time: 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Cost: $10-$30

Location: Morley Field

2221 Morley Field Dr
San Diego, CA 92104

http://www.trickortrotsd.com/

 

Halloween Paranormal Investigation!

Legend has it that the boundary between this world and the next is thinnest on Halloween night. Join the Gaslamp Museum and the San Diego Ghost Hunters for an extra special Paranormal Investigation and see for yourself!

Date: Oct 31, 2017

Time: 10:00 PM

Cost: $40

Location: Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
410 Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

619-233-4692

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