Exploring San Diego


Exploring San Diego: Things to do Oct. 31 - Nov. 3

Posted at 12:39 PM, Oct 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 15:20:38-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — It's Halloween week in San Diego, which means ghouls and goblins will be out to celebrate.

Thursday, San Diego Zombie Crawl and and Pillage the Village hit town, giving trick-or-treaters of all ages the chance to celebrate the holiday.

Día de los Muertos events also kick off this weekend, with celebrations for families to honor their families and friends in Old Town, Oceanside, Escondido, and elsewhere.

Outside of the seasonal festivities, San Diego Beer Week kicks off at several breweries around the county with beer releases and specials, food pairings, and more.

And the Carlsbad Village Faire promises to provide families with plenty to explore in Carlsbad, and the Fall Back Festival takes visitors back in time in the Gaslamp District.

Here's a look at events to check out this weekend in San Diego:


San Diego Zombie Crawl
Where: Gaslamp District; Cost: $25 and up
One ticket to the San Diego Zombie Crawl grants guests access to five days of fun at more than 20 parties throughout the Gaslamp District. Day 1-3 celebrate the Halloween season with some wicked parties downtown, while the second weekend will celebrate Dia de los Muertos. Guests get the welcome shots, access to the crawl's finale party, exclusive food and drink specials.

Pillage the Village and Dog-O-Ween
Where: La Jolla; Cost: Free
Take the kids out trick-or-treating in La Jolla village and frolic with all the superheroes, ghosts, and princesses during Pillage the Village. Visit merchants for a special Halloween treat and bring your pooch for a Dog-O-Ween celebration as well.


Día de los Muertos events in San Diego
Where: Various locations; Cost: Varies
(Friday - Saturday) San Diego will hosting several Día de los Muertos events around the county this weekend. Check out celebrations that honor friends and family in Old Town, Escondido, Oceanside, and Coronado.

San Diego Beer Week
Where: Various locations; Cost: Varies
(Friday - Sunday) San Diego's 10-day celebration of beer returns as San Diego Beer Week brings more than a week of special beer releases, beer gardens, drink specials, food pairings, and much more to local breweries.


Escondido Tamale Festival
Where: Grape Day Park; Cost: Free
Enjoy all the tamales you can handle at this celebration of the delicious dish in Escondido. Attendees will enjoy tamales from tons of food vendors, craft beers, tamale contests, a car show, live entertainment, arts and crafts, and more.

Bike the Coast
Where: Oceanside; Cost: $45 - $130
Go for a ride through North County and take in pristine views of San Diego's coastal communities during Bike the Coast. The route takes riders along a 25-mile, 50-mile, or 100-mile course to a finish line festival at Oceanside Pier with music and food.

Ramona Art and Wine Fest
Where: Begent Ranch; Cost: $35 - $75
Sip on fine wines and enjoy artisan cuisine in Ramona during the Art and Wine Festival. Local artists will showcase their works and hand-painted wine barrels will be auctioned off to benefit the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project.


Race for the Cure
Where: Balboa Park; Cost: $30 - $45
Lace up and help fund research and awareness for breast cancer and breast cancer survivors during the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Runners get a special race t-shirt and can enjoy opening an closing ceremonies honoring survivors and those who we've lost to the disease.

Carlsbad Fall Village Faire
Where: Carlsbad Village; Cost: Free
Check out decor, arts and crafts, and unique gifts from more than 750 vendors during Carlsbad's massive village fair. Kids can enjoy carnival rides and games, and families will enjoy live music, delicious international foods, and a beer and wine garden.

Fall Back Festival
Where: Gaslamp District; Cost: Free
It's time to fall back and the Gaslamp District is celebrating with a street fair featuring historical activities from way back. Kids can pan for gold, observe blacksmiths displaying their trade, or saddle up for a pony ride in the heart of San Diego.