California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival Nov 1 – Nov 3
California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival will highlight films from American Indian filmmakers.
Time/Place: CSU San Marcos & Pechanga Resort & Casino
Contact: American Indian Film Festival
Old Town San Diego’s Dia de los Muertos Nov 1 – Nov 4
Old Town San Diego’s Día de los Muertos is a celebration of the history, culture, and heritage of the region that honors one of its most important holidays.
Time/Place: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM / Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Contact: Old Town Dia de los Muertos
23rd Annual Día de los Muertos Festival Nov 1
Each year, guests are invited to create altars to remember and honor their loved ones in a special area outside of the Center’s museum; the event also features live music, traditional Mexican fare, sugar skull decorating, and more.
Time/Place: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM / California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Contact: Dia de los Muertos Festival
2018 San Diego Beer Week Nov 2 – Nov 11
San Diego Beer Week is a 10-day celebration, promoting more than 130 independent craft breweries in San Diego County.
Time/Place: Refer to the Website
Contact: SD Beer Week
Celebrating Family | Celebrando a la Familia Nov 2
Join us in the Innovators LAB for a special workshop inspired by family, traditions and Mexican folk art.
Time/Place: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM / The New Children’s Museum
Contact: Celebrating Family
Trout Opening Weekend Nov 3 – Nov 4
2,500 pounds of Rainbow Trout with large fish up to 12 pounds will be stocked for this upcoming event!
Time/Place: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
Contact: Trout Opening Weekend
Bike the Coast Nov 3
Experience gorgeous 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!
Time/Place: 8:00 AM / Oceanside Pier
Contact: Bike the Coast
Escondido Tamale Festival Nov 3
The Escondido Tamale Festival is a celebration of Tamales and all the great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of California’s culture.
Time/Place: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM / Grape Day Park
Contact: Tamale Festival
Carrera de los Muertos San Diego Nov 4
Enjoy a festive and scenic 5k or 10k run along downtown’s San Diego Bay and stay to celebrate in Embarcadero Park South with mariachi, dancers and comida deliciosa!
Time/Place: 6:45 AM – 12:00 PM / 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego
Contact: Carrera de los Muertos
2018 Carlsbad Fall Village Faire Nov 4
Take in the beauty of the seaside city while browsing through unique booths, indulging in eats and enjoying family entertainment at the Carlsbad Village Faire.
Time/Place: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM / Carlsbad Village – Grand Avenue
Contact: Carlsbad Village Faire
19th San Diego Asian Film Festival Nov 8 – Nov 17
The San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) is San Diego’s premier film showcase of Asian American and international cinema.
Time/Place: Refer to website
Contact: SD Asian Film Festival
Del Mar Fall Racing Festival Nov 9 – Dec 2
It’s time for an encore! Four weeks of elite Thoroughbred racing, fresh events and musical performances to keep the good times rolling.
Time/Place: 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM / Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Contact: Del Mar Race
Ride the Point Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride Nov 10
Ride the Point encompasses the most picturesque natural coastline in Southern California on exclusive routes along San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
Time/Place: 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM / Liberty Station
Contact: Charity Bicycle Ride
13th Annual UH Arts Open & Taste of University Heights Nov 11
Stroll through the quaint neighborhood sampling delicacies from University Heights’ diverse restaurants and enjoy a free self-guided tour of the arts.
Time/Place: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM / Buddha’s Light Bookstore
Contact: Arts & Taste of UH
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Nov 12 – Nov 18
Now in its 15th year, the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival® is the largest wine and culinary classic on the West Coast and is a signature event for the city of San Diego.
Time/Place: Refer to Website
Contact: SD Wine & Food Festival
Breast Cancer Cheering Station Nov 16
You’re invited to join us as we cheer on thousands of walkers who will be participating in the largest 3-day walk in the nation!
Time/Place: 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM / Del Mar Village Association
Contact: Breast Cancer Walk
Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival Nov 16
Join us on Friday, November 16th at 6:30PM in the Carlsbad Premium Outlets center court to welcome Santa and help him light the 2-story holiday tree.
Time/Place: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM / Carlsbad Premium Outlets
Contact: Tree Lighting and Santa Arrival
Holidays at LEGOLAND Nov 17 – Jan 1
Experience the magic of the Holidays at LEGOLAND with music and twinkling lights & the world’s largest LEGO® Christmas Tree.
Time/Place: LEGOLAND California
Contact: Holidays at LEGOLand
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration Nov 17 – Jan 5
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is a holiday waiting to be made, with seasonal shopping, festive food and drinks, and stunning live shows.
Time/Place: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM / SeaWorld San Diego
Contact: SeaWorld Christmas
Encinitas Holiday Street Fair Nov 18
With 450+ booths, plus dozens of unique downtown retailers, the Encinitas Holiday Street Fair is a perfect opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping.
Time/Place: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM / Coast Highway 101 between D and J Streets
Contact: Encinitas Holiday Fair
72nd Annual Mother Goose Parade Nov 18
The Mother Goose Parade is San Diego’s East County’s annual holiday kick-off celebration featuring whimsical floats, clowns, bands and equestrians.
Time/Place: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM / El Cajon Blvd & W Main Street
Contact: Mother Goose Parade
San Diego Run for the Hungry 5K & 10K Nov 22
Run for the Hungry is a 5K/10K run/walk through downtown San Diego on Thanksgiving morning benefiting the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.
Time/Place: 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM / 324 Horton Plaza, San Diego
Contact: Run for the Hungry
Annual Thank You Run 5K/10K and Kids Run Nov 22
Let’s have another fantastic Thanksgiving morning with our family and friends while we raise funds for Helen’s Closet and San Diegans suffering with ALS.
Time/Place: 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM / 4S Ranch Community Park
Contact: Thank you Run
San Diego South Bay Turkey Trot & Food Drive 15K, 10K & 5K Nov 22
Put your turkey in the oven, pack up the family and come and run or walk San Diego South Bay Turkey Trot & Food Drive that has 3 distances to choose from.
Time/Place: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM / Rohr Park
Contact: SD South Bay Turkey Trot
Coronado 5K Turkey Trot Nov 22
Join the Coronado Unit of the Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary for our 5k Turkey Trot benefit Rady Children’s Hospital.
Time/Place: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM / Tidelands Park
Contact: Coronado 5k
Let it Glow! Nov 29
Let it glow! Let it glow! Let it glow! Bioluminescence is more than beautiful, it also helps creatures survive. Get hands on with glowing activities, meet scientists who study illuminating creatures, celebrate the season with living light!
Time/Place: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM / Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Contact: Let it Glow