September & October Activities Abound In San Diego
Looking for a much-needed escape from the daily grind this fall? If so, there are plenty of nearby events to enjoy during stays at San Diego RV Resort late September through October.
From September 23-24, visitors can enjoy the 23rd Annual Pacific Islander Festival in Mission Bay. Free to the public, this event showcases the cultures and customs of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia with entertainment, food, music and specialty crafts.
If you’re an aviation and/or military buff then be sure to check out the MCAS Miramar Air Show at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar from September 22-24. Dubbed “A Salute to Vietnam Veterans”, this year’s show will feature countless civilian and historic military aircraft, performances by the Blue Angels, vendors, and so much more. The Miramar Air Show is the largest military air show in the United States, with total annual attendance estimated at 700,000.
Most exciting for those traveling with the family is the fact that October is Kids Free San Diego! According to the San Diego Tourism Authority, “During the month-long celebration, your little ones will be treated like royalty with free admission to attractions, meals on the house and tons of other great perks throughout the city. With over 100 offers and warm fall weather without summer crowds, big fun is in store for kids with savings that parents will love.”
The San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park, for example, are both offering free admission for children ages 3 to 11 and will feature a variety of special kid-themed events all month long! SeaWorld San Diego will offer free breakfast with the orcas and dine with the orcas for kids ages 3 to 9 (with paid adult admission), as well as other great Kids Free activities. For even more on the countless deals available to you and your kids, please click here for a searchable database.
Meanwhile, the adults are certain to love the 43rd Annual La Mesa Oktoberfest, taking place from September 30 through October 2! Since 1973, the La Mesa Oktoberfest has featured hundreds of exhibitors, family friendly activities, German food, music, dancing, games and, of course, beer. Today, La Mesa Oktoberfest is the largest Oktoberfest celebration west of the Mississippi, boasting over 100,000 attendees annually.
While not as large as its La Mesa counterpart, visitors are sure to also enjoy the German American Societies of San Diego’s Oktoberfest event in El Cajon September 29-October 1 and October 6-8!
Finally, on October 29, Dia de los Muertos at Old Mission SLR offers individuals an opportunity to embrace Day of the Dead traditions, like chalk cemeteries, floral altars, native Oaxacan dances and other live entertainment, arts & crafts and more. No other Día de los Muertos celebration offers the overwhelming peacefulness you get as you celebrate in the ancestral cemetery of Old Mission.
Other events worth checking out are:
KAABOO Del Mar Festival (Sept 15-17). KAABOO Del Mar is the ultimate MIXperience with 3 days, 7 stages, 100+ music acts, and many more happenings you’ll just have to discover for yourself.
23rd Annual San Diego Festival of Beer (Sept. 22). San Diego Festival of Beer is a fun-filled evening with beer lovers like yourself enjoying the sounds of live music while sampling from nearly 60 breweries.
Poway Rodeo (Sept. 22-23). Professional rodeo cowboys from around the country compete during the annual Poway Rodeo. Can they hold on for 8 seconds?
San Diego Fleet Week (Sept 2-Oct 18). Fleet Week San Diego honors and celebrates the men and women of the military through events that entertain and alliances that thank and support these heroes.
San Diego Restaurant Week (Sept. 24-Oct. 1). San Diego Restaurant Week is back to kick off your New Year with food, fun, and memories at over 180 local restaurants. This foodie-favorite event is celebrating its 13th year of bringing people together to dine out, reconnect, and indulge!
The Haunted Hotel (Sept. 22-Oct. 31). The Haunted Hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter is packed full of spine tingling, heart pounding effects that are so real they will keep you screaming for your life!
The Haunted Trail at Balboa Park (Sept. 29-Oct. 31). The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park is a stroll you will never forget. As you walk the mile-long Trail, spine-tingling sights and sounds will leave you trembling.
San Diego International Film Festival (Oct. 4-8). Be part of the scene with five days to immerse yourself in engaging films, the hottest parties, intriguing panels, celebrity sightings, and industry events.
Fashion Week San Diego (Oct. 4-8). FWSD brings new designers from around the world to show their never seen before collections on the FWSD Runway. This year they are featuring 26 very talented and dynamic labels/brands on the catwalk in La Jolla.
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