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Out and About in San Diego

Buckle up because this week is a whirlwind of events throughout San Diego County. Looking to wet your whistle with some beer for Oktoberfest? How about a 5K along Pacific Beach? Autumn in San Diego has something for everyone, so don’t miss out on these great ways to ring in the new season.

Monday, September 30th

Explore Haunted Balboa

Running through November 2nd, dare to enter a mile-long twisted terror trail through Balboa Park filled with your greatest nightmares. Face Pennywise, Freddy, demogorgons, and more in this horror-filled nest of frights. More information and tickets can be found here.

Friday, October 4th

Celebrate Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest in El Cajon (Friday thru Sunday)

Hot on the heels of this past weekend’s kick-off event, the German American Societies of San Diego are holding their annual Oktoberfest celebrations and you’re invited! Try traditional German food, pastries, and, of course, beer, while you dance to traditional German music. Free to the public on Friday, tickets cost $10 for those 21 and over on Saturday and Sunday ($5 for those under 21 and free for military). Click here for more information, including directions to the event and guidance on how to purchase tickets.

Oktoberfest in La Mesa (Friday thru Sunday)

Grab your steins and lederhosen because it’s time to sample German food, take part in family-friendly activities, dance to live music, play games, jump on rides, check out swag from hundreds of exhibitors, and drink great beer! La Mesa Village will be celebrating Oktoberfest from Friday through Sunday and all are invited. To learn more about this free event, click here.

Saturday, October 5th

Oktoberfest in Carlsbad

Not to be left out from the celebrations, all mann and frau are invited to San Diego North County’s longest-running Oktoberfest celebration. The Carlsbad Rotary invites you to take part in tasting craft and domestic beers, eating authentic German food, and taking part in costume contests, music, arts and crafts, games, and rides. Children under 10 are free, whereas admission costs $5 ($15 nabs you an included meal with entry). Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

Mira Mesa Street Fair

Still haven’t had your fill getting the best of every neighborhood in San Diego? Come on down to the Mira Mesa Street Fair to enjoy music and entertainment, international foods, pony and carnival rides, and more during this free event. More information about this event, which runs from 10 am to 5 pm, can be found here.

Beachfest in Pacific Beach

This free event is packed tight with music, food (fish taco contest!), volleyball, kids activities, a beer garden, and more. Running from 11 am to 7 pm, come out and enjoy the best Pacific Beach has to offer. Sign up for the 5K run and sunset yoga, or just come to walk around with food in-hand. Click here for more information about the event, including activities, vendors, and more.

Head for the Hills! It’s Stockzilla!

Every lake in the Santee Lake Recreation Preserve will be loaded up on catfish this weekend for your fishing delight! No state fishing license? No problem. Just make sure to get your permit from the General Store before heading out to land some big ones. For those interested in learning more, click here.

Sunday, October 6th

Taste of Rancho Santa Fe

Take a drive up the coast for tantalizing flavors crafted by Rancho Santa Fe’s best restaurants paired with the best brews and wines from Napa Valley and Sonoma wineries. Running from 4 – 7 pm at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, be quick and buy your tickets now before this limited guest event is all filled up! More information and tickets can be found here.

As always, get out and about in SD and enjoy the best of what makes the place in which we live special. Make sure to check back here every week to learn about fun upcoming events around you.

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