Old Town Dia de los Muertos Nov. 1-3
This free event will include the traditional candlelight procession on November 2nd. The celebration will continue throughout the weekend with street food, vendors and activities on San Diego Avenue. Many Old Town restaurants will be providing special menus and live music, along with activities for the entire family.
Contact: 619-291-4903 / www.oldtownsandiego.org
SD Zoo Safari Park Da de los Muertos Nov. 1-3
A happy celebration full of mariachi music, dancing, and festive entertainment. Shopping, face painting, and, of course, plenty of amazing animals add to this family fun-filled event.
Contact: 619-231-1515 / www.sdzsafaripark.org
Escondido Da de los Muertos Festival Nov. 1-4
Guests are invited to create altars to remember and honor their loved ones in a special area outside of the Centers museum; the event also features live music, traditional Mexican fare, sugar skull decorating, and more.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / California Center for the Arts
San Diego Beer Week Nov. 1-10
A 10-day celebration, promoting more than 130 independent craft breweries in San Diego County. Events are held throughout SD County at participating breweries, bars, and restaurants.
Contact: 858-581-7368 / www.sdbeer.com/sdbw
Escondido Tamale Festival Nov. 2
Traditional, Gourmet & Vegetarian Tamales, Oaxacan, Banana Wrapped, Dulce, Smoked BBQ varieties. Craft Brews & Wine Garden. Grande Stage featuring Mariachis, Folklorico, Aztec, Latin Dance Performances, Youth Performances, Chihuahua Fashion Show. Hispanic Heritage Exhibits & Low Rider Car Club.
Time/Place: 11am-5pm / Grape Day Park
Bike the Coast Nov. 2
Experience gorgeous riding on the Southern California coast with 100, 50 or 25 mile routes on Highway 101. Food, music, expo, shopping and fun!
Time/Place: 8am / Oceanside Pier
Carrera de los Muertos San Diego Nov. 3
Enjoy a festive and scenic 5k or 10k run along downtowns San Diego Bay and stay to celebrate with mariachi, dancers and comida deliciosa!
Time/Place: 6:45am-12pm / Embarcadero Park South
Fallback Festival Nov. 3
Travel back in time to enjoy our old west town! Pan for gold, saddle up on pony rides, and enjoy live entertainment.
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
Contact: 619-233-4692 / www.gaslampfoundation.org
Carlsbad Fall Village Faire Nov. 3
Over 800 vendors will sell everything fathomable, including clothes, accessories, plants, household products, art, antiques and home decor. The international food court will feature more than 50 booths. The childrens area will entertain youngsters. The Rotary Club of Carlsbads beer and wine garden.
Time/Place: 8am-4pm / Grand Avenue between Carlsbad Blvd. & Jefferson St.
Fleet Week San Diego Nov. 4-12
Honors and celebrates the men and women of the military through events that entertain and alliances that thank and support these heroes.
Time/Place: See website for schedule of events.
Contact: 619-858-1545 / www.fleetweeksandiego.org
Coronado Island Film Festival Nov. 8-11
Parties, panels, exhibits, workshops, Special Events, celebrities, live performances, new films, filmmakers, treasured classics, interesting venues, awards, tributes, blooming gardens, beach walks, sunsets, friendly locals, and shops and restaurants for every taste, along with a wide variety of films by filmmakers from every level of the craft, from emerging student to seasoned pro.
Ride the Point Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride Nov. 9
Ride the Point encompasses the most picturesque natural coastline in Southern California on exclusive routes along San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
Time/Place: 6am-12pm / Liberty Station
Celebrate East County Nov. 9
Wine, Beer, Food Tastings provided by our local Merchants. Music By: British Mania and Summer Love.
Time/Place: 1-5pm / 405 Ballad Street, El Cajon
UH Arts Open & Taste of University Heights Nov. 10
Stroll through the quaint neighborhood sampling delicacies from University Heights diverse restaurants and enjoy a free self-guided tour of the arts.
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Buddhas Light Bookstore: 4538 Park Blvd.
Contact: 619-297-3166 / www.uharts.org
Nasons Doggy Draft Nov. 10
Were partnering with the San Diego Humane Society for a day filled with fuzzy faces, sloppy kisses and puppy touchdowns.
Time/Place: 11am-2pm / Nasons Beer Hall: 570 J Street
Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler & Veterans Day 5K Nov. 10
Run, Walk, Skate, Roll, ElliptiGO with the waves of the Pacific Ocean on your right. The ONLY Run with with the waves of the Pacific Ocean on your right and the San Diego Bay on your left, finishing with a California Beach Party!
Time/Place: 7-11:30pm / Sunset Park, Coronado
Contact: 858-268-1250 / www.silverstrandhalf.com
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Nov. 10-17
Featuring dozens of events, hundreds of domestic and international wineries, the celebration of craft beer and spirits, local culinary legends and nationally recognized celebrities, and a Grand Tasting Finale.
Time/Place: Embarcadero Marina Park North
San Diego Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11
See over 4,000 Veterans, Active Military, Bands, Floats and Civic Groups celebrate Veterans Day.
Time/Place: 10am-12pm / San Diego Embarcadero
Contact: 619-804-3200 / www.sdvetparade.org
Poway Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11
oin VFW Post 7907 and the Poway Veterans Park Committee for a ceremony to honor those who selflessly served our Country.
