San Diego in October


“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

-L. M. Montgomery


San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do!

October is nearly picture-perfect in San Diego. The weather is just the beginning, with clear skies and moderate temperatures. In the tourism off-season, you can enjoy all the sights without elbowing your way through the crowds.

Each month I have special fun events I want to show you so that you get the most out of this beautiful city!


Let’s start with our usual daily Farmer’s Markets. Check out times above ^






Mira Mesa

Otay Ranch

Pacific Beach

UCSD/La Jolla




Ocean Beach


Sierra Mesa



Horton Plaza

Linda Vista

North Park


Valley Center


Imperial Beach

La Mesa

Rancho Bernardo


City Heights

Del Mar

Little Italy

Pacific Beach


Rancho PQ


Scripps Ranch



Sikes Adobe



La Jolla


Rancho Santa Fe

Solana Beach


Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch

The Pumpkin fields are beautiful and our scarecrows are here to greet you.

Location: 15954 Woods Valley Road Valley Center. Info:

9/21 – 10/31 Mon – Fri 9 am – 5:30 pm, Sat & Sun 8:30 am – 6 pm


The Haunted Hotel / Scream Zone / The Haunted Trail

It wouldn’t be October without San Diego’s best Halloween area attractions.

Location: various. Info:,,

9/27 – 11/2 various dates & times


El Cajon Oktoberfest

Enjoy authentic German food & beer, along with entertainment, games, and more!

Location: 1017 S. Mollison Ave. Info:

9/27 – 9/29, 10/4 – 10/6 Fri 4 – 10 pm, Sat 12 – 10 pm, Sun 12 – 9 pm


Home & Garden Show

A three-day extravaganza of all your home and garden needs.

Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds. Info: 10/4-10/6 10 am – 6 pm



The annual Mega Catfish Stock Event!

Location: Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve. Info: 10/5 – 10/6 6 am – 6 pm


Taste of Coronado

Enjoy amazing bites prepared by local chefs.

Location: Coronado Museum of History & Art. Info:
10/10 5 – 9 pm


Polish Festival

Sample the beautiful richness of Polish culture and cuisine.

Location: 1735 Grand Ave. Info:
10/11 – 10/13 Fri 5 – 11:30 pm, Sat 2 – 11 pm, Sun 12 – 7 pm


La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

An upscale art & wine festival presenting creations from emerging and established artists.

Location: Girard Ave. Info:
10/12 – 10/13 10 am – 6 pm


San Diego International Film Festival

A new perspective can change the world. Come watch with us.

Location: various. Info:
10/15 – 10/20 various


Ocean Beach Oktoberfest

See OB come alive with traditional German festivities.

Location: OB (pier parking lot at Newport Ave. & Abbott St.) Info:
10/11 – 10/12 Fri 9 am – 9 pm; Sat 4 – 11 pm


Trick or Treat on India Street

Bring the little monsters out in their costumes for this fun and safe Halloween event.

Location: Piazza della Famiglia, Little Italy. Info:

10/25 5:30 – 7:30 pm


Surfing Madonna Beach Run

The largest beach run in the world!

Location: Moonlight Beach, Encinitas. Info: 10/26 various times


Balboa Park Halloween Family Day

A safe, fun, and culturally inspired way to kick off the Halloween activities.

Location: Balboa Park. Info: 10/26 11 am – 4 pm


Mac & Cheese Fest

This year’s festival is going to feature even more serious cheesiness.

Location: Waterfront Park. Info: 10/26 11am–2pm


Row for the Cure

This event is for all human-powered watercrafts (rowers, kayakers, paddlers, etc.).

Location: North Ski Beach, Mission Beach. Info:

10/27 7 am – 12 pm


Dia de los Muertos

Featuring altars, Por Siempre car show, music & dance, chalk cemetery, food, and

more! Location: Old Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside. Info:

10/27 10am–4pm


WCKD Village

Adults will have a haunting good time at this masked revelry!

Location: East Village at 7th Ave., btw Market & J Streets. Info:

10/28 6 pm – Midnight


So much to do, so much to see!


If you want to see a home sometime this month, check out all my Featured Listings, and message me or contact me here.

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