Dia de los Muertos Guest Chef Dinner 

This year were inviting 8 guest chefs to join our own chef de cuisine Christine Rivera in the kitchen. We have an epic night of food and celebration planned. 

Date: Nov. 1

Time/Place: 6-10pm / Galaxy Taco, La Jolla 

Escondido Da de los Muertos Festival 

Guests are invited to create altars to remember and honor their loved ones in a special area outside of the Centers museum; the event also features live music, traditional Mexican fare, sugar skull decorating, and more. 

Date: Nov. 1

Time/Place: 5-9pm / California Center for the Arts, Escondido

California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival

Will highlight current films from American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors, and actors. 

Date: Nov. 1-3

Time/Place: CSU San Marcos & 

Pechanga Resort & Casino 

Chula Vista Veterans Parade

A ceremony recognizing veterans and military families will immediately follow. 

Date: Nov. 2

Time/Place: 8-11:30am / Magdalena Avenue to Santa Venetia Street – Veterans Elementary School

Old Town San Diegos Dia de los Muertos

The spirits of loved ones who have died return to earth to celebrate with friends and family, during this happy, festive and very artistic time. Arts & crafts, music and food.

Date: Nov. 2-4

Time/Place: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park 

Fall Home Decorating/Remodeling Show

Hundreds of exhibitors for all of your home Improvement needs from decorating/remodeling, home additions and landscaping. 

Date: Nov. 2-4

Time/Place: Fri & Sun 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-6pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds

San Diego Beer Week

A 10-day celebration, promoting more than 130 independent craft breweries in San Diego County. Join the San Diego Brewers Guild and more than 60 independent breweries for 2018 Guild Fest, taking place at Embarcadero South in Downtown San Diego on November 3. 

Escondido Tamale Festival

A celebration of all the great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of Californias culture. Best Tamale Contests. Grande Stage featuring Mariachis, Folklorico, Aztec, Latin Dance Performances. Activities for the kids. 

Date: Nov. 3

Time/Place: 11am-5pm / Grape Day Park

Kids Care Fest

This community-oriented event is open to the public and features free health screenings for children and their families.

Date: Nov. 3 

Time/Place: 9am-1pm / Lemon Grove 

Recreation Center 

Bike the Coast

Experience riding on the Southern California coast with 100, 50 or 25 mile routes on Highway 101. Everything starts and finishes at the Oceanside Pier with food, music, expo, shopping and fun! 

Date: Nov. 3

Time/Place: 8am / Oceanside Pier 

6K Veteran Walk/Run

All proceeds benefit the Veterans Home in Chula Vista. 

Date: Nov. 3

Time/Place: 8:30am-1pm / Chula Vista Veterans Home: 700 E Naples Court

Carrera de los Muertos San Diego
You will experience a great sense of community through a little exercise, music, dance, face painting and a lot of fun. 

Date: Nov. 4

Time/Place: 6:45am / Embarcadero Park South

Carlsbad Fall Village Faire

Take in the beauty of our seaside city while browsing through unique booths, indulging in delectable eats and enjoying family entertainment at the largest one-day street faire in the nation. 

Date: Nov. 4

Time/Place: 8am-4pm / Grand Avenue

Fallback Festival

A Childrens Historic Street Faire. Travel back in time to enjoy our old west town! Pan for gold, saddle up on pony rides, and enjoy live entertainment. 

Date: Nov. 4

Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Gaslamp Quarter

Coronado Island Film Festival

Parties, panels, exhibits, workshops, celebrities, live performances, new films, filmmakers, interesting venues, awards, tributes, blooming gardens, beach walks, sunsets, shops and restaurants for every taste, along with a wide variety of films by filmmakers from every level of the craft, from emerging student to seasoned pro. 

Date: Nov. 9-12

Ride the Point Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride

Ride the Hidden, Unridden, and Forbidden Point Loma in San Diego, CA on EXCLUSIVE routes open once a year! 

Date: Nov. 10 

Time/Place: 6am-12pm / Liberty Station 

San Diego Veterans Day Parade
See over 4,000 Veterans, Active Military, Bands, Floats and Civic Groups celebrate Veterans Day. 

Date: Nov. 10

Time/Place: 11am-1pm / San Diego Embarcadero

Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler & Veterans Day 5K

Run along the Silver Strand, from Coronado to Imperial Beach! Enjoy the post race Beach Party and Beer Garden. 

Date: Nov. 11

Time/Place: 7-11:30am / Sunset Park, Coronado

Tribute to Veterans Showcase Concert
This special performance will include patriotic repertoire as well as classical selections. 

Date: Nov. 11

Time/Place: 1pm & 6pm / California Center for the Arts, Escondido

UH Arts Open/Taste of University Heights

Stroll through the quaint neighborhood sampling delicacies from University Heights diverse restaurants and enjoy a free self-guided tour of the arts. 

