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October Activities in San Diego

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The year is moving by quickly and Fall is here already! I am happy to answer any of your Real Estate questions and I would love to help you sell or find the home of your dreams!


Kay Bates


Fun “Facts” for October
  • The birthstones for October are the tourmaline and the opal.
  • The zodiac signs for October are Libra (September 23 – October 22) and Scorpio (October 23 – November 21).
  • The birth flower for October is the calendula.
  • On October 1, 1896, free rural delivery of mail started in the United States.
  • On October 5, 1947, the first presidential telecast address from the White House was made by Harry S. Truman.
  • On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in America.
  • Columbus Day – second Monday of October.
  • October 31 – Halloween.

CRSSD Festival
CRSSD Festival is a two-day electronic music festival at the 12 acre San Diego Waterfront Park featuring three stages and 36+ performers. In addition to the music, the festival will offer craft beer, mixed drinks, food, and more.
Date: October 1 – 2, 2016
Time: refer to website
Price: $125-$165
Location: 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
For more info. visit CRSSD

Stockzilla at Santee Lakes
Get ready for STOCKZILLA! This is a Mega Catfish Stock Event at Santee Lakes – October 1 & 2, 2016! 3,500 pounds of Catfish will be stocked!
Date: October 1 – 2, 2016
Time: 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Price: Gate entry $5 Permit at the general store $6 – $9
Location: 9310 Fanita Pkwy., Santee, CA 92071
For more info. visit Stockzilla

Kids Free in October at San Diego Zoo & Safari Park
Throughout the month of October, children 11 years old and younger receive free admission. Kids Free Days is designed to give children an opportunity to visit the Zoo and learn about the Earth’s creatures, and the conservation efforts underway to save them.
Date: October 1 – 31, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Price: Kids are free with paid accompanying adult
Location: 2920 Zoo Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
For more info. call 619.718.3000 or visit San Diego Zoo

Maker Faire San Diego
Maker Faire San Diego is a hands-on visual feast of invention and creativity and a celebration of the Maker movement. Balboa Park is host to this celebration of technology, arts, crafts, science, many more projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It’s for innovative, creative people who like to tinker and love to create, and also for those curious minds who want to see what new and innovative things are just around the corner.
Date: October 1 – 2, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Price: $10-$38
Location: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
For more info. visit Maker Faire


Celebrate Oktoberfest at Barefoot Bar & Grill with Bitter Bros.’ custom Oktoberfest beer, OktoberHess, Germanic foods, an authentic German band, lawn games and more!
Date: October 1, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Price: Free to attend
Location: 1404 Vacation Rd., San Diego, CA 92109
For more info. call 858.274.4630 or visit Oktoberfest

Carlsbad Oktoberfest
Be a part of this Carlsbad premier tradition with several hundred of your closest friends, family and neighbors for a day of great food, awesome music, and festive fun.
Date: October 1, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Price: Children – Free, Adult – $5-$15
Location: Chestnut Avenue and Pio Pico Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
For more info. visit Carlsbad Oktoberfest

Boomont Park Fall Festival and Haunt
Boomont Park is back with even more family-friendly Halloween festivities and fun during this month-long event!
Date: October 1 – 31, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Price: Entry to Festival – Free
Location: 3146 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109
For more info. call 858.228.9283 or visit Boomont Park

Encinitas Oktoberfest
The 21st Annual Encinitas Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM on Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real. This event is completely FREE and fun for the entire family!
Date: October 2, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024
For more info. visit Encinitas Oktoberfest

Shanghai Acrobats of the Peoples Republic of China
The company of Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China 2016 was founded in 1959 and belongs to the artistic entities of governmental finance allocation (state-owned enterprise ). After more than 50 years’ efforts, it has become one of the most influential and competitive acrobatic companies in China and has won many awards at the acrobatic and circus competitions at home and abroad.
Date: October 2, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Price: Tickets start at $25
Location: 868 Fourth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
For more info. call 619.570.1100 or visit Shanghai Acrobats


