The air is chilled and crisp, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy everything San Diego has to offer! Bob for fun events with this week’s edition of Out and About in San Diego with theater, film, amazing food, and, if you’re feeling sporty, a triathlon!
Monday, October 14th
Rock out to Almost Famous
Kicking off on Sunday, Almost Famous is coming to The Old Globe theater from October 13th through the 27th. Rollback to 1973 with this rock-and-roll musical from Cameron Crowe, directed by Tony Award-winning Jeremy Herrin, featuring new music by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tom Kitt. Tickets and more information about this event can be found here.
Tuesday, October 15th
San Diego International Film Festival
Enjoy the best of over 200 filmmakers from around the world descending on San Diego from the 15th through the 20th. Don’t miss your chance to see the globe through the lens of these renowned cinematographers. Make sure to plan out your week and acquire your festival passes before spots fill up! A line up of films and passes can be found here.
Thursday, October 17th
A Taste of Point Loma
Savory and sweet delights aren’t gone yet! It’s been a summer to remember with one taste of San Diego after another, but it would not be perfect without a taste of Point Loma! With a variety of fresh seafood, delightful deserts, and the very best of Point Loma’s favorite restaurants, cafes, and bakeries, you’ll be munching your way to bliss while knowing your money is going to support outreach in the Point Loma community. To learn more, click here.
Saturday, October 19th
Run with the Bulls!
Italian bulls will be invading Little Italy this weekend where V10s and V12s will be signing in the sun. Come down to enjoy music, food, and eyepopping/ear-pleasing mechanical music from 6 to 11 pm. To learn more, click here.
Support Local Ladies at the Lake Fall Market!
Looking to get your gift shopping done early or just want to browse uniquely crafted items from in and around San Diego? Local women in business will be selling clothing, jewelry, health and beauty items, and holiday gifts from 9 am to 2 pm at the Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve this Saturday. Come out to the lake, enjoy a mimosa or bloody mary, and shop ’till you drop! Learn more about this event and others at Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve here.
Sunday, October 20th
The San Diego Triathalon Challenge is back for its 26th year in La Jolla. For those up to the challenge, participants will undertake a 1-mile swim, 44-mile bike ride, and 10-mile run, all the while supporting the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) mission of empowering individuals living with physical challenges through sports. To learn more about this event, others supported by CAF, and how to get support/to get involved, click here.
Get your charity on and support the Rancho Coastal Humane Society on the 20th with live music, food, drinks, art, beach games, and a tiki bar. This family-friendly event in the sun will be running from 11 am to 6 pm. Click here to learn more and get into some fun!
Crystal Ball of the Future
Come out for the Hollywood Harvest Howl on Thursday the 24th at 6 pm. Being held at The Abbey in San Diego (2825 5th Ave.) and hosted by the Metro Area Real Estate Professionals for Young Adult Housing (MARYAH), this event will be raising money to support the San Diego LGBT Community Center’s Youth Housing Project. Donn your best Hollywood glam and come enjoy food tastings, a silent auction, and live entertainment while helping fund initiatives helping homeless and at-risk LGBTQ+ and HIV+ youth secure safe housing. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased here.
Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld
Fall fun at SeaWorld returns through the 27th of October with a clowny sea lion and otter show, costume dance party, a festive Sesame Street-themed parade, and the safe-for-everyone trick-or-treating. Plus, the all-new Gall Festival at the Waterfront is open featuring a hay maze, games, and treats for all. One child (aged 3 to 9) gets free admission with one full-priced adult admission. Find out more here!
Brick-or-Treat at Legoland
This is a fun-for-the-whole-family event running until the 26th of October. It includes live entertainment, character meet-and-greets, a costume contest, trick-or-treating, an AstroBash Dance Party, and more! Click here to learn more.
North Park Day of the Dead Festival
Celebrate National Day of the Dead (several days early) with a North Park celebration on the 26th. Come out to honor and celebrate the lives of our loved ones who have passed during these colorful festivities. Crafts, face painting, music, and educational events will be plentiful. For your tasting pleasure, food trucks will be dishing out tasty treats, while beer, mezcal, tequila will be flowing from the spirit cantina. Aprende más aquí.
Little Italy Trick-or-Treats
This fun and safe Halloween event on October 25th – now in its 12th year! – makes it possible for urban families to enjoy authentic trick-or-treating fun. Little Italy businesses along historic India Street open their doors to give out candy and Halloween treats. Click here to learn more.
Make sure to check back every Monday for insights into how to get Out and About in San Diego. Also, in addition to those listed above, find out about more Halloween events just for kids here! Have a fun and spooky time out there!