November 2018, San Diego County Calendar of Events


Dia de los Muertos Guest Chef Dinner   Nov. 1
This year were inviting 8 guest chefs to join our own chef de cuisine Christine Rivera in the kitchen. We have an epic night of food and celebration planned. 
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Galaxy Taco, La Jolla  Contact:


Escondido Da de los Muertos Festival   Nov. 1
Guests are invited to create altars to remember and honor their loved ones in a special area outside of the Centers museum; the event also features live music, traditional Mexican fare, sugar skull decorating, and more. 
Time/Place: 5-9pm / California Center for the Arts, Escondido 
Contact: 800-988-4253 /


Californias American  Indian & Indigenous Film Festival   Nov. 1-3
Will highlight current films from American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors, and actors. 
Time/Place: CSU San Marcos & Pechanga Resort & Casino  Contact:

Chula Vista Veterans Parade   Nov. 2
A ceremony recognizing veterans and military families will immediately follow. 
Time/Place: 8-11:30am / Magdalena Avenue to Santa Venetia Street - Veterans Elementary School 
Contact: 485512638599834

Old Town San Diegos Dia de los Muertos   Nov. 2-4
The spirits of loved ones who have died return to earth to celebrate with friends and family, during this happy, festive and very artistic time. Arts & crafts, music and food.
Time/Place: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park 


Fall Home Decorating/Remodeling Show   Nov. 2-4
Hundreds of exhibitors for all of your home Improvement needs from decorating/remodeling, home additions and landscaping. 
Time/Place: Fri & Sun 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-6pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds 
Contact: 800-999-5400 /



San Diego Beer Week   Nov. 2-11
A 10-day celebration, promoting more than 130 independent craft breweries in San Diego County. Join the San Diego Brewers Guild and more than 60 independent breweries for 2018 Guild Fest, taking place at Embarcadero South in Downtown San Diego on November 3. 
Contact: 858-581-7368 /


Escondido Tamale Festival   Nov. 3
A celebration of all the great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of Californias culture. Best Tamale Contests. Grande Stage featuring Mariachis, Folklorico, Aztec, Latin Dance Performances. Activities for the kids. 
Time/Place: 11am-5pm / Grape Day Park 
Contact: 760-839-4777 / www.escondidotamalefestival. org


Kids Care Fest   Nov. 3
This community-oriented event is open to the public and features free health screenings for children and their families. 
Time/Place: 9am-1pm / Lemon Grove Recreation Center 
Contact: 619-825-5050 /


Bike the Coast   Nov. 3
Experience 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: bike-the-coast


6K Veteran Walk/Run   Nov. 3
All proceeds benefit the Veterans Home in Chula Vista. 
Time/Place: 8:30am-1pm / Chula Vista Veterans Home: 700 E Naples Court 
Contact: 619-392-6333 /


Trout Opening Weekend   Nov. 3-4
2,500 pounds of Rainbow Trout with large fish up to 12 pounds will be stocked for this upcoming event! 
Time/Place: 6am-5pm / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
Contact: 619-258-4785 /


Carrera de los Muertos San Diego   Nov. 4
You will experience a great sense of community through a little exercise, music, dance, face painting and a lot of fun. 
Time/Place: 6:45am / Embarcadero Park South 
Contact: san-diego


Carlsbad Fall Village Faire   Nov. 4
Take in the beauty of our seaside city while browsing through unique booths, indulging in delectable eats and enjoying family entertainment at the largest one-day street faire in the nation. 
Time/Place: 8am-4pm / Grand Avenue  



Fallback Festival   Nov. 4
A Childrens Historic Street Faire. Travel back in time to enjoy our old west town! Pan for gold, saddle up on pony rides, and enjoy live entertainment. 
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Gaslamp Quarter  



Coronado Island Film Festival   Nov. 9-12
Parties, panels, exhibits, workshops, celebrities, live performances, new films, filmmakers, interesting venues, awards, tributes, blooming gardens, beach walks, sunsets, shops and restaurants for every taste, along with a wide variety of films by filmmakers from every level of the craft, from emerging student to seasoned pro. 


Ride the Point Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride   Nov. 10
Ride the Hidden, Unridden, and Forbidden Point Loma in San Diego, CA on EXCLUSIVE routes open once a year! 
Time/Place: 6am-12pm / Liberty Station  Contact:

San Diego Veterans Day Parade   Nov. 10

See over 4,000 Veterans, Active Military, Bands, Floats and Civic Groups celebrate Veterans Day. 
Time/Place: 11am-1pm / San Diego Embarcadero  Contact:


Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler & Veterans Day 5K   Nov. 11
Run along the Silver Strand, from Coronado to Imperial Beach! Enjoy the post race Beach Party and Beer Garden. 
Time/Place: 7-11:30am / Sunset Park, Coronado 
Contact: 858-268-1250 /


Tribute to Veterans Showcase Concert   Nov. 11
This special performance will include patriotic repertoire as well as classical selections. 
Time/Place: 1pm & 6pm / California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Contact: 619-233-3232 /


UH Arts Open/Taste of University Heights   Nov. 11
Stroll through the quaint neighborhood sampling delicacies from University Heights diverse restaurants and enjoy a free self-guided tour of the arts. 
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / University Heights, San Diego  Contact:


