Balboa Park - Marston Point and along Balboa Dr. near Juniper St.
A haunted forest in the darkness of night is beckoning you to come and walk upon its trail. Are you ready to walk amid eerie sounds and lurking shadows where eyes glow in the dark and creepy fingers reach out for you? Hang onto the rope! You don’t want to get lost in this forest!
Kids are FREE the whole month
San Diego extends an invitation to all little explorers to enjoy Kids Free San Diego this October. During the month-long celebration your little ones will be treated to free admission at attractions, meals on the house and tons of other great perks throughout the city. Enjoy more than 100 partner offers, as well as warm fall weather without the summer crowds. There’s big fun waiting for kids with savings that parents will love.
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Puzzling Drive Scavenger Hunt
Fill your vehicle up and hit the road with the latest in family-friendly fun. This self-guided driving adventure guides you to some fascinating and beautiful locations around the city. The San Diego Puzzling Drive starts at Balboa Park and follows a 10-mile route that ends at the Presidio Site above Old Town. You’ll stop at some of San Diego’s hidden secrets and breathtaking views where you’ll have to search for answers to questions before continuing your adventure. A Puzzling Drive is best described a cross between a scavenger hunt, an informative self-guided driving tour, and a road rally. Complete the adventure as quickly or slowly as you like as only your question answering is timed. The goal is to have fun out and about, and hopefully learn some interesting things along the way. This activity is self-guided using any mobile device with web access so you can play any time on any day at your convenience. Enter the READER DRIVE to receive $10 of one team entry. The adventure begins at the flag pole at 2040 Eighth Avenue.
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
San Diego Fire Rescue 5K & Kids Run
Spanish Landing Park West, 4300 North Harbor Drive
The first wave of the 5K starts at 8:00am. Run, walk, or stroll past a beautiful marina and through the SDFD Training Center before circling back to Spanish Landing Park East and on to the finish line. Celebrate your accomplishment by visiting the Fire Safety Expo, enjoying a FREE pancake breakfast and beer garden (21+).
Join in this fun annual beach fest in Pacific Beach. Beach volleyball, music, food, fine arts and crafts, kid rides, best tacos, fireworks and more!. At fun Pacific Beach California.
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Maker Faire San Diego
Balboa Park, Ruben H. Fleet Building
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects. We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth — a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Annual Taste of Coronado
Rotary Plaza and/or 101 B Avenue
Spend a night with us on Coronado Island, indulging your senses and enjoying amazing bites prepared by our local chefs. Take a culinary trip around the world sampling from our local bistros. Meander along Orange Avenue or take a ride on the complimentary trolley. This will be a night to remember so come and bring your friends!
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fit Foodie Festival & 5K/10K
Liberty Station NTC Park
Eat your way to the finish line, then celebrate at the post-race John Hancock Vitality Village Food and Fitness Festival, featuring bites from local restaurants, a beer and wine garden, mini-workout classes, and so much more.
La Jolla Art & Wine Festival
Girard Avenue, La Jolla
This two-day juried art show and fundraiser has quickly garnered a reputation as one of the most prestigious art & wine festivals on the west coast, expecting to draw in the largest crowd to date. The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival is free and open to the public, with cash donations accepted at all the festival entrances. Saturday: 10am – 7pm. Sunday: 10am – 6pm.
12:12 PM - 8:12 PM
OktoBeerFest 2019 San Diego!
Expect an authentic themed event featuring the best beer, sausages with kraut, fresh pretzels, schnitzel sandwich and other inspired German food and desserts! St. Pauli Girls will entertain you as you enjoy a beautiful day on the Broadway Pier!
San Diego International Film Festival
Downtown San Diego and La Jolla
The five-day event includes film premiers, parties (for ages 21+) and Q&A sessions with filmmakers and celebrities.
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Bulls of Sant’Agata Charge Little Italy – Lamborghini Car Show
Over 40 classic and rare “Italian bulls,” better known as Lamborghinis, will fill W. Fir Street, between India Street and Kettner Boulevard for an evening with souped up rides and musical entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
San Diego Walk to Defeat ALS
De Anza Cove, Mission Bay Dr.
More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS® is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about. The Walk to Defeat ALS® is The ALS Association’s biggest annual event, which raises funds that allow our local chapters to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year.
6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Balboa Park, 6th & Laurel South Lawn
A 4.5 mile non-competitive walk to raise awareness and dollars to fight breast cancer. Donations are dedicated to life-saving American Cancer Society research, education, patient support, and advocacy programs to defeat the disease. General Information: Jennifer Kalker: 619-682-7422.
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Trick-or-Treat on India Street
Piazza della Famiglia
Little ghouls, witches and goblins storm through the streets at Little Italy’s annual Trick-or-Treat on India Street.
Nightmare on Normal Street
Normal Street between Harvey Milk St. & Lincoln Ave.
It’s an evening Halloween party in Hillcrest. You’ll see people mingle about in elaborate costumes and high fashion enjoying music, street dancing, food, and cocktails. There’s a $1,000 prize for the winner of the costume contest! It could be you if you sign up for the contest and wear a costume!
Monster Bash 2019
4th & 5th, between Broadway & Harbor
The sexiest and wildest San Diego Halloween bash is going to be bigger and better as it brings in the hottest international DJs to rock the streets with electrifying mixes. Party your brains out to the electronic mixes of Flosstradamus or check out The Knocks as they Rock The Stage with their incredible live act. General Information: McFarlane Promotions: 619-233-5008.