San Diego’s October Events & Activities

October 1, 2013

san diego october events

 
 
Happy Fall Friends!
Get out & enjoy some Fall fun!

San Diego County has some great activities to enjoy this month! 
 
 haunted_trail_balboa_park
 
The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park     Through Nov. 2
A haunted forest in the darkness of night is beckoning for 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?  7-11pm. (619) 231-0131 /
www.hauntedtrail.net
 

 
the haunted hotel
 
The Haunted Hotel     Through Nov. 2
The creaky door of the haunted hotel is opening and something is beckoning for you to go inside. Do you dare to step into darkened hallways where bats fly and eerie sounds abound? 7-11pm. Broker’s Building basement (424 Market St.) (619) 231-0131 /
www.hauntedhotel.com
 

 
scream zone
 
The Scream Zone     Through Nov. 2
The Scream Zone consists of four terrifying haunts. Play Zombie Paintball Safari! Returning is the horrifying House of Horror, along with The Chamber, and the Haunted Hayride, each casting its evil spell on the Del Mar Fairgrounds. (858) 794-1004 /
www.thescreamzone.com
 

la mesa oktoberfest
 La Mesa Oktoberfest     Oct. 4
Brings visitors and vendors from all over the region to La Mesa for a weekend dedicated to family, friends, food and entertainment. Great food, lots of children activities, entertainment and of course, good old German brats and cold beer. 11am-11:30pm. 619-602-6365 /
http://www.lamesachamber.net/oktoberfest.php
 

rady_childrens_hospital 
 Rady Children’s Hospital Shamu & You Family Walk     Oct. 5
This walking event offers a rare opportunity to travel inside a portion of Sea World as well as the south end of East Mission Bay. Participants of all ages can choose between a comfortable 4-mile walk or an easy 1-mile walk. 5-11am. (760) 692-2900 /
www.shamuandyouwalk.org
 

 
pacific beach fest
 
Pacific Beachfest 2013     Oct. 5
Put on your swimsuit and head to the beach. There’s live music, sand dancing, beach volleyball, beach tennis, a surf contest, skateboarding, and a 5K run. You can shop along the beachfront for crafts, lunch, or beer. 8am-6:30pm. (858) 273-3303 /
www.pacificbeachfest.org
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
carlsbad rotary oktoberfest
 
Carlsbad Oktoberfest     Oct. 5
The Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest is Carlsbad’s premier family event. Start with a traditional German Dinner catered by Carlsbad’s own Tip Top Meats, combined with World Famous Apple Strudel for dessert!  12-10pm. Holiday Park.
www.rotaryoktoberfest.org
 

 
 
FilAmFest Filipino American Cultural Festival     Oct. 5
There’s a variety of musical and costumed performances to entertain you while you visit the Arts & Cultural Pavilion. The food is great and there are fun activities for the children. 11am-6pm. Paradise Valley Rd. (between Potomac St. & Gilmarton Dr.) (504) 390-3271 /
www.filamfest.org
 

 
educate_oktoberfest
Oktoberfest by EdUCate     Oct. 5
Great feast of German food, beer, and music, contests, games, dancing, and activities that keep everyone amused all afternoon. Try out the climbing wall, bungee, rope bridge, and inflatable obstacle course. 3-7pm. Standley Park (3595 Governor Dr.) (858) 337-5578 /
www.uc-educate.org
 

 
old town san diego art festival
 
Old Town San Diego Art Festival     Oct. 5-6
Over 100 juried artists will be in Old Town to present their amazing creations. The event also includes a Children’s Art Show, staged entertainment, a food court, and a beer garden. You can visit many of Old Town’s galleries and shops. 10am-6pm. (619) 233-5008 /
www.oldtownartfestival.com
 

 del mar taste and art stroll
 
 
Del Mar Taste & Art Stroll     Oct. 6
Delicious culinary creations from 28 restaurants, drink specials at select restaurants, juried original artwork by talented, local and regional artists. The event includes a FREE art stroll and a TICKETED restaurant taste. 10am–5pm. Downtown Del Mar.
http://taste.delmarmainstreet.com
 

 
tour de poway
 
Tour de Poway     Oct. 6
Cyclists are getting in gear for a bike ride. Choose between different course lengths; 100-mile, 62-mile, 50-mile, and 24-mile. Each distance has scenic views from sub-cities to back country roads of various grades and elevations. 7am-4pm. (858) 679-1027 /
www.tourdepoway.com
 

 
ocean beach mainstreet association
 
Ocean Beach Oktoberfest    Oct. 11-12
Adults (age 21+) can indulge in a joyous mix of Bavarian, rock, and jazz music. Guests crown the Best Tribute Band. Delicious German food & drink, merchandise, yodeling, and fun games. Ocean Beach Pier parking lot. (619) 224-4906 /
www.oceanbeachsandiego.com
 

