San Diego in September

“Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soil.”

― Peggy Toney Horton

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

With the throngs of tourists receding from the beaches and less chance of fog or rain, September makes a great window for traveling to San Diego. The month is packed with alfresco concerts, culinary happenings to celebrate California’s fall harvest, and the largest military air show in the U.S., and rounds out with Restaurant Week.

San Diego maintains warm temperatures throughout the year, but mid-September through mid-October is especially comfortable. After the summer crowds have gone and the kids are all back in school, San Diego sunshine is still around, and it’s the perfect time to enjoy the local beaches or just the city its self.

With perfect weather and amazing beaches, whether you are visiting for the first time or have been hanging out in San Diego for years, there are plenty of things to do in San Diego for adults and kids alike. 

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

Julian Grape Stomp Festa

Wine samples, food & shopping, Italian music, and the old-world tradition of stomping grapes! Location: Menghini Winery, Julian. Info: 9/4 11 am – 5 pm

Irie Fest San Diego

Featuring reggae-rockers Tribal Seeds, and more! Location: The Beach House, Belmont Park. Info:

9/4 6 – 10 pm

Barona Pow Wow

Back to our roots! All drums and dancers welcome! Location: Barona Sports Park, Lakeside. Info:

9/4–9/5 2–11pm

Vista Rod Run 2021

Check out hundreds of classic and custom hot rods, street rods, muscle cars, and trucks. Location: Main St., downtown Vista. Info:

9/5 9 am – 2 pm

Oceanside Labor Day Pier Swim

Help raise money for the Oceanside Swim Club! Location: Oceanside Municipal Pier. Info:

9/6 7:00 am – noon

San Diego Fall Home Show

Be inspired, motivated, and excited for your upcoming home improvement.
Location: San Diego Convention Center – Hall F. Info:

9/10 – 9/12 Fri 11 am – 8 pm, Sat 10 am – 8 pm, Sun 10 am – 6 pm

More Events…

San Diego Blues Festival

The annual SD Blues Festival is back and in person! Enjoy an amazing line up, featuring Larkin Poe! Location: Embarcadero Marina Park North. Info:

9/11 11 am 8 pm

San Diego Festival of the Arts

Interact with 150+ critically acclaimed fine artists. Location: San Diego Surf Sports Park. Info:

9/11–9/12 10am–5pm

San Diego Spirits Festival

This spirited event brings together an array of adult beverages, food pairings, and entertainment. Location: Port Pavilion, Broadway Pier. Info:

9/11 – 9/12 time tba

Magic 92.5 Presents: Beats at the Beach

Get jiggy with Naughty By Nature, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Tag Team, Rob Base, and Tone Lōc! Location: Beach House, Belmont
Park. Info:

9/18 3 – 10 pm

Oceanside Harbor Days

Two event filled days of sun, sand,
and surf. There will be arts & crafts, great food, and fun activities for the entire family. Location: Oceanside Harbor. Info:

9/18 – 9/19 9 am – 5 pm

Adams Avenue Street Fair

Musical performances on 7-stages, beer gardens, 300+ food & concession booths, and a carnival area. Location: Adams Avenue. Info:

9/18 – 9/19 Sat 10 am – 10 pm, Sun 10 am – 6 pm

End of Summer 4 Mile Run/Walk

A summertime 4-mile run/walk that will take you from La Jolla to Pacific Beach. Location: Prospect St. (near Girard St.). Info:

9/19 8 am

EarthFair 2021

Visitors will find 300 exhibits, food courts, beer gardens, the children’s activity area, entertainment stages, a parade and so much more! Location: Balboa Park. Info:

9/19 10 am 5 pm

Surf Dog Surf-a-thon

Help raise lifesaving funds for the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Location: Dog Beach Del Mar. Info: thon

Don’t forget San Diego Padres Games ⚾️

Check out the schedule >


Come out for authentic German food and beverages, music, performances, games, and more! Location: 1017 S. Mollison Ave., El Cajon. Info:

9/24, 9/25, 9/26 Fri 4 – 10 pm,

Sat 12 10 pm, Sun 12 9 pm

The Haunted Trail

Experience the outdoor horror that is simply too big to house indoors! Location: Balboa Park. Info:

9/24, 9/25, 9/26, 9/29, 9/30 7:30 – 10:30 pm

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Join us to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Location: Kit Carson Park, Escondido. Info:

9/25 9 am


A two-day electronic music festival. Location: Waterfront Park. Info:

9/25 – 9/26 12 – 10 pm

San Diego Restaurant Week

Find menus from more than 100 local restaurants. Location: participating San Diego restaurants. Info:

9/26 10/3 restaurant hours

In the Park Series: Space

Spend a couple of themed-fun hours that’s sure to provide exciting, unique, experiences for the whole family. Location: Community Park, Poway. Info:

9/27 10am12pm


Farmer’s Markets are mostly all open! If you are looking to get out and get some fresh air and fresh produce and food, check out one of the many farmer’s markets in San Diego. Most likely the one in your neighborhood is open. Check out a full list here >>

As always, if you or anyone you know needs assistance buying or selling or if you have any real estate questions, please feel free to contact me by phone, text, or email! 

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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