San Diego Events September 2017

Fun San Diego events September. For locals, September is the best time in San Diego, California. The summer crowds have left, and the beach weather is great for all the San Diego Events at the beach. Check out these upcoming events and activities in San Diego, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla, and Coronado CA.

Updated April 22 2017 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures

San Diego Events September

Tassie's Twister - Photo Courtesy of SeaWorld

San Diego Water Park - Fall is a great time to visit a San Diego water park, which are typically only open weekends after Labor Day weekend. Try the new Sea World Aquatica Water Park, the Legoland California Water Park in Carlsbad, or The Wave Waterpark in north county (Vista).

Craft Brewery San Diego is known for their many craft breweries. Try a few and you might find a new favorite.

California Tower Tour - See the fantastic views from The California Tower, in Balboa Park at the San Diego Museum of Man. This opened in 2015 after being off-limits to the public since 1935. Advanced reservations required. Includes admission to the Museum of Man.

Green Flash Concert Series - Wednesday September TBD 2017 adult only event. Last in the summer concert series on the Tide Pool Plaza at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. For more information on the Green Flash Concert Series at Birch Aquarium see

Apple Picking in Julian Fresh apples, apple pie, apple cider, apple fruit bars and more during apple season, typically September - mid October. Visit the historic town of Julian, about 60 miles northeast of San Diego, for a fun old-fashioned day. Take home a whole pie from the Julian Pie Company, visit the Julian Mining Company, and so much more. We enjoy walking around the town and exploring the shops.

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Sea World Summer Nights - Labor Day Weekend San Diego events September 2 to 4 2017. Come enjoy Sea World summer evening shows, at SeaWorld San Diego, one of our top attractions in SD. Included with park admission. Enjoy the Into the Blue fireworks finale, preceded by nighttime special shows, including Shamu Rocks, Blue Horizons, Sea Lions Tonite, and don’t miss the Cirque de la Mer, the acrobatic extravaganza over water. Discount tickets to San Diego Sea World

US Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition - Every Labor Day weekend (Sept. 2 to 4 2017 enjoy the sand art at this fun festival, located at "B" Street Pier, 1140 North Harbor Drive San Diego. With 300 tons of sand being brought to the “B” Street cruise ship terminal pier and world master sand sculptors coming from places like Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands and more to challenge the best in the U.S. you can just imagine the creativity that will take place. There will be works of art for purchase as well as live entertainment, gourmet food trucks and fun kids activities. Don’t pass up this phenomenal weekend of amazing sand sculpture art along with the outstanding views of the bay with its tall ships and beautiful San Diego skyline.Buy tickets in advance online and save.

Del Mar Horse Races - mid July through September 4 2017 Labor Day weekend at the Del Mar Racetrack, Del Mar Fairgrounds. Where the turf meets the surf, horse racing at Del Mar, and includes Del Mar summer concert series. Free summer concert series for fans attending the races on Friday evenings. Del Mar Horse Races

Festival of Sail - Labor Day weekend at San Diego Bay (tent Friday Sep. 1 - Monday Sep. 4 2017). One of the great San Diego events for Labor Day weekend as tall ships from all over the world come to San Diego Calif. This four day San Diego event includes live entertainment, cruises on San Diego Bay, cannon battles, sailing on racing yachts, over 150 arts and craft vendors, great food, pirates, and more. San Diego Maritime Museum

Oceanside Labor Day Pier Swim - tentative Monday September 4 2017 Labor Day. Register at 7 AM, swim in the morning at various start times starting at 8:30 AM. Fun annual swim to the end of the original Oceanside pier and back. Register online earlier for discount, or register up to the day of the race.

Mira Mesa Street Fair - Saturday September TBD 2017 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

Disneyland Halloween - Start planning your Halloween celebration So Cal style. Buy your tickets to Mickey's Halloween Party before they sell out! Disneyland is decorated for Halloween time starting September 9 through October 31, and on select nights you can trick-or-treat at Disneyland for a separate fee which includes an additional 3 hours to Disneyland. Disneyland Halloween

Guided Nature Walk - Every Saturday from 10 - 11 AM at San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Avenue. Also, join your nature guides on the 2nd Saturday of every month, at 9 am for a two hour tour, exploring the flora, fauna and history of San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. For more information on these free Nature Hikes in San Diego north county see

Temecula Wine Tour - Tour Temecula Valley wine country on your own, or with a tour group. For a romantic weekend, stay overnight at a hotel and enjoy a Temecula Wine Package.

