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Arts

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

September

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

October

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

November

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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Fort Rosecrans Memorial Day

May 28, 2018

The Fort Rosecrans Memorial Day celebration is one of San Diego's largest and most celebrated memorials dedicated to our fighting men and women. On this day we honor all of our fallen soldiers and remember them for their ultimate sacrifice to our country.

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The CADO

Jun 16 - Aug 30, 2018

An immersive pop-up experience devoted to California Avocados will land in San Diego. The CADO will feature seven imaginative rooms of large-scale interactive art installations. The mobile experience will pop-up at Liberty Station, a historic waterfront urban village that is home to some of the city’s best retail, restaurants, art and entertainment.

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Legacy Week

May 26 - May 28, 2018

The USS Midway Museum is the heart and soul of Memorial Day celebration in San Diego. The lineup of activities range from a Wreath Memorial ceremony, benefit concert, family activities, blood drive, interactive exhibits and more. Each element of Midway’s Legacy Week commemoration is designed to honor and remember our heroes and celebrate our military heritage. Events also offer the community an affordable and inspiring way to kick off summer in San Diego on one of the most iconic museums in the world.

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Miramar National Cemetery Veterans Memorial Service

May 27, 2018

Honored Guest: Thomas G. Bowman - Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Featured Speaker: Captain Joseph R. Buzzella, Jr. - Coast Guard Sector Commander Captain of the Port of San Diego

Sponsored by the Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundation, the service will be conducted in the cemetery’s Memorial Circle at the eastern end of the Avenue of Flags.

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