Fallbrook Veterans Day Parade & Celebration Ceremony   Nov. 11
Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard, military vehicles, Fallbrook HS Marching Band, Boy and Girl Scout Troops, Fallbrook HS Marine Corps JROTC, Naval Sea Cadets Gunfighters Squadron and more! Ceremony in Village Square and free lunch at VFW post 1175 S Old Stage Rd. 
Time/Place: 10am-1pm / Main Avenue  Contact: 760-728-8784 /


San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival   Nov. 11-18
Featuring dozens of events, hundreds of domestic and international wineries, the celebration of craft beer and spirits, local culinary legends and nationally recognized celebrities, and a Grand Tasting Finale on the stunning Embarcadero.  Contact:


Breast Cancer Cheering Station   Nov. 16
We will have a water, music and cheer station to root on the walkers, who will start their journeys at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and receive a huge show of support as they enter the Del Mar Village - the first city on their journey! 
Time/Place: 7:30-9:30am / Del Mar Village  Contact: 858-735-3650 /


Tree Lighting and Santas Arrival   Nov. 16
Entertainment provided by local choir and dance groups throughoutt the evening. This free event is open to the whole family and a great way to kick off the holiday season. 
Time/Place: 6:30-8pm / Carlsbad Premium Outlets 
Contact: 760-804-9045 /


Victorian Country Christmas   Nov. 16-18
Support veterans and children in our local area! We will be kicking off the annual Toys for Tots drive so be sure to bring an unwrapped toy to help out! Crafts, high tea, silent auction and more! 
Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Chula Vista Elks Lodge 
Contact: 619-240-0098 /


Del Mar Antique Show   Nov. 16-18 
One of the largest indoor shows in California, regularly averaging 100+ exhibitors from all over the United States. 
Time/Place: Fri & Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds 
Contact: 727-423-0187 /


Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day   Nov. 16-18
A 60-mile walk for women and men who are ready to end breast cancer forever. 
Time/Place: 6:30am-5:30pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds  Contact: 800-996-3DAY /

Star of India Companion Sail   Nov. 17-18
Five years have elapsed since the last time Star of India sailed, so the opportunity to join her under sail this November makes this an a more unique experience! 
Time/Place: Maritime Museum of San Diego 
Contact: 619-234-9153 x111 /


Encinitas Holiday Street Fair   Nov. 18
450+ booths, dozens of unique downtown retailers, music of popular local bands and Kidz Zone. 
Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Coast Highway 101 
Contact: 760-943-1950 / encinitas


Mother Goose Parade   Nov. 18
San Diegos East Countys annual holiday kick-off celebration featuring whimsical floats, clowns, bands and equestrians. 
Time/Place: 1-3pm / El Cajon Blvd & W Main St 
Contact: 619-333-0771 /


San Diego Jazz Fest and Swing Extravaganza   Nov. 21-25
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 /


Father Joes Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K Run & Walk   Nov. 22
Generates awareness and funds to help support Father Joes Villages efforts to provide and serve close to 1 Million Meals each year! 
Time/Place: 7:30-10:30am / Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park 


Oside Turkey Trot   Nov. 22
Pacific Marine Credit Union Oside Turkey Trot 10k Run, 5K Run/Walk and Senior 1 Mile. Event offers a costume contest, largest teams competition, fabulous live entertainment on the course and finisher medals for all participants. 
Time/Place: 6:45-11:30am / Oceanside Civic Center 
Contact: 760-434-5255 /


Waddle and Trot 5K and Kids Fun Run   Nov. 22
All proceeds benefit Santee Santa's, Santee Lakes Foundation and Santee Food Bank. All participants receive a T-shirt and an online finisher certificate. 
Time/Place: 6-11am / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve 


Thank You Run 5K/10K and Kids Run   Nov. 22
Lets have another fantastic Thanksgiving morning with our family and friends while we raise funds for Helens Closet and San Diegans suffering with ALS. 
Time/Place: 7-10am / 4S Ranch Community Park 
Contact: 858-449-1101 /


San Diego Run for the Hungry 5K & 10K   Nov. 22
All profits from this race are donated to the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. 
Time/Place: 7-10am / Westfield Horton Plaza Mall 


Fallbrook Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot   Nov. 22
Our goal is to raise funds for the Fallbrook Land Conservancy, Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary and the Fallbrook Community(s). 
Time/Place: 8-10:30am / Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens 
Contact: 760-468-0322 /


SD South Bay Turkey Trot & Food Drive   Nov. 22
Run or walk San Diegos only Turkey Trot that has 3 distances to choose from: 15k (9.3 miles), 10k (6.2 miles), 5k (3.1 miles). 
Time/Place: 8-10:30am / Rohr Park, Bonita  Contact:


Coronado 5K Turkey Trot   Nov. 22
Move Your Feet Before The Feast and support mental health initiatives at Rady Childrens. 
Time/Place: 8-11am / Tidelands Park  Contact:


Julian Country Christmas & Tree Lighting   Nov. 24
Julian kicks off the holiday season with the annual lighting of the towns huge living Christmas tree, presented by the Julian Merchants Association. Meet Santa! 
Time/Place: 2-7pm / Pioneer Park 
Contact: 760-765-1857 /