Oktoberfest in El Cajon   Sept. 28-30 & Oct. 5-7
German culture, including entertainment provided by our popular band Guggenbach-Buam. Enjoy folk dances, games, and contests, vendor booths and craft stands, and let your youngsters go crazy in the Kids’ Zone! 
Time/Place: 1017 South Mollison Avenue 
Contact: 619-442-6637 / www.germanclubsandiego.org


Trolley Dances   Oct. 5-7
Hop on and off the trolley on a guided tour to see 6 dances created in unique public spaces. 
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Hazard Center Trolley Station – Starting Point 
Contact: 619-225-1803 / www.sandiegodancetheater.org

Pacific BeachFest   Oct. 6
Fish taco contest, surf competition, beach volleyball, craft beer, kids activities and music! 
Time/Place: 8am-7pm / Pacific Beach Boardwalk 
Contact: 858-273-3303 / www.pacificbeachfest.org

Carlsbad Oktoberfest   Oct. 6
The Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest, a fall tradition, will bring thousands of people to enjoy German food (and beer!), live music, and entertainment for children. 
Time/Place: 12-10pm / Holiday Park   
Contact: www.rotaryoktoberfest.org

Solo Italiano – Dinner in Rosso   Oct. 6
A one-of-a-kind curated dining experience featuring flowing Italian food all evening, sips of Italian beverages, live entertainment, an Italian fashion show, an exotic car show, Gesso Italiano (Italian Chalk) and interactive performances. 
Time/Place: 5-10pm / Piazza della Famiglia, Little Italy 
Contact: 619-233-3898 / www.littleitalysd.com

Maker Faire San Diego   Oct. 6-7
A celebration of technology, arts, crafts, science, many more projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. Over 250 local and regional makers display their creations. 
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Balboa Park   
Contact :www.sdmakerfaire.org

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest   Oct. 12-13
Eclectic, beachside festival with a variety of exciting activities, contests and entertainment. Beer garden and live music. 
Time/Place: Fri 3-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm / Ocean Beach Pier 
Contact: www.oboktoberfest.com

Row for the Cure   Oct. 13
Grab your oars and paddles to row your way through a 4.5 kilometer course through Mission Bay. All entry fees and donations benefit Susan G. Komen San Diego. 
Time/Place: 7am-12pm / North Ski Beach, Mission Bay 
Contact: 858-573-2760 / www.komensandiego.org/row

Ye Scallywag! Festival   Oct. 20
Music, food and craft beer festival. Live music throughout the day featuring Rancid, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Hepcat, Less Than Jake, and The Interrupters. 
Time/Place: 12-9pm / Waterfront Park, San Diego  
Contact: www.scallywagsd.com

Bulls of Sant’Agata Charge Little Italy   Oct. 20
40 classic and rare “Italian bulls,” better known as Lamborghinis. An evening with souped up rides and musical entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. 
Time/Place: 6-11pm / India St & W Fir St 
Contact: 619-233-3898 / www.littleitalysd.com

YMCA of San Diego County Tour de Cove   Oct. 21
Join Challenged Athletes Foundation at beautiful La Jolla Cove for a fun and sweat-drenching 4.5 hour stationary cycling marathon with 100 riders and over 50 challenged athletes. 
Time/Place: 9am-1:30pm / Ellen Browning Scripps Park 
Contact: 858-866-0959 / www.challengedathletes.org

Fleet Week San Diego   Oct. 22-28
Honors and celebrates the men and women of the military through events that entertain and alliances that thank and support these heroes. 
Contact: 619-858-1545 / www.fleetweeksandiego.org

San Diego Monster Bash   Oct. 27
Six blocks in the East Village will transform right before your eyes as the WCKD Village comes to life. 
Time/Place: 6pm-Midnight / Gaslamp Quarter    
Contact: www.wckdvillage.com

Balboa Park Halloween Family Day   Oct. 27
Over two dozen participating museums and cultural attractions present free crafts for kids, costume parades and contests, and tons of spooky surprises. 
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Balboa Park 
Contact: 619-239-0512 / www.balboaparkconservancy.org