San Diego sunshine means that outdoor activities continue well into the fall! From music festivals to beer gardens, there’s always plenty to do in San Diego. And, with such great year-round weather, there’s no better way to enjoy a fall weekend than to visit one of the many events being hosted around the city. Here are some of my favorite events in North County.
Birch Aquarium’s Green Flash Concert Series
When: Sept 18th
Where: Birch Aquarium, La Jolla
About: Held at the Tide Pool Plaza at the Birch Aquarium, this concert lets you enjoy live music with ocean views. Only in San Diego! Learn more here.
MCAS Miramar Air Show
When: Sept 27th- 29th
About: The Miramar Air Show is a must attend, whether you’re a fan of planes or not! With performances by the US Navy Blue Angles and US Army Golden Knights, this Air Show is a breathless feat of precision and accuracy. Buy tickets on their website here.
When: Sept 29th
About: Their 24th year running, the Encinitas Oktoberfest is a great way to kick off the fall. With a traditional German band and dancers demonstrating authentic dances from the German/Alpine ethnic area, there’s plenty to do and enjoy even if you don’t like beer. Learn more here.
When: Oct 5th
Where: Holiday Park, Carlsbad
About: The longest-running Oktoberfest in North County, Carlsbad Oktoberfest has been around since 1982. Register early to get free admission when you purchase your meal in advance. You can check out more information about the event here or buy tickets directly on Eventbrite.
Carmel Valley 5K Trail, 10K and 15K
When: Oct 12th
About: Strap on your running shoes for San Diego’s popular fall trail race! No matter which distance you choose, you’ll get to run through Gonzales Canyon Open Space and Torrey Highlands Community Park. Register online here.
La Jolla Art & Wine Fest
When: Oct 12th & 13th
Where: Girard Avenue, La Jolla
About: With art, wine and music, what better way to spend a weekend than at the La Jolla Art & Wine Fest? Just don’t forget your ID! You can check out the attractions and buy your tasting ticket online here.
Client Appreciation Party & Fall Festival
When: Oct 19th
Where: Ashley Falls Park in Carmel Valley
Please join us as we appreciate our clients and our community on Saturday, October 19th from 1- 4 pm at Ashley Falls Park in Carmel Valley. We will have food and drinks, games, a bounce house for the kids, and pumpkins to take home! Please let me know if you can make it!
Fall Plant Sale
When: Oct 19th, 20th, 21st
About: Start your garden with some native Californian plants! The San Diego Botanic Garden has a Fall Plant sale every year. Entrance to the sale is included with paid admission to the botanic garden or membership to the SDBG. Bring a wagon to haul your plants home! Learn more here.
Salt Dog Classic Beach Classic
When: Oct 20th
About: With a line-up of musicians, artists, and local businesses, the Salt Dog Classic is a great way to relax and enjoy the autumn. Interested in a day of fun for a good cause? All proceeds go to Rancho Coastal Humane Society! Buy tickets here.
San Diego Beer Week
When: Nov 1st- 10th
Where: All Over San Diego
About: San Diego is known for its craft beers, and there’s no better way to enjoy them than during San Diego Beer Week. Held on the first week of November, check out the participating breweries to enjoy some of the best beers SD has to offer. If you just want to make a day of it, try the SD Beer Guild Fest in at Embarcadero Marina Park North on November 2nd or the Beer Garden at the Arroyo Terrace of the Lodge at Torrey Pines on the 10th.
These are some of my favorite events to attend in the fall in San Diego! What events are you looking forward to? Let me know in the comments down below!