Oktoberfest and New Year’s Eve galas, college football games and Mardi
Gras revelry, marathons and music fests—San Diego’s schedule is action
packed with festivities, sports, and arts and culture this season.
1 It’s a Lego Candyland to satisfy sweet ooths of all ages at Legoland’s Brick or
Treat Halloween-themed Saturday nights
(Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29).
1-31 Enjoy Halloween all month long with trick-or-treating,
zombie laser tag and costume contests at
the Boomont Park Fall Festival & Haunt
on Mission Bay.
8-9 Admire the work of more
than 150 established
artists at the La Jolla Art
and Wine Festival.
and the craft
feast on a
week of pairing
presentations, cooking demonstrations and more at the San Diego Bay
Wine & Food Festival. The weeklong
event, at various venues throughout
the city, culminates with a grand
tasting extravaganza on the Embarcadero. This year, Rick Bayless headlines the Dinner with the Culinary
Masters and live auction on Nov. 17.
Fall and Winter Fun
9 Celebrate Italian food, music and art at Festa!, the largest Italian cultural
festival on the West Coast. After a three-year hiatus, the Grand Fall Festival and
Street Faire returns to San Marcos with
250 craft and food vendors, live music
and carnival rides.
29 Balboa Park’s museums are filled with spooky gallery tours, treasure
hunts and plenty of spine-tingling
surprises for the eighth annual Halloween
Family Day. Don your spookiest, sultriest
or silliest costume and prepare for a
ghoulishly good time at Monster Bash in
the Gaslamp Quarter.
1-2 Pay tribute to lost loved ones at he Dia de los Muertos festival in
3-12 Catch the premiere of films from around the world at the
17th annual San Diego Asian Film Festival.
4-13 Celebrate the local craft beer scene during San Diego Beer
Week, featuring hundreds of beer-centric
events throughout the county.
5 Head to Whoville for the holidays via The Old Globe’s annual production
of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
(Ends Dec. 26).
6 Turn back time and celebrate days gone by at the family-friendly Fall
Back Festival in the Gaslamp.
23-27 It’s a Dixieland delight as the San Diego Jazz Fest
takes over the Town & Country Resort.
Dr. Seuss’ How
the Grinch Stole