Exploring San Diego


Exploring San Diego: Things to do Oct. 17 - 20

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Posted at 11:59 AM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-19 10:20:39-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Fall is in the air, perfect for Halloween fun and street fair excitement around San Diego.

La Jolla Playhouse brings the performance outside during their Without Walls Festival at Liberty Station. Check out live, immersive performances and productions all across the arts district.

Borrego Springs celebrates the desert life with the Borrego Days Desert Festival, featuring a parade and fly-over, and festival filled with fun for the whole family.


Escondido and Encinitas are hosting a pair of North County street festivals, where visitors will have their pick of delicious foods, arts and crafts, and can enjoy live music throughout the day.

Here's a look some fun around town this weekend:


Without Walls Festival
Where: Liberty Station; Cost: Free - $35
(Thursday - Sunday) Jump into an immersive blend of performances and theater-style productions, most of which are free to the public. Performances include interactive shows, bands, creative dancing, and short plays.

Del Mar International Horse Show
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds; Cost: Free - $30
(Thursday - Sunday) See Olympic and world-class athletes compete for a spot in Wolrd Cup Finals during the Del Mar International Horse Show. The show encompasses world-class jumping and horse riding as part of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup North America League.


54th annual Borrego Days Desert Festival
Where: Christmas Circle Park, Borrego Springs; Cost: Free
(Friday - Sunday) Borrego Days celebrates the desert town with a parade and fly-over, activities for kids, a car show, live music, art, and so much more between the event's opening parade and festival. Delicious food will be on hand from vendors, arts and crafts to sale, and a kids zone with even more fun.

Lowriders: The Art of Low N' Slow
Where: San Diego Automotive Museum; Cost: $6 - $12
(Friday - Sunday) Explore the global and local phenomenon of low rider culture and communities at the San Diego Automotive Museum. The museum's exhibit covers communities in the U.S., Japan, Europe, and Latin countries.


25th annual Eastlake Cycle & 5K and Technology & Innovation Fair
Where: Eastlake Middle School; Cost: Free - $50
Lace up your shoes for a 5K cycle or run and hang out afterward to explore the world of STEAM with free activities and education at Eastlake Middle School this weekend. Local experts will be on hand to lead sessions in STEAM activities and parents can learn about local programs available for kids.

Villains in the Village
Where: Third Avenue, Chula Vista; Cost: $10 -$20
Families are invited to stroll Chula Vista's Third Avenue as villains take over for frightfully fun selfies, eerie children's activities, delicious eats and drinks, and a costume contest during the Village holiday takeover.

Bahia Fest
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park North; Cost: $60 - $120
More than 7,000 music fans are expected at Embarcadero Marina for Bahia Fest, featuring an all-star lineup of Latin reggae musicians, delicious craft beer and bites from local restaurants, and local arts and crafts vendors as well.


Escondido Grand Avenue Festival
Where: Grand Ave., Escondido; Cost: Free
Stroll through Escondido's Grand Ave. and check out hundreds of vendors, international cuisine, local entertainment, and more during Grand Ave. Festival. A kids corner offers youngsters arts and crafts fun and Art in the Garden gives visitors the chance to peruse unique displays.

Saltdog Classic
Where: Encinitas Community Park; Cost: Free - $40
Encinitas' community festival brings out live music, craft breweries, and local artists and businesses to enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of Encinitas, while benefitting Rancho Coastal Humane Society.

The Haunted Hotel
Where: Westfield Mission Valley; Cost: $20 - $30
The popular attraction moves from downtown to Mission Valley for 2019, offering three haunted features and free parking. The Haunted Hotel is not recommended for young children and pregnant women will not be allowed inside.