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San Diego October Events

At Greater Good Realty, we care about what happens in our community and would like to keep you updated with special events! Here are some special events happening in San Diego for the Month of October.

An Outside Perspective: The Impossible Railroad

An Outside Perspective invites visitors to explore issues emerging from the exhibitions on view. Learn about the history of the rail industry in San Diego and its relationship to the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. Join us for a conversation with Reena Deutsch, Ph.D., historian and author of the book The Impossible Railroad; Anthony Ridenhour, Executive Director of the San Diego Model Railroad Museum; and Mike Reading, President of the Board of the San Diego Electric Railroad Association.

October 1, 2015
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Price: Members – Free
Students and seniors – $8
Nonmembers – $10

1001 Kettner Blvd at Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

MCAS Miramar Air Show

Welcome to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, home of the 3d Marine Aircraft Wing, and the largest military air show in the nation.

The theme for the 2015 MCAS Miramar Air Show, which runs October 2-4 2015, is “A Salute to Veterans and Their Families.” We take great pride in the men and women who fight our country’s battles and the families who support them.

October 2 – 4, 2015

Price: Free

Preferred Seating – $30-$300

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
San Diego, CA 92145

Rise of the Jack O’ Lanterns

Lighting up the night this October at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido is the most unique and iconic family friendly fall event, RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns! Come see more than 5,000 hand-carved illuminated jack o’lanterns created by professional artists and sculptors arranged in creative ways along a 1/3-mile scenic walking trail all set to an original music score produced exclusively for The RISE!

October 2 – 25, 2015

Price: $22-$30

15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd
Escondido, CA 92027

Boomont Park Fall Festival and Haunt

Boomont Park is back with even more family-friendly Halloween festivities and fun during this month-long event!

Free Trick-or-Treating
Fridays: 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Saturdays-Sundays: 1:30 to 2:30 PM & 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Plus – Children dressed in costume receive a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree at WaveHouse or Draft! 

Boomont Manor Haunted House
From the makers of the Scream Zone and The Haunted Hotel, this scary maze is sure to bring out the chills and thrills of the season!
Recommended for ages 7-12 years

Zombie Laser Tag
A Halloween spin on your favorite game! Zombie creatures join you on this adventure-packed three flour maze.

The Spooky Coaster
The Giant Dipper roller coaster transforms into a ride of chilling dips and turns!
Must be 52″ to ride

Pumpkin Patch & Painting
Pick out your perfect pumpkin to style your way.
Pumpkin pricing varies by size; painting is free

Superhero Zip Line & Rock Wall
Dressed to save the day? Receive half off Zip Line & Rock wall play!
Superheros must be between 50-250lbs to participate

Costume Contests
Every Saturday at 5:00 PM. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners score Belmont prize packages!

Beachfront S’mores
Enjoy WaveHouse’s fire pits to create this yummy treat every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5:00 PM to close! 

October 2 – 31, 2015

Time: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday: Starting at 5:00 PM. Saturday-Sunday: All Day.
Recurs every Sunday, Friday, Saturday

Price: Entry to Festival – Free Rides and Some Activities – Varies

3146 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109


La Mesa Oktoberfest

A tradition for our community is the annual Oktoberfest. This activity brings visitors and vendors from all over the region to La Mesa for a weekend dedicated to family, friends, great food and entertainment. 

October 2 – 3, 2015

Time: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Price: Free

Spring Street and La Mesa Boulevard
La Mesa, CA 91942

Oktoberfest in El Cajon

Come and enjoy authentic German food, such as bratwurst, ox-on-the-spit, potato salad, potato pancakes, sauerkraut, red cabbage and a variety of German pastries. We offer a great selection of German beers and liquors, and soft drinks and water, to enjoy with your friends and family!

October 2 – 11, 2015

Time: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday: 4:00 to 10:00 PM. Saturday: 12:00 to 10:00 PM. Sunday: 12:00 to 9:00 PM.
Recurs every Sunday, Friday, Saturday

Price: Adults – $5
Under 21 & Active Military – Free

1017 South Mollison Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020

Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals

The 19th annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals kicks off in San Diego at Qualcomm Stadium. The top sixteen dogs from the qualifying round will advance to the San Diego final at the Del Mar Race Track. The top dogs from San Diego will advance to the championship at the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Balloon Parade.

