San Diego Botanic Garden Premieres Festival De Otoño

The San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG), a 37-acre urban oasis that we consider one of the hidden gems of San Diego, today announced its Fall Festival/Festival de Otoño event, open to the public. The festive seasonal exhibit connects visitors with harvest plants and autumn traditions, from pumpkins and scarecrows to Halloween and Day of the Dead. The event celebrates the changing colors of nature and cooler temperatures in the air with live music, themed craft stations, fall-themed classes, and more.

 

“Fall is a special time for plant lovers as it marks an important period of harvest and the coming rainy season,” said Dr. Ari Novy, SDBG President and CEO. “The San Diego Botanic Garden is excited to host a celebration that brings our community together to celebrate the new season and the different autumn traditions of our diverse community.”

The ofrenda

For a special Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos celebration, SDBG has commissioned artist Katie Ruiz to create an ofrenda that will open to the public beginning on October 23. Katie Ruiz is a Xicana figure painter and sculptor who resides in San Diego and is best known for her colorful blanket series.

The ofrenda will feature her signature use of handmade pompoms and will be dedicated to Yolanda López—one of the most important Chicana/o/x artists working in California over the past five decades and an activist and educator celebrated for her role in the Chicano art movement. The Garden will also have a community altar where the public is invited to bring items from home to commemorate loved ones.

San Diego Botanic Garden Premieres Fall Festival/Festival de Otoño

Special activities

The Garden will host special activities on two days during the festival. Activities on Oct. 23 include face painting, crafts, a performance by the kids’ band Hullabaloo, and a performance by the band Mariachi Real de San Diego. Activities on Oct. 31 include crafts and a performance by the Cajun / Zydeco / Texas Swing band, Billy Lee & the Swamp Critters.

Tickets!

Tickets to the Garden include the performances and can be purchased in advance on the website. Admission for one adult is $18, and this price is discounted for seniors, active military, and students. With the purchase of one adult ticket, one youth ticket (age 17 and under) is free during the month of October.

To purchase tickets or for additional information, please visit here.

See you there, San Diego!

Share This Event
Event Details
Upcoming Events
Wheel of Fortune LIVE! North America Tour Stops By San Diego
November 6, 2022
3:00 pm
  • Harrah’s Resort SoCal
Wheel of Fortune LIVE!, an all-new theatrical experience, is going on tour across North America. The all-new live stage show is the one-and-only way fans...
Petco Park Hosts 3rd Annual Dia De Los Deftones
November 5, 2022
3:30 pm
  • PETCO Park
Annual Dia de los Deftones returns to Gallagher Square on Saturday, November 5! Join us as Deftones, Turnstile, Phantogram, and many more bring the party...
Foreigner Brings Their Greatest Hits Live In Concert This August
September 25, 2022
8:00 pm
  • Harrah’s Resort SoCal
Do you want to know what love is or are you just into playing head games? Well, FOREIGNER will help you out. The 10-time platinum...
The Wild Horses Festival Returns To Petco Park
September 24, 2022
4:00 pm
  • PETCO Park
The Wild Horses Festival is returning to Petco Park with Cody Jinks and Midland leading the lineup of this two-day event in Gallagher Square. Tickets...
Save The Date For CRSSD ‡ Festival Fall '22 With Duck Sauce, Jamie XX, ARTBAT, Dom Dolla, Joseph Capriati + More
September 24, 2022
12:00 pm
  • Waterfront Park
CRSSD Festival Fall ’22 is in full force from Palms to City Steps and back to Ocean View. Check out the amazing lineup below. CRSSD...
Event Search