Time/Place: 11am / Veterans Park
Padres Pedal the Cause Nov. 13-17
One of the top 15 cause-related cycling events in the country, bringing together a community of over 3,500 passionate riders, walkers and spinners to help find cures for cancer. There is also a 5k Walk/Run, Spin Classes and a Kids Challenge.
Time/Place: 8am-12:30pm / Petco Park
Contact: 619-510-4955 / www.gopedal.org/ridesandiego
Breast Cancer Cheering Station Nov. 15
We will have a water, music and cheer station to root on the walkers, who will start their journeys at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Volunteers decorate the street with pink balloons and ribbons, and hand out water to each walker.
Time/Place: 7:30-8:45am / Camino Del Mar
Bikes & Beer San Diego Nov. 16
Ride 15 or 30 miles through the city of San Diego with a large group and enjoy some of the best sights of the city! The event benefits BikeSD to improve cycling conditions in San Diego. The post-ride festival will feature live music, food trucks, outside games and free beer!
Time/Place: 9:30am / Societe Brewing: 8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival Nov. 22-24
A highly-anticipated 7+ stage, 95+ bands, 3-day music, culinary and arts festival. The festival offers diverse attractions including yacht parties, water sports, art installations, after-parties, a craft beer village and plenty of local flavors.
Time/Place: Broadway Pier to the Embarcadero Parks
Contact: 619-340-1070 / www.wonderfrontfestival.com
Mother Goose Parade Nov. 24
The parade entries include spectacular motorized floats, glorious marching bands and drill units, eloquent equestrians, animated clowns, special characters, special guests, performing artists, celebrities, giant helium balloons, specialty vehicles, and of course, Santa Claus.
Time/Place: 1-3pm / El Cajon Blvd & W Main St
Contact: 619-333-0771 / www.mothergooseparade.org
Encinitas Holiday Street Fair Nov. 24
With 450+ booths, plus dozens of unique downtown retailers. Enjoy music in The Lumberyard Courtyard and dance, music and other entertainment on the Community Stage next to Ace Hardware. Take your young ones to the Kids Zone and walk your furry friends into Dog Zone.
Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Coast Highway 101 between D and J Streets
Contact: 760-943-1950 / www.kennedyfaires.com/encinitas
San Diego Jazz Fest and Swing Extravaganza Nov. 27-Dec. 1
Jazz bands and musicians from across the U.S. will perform. Festival presentations include great variety: trad, swing, boogie-woogie, ragtime, dixieland, gospel, rockabilly.
Time/Place: Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
Contact: 619-297-5277 / www.sdjazzfest.org
Running of the Turkeys 10K Trail Run Nov. 28
The course will take you through beautiful Penasquitos Canyon. NO official entry fee; we would truly appreciate a minimum $20 donation for our partner charity Operation Rebound, a branch of the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
Time/Place: 7:30-10am / Torrey Hills Neighborhood Park
Oside Turkey Trot Nov. 28
10k Run, 5K Run/Walk and Senior 1 Mile. Event offers a costume contest, largest teams competition, fabulous live entertainment on the course and finisher medals for all participants. Free digital photos, medals, shirts, and timing to all registered participants. The event has raised over $321,500 for non-profits that serve Oside residents.
Time/Place: 6:45-11:30am / Oceanside Civic Center
Contact: 760-434-5255 / www.osideturkeytrot.com
San Diego Run for the Hungry 5K & 10K Nov. 28
Benefiting the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. An added bonus to the event includes the participation of dogs, and each registered dog receives a bandana and dog treats along the course.
Time/Place: 7-10am / Westfield Horton Plaza Mall
Fallbrook Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Nov. 28
Our goal is to raise funds for the Fallbrook Land Conservancy, Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary and the Fallbrook Community.
Time/Place: 8-10:30am / Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens
Contact: 760-468-0322 / www.fallbrookturkeytrot.com
Thank You Run 5K/10K and Kids Run Nov. 28
Raises funds for Helens Closet and San Diegans suffering with ALS. All participants will receive a tech t-shirt, finishers medal, and 1 beer ticket for the beer garden (21+).
Time/Place: 7-10am / 4S Ranch Community Park
Contact: 858-449-1101 / www.sandiegorunningco.com/thankyourun
Coronado 5K Turkey Trot Nov. 28
Join the Coronado Unit of the Rady Childrens Hospital Auxiliary for our 5K to benefit Rady Childrens Hospital.
Time/Place: 8-11am / Tidelands Park
Surfin Santa Arrival Nov. 30
Visitors can pose for free pictures with Santa on his giant surfboard, riding a six-foot wave. A festive parade along the boardwalk, live street performers and a wide variety of unique, local shops will keep visitors busy throughout the event.
Time/Place: 1-5pm / Seaport Village
Contact: 619-530-0704 / www.seaportvillage.com
Julian Country Christmas Tree Lighting Nov. 30
The holiday season in Julian also offers an opportunity to shop at small boutiques and craft shows, without crowds or lines, for one-of-a-kind gifts. Be in Pioneer Park By 5:30pm in order to be sure you do not miss the tree lighting.
Time/Place: 2-7pm / Julian Pioneer Park
Contact: 760-765-1857 / www.visitjulian.com