San Diego Calendar of Events October 2015
All month long, kids ages 3-11, get free admission
to the Zoo and the Safari Park with paid adult admission. The Zoo and the Park are great places for children to get outside and explore nature. Special weekend activities add to the fun. School groups:
Call Education Department: 619-234-3153.
October 1 - November 1
Located in San Diego's world famous Balboa Park, The Haunted Trail is a stroll through the park you will never forget. Enter the mile long Trail through the twisted grove of pines and gnarled oaks. Visitors watch your back, you'll never know which way the terror will hit you.
October 1 - November 1
Price: $1- - $52
The 2015 Scream Zone is assembled from a collection of body parts and roughly stitched together into four terrifying haunts and other monstrous attractions. This year the Scream Zone runs 25 selected days beginning September 25 and continues through November 1.
Venue: La Mesa Village
The La Mesa Oktoberfest is a traditional German celebration in San Diego's East County featuring dancing, food, Bavarian bands, commercial booths and more.
Preferred Seating - $30-$300
Venue: Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
Join us at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, home of the 3d Marine Aircraft Wing, for the Miramar Air Show, the largest military air show in the nation.
October 2-4, 9-11
Price: Adults - $5
Under 21 & Active Military - Free
Come to Oktoberfest in El Cajon and enjoy authentic German food, German beers and liquors, our band the Guggenbach-Buam and traditional folk dancing.
Venue: San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Lighting up the night this October at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido is a unique, family friendly fall event, RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns!
Price: Entery to Festival - Free Rides and Some Activities - Varies
Celebrate Halloween all month long at Belmont Park's Boomont Park Fall Festival and Haunt with a pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating and a spooky roller-coaster.
Price: Children - Free
Adult In Advance - $12
Adult Day of - $15
Venue: Holiday Park
The Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest, a fall tradition, will bring thousands of people to enjoy German food (and beer!), live music, and entertainment for children.
Venue: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
It's an opportunity to ride on Camp Pendleton.
While on your ride enjoy the scenery; from rolling hills to wildlife, aircraft to barracks.
Venue: Pacific Beach Boardwalk
Pacific BeachFest has something for everyone including a fish taco contest, surf competition, beach volley ball, craft beer, kids activities and music!
Venue: Balboa Park
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth - a festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.
Experience Downtown as you never have before on this one-of-kind ride to see spectacular site-specific dance.Hop on board and travel to stops along the MTS Trolley line featuring site-specific dance. New work to be performed by 50 of San Diego's most adventurous dancers!
Old Town San Diego Chamber of Commerce
The Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego features contemporary artists, fine craft, fashion and home décor artisans along with the Flavors of Old Town international foods, a wine tasting pavilion, and continuous live entertainment.
Venue: Bonita Cove Park
Join us at the birthplace of the sport for the Mission Bay Triathlon! Competitors from around the country will return to Mission Bay to celebrate the triathlon.
Beer Garden - $5 Entry Fee
Venue: Foot of Ocean Beach Pier
The Ocean Beach Oktoberfest is a two-day, eclectic, beachside festival with a variety of exciting activities, contests and entertainment.
Venue: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Fall crafts and children's activities a la San Diego in the 1870s in the central plaza at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Many merchants surrounding the park will have activities as well.
Mission Bay Golf Course
Price: Adults - $42 Juniors (17-under) - $32
Families and golfers of all skill levels are invited to the first of its kind 15-Inch Cup Golf Tournament. Participants will play golf using cups three times the size of regular golf cups. Great way to golf for beginners and families!
Venue: The Village of La Jolla
The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival features the works of 150+ artists, entertainment, a gourmet marketplace, the Family Art Center, and a wine and beer garden.
Venue: San Diego County Waterfront Park
CRSSD Festival is a two-day electronic music festival at the 12 acre San Diego Waterfront Park featuring three stages and 36+ performers.
Price: Toddlers - $5
Children (6-12) - $10
Seniors - $12
Adults - $15
Join the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association in the Pumpkin Express Halloween Celebration complete with a train ride, pumpkin patch and more.
Gaslamp Quarter Association
With the Gaslamp Quarter's vibrant history and its connection with historic Highway 80, it is fitting that the Gaslamp Quarter Association will celebrate new and vintage high-performance vehicles at the Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase.
Little Italy Association
Little Italy FESTA! offers a full palette of Italian cuisine is complemented by traditional and modern Italian music, arts and crafts as well as a tribute to San Diego's rich Italian American heritage.
Price: Starting at $8
Venue: Main Theater: Museum of Photographic Arts
The San Diego Italian Film Festival showcases the best of new Italian film with a series of premieres ranging from dramas and comedies to documentaries.
The Escondido Street Faire is held during the months of May and October on Grand Avenue between Centre City and Ivy. The Street Faire is sponsored by the Escondido Cham ber of Commerce and the Downtown Business Association. For more information, contact the Chamber at 760-745-2125
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Enjoy a delicious and bountiful dinner buffet to celebrate Oktoberfest at the Safari Park. There will be live music and a convenient cash bar. Families are welcome!
Venue: Downtown El Cajon
HauntFest on Main is an exciting family friendly event in Downtown El Cajon with a pumpkin patch, costume contest, kidz zone, rides, entertainment and more!
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Celebrate the Craft will feature the finest food artisans from across California's broad culinary spectrum, demonstrating, discussing, and tasting their way through the vast array of premium food and wine products available
A free, family outdoor festival with food, live music, arts, crafts, Mexican mercado, traditional Ofrendas (altars), carnival rides, a classic car show, and more. This festival traditionally celebrates the lives of deceased loved ones. 10am-5pm, Mission San Luis Rey, Mission Avenue, Oceanside. Parking on Sunday, $5.00. Free shuttle available. The carnival rides start Friday night, 10-23, and continue through Sunday, 10-25. 760-757-3651.
The Boulevard BOO! Parade is returning to the College Area. This free, family event is bigger and spookier than ever! More floats, more zombies, more music and more surprises. More of what makes the Boulevard BOO! Parade San Diego's only Halloween Parade.
Hotel Del Coronado
Celebrate Halloween at San Diego's famous haunted hotel. Don your best costume and join us for the 6th annual, adults-only, "Hallo-wine and Spirits" Party full of spooky surroundings, great eats and delicious wines!
Price: $30 - $60
Come to the Gaslamp Quarter and share in the Halloween fun with music on the entertainment stages, dancing, costumed characters, costume contest, and more fun. Adults (over 21 years) event from 6pm until midnight; must have a wristband to attend. Location: 7th Avenue, between Market & J Street and Island Avenue between 6th & 8th Streets. Tickets and information: 619-233-5008.