San Diego Beer Week Nov. 3–12
Kick-off Beer Week with the VIP Brewer Takeover and the San Diego Brewers Guild Festival. This 10-day “week” will feature over 500 brewery-sponsored events, culminating with the Beer Garden at The Lodge at Torrey Pines.
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San Marcos Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11 Refreshments, retire flag, displays, music, ceremony and reception. Military and active duty personnel are encouraged, but not required, to attend in uniform.
Time/Place: 9-11am / Helen Bougher Memorial Park
San Diego Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 11 See over 4,000 Veterans, Active Military, Bands, Floats and Civic Groups celebrate Veterans Day.
Time/Place: 11am-1:30pm / San Diego Embarcadero
Contact: 619-239-2300 / www.sdvetparade.org
Escondido Tamale Festival Nov. 11 A celebration of Tamales and all the great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of California’s culture. Best tamale contest, live entertainment, contests & raffles and more!
Time/Place: 11am-5pm / Grape Day Park
Contact: 760-839-4777 / www.escondidotamalefestival.org
Ride the Point Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride Nov. 11 Ride the Hidden, Unridden, and Forbidden Point Loma in San Diego, CA on EXCLUSIVE routes open once a year!
Time/Place: 7am-12pm / Oggi’s Restaurant, Liberty Station
Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler & Veterans Day 5K Nov. 12 The Half Marathon course is open to Runners and Walkers only. The 10 mile course is open to Runners, Walkers, Skaters, Ellipticals/ElliptiGO, Handcycles, and Wheelchairs.
Time/Place: 7-11:30am / Sunset Park, Coronado
Contact: 858-268-1250 / www.silverstrandhalf.com
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Nov. 12-19 An international showcase of the world’s premier wines and spirits, culinary personalities, and gourmet foods.
Del Mar Antique Show & Sale Nov. 17-19 Over 50 years of excellence with over 100 qualified antique dealers. This is the largest indoor antique show south of San Francisco! Everything from tin to Tiffany!
Time/Place: Fri & Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day Nov. 17-19 A 60-mile walk for women and men who are ready to end breast cancer forever.
Time/Place: Fri 6:30am-Sun 4:30pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 800-996-3DAY / www.the3day.org
Diamond Ball Nov. 18 Raising funds to fight breast cancer in our community. An evening of comedy and laughs with Dana Carvey.
Time/Place: 5-11pm / Omni La Costa Resort, Carlsbad
Encinitas Fall Festival Nov. 19 With 450+ booths to visit, plus dozens of unique downtown Encinitas retailers, here’s a perfect opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Enjoy the music of popular local bands. Food vendors and 40+ restaurants and bars.
Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Coast Highway 101 between D and J Streets
Contact: 760-943-1950 / www.kennedyfaires.com/encinitas
Mother Goose Parade Nov. 19 Spectacular motorized floats, glorious marching bands and drill units, eloquent equestrians, animated clowns, special characters, special guests, performing artists, celebrities, giant helium balloons, specialty vehicles, and of course, Santa Claus.
Time/Place: 1-3pm / El Cajon Blvd & W Main St., El Cajon
Contact: 619-333-0771 / www.mothergooseparade.org
SD Jazz Fest and Swing Extravaganza Nov. 22-26 A variety of traditional jazz music, from ragtime to hot jazz to swing to rockabilly. Jazz bands and musicians from across the U.S. will perform.
Time/Place: Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
Contact: 619-297-5277 / www.sdjazzfest.org
Surfin’ Santa Arrival Nov. 25 Visitors can pose for pictures with Santa on his giant surfboard, riding a six-foot wave. A festive parade along the boardwalk, kids crafting activities, live street performers and a wide variety of unique and local shops.
Time/Place: 1-5pm / Seaport Village, San Diego
Contact: 619-235-4014 / www.seaportvillage.com
Thanksgiving Runs Nov. 23
Encinitas Turkey Trot & Food Drive
Time/Place: 7:00AM / Downtown Encinitas
Thank You Run 5K/10K and Kids Run Time/Place: 7:30-10:30am / 4S Ranch Community Park
Contact: 858-449-1101 / www.thankyourun.org
SD South Bay Turkey Trot/Food Drive 15, 10 & 5K Time/Place: 8-10:30am / Rohr Park, Bonita
Father Joe’s Villages Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Time/Place: 7:30-10:30am / Balboa Park, San Diego Contact: www.thanksgivingrun.org
Coronado 5K Turkey Trot Time/Place: 8-10am / Tidelands Park, Coronado
San Diego Run for the Hungry 5K & 10K Time/Place: 7-10am / Westfield Horton Plaza Mall, Downtown SD Contact: www.sdrunforthehungry.org
O’side Turkey Trot Time/Place: 6am-12pm / Oceanside Civic Center
Contact: 760-434-5255 / www.osideturkeytrot.com
Running of the Turkeys 10K Trail Run Time/Place: 7:30-10am / Torrey Hills Neighborhood Park
Fallbrook Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Time/Place: 8-10:30am / Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens
Waddle and Trot 5K and Kid’s Fun Run Time/Place: 6-11am / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve