Downtown San Diego October 2013 Events

October 1st, 2013

The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park Through Nov. 2
A haunted forest in the darkness of night is beckoning for you to come and walk upon its trail. Are you ready to walk amid eerie sounds and lurking shadows where eyes glow in the dark and creepy fingers reach out for you? 7-11pm. (619) 231-0131 /



The Haunted Hotel Through Nov. 2
The creaky door of the haunted hotel is opening and something is beckoning for you to go inside. Do you dare to step into darkened hallways where bats fly and eerie sounds abound? 7-11pm. Broker’s Building basement (424 Market St.) (619) 231-0131 /



La Mesa Oktoberfest Oct. 4
Brings visitors and vendors from all over the region to La Mesa for a weekend dedicated to family, friends, food and entertainment. Great food, lots of children activities, entertainment and of course, good old German brats and cold beer. 11am-11:30pm. 619-602-6365 /


Rady Children’s Hospital Shamu & You Family Walk Oct. 5
This walking event offers a rare opportunity to travel inside a portion of Sea World as well as the south end of East Mission Bay. Participants of all ages can choose between a comfortable 4-mile walk or an easy 1-mile walk. 5-11am. (760) 692-2900 /


Pacific Beachfest 2013 Oct. 5
Put on your swimsuit and head to the beach. There’s live music, sand dancing, beach volleyball, beach tennis, a surf contest, skateboarding, and a 5K run. You can shop along the beachfront for crafts, lunch, or beer. 8am-6:30pm. (858) 273-3303 /


Carlsbad Oktoberfest Oct. 5
The Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest is Carlsbad’s premier family event. Start with a traditional German Dinner catered by Carlsbad’s own Tip Top Meats, combined with World Famous Apple Strudel for dessert! 12-10pm. Holiday Park. /


FilAmFest Filipino American Cultural Festival Oct. 5
There’s a variety of musical and costumed performances to entertain you while you visit the Arts & Cultural Pavilion. The food is great and there are fun activities for the children. 11am-6pm. Paradise Valley Rd. (between Potomac St. & Gilmarton Dr.) (504) 390-3271 /


Oktoberfest by EdUCate Oct. 5
Great feast of German food, beer, and music, contests, games, dancing, and activities that keep everyone amused all afternoon. Try out the climbing wall, bungee, rope bridge, and inflatable obstacle course. 3-7pm. Standley Park (3595 Governor Dr.) (858) 337-5578 /


Old Town San Diego Art Festival Oct. 5-6Over 100 juried artists will be in Old Town to present their amazing creations. The event also includes a Children’s Art Show, staged entertainment, a food court, and a beer garden. You can visit many of Old Town’s galleries and shops. 10am-6pm. (619) 233-5008 /


Del Mar Taste & Art Stroll Oct. 6
Delicious culinary creations from 28 restaurants, drink specials at select restaurants, juried original artwork by talented, local and regional artists. The event includes a FREE art stroll and a TICKETED restaurant taste. 10am–5pm. Downtown Del Mar.


Tour de Poway Oct. 6
Cyclists are getting in gear for a bike ride. Choose between different course lengths; 100-mile, 62-mile, 50-mile, and 24-mile. Each distance has scenic views from sub-cities to back country roads of various grades and elevations. 7am-4pm. (858) 679-1027 /


Ocean Beach Oktoberfest Oct. 11-12
Adults (age 21+) can indulge in a joyous mix of Bavarian, rock, and jazz music. Guests crown the Best Tribute Band. Delicious German food & drink, merchandise, yodeling, and fun games. Ocean Beach Pier parking lot. (619) 224-4906 /


Rancho Penasquitos Recreation Council Oktoberfest Oct. 11
Oktoberfest is here! Come hungry for a feast of German potato salad, bratwurst sausage, red cabbage/sauerkraut/coleslaw, a roll, and apple strudel; plus spirits from the “Biergarten”. 6-10pm. Hilltop Community Park (9711 Oviedo Way) (858) 538-8131


Tierrasanta Oktoberfest Oct. 12
Come and enjoy Oktoberfest in the company of a happy crowd with delicious German food & beer, polka music, and slap-dancing. The event concludes with a fireworks show. 3-9pm. Tierrasanta Park & Rec. Center (11220 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.) (858) 268-0044


Hillcrest Hoedown Oct. 12
Hillcrest is transformed into a western setting complete with a streetside saloon. There’s country food, music, attire, and cowboy hats. This is your chance to be an “urban cowboy” and do some line dancing or win a costume contest. 12-9pm. (619) 252-5826 /


Polish Festival San Diego 2013 Oct. 12-14
It’s a tribute to Polish culture complete with music, singing, dancing,and souvenirs (pottery & amber jewelry). Imported Polish beer and delicious Polish food. 12-10pm. St. Maximilian Kolbe R.C. Polish Mission parking lot (1735 Grand Ave.) (858) 272-7655 /


La Jolla Art & Wine Festival Oct. 12-13
An upscale festival in La Jolla presents art creations from talented artists. Live music stimulates a pleasing atmosphere for patrons to enjoy the day. People can shop for unique art treasures, stop for lunch, and sip on wine or beer. 10am-6pm. (619) 349-4769 /


Golden Hill Street Fair Oct. 13
Local artists and musicians have come together to present a splendid festival for all to enjoy. Musicians present a variety of different types of music as artists and craftsmen offer their special wares. 10:30am-8pm. (619) 454-2000 /


Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase Oct. 13
High performance vehicles are rolling into the Gaslamp showcasing tradional favorites to lavish luxury cars. Get a close look at Italian exotics such as the Farrari and Maserati and American classics such as the Thunderbird and Corvette. 11am-4pm. (619) 233-5227 /


Connor’s Cause for Children Oct. 19
An evening of stand-up comedy for a stand-up cause. Conner’s Cause for Children provides critical financial assistance to families struggling to cover the costs of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness or injury. 5:30pm. Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. /


San Diego Buddy Walk Oct. 19
A comfortable walk at an easy pace around the premature of Liberty Station’s NTC Park. Proceeds support programs for research and services for people with Down Syndrome. In conjunction with the “San Diego Buddy Walk Oktoberfest”. 10am-12pm. (619) 594-7408 /


The Boulevard Boo! Parade Oct. 26
People in the College area are ready to watch a Halloween parade or wear a costume and be in the parade. You know it’s Halloween when you see people walk like a zombie, fly like a bat, and dance like a ghost. 10am-1pm. El Cajon Blvd. (619) 582-1093 /


Monster Bash 2013 Oct. 26
This adult (age 21+) Halloween block party offers a costume contest with a $3,000 prize so wear your best costume and let it come alive! There’s plenty of bewitching cocktails, ghoulish food, and monster music. 5pm. Gaslamp Quarter. (619) 233-5008 /


Memorial Park Carnival Oct. 31-Nov. 7
You can’t say you don’t have anything to do when there’s a carnival going on. Come to Memorial Park (Oceanview Blvd. & 30th St.) and enjoy the thrill of spinning carnival rides and entertaining carnival games. 5-11pm. (951) 316-1382

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