Pier Moon Walks - weekend event September TBD 2017 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM. Cost is $30 per person. A warm night lit by a full moon is the perfect time to explore the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier, usually closed to the public. Also includes a tour of the Scripps Oceanography campus. Ages 9+ only, and children ages 9-13 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Birch Aquarium Adventures

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Wavecrest Woodies - 3rd Saturday of September (Sep 16 2017 from 8 AM to 3 PM) see the largest gathering of woodies at the annual Woody Meet. What's a woodie? An old car with mostly wood exterior instead of steel, that became popular with surfers. See them on display at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, and several classic car cruises in downtown Encinitas and along historic 101. For detailed times and dates of the Wavecrest Woodies events see

Oceanside Harbor Days - Sept.TBD 2017 from 9 AM – 6 PM Saturday and 9 - 5 PM Sunday at Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside CA. What’s makes this event even better is that it is free! There will be all types of fun activities for all ages as well as vendors selling crafts and crafted foods! This year there will also be a sandcastle competition. Bring the family on out for a fun-filled day of activities!

Fashion Week San Diego Ladies, September TBD 2017 is Fashion Week San Diego! There will be about 26 talented designers from around the work to show their fabulous, never before seen collections. This event takes place at Hotel La Jolla and is open to the general public. Don’t wait to get your tickets as this is a sell out event every year. Prices range from Front Row VIP $350 to VIP $200 and the GA $100. To learn more about the designers go to

Balboa Park Free Museum Tuesday for Residents and Military - Some Balboa Park museums are free on 1st - 4th Tuesdays of each month to locals (San Diego Cal. City & county residents), and active military and their families. The free admission is on a rotating basis. Check out the Free Tuesday Balboa Park museum schedule.

Encinitas Oktoberfest Celebration - TBD 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 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

La Jolla Coast Walk - Sight see along the beautiful La Jolla coast with this easy walk. Bring your camera. See Children's Pool, La Jolla Seals, La Jolla Cove, Scripps Park, and the La Jolla Sea Caves. One of the best free San Diego outdoor activities. La Jolla Coast Walk

San Diego Harbor Cruise – For a fun San Diego activity, spend a day at the San Diego waterfront. You'll see the historic ships, the Urban Trees sculpture that align the waterfront, and walk down to Seaport Village and visit the unique shops. You can also explore the USS Midway museum and take a San Diego Harbor Cruise.

Del Mar Mud Run - Saturday September TBD 2017 at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Where the Surf Meets the Dirt! One of the dirtier San Diego Events! Individual and teams compete in this muddy event. Limit 5000 participants so sign up now. For more information about the Del Mar Mud Run see

Kayak at La Jolla Shores - This end of summer is a great time to kayak at La Jolla Shores to see the Sea Caves, marine life, and leopard sharks. Several different companies offer kayaking tours, or you can launch your own kayak at the free boat ramp. For more information see La Jolla Kayaking

Historic Old Town Old Town Saturday Market - Make it a fun old fashioned family day in Old Town San Diego. Explore the old historic buildings including the kids favorite - fresh lemonade and candy store. On Saturdays from 9 AM - 3 PM there is an artisan market too, with handmade works from local artists. SD Old Town

San Diego Halloween Events - Halloween is a popular time of year, and many attractions open in September, such as The Scream Zone, The Haunted Hotel, and Halloween at Disneyland. For more information see San Diego Halloween Events.

San Diego Dog Beaches - Take your dog to the beach! Choose your favorite San Diego Dog Beach from all the ones we have listed. One of the best San Diego activities for dogs and dog lovers. San Diego Dog Beaches.

Hotel del Coronado Historic Walking Tour - Tuesdays and Friday at 10:30 AM, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM. 75 minute walking tour of the famous historic Hotel del Coronado, let by docents from the Coronado Historical Association. Reservations recommended. 619.437.8788

San Diego Beach Cleanup
Coastal Cleanup Day – Saturday September TBD 2017, from 9 am – 12 noon. Volunteers are needed for the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. Individuals and groups are invited to join. Sign up now! Check out for registration and more event details. This is one of the great San Diego events to help out the environment.

San Diego Film Festival - September TBD 2017. Looking for fun date ideas in San Diego? The five-day event includes dozens of film premiers, five evening parties (for ages 21+) and question and answer sessions with filmmakers and celebrities. Get San Diego Film Festival tickets now for one of the best San Diego events in September.

10 Mile Relay and Solo Swim - Sunday Sep. TBD 2017 at 7:00 AM at La Jolla Cove. Join the La Jolla Cove Swim Club in this competitive fundraiser event to benefit the American Diabetes Association and San Diego Lifeguard Foundation. Form your relay teams now. For more information on the Relay and Solo Swim see

Things to Do in San Diego - Don't see a San Diego event that you like? We have some other ideas for you. Check out these Things to do in San Diego and 101 Things to do at the Beach.

Check out the October San Diego event calendar at San Diego Events October

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