 
 
Rancho Penasquitos Recreation Council Oktoberfest     Oct. 11
Oktoberfest is here! Come hungry for a feast of German potato salad, bratwurst sausage, red cabbage/sauerkraut/coleslaw, a roll, and apple strudel; plus spirits from the “Biergarten”. 6-10pm. Hilltop Community Park (9711 Oviedo Way) (858) 538-8131
 

 
 
Tierrasanta Oktoberfest     Oct. 12
Come and enjoy Oktoberfest in the company of a happy crowd with delicious German food & beer, polka music, and slap-dancing. The event concludes with a fireworks show. 3-9pm. Tierrasanta Park & Rec. Center (11220 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.) (858) 268-0044
 
 

 
fabulous hillcrest hoedown
 
Hillcrest Hoedown     Oct. 12
Hillcrest is transformed into a western setting complete with a street side saloon. There’s country food, music, attire, and cowboy hats. This is your chance to be an “urban cowboy” and do some line dancing or win a costume contest. 12-9pm. (619) 252-5826 /
www.fabuloushillcrest.com
 

 
 
 
annual polish festival san diego
 
Polish Festival San Diego 2013     Oct. 12-14
It’s a tribute to Polish culture complete with music, singing, dancing,and souvenirs (pottery & amber jewelry). Imported Polish beer and delicious Polish food. 12-10pm. St. Maximilian Kolbe R.C. Polish Mission parking lot (1735 Grand Ave.) (858) 272-7655 /
www.polishmission.org
 

 
la jolla art & wine festival
La Jolla Art & Wine Festival     Oct. 12-13
An upscale festival in La Jolla presents art creations from talented artists. Live music stimulates a pleasing atmosphere for patrons to enjoy the day. People can shop for unique art treasures, stop for lunch, and sip on wine or beer. 10am-6pm. (619) 349-4769 /
www.ljawf.com
 

 
 
golden hill street fair
Golden Hill Street Fair     Oct. 13
Local artists and musicians have come together to present a splendid festival for all to enjoy. Musicians present a variety of different types of music as artists and craftsmen offer their special wares. 10:30am-8pm. (619) 454-2000 /
http://goldenhillcdc.org/
 

 
fifth avenue auto showcase
 
Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase     Oct. 13
High performance vehicles are rolling into the Gaslamp showcasing tradional favorites to lavish luxury cars. Get a close look at Italian exotics such as the Farrari and Maserati and American classics such as the Thunderbird and Corvette. 11am-4pm. (619) 233-5227 /
www.gaslamp.org
 

 conners cause for children
 
Connor’s Cause for Children     Oct. 19
An evening of stand-up comedy for a stand-up cause. Conner’s Cause for Children provides critical financial assistance to families struggling to cover the costs of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness or injury. 5:30pm. Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club.
www.connerscause.org
 

 buddy walk national down syndrome society san diego
San Diego Buddy Walk     Oct. 19
A comfortable walk at an easy pace around the premature of Liberty Station’s NTC Park. Proceeds support programs for research and services for people with Down Syndrome. In conjunction with the “San Diego Buddy Walk Oktoberfest”. 10am-12pm. (619) 594-7408 /
www.dsasdonline.org
 

 
 
The Boulevard Boo! Parade     Oct. 26
People in the College area are ready to watch a Halloween parade or wear a costume and be in the parade. You know it’s Halloween when you see people walk like a zombie, fly like a bat, and dance like a ghost. 10am-1pm. El Cajon Blvd. (619) 582-1093 /
www.booparade.com
 
 

 
san diego monster bash
Monster Bash 2013     Oct. 26
This adult (age 21+) Halloween block party offers a costume contest with a $3,000 prize so wear your best costume and let it come alive! There’s plenty of bewitching cocktails, ghoulish food, and monster music. 5pm. Gaslamp Quarter. (619) 233-5008 /
www.sandiegomonsterbash.com
 

 
 
Memorial Park Carnival     Oct. 31-Nov. 7
You can’t say you don’t have anything to do when there’s a carnival going on. Come to Memorial Park (Oceanview Blvd. & 30th St.)and enjoy the thrill of spinning carnival rides and entertaining carnival games. 5-11pm. (951) 316-1382
 
 
 Have a Fun & Happy Fall!
 

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