San Diego County Calendar of Events October 2019

September 30, 2019

El Cajon Oktoberfest | October 4-6
A family-friendly festival promoting traditional German culture, including entertainment provided by our popular band Guggenbach-Buam. Enjoy folk dances, games, contests, vendor booths and craft stands, and Kids Zone! 
Time/Place: South Mollison Avenue  
 
Taste of Mission Hills | October 2
25 participating purveyors of delicious tastes, including long established and very new arrivals. 
Time/Place: 5-9pm / Various locations throughout Mission Hills 
Contact: 619-559-9502 / www.missionhillsbid.com/taste
 
La Mesa Oktoberfest | October 4-6
Hundreds of exhibitors, family friendly activities, German food, music, dancing, games and, of course, beer. Entertainment and fun activities for kids of all ages. 
Time/Place: Fri 4-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-6pm / La Mesa Village 
Contact: www.lamesaoktoberfest.org 
 
Carlsbad Oktoberfest | October 5
The Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest, a fall tradition, will bring thousands of people to enjoy German food (and beer!), live music and entertainment for children. 
Time/Place: 12-9pm / Holiday Park  
 
Pacific BeachFest | October 5
A fish taco contest, surf competition, beach volleyball, craft beer, kids activities and music! 
Time/Place: 8am-7pm / Pacific Beach Boardwalk  
 
STOCKZILLA | October 5-6
3,500 pounds of Catfish. Every Lake (1-7) will be stocked. You do not need a state fishing license, just a permit from the General Store. Adults $10, Jrs. & Seniors $6, and extra pole stamps $4. 
Time/Place: 6am-6pm / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve 
Contact: 619-596-3141 / www.santeelakes.com
 
Taste of Rancho Santa Fe | October 6
More than 700 guests will enjoy a feast from Rancho Santa Fe’s most celebrated restaurants, Napa Valley and Sonoma wineries, breweries and other beverage vendors! 
Time/Place: 4-7pm / The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe  
 
Rancho Santa Fe Oktoberfest | October 6
Beer, brats, polka band, auction, raffle and kids zone activities. This fundraiser will help Inspire, The Foundation for Education get one step closer to opening the new Carmel Valley Campus. $45 Adults / Under 12 FREE Admission. 
Time/Place: 2-6pm / Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club  
 
Taste of Coronado | October 10
Enjoy amazing bites prepared by our local chefs. 
Time/Place: 5-9pm / Coronado Historical Association, Coronado Museum of History & Art 
Contact: www.atasteofcoronado.com
 
Ocean Beach Oktoberfest | October 11-12
A two-day, eclectic, beach-side festival with a variety of exciting activities, contests and entertainment. 
Time/Place: Fri 3-11pm, Sat 9am-11pm / Newport Ave & Abbott St  
Contact: www.oboktoberfest.com
 
Polish Festival | October 11-13
Performances by Polish folk dancers and various musical bands. Delicious polish food and the best genuine imported polish beer. 
Time/Place: St. Maximilian Kolbe Polish Roman Catholic Mission: 1735 Grand
Contact: www.polishmission.org
 
Carmel Valley Trail 5K, 10K and 15K | October 12
A combination of single track and dirt service road trails through beautiful open spaces. 
Time/Place: 6-10:30am / Torrey Highlands Community Park 
Contact: www.enduranceraceseries.com/carmel-valley
 
Taste of North Park | October 12
Enjoy 50+ food tastes from some of San Diego’s best restaurants and craft beer samples from 15 local brewers. 
Time/Place: 11am-3pm / University Ave & 30th St 
Contact: 619-294-2501 / www.northparkmainstreet.com
 
La Jolla Art & Wine Festival | October 12-13
Over 150 juried artists from around the globe, 3D chalk art displays, interactive art murals, non-stop 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. 
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Girard Avenue & Prospect Street  
Contact: www.ljawf.com
 
Latin American Art Fair | October 12-14
Presents outdoor exhibits, painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking as well as folk art, crafts, performance and culinary arts of Latin American countries. 
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / Bread & Salt: 1955 Julian Ave. 
Contact: 619-752-6118 / www.latinamericanartfairsd.com
 
Raptor Ridge Half Marathon | October 13
An out-n-back course that begins with 4.5 miles of flat and fast jeep road that winds east towards the San Diego Safari Park and Raptor Ridge. 
Time/Place: 7am / San Dieguito River Park, Escondido 
Contact: www.dirtdevilracing.com
 
San Diego International Film Festival | October 15-20
The region’s premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent film circuit, with 200+ filmmakers gathering in San Diego to show their films every year. 
Contact: 619-818-2221 / www.sdfilmfest.com
 
Borrego Days Desert Festival | October 18-20
The festival has expanded to include a car show at The Mall on Saturday. Parade beginning with a fly-over of the State Park plane and local pilots on Saturday. Enjoy the music while perusing the array of artists, retail vendors, informational booths, delicious food offerings, and tasty treats. 
Time/Place: Christmas Circle Park  
Contact: 760-767-5555 / www.borregodays.com
 
Bulls of SantAgata Charge Little Italy | October 19
Over 40 classic and rare Italian bulls, better known as Lamborghinis. An evening with souped up rides and musical entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. 
Time/Place: 6-11pm / India St & W Fir St  
 
Ladies at the Lake Fall Market | October 19
Shop from local women in business! There will be a variety of vendors with uniquely selected items, from Health & Beauty, Clothing, Jewelry, Holiday Gifts and so much more! 
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve 
Contact: 619-258-4759 / www.santeelakes.com
 
