September Events Calendar

San Diego September Events Calendar

Now that the tourists are gone, it’s time to have some fun in the sun! Check out the upcoming events happening all around the county this month in addition to the Farmer’s Markets & Padres schedule .

September 2018


US Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Exposition
Hundreds of thousands have come each year to see master-class sculptors build beautiful 3-dimensional works of art. 
Time: Fri 9am-5pm, Sat & Sun 10am-9pm, Mon 10am-7pm
Location: Broadway Pier and Landing 1000 North Harbor Dr, San Diego
Cost: $10-$15
Julian Grