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San Diego Events Calendar by Month


September 3-4
Jazz at the Creek 2022
Market Creek Amphitheatre, 310 Euclid Ave.
Nothing can compare to the intimate open air experience and energized performances from our roster of jazz artists coming to the stage in 2022! From September 3 at 2pm to September 4 at 7pm.

September 5
93rd Annual Oceanside Labor Day Pier Swim
The Strand North, Oceanside, CA
7:00am – 12:00pm
Swim registration is now open. Join us for a day of fun in the sun!

September 10-11
2022 San Diego Festival Of The Arts
Surf Sports Park, 14989 Via De La Valle, Del Mar
Follow your art and join us in celebrating our 36th festival at the San Diego Surf Sports Park in Del Mar. From September 10 at 10am to September 11 at 5pm.

September 10
Reader Burgers & Beer 2022: The Search for the Best Burger
Golden Hill Park, 2590-2596 Golden Hill Dr.
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Join us at our 5th annual Reader Burgers & Beer event! This event will once again be held in beautiful Golden Hill Park. Try gourmet burgers from 20 of the best restaurants as they compete to win the “Best Burger” award.

September 17
Coastal Cleanup Day
5797 Chesapeake Ct, Ste 200
9:00am – 12:00pm
I Love A Clean San Diego has served as the official organizer of Coastal Cleanup Day in San Diego County since it was founded in 1985. The event is a major part of International Coastal Cleanup, which is facilitated by The Ocean Conservancy and includes many U.S. states and territories, and over 70 countries. In California, data is reported to the California Coastal Commission as part of the international cleanup efforts. You are joining hundreds of thousands of volunteers all over the world to remove pollution from our ecosystems!

September 17
Food, Wine, and Brew Celebration 2022
San Diego Safari Park
6:30pm – 10:00pm
This tasty night for wildlife benefits the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, an international nonprofit conservation organization with two front doors: the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Doors open at 6:3pm for VIP guests. Doors open at 7:30pm for general admission guests.

September 18
Fashion Fair
201 W Center Street Promenade, Anaheim, CA
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Shop a street full of local vendors bringing you all things FASHION! Discover local clothing boutiques with something tending to every style, gawk over extraordinary pieces from talented artisan jewelers, try something out of your comfort zone with on-trend accessory brands, and much much more!

September 23-25
2022 MCAS Miramar Air Show
Miramar, San Diego
The commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Col. Thomas M. Bedell, and the commanding general of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Maj. Gen. Bradford J. Gering, invite the San Diego community and aviation enthusiasts to the 2022 MCAS Miramar Air Show. The theme of this year’s air show is “Marines: Fight, Evolve, Win” and is a direct reflection of the Commandant of the Marine Corps Force Design 2030 program and the technical innovations the service is undertaking to remain the 21st century’s force in readiness. From September 23 at 8am to September 25 at 5:30pm.

September 24-25
11th Annual San Diego International Dragon Boat Race
Tecolote Shores, 1740 E Mission Bay Dr.
Don’t miss out on the great competition in “America’s Finest City” at Tecolote Shores Mission Bay. Dragon boating is a growing, global sport with crews of 16-20 paddling in a boat decorated with an ornately carved dragon head at the bow and a tail in the stern. During races, boats consist of a crew, drummer and steersman. Enjoy the opening ceremony of our 501 c3 non-profits lion dance, music and performances, plus a Vendor Village with food trucks, clothing, jewelry, paddling gear and more. And bid on vacation stays, electronics, gift cards and more at our Silent Auction, with donations going to a local charity. From September 24 at 9am to September 25 at 4pm.

September 24-25
3rd Annual ArtWalk Carlsbad
Armada Wealth Management – Morgan Stanley, 5796 Armada Dr, Suite 200
ArtWalk Carlsbad returns for its third year to the historic North County community on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25. Attendees can explore different facets of art from local, regional and international professional artists while enjoying street food, wine and beer, live entertainment, and the surrounding breathtaking views. The two-day, free festival will take place on Armada Drive, overlooking the shimmering ocean above the beautiful Carlsbad Flower Fields. From September 24 at 11am to September 25 at 6pm.

September 24-25
13th San Diego Spirits Festival
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA
Leave your inhibitions at the door & fully immerse yourself in a two-day experience fueled by top spirits & magnificent works of art. The San Diego Spirits Festival, a world-class cocktail and cultural event, is shaking things up for its 13th year with a move to the newly-renovated Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla (MCASD). San Diego’s annual spirits extravaganza will take place on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, featuring unlimited cocktails from over 60 brands, live music and entertainment, access to MCASD’s galleries and more. From September 24 at 3pm to September 25 at 7pm.


October 1-31
Kids are FREE the whole month
At participating events
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. Explore and plan your perfect trip to San Diego this October.

October 7-9
Tap 2022 Music Conference
Downtown, 530 Broadway, San Diego
Our agents book Indie Artists on celebrity shows and tours. We are here to help you jump to that next level of your music career. Whether it’s shows or tours, we are here to get you placed and booked. October 8th 2022, we will be sending one(1) artist on a 10 date tour or 1 week on the Official Spring Break Week Festival series or $5000.00 in cash! You and labels will decide the booking option based on your live auditions and stage performance. October 7 from 6pm to 1am. October 8 from 11am to 1am. October 9 from 1pm to 1am.

