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Concerts, Film Festivals & More

Theater, Concerts, Art Shows, Film Festivals & More

Fall for the arts this autumn in San Diego. Thanks to the cool Fall weather, the Arts and Culture scene takes to the streets in San Diego. Stay outside and enjoy art fairs, outdoor concerts, dancing in the streets and much more. End the day by heading inside to enjoy a film festival or two.

Below are just a few of the great annual Arts and Culture events happening in San Diego this Fall.

San Diego Trolley Dances


Art San Diego Contemporary Art Show

When: September 28-October 1, 2017
Art San Diego features over 500 leading contemporary artists, museum exhibitions, art labs, events, and talks focused on collecting.

CRSSD Festival

When: September 30-October 1, 2017
CRSSD Festival is a two-day electronic music festival at the 12 acre San Diego Waterfront Park featuring three stages and 36+ performers.

Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego

When: September 30-October 1, 2017
Experience a world full of colorful art, crafts and entertainment, delicious international food, tasty tequilas, and a craft beer and wine garden at the Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego.

Trolley Dances

When: September 30-October 8, 2017
Experience Chula Vista as you never have before on this one-of-kind ride to see spectacular site-specific dance.

San Diego International Film Festival


San Diego International Film Festival

When: October 4-8, 2017
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

When: October 4-8, 2017
Bringing new designers from around the world to show their never seen before collections on the FWSD Runway. This year they are featuring 21 very talented and dynamic labels/brands on the catwalk in La Jolla.

San Diego Italian Film Festival feStivale

When: October 4-15, 2017
The San Diego Italian Film Festival showcases the best of new Italian film with a series of premieres ranging from dramas and comedies to documentaries.

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

When: October 7-8, 2017
The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival features the works of 150+ artists, entertainment, a gourmet marketplace, the Family Art Center, and a wine and beer garden.

Julian Melodrama

When: October 20-28, 2017
Join in the booing and cheering audience participation, and see the variety of Olio performances between acts at traditional old time Julian Melodrama.

San Diego Jazz Festival


California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival

When: November 2-4, 2017
The California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival will highlight current films from American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors, and actors.

Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

When: November 4 - December 24, 2017
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book.

San Diego Asian Film Festival

When: November 8-19, 2017
Experience the largest Asian Film Fest on West Coast with 100+ films from 15 countries with a movie genre for everyone and meet/greets with film cast and crew.

Coronado Island Film Festival

When: November 9-12, 2017
The Coronado Island Film Festival (CIFF) cordially invites makers and lovers of film everywhere to join us in this unique historic seaside village.

UH Arts Open & Taste of University Heights

When: November 12, 2017
Stroll through the quaint neighborhood sampling delicacies from University Heights' diverse restaurants and enjoy a free self-guided tour of the arts.

San Diego Jazz Fest

When: November 22-26, 2017
The San Diego Jazz Fest over Thanksgiving will present a variety of traditional jazz music, from ragtime to swing to rockabilly at the Town & Country Resort and Hotel in Hotel Circle. Jazz bands and musicians from across the U.S. will perform.

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La Jolla Concours D'Elegance

Apr 7 - Apr 8, 2018

It is fitting that when translated into Spanish, La Jolla means "the jewel", because La Jolla truly is the diamond of the West Coast. La Jolla has become the embodiment of luxury, class and style in San Diego. The chic allure of La Jolla’s avenues has drawn the finest automobiles to this coastal town for the La Jolla Concours d'Elegance.


Port of San Diego's Day at the Docks

Apr 15, 2018

This is the 39th year the San Diego Sportfishing Council has sponsored its special showcase of San Diego sportfishing. We hope you'll take this opportunity to join us and discover a bit more of what the Port of San Diego holds for you.


Art Alive

Apr 26 - Apr 29, 2018

Springtime in San Diego means Art Alive at The San Diego Museum of Art. A blaze of color, bright blossoms, and lush foliage—a garden of earthly delights—the Museum blooms again. With 100+ floral interpretations of masterworks of art and four flower-filled days of events,  Art Alive returns for its 37th year.  Created by top local and national designers, these floral interpretations can be seen April 26 – April 29, 2018. This year Art Alive honors the opening of Nancy Lorenz: Moon Gold. Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz, the wife-and-husband team behind Waterlily Pond Studio will transform the John M. and Sally B. Thornton Rotunda into a botanical masterpiece. 

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Mission Federal ArtWalk

Apr 28 - Apr 29, 2018

One of the largest fine art festival in Southern California and San Diego’s premier arts and cultural event, Mission Federal ArtWalk is returning for its 34th year to connect the community and visitors alike to fine artists, interactive art pieces, entertainment and a peek into the city’s arts scene.

On April 28 – April 29, 2018, Mission Federal ArtWalk will transform 17 blocks of Downtown San Diego’s nationally recognized Little Italy neighborhood creating an arts and culture event visitors travel thousands of miles to experience and purchase art from over 350 local, national and international emerging and established artists at the free two-day festival.


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La Jolla Concours D'Elegance

Apr 7 - Apr 8, 2018

Port of San Diego's Day at the Docks

Apr 15, 2018

Art Alive

Apr 26 - Apr 29, 2018

Mission Federal ArtWalk

Apr 28 - Apr 29, 2018



FREE Antipasto at BIGA

Valid: Mar 2 - ongoing

We at the Gaslamp Quarter's BIGA are especially anxious to welcome the arrival of the spring season, as it means our farm partners will have new and exciting harvests to share with us and our guests...


Winter Escape Package

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
Valid: Dec 15, 2017 - ongoing

No matter the season, the skies are always sunny in San Diego. If you're looking for the perfect winter escape, look no further. Our Winter Escape Package includes a $25 daily dining credit, waived...


Bottomless Wings Monday

The Brew Project
Valid: Aug 21, 2017 - ongoing

Every Monday Night from 6-10pm, get $20 Bottomless Wings (7 different sauces) It's our ode to Monday Night Football. For more information:

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