San Diego September 2023

San Diego September 2023 Events

San Diego September 2023 Events

San Diego in Superb in September

Average temperature low and high: 66°-87°
In SoCal's southernmost major city, San Diego's weather is almost always perfect. Even in the summer months, the sea brings fresh, cool air to the city, and the sound of rolling waves is always within earshot. Tourists will be flocking to San Diego, whether it's to beat the heat elsewhere or to see America's Finest City for themselves.

September Event Calendar

Cirque Du Soleil - CORTEO

The Cirque du Soleil is bringing its world-famous production, Corteo, to the Pechanga Arena in San Diego. Directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, Corteo is a production that's been performed in over 20 countries and enjoyed by millions. If you've never watched a Cirque de Soleil performance, prepare yourself for a rich and extravagant musical circus unlike any other. If you've seen a Cirque de Soleil production before, you know what to expect. Find your tickets here and get ready for an unforgettable experience.

San Diego Festival Of Beer

San Diego Festival Of Beer

The San Diego Festival Of Beer is returning for its 26th edition with the best craft beers of the region paired with some of the most satisfying bar foods. With over 100 types of beer, snacks, music and games, this event makes for a rollicking good time. Are you a Back to the Future fan? Come get your photo taken with a DeLorean. And the best part is, it's all for a great cause, as every dollar raised by the festival goes towards cancer treatment and research. Early bird tickets start at $65 and go up to $75 on the day of the event. Every ticket includes unlimited craft beer samples and a souvenir cup. This event is strictly for those over 21. 

Live Well San Diego 5K

Live Well San Diego 5K

The Live Well San Diego 5K and 1-mile Fun Run bring together thousands of athletes of all levels. Set at the iconic Waterfront Park Downtown, this run brings the community together for a fun way to support a healthy, safe, and thriving San Diego County. You may register online or from 6 a.m. onwards on the day of the run. Every participant will get a race shirt in atomic blue and a finisher medal. Note that parking around Waterfront Park can be tricky, so using public transport to get to the run is encouraged.

Adams Avenue Street Fair

Adams Avenue Street Fair

The Adams Avenue Street Fair brings in 100,000+ people for its seven stages of live entertainment, craft beer tasting, array of food vendors, beer gardens, carnival rides, and lots more. With over 75 musical acts set to perform and 300 exhibitors with unique offerings, the 41st annual Adams Avenue Street Fair has something for everyone - Be sure to check back for the 2023 music lineup and ticket pricing soon.

CRSSD Festival Fall '23

CRSSD Festival Fall \'23

CRSSD is a biannual festival that brings the biggest international house, dance and techno artists to the city. Taking place across three live stages in San Diego's iconic Waterfront Park, this year's fall edition of the CRSSD will feature Flume, Basement Jaxx, Röyksopp, and several others over two packed days. Ticket prices start from $350. Please try and utilize public transport or ride-sharing to reach the festival venue, as parking will be limited. Helpful Lyft and Uber pickup points will also be present to ensure you easily reach and leave the premises. This is a 21 and over event.

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San Diego Distillers Guild Fest

The San Diego Distillers Guild Fest brings the city's best distillers to one delectable event in Liberty Station’s Arts District, right next to San Diego Bay. Try spirits and cocktails from over 20 craft distillers and pair them with delicious finger foods from local food trucks. Several award-winning distillers are also at the festival, so enthusiasts can discuss the intricacies of distilling with the masters. General admission tickets start at $45 and come with a signature shot glass to try the offerings of all the participating distilleries. VIP tickets also include a food truck coupon as well as 1-hour early access to the event. We recommend bringing a designated driver along. Designated driver passes are available for $30.

La Mesa Oktoberfest

La Mesa Oktoberfest

October just wouldn't feel right without Oktoberfest, and this year celebrates Mesa's 50th anniversary of hosting the favorite German festival. Don't miss a minute of the full lineup of entertainment, including Oompa music, traditional German bands, rock music and live DJs. You'll witness the keg relay, a yodeling contest, and of course, the Dachshund Dash. You'll want to attend all 3 days so you don't skip a second of the crafts, games, and German performances. This event is free to enter for all ages and VIP passes start at $20 

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San Diego Events in September


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Upcoming Events

Fri, Sep 22 at Spin Nightclub CRSSD After Dark with Conducta + Interplanetary Criminal
Fri, Sep 22 at Sevilla Join us This Friday Night! AUDIOROKK IN THE MIX
Fri, Sep 22 at Nova SD NGHTMRE b2b Pauline Herr
Fri, Sep 22 at Oxford Social Club Special Guest DJ AL
Sat, Sep 23 at Spin Nightclub CRSSD After Dark with Disfreq + Will Clarke
Sat, Sep 23 at Sevilla #1 Party in SD every Saturday! JOHNY Q. in the mix!
Sat, Sep 23 at Nova SD Steve Aoki
Sat, Sep 23 at Oxford Social Club CRSSD Official After Party- Special Guest DJs
Sun, Sep 24 at Spin Nightclub CRSSD After Dark with Juliet Mendoza + Overmono (DJ Set)
Sun, Sep 24 at Oxford Social Club CRSSD Official After Party- Special Guest DJs
Wed, Sep 27 at Sevilla SALSA & BACHATA NIGHTS by INDIGO
Things to do in San Diego

Things to Do in San Diego in September

Visit the San Diego Zoo

Visit the San Diego Zoo
A visit to the San Diego Zoo is home to over 4000 animals of 800+ species, cleverly encases these living tales within habitat-themed exhibits, from deserts to rainforests. Innovating with cageless displays revolutionized the zoo experience, making you feel more like a globetrotter on safari than a traditional zoo visitor. The zoo's edutainment approach makes learning fun— not just about animals. Surprise, it's also a botanical garden housing 750,000 rare and endangered plants. There's a downside, though—it's impossible to cover it all in a single day. Map out which parts must see or return for a second day.

Go on a Ride at Belmont Park

Go on a Ride at Belmont Park
Belmont Park opened in 1925, immediately becoming a San Diego sensation with the iconic Giant Dipper roller coaster. The amusement park has only grown over time but continues to draw thousands with a timeless retro charm on the Mission Beach coastline. Guest can spin around on a carousel, drive bumper cars and challenge their physical will with a rock climbing wall. In a unique touch, it's possible to access the beach directly from the amusement park. Come throughout the year for regular seasonal and holiday events.