October 3, 2015

Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Registration begins at 8:00 AM. Races begin at 9:00 AM.

Price: $10 for participating dachshunds. 
Free for humans and non-racing dogs.

Qualcomm Stadium Rugby Fields
San Diego, CA 92018

Maker Faire San Diego

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.

October 3 – 4, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Price: $10-$22.50

1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Pacific BeachFest

Visitors and residents of San Diego are welcome to “Discover the Action” this year at the annual Pacific BeachFest. This one-day event is perfect for visitors looking to enjoy all that San Diego beaches have to offer. Whether traveling or walking from your house down the street, young, old or somewhere in between Pacific BeachFest has something for everyone!

October 3, 2015

Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Festival ends at sunset.

Price: Free

Pacific Beach Boardwalk between Diamond Street and Thomas Street
San Diego, CA 92109

Carlsbad Oktoberfest

Be a part of this Carlsbad premier tradition with several hundred of your closest friends, family and neighbors for a day of great food, awesome music, and festive fun.

DJ Efraim Nunez will kick off the day’s entertainment by spinning your favorite tunes followed by live bands starting with local favorites Faith Page, Bluebirds, and ending with The Last Call.

October 3, 2015

Time: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Price: Children – Free
Adult In Advance – $12
Adult Day of – $15

Chestnut Avenue and Pio Pico Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

LEGOLAND Brick-or-Treat Party Nights

Brick-or-Treat Party Nights is back and better than ever! It’s a one-of-a-kind party every Saturday Night in October, PLUS Friday, October 30 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.

Party Nights includes:

Several monstrously fun areas of LEGOLAND are open late for Party Nights, including Land of Adventure, Castle Hill, the Imagination Zone and Park favorites Coastersaurus and Safari Trek.

The October sky lights up with a display of fireworks to end Brick-or-Treat Party Nights every Saturday night at 9:00 PM, the perfect finale to a fun Party Night!

Date: October 3 – 30, 2015

Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Special Friday Night: October 30, 2015
Recurs every Saturday

Price: $70-$90 Evening Only – $35-$45

Carlsbad, CA 92008

Without Walls Festival 2015

This year’s event boasts numerous collaborations with renowned San Diego theatre and dance companies, along with several national and international artists.

Date: October 9 – 11, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

2910 La Jolla Village Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037

Beerology with Modern Times Beer

The Westgate Hotel and Modern Times Beer are partnering to present BEERology on Friday, October 9 beginning at 6:30 PM at the Riviera Terrace Fountain under the stars. Guests can expect to taste five hand-selected Modern Times brews, including two special releases, accompanied by perfectly paired appetizers created by the Westgate’s Executive Chef Fabrice Hardel.

Date: October 9 – October 9, 2015

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Price: $42

1055 Second Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

The 2015 La Jolla Art & Wine Festival returns to La Jolla for its seventh annual season on October 10th and 11th in the heart of the village, on Girard Ave. This two-day juried art show and fundraiser has quickly garnered a reputation as one of the most prestigious art & wine festivals in Southern California. The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival is free and open to the public.

Date: October 10 – 11, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday until 6:00 PM.

Price: Free

Girard Avenue and Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037

Old Town’s Fall Festival

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is kicking off the fall season October 10 with its annual Fall Festival. The museums and merchants in the state park will host family friendly games, activities and entertainment reminiscent of an old-fashioned harvest celebration.

October 10, 2015

Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Price: Free

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Little Italy FESTA!

Now, the Little Italy Festa is the largest Italian American festival on the West Coast. Hip and Historic Little Italy welcomes over 120,000 attendees with the tantalizing sights, sounds and aromas of Italian culture. A full palette of Italian cuisine is complemented by traditional and modern Italian music, arts and crafts as well as a tribute to San Diego’s rich Italian American heritage.

