Enjoy these San Diego events October and fun things to do in San Diego.
Are you looking for some fun San Diego events in San Diego, California? Halloween events? Outdoor activities? Kids activities? Check out these upcoming things to do in San Diego, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla, and Coronado CA. Enjoy our event calendar.
Updated March 26, 2023 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures
Mira Mesa Street Fair - Saturday October 7 2023 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
Kids Free Birch Aquarium - Tentative October 1 to 31 2023. Explore Birch Aquarium and kids are free for the month of October. Advanced reservations required. Enter KIDSFREE22 at checkout to receive up to two (2) free child tickets per each paid qualifying adult admission. Birch Aquarium San Diego
Annual Pacific Beachfest - Saturday October date TBD 2023. 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 dates TBD 2023 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 7 and 8 2023 from 10 AM to 6 PM Sat. and 10 AM to 6 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 - Tentative October 1 - 31 2023. 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 4 2023. 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
Butterfly Gardens - On a warm sunny day, check out the Butterfly Gardens in Encinitas and explore the butterfly vivarium. You can also buy butterfly friendly plants at the plant shop. www.butterflyfarms.org
Free Kids Tickets San Diego Zoo - October is Kids Free Day at the San Diego Zoo. Children ages 3 - 11 get in free when accompanied by a paid adult ticket. Be sure to check out the new 3 acre Wildlife Explorers Basecamp at the zoo, which opened win 2022. San Diego Zoo
Sunset Scripps Pier Walk - September - November 2023 on select dates. Sunset over the Pacific Ocean is the perfect time to explore the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier, usually closed to the public. During this guided walk along the pier, aquarium naturalists will teach participants about the structure's history, and guide them as they explore the marine life. Ages 9+ only, and children ages 9-17 must be accompanied by a paid adult. For more information see www.aquarium.ucsd.edu
San Diego Harbor – For a fun free San Diego activity, enjoy a stroll along the San Diego Harbor and admire the historic ships. Spend the afternoon on the USS Midway. Enjoy dinner at Seaport Village overlooking the waterfront. Make this one of your annual San Diego events October!
Kayak at La Jolla Shores - This fall 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
IMAX movie - Daily at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park San Diego, California. Enjoy an IMAX film and a fun day at this fantastic San Diego museum.
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 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.
Harvest Festival and Craft Fair - October dates TBD 2023 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
The Disturbance - The Disturbance, created by The Haunted Hotel, is an all new “Haunt Collective” in Mission Valley. Tentative pen October 1 through 31 2023. The 3 attractions include: The Haunted Hotel, Kill-billy Chaos, and 3-D Freak Fest. Not recommended for children 10 and younger or those easily frightened. Check website for hours each day. Buy tickets online to avoid waiting in line. Tickets cost $24.99 to $34.99, but $5.00 discount coupon available at Goodwill stores. www.hauntedhotel.com
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