Escondido Dia de los Muertos Festival Nov. 1
Attendees will be able to create altars to remember lost loved ones in a special area created by artist Eloy Tarcisio. For the children, we will have face painting, arts & crafts, and more. Food and handmade goods will be available for purchase.
Time/Place: 6-9pm / California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Contact: 800-988-4253 / www.artcenter.org
Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 3-4
In the world of horse racing, the Breeders’ Cup is equivalent to the Super Bowl. The two-day event brings the best horses and riders from across the country and around the world. Enjoy the Taste of Breeders’ Cup and Breeders’ Cup Festival.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Del Mar Racetrack
Contact: 877-849-4287 / www.breederscup.com
San Diego Beer Week Nov. 3-12
A celebration inspiring people to drink local beer and promoting San Diego’s brewing culture with events across the county.
Time/Place: See website for schedule of events.
Contact: 858-581-7368 / www.sdbw.org
Bike the Coast–Taste the Coast Nov. 4
Experience gorgeous riding on the Southern California coast with 100, 50 or 25 mile routes on Highway 101. Everything starts and finishes at the Oceanside Pier with food, music, expo shopping and fun!
Time/Place: 8am / Oceanside Pier
Contact: www.spectrumsportsevents.com/ bike-the-coast
Autumn Fest & Plant Sale Nov. 4
Live entertainment, beer garden, craft vendors, plant sales, kids activities, gardening workshops, “Ask the Designer” landscape consultations and advice from partner water agencies.
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Water Conservation Garden, El Cajon
Contact: 619-660-0614 / www.thegarden.org
Boys & Girls Club Brewfest Nov. 4
Local beers, dinner, games, prizes, raffle and silent auction. Join us for a night of great fun and cold craft beers as we raise money for our sports programs.
Time/Place: 5-8:30pm / 410 West California, Vista
Contact: 760-724-6606 / www.bgcvista.org
Village Block Party at Jeremiah’s Ranch Nov. 4
Beer & wine, local talent, silent auction, live art and food. Jeremiah’s Ranch will be a community of homes for adults with Developmental Disabilities where vocational, social and life skills are taught.
Time/Place: 1-4pm / Z Cafe Upper Parking Lot, Bonsall
Contact: 760-805-5214 / www.jeremiahsranch.org
Stone DRK Festival Nov. 5
Celebrate the dark side of ales. We have combined our annual Pour It Black and Oakquinox beer festivals into one mashup just for SD Beer Week!
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Stone Brewing, Escondido
Carlsbad Fall Village Faire Nov. 5
More than 100,000 people will take in the beauty of our seaside city while browsing through unique booths, indulging in delectable eats and enjoying family entertainment.
Time/Place: 8am-4pm / Carlsbad Village
Contact: 760-931-8400 / www.carlsbad.org
Fallback Festival Nov. 5
A Children’s Historic Street Faire. Pan for gold, saddle up on pony rides, pig races. Live entertainment, crafts, and more!
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
Contact: 619-233-4692 / www.gaslampfoundation.org
Coronado Island Film Festival Nov. 9-12
Parties, panels, exhibits, workshops, Special Events, celebrities, live performances, new films, filmmakers, treasured classics, interesting venues, awards, tributes, blooming gardens, beach walks, sunsets, friendly locals, and shops and restaurants for every taste, along with a wide variety of films.
Victorian Country Christmas Nov. 10-12
Seventh Annual Craft show supporting local Veterans. More than 40 high-end crafters, High Teas, Blood Bank on site Nov 10, kick off for Toys for Tots, and the Adopt a Veteran stockings.
Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Chula Vista Elks: 901 Elks Lane
Contact: 619-240-0098 / www.chulavistavcc.com
Fallbrook Veteran’s Day Parade & Celebration Ceremony Nov. 11
VFW Post 1924 Color Guard, Armed Forces Service Flags, Marching Veterans, Fallbrook HS Marching Band, Civil Air Patrol Cadets, Boy and Girl Scout Troops and more!
Time/Place: 10am / Main Avenue, Downtown Fallbrook
Contact: www. fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org
Poway Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11
Join VFW Post 7907 and the Poway Veterans Park Committee for a ceremony to honor those who served our country.
Time/Place: 11am / Veterans Park
Contact: 858-668-4576 / www.poway.org
San Marcos Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11
Refreshments, retire flag, displays, music, ceremony and reception. Military and active duty personnel are encouraged, but not required, to attend in uniform.
Time/Place: 9-11am / Helen Bougher Memorial Park
San Diego Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 11
See over 4,000 Veterans, Active Military, Bands, Floats and Civic Groups celebrate Veterans Day.
Time/Place: 11am-1:30pm / San Diego Embarcadero
Contact: 619-239-2300 / www.sdvetparade.org
Escondido Tamale Festival Nov. 11
A celebration of Tamales and all the great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of California’s culture. Best tamale contest, live entertainment, contests & raffles and more!
Time/Place: 11am-5pm / Grape Day Park
Contact: 760-839-4777 / www.escondidotamalefestival. org
Ride the Point Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride Nov. 11
Ride the Hidden, Unridden, and Forbidden Point Loma in San Diego, CA on EXCLUSIVE routes open once a year!
Time/Place: 7am-12pm / Oggi’s Restaurant, Liberty Station
I.B. Military Appreciation Day Nov. 11
Say “thank you” to the men and women and their families that give and have given so selflessly to protect our freedoms. Come join us for a good ole’ fashion BBQ with hamburgers, hot dogs and refreshments. Event is open to the public.
Time/Place: 11am / Dunes Park, Imperial Beach
Contact: 619-424-3151 / www.ib-chamber.com
UH Arts Open & Taste of University Heights Nov. 12
Stroll through the quaint neighborhood sampling delicacies from University Heights’ diverse restaurants and enjoy a free self-guided tour of the arts. Local artists open their studios to the public.
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / University Heights
Contact: 619-297-3166 / www.uharts.org
Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler & Veterans Day 5K Nov. 12
The Half Marathon course is open to Runners and Walkers only. The 10 mile course is open to Runners, Walkers, Skaters, Ellipticals/ElliptiGO, Handcycles, and Wheelchairs.
Time/Place: 7-11:30am / Sunset Park, Coronado
Contact: 858-268-1250 / www.silverstrandhalf.com
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Nov. 12-19
An international showcase of the world’s premier wines and spirits, culinary personalities, and gourmet foods.
Del Mar Antique Show & Sale Nov. 17-19
Over 50 years of excellence with over 100 qualified antique dealers. This is the largest indoor antique show south of San Francisco! Everything from tin to Tiffany!
Time/Place: Fri & Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day Nov. 17-19
A 60-mile walk for women and men who are ready to end breast cancer forever.
Time/Place: Fri 6:30am-Sun 4:30pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 800-996-3DAY / www.the3day.org
Diamond Ball Nov. 18
Raising funds to fight breast cancer in our community. An evening of comedy and laughs with Dana Carvey.
Time/Place: 5-11pm / Omni La Costa Resort, Carlsbad
Contact: www.tricityhospitalfoundation. org
Encinitas Fall Festival Nov. 19
With 450+ booths to visit, plus dozens of unique downtown Encinitas retailers, here’s a perfect opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Enjoy the music of popular local bands. Food vendors and 40+ restaurants and bars.
Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Coast Highway 101 between D and J Streets
Contact: 760-943-1950 / www.kennedyfaires.com/ encinitas
Mother Goose Parade Nov. 19
Spectacular motorized floats, glorious marching bands and drill units, eloquent equestrians, animated clowns, special characters, special guests, performing artists, celebrities, giant helium balloons, specialty vehicles, and of course, Santa Claus.
Time/Place: 1-3pm / El Cajon Blvd & W Main St., El Cajon
Contact: 619-333-0771 / www.mothergooseparade.org
SD Jazz Fest and Swing Extravaganza Nov. 22-26
A variety of traditional jazz music, from ragtime to hot jazz to swing to rockabilly. Jazz bands and musicians from across the U.S. will perform.
Time/Place: Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
Contact: 619-297-5277 / www.sdjazzfest.org
Surfin’ Santa Arrival Nov. 25
Visitors can pose for pictures with Santa on his giant surfboard, riding a six-foot wave. A festive parade along the boardwalk, kids crafting activities, live street performers and a wide variety of unique and local shops.
Time/Place: 1-5pm / Seaport Village, San Diego
Contact: 619-235-4014 / www.seaportvillage.com
Village Artisan Faire Nov. 25
A Wonderland of Handmade Crafts.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Main & Elder Streets, Fallbrook
Contact: www. fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org
Thanksgiving Runs Nov. 23
Thank You Run 5K/10K and Kids Run
Time/Place: 7:30-10:30am / 4S Ranch Community Park
Contact: 858-449-1101 / www.thankyourun.org
SD South Bay Turkey Trot/Food Drive 15, 10 & 5K
Time/Place: 8-10:30am / Rohr Park, Bonita
Father Joe’s Villages Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K
Time/Place: 7:30-10:30am / Balboa Park, San Diego
Coronado 5K Turkey Trot
Time/Place: 8-10am / Tidelands Park, Coronado
San Diego Run for the Hungry 5K & 10K
Time/Place: 7-10am / Westfield Horton Plaza Mall, Downtown SD
O’side Turkey Trot
Time/Place: 6am-12pm / Oceanside Civic Center
Contact: 760-434-5255 / www.osideturkeytrot.com
Running of the Turkeys 10K Trail Run
Time/Place: 7:30-10am / Torrey Hills Neighborhood Park
Contact: www.gutcheckfitness.com/ turkey-trot-10k
Fallbrook Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
Time/Place: 8-10:30am / Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens
Waddle and Trot 5K and Kid’s Fun Run
Time/Place: 6-11am / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
Thanks to First American Title for providing and sharing this calendar of events.