Are you looking for fun things to do in San Diego this November? Here’s a list of events that
will keep you entertained.
Barrio Logan Dia de Los Muertos Nov. 2
Lively and colorful procession and altars, live music, traditional Mexican
pastries and Hot Chocolate which are given out along the route. Join us
at 5:30pm, we will have a Private Tour of the Altars provided by Student
Planet’s Daniel Pozos, enjoy the pre-procession festivities and then go
along with the Procession!
5:30-9:30pm / Sherman Heights Community Center
760-877-8300 / www.studentplanettours.com
Fleet Week San Diego Nov. 4-11
Experience one of San Diego’s largest Military events featuring Military
Displays, High Tech equipment in the Innovation Zone, Active Navy &
Coast Guard Ship Tours, Live Music, Food, and Fun for the whole family!
Broadway Pier and Port Pavilion, San Diego
619-858-1545 / www.fleetweeksandiego.org
Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 5-6
Will combine the two greatest days of international horse racing with a
fun-filled experience. Enjoy picnic style seating throughout the Infield,
allowing for a variety of views. Additionally, there will be a large bar with
covered seating featuring a selection of signature cocktails, craft beers, and
premium wine offerings. Video boards for viewing the races and betting
windows will ensure that you don’t miss any of the action on the track.
Del Mar Racetrack
877-849-4287 / www.breederscup.com
San Diego Beer Week Nov. 5-14
Events are held throughout San Diego County at participating breweries,
bars, restaurants, and more! The San Diego Brewers Guild is proud to be a
source for breweries, tradespeople, restaurants, and craft beer aficionados.
858-581-7368 / www.sdbeer.com
Bike the Coast Nov. 6
Join riders of all levels and ages while experiencing the best of Southern
California beaches and surf towns as you ride routes of 100, 50, 25 on
historic Highway 101, or enjoy our family ride on the San Luis River Trail (15
or 7 miles). Everything starts and finishes on the beach at the venue of the
Oceanside Pier with food, craft beer, live music, expo shopping and fun.
8am / Oceanside Pier
909-399-3553 / www.bikethecoastsd.com
Paradise Creek Park Grand Opening Nov. 6
Join us for the park grand opening, garden tours, a gardening activity, fun
lawn games & arts & crafts! First 100 people to arrive will receive 2 free
10am-12pm / Between W. 22nd Street and W. 19th Street
619-336-4290 / www.nationalcityca.gov
Trout Opening Weekend Nov. 6-7
2,000 pounds of Rainbow Trout with large fish up to 12 pounds will be
stocked for this upcoming event! Greg Even, coordinator for this event,
said “This event is great for everyone, including families that want to spend
some quality time together. It’s also perfect for sport fishermen because
there will be some trophy fish included in the stock”.
6am-5pm / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
619-258-4785 / www.santeelakes.com
Carlsbad Fall Village Faire Nov. 7
Over 750 unique vendors with a little of everything: arts & crafts, antiques,
unique clothing, items from around the world, and more. Children’s rides,
an international food center, and an old-fashioned pancake breakfast
guarantee that you’ll find fun for the whole family!
8am-4pm / Grand Ave. between Carlsbad Blvd. & Jefferson St.
760-931-8400 / www.carlsbad.org
Carrera de los Muertos San Diego 5k/10k Run Nov. 7
Enjoy a scenic run or walk along the San Diego bay and stay to celebrate
in the park with mariachi, dancers and comida deliciosa! Join family and
friends to remember loved ones who have passed in this rich cultural
tradition. You will experience a great sense of community through a little
exercise, music, dance, face painting and a lot of fun.
6-8am / Ruocco Park: 585 Harbor Lane
310-821-7898 / www.losmuertos5k.com
Coronado Island Film Festival Nov. 10-14
The festival is planning for a return to our traditional festival format with in
person screenings, special engagements, panels, culinary cinema series,
and of course red carpet moments! Additionally, the festival plans to curate
a select number of films that will screen online as part of our virtual fest.
619-821-9924 / www.coronadofilmfest.com
Poway Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11
Join VFW Post 7907 and the Poway Veterans Park Committee for a
ceremony to honor those who selflessly served our Country.
11am / Veterans Park: 14134 Midland Road
858-668-4400 / www.poway.org
Solana Beach Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11
The event is free of charge and open to the public. The City Mayor
participates and special guest speakers address the community. Docents
from the Civic and Historical Society are on hand to conduct tours of the
Solana Beach Historical Museum.
La Colonia Community Center
858-720-2400 / www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Nov. 11-14
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.
Embarcadero Marina Park North
Ride the Point Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride Nov. 13
Ride the Point was inspired by the late Jim Krause, an avid bicyclist,
Rotarian, and family man. Like all of us who ride, he loved getting out there
with other cyclist for a day of riding, fun and comradery. He lived life to the
fullest and donated himself to the cause of finding a cure for pancreatic
7am / Liberty Station
Poway Valley Garden Club
Annual Flower Show & Plant Sale Nov. 13
Come and see a wide variety of dazzling plants and flowers, or express your
own creativity by submitting your own entry. All ages are welcome to come
and enjoy a fabulous day of gardening ideas, plant sales and more.
9am-3pm / Old Poway Park – Templars Hall
858-668-4576 / www.poway.org
Silver Strand Half Marathon
10 Miler & Veterans Day 5K Nov. 14
Flat, Fast Run or Walk with the waves of the Pacific Ocean on your right and
the San Diego Bay on your left and capping off your run with a California
Beach Party! Finish line food, live band and Ballast Point Beer Garden.
8am / Sunset Park, Coronado
858-268-1250 / www.silverstrandhalf.com
Bikes & Beer San Diego Nov. 20
Ride 15 or 30 miles through the city of San Diego with a large group and
enjoy some of the best sights of the city! The event benefits BikeSD to
improve cycling conditions in San Diego. The post-ride festival will feature
live music, food trucks, outside games and of course…free beer!
8:30am / Alesmith Brewing: 9990 AleSmith Court
Encinitas Holiday Street Fair Nov. 20-21
450+ booths, plus dozens of unique downtown retailers. Enjoy the music
of popular local bands in The Lumberyard Courtyard and dance, music and
other entertainment on the Community Stage next to Ace Hardware. Take
your young ones to the Kids Zone for a variety of fun activities, and walk
your furry friends into Dog Zone for some treats and special attention.
9am-4pm / Coast Highway 101 between D & J Streets
760-943-1950 / www.kennedyfaires.com/encinitas
Mother Goose Parade Nov. 21
The Mother Goose Parade is San Diego’s East County’s annual holiday
kick-off celebration featuring spectacular motorized floats, glorious
marching bands and drill units, eloquent equestrians, animated clowns,
special characters, special guests, performing artists, celebrities, giant
helium balloons, specialty vehicles, and of course, Santa Claus.
El Cajon Blvd & W Main St
619-333-6203 / www.mothergooseparade.org
Fallbrook Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Nov. 25
A fun family Thanksgiving morning to come together with the community
to raise money for the Fallbrook Village Rotary Club Foundation while
feeling good and creating memories of a lifetime. Our goal is to raise
funds for the Fallbrook Land Conservancy, Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary and
the Fallbrook Community(s).
7am / Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens
760-731-0529 / www.fallbrookturkeytrot.com
O’side Turkey Trot Nov. 25
Event offers a costume contest, largest teams competition, fabulous live
entertainment on the course and finisher medals for all participants. Free
digital photos, medals, shirts, and timing to all registered participants. The
event has raised over $380,000 for non-profits that serve O’side residents.
6am / Oceanside Civic Center
760-434-5255 / www.osideturkeytrot.com
Father Joe’s Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K Nov. 25
Help provide life-changing meals to feed hungry neighbors in need through
Father Joe’s Villages’ Food Services Program. Your event registration
includes race admission, a Thanksgiving Day 5K shirt, and a bib number.
6:30-11:30am / Balboa Park
619-446-2133 / www.thanksgivingrun.org
San Diego Jazz Fest and Swing Extravaganza Nov. 26-28
One of the longest running annual music festivals dedicated to celebrating
jazz music of the early 20th Century. Features a variety of musical artists
performing traditional jazz, swing, blues, ragtime, boogie woogie, gospel,
and rhythm and blues. When it’s time for a bite or a drink, the options
are abundant, from the unique food vendors in the street fair to the 40+
restaurants and bars in our downtown.
Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
619-297-5277 / www.sdjazzfest.org
Julian Country Christmas Tree Lighting Nov. 27
Christmas comes to Julian every year in an old-fashioned way that will make
you picture sleigh rides, chestnuts roasting on open fires, and Jack Frost
painting the whole town white. The holiday season in Julian also offers an
opportunity to shop at small boutiques, without crowds or lines, for oneof-a-kind gifts.
2-7pm / Julian Pioneer Park: 2811 Washington St
760-765-1857 / www.visitjulian.com
Cardiff Small Business Saturday Nov. 27
Visit downtown Cardiff where you’ll find sidewalk sales, local specials, and
pop-up shops. A limited-edition print will be gifted to shoppers who make
a purchase at certain businesses on Small Business Saturday!
11am-3pm / Cardiff Town Center & surrounding area
760-436-0431 / www.cardiff101.com
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