Date: Nov. 11

Time/Place: 11am-4pm / University Heights, San Diego

Fallbrook Veterans Day Parade & Celebration Ceremony

Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard, military vehicles, Fallbrook HS Marching Band, Boy and Girl Scout Troops, Fallbrook HS Marine Corps JROTC, Naval Sea Cadets Gunfighters Squadron and more! Ceremony in Village Square and free lunch at VFW post 1175 S Old Stage Rd. 

Date: Nov. 11

Time/Place: 10am-1pm / Main Avenue 

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

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.

Date: Nov. 11-18

Breast Cancer Cheering Station

We will have a water, music and cheer station to root on the walkers, who will start their journeys at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and receive a huge show of support as they enter the Del Mar Village – the first city on their journey! 

Date:  Nov. 16

Time/Place: 7:30-9:30am / Del Mar Village

Tree Lighting and Santas Arrival

Entertainment provided by local choir and dance groups throughout the evening. This free event is open to the whole family and a great way to kick off the holiday season. 

Date: Nov. 16

Time/Place: 6:30-8pm / Carlsbad Premium Outlets

Victorian Country Christmas

Support veterans and children in our local area! We will be kicking off the annual Toys for Tots drive so be sure to bring an unwrapped toy to help out! Crafts, high tea, silent auction and more! 

Date: Nov. 16-18

Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Chula Vista Elks Lodge

Del Mar Antique Show

One of the largest indoor shows in California, regularly averaging 100+ exhibitors from all over the United States. 

Date: Nov. 16-18

Time/Place: Fri & Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds

Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day
A 60-mile walk for women and men who are ready to end breast cancer forever.

Date: Nov. 16-18 

Time/Place: 6:30am-5:30pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds


Star of India Companion Sail

Five years have elapsed since the last time Star of India sailed, so the opportunity to join her under sail this November makes this an a more unique experience! 

Date: Nov. 17-18

Time/Place: Maritime Museum of San Diego

Encinitas Holiday Street Fair
450+ booths, dozens of unique downtown retailers, music of popular local bands and Kidz Zone. 

Date: Nov. 18

Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Coast Highway 101

Mother Goose Parade

San Diego’s East County’s annual holiday kick-off celebration featuring whimsical floats, clowns, bands and equestrians. 

Date: Nov. 18

Time/Place: 1-3pm / El Cajon Blvd & W Main St

San Diego Jazz Fest and Swing Extravaganza
A variety of traditional jazz music, from ragtime to hot jazz to swing to rockabilly. Jazz bands and musicians from across the U.S. will perform. 

Date: Nov. 21-25

Time/Place: Town and Country Resort & 

Convention Center 

Father Joes Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K Run & Walk

Generates awareness and funds to help support Father Joes Villages efforts to provide and serve close to 1 Million Meals each year! 

Date: Nov. 22

Time/Place: 7:30-10:30am / Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park

Oside Turkey Trot
Pacific Marine Credit Union Oside Turkey Trot 10k Run, 5K Run/Walk and Senior 1 Mile. Event offers a costume contest, largest teams competition, fabulous live entertainment on the course and finisher medals for all participants. 

Date: Nov. 22

Time/Place: 6:45-11:30am / Oceanside Civic Center

Waddle and Trot 5K and Kids Fun Run

All proceeds benefit Santee Santa’s, Santee Lakes Foundation and Santee Food Bank. All participants receive a T-shirt and an online finisher certificate. 

Date: Nov. 22

Time/Place: 6-11am / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

Thank You Run 5K/10K and Kids Run
Lets have another fantastic Thanksgiving morning with our family and friends while we raise funds for Helens Closet and San Diegans suffering with ALS.

Date: Nov. 22 

Time/Place: 7-10am / 4S Ranch Community Park 

San Diego Run for the Hungry 5K & 10K   

All profits from this race are donated to the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. 

Date: Nov. 22

Time/Place: 7-10am / Westfield Horton Plaza Mall

Fallbrook Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
Our goal is to raise funds for the Fallbrook Land Conservancy, Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary and the Fallbrook Community(s). 

Date: Nov. 22

Time/Place: 8-10:30am / Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens

SD South Bay Turkey Trot & Food Drive

Run or walk San Diegos only Turkey Trot that has 3 distances to choose from: 15k (9.3 miles), 10k (6.2 miles), 5k (3.1 miles). 

Date: Nov. 22

Time/Place: 8-10:30am / Rohr Park, Bonita

Coronado 5K Turkey Trot
Move Your Feet Before The Feast and support mental health initiatives at Rady Childrens. 

Date: Nov. 22

Time/Place: 8-11am / Tidelands Park

Julian Country Christmas & Tree Lighting

Julian kicks off the holiday season with the annual lighting of the towns huge living Christmas tree, presented by the Julian Merchants Association. Meet Santa! 

Date: Nov. 24

Time/Place: 2-7pm / Pioneer Park


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