Villains in the Village! | October 19
Over 20 nefarious characters and uncanny activities will torment and trick thrill seekers of all ages.
Time/Place: 4-9pm / Third Avenue, Chula Vista 
Contact: 619-422-1982 / www.thirdavenuevillage.com
 
La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary Dia de los Muertos | October 19
Food, music, artwalk, costumes, entertainment, artists and the always-popular altar contest and runway fashion show Catrina Contest.
Time/Place: 2-10pm / 3191 Orange Street, National City 
Contact: 619-475-7770 / www.lavistamemorialpark.com
 
EastLake Cycle & 5K Run and Technology & Innovation Fair | October 19
Provides kids the opportunity to meet with STEM/STEAM professionals and engage with activities and resources that will connect them to their future careers. 
Time/Place: 6:30am-12pm / EastLake Middle School  
Contact: www.eefkids.org
 
San Diego Triathlon Challenge | October 20
Join 200 physically challenged athletes, 550 able-bodied athletes, celebrities, and sports legends as they complete a 1 mile ocean swim, 44 mile bike and 10 mile run on one of the most breathtaking courses in the country. 
Time/Place: 6am-4pm / La Jolla Cove  
 
SaltDog Classic | October 20
Music, fun, craft beverage and local businesses coming together to bring north county San Diego to life. This year we are happy to support Rancho Coastal Humane Society. 
Time/Place: 11am-5pm / 425 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas 
Contact: www.saltdogclassic.com
 
Escondido Grand Avenue Festival | October 20
Live entertainment, over 400 vendors, children’s rides and activities and food from around the world to the downtown tree-lined streets of Escondido. 
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Between Center City Pkwy and Ivy 
Contact: 760-839-4777 / www.visitescondido.com
 
YMCA of San Diego County Tour de Cove | October 20
A fun and sweat-drenching 4.5 hour stationary cycling marathon with 100 riders and over 50 challenged athletes. 
Time/Place: 9am-1:30pm / Ellen Browning Scripps Park 
Contact: 858-866-0959 / www.challengedathletes.org
 
Celebrate the Craft | October 20
The finest food artisans demonstrating, discussing and tasting their way through the vast array of premium food and wine products available. 
Time/Place: 11:30am-3pm / The Lodge at Torrey Pines  
Contact: 858-453-4420 / www.lodgetorreypines.com
 
Trick-or-Treat on India Street | October 25
Bring their little monsters out in costume attire to this fun Halloween event to enjoy traditional trick-or-treating, as Little Italy businesses along historic India St open their doors. 
Time/Place: 5:30-7:30pm / Piazza della Famiglia    
 
HauntFest on Main | October 25
An exciting family-friendly event with a pumpkin patch, costume contest, kidz zone, rides, entertainment and more! 
Time/Place: 5-10pm / Downtown El Cajon  
 
North Park Day of the Dead Festival | October 26
Bringing together an array of Mexican-themed artisanal crafter purveyors from throughout the US, popular food trucks with a regional foodie-following, and a select choice of beer, mezcal, and tequila vendors in our spirit cantina. 
Time/Place: 11am-5pm / North Park, San Diego 
Contact: www.dayofthedeadfestivalnorthpark.com
 
WCKD Village | October 26
San Diego’s premier Halloween festival. Four radical concert stages featuring an eclectic lineup of hip-hop, open format, EDM and deep house. Play life-size interactive games and navigate around stilt walkers and fire-breathers. 
Time/Place: 6pm-Midnight / East Village, Downtown San Diego 
Contact: www.wckdvillage.com
 
Bubble RUN San Diego | October 26
Clad in white t-shirts, adults, kids and strollers run, walk, dance and play across 3 miles of absolute fun! Then, at each kilometer, participants will run through the Foam Bogs where there is enough colored foam to cover you from head to toe! 
Time/Place: 8am / NICU Amphitheatre, Chula Vista  
 
Balboa Park Halloween Family Day | October 26
Dozens of free craft projects for kids, Day of the Dead-themed displays and activities, costume contests and parades, carnival games with prizes, live entertainment, and food trucks. 
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Balboa Park 
Contact: 619-239-0512 / www.balboaparkconservancy.org/halloween
 
City Heights Dia de los Muertos | October 26
People of all cultures will come together for community altars, face painting, mask making, and prizes for the best catrina and catrin contest, plus dancing, singing and music. 
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / Officer Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park 
Contact: www.facebook.com/CityHeightsDiaDeLosMuertos
 
San Diego Mac n Cheese Fest | October 26
The restaurants are selected from the regions top culinary talent and attendees can pair them alongside a collection of local craft beers, wines and other delicious beverages.  
Time/Place: 11am-2pm / San Diego County Waterfront Park 
Contact: 800-316-8559 / www.sandiegomacncheese.com
 
Row for the Cure, Susan G Komen | October 27
Draws participants from various forms of watercraft including rowing, canoeing, outrigger canoeing, dragon boats, kayaking and SUPing. 
Time/Place: 7am-12pm / Ski Beach, San Diego 
Contact: 858-573-2760 / www.komensandiego.org/row
 
Oceanside Dia de los Muertos | October 27
Free family-friendly event with entertainment, carnival rides, altar displays and a classic car show! 
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Mission San Luis Rey 
Contact: 760-757-3651 / www.mslrdiadelosmuertos.com

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