Kids 12 and under ride Old Town Trolley Tours free all month. Certain restrictions apply.
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Scream Zone
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA
San Diego County’s largest haunted experience, The Scream Zone is considered among the goriest, scariest, and screaming-est fright fests to be found in the dark corners of Southern California. We invite you to be our guests, that is, if you have the nerve!
La Mesa Oktoberfest
La Mesa Blvd. between Spring Street & 4th Street in La Mesa, CA
A tradition for the community of La Mesa is the annual Oktoberfest. This activity brings visitors and vendors from all over the region to La Mesa for a weekend that is dedicated to family, friends, great food and entertainment.
San Diego County Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway
CRSSD Festival is a two-day electronic music festival at the 12 acre San Diego Waterfront Park featuring three stages and 36+ performers. In addition to the music, the festival will offer craft beer, mixed drinks, food, and more.
Fashion Week San Diego is the largest collaborative entertainment fashion event in San Diego that celebrates emerging designers by showcasing and highlighting the pulse of these entrepreneurs and what they are creating.
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.
Ocean Beach Oktoberfest
Ocean Beach Pier, 5099 Newport Ave.
This year’s festival will include the return of the Ms. Oktoberfest semis and finals, Twitter-based cash stashes leading up to the festival dates (10 envelopes of cash in honor of the 10th annual OB Oktoberfest!), the famous $10,000 Sausage Toss, a Brat Trot Beach Run on Saturday morning, great local live music both days, the return of the one and only Jose Sinatra as the MC, awesome food, great beachside vendors and of course amazing German beer! Friday: 4:20pm-11pm. Saturday: 11am-11pm.
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
At fun Pacific Beach California
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!
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
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.
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, and projects. We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
La Jolla Art & Wine Festival
Girard Ave., 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: 10 am-7 pm. Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm.
De Anza Cove at Mission Bay Park, 3000 N. Mission Bay Park
PurpleStride walks are among the largest sources of funding for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride, you join a vibrant community of survivors, impacted families, loved ones, researchers and advocates committed to rewriting the future of this deadly disease.
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!
Fleet Week San Diego
San Diego Bayfront
This event is soaring back to San Diego with great fanfare as we prepare to experience the best of the U.S. military on display and in action with cruisers, amphibious ships, destroyers, frigates, submarines, and landing craft in addition to a demonstration of SEAL capabilities, Coast Guard Search and Rescue, a fly-over of contemporary Navy and World War II aircraft, and much more.
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA
We at the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Shows look forward to welcoming our artisans, crafts people and especially our loyal and new customers to our 2017 Festivals — with 24,000 handmade American art & crafts in hundreds of booths, all day entertainment, and kids activity center. Each Harvest Festival features hundreds of artisans exhibiting American handmade items including beautiful jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, original art, hand-turned wood, music, ceramics and much more. Friday-Saturday: 10am – 6pm. Sunday: 10am – 5pm.
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. General Information: LeeAnn Casey: (858) 271-5547.
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.
DogFest Walk n’ Roll
NTC Park at Liberty Station
DogFest San Diego will include a scenic, fully accessible, 1.2-mile dog walk followed by a celebration with dog and family-friendly activities.
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.