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Top September Events

See how Summer Stretches into September

Cool off at the beach, enjoy the ocean breeze and soak in everything San Diego has to offer with these September events.

Featured September Events

SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival

When: Thru Sept. 10, 2023
SeaWorld's Craft Beer Festival features more than 100 crafts brews, wines, seltzers, and cocktails. Sample an unbeatable mix of domestic and local California favorites.

San Diego Padres

When: Sept. 1-24, 2023
Catch at game at the Best Ball Park in the United States, Petco Park, this September:

  • San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants - Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, 2023
  • San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies - Sept. 4-6, 2023
  • San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies - Sept. 18-20, 2023
  • San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals - Sept. 22-24, 2023

San Diego Wave FC

When: Sept. 3 & 16, 2023
Experience San Diego Wave Fútbol Club this September at Snapdragon Stadium:

  • San Diego Wave vs. Houston Dash - Sept. 3, 2023
  • San Diego Wave vs. FC Kansas City - Sept. 16, 2023

San Diego Loyal SC

When: Sept. 3-30, 2023
Watch as San Diego's premier outdoor professional men’s soccer club, competing in The USL Championship, plays at Torero Stadium (University of San Diego) this September:

  • San Diego Loyal SC vs. Birmingham Legion FC - Sept. 3, 2023
  • San Diego Loyal SC vs. Las Vegas Lights FC - Sept. 24, 2023
  • San Diego Loyal SC vs. Monterey Bay FC - Sept. 30, 2023

Del Mar Wine + Food Festival

When: Sept. 6-11, 2023
Located in one of Southern California's most iconic beach communities and travel destinations, the Del Mar Wine + Food Festival boasts six days of jam-packed unique culinary experiences featuring an all-star lineup of culinary talent, curated wine experiences from top-notch producers, walk around tasting adventures, immersive lifestyle events and more!

Cymbiotika San Diego Open

When: Sept. 9-16, 2023
The 2023 Cymbiotika San Diego Open presented by ResMed will be a WTA 500 event featuring the best professional women's tennis talent in the world.

MCAS Miramar Air Show

When: Sept. 22-24, 2023
The largest military air show is returning to provide a unique and special flight line experience with immersive experiences, static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds.

San Diego Oktoberfests

When: Sept. 22 - Oct. 7, 2023
Munich's Oktoberfest may have more than 200 years on our own celebration here in San Diego, but that doesn't mean we don't know how to throw a party! Enjoy San Diego's Oktoberfests and chug a hefty stein of lager, chow down on a bratwurst and oom-pah-pah to your heart's content.

San Diego Restaurant Week

When: Sept. 24 - Oct. 1, 2023
San Diego Restaurant Week, hosted by the California Restaurant Association, returns with 100+ restaurants across 30+ neighborhoods for eight days of dining.

Halloween Happenings

When: Now - Oct. 31, 2023
From family-friendly fright fests and historically haunted tours to terror-filled scream zones and wild trick-or-treat parties, Halloween in San Diego scares up plenty of fun for all ages.

More Super September Events

Annual Barona Pow Wow

When: Sept. 1-3, 2023
Join the Barona Band of Mission Indians for a weekend of contest dancing in all categories, camping, drums and cultural immersion.

TVG Pacific Classic

When: Sept. 2, 2023
Del Mar's richest and most prestigious race, the Grade I $1,000,000 FanDuel Racing Pacific Classic, a Win And You're In for the Breeders' Cup Classic.

Julian Grape Stomp Festa

When: Sept. 2, 2023
Experience the old-world tradition of kicking off your shoes, rolling up your pant legs and letting tons of blessed grapes squish beneath your feet!

ENVZN23 Urban Art Takeover

When: Sept. 2, 2023
A short film fest in a cross-fit gym, live theatre in a shoe factory, contemporary dance on loading docks, immersive art in a screen printing shop, live music set to silent film, a virtual reality trip around the world, steamroller print making, an avant-garde fashion show along the urban streetscape & much more!

FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival

When: Sept. 7-10, 2023
FilmOut San Diego is one of the longest-running film festivals in Southern California and the only LGBTQ film festival in the San Diego area.

Sycuan Pow-Wow

When: Sept. 8-10, 2023
The Sycuan Pow-Wow is a time for people to get together, sing, dance, renew old friendships and make new ones, and a time for young people to meet and court.

4th Annual ArtWalk Carlsbad

When: Sept. 9-10, 2023
The event will focus on fine art on display and for sale by the artists, who travel from all over the US and Mexico to show and sell their work. In a venue overlooking the ocean, attendees can explore different facets of art while enjoying beautiful views and much more.

Cardiff Greek Festival

When: Sept. 9-10, 2023
Food, friends, family, music and dance, kids games, culture, faith... who could ask for anything more? (besides a plane ticket to Greece, I suppose). Come experience Greece right here in Cardiff and Encinitas. Bring the kids, your friends, your family, a stranger, whatever!