Ocean Beach Oktoberfest
The annual Ocean Beach Oktoberfest is a two-day, eclectic, beachside festival with a variety of exciting activities, contests and entertainment with proceeds benefiting local non-profit organizations.
Date: October 7 – 8, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Price: Free,  Beer Garden – $5 Entry Fee
Location: 5099 Newport Avenue, San Diego, CA 92107
For more info. visit Ocean Beach Oktoberfest

4th Annual Whiskey & Wine BBQ
The flavors of the deep South and northern California converge at this West coast BBQ bash at Estancia La Jolla. A nod to the property’s horse ranch heritage, this southern-style feast under the stars features a menuof barbecued brisket, pulled pork mac & cheese, warm cobblers and other comfort food favorites washed down with unlimited whiskey, bourbon and Napa Valley wine tastings.
Date: October 7, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Price: Tickets start at $105
Location: 9700 N Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, CA 92037
For more info. call 858.550.1000 or visit Whiskey & Wine BBQ

A Night in California Benefit
Known for its innovative and out-of-the ordinary events, the Museum is hosting its first large-scale benefit since 2013. The evening promises a grown-up version of the Museum’s art and experience-driven model on the evening of October 14th.
Date: October 14, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Price: $275
Location: 200 W Island Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
For more info. call 619.233.8792 or visit California Benefit

Flip Fabrique
Come one, come all to the spellbinding cirque sensation that will entertain adults and children alike! Flip FabriQue is a Quebec-based troupe of six acrobats whose fast-paced circus show, Attrape-Moi (Catch Me!), features swirling hula hoops, masterful juggling, gravity-defying aerialist techniques, and more.
Date: October 20, 2016
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Price: $25-$60
Location: 340 N Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025
For more info. call 800.988.4253 or visit Flip Fabrique

11th Annual Harvest Howl
Join your MARYAH colleagues for an evening of fun and networking at the 11th Annual Harvest Howl for The Center’s Youth Housing Project in the Shiley Special Events Suite rooftop of the beautiful Downtown Central Library!  Enjoy food, drinks and plenty of fun. This event will be bigger and better than any event we’ve ever hosted and is our signature event that everyone waits for all year long.

Date: October 27, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Price: $50
Location: 300 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
For more info. visit Harvest Howl

San Diego Zombie Crawl Gaslamp Takeover Halloween
1 Ticket. 25+ Halloween Parties. 10+ Welcome Shots Included. Named the “Top 3 Halloween Celebration” by UBER, Thrillist and SD Union Tribune, San Diego Zombie Crawl is the most thrilling and visitor-friendly way to experience the award-winning nightlife, dining and Halloween festivities the Gaslamp Quarter is famous for.
Date: October 28 – 29, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM to 11:45 AM
Price: $50-$75
Location: 500 4h Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
For more info. call 619.944.8900 or visit Zombie Crawl Gaslamp Takeover Halloween

Young People’s Concert
The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus will hold its fourth annual Young People’s Concert onFriday, October 28 in Mandeville Auditorium on the UCSD campus. The free concert, conducted by Steven Schick, will feature selections from one of the most well-known and loved symphonies ever written, Beethoven’s Fifth. A great introduction to the symphony for school-aged children, conductor and educator Schick will provide engaging commentary from the stage during the concert.
Date: October 28, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093
For more info. call 858.534.4637 or visit Young People’s Concert


Hallo-wine and Spirits Party
Celebrate Halloween at San Diego’s famous haunted hotel on Friday, October 30. Don your best costume and join us for the 6th annual, adults-only, “Hallo-wine and Spirits” Party full of spooky surroundings, great eats, delicious wines and dancing until you drop! This year’s theme is “Witches and Warlocks”.

Date: October 29, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM to 11:45 PM

Price: $125-$150

Location: 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118

For more info. call 619.522.8490 or visit Hallo-wine and Spirits Party


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