Exploring San Diego


Exploring San Diego: Things to do Oct. 11 - 14

Fall food, festivities, and films!
Posted at 12:53 PM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 15:53:53-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Fall is in full force in San Diego, even the weather is starting to ease off its summer trend.

The weekend kicks off with the San Diego International Film Festival, bringing studio films, documentaries, glitzy parties, and more to town in celebration of film.

Halloween fun also continues this weekend with Boomont and Fall Fest at Belmont Park, San Marcos' Fall Festival, and Del Mar's Harvest arts and crafts show.

Not interested in anything here? Check out the 10News community events calendar for a look at even more things to do!

For the foodies, there's plenty to chow down on this weekend. Between OB Oktoberfest, Taste of North Park, and two international festivals, they'll have their work cut out.

Here's a look at this weekend's fun! 


San Diego International Film Festival

Where: Various locations; Cost: $16 - $3,500

(Wednesday - Sunday) The 17th annual San Diego International Film Festival will highlight studio films, documentaries, short stories, and more, coupled with discussions between filmmakers and industry experts, and glitzy parties and award celebrations.


Boomont and Fall Fest

Where: Belmont Park; Cost: Free - $49

(Thursday - Sunday) Belmont Park is bringing back its fall festival with thrills and chills throughout the amusement park. Free trick-or-treating will be held Friday through Sunday, in addition to costume contests, entertainment, pumpkin painting, and much more!



Ocean Beach Oktoberfest

Where: Ocean Beach Pier; Cost: $35

(Friday - Saturday) Oktoberfest comes to OB! Tickets include tastes of local Ocean Beach brews, a tasting mug for the first 500 guests, and limited edition beer samples. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Freedom Station, which builds homes for combat-wounded veterans.


Polish Festival

Where: St. Maximilian Kolbe Polish Roman Catholic Mission; Cost: Free - $5

(Friday - Sunday) For three days, Mission Bay will host performances by Polish folk dancers, bands, and delicious authentic cuisine, including pierogis, potato pancakes, and sausages, during St. M. Kolbe Polish Mission's Polish Festival!



39th annual San Diego British Car Day

Where: Spanish Landing Park; Cost: Free - $25

A day of British cars and motorcycles can be found at Spanish Landing Park, for the annual British car show. Cars from across the country will be on display, with food trucks in tow as well!


46th annual San Diego Serbian Festival

Where: St. George's Serbian Orthodox Church; Cost: Free - $3

Celebrate Serbian culture with live performances, tours, a Serbian marketplace, and more in Clairemont this weekend at the San Diego Serbian Festival.


Taste of North Park

Where: North Park; Cost: $20 - $50

Head over to one of San Diego's most popular foodie scenes for Taste of North Park. Tickets give guests bites of more than 40 food tastes from San Diego's best restaurants and sips from 15 delicious craft breweries. Check out music from local talents and art from local boutiques.



Fall Festival & Street Fair

Where: San Marcos Blvd.; Cost: Free

More than 200 vendors, food, carnival rides, and live local bands will be out for San Marcos' free Fall Festival & Street Fair. Spend the day perusing arts and crafts and enjoying delicious food and a beer garden in North County!


San Diego World Comedy Jam

Where: Balboa Park; Cost: $35

(Friday - Sunday) Get ready to laugh during the first-ever San Diego World Comedy Jam! Comics from the U.S., England, Brazil, and South Africa will take the stage over three nights to deliver their unique brands of comedy in San Diego.


Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds; Cost: Free - $9

(Friday - Sunday) More than 2,400 handmade arts and crafts will be at Del Mar for fans of the creative and crafty, in addition to live entertainment and mouthwatering foods to try.