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Fall is Calling You Outdoors in San Diego

Awesome Active Autumn and Events

The sun shines almost every day in San Diego, making it the perfect place to bask in awesome autumn weather and enjoy all of the great outdoor sports events the region has to offer — from baseball to football to thunderboat racing to surfing contests and a whole lot more!

This page is updated as soon as event details are available. Events are subject to change or cancellation, so please check with event organizers for the most up-to-date information.

Petco Park San Diego CA

September

San Diego Padres

Don't miss out on the chance to catch the final games of the San Diego Padres' regular season at the beautiful Petco Park in downtown. 

Snapdragon Stadium

Don't miss the inaugural season of the Snapdragon Stadium, home to the San Diego State Aztecs Football, San Diego Wave FC and San Diego Legion Rugby! The Aztecs kick off in their new home on September 3rd, and Wave FC finish out their first season with two exciting matches on on September 17th & September 30th.  

San Diego Bayfair

When: September 16-18, 2022
Enjoy speed boats, barbecue, beer, live music, and more fun on the beautiful Mission Bay at San Diego Bayfair's World Series of Powerboat Racing, a family festival tradition for more than 40 years.

Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro

When: September 16-18, 2022
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.

San Diego Loyal Soccer Club

When: September 17, 2022
Experience matchday on Saturday, 17 September, at Torero Stadium as San Diego Loyal FC take the pitch with Phoenix Rising FC. 

OMBAC Classic Longboard Surfing Contest

When: September 17, 2022
Grab your vintage surfboard (or beach chair) and gather for a nostalgic longboard competition at the North Side of Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach. 

San Diego Open ATP 250-Level Tournament

When: September 17-25, 2022
The San Diego Open, an ATP 250-Level tournament, will feature a 28-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw vying for $612,000 in prize money and 250 FedEx ATP points.

Mission Bay Aerial

October

San Diego Open WTA 500-Level Tournament

When: October 8-16, 2022
2022 will mark the return of the WTA to San Diego for the first time since 2015 and the first time at the Barnes Tennis Center with a prize of $823,000.

San Diego Loyal Soccer Club

When: October 9, 2022
Experience the last regular matchday of the 2022 season on Sunday, 9 October, at Torero Stadium as San Diego Loyal FC take the pitch with New Mexico United. 

XTERRA Wetsuits Mission Bay Triathlon

When: October 9, 2022
Join us at the birthplace of the sport for the Mission Bay Triathlon! Competitors from around the country will return to Mission Bay to celebrate the triathlon.

Carmel Valley Trail 15k, 10k and 5k

When: October 15, 2022
On the Carmel Valley Trail 15K, 10K and 5K, participants will experience a combination of single track and dirt service road trails through beautiful open spaces. 

USA Ultimate National Championships

When: October 20-23, 2022
The top 16 teams in Men's, Mixed, and Women's divisions from across the United States and Canada will compete for the USA Ultimate Championship.

EŌS Fitness Tour de Cove

When: October 23, 2022
Rocket into orbit with the 4.5 hour stationary cyclethon led by your favorite San Diego instructors. Join CAF and EōS Fitness to help change lives through sport for people with permanent physical challenges.

Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge

When: October 23, 2022
Join us at our signature event – the Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge to swim, bike, and run. Your fundraising efforts will support challenged athletes with grants for adaptive sports equipment, coaching, and competition expenses.

Bike San Diego

November

Bike the Coast

When: November 5, 2022
Join riders of all levels and ages while experiencing the best of Southern California beaches and surf towns as you ride routes of 100, 50, 25 on historic Highway 101, or enjoy our family ride on the San Luis River Trail (15 or 7 miles). 

Armed Forces Classic

When: November 11, 2022
ESPN Events will host the 2022 Armed Forces Classic featuring perennial men’s college basketball powers Gonzaga and Michigan State on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in the San Diego harbor on Veterans Day.

Ride the Point Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride

When: November 12, 2022
Ride the Point encompasses the most picturesque natural coastline in Southern California on exclusive routes along San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler & Veterans Day 5K

When: November 13, 2022
Flat, Fast Run or Walk with the waves of the Pacific Ocean on your right and the San Diego Bay on your left and capping off your run with a California Beach Party!

Bikes and Beers

When: November 19, 2022
Bikes and Beers San Diego is back, start at Societe Brewing and ride 15 or 30 miles through the city of San Diego with a large group and enjoy some of the best sights of the city! 

Father Joe's Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K

When: November 24, 2022
San Diego’s original and longest-standing Thanksgiving Day “turkey trot” is back, and it’s critical mission remains the same: To provide crucial funds to feed the homeless through Father Joe’s Villages’ meal program.

O'side Turkey Trot

When: November 24, 2022
Come move your feet before you eat this Thanksgiving at Oceanside's 16th Annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O'side Turkey Trot 10k Run, 5K Run/Walk and Senior 1 Mile.

Fallbrook Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

When: November 24, 2022
2022 Annual Fallbrook Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot is a fun family Thanksgiving morning to come together with the community to raise money for the Fallbrook Village Rotary Club Foundation while feeling good and creating memories of a lifetime.

