Exploring San Diego


Exploring San Diego: Things to do Oct. 21 - 24

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon: Racers, schedules, happenings
Posted at 9:58 PM, Oct 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-21 00:58:20-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — After a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic, the SoCal Taco Fest returns to Waterfront Park this weekend.

AleSmith Brewing Company pairs scares and beers on its haunted brewery tour, while the North County will celebrate the Mexican holiday known as "Dia de los Muertos."

From witch’s brews to brewing ales, a Halloween event in Chula Vista's will boast chills and thrills for the entire family.

Plus, the Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon is running back after being postponed last year due to the pandemic.

Here’s some things you can eat, drink, and do in San Diego this weekend:

Taste of One Paseo
Where: Carmel Valley; Cost: Varies
Explore the eateries of One Paseo and indulge in samples from a dozen spots, including Salt & Straw, SusieCakes, and Tocaya Organica. Visitors will also enjoy live entertainment from 6 to 8 p.m.

New Insights from the Nathan Harrison Project
Where: Virtual; Cost: Donations encouraged
SDSU professor and project director Seth Mallios will offer an overview of the Palomar pioneer Nathan Harrison field project, discuss the current SD History Center exhibit, and detail the site’s most recent finds. The living room lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Erykah Badu LIVE
Where: SDSU; Cost: $45 and up
Grammy Award-winning singer Erykah Badu will preform live at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre. The R&B/neo-soul artist will take the stage at 8 p.m.

Fright Night at AleSmith
Where: Miramar; Cost: $7 - $40
The San Diego-based brewing company is debuting it's first haunted brewery tour, which takes you through their shipping docks and facilities until you reach Zien Family Farm and its haunted maze, Red Harvest. All ages are welcome to the tasting room, but the haunted event is not recommended for the littles.

Jamie Foxx: Act Like You Got Some Sense Book Tour
Where: El Cajon; Cost: $49 - $300
Actor, musician and comedian Jamie Foxx will make his final stop on his five-city tour promoting his new memoir. The book focuses on his childhood, being raised by his grandmother, the highs and lows of Hollywood fame and parenting. Rapper Snoop Dogg is signed on to moderate the evening at The Magnolia. Every ticket includes a signed copy of Jamie's memoir.

SoCal Taco Fest
Where: Waterfront Park; Cost: $45 - $150
The popular 21 and older festival will bring 25 of the best local taco restaurants and live entertainment to the park. Some taco vendors include Fit Tacos, Sandbar, Cocina 35, Señor Grubby's, City Tacos and more. Plus, guest will enjoy lucha libre wrestling, chihuahua races, beauty pageants with headliner Flo Rida taking the stage.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
Where: Balboa Park
(Saturday - Sunday) Strap on your running shoes! San Diego's annual rockin' dash returns to Balboa Park this weekend. There will be two courses — a marathon and half marathon on Sunday with a 5K happening on Saturday. The course will take runners through San Diego, with live music placed throughout the course.

Korea Day at Balboa Park
Where: Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Cost: Free
The House of Korea will celebrate with fun-filled cultural booths, Korean traditional & B-boy performance, and K-pop concert, it’s a great opportunity for everyone to learn and explore the wonders of Korea. The event will also have booths featuring games featured on the Netflix series, “Squid Games.” The celebration is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Villains in the Village
Where: Chula Vista; Cost: Free
Guys and ghouls can meet their favorite villains in the flesh through the streets of Third Avenue Village. The spooktacular stroll included over 20 characters and uncanny activities thrill seekers of all ages. The event is from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Vitner’s Association Wine Festival
Where: Rancho Bernardo; Cost: $80
This Sunday, check out the San Diego County Vitner’s Association Wine Festival at the beautiful Bernardo Winery. Visitors will be treated to unlimited tastings from more than a dozen of San Diego County wineries. The event will also feature live music and a silent auction.

Dia de los Muertos Festival
Where: Oceanside; Cost: Free
The 20th Annual Dia de los Muertos in Downtown Oceanside will showcase over 25 altars built in memory of loved ones, traditional dancers, Classic Car Show, a shopping Mercado, live entertainment, and children activity areas.

San Diego Triathlon Challenge
Where: Mission Bay
The Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge returns to Mission Bay. Participants will swim one mile, bike 40 miles and complete a 10 mile run. The annual fundraiser will support challenged athletes with grants for adaptive sports equipment, coaching, and competition expenses.