The Big List Of Things To Do In San Diego This Weekend

Check out this week’s Big List of Things To Do in San Diego this Weekend and make your plans!

Dive headfirst into the Halloween spirit at SeaWorld, where thrilling haunted houses and festive rides await. Do an act of goodwill – support a local fundraiser and make a positive impact in your community. For those seeking a tranquil escape, don’t miss the opportunity to take a serene Sunset Pier Walk

Have a great weekend!

Top Concerts In San Diego This Week

Some of the biggest names in the business are here: Pink, Coldplay, and the one and only Guns N’ Roses! And, of course, lots of great local artists, too!

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Make Fall Plans Early

The opportunities to enjoy fall in our great city are practically limitless! Here’s a few of our favorites…

Where To Celebrate Oktoberfest In San Diego

Prost! Dig the lederhosen and dirndl out of the closet and grab your best stein, it’s that time of year again for the most famous of German traditions: Oktoberfest!

Thursday, September 28

North Park Oktoberfest Beer Crawl Is Back For Its 2nd Year

Black Plague Brewing, Bottlecraft, The Original 40 Brewing Company, and Second Chance Beer Company are teaming up for the 2nd-Annual North Park Oktoberfest Beer Crawl to give beer lovers a chance to win a $600 prize package of gift cards and merchandise.

Lucky Duck Foundation To Host Showcase Soirée At The Sound

Lucky Duck Foundation To Host Inaugural Showcase Soirée At The Sound

There will be music, magic and comedy performances, professional golfer and TV personality Peter Jacobsen will be master of ceremonies, and the Lucky Duck Foundation will be announcing several million dollars in program investments. 

Annual San Diego Restaurant Week Returns for its 21st Year

The event features over 100 restaurants across the county offering prix-fixe menus starting at $20. No tickets are required, but reservations are recommended, and many venues offer expanded outdoor dining options.

Pairings with a Purpose Fundraiser

Chef Brad Wise Is Next Featured Chef At Pairings With A Purpose Fundraiser

The evening’s menu will be created by Chef Wise, who is behind TRUST Restaurant Group. The hospitality collective includes five distinct concepts (TRUST, Fort Oak, Rare Society, Cardellino, and The Wise Ox) that highlight the bold, smoky, wood-fired flavors that have become his signature style.

Rooftop Cinema Club Set To Host A “Queen Bey” Rooftop Party Movie Night & Silent Disco

Rooftop Cinema Club is going to pay homage to American pop music icon, Beyoncé, who just last week celebrated her 42nd birthday and is just about to wrap up her record-breaking Renaissance World Tour.

Paradisaea Celebrates One Year Anniversary

The culinary outlet will be celebrating its one year anniversary with an epic celebratory dinner to mark the successful year its been for the restaurant and look forward to the many years to come.

Friday, September 29

Howl-O-Scream Brings Immersive Terror and Screams to SeaWorld San Diego

Nominated as USA Today 10Best best Halloween event, guests can enter if they dare and escape through an all-new heart-stopping haunted house with 3D effects & three completely reimagined horrifying haunted houses plaguing this year’s event. 

Sunset Pier Walks with Birch Aquarium

Sunset Pier Walks Are Back At Birch Aquarium

During Sunset Pier Walks, guests will join Birch Aquarium naturalists on an exclusive walking tour of the Scripps Pier — which is normally closed to the public — and learn about fieldwork being conducted by Scripps Oceanography researchers.

The Roustabouts Theatre Co. proudly presents The Savoyard Murders

This uproarious murder mystery promises to keep audiences on the edge of their seats with its scandalous secrets, over-the-top theatrics, and unforgettable characters.

Fall Fest At Belmont Park Is Back

Enjoy exciting activities for both kids and adults, including free trick-or-treating, festive fall entertainment, all things pumpkins, festive fall treats, seasonal workshops, a 5K in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and more.

