San Diego Calendar of Events 2019 October

October events in san diego 2019


Tuesday through Sunday, October 1-6 • see website for details


Location: San Diego Civic Theatre - 1100 Third Ave., San Diego, CA

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia is on a journey to San Diego at last. For ages 7+.

Taste of Tequila Old Town San Diego 2019

Taste + Tequila Old Town

Thursday, October 3 • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Location: Old Town San Diego - 2415 San Diego Ave., San Diego, CA

Tastings of the area’s best Mexican food and spirits at several restaurants in the heart of Old Town, along with music and entertainment.

La Mesa Oktoberfest 2019 San Diego

46th Annual La Mesa Oktoberfest

Friday through Sunday, October 4-6 • see website for details


Location: La Mesa Village - 8401 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa, CA

Local and regional bands, traditional German dishes and beer. Biergarten singalongs and games, contests, activities, antique market and a vendor market.

Carlsbad Oktoberfest 2019 San Diego October

Carlsbad Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 5 • 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Location: Holiday Park - Chestnut Ave. and Pio Pico Dr., Carlsbad, CA

Enjoy German food, beer, live music, and entertainment for children like costume contests, music, arts & crafts, games, rides.

Pier Walks San Diego 2019

Sunset Pier Walk

October 5, 13 and 14 • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


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

Walk along the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier–which is normally closed to the public–on an exclusive sunset tour.

Pacific Beach Beachfest 2019 San Diego October

Pacific BeachFest

Saturday, October 5 • 11:00 am - 7:00 pm


Location: Pacific Beach Boardwalk - San Diego, CA

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

Paddle for clean water san diego 2019

28th Annual Paddle for Clean Water

Sunday, October 6 • 9:00 am - 1:30 pm


Location: Ocean Beach Pier - 1900 Ocean Front St., San Diego, CA

Hundreds of participants paddle their surfboards, SUPs, kayaks and other paddle craft around the 1,971 ft. pier to raise awareness and funds to protect clean water and healthy beaches in San Diego County.

A mid summer nights dream san diego 2019

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Friday and Saturday, October 11-12 • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Location: Copley Symphony Hall - 750 B St., San Diego , CA

A stellar cast of actors presents an abridged version of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, accompanied by Mendelssohn’s magical score.

Ocean Beach Octoberfest San Diego 2019

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest

Friday and Saturday, October 11-12 • see website for details


Location: Foot of Ocean Beach Pier - 5099 Newport Ave., San Diego, CA

A two-day, eclectic, beach side festival with a variety of exciting German themed activities, contests, entertainment, music and a beer garden.

Taste of North Park San Diego 2019 October

Taste of North Park

Saturday, October 12 • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Location: North Park - University Ave. and 30th St., San Diego, CA

In one afternoon, enjoy 50+ food tastes from some of San Diego’s best restaurants and craft beer samples from 15 local brewers.

Carmel Valley Trail Race 2019

6th Annual Carmel Valley Trail Race

Saturday, October 12 • 6:00 am - 10:30 am


Location: Del Mar Heights Rd. and Lansdale Dr., San Diego, CA

A 15K, 10K and 5K on a combination of single track and dirt service road trails through beautiful open spaces and high elevations.

La Jolla Art and Wine Festival

11th Annual La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

Saturday and Sunday, October 12-13 • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Location: Girard Ave. and Prospect St., La Jolla, CA

Over 150 artists, 3D chalk art displays, interactive art murals, live music, family art center, roving entertainment, gourmet food court, and a wine, craft beer, and spirits garden featuring local brews, distilleries and global wineries.

Latin American Art Fair San Diego October 2019

Latin American Art Fair

Saturday and Sunday, October 12-13 • 11:00 am - 6:00 pm


Location: Bread & Salt -1955 Julian Ave., San Diego, CA

Outdoor exhibits, painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking as well as folk art, crafts, performance and culinary arts of Latin American countries.

La Jolla Playhouse Wow without walls October 2019

Without Walls Festival 2019

Thursday through Sunday, October 17-20 • see website for details


Location: Arts District Liberty Station - 2825 Dewey Rd., San Diego, CA

Weekend of immersive and site-based work designed to break barriers by moving beyond the boundaries of a traditional four-walled theatre space.

Borrego Days Desert Festival San Diego County 2019

54th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival

Friday through Sunday, October 18-20 • 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Location: Christmas Circle Park - 700 Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA

Annual salute to Borrego featuring parade, kid’s scavenger hunt, live music, car show, shopping, information booths, delicious food and beverage garden.


Bulls of Sant’Agata Charge Little Italy

Saturday, October 19 • 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Location: India St. and W. Fir St., San Diego, CA

The streets of Little Italy become home to over 40 classic and rare “Italian bulls,” better known as Lamborghinis. Live music and entertainment.

A night with Janis Joplin San Diego 2019

A Night With Janis Joplin

Sunday, October 20 • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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

The Tony® Award-nominated Broadway musical ‘A Night With Janis Joplin’ is a musical journey celebrating Janis Joplin and her biggest musical influences.

Salt Dog Classic San Diego 2019

5th Annual Saltdog Classic

Sunday, October 20 • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Location: 425 Santa Fe Dr., Encinitas, CA

Wonderful line-up of musicians, artists and local businesses together for a day of community fun supporting the Rancho Coastal Humane Society.

Grand Ave Festival Escondido CA

Escondido Grand Avenue Festival

Sunday, October 20 • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Location: Grand Ave. between Center City Pkwy. and Ivy, Escondido, CA

Live entertainment, over 400 vendors, children’s rides and activities, and food from around the world in the downtown tree-lined streets of Escondido.

Trick-or-Treat on India Street San Diego CA

Trick-or-Treat on India Street

Friday, October 25 • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Location: India St. and W. Fir St., San Diego, CA

Families are encouraged to bring their little monsters out in costume attire to this fun and safe Halloween event to enjoy traditional trick-or-treating.

El Cajon Hauntfest on Main

HauntFest on Main

Friday, October 25 • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Location: Downtown El Cajon - 200 E. Main St., El Cajon, CA

An exciting family friendly event in Downtown El Cajon with a pumpkin patch, costume contest, kids zone, rides, entertainment and more!

Haunted Aquarium Sea Monster Mash San Diego 2019

Haunted Aquarium: Sea Monster Mash

Friday through Sunday, October 25-27 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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

Discover a sea of glowing monsters (big and small), get sticky with slime, enjoy spooky stories, and boo-gie down to live music. Recommended for ages 2+.

Balboa Park Halloween Faminly Day 2019

11th Annual Balboa Park Halloween Family Day

Saturday, October 26 • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Location: Balboa Park, House of Hospitality - San Diego, CA

Area’s largest free Halloween carnival providing families a fun, safe, and culturally inspired day of activities, displays, costume contests and parades, carnival games with prizes, live entertainment, and food trucks.

Dia De Los Muertos San Diego

Dia de los Muertos

Sunday, October 27 • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Location: Mission San Luis Rey - 4050 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA

The Mission will come alive at this free family-friendly event with entertainment, carnival rides, altar displays and a classic car show.

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