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In 2015, Balboa Park will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Often referred to as the “Smithsonian of the West” for its vast cultural offerings, the park was initially developed with stunning gardens and striking Spanish Colonial Revival architecture for the Panama-California Exposition. The year-long centennial festival will highlight the region’s history through the lenses of art, commerce, culture and technology.

San Diego Beer Week returns Nov. 7-16 for a 10-day celebration of local craft beer and San Diego's thriving brewing culture. The event serves as a showcase for San Diego’s breweries, restaurants and pubs. Festivities range from tap takeovers and gourmet beer pairing dinners to “beer for breakfast” tastings and even opportunities to go fishing with brewers.

More than 60 galleries from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America and Asia will showcase paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, videos and cutting-edge multimedia artworks during ART SAN DIEGO 2014. Held Nov. 6-9 in Balboa Park, the contemporary art fair serves as a marketplace for the world's leading galleries. This year ART SAN DIEGO will host ArtSpot International Art Fair, a stand-alone event that will present carefully selected modern and cutting-edge galleries with a strong Latin-American emphasis.

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club presents a new fall racing season Nov. 7-30. Featuring 15 racing days, including Thanksgiving Day, the Bing Crosby Season will run Fri.-Sun. on its first weekend, followed by four-day racing weeks (Thu.-Sun.) for the remainder of the season.

The 10th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, the region’s largest wine and culinary event, takes place Nov. 18-24 at the Embarcadero Marina Park North, located next to Seaport Village, and other venues throughout downtown San Diego. The festival features gourmet food, celebrity chefs, wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and more.