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San Diego Events Calendar by Month

October

October 1-31
Kids are FREE In October
San Diego extends an invitation to all little explorers to enjoy Kids Free San Diego this October. During the month-long celebration your little ones will be treated to free admission at attractions, meals on the house and tons of other great perks throughout the city. Enjoy more than 100 partner offers, as well as warm fall weather without the summer crowds. There’s big fun waiting for kids with savings that parents will love.

October 1-31
Scream Zone: Road Kill
Buckle up for a terrifying ride. San Diego’s favorite fright fest, the Scream Zone, is taking the scares to the streets in Drive-Thru Scream Zone: Road Kill at the Del Mar ‘Scaregrounds’. The Scream Zone has been tempting terror-lovers for the past 23 years, but the 2020 event will take a whole new spin. To comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, guests will experience the frights from the dis-comfort of their own automobile. Vehicles will weave through a mile-long course transformed into scenes from classic horror films and the demented minds of the Scream Zone’s imaginative creators. At the Drive-Thru Scream Zone: Road Kill, the only roadside assistance coming to your aid is a triple threat of zombies, serial killers, and killer clowns.

October 2 – November 1
SeaWorld Spooktacular
Get your kids’ costumes ready, because SeaWorld has spooky surprises and fall fun in store at SeaWorld Spooktacular. Playful characters and seasonal décor will catch your eye. Candy and other concoctions will treat your taste buds. And as always, the park will be alive with amazing animals to visit. It’s all waiting for your family, with new safety procedures to put your mind at ease. It’s a tricky year for Halloween. Treat your family to fall fun at SeaWorld.

October 4
Floating Outdoor Cinema Experience on the Bay
Hornblower Dinner Cruises
6-9pm
For a limited time only, movie lovers can set sail on San Diego Bay for a magical big-screen experience under the stars. Serving up an array of blockbusters and cult classics alongside a delicious meal. Whether looking for date night inspiration, a fun family activity or a social get together with friends, this unique all-in-one package of great food, fantastic views and a movie bring together all the essential elements for a memorable experience on the water.

October 15 – November 15
Día de los Muertos
Traditional and contemporary Día de los Muertos altars will be set up throughout the Old Town community during this event for visitors to enjoy. In various museums in the park, there will also be altars commemorating the people who lived and worked in Old Town during the 1800s. Activities will include face painting, public memorials, children’s arts and crafts, piñatas, Aztec and folkórico dancing, life-sized catrinas and skeleton displays, giant skeleton puppets, live music, and a catrina y catrín costume contest.

October 18
Making Strides Scavenger Hunt… Pink and Go Seek!
For the safety of our participants, survivors, volunteers, and staff, we’ve reimagined our traditional Making Strides Walk to a fun, socially distanced, city scavenger hunt! Join us on October 18th and help paint San Diego PINK with an adventure scavenger hunt experience! Complete the mission lists around the city and compete for fun prizes!

October 19
Haunted Tales Event Aboard the Maritime Museum
Haunted Tales event that any aspiring ghost, goblin, pirate, and princess will enjoy.

October 26
Haunted Tales Event Aboard the Maritime Museum
Haunted Tales event that any aspiring ghost, goblin, pirate, and princess will enjoy.

October 30
Trick or Treat Little Italy
5:30-7:30pm
Little ghouls, witches and goblins storm through the streets at Little Italy’s annual Trick-or-Treat on India Street. Families are encouraged to bring their little monsters out in costume attire to this fun and safe Halloween event to enjoy traditional trick-or-treating, as Little Italy businesses along historic India Street open their doors to give out candy and Halloween treats. Sweet and spooky fun will be had by kids of all ages at this beloved Halloween tradition!

November

November 1
Virtual Race for the Cure
In order to protect our breast cancer community, the Race for the Cure will be going VIRTUAL for the first time. While the pandemic has cancelled many important moments in our lives, our mission to end breast cancer isn’t cancelled, and neither is our Race!

November 6-15
San Diego Beer Week
San Diego Beer Week is a 10-day festival which features more than 130 independent craft breweries of the city and San Diego County. This beer festival celebrates the talented brewing community and the best beers of San Diego County.

November 6-8
MS Virtual Walk
For the health and safety of our communities, Challenge Walk MS: Southern California is going virtual this year. And because MS doesn’t stop, neither will we. Your fundraising ensures we can meet the increasing needs of people affected by MS during this time of crisis and beyond.

November 7
Day of the Dead / Día de Muertos
11am-1pm
The Old Globe’s traditional Day of the Dead / Día de Muertos is back for a sixth consecutive year! Join us online for some traditional Mexican music, recorded bilingual short plays from past coLAB productions, activities to enjoy at home with the whole family, and more sorpresas! Join our host, Teaching Artist Valeria Vega, for this interactive online celebration of this incredible Mexican tradition.

November 8
Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler & Veterans Day 5K
6:30am
Come join us virtually for the 21st Annual Silver Strand Veterans Day Half Marathon, 10 Miler & 5K!

November 9-15
Fleet Week
Embarcadero
The mission of Fleet Week San Diego is to honor and celebrate the men and women of the military through public events that entertain and alliances that support and thank these heroes.

November 10-12
Old Town Trolley Tours & Patriot Service Dogs
Each year on Veterans Day, Old Town Trolley Tours offers specials to all veterans, active duty military personnel and police officers*. This year, we’re offering FREE Admission to the following: Old Town Trolley Tours. Old Town Trolley Tours will take $1 from each ticket sold on Veterans Day to sponsor a puppy with Patriot Service Dogs. Patriot Service Dogs provides veterans with assistance dogs and we are proud to be partnering with them in sponsoring a dog.
*This offer is extended to the service person on dates listed above. Offer not valid for spouses or dependents. Veterans must show current ID card for active duty or retired or a DD214 (proof of release from the military) at any of our Old Town Trolley booths. Offer is not good at third party vendor locations. Additional restrictions may apply.

November 11
Fleet Week Boat Parade
10am
Veterans Day Celebration on the water. Join the parade.

November 11
Free Day at Cabrillo National Monument
9am-5pm
Please note parts of the Cabrillo Monument are closed at this time. Please visit the website for the most up to date information.

November 11
San Diego Veterans Day Parade Ceremony Webinar / Streamed 
10:00am – 12:00pm
“A Tribute to The Guardians of Freedom” recognizing our Veterans of every era and our serving soldiers, marines, sailors, airmen, coast guardsmen. Join in delivering a greatly deserved tribute to all U.S. Veterans who served during the war years 1941 to 1945! We invite all San Diego regions to participate in this tradition, and welcome all sponsors, donations, and volunteers.

November 21
Annual Doggie Street Festival
9:00am – 3:00pm
NTC Park at Liberty Station
Join the Annual Doggie Street Festival San Diego. This not-to-be missed dog, cat & parrot adopt-a-thon and fun celebration of our companion animals presents fantastic pet products, services, yummy eats, vet tips, speakers, music, kids’ area, auction prizes and much more! Together we can do good!

November 22
Mother Goose Virtual Parade
1:00pm-4:00pm