San Diego weather in October is fantastic and the tourists are gone, which makes this a perfect month to do fun things in San Diego!
Encinitas Oktoberfest Celebration – Sunday October 3 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the annual Encinitas Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest. Bavarian food, beer, arts and crafts, parade and family activities. Don’t miss out on the Encinitas Oktoberfest fun. Check out the encinitasoktoberfest.com
Mira Mesa Street Fair – Delayed until Saturday October 1 2022 from 10 AM to 5 PM Camino Ruiz from Mira Mesa Blvd. to New Salem St. Fun annual street fair in Mira Mesa area of San Diego. For details on the Mira Mesa Street Fair see www.miramesatowncouncil.org
Annual Pacific Beachfest – Saturday October 2 2021 from 11 AM – 7 PM. Join in this fun annual beach fest in Pacific Beach. Beach volleyball, music, food, fine arts and crafts, kid rides, best tacos, fireworks and more!. At fun Pacific Beach California (from I-5 go west on Grand Avenue). One of the free San Diego events in October. For more information on the Pacific Beach Fest SD see www.pacificbeachfest.org .
San Diego International Film Festival – October 14 to 24 2021 in downtown San Diego and nearby La Jolla. Looking for new and interesting films? The five-day event includes film premiers, parties (for ages 21+) and Q&A sessions with filmmakers and celebrities. Get San Diego Film Festival tickets now for one of the best San Diego events in October. sdfilmfest.com/
La Jolla Art and Wine Festival – Saturday and Sunday October 9 and 10, 2021 from 10 AM to 7 PM Sat. and 10 AM to 7 PM Sun. on lower Girard Avenue between Prospect Ave. and Kline St in La Jolla. A fun outdoor activity in La Jolla San Diego, to fund programs at local schools. Don’t miss one of the best San Diego events October. www.ljawf.com
Kids Free in October at San Diego Museums – October 1 – 31 2021. Fun time to visit a participating museum such as the Maritime Museum of San Diego. All kids 12 and under are free. Maximum 2 kids free per paid adult. One of the fun San Diego events October for families. For more information and coupon see www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/.
The Sky Tonight Planetarium Shows – Wednesday October 6 2021 – Due to COVID-19 some events are reservation only, some are virtual so check them out. This monthly San Diego event is held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM, arrive 30 minutes early to claim your seat in the SD Fleet Science Center’s Heikoff Dome Theater. Admission includes gallery admission. See the sky in San Diego that night, and learn about special topics in astronomy. Afterwards, peer through a telescope. Advance purchase recommended for the Sky Tonight Planetarium as these may sell out. www.rhfleet.org
San Diego Halloween Events 2021 – If you are looking for things to do in San Diego this Halloween, see San Diego Halloween Events and Disneyland Halloween. buy your tickets early for online discounts and some events sell out early.
Harvest Festival and Craft Fair – October 8 to 10, 2021 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Over 300 artisans with handmade arts and crafts, Home Depot Kids workshops, food and fun. Cost approximately $9 for adults, 13 – 17 $4, children 12 and under free with adult. Discount tickets online and save $2 with coupon. Another great San Diego events in October. harvestfestival.com
Balboa Park Halloween Family Day – Saturday October date TBD 2021 from 11 – 4. Spend the day at Balboa Park at this annual Halloween Family Day. Kids 12 and under will be admitted free to select museums with a paid adult admission. Hands-on activities, music, performances and special programs. Adults can purchase a one day excursion pass to see five park museums, or just visit your favorite museum. For more information about the San Diego Balboa Park Halloween Family Day see www.balboapark.org