Fall Fest at Belmont Park

When: Sept. 9 - Oct. 31, 2023
Belmont Park's Fall Festival is back at the beach from Sept. 9th to Oct. 31st! This groovy celebration offers new and exciting activities for both kids and adults, including iconic amusement park rides, Mr. Jack O Lantern's Pumpkin Patch, live music, seasonal beer-on-tap and specialty Fall treats across the park!

Taste of Gaslamp

When: Sept. 9, 2023
The Taste of Gaslamp is a scrumptious self-guided foodie tour that has become a staple for locals and tourists alike who flock to the Quarter to indulge in a culinary adventure stopping at 20+ restaurants across 16 square city blocks.

Heart of PB Restaurant Walk

When: Sept. 13, 2023
This year, attendees will enjoy a leisurely stroll on this self-guided food tour in the Heart of PB between Dawes and Lamont Streets. Sample a great variety of menus from local restaurants for only $30. Bring your appetite – All food is included at this popular annual event and will offer a great taste of Pacific Beach.

OMBAC Classic Longboard Surfing Contest

When: Sept. 16, 2023
Grab your vintage surfboard (or beach chair) and gather for a nostalgic longboard competition at the North Side of Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach.

Amps & Ales in Downtown Chula Vista

When: Sept. 16, 2023
The day promises top be filled with brews, bites, and beats as attendees stroll along Third Avenue tasting the best of the best from over 30 local breweries, distilleries and wineries, live music and local food vendors.

Belmont Park Community 5k

When: Sept. 17, 2023
Join us for Belmont Park's first community 5k, an event perfect for families! Starting and ending in the heart of Belmont Park, participants will enjoy stunning views of Mission Beach, the iconic Giant Dipper Roller Coaster and all that the community has to offer.

Solento Surf Festival

When: Sept. 16-23, 2023
The vibrant convergence of surfing, film, art and music that starts with a free surf festival followed by a film festival, all in the beautiful seaside village of Encinitas.

Trolley Dances

When: Sept. 16-17, 2023
In partnership with San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, SDDT has presented Trolley Dances™ for over 20 years. Trolley Dances™ was created by former Artistic Director Jean Isaacs to make dance accessible to our entire community by taking art “to the people.”

Old Town San Diego Fiestas Patrias

When: Sept. 16, 2023
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day in Old Town San Diego while commemorating and experiencing the rich and diverse culture of Mexico and California.

Live Well San Diego 5K

When: Sept. 17, 2023
Live Well San Diego 5K will be a fun, family-friendly event for all ages, including a kids fun zone all while supporting a great charity.

Taste of Encinitas

When: Sept. 19, 2023
Treat your taste buds to food and drink samples from 15+ restaurants and enjoy local wine and local craft beer served at 20 Sip Stops hosted by shops and salons.

Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro

When: Sept. 22-24, 2023
The weekend will be jam-packed with world-class surfing competition that will blow your mind, and a festival village loaded with female-inspired vendors, activities and amazing entertainment. The event is free to attend!

Poway Rodeo

When: Sept. 22-23, 2023
Professional rodeo cowboys from around the country compete during the annual Poway Rodeo. Can they hold on for 8 seconds?

Annual Pacific Islander Festival

When: Sept. 23-24, 2023
PIFA is proud to announce its annual festival this year at Ski Beach to celebrate the culture and tradition of the Melanesian, Micronesian & Pacific Islander people. There will be entertainment groups from local and other cities, States and overseas.

San Diego Distillers Guild Fest

When: Sept. 23, 2023
The annual San Diego Distillers Guild Fest invites you to sip, savor and get to know San Diego's craft distilling scene amid live music and beautiful bay views.

Adams Avenue Street Fair

When: Sept. 23-24, 2023
Adams Avenue Street Fair is SoCal's largest free two-day music festival held each year during the last weekend in Sept. in the community of Normal Heights.

CRSSD Festival

When: Sept. 23-24, 2023
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.

Ken Whalen Surf Challenge

When: Sept. 24, 2023
The Ken Whalen Surf Challenge is in memory of Ken's love for family, surfing and the beach. The goal for the event is to encourage kids (including CAF adaptive surfers and Rady Children's Hospital Cancer Families) to strengthen their connection with surfing by competing and having a fun day at the beach with their friends and family.

Buffalo Alley 10K Trail Run

When: Sept. 24, 2023
This race is a 10K trail run in the northwestern foothills of Camp Pendleton. The course offers a challenging hill climb, rolling hills along the ridgeline, and scenic views of surrounding mountains and meadows.

SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream

When: Sept. 29 - Oct. 31, 2023
After a successful "inaugural fear", Howl-O-Scream will once again arrive to transform the peaceful SeaWorld San Diego park you once knew into something sinister. When night falls and a carnival of horrifying creatures surrounds you, just try to put on a happy face.

Marine Corps Mud Run Camp Pendleton

When: Sept. 30, 2023
The 2023 version of the Marine Corps Mud Run features a 7K Distance Trail Run with multiple military themed obstacles, fitness stations, and MUD!

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