San Diego County Calendar of Events November 2019

October 29, 2019

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 /

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 /

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 Center’s 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 /

Escondido Tamale Festival | Nov. 2
Traditional, gourmet and vegetarian tamales. Craft brews and wine garden. Grand stage featuring Mariachis, Folklorico, Aztec and Latin dance performances. Hispanic heritage exhibits and low rider car show.
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 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 /

Carlsbad Fall Village Faire | Nov. 3
Over 800 vendors will sell everything from clothes and accessories to plants, household products, art, antiques and home decor. The international food court will feature more than 50 booths. The children’s area will entertain youngsters.
Time/Place: 8am-4pm / Grand Avenue between Carlsbad Blvd. & Jefferson St.

Fleet Week San Diego | Nov. 4-12
Honor and celebrate 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 /

Coronado Island Film Festival | Nov. 8-11
Parties, panels, exhibits, workshops, special events and 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 and food tastings provided by 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 /

Nason’s Doggy Draft | Nov. 10
We’re partnering with the San Diego Humane Society for a day filled with fuzzy faces, sloppy kisses and puppy touchdowns.
Time/Place: 11am-2pm / Nason’s 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 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 /

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 Veteran’s Day Parade | Nov. 11
See over 4,000 veterans, active military, bands, floats and civic groups celebrate Veteran’s Day.
Time/Place: 10am-12pm / San Diego Embarcadero
Contact: 619-804-3200 /

Poway Veterans Day Ceremony | Nov. 11
Join VFW Post 7907 and the Poway Veteran’s 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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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, 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 /

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 /

Thank You Run 5K/10K and Kids Run | Nov. 28
Raises funds for Helen’s Closet and San Diegans suffering with ALS. All participants will receive a tech t-shirt, finishers medal and one beer ticket for the beer garden (21+).
Time/Place: 7-10am / 4S Ranch Community Park
Contact: 858-449-1101 /

Coronado 5K Turkey Trot | Nov. 28
Join the Coronado Unit of the Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary for our 5K to benefit Rady Children’s 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 /

Julian Country Christmas Tree Lighting | Nov. 30
The holiday season in Julian 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 to be sure you do not miss the tree lighting.
Time/Place: 2-7pm / Julian Pioneer Park
Contact: 760-765-1857 /

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