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Air Shows, Parades and More

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show, Photo By Public Domain

Festivals, Parades and More

When autumn arrives and the summer beach crowds diminish, visitors to San Diego can relish in the region's sunny mild weather and enjoy a number of fun-filled Fall activities to enhance their vacation getaway. During San Diego's shoulder season, visitors can find a variety of annual festivals, fairs and diverse cultural entertainment.

CRSSD Festival

September

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show

When: September 22-24, 2017
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is once again hosting the largest military Air Show in the country! This year's theme is A Salute to Vietnam Veterans.

Julian Apple Days Festival

When: September 23-24, 2017
The Julian Apple Days Festival is a two-day celebration featuring music and dancing, children's activities, a beer and wine garden, contests, and apple pie.

23rd Annual Pacific Islander Festival

When: September 23-24, 2017
Pacific Islander Festival showcases the cultures and customs of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia with entertainment, food, music and specialty crafts.

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.

Adams Avenue Street Fair

When: September 30-October 1, 2017
Adams Avenue Street Fair is SoCal's largest free two-day music festival held each year during the last weekend in September in the community of Normal Heights.

Cabrillo Festival

When: September 30, 2017
Be a part of history and welcome 16th century explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo as he steps ashore on Ballast Point during San Diego's Cabrillo Festival.

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.

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
We are bringing new designers from around the world to show their never seen before collections on the FWSD Runway. This year we are featuring 26 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.

Polish Festival

When: October 6-8, 2017
The annual Polish Festival in San Diego is a wonderful cultural celebration in Pacific Beach all about Polish culture, traditions and cuisine.

San Diego Maker Faire

When: October 7-8, 2017
Balboa Park is host to Maker Faire San Diego, a celebration of technology, arts, crafts, science, many more projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset.

Grape Day Discovery Festival

When: October 7, 2017
The Grape Day Discovery Festival includes a wine and beer garden, entertainment that includes dance battles by local dance crews, music, and a pie-eating contest!

Annual Pacific Beachfest

When: October 7, 2017
Pacific BeachFest has something for everyone including a fish taco contest, surf competition, beach volley ball, craft beer, kids activities and music!

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.

Fleet Week San Diego

When: October 11-18, 2017
Fleet Week San Diego honors and celebrates the men and women of the military through events that entertain and alliances that thank and support these heroes.

Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show

When: October 13-15, 2017
Each Harvest Festival features hundreds of artisans exhibiting American handmade items, strolling entertainment, festival food and a Kidzone.

Old Town's Fall Festival

When: October 14, 2017
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is kicking off the fall season with its annual Fall Festival.

Escondido Grand Avenue Festival

When: October 15, 2017
Since 1989, the Escondido Grand Avenue Festival has brought live entertainment, over 400 vendors, children's rides and activities, and food from around the world to the tree-lined streets of downtown Escondido.

Borrego Days Desert Festival

When: October 20-22, 2017
Borrego Days Desert Festival s filled to the brim with inspiring art, entertainment, delicious food and drink, and so much more!

Bayside Brew & Spirits Festival

When: October 21, 2017
Bayside Brew and Spirits Festival is the first bi-national beer festival in San Diego. We're bringing together the best of both sides of the border to create an afternoon of fun for the South Bay.

San Diego Kids Expo & Fair

When: October 21-22, 2017
The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair is part businesses and non-profits on display, part fun fair and part music and dance festival. And definitely all kids!

Bulls of St. Agata Charge Little Italy

When: October 21, 2017
During The Bulls of St. Agata Charge Little Italy, the streets will become the home to over 40 fine Italian bulls; the famous Lamborghini.

San Diego Veteran's Day Parade

November

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.

Carlsbad Fall Village Faire

When: November 5, 2017
Take in the beauty of the seaside city while browsing through unique booths, indulging in delectable eats and enjoying family entertainment at the Carlsbad Village Faire.

Union Bank Fallback Festival presented by G.Q.H.F.

When: November 5, 2017
Climb aboard an old-fashioned hay ride, pan for gold, check out a Wild West Show, saddle up on pony rides enjoy two stages of live entertainment.

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.

San Diego Veteran's Day Parade

When: November 11, 2017
See over 4,000 Veterans, Active Military, Bands, Floats and Civic Groups celebrate Veterans Day with the San Diego Veteran's Day Parade.

70th Annual Mother Goose Parade

When: November 19, 2017
The Mother Goose Parade is San Diego's East County's annual holiday kick-off celebration featuring whimsical floats, clowns, bands and equestrians.

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Extreme Sailing Series

Oct 19 - Oct 22, 2017

Escape to San Diego to be part of the ultimate Stadium Racing championship, the Extreme Sailing Series™.

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2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships

Nov 3 - Nov 4, 2017

The Breeders' Cup® makes its debut at another iconic racing venue for the first time: Del Mar, where the turf meets the surf Southern California style. With San Diego’s vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches and sunny days creating a perfect trifecta.

 

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Balboa Park December Nights

Dec 1 - Dec 2, 2017

Balboa Park December Nights brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy and kick-off the "most wonderful time of the year" with lights and more!

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San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Dec 28, 2017

Don't miss America's Finest Bowl Experience! This signature San Diego event annually showcases a thrilling game between some of college football's most competitive conferences, the Big Ten and the Pac-12. Last year Minnesota topped Washington State 17-12. Don't miss the pageantry, excitement and football thrills this year!

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