October in San Diego: What to See and Do

October in San Diego: What to See and Do

#SpookySZN’s officially here, and while San Diego certainly caters to the All Hallow’s Eve crowd, there’s plenty more going on. From beer and music fests to supercar showcases and road races, there’s a little something for everyone!


1. Carmel Valley Trail 5K, 10K and 15K


When: Oct 12, 2019 

6:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Where: Torrey Highlands Community Park

Del Mar Heights Rd & Lansdale Dr

San Diego, CA 92130

Price: $40-$65



Ready for a challenge? Good, because the Carmel Valley Trail 15K, 10K and 5K does not screw around. It runs through the gorgeous Gonzales Canyon Open Space and Torrey Highlands Community Park, making it one of the hilliest courses outside of the mountains, with elevation gains between 300’-700.” Alright then… ya best get to training!



2. Led Zepagain w/ Paradise City


When: Oct 11, 2019 

9:00 PM

Where: Belly Up

143 S Cedros, Suite T

Solana Beach, CA 92075

Price: $24-26



If self-improvement via marathons isn’t so much your speed, you can always chill with an incredible set of musical acts. This weekend, Led Zepagain, one of “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands,” is headed to San Diego. (Jimmy Page himself has actually said, “It’s amazing how much they sound like us.”) Backing up Led Zepagain will be Paradise City, themselves one of the most celebrated Guns N' Roses cover bands in the United States. Dope.


3. Ocean Beach Oktoberfest


When: Oct 11 - Oct 12, 2019 

3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Friday: 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Saturday: 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Foot of Ocean Beach Pier

5099 Newport Avenue

San Diego, CA 92107

Price: $5 beer garden entry fee



It’s effectively tradition for us to include at least one beer-fest-type event in each of these monthly roundups, and this October is no exception. The Ocean Beach Oktoberfest is, as its name suggests, a beachside festival boasting food, special booths, live stage music, and, of course, copious amounts of beer. Craft selections from local breweries will include OB Brewery, Belching Beaver, Culture Brewing Co., Hodad’s Brewing Co., Kilowatt Brewing, Mike Hess Brewing Co., Pizza Port, Two Roots Brewing Co., and Bay City Brewing Co. 


4. Bulls of Sant'Agata Charge Little Italy


When: Oct 19, 2019 

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Where: India St & W Fir St

San Diego, CA 92101

Price: FREE



If you’re in an aspirational mood or simply want the chance to see some exotic supercars up close and personal, this is the event for you. The weekend of Oct. 19, Little Italy is getting transformed much to the delight of petrolheads thanks to the presence of 40 rare and classic “Italian bulls.” The souped-up Lambos will be accompanied by live music and all the fine grub Little Italy has to offer. Bellissimo!


5. SaltDog Classic


When: Oct 20, 2019 

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

425 Santa Fe Drive

Encinitas, CA 92024




There’s nothing like enjoying a cold beer, listening to some sweet tunes, AND knowing you’re doing some good in the community, and this year’s SaltDog Classic offers attendees exactly that. You’ll benefit from live music acts, nom-worthy eats, and a variety of brews thanks to sponsors that include, but are not limited to, Culture Brewing, Growler Hour, Pizza Port, and Bourgeon Beer Co. Fantastically, a portion of all proceeds will go to support Rancho Coastal Humane Society and their mission to care for San Diego County’s homeless animal population.


6. WCKD Village


When: Oct 26, 2019 

6:00 PM - 11:59 PM

Where: 7th Avenue between Market & J Streets

7th and Market Street

San Diego, CA 92101




San Diego’s largest Halloween block party pops off again this year just ahead of All Hallow’s Eve. Six blocks of the Gaslamp Quarter and East Village will be blocked off to support all the shenanigans, featuring two towering stages and the considerable talents of Juicy J, Cheat Codes, Stafford Brothers, and many more. There will be themed areas, interactive elements, and even a $3,000 cash prize costume contest. Killer.

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