8 Fall San Diego Events You Need to Add to Your To-Do List

As the crowds thin out in San Diego add these fun fall activities to your to-do list. From food and film to music and the arts, you have plenty to plan for this fall season:

Julian Apple Days Festival: September 23 – 24

Location: Julian, CA

In the mountains of San Diego County, is a quaint mountain town fun for all ages. Julian is famous for baked apple pies made from local apple orchards making for a delicious day and way to taste the history of Julian. It’s a special weekend that’s fun for the whole family. With featured wineries, music, dancing, children’s activities, gold panning demonstrations, a beer and wine garden, along with food and merchandise … and of course apple pie!

CRSSD Festival: September 30 – October 1

Location: Waterfront Park, San Diego

This festival caters to fans of edgy electronic music, but is especially fun to attend since it occurs on San Diego’s Waterfront Park. San Diego is also known to be a craft beer city so you should expect a full selection of craft beer at the event alongside your usual favorites.  This festival tends to sell out so be sure to get your tickets early.

San Diego International Film Festival: October 4 – 8

Location: Downtown San Diego

This premier southern California film event is the leading stop on the independent film festival. Experience first time and veteran film makers as they debut their work, plus you’ll get behind the scenes insight about the entertainment industry and more. There are a variety of different ticketing packages and experiences to accommodate all types of movie lovers.

San Diego Maker Fair: October 7 – 8

Location: Balboa Park, San Diego

From engineers and artists to scientists and crafters, this fascinating fair is for the curious mind. Experience hands-on visuals from inventors who attempt to bridge the gap between people and technology.  This family friendly event is a creative showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. You never know what you might see.

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Cabrillo Festival: September 30

Location: Naval Base, Point Loma

Celebrate when 16th century explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo landed in San Diego. This cultural festival is free and family friendly. Have fun with live music, dancing, children’s activities and foods of Native Americans, Mexico, Portugal and Spain, including a live reenactment of Cabrillo landing at Ballast Point!

Annual Pacific Beachfest : October 7

Location: Pacific Beach

This community driven festival is fun for the whole family and comes with a great view. Experience entertainment, arts and crafts, and food all along the board walk of Pacific Beach. There will also be sports including surf, skateboarding and volleyball competitions.

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival: October 7 – 8

Location: Girard Ave, La Jolla

From world class art and fine wine to live music and entertainment, bring the whole family for this free festival in La Jolla. This festival celebrates the arts for all ages and helps raise money for underfunded art, music, science, physical education and technology programs at local public elementary and middle schools.

Carlsbad Village Faire: November 5

Location: Carlsbad Village

This is the largest street faire in the nation! It features over 850 vendors and stretches over 14 blocks. Explore the many aisles of unique creators exhibiting everything from arts and crafts, antiques, apparel and items from around the world


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