Best October Events in San Diego!

Taste of Coronado | Thursday, October 10th

On Thursday, October 10th, indulge in A Taste of Coronado, where $45 lets you enjoy amazing bites prepared by local chefs. Take a culinary trip around the world and try dishes from spots like Little Frenchie Bistro, Poke 123, Brigantine, Miguel’s Cocina and more! Participants can meander along Orange Avenue or take a ride on the complimentary trolley, as this will be a night to remember. Buy your tickets here.


Halgloween at the San Diego Zoo | weekends in October

The last three weekends in October promise to be a frighteningly good time at the San Diego Zoo’s Halgloween event! Participants can look forward to bubble dance parties, boo crew zoo characters in Halloween costumes, featured creatures and plenty more, including nightly entertainment. To view the full lineup of events and performances, check out the zoo’s website.


OB Oktoberfest | Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th

Get out your lederhosen and head to the Ocean Beach Oktoberfest, taking place Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th. Activities include a beer garden (for those 21+), both women’s and men’s stein-holding contests, a bratwurst-eating contest, live entertainment and much more! There will also be a Brewfest unlimited beer tasting, featuring German and local brews, for $40 on Saturday, from Noon to 3:00 p.m.


Taste of North Park | Saturday, October 12th

Home to culinary innovation and cutting-edge brew-masters, North Park is a go-to San Diego destination for everything food and drink, which is why you won’t want to miss the Taste of North Park, on Saturday, October 12th! The event, which lasts from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., invites culinary enthusiasts to enjoy bites from over 40 restaurants, including City Tacos, Nomad Donuts and Tribute Pizza, just to name a few. 15 craft brewers will also convene to offer 4 oz. samples of their best releases, as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Tickets can be purchased on the website!



SDSU Football at The Pioneer BBQ | Saturdays in October

Join The Pioneer in cheering on the San Diego Aztecs every Saturday, during games throughout the month of October. The BBQ, burger and beer joint will be showing all Prime-Time games, with the sound on, so get ready to get loud! Those who show up sporting their Aztec gear can enjoy $5 Coors Lights as early as 1 hour before the game, through the last whistle blow. So what’re you waiting for?! Grab your friends, enjoy good food and cheer your team to victory at The Pioneer.


La Jolla Art & Wine Festival | Saturday, October 12th and Sunday, October 13th

La Jolla’s free Art and Wine Festival returns for its 11th year and features over 150 artists from across the U.S. and Mexico. Their creations come in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, jewelry design, fine glass, ceramics, woodwork, mixed media and photography. The iconic wine and beer garden highlights over 40 international wineries, local craft breweries and craft distilleries! There will also be a family art center, two-day silent auction, 15 different pet adoption stations and plenty of live entertainment and music.


11th Annual Día De Los Muertos | Saturday, October 19th

La Vista Memorial Park, in National City, is proud to present the 11th Annual Día De Los Muertos experience, on Saturday, October 19th from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead – is rooted in centuries of Aztec culture and is a celebration to honor the dearly departed, based on the belief that during this time the spirits of the departed return to visit the living. The experience incorporates every traditional element to highlight the celebration, and guests can admire a beautiful display of elaborate alters created by families. Tickets can be purchased here.


5th Annual San Diego Mac n’ Cheese Fest | Saturday, October 26th

San Diego’s favorite food festival, the Mac n’ Cheese Fest, is back for its 5th year and promises to be bigger and better than ever! Those who love gourmet comfort food won’t want to miss the event, on Saturday, October 26th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Waterfront Park. General admission is only $39 and includes unlimited mac n’ cheese samples, as well as 2 oz. beer tastings. There is also a VIP ticket option available! Over 20 restaurants, such as The Smoking Gun, STK, Tavern Bowl, Tipsy Crow and more, will be participating and breweries include Green Flash Brewing Co, Viewpoint Brewing Co, Latitude 33, and 10Barrel Brewing Co, among others.


Trick or Trot 5k/1-Mile Fun Run | Sunday, October 27th

San Diego’s annual Trick or Trot 5k/1-Mile Fun Run is taking place on Sunday, October 27th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Balboa Park/Morley Field. Runners and walkers are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes, and prizes will be awarded for best individual costumes, small and large group best costumes, as well as fastest runners. This fundraiser brings together students, families, alumni, neighbors, and local businesses to support Roosevelt’s After School Clubs and Enrichment Programs. There will also be entertainment from the Roosevelt Middle School Band, a DJ, supporter booths, pumpkin decorating, face painting, a pumpkin race, and so much more – register on the event website today!


Halloween at the Station | Sunday, October 27th

On Sunday, October 27th, join Liberty Station in the North Promenade for a free, family-friendly Halloween at the Station celebration! The event is all ages and guests are encouraged to come decked out in their most elaborate costumes. Festivities include trick-or-treating, music, live entertainment and more spooky surprises. Don’t miss out!


Murder Mystery Dinner at Louisiana Purchase | Tuesday, October 29th

San Diego’s hottest new restaurant, Louisiana Purchase is getting in the holiday spirit by hosting a Culinary Collective Murder Mystery Experience! On Tuesday, October 29th, guests will experience a private dinner while trying to solve the murder mystery of the bayou. This 5-course dinner, designed by Executive Chef Quinnton ‘Q’ Austin, comes with cocktail pairings and tickets can be purchased here. This will be a dinner, and evening, to die for!


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