Things to do in San Diego for November 2022.
It’s that time of year again. The holidays are coming and Halloween is here. There are many fun and exciting things to do in San Diego and being such a military “town” there are plenty of events to support and honor our veterans. All throughout San Diego County, from Coronado to Julian you will find great things to do. A few Turkey trots, a holiday hayride and some street fairs to get a head start on your Holiday shopping.
Old Town Día de los Muertos – Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Old Town San Diego will have a Mercado de Arte at the north side of the
lot across from the Market, Theatre and Trolley stop on Saturday October
29-30. On November 2 Old Town will be hosting the traditional procession
to the El Campo Santo cemetery displaying a public altar.
San Diego Avenue www.dayofthedeadsd.com
An opportunity to gather together as a community to honor and remember
our loved ones who are no longer with us. The Center will stay true to
tradition and have altars outside the Museum for anyone to use.
5-8pm / California Center for the Arts
800-988-4253 / www.artcenter.org
Imperial Beach Día de los Muertos – Nov. 1
We will have fun activities for the kiddos, food, and entertainment for all to
enjoy! We invite the community to bring their items to place on the altar
throughout the day.
4-6pm / Veterans Park www.imperialbeachca.gov
Fleet Week San Diego – Nov. 1-12
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!
See website for schedule. / Broadway Pier
619-858-1545 / www.fleetweeksandiego.org
Boogie Woogie Ball – Nov. 4
Join Wounded Warrior Homes for a fun evening of live 1940’s music from
‘Gin & Tonix’, plus dancing, dinner, silent & live auctions. We will be raising
funds to house post-9/11 veterans challenged with PTSD & Traumatic
Brain Injury. 100% of proceeds from this event go directly to support the
Wounded Warrior Homes’ veteran housing program.
6-10pm / Veterans Association of North County, Oceanside
760-205-5050 / www.woundedwarriorhomes.org
San Diego Beer Week – Nov. 4-13
10-day celebration, promoting more than 150 independent craft breweries
in San Diego County. San Diego Beer Week is brought to you by the
San Diego Brewers Guild, with participation from the region’s local craft
breweries, allied and affiliate members. Events being held throughout the
San Diego County at participating breweries, bars, restaurants and more!
858-581-7368 / www.sdbeer.com
Bike the Coast – Nov. 5
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.
8:45am / Oceanside Pier www.bikethecoastsd.com
Our Mission is to Alleviate Hunger in Greater Fallbrook and local
surrounding cities in both North Inland San Diego County and Southern
Riverside County. So, pull on your boots and grab your hat…because we
are going to raise $100,000 to continue serving our hungry neighbors!
Live auction, silent auction, cocktails, dinner, live music, and line dancing.
6-9:30pm / Fallbrook Food Pantry www.fallbrookfoodpantry.org
This challenging 5-mile hike to Simmons Family Park will give hikers the
opportunity to explore the trails of the Rancho Dorado/Rancho Carrillo
area and make a brief visit to Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park. There will
be 645’ of elevation gain. Meet at Carrillo Elementary School in Carlsbad.
9am-12pm / Leo Carrillo Ranch and Simmons Family Park
760-744-1050 / www.san-marcos.net
Carlsbad Fall Village Faire – Nov. 6
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!
8am-4pm / Carlsbad Village www.carlsbad.org
Chula Vista Music in the Park – Nov. 6
Rachel Aldous and The Road Home (Bluegrass Pop). Recreational activities
begin at 3pm.
3-6pm / Memorial Bowl www.chulavistaca.gov
Vista Hiring Fair – Nov. 9
We will partner with San Diego Human Resources Consulting to host this
event. Three Human Resource Consultants will provide tips to job seekers.
4-7pm / Vista Civic Center www.vistachamber.org
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival – Nov. 9-13
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 on the
Embarcadero Marina Park North www.sandiegowineclassic.com
Coronado Island Film Festival – Nov. 9-13
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.
Veterans Appreciation Golf Tournament – Nov. 10
It will be an amazing day of fun with 18 holes, breakfast, lunch on the
course, raffle and auction items to win, and awards at the end of the
9am-4pm / Carlton Oaks Golf Club, Santee
619-440-6161 / www.eastcountychamber.org
Solana Beach Veterans Day Ceremony – Nov. 11
The Camp Pendleton Young Marines as Color Guard, “Feathers from
Heaven” Doves, the Santa Fe Christian School Band, and a special
guest speaker who will address the community. City dignitaries and
representatives from the Armed Forces will also be present. Light
refreshments will be served.
