Events subject to cancellation. Please confirm events before attending.
Del Mar International Horse Show, Thur-Sun, Oct 17-20, 8am-9pm. Free-$30. Equine and equestrian athletes, celebrities and Olympians compete in world-class show jumping for nearly $300,000 in prize money. Del Mar Fairgrounds
Friday Nights on the Farm Fri, Oct 18, 3-8pm. Bates Nut Farm, Valley Center. www.batesnutfarm.biz
Foreign Film Friday: Everybody Knows at Carlsbad City Library, Fri, Oct 18, 4 & 7pm. www.carlsbadca.gov
Mutt Mixer at San Diego Humane Society Oceanside campus, Fri, Oct 18, 6pm. www.sdhumane.org
SD Gulls vs. Stockton Heat, Fri, Oct 18, 7pm. at Pechanga Arena San Diego. www.sandiegogulls.com
Fall Camping Series, Fridays Oct 18, Oct 25, 6am-11:59pm. $25. Sleep under the stars! Set up your tent and explore the park at your own pace. Hike the numerous trails; drop a line to catch a fish; cruise the lake on a motorboat; or simply relax by your campsite and enjoy all the natural beauty that Lake Poway offers. Fishing permits and boat rentals are not included but may be purchased for a nominal fee. This is a rain or shine event. Lake Poway Recreation Area, 14644 Lake Poway Road, Poway. www.poway.org
Del Mar Gem Faire, Fri-Sun, Oct 18-20, Fri noon-6, Sat-Sun 10-5. $7. Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals, more. 70+ exhibitors. Jewelry repair/cleaning while you shop. Del Mar Fairgrounds.
SD Ballet presents: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Liberty Station. Fri-Sun, Oct 18-20. www.sandiegoballet.org
Borrego Days Desert Festival in Borrego Springs. Fri-Sun, Oct 18-20. www.borregodays.com
Arch in the Park, Sat, Oct 19, 10am-3pm. Free. Archaeological Society presents educational day of Archaeology and fun at Ranch House in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve. Traditional craft demos, raffles, book sale, games, and more. Fry Bread, snacks, and sodas for sale. Los Peñasquitos Ranch Adobe, 12122 Canyonside Park Dr, Rancho Penasquitos.
Monster Dash & Bash. Sat, Oct 19. Palomar College. www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, Sat, Oct 19, live at California Center for the Arts, Escondido. www.artcenter.org
Filipino-American History Celebration, Sat, Oct 19, noon-4pm. Free. Honoring events, experiences, and lives of Filipino people in America. Music, food, kids’ activities, Samahan Dance company and fun for the whole family. Otay Ranch Town Center, 2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista.
Roots Series: Mexico, Sat, Oct 19, 2-4pm. San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, downtown SD. www.sdcdm.org/roots
Family Night Halloween Party, Sat, Oct 19, 5-7pm. Woodland Park, San Marcos. www.san-marcos.net/specialevents
Pumpkin Plunge, Sat, Oct 19, 5-9pm. Alga Norte Aquatic Center, Carlsbad. www.carlsbadca.gov
Hoot, Howl & Prowl, Sat, Oct 19, 5:30pm. Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, Poway. www.poway.org
Haunted Tales aboard Star of India, Sat, Oct 19, 6-7:30pm. Maritime Museum of San Diego. www.sdmaritime.org
Guide-led walk, Sat-Sun, Oct 19-20, Wed, Oct 23, 9:30-11am. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park Trail Guide will lead through this natural park located in the City of San Diego. Learning about geology, flora, fauna of this urban open space area. Meet inside the Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos.
Return to the Reef: Swami’s Surfing Association 25th Invitational Surf Contest. Sat-Sun, Oct 19-20. Cardiff Reef, Encinitas. www.swamissurfingassoc.org
Bike MS: Bay to Bay Tour from Irvine to Mission Bay. Sat-Sun, Oct 19-20. www.nationalmssociety.org
Fall Antique Engine & Tractor Show, Sat-Sun, Oct 19-20, 9am-4pm. Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista. www.agsem.com
26th Annual Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge, Sun, Oct 20. La Jolla Cove. www.challengedathletes.org/events
Making Strides of San Diego Walk, Sun, Oct 20, 7am. Balboa Park. www.makingstrides.acsevents.org
Champagne Brunch. Sun, Oct 20, 9-10:30am. San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido. www.sdzsafaripark.org
13th Annual Ride & Stride & Horse Heritage Festival. Saddle up your horse, leash up your pooch or lace up your sneakers and enter the 3 mile Ride & Stride to benefit Walnut Grove Horse Park. The route takes you along Twin Oaks Valley’s quiet and horse friendly trail system. Riders & walkers check-in 8:30 am at the park. Family activities from 10-3. Pony rides from 10-2. Arts & Crafts, Pumpkin patch, food, Frontier Games, Poway Valley Vaulters, Jeffrey Hedgecock World Joust , V-Spurs Gymkhana, =Animal Experience, vendors and more! Walnut Grove Park, San Marcos. www.helpthehorsepark.org
Fallbrook Harvest Faire, Sun, Oct 20, 9am-4pm. Main Ave, downtown Fallbrook. www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org
Grand Avenue Festival. Sun, Oct 20, 9am-5pm. Downtown Escondido. www.escondidochamber.org
Sukkot Harvest Festival, Sun, Oct 20, 10am-2pm. Day filled with live music, food, and activities for all ages. Coastal Roots Farm, Encinitas. www.coastalrootsfarm.org
Spooky Campover, Fri, Oct 25, 3pm-Sat, Oct 26, noon. Reservations Required. Pitch your tent under the stars at family friendly event. Pumpkin carving, s’mores by campfire, costume contest, animal feedings. Lions Tigers & Bears, 24402 Martin Way, Alpine. lionstigersandbears.org
20th Annual Boy Scout Troop 2000 Haunted Hotel, every Friday & Saturday thru Oct 26. Olivenhain Meeting Hall, Encinitas. www.olivenhain.org/events
Fallbrook Scarecrow Days thru Oct. 31. Businesses and residential areas display scarecrows of all genres around town. Pumpkin heads will adorn Main St. Watch for scarecrows marching towards Bonsall to meet up with their scarecrows. A field of ‘silent people’ greets or bids farewell visitors. Info on location for scarecrows and events: www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org 760-728-5845. Fallbrook Harvest Faire is Oct 20, Main Street, 9am-4pm.
