San Diego Events October 2024

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? 

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Updated July 12, 2024 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures

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Disneyland Halloween

Disneyland Haunted Mansion decorated for Halloween

San Diego Halloween Events 2024 - 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.

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!

Mira Mesa Street Fair - Saturday October 5, 2024 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

Encinitas Oktoberfest Celebration - Sunday October 2 to 7, 2024 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

San Diego International Film Festival - October 16 to 20, 2024 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.

Kids Free in October at San Diego Museums - October 1 - 31, 2024. 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

The Sky Tonight Planetarium Shows - Wednesday October 24 2024. 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.

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Weekend Beach Walks - Saturday and Sunday October 18 and 19, 2024 from about 3:30 PM – sunset will be a nice time to walk some of the local beaches at moderate low tide. Stay awhile and watch the sunset. Best San Diego Beaches for Walking

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 in 2022. San Diego Zoo

Sunset Scripps Pier Walk - September - November 2024 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

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.

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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, and is more limited during COVID-19. Check out the Free Tuesday Balboa Park museum schedule.

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 11 to 13, 2024 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.

Kids Free Birch Aquarium - October 1 to 31 2024. Explore Birch Aquarium and kids are free for the month of October. Advanced reservations required. Up to two (2) free child tickets per each paid qualifying adult admission. Birch Aquarium San Diego

Annual Pacific Beachfest - Saturday October 5, 2024. 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 .

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Scream Zone Del Mar - October dates TBD 2024 (except some Monday and Tuesday nights). The best San Diego Halloween adventure awaits you at the Scream Zone at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. $32.99 and up for the Triple Haunt - Haunted Hayride, Labryinth Manor, and Stars of the Silver "Scream". 50% off on opening night for Triple Haunt. Beware of ghouls, zombies & monsters. Military discount tickets sold at base ticket offices. The best of the San Diego events October. For more scary details see the website for the Scream Zone Del Mar.

The Disturbance - The Disturbance, created by The Haunted Hotel, is an all new “Haunt Collective” in Mission Valley. Tentative for 2024.

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Temecula Valley Wine Tour - Enjoy a self-guided or guided wine tour of Temecula Valley. Visit 3-4 wineries and enjoy the wine tasting, wine tours and scenery. A romantic San Diego adventure. San Diego Temecula Wine Tasting

More Fun and Scary 2024 San Diego Halloween Events - If you are looking for more things to do in San Diego this Halloween, try these San Diego Halloween activities.

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

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