*Please note, events are subject to change and cancellation. Please confirm the event information by visiting the event website.

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Fall Fun and Excitement in San Diego

When autumn arrives, a crisp soothing breeze sweeps over San Diego complementing the region's warm temperatures and welcoming vibe.

Make San Diego your awesome autumn escape and activate smile mode with a variety of festivals, haunting Halloween celebrations, plenty of outdoor activities, and diverse cultural entertainment.

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Surf Scene

From Beginner Breaks to Surfing Competitions, there are no shortage of surf breaks in San Diego and the perfect wave to match any skill level.

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Kayaking

No Experience Required. Anyone can enjoy kayaking from their very first outing, with challenges ranging from two-hour coastal tours to epic multi-day expeditions.

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Boating & Sailing

A mild climate and steady winds make San Diego the ultimate playground for boating of all kinds. From sabots to super yachts, cruise ships to catamarans, recreation to racing, San Diego is the place to get out on the water.

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Snorkeling & Scuba Diving

What makes San Diego scuba diving and snorkeling so unique is the kelp. Kelp can grow as much as 30 inches per day and forms an undersea forest with an overhead canopy. Just like a terrestrial forest, the kelp is a teeming three-dimensional realm, extending from the sea floor to the surface, and to dive the kelp is to soar weightlessly through that undersea forest.

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Hiking

Experience San Diego County's Breathtaking Natural Beauty. Thanks to its mild, sunny climate and a wide array of landscapes and natural features, San Diego County contains diversity so spectacular that it takes even local residents by surprise.

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Biking

San Diego's varied terrain offers a perfect fit for every type of cyclist. Whether you're an avid mountain bicyclist, a road bike warrior, or a breezy beach cruiser, there are plenty of paths, trails and roads in San Diego to explore on two wheels.

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Golf

Why are golfers so happy here? Maybe it's because San Diego is home to more than 90 golf courses in every conceivable setting - from oceanfront to desert to mountains. Or that golf is a year-round pursuit with more playable days than anywhere else in the United States.

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Running

San Diego has long played host to the world's most ardent fitness fanatics and some great competitive runs including being the origin of the very fun and popular Rock 'n' Roll half and full Marathon.

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San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Dec 28, 2022

The SDCCU Holiday Bowl is America’s Finest Bowl Experience! Find out how to be a part of this signature San Diego event between some of college football’s most competitive conferences, the ACC and the Pac-12. Don’t miss the electrifying pageantry, excitement and football thrills this year!

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San Diego International Auto Show

Dec 30, 2022 - Jan 2, 2023

Where the cars are the stars! The San Diego International Auto Show features the widest variety of new vehicles under one roof.

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Jingle Belle Family Cruise

Dec 23 - Dec 25, 2022

Jingle all the way aboard a festive sightseeing cruise on Mission Bay! With departures from the Bahia Resort Hotel and the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, this special voyage is ideal for a holiday gathering with family and friends. Sip on hot cocoa and snack on cookies while singing along to carolers and taking photos with Santa. Don’t miss this holiday tradition complete with a scenic backdrop of the bay!

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Parade of Lights Boat Parade Dinner & Viewing

Dec 11 - Dec 18, 2022

Maritime Museum of San Diego hosts the 2022 Parade of Lights Dinner aboard the elegant Victorian-era 1898 steam ferryboat Berkeley McKinney Deck Sunday, December 11 and 18, 2022. Parade judges will be nested at the Maritime Museum as the brightly decorated boats cruise by Museum fleet located at Star of India Wharf. The procession of boats starts at 5:30 p.m. and will follow a predetermined parade route. The parade route organizers project the parade to pass the north embarcadero and Maritime Museum of San Diego at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Maritime Museum of San Diego has been known for years as the best place on the waterfront to view the annual Parade of Lights on San Diego Bay. Each guest will enjoy a delicious holiday then view the festive boat parade in accordance with this year's theme: Fantasea On the Bay. 

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San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Dec 28, 2022
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San Diego International Auto Show

Dec 30, 2022 - Jan 2, 2023
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Jingle Belle Family Cruise

Dec 23 - Dec 25, 2022
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Parade of Lights Boat Parade Dinner & Viewing

Dec 11 - Dec 18, 2022
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Show Your Badge & Save at the Maritime Museum!

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Jun 23 - ongoing

Come and explore our connection with the sea at the Maritime Museum of San Diego! Spanning 500 years of seafaring history, your visit to the Museum will give you a chance to step aboard an historic...

Biking

50% OFF Any Tour or Rental Weekdays

Bike & Kayak Tours Inc Coronado
Valid: Apr 18 - ongoing

Save 50% on any bike, kayak or SUP rental or tour in Coronado weekdays and 20% on weekends.  Valid before 10am and after 4pm only.

Fishing

Save $200 Off Private Deep Sea Fishing Ship Rental

Davey's Locker Whale Watching & Sportsfishing
Valid: Sep 6 - ongoing

Choose from smaller 6 pack fishing ship rentals or spacious larger fishing charter boat rentals (sun decks, huge bait systems, and more).  All rentals come with captain and crew members along...

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