Watch A Movie On A Rooftop

The late-summer and early-fall weather is the perfect time to snuggle up for a movie at Rooftop Cinema Club, given it’s incredible location atop the Manchester Grand Hyatt with never-ending views of the downtown skyline!

Buy The Vegetable Mole Verde Taco At Puesto To Help An Important Cause

Puesto worked with a Scripps dietitian to develop the Vegetable Mole Verde Taco, now available on menus at all San Diego locations. For the next year, a portion of the proceeds from this taco, and some other select menu items, will go directly to support Scripps cancer care.

Saturday, September 30

Pablove Foundation

Pablove Foundation To Host Cycling Event For Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The Pablove Foundation will hold the last leg of Pablove Across America cycling event to raise money and awareness for kids with cancer, culminating in a celebration at Draft Republic at North City.

AIDS Walk & Run San Diego Celebrates 34 Years of Raising Funds For HIV/AIDS Organizations

Attendees are invited to once again register and fund-raise to support HIV prevention and treatment in the San Diego region. The event will also feature live music, a memorial to those lost to HIV/AIDS, and an opportunity to celebrate top fundraisers.

Annual Baja Lifestyle & Travel Expo By Baja Bound Is Back For Its 2nd Year

This year, the Expo promises an even grander celebration of Baja’s rich culture and captivating travel experiences. The event is free and open to all ages and will be hosted at the picturesque Crown Point Park on Mission Bay from.

Fall Into Wellness At Ocean Pearl Spa & Skin Authority’s Mind, Body, Glow Workshop

Attendees will experience Skin Authority’s premium products firsthand after learning the top tips and tricks from skincare pros and leave with a personalized “BeautyWorkout” regimen.

It’s A Thrilling Oceanside Challenge With Marine Corps Mud Run. Ooh-rah!

With 10K and 5K courses that include rolling hills, river crossings, tall walls, muddy pits, tunnels, slippery slopes, cargo climbs, and more, this iconic event offers a taste of Marine Corps life. Enjoy the Filthy Fun Fest afterward, featuring food, music, muddy vendors, family-friendly activities, beer, Marine Corps exhibits, and the Mud Run Store.

WNDR Museum Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

WNDR Museum Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Guests are invited to enjoy a free papel picado craft from followed by live painting by artist Eye Gato in the lounge. Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements for the United States.

Enjoy pickleball at Westfield UTC

Whether expert or beginner, players of all ages and experience levels are welcome to take advantage of these complimentary courts open daily during natural daylight hours on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Sunday, October 1

Laughing Pony Rescue Invites Horse And Wellness Fans To “Mindfulness And Movement”

The series is led by certified instructors and equine specialists and those that attend can expect a meet and greet with the organization’s horses, equine-based activities to see the magic and healing natures of the horses, a 20 minute yoga session and meditation.

White Rice Morena’s Kamayan Dinners To Open And Close Filipino-American History Month

The special Kamayan events will include a communal-style Filipino feast, served on banana leaves and eaten without utensils. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase.

Check Out Craft House’s New Location In Fashion Valley

Building on the success of its Del Mar establishment, the second Craft House is primed to elevate the culinary scene in Fashion Valley by introducing a thoroughly curated menu, thoughtfully designed interiors, and an atmosphere that embodies the spirit of elevated casual dining.

Robert Wilson’s Celebrity Video Portraits Exhibition Comes To MOPA

Now on its last month in MOPA, the exhibition features a diverse range of subjects including people from different ethnicities, genders, ages and backgrounds exploring the concept of identity through lighting, color and movement.

Nature Unplugged Hike-A-Thon Activation

During the month of October, Fjällräven is teaming up with San Deigo based non-profit, Experience Nature Unplugged, to hike for wellness in the digital age. This peer-to-peer fundraising event lets you, and others, raise money based on the number of miles you walk/hike/run during the month!

Have a great weekend, San Diego!

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