Rocky Horror Picture Show, midnight, every Friday. La Paloma Theatre, Hwy 101, Encinitas. www.lapalomatheatre.com
The Disturbance created by the Haunted Hotel, Fri, Oct 4-Sat, Nov 2. Westfield Mission Valley, 1640 Camino Del Rio N, Mission Valley. www.hauntedhotel.com
Haunted Harvest, Thru Sat, Oct 26, 7pm. Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures, 4425 CA-78, Santa Ysabel. www.fortcross.com
Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld San Diego, every Saturday & Sunday thru Oct 27. www.seaworldsandiego.com
HalGLOWeen at San Diego Zoo, Thru Oct 27, 9am-9pm, every Friday through Sunday. www.sandiegozoo.org
Julian Autumn Jubilee, Thru Sun, Oct 27. Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures, 4425 CA-78, Santa Ysabel. www.fortcross.com
Gold Spike 100th Anniversary Celebration, Thru Nov 16, 8:30am-3pm. Free-$50. On November 15, 1919, John D. Spreckels drove the “Gold Spike” completing the San Diego & Arizona Railway, America’s last transcontinental railroad. What an exciting time for Southern California’s history! In honor of this momentous occasion, the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum has planned a variety of exciting activities throughout 2019 to commemorate this historic event. Campo Railroad Park & Museum, 750 Depot Street, Campo, 91906
Ongoing events around town
Sunset Market at Coast Highway & Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside, every Thursday, 5-9pm.
Behind the Scenes Tour at Mission San Luis Rey, every Saturday & Sunday. www.sanluisrey.org
Cowles Mountain Hike, Ongoing Saturdays thru June 1, 5:30-6:30am. Free. Looking for an adventure? Join us! Meet at Cowles Mountain Staging Area (corner of Golfcrest Dr & Navajo Rd) at the trail head south of the comfort station. Cowles Mountain, San Carlos.
Pacific Beach Farmers’ Market, Ongoing Saturdays, 8am-noon. Free. Promenade mall, 4150 Mission Blvd, Pacific Beach.
Waterski and Wakeboard, Ongoing thru Dec 23, 2019. Sundays, 8-11am, Thursdays 5-8pm. Convair Waterski Club is active year-round on Mission Bay and provides 2 ski boats for waterskiing and wakeboarding, w/instruction & equipment available on request. Nominal fee per run. Meet at south end of Crown Point Beach, 3500 Crown Point Drive. Any skill level welcome. email@example.com. sdwaterski.org/
Box Lacrosse Pick-Up Games, Sundays, 4-6pm. Ongoing thru Dec 2019. $10. Play Box Lacrosse Pick-Up Games. Everyone 18+ welcome, or high school Varsity players. Fun, fast box lacrosse-get a great workout. Sportsplex USA, 12349 McIvers Court, Poway. Registration requested. https://www.epiclacrosse.org/
Fly Casting Clinic, Ongoing Sundays thru Sun, Dec 29, 2019, 9am-noon. Free. If you have wanted to cast a fly rod, or you know how but just want to practice, then the free fly casting clinic at Lake Murray on Sunday mornings might be the ticket. The sponsor, San Diego Fly Fishing Club has rods, reels and casting instructors for the participants without gear. Ages 16 and up. Look for the Gazebo and the fly poles east of the Boat Ramp by the Lake. Lake Murray Reservoir, 5540 Kiowa Drive, San Diego.
Free First Sunday, Ongoing thru Dec 1. Sundays, 10am. Free. Embrace creativity and visit OMA. Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside.
Daley Ranch Open House, Open to public 2nd Sunday of every month. 11am-2pm. Free. Approximately 1 mile from the La Honda entry is the Historic Daley Ranch House. Ranger staff/docents provide info and insights into the history of the ranch. Steady rain cancels. Daley Ranch, 3024 La Honda Dr, Escondido.
Fun & Fitness Hiking Series at Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, thru Jan 28, 9am, every Monday. www.poway.org
Baby Time, Ongoing Tuesdays 3-3:30pm, thru Dec 31, 2019. Free. Join us for a program that is perfect for babies and young toddlers: short, fun and interactive. Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Pkwy, Mission Valley, 92108
Run Club. Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm ongoing thru Dec. Free. Choose 2-mile or 4-mile group. All paces/abilities welcome. Meet at Refill cafe, 3752 Park Blvd, Hillcrest.
Qualcomm Stadium Swap Meet, Ongoing Wednesdays, 2-10pm. $1-$2. Open air swap meet and farmer’s market. Info: 619-283-3100. SDCCU Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, Mission Valley, 92108. http://www.qualcommstadiumswapmeet.com/