Fall Things to Do
Fall brings some of the best family activities to San Diego. From apple harvests to pumpkin patches and Halloween, here are our picks for fall-time fun!
20th Annual Pacific Islander Festival
On September 26 and 27, celebrate the cultures, foods, crafts and customs of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia at Ski Beach on Mission Bay. Admission is free. Visit www.pifasandiego.com.
Julian Fall Apple Harvest
Bring the family to the mountain town of Julian and enjoy the annual apple harvest. Grab some fresh-baked apple pie at one of the town’s eateries or visit a U-pick orchard thru September to bring your own picks home. On September 26 and 27, local residents will be celebrating autumn during the Julian Apple Days Festival. There will be live music and dancing, art shows, cider and delicious apple pies, children’s games, apple-related contests and more. Visit www.julianca.com.
Kids Free San Diego
During the entire month of October, kids eat, stay and play for FREE throughout San Diego. From free admission to the best museums in San Diego to free dining at top restaurants, once again, hundreds of businesses and organizations are partnering to give kids and families enjoyable experiences. Visit www.sandiego.org/promotions/kids-free.aspx.
Oktoberfest in La Mesa
This traditional German celebration features dancing, food, Bavarian bands, arts and crafts and commercial booths in the City of La Mesa on October 2nd and 3rd. Visit www.lmvma.com.
21st Annual Little Italy FESTA!
This colorful Italian celebration on October 11 will feature music, fine food and “Gesso Italiano,” a traditional Italian street-painting festival, held in downtown San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. Visit www.littleitalysd.com.
50th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival
Scheduled for the weekend of October 23 thru 25, activities will include arts and crafts, a parade and the Miss Borrego Springs Pageant in the desert town of Borrego Springs. http://www.borregospringschamber.com/BorregoDays/
MCAS Miramar Air Show
This award-winning, world-class air show from October 2to 4 will feature the best military and civilian pilots in the world, including the U.S. Navy’s famous Blue Angels. http://miramarairshow.com/
Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch
Over 50 years of fall traditions and memories have been created at the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch. Opening September 24th, family and friends can enjoy tractor hayrides, straw mazes, a petting corral and pony rides.www.batesnutfarm.biz.
SeaWorld San Diego’s 2015 Halloween Spooktacular
Dive in and explore an enchanting underwater fantasea at SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular® select weekends in October. Enjoy silly spooky shows, fun-fishy activities and photo ops with wacky characters.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park Presents ‘Rise Of The Jack O’Lanterns
During October, come see more than 5,000 hand-carved illuminated jack o’lanterns created by professional artists and sculptors arranged in creative ways along a 1/3-mile scenic walking trail all set to an original music score produced exclusively for The RISE!