What: La Jolla Art & Wine Festival
When: Saturday, October 8, to Sunday, October 9, 2016
Where: La Jolla Village, San Diego
Description: La Jolla Art & Wine Festival, presented by Wells Fargo, returns to the quaint coastal town of La Jolla for another spectacular year of incredible art, fine wine, and live entertainment in the heart of La Jolla Village, San Diego’s coastal “jewel.” This two-day free, family-friendly celebration boasts a footprint of over ½ mile and an expansive collection of over 150 incredible juried artists from around the globe. The La Jolla Art and Wine Festival features something for everyone, from dazzling roving entertainment, to a gourmet marketplace serving scrumptious bites, a free family art center, silent
auction, and more.
What: 22nd Annual Little Italy Festa! Celebration
When: Sunday, October 9, 2016
Where: Little Italy, San Diego
Description: The Little Italy Association of San Diego is proud to host the 22nd annual FESTA!, the largest Italian cultural festival on the West Coast, on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The streets of San Diego’s
Little Italy neighborhood will be filled with over 120,000 visitors from all over the world to pay tribute to the Italian heritage and culture that created
this iconic neighborhood. The event will feature Italian food, al fresco dining, authentic Italian music on three difference stages, a Sicilian flag procession,
street stickball and bocce ball tournaments, Gesso Italiano (Italian Chalk) and more! Join the community in celebrating Little Italy’s historic past and bright future.
What: Ocean Beach Oktoberfest
When: Friday, October 7 to Saturday, October 8, 2016
Where: Newport Avenue & Abbott Street, San Diego
Description: The 12th annual Ocean Beach Oktoberfest. This two-day eclectic, beachside festival will include a variety of exciting activities, contests and entertainment with proceeds benefiting local non-profit organizations.
The event will kick off at 3:30 Friday afternoon with live music in the 21 and older beer garden. A special performance from a surprise headliner will rock the crowd at 6 p.m.
What: Friday Night Liberty
When: Friday, October 7, 2016
Where: NTC at Liberty Station, San Diego
Description: San Diego’s biggest free monthly art event. Meet working artists, enjoy dance, theatre and music performances, visit museums and galleries, and explore the growing district. Visitors can start their stroll at the Dick Laub NTC Command Center, 2640 Historic Decatur Road, and pick up a monthly program and district map. This month, check out performances by Key of She, Malashock Dance, and San Diego Ballet, student photography at Outside the Lens, the International Watercolor Show, and more. Info: 619-573-9304 or awaltz@NTCfoundation.org. libertystation.com/event.
What: 36th International Art Exhibition
When: Ongoing till Monday, October 10, 2016
Where: San Diego Watercolor Society: Gallery at Arts District Liberty Station
Description: Attracting award-winning artists from around the world, the 36th International Exhibition showcases the very best of watermedia art and provides inspiration to all art enthusiasts from students to serious collectors. Mark Mehaffey, the juror for this show and himself an award-winning artist, author, instructor and Signature member of the American and National Watercolor Societies, did an amazing job of choosing 95 paintings from 796 submissions. Gallery visitors will enjoy a variety of art from abstract to figurative, all exemplifying the artist’ experiences and passions creating works that will last through the centuries. The Gallery will be open every day from 10am to 4pm.
What: Bow Wow Brunch Cruise
When: Sunday, October 9, 2016
Where: Hornblower Cruises & Events
Description: Dogs are invited to the exclusive Bow Wow Buffet! The 8th Annual Bow Wow Brunch Cruise is offered to help raise money and awareness about orphaned pets at Helen Woodward Animal Center. This cruise not only helps animals, it puts smiles on the faces of many dog lovers in San Diego. A portion of the proceeds will go to Helen Woodward Animal Center.
What: Boomont Park Fall Festival and Haunt
When: Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 16, 2016
Where: Belmont Park, San Diego
Description: Boomont Park is back for its 4th year with even more family-friendly Halloween festivities and fun during this month-long event!
– Friday, Saturday & Sunday after 5pm