San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
Haunted Ghost Tours Ongoing
Your tour combines guided sightseeing with a haunted bus tour and some light walking. We get off the bus at each location, but the most you’ll walk is two city blocks.
Apple Picking and Agricultural Activities
A list of fall activities in Julian!
Pumpkin Patches Through Oct. 31
A list of pumpkin patches throughout San Diego!
Haunted Trail of Balboa Park Through Nov. 2
The mile-long trail in the dark will leave you trembling. You never know who or what will be lurking around each turn. This trail is not suited for children under 10. http://www.hauntedtrail.net/
Scream Zone at Del Mar Fair Grounds Through Nov. 2
Experience San Diego’s largest haunted house this October at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Squirm your way through the House of Horror, Maze and Haunted Hayride. This event is not suited for children under 12. https://thescreamzone.com/
Haunted Hotel Oct. 4-Nov. 2
The Disturbance, created by The Haunted Hotel, is an all new “Haunt Collective” in Mission Valley that features three haunted attractions in one location with plenty of free parking. No more downtown disorder and parking pains…just head to Mission Valley Center’s west parking lot near Target. https://hauntedhotel.com/
La Mesa Oktoberfest Oct. 4-6
Celebrating its 46th year, the locally loved La Mesa Oktoberfest is going back to its roots to bring guests more entertainment, more vendors, more beer, and more “Prost!” (cheers) then ever before. From endless rows of vendors featuring incredible craft work and knick-knacks, to scrumptious sausages, food truck favorites, and live entertainment – La Mesa Oktoberfest promises to be back and better than ever this fall!
Build a Scarecrow Oct. 5, 19 and Nov. 2
We provide the supplies and you build the scarecrow! Two options: build a scarecrow to decorate the Julian area OR take it with you! Ticket price is PER SCARECROW not per person. https://www.facebook.com/events/720386231741026/
Carlsbad Oktoberfest Oct. 5
The Carlsbad Oktoberfest is a local fall tradition where thousands of people embrace German culture, food and beer! Admission is $15 in advance with your meal included. Parking is limited but there will be FREE shuttles every 20 minutes from the Shoppes at Carlsbad Mall. www.rotaryoktoberfest.org/
Pacific BeachFest Oct. 5
Pacific BeachFest has something for the entire family. The event features a fish taco contest, beach volleyball, craft beer, arts and crafts, and live entertainment. https://www.pacificbeachfest.org/
Polish Festival Oct. 11-13
The annual Polish Festival in San Diego is a wonderful cultural celebration in Pacific Beach all about Polish culture, traditions and cuisine. https://www.sandiego.org/explore/events/festivals-and-street-fairs/polish-festival.aspx
Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show Oct. 11-13
The Harvest Festival features dozens of artisans and crafters, food, live entertainment, and kid-friendly activities. Enjoy all the festival has to offer for the price of one ticket! Remember to get your hand stamped to return as many times as you please!
Grape Day 5K and Tots n’ Trucks Oct. 12
This year, two awesome community events are combined for a full day of fun! Grape Day 5K is a fun run for everyone from elite runners to casual walkers, so bring the whole family including dogs and strollers out for a good time! The 9th Annual Tots ‘N Trucks, presented by Sculpt Nouveau and the County of San Diego, will take place after the Grape Day 5K. Kids of all ages will have the opportunity to climb and explore work trucks including fire trucks, police cars, dump trucks, garbage trucks, paving trucks and many more. Admission is FREE! https://visitescondido.com/calendar/
La Jolla Wine & Art Festival Oct. 12-13
Get ready for a weekend of wine, tasty cousine, art, and craft beer in the heart of the coastal town of La Jolla. Find handcrafted jewelry, pottery, glass sculptures, mixed media and photography on display from local businesses. Admission is FREE!
San Diego Italian Film Festival Oct. 15-27
The San Diego Italian Film Festival features the best of new Italian films. The festival will feature several genres with English subtitles. http://www.sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com/
La Vista Dia de los Muertos Oct. 19
La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary Dia de los Muertos will provide world renown programs of music, folk dancing, entertainment, food and hand crafted items.
HauntFest on Main Oct. 25
The HauntFest on Main is a family-friendly event in downtown El Cajon. This festival features a pumpkin patch, costume contest, candy challenge activities, carnival rides, a Kid Zone, and much more! This event is FREE to attend! http://www.hauntfest.org/
Trick-or-Treat on India St. Oct. 25
This family-oriented event is a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween with your little ones. Businesses along India Street will pass out candy and treats to trick-or-treaters.
Halloween Family Day Oct. 26
Over two dozen participating museums and cultural attractions present free crafts for kids, costume parades and contests, Day of the Dead-themed activities, and tons of spooky surprises. Live music and dance performances, food trucks, and free candy round out the spooktacular day set amid Balboa Park’s historic architecture and scenic plazas. https://balboaparkconservancy.org