October 8-9
Blended Festival
3900 N. Harbor Dr.
This two-day social experience delivers live music, culinary stations, full bars, and unique activations. Guests must be 18 or over to attend. Ticket prices vary from $119-$429. VIP+ ticket holders will get pre-party access with 4 comped beers or cocktails. October 8 from 2pm to 11pm. October 9 from 1pm to 10pm.

October 9
Mustangs by the Bay
Embarcadero Marina Park North
The Mustang Club of San Diego participates in many events throughout the year including car shows, local cruise nights and community related activities and charities. We are proud to play host to the largest “single make” car show in San Diego County. Usually held the first Sunday of October, our “Mustangs By the Bay” car show draws over 300 entries and thousands of fans annually.

October 19-23
International Film Festival
If you enjoy celebrity spotting, the red carpet at the San Diego Film Festival is your best bet. The festival spans five days every fall with more than 100 independent and studio films shown in two locations: La Jolla and downtown’s Gaslamp Quarter. Acclaimed films like Lion, Denial, Julieta, Hell or High Water, and Hidden Figures were screened at the festival before becoming Academy Award winners. Interviews with filmmakers and actors also take place throughout the festival run. Like most of the film organizations in town, this group also programs screenings throughout the year.

October 27-29
San Diego Halloween Pub Crawl
628 Fifth Ave.
San Diego’s Wickedest Halloween Club Celebration is back in 2022! Come experience the one-and-only 3-day event and gain access to 10+ insane costume parties in the ghoulish Gaslamp Quarter where your favorite HAUNTS are dying to welcome you with adult treats, free entry, welcome shots, DJ, dancing and more! October 27 from 6pm to 12am. October 28 from 6pm to 12am. October 29 from 6pm to 12am.

October 28
Nightmare on Normal Street
5pm – 11pm
Normal Street at University Avenue
Hillcrest’s haunted Halloween dance party and costume competition is back! Nightmare on Normal will take over the Pride Plaza at Normal and University.

October 29-30
Old Town Dia De Los Muertos
Old Town San Diego
It’s the time of the year where we reunite the living and the dead. The tradition of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) continues in Old Town this year. But of course, things will look a little different. Old Town San Diego will have a Mercado de Arte at the north side of the lot across from the Market, theatre and trolley stop on Saturday, October 29-30th.


November 1-13
San Diego Fleet Week
1000 N. Harbor Dr.
Experience one of San Diego’s largest military events featuring military displays, high tech equipment in the Innovation Zone, active Navy & Coast Guard ship tours, live music, food, and fun for the whole family!

November 1
Dia de los Inocentes (Day of the Children)
San Diego Avenue
November 1st is “El Dia de los Inocentes” or the Day of the Children and also known as All Saints Day. November 2nd is All Souls Day or the actual Dia de los Muertos. According to tradition, the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31st and the spirits of children can rejoin their families for 24 hours. The event consists of three major themes: Remembrance, Community and Celebration. Some believe that the spirits come back in the form of Monarch butterflies which come in droves to some parts of Mexico.

November 6
2022 Komen San Diego More Than Pink Walk
6:30am – 9am
Balboa Park
The 2022 Komen San Diego More Than Pink Walk has already raised more than $100,000 dollars in fundraising toward Susan G. Komen’s goal of reducing the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. We hope you will join us in this 5K, or 1-mile walk through beautiful Balboa Park.

November 11
San Diego Veterans Day Parade
10am – 12pm
San Diego Embarcadero
The San Diego Veterans Day Parade is produced by “Veterans Week San Diego”, an all-volunteer team of Veterans and citizens of all ages and walks of life, dedicated to honoring Veterans annually during “Veterans Week”, as a program event of the Veterans Memorial Center. We rely on donations from the generous residents of the San Diego area, as well as financial support from the regional industry and business sector, and the support of our partners in the non-profit sector.

November 12
San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival
12pm – 3pm
400 Kettner Boulevard
Welcome to the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival, where sailboats and sandy beaches serve as the backdrop to one of the country’s most talked about weeks in food. Featuring dozens of events, hundreds of domestic and international wineries, the celebration of craft beer and spirits, local culinary legends and nationally recognized celebrities, and a Grand Tasting Finale on the stunning Embarcadero.

November 18-20
Wonderfront Festival
849 W. Harbor Drive
A highly-anticipated 7+ stage, 80+ bands, 3-day music, culinary and arts festival will descend upon the stunning waterfront of downtown San Diego all along the Embarcadero. The festival offers diverse attractions including yacht parties, water sports, art installations, after-parties, a craft beer village and plenty of local flavors. Wonderfront festival’s re-entry policy encourages festival-goers to customize their weekend experience and truly integrates the city into the fabric of the festival.

November 20
Mother Goose Parade
El Cajon Blvd. & Main St.
The Mother Goose Parade is San Diego’s East County’s annual holiday kick-off celebration featuring whimsical floats, clowns, bands and equestrians.