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Everything You Must Do in San Diego This October

Published On 09/30/2015 Published On 09/30/2015
Courtesy of Little Italy FESTA

Fall is here, which means it’s time to take advantage of the nice weather before the arrival of all the… slightly less nice weather. Here are 13 things you shouldn’t miss this month.

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Oct 1 Thu

Take in the San Diego Film Festival October kicks off with the final four days of the San Diego Film Festival, so keep yourself busy with an endless parade of movies, parties, panels, actors, and filmmakers.

Various locations

Take in the San Diego Film Festival Various locations October kicks off with the final four days of the San Diego Film Festival, so keep yourself busy with an endless parade of movies, parties, panels, actors, and filmmakers.

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Oct 3 Sat

Run a 5k, drink beer Only in PB can you run a 5k and then be rewarded with free sunglasses and a complimentary beer upon completion. The Pacific Beach 5k will start at Joe’s Crab Shack, race to Belmont Park, and then head back up the boardwalk to finish off the last quarter mile on the sand. There will also be a pro surf competition, pro volleyball competition, food vendors, a beer garden, live music, and a PB fish taco competition.

Pacific Beach

Run a 5k, drink beer Pacific Beach Only in PB can you run a 5k and then be rewarded with free sunglasses and a complimentary beer upon completion. The Pacific Beach 5k will start at Joe’s Crab Shack, race to Belmont Park, and then head back up the boardwalk to finish off the last quarter mile on the sand. There will also be a pro surf competition, pro volleyball competition, food vendors, a beer garden, live music, and a PB fish taco competition.

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Oct 3 Sat

Hit an all-day pool party Pride at Dive is happening at Harrah’s Resort Southern California with an all-day pool party and live revue. Three DJs will be spinning poolside from noon-6pm and the revue kicks off in the courtyard at 8pm with Mistress of Ceremony Candis Cayne.

Harrah’s Resort Southern California

Hit an all-day pool party Harrah’s Resort Southern California Pride at Dive is happening at Harrah’s Resort Southern California with an all-day pool party and live revue. Three DJs will be spinning poolside from noon-6pm and the revue kicks off in the courtyard at 8pm with Mistress of Ceremony Candis Cayne.

Courtesy of Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant

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Oct 4 Sun

Drink some very fine wine Starting this month, Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant is hosting Sunday School Tastings one Sunday each month featuring wine varietals or craft beers. This Sunday, sommelier Molly Brooks-Thornton will be leading a wine tasting from 2-4:30pm featuring California wines. Guests will be learning about the history of vinification in California and enjoying bites from Chef de Cuisine Ted Smith.

Bankers Hill

Drink some very fine wine Bankers Hill Starting this month, Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant is hosting Sunday School Tastings one Sunday each month featuring wine varietals or craft beers. This Sunday, sommelier Molly Brooks-Thornton will be leading a wine tasting from 2-4:30pm featuring California wines. Guests will be learning about the history of vinification in California and enjoying bites from Chef de Cuisine Ted Smith.

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Oct 9 Fri

It’s a tasting with Beer Jesus The Westgate Hotel is teaming up with Modern Times Beer for a BEERology tasting event at 6:30pm. The tasting will be led by Modern Times’ “Beer Jesus” Phil MacNitt who will discuss the SD craft beer scene and its history while guests sip on five Modern Times brews including two special-release beers, two year-round beers, and a seasonal beer.

Westgate Hotel

It’s a tasting with Beer Jesus Westgate Hotel The Westgate Hotel is teaming up with Modern Times Beer for a BEERology tasting event at 6:30pm. The tasting will be led by Modern Times’ “Beer Jesus” Phil MacNitt who will discuss the SD craft beer scene and its history while guests sip on five Modern Times brews including two special-release beers, two year-round beers, and a seasonal beer.

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Oct 10 Sat

Drink up at La Jolla Art & Wine Festival The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival will be taking over the half-mile stretch of Girard from Prospect St to Torrey Pines Rd and filling the street with artists, a silent auction, live entertainment, gourmet food, and a beer & wine garden. On Saturday night, the BraveCort Brewfest will be going on from 8-11pm with unlimited beer samples from local breweries and a Bavarian beer stein-holding contest to support cancer research.

La Jolla

Drink up at La Jolla Art & Wine Festival La Jolla The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival will be taking over the half-mile stretch of Girard from Prospect St to Torrey Pines Rd and filling the street with artists, a silent auction, live entertainment, gourmet food, and a beer & wine garden. On Saturday night, the BraveCort Brewfest will be going on from 8-11pm with unlimited beer samples from local breweries and a Bavarian beer stein-holding contest to support cancer research.

Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase

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Oct 11 Sun

Check out all the cars at Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase From classic to luxury, Fifth Ave will be lined with must-see cars from E to K St. It’s free to stroll down Fifth and check out the cars from 11am-4pm and you can even vote for your favorite to win the People’s Choice Award. If your think your hot rod has what it takes to compete, there’s still time to enter.

Gaslamp

Check out all the cars at Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase Gaslamp From classic to luxury, Fifth Ave will be lined with must-see cars from E to K St. It’s free to stroll down Fifth and check out the cars from 11am-4pm and you can even vote for your favorite to win the People’s Choice Award. If your think your hot rod has what it takes to compete, there’s still time to enter.

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Oct 11 Sun

Be festive at FESTA The Sicilian Festival and FESTA are teaming up this year for the largest Italian festival in the country. FESTA has been happening for 21 years in SD and this year, the streets of Little Italy will be full of authentic live Italian entertainment, Italian food, stickball, bocce ball tournaments, and beautiful Gesso Italiano painting the sidewalks.

Little Italy

Be festive at FESTA Little Italy The Sicilian Festival and FESTA are teaming up this year for the largest Italian festival in the country. FESTA has been happening for 21 years in SD and this year, the streets of Little Italy will be full of authentic live Italian entertainment, Italian food, stickball, bocce ball tournaments, and beautiful Gesso Italiano painting the sidewalks.

Courtesy of Suzie’s Farm

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Oct 17 Sat

Pumpkin Palooza? Pumpkin Palooza! Go to Suzie’s Farm from 10am-3pm for its annual Pumpkin Palooza autumn festival. Spend the day picking heirloom pumpkins right from the field and enjoying local music, food, and artisan vendors.

Suzie’s Farm

Pumpkin Palooza? Pumpkin Palooza! Suzie’s Farm Go to Suzie’s Farm from 10am-3pm for its annual Pumpkin Palooza autumn festival. Spend the day picking heirloom pumpkins right from the field and enjoying local music, food, and artisan vendors.

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Oct 24 Sat

Hit a party in honor of boobs From 5-10pm, comedian Monique Marvez will be hosting the Boobs and Beaus event at Harrah’s Resort Southern California with all proceeds from the evening going to the American Cancer Society. There will be a live bachelor auction, a designer bra auction, and you can vote on the best employee-decorated bra all for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Harrah’s Resort Southern California

Hit a party in honor of boobs Harrah’s Resort Southern California From 5-10pm, comedian Monique Marvez will be hosting the Boobs and Beaus event at Harrah’s Resort Southern California with all proceeds from the evening going to the American Cancer Society. There will be a live bachelor auction, a designer bra auction, and you can vote on the best employee-decorated bra all for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Oct 29 Thu

It’s a chef showdown The Chef Showdown to support Domestic Violence Awareness Month is going down at the Port Pavilion at Broadway Pier from 6-9pm. Ten San Diego chefs and mixologists will go head to head to create the perfect food and beverage pairing. There will be a people’s choice judging panel as well as six industry professionals to choose a winner.

Broadway Pier

It’s a chef showdown Broadway Pier The Chef Showdown to support Domestic Violence Awareness Month is going down at the Port Pavilion at Broadway Pier from 6-9pm. Ten San Diego chefs and mixologists will go head to head to create the perfect food and beverage pairing. There will be a people’s choice judging panel as well as six industry professionals to choose a winner.

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Oct 30 Fri

Halloween it up at Park After Dark The party will get started at 8pm with photo booths, carnival games, carnie treats, black lights, and fog machines at WaveHouse. SKYY Vodka will be hosting happy hour with free drinks from 8-9pm and there will be live music from Beach Party and DJ Ayla Simone all night.

WaveHouse Beach Club

Halloween it up at Park After Dark WaveHouse Beach Club The party will get started at 8pm with photo booths, carnival games, carnie treats, black lights, and fog machines at WaveHouse. SKYY Vodka will be hosting happy hour with free drinks from 8-9pm and there will be live music from Beach Party and DJ Ayla Simone all night.

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Oct 31 Sat

Do the Monster Bash The streets of Downtown will be shut down by a mob of costume wearing-party people from 6pm to midnight this Halloween for the 15th Annual Monster Bash. There will be live performances on eight stages, five different experiences (including a freak show, dollhouse, and VIP Zombie apocalypse), plus 20 top DJs from all over the country.

Gaslamp/East Village

Do the Monster Bash Gaslamp/East Village The streets of Downtown will be shut down by a mob of costume wearing-party people from 6pm to midnight this Halloween for the 15th Annual Monster Bash. There will be live performances on eight stages, five different experiences (including a freak show, dollhouse, and VIP Zombie apocalypse), plus 20 top DJs from all over the country.

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