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.
When: September 22, 2018
Bonitafest celebrates the heritage and spirit of Bonita and the Sweetwater Valley. Come see the South Bay’s best show choirs and stage bands, sample delicious food, take in arts and crafts, and enjoy a day full of fun!
When: September 25-30, 2018
The GI Film Festival San Diego features film screenings, panel discussions, a family movie night, and awards while highlighting the local military culture.
When: September 29-30, 2018
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.
When: October 3-14, 2018
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.
When: October 5-7, 2018
Experience dance as you never have before on this one-of-kind ride to see spectacular site-specific dance along a San Diego trolley line.
When: October 6-7, 2018
Just steps from the beautiful Pacific Ocean on Girard Avenue, bask in beautiful San Diego sun while meandering through over 150 handpicked artist booths, for a weekend of fine art, along with delectable wines, craft beers, scrumptious food, and live music.
When: October 10-14, 2018
Be part of the scene with five days to immerse yourself in engaging films, the hottest parties, intriguing panels, celebrity sightings, and industry events.
When: October 12-14, 2018
Bringing new designers from around the world to show their never seen before collections on the FWSD Runway. This year's events will feature 15 very talented and dynamic labels/brands on the catwalk in Encinitas.
When: October 12-27, 2018
Join in the booing and cheering audience participation, and see the variety of Olio performances between acts at traditional old time Julian Melodrama.
When: October 12-14, 2018
The San Diego World Comedy Jam is the first event of its kind in San Diego, focusing on restoring social tolerance through multicultural comedic arts from around the globe!
When: October 13-14, 2018
The Latin American Art Fair is an annual event that presents outdoor exhibits, painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking as well as folk art, crafts, performance and culinary arts of Latin American countries.
When: October 18-21, 2018
Art San Diego features over 500 leading contemporary artists, museum exhibitions, art labs, events, and talks focused on collecting.
When: October 20-21, 2018
Coronado Art Walk will feature more than 70 accomplished artists presenting their own original work in all mediums of fine art, including paintings in acrylic, oils, watercolor, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood.
When: November 1-3, 2018
The California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival will highlight current films from American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors, and actors.
When: November 3 - December 29, 2018
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book.
When: November 8-17, 2018
Experience the largest Asian Film Festival on the West Coast with 150+ films from 20 countries with a movie genre for everyone and meet/greets with film cast and crew.
When: November 9-12, 2018
The Coronado Island Film Festival (CIFF) cordially invites makers and lovers of film everywhere to join us in this unique historic seaside village.
When: November 11, 2018
Stroll through the quaint neighborhood sampling delicacies from University Heights' diverse restaurants and enjoy a free self-guided tour of the arts.
When: November 21-25, 2018
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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