October 11, 2015Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Price: Free

2210 Columbia St
San Diego, CA 92101

Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase

Calling all automotive enthusiasts! Join us on October 11th, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter for the seventh annual Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase! Free to the public, this traffic-stopping show will draw the eye as Fifth Avenue is taken over once again from E Street to K Street. This well-known event is renowned for its exquisite display of high performance, classic, and rare vehicles exhibited in the historic heart of Downtown San Diego. During your visit, you will have the chance to peruse everything from European Luxury to American Legends. While you’re admiring the numerous automobiles, take advantage of all the Gaslamp Quarter has to offer by browsing the charming shops and dining at unique, delectable eateries. There is endless fun to be had on this beautiful Sunday afternoon in October.

October 11, 2015

Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: Free

 614 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego Italian Film Festival Festival

The ninth annual San Diego Italian Film Festival showcases the best of new Italian film and culture with a series of premieres ranging from engaging dramas and entertaining comedies to documentaries telling unique stories. All but one of the films were produced in Italy in 2013 and 2014, and all but one are San Diego premieres, with several regional premieres and one U.S. premiere.

October 13 – 24, 2015

Price: Starting at $8

1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Fall Plant Sale

Plant donations from over 100 local growers, wholesalers, retail nurseries, and individuals make this one of the most interesting and diverse plant sales in San Diego County. Plant selections include California natives, cacti, succulents, bromeliads, fruit trees, and sub-tropicals. Visit our Botanic Attic for garden-related items. Be sure to check out our huge selection of used books and homemade goodies such as specialty jellies. Enjoy an opportunity drawing and the popular sit-down Bakery Shoppe, which serves cakes, cookies, pies, and coffee.

October 17 – 18, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: Free with paid admission or membership

230 Quail Gardens Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024

Safari Park’s Oktoberfest Celebration

Enjoy a delicious and bountiful dinner buffet to celebrate Oktoberfest at the Safari Park. There will be live music and a convenient cash bar. Families are welcome! 

October 18, 2015

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Price: Members: Adult – $44.95 Children – $18.95 Nonmembers: Adult – $57.95 Children – $31.95

15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd
Escondido, CA 92027-9614

3rd Annual Whiskey & Wine BBQ

We are excited to celebrate our very own hand-selected Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Whiskey and our wonderful partner Trinitas Cellars with our 3rd Annual Whiskey & Wine BBQ.

Tickets Include

A southern-inspired, California BBQ dinner

A welcome cocktail made with our exclusive Single Barrel Whiskey

A variety of Trinitas Cellars best wines selected to pair with the unique menu

And a swag bag to take home!

October 22, 2015

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Price: Tickets start at $80 per person

9700 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037

Del Mar Bing Crosby Season

As another first-class summer season closes, it’s all about fall tidings and bringing back the old-school Hollywood vibe the seaside oval was founded on with the ‘Bing Crosby Season’ taking off on Thursday, October 29.

Date: October 29 – November 29, 2015

Time: 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Recurs every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Price: $6

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014


Hallo-wine and Spirits® Party

Celebrate Halloween at San Diego’s famous haunted hotel on Friday, October 30. Don your best costume and join us for the 6th annual, adults-only, “Hallo-wine and Spirits” Party full of spooky surroundings, great eats, delicious wines and dancing until you drop!

October 30, 2015

Time: 7:00 PM to 11:45 PM
Dance until midnight!

1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118

Gaslamp Ghosts Walking Tour

Take a stroll through the Gaslamp’s haunted history with Davis House historian, Sandee Wilhoit, who will recount ghostly happenings of the past…and of the present. Visit hotels, saloons, brothels and a long-ago funeral parlor, and end your tour inside the Gaslamp’s most haunted edifice – the William Heath Davis House.

October 10 – October 29, 2015

Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Recurs every Friday

Price: Adults – $20
Seniors, college students, active military – $15
Students Age 13-17 – $10 
Students Age 8-12 – $8
Age 7 and under – Free

410 Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101


Find out what’s hiding under the bed!

See beasts familiar and strange, real and imagined, kind-hearted and troublesome, from across the span of human history and culture! You’ll learn where they come from, what they look like, how they behave, and how to defea them!

October 25 – 31, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Price: Included with Admission

1350 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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