11am-12pm / La Colonia Park www.cityofsolanabeach.org
Fallbrook Veterans Day Ceremony – Nov. 11
Ceremony starts at 11am at the Post. Followed by a free lunch at the VFW.
11am / VFW Post 1924: 1175 Old Stage Road www.fallbrookvfw.org
Del Mar Racing – Nov. 11-Dec. 4
This fall, racing returns to America’s favorite seaside track with the annual
running of the Bing Crosby Season. Don’t miss four weeks of Thoroughbred
excitement – surrounded by the beauty of Del Mar.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club www.dmtc.com
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 dedicated
himself to the cause of finding a cure for pancreatic cancer.
Liberty Station www.ridethepoint.org
Holiday Market – Nov. 12
Just in time for the Holidays, come support local San Diego businesses
and find the perfect gifts! Food will be available in the lower garden.
10am-4pm / Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego
619-232-2721 / www.niwa.org
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
7am / Silver Strand State Park
858-268-1250 / www.silverstrandhalf.com
Taste of Ocean Beach – Nov. 15
Where culinary lovers will receive a digital tasting passport to enjoy 40+
food-alicious tasting samples from OB’s best restaurants, breweries, and
wine bars, and enjoy the OB vibe with live music in downtown OB.
5-9pm / Ocean Beach www.oceanbeachsandiego.com
The Coronado Historical Association invites you to the next lecture in
the Wine & Lecture series: Coronado Golf & Its Champions (1897-1905).
Speaker David Mackesey will share the story of Coronado’s earliest two
golf links and the Coronado connection to Alex Smith, who went on to win
the U.S. Open in 1906 and 1910.
5:30-7pm / Coronado Historical Association & Museum
619-435-7242 / www.coronadohistory.org
Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival – Nov. 18-20
A highly-anticipated 7+ stage, 80+ bands, 3-day music, culinary and arts
festival will descend upon the stunning waterfront of downtown San Diego
all along the Embarcadero. The festival offers diverse attractions including
yacht parties, water sports, art installations, after-parties, a craft beer
village and plenty of local flavors.
San Diego Embarcadero www.wonderfrontfestival.com
Bikes & Beer San Diego – Nov. 19
Features 15, 30, 45-Mile rides. All rides feature morning fuel stations,
marked routes, GPS turn-by-turn instruction, rest stops, refreshments,
ride marshals and SAG support. Finish back at ALESMITH for a festival
of rewarding craft beers, live music, charity raffle & much more! All riding
AleSmith Brewing Company www.bikesandbeers.com
Encinitas Holiday Street Fair – Nov. 20
Children’s rides, two stages of live entertainment and food and drink
refreshments provide an attractive setting for the public and a great boon
to our vendors. Remember to bring your own bag(s) to collect all your
street fair shopping.
9am-4pm / Coast Highway 101 between D and J
760-943-1950 / Encinitas Holiday Street Fair
San Diego Jazz Fest and Swing Extravaganza – Nov. 23-27
A variety of musical artists performing traditional jazz, swing, blues,
ragtime, boogie woogie, gospel, and rhythm & blues.
Town and Country Resort & Convention Center www.sdjazzfest.org
San Diego’s original and longest-standing Thanksgiving Day “turkey trot”
is back, and it’s critical mission remains the same: To provide crucial funds
to feed the homeless through Father Joe’s Villages’ meal program.
6:30-11am / Balboa Park
O’side Turkey Trot – Nov. 24
The event offers a costume contest, the largest teams competition,
fabulous live entertainment on the course, and finisher medals for all
6:45am / Coast Highway to The Strand and Seagaze
Fallbrook Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot – Nov. 24
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
Julian Country Christmas Tree Lighting – Nov. 26
We are so excited to bring you an all new experience for the tree lighting.
Music and Holiday Performances throughout the afternoon Christmas
Market. Santa Arrives and Greets the Kids (of all ages). This is a FREE event.
12:30-7:30pm / Julian Town Square www.visitjulian.com
Julian Holiday Hayride – Nov. 26
A country Christmas Celebration! Hayrides, caroling, hoedowns, jug band
shows, ornament making, candle dipping, petting zoo, reptile show,
archery, tomahawk throwing, slingshot gallery, treasure hunt, and more!
10am-4pm / Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures, Santa Ysabel
951-847-1904 / www.fortcross.com/holiday-hayride