San Diego October 2024

San Diego October 2024 Events

San Diego October 2024 Events

October in San Diego Provides the Perfect Start to Autumn

Average temperature low and high: 61°-74°
San Diego in October is like a cozy handshake between summer and autumn. With a dollop of beach weather still lingering, families can enjoy free admission to select attractions thanks to Kids Free San Diego. It's a month of gentle breezes, Halloween festivities, and that rare sighting of a San Diego resident wearing a sweater.

October Event Calendar

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

Combine your love of art and wine at The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival. This festival will have pieces from over 150 artists from the US and Mexico and has a wine & beer garden featuring 35+ wines and local beer. Notably, this year’s featured artist is Paola Luther. Other attractions include live entertainment, delicious food, pet adoption, Geppetto’s Toys Family Art Center and even a silent auction. Entry to LJAWF is free - However, tickets for the beer and wine garden vary from $40 - $70.

San Diego Spirits Festival

San Diego Spirits Festival

Dress to impress at the 14th annual San Diego Spirits Festival, taking place at the breathtaking Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla. Spread out throughout five unique settings; guests can expect live entertainment, endless cocktails from 60+ brands, restaurant bites and a spirits competition. Tickets range from $80 - $185. 

San Diego International Film Festival

San Diego International Film Festival

Celebrating 22 years, the San Diego International Film Festival allows film lovers to watch movies from new and established directors. In between movies, individuals will have the opportunity to attend panels with filmmakers & actors to learn facts about behind the scenes. Previous film premieres include The Blair Witch Project, Napoleon Dynamite, and An Inconvenient Truth. Many film goers have even seen celebrities such as William Shatner, Colin Hanks, and Jesse Eisenberg - Early bird tickets and pass packages are available to purchase.

Rancho BEERnardo Festival

Rancho BEERnardo Festival

The annual Rancho BEERnardo Festival brings a wide selection of craft beers courtesy of some of the region's best brewers for one fun and boozy afternoon. Organized by the Sunrise Rotary of Rancho Bernardo, this event helps raise funds for various humanitarian programs while giving you the chance to sample more than 50 India Pale Ales (IPAs), craft beers, and a wide wine selection. General admission is $65, or you can enjoy early entry, complimentary food and access to a special VIP area with the VIP pass for $90. This event is for 21+ only, and special $10 passes are available for designated drivers.

Fall Arts and Crafts Fair

Fall Arts and Crafts Fair

This sprawling 129-year-old winery has been host to brunches, weddings, and tasting rooms for 3 generations. This year, they invite you to enjoy what organizers call a "true artisan fair". All vendors hand-make their merchandise and are juried prior to participation. There is no admission fee, and you can learn more about the winery here

Annual Oceanside Dia de los Muertos Festival

Annual Oceanside Dia de los Muertos Festival

Grab your cultural hats and come down to the Oceanside Dia De Los Muertos Festival, an annual celebration of Mexico's Day of the Dead festival. Soak in the culture through music, delectable Mexican food, crafts and lively entertainment. Youngsters can pick up books from the Bookmobile, there's a car show for auto enthusiasts, and the chalk cemetery is a spectacle to behold. Finally, honor your dearly departed by placing a memento or family relic at one of the many decorated alters. There's limited parking space so kindly use public transport whenever possible.

RL Grime

Tickets are on sale now for RL Grime. The DJ and producer behind albums like Void, Nova and Halloween X hits the stage for a night of trap, bass and all the electronic dance music you can handle. Be ready to dance all night long. RL Grime has already headlined Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival and Lollapalooza so seize the opportunity to see him up during his own show with thousands of fans. 

San Diego Events in October

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Things to do in San Diego

Things to Do in San Diego in October

Spend the Day at SeaWorld

Spend the Day at SeaWorld
SeaWorld has been a longtime favorite in San Diego since 1973. The marine theme park brings dolphins, orcas, sea lions, penguins, sharks and other sea creatures together in a variety of attractions, shows and exhibits, including indoor and outdoor aquariums. A visit allows guests of all ages to learn in a fun, engaging environment. SeaWorld also has thrill rides like the Mantis and Electric Eel roller coasters. Round out a day in the park with shopping and dining excursions while making the most of your time in the gorgeous California sunshine.

Swim with Sea Lions at La Jolla Cove

Swim with Sea Lions at La Jolla Cove
It's the perfect time of year to visit La Jolla Cove, a sandy enclave north of San Diego with rugged terrain for rock jumping into the clear, blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Don't be surprised to make friends with a few seals and sea lions while navigating the beach line and tide pools. Spend the day in the California sun, then enjoy dinner at one of the farm-to-table restaurants within walking distance of the easy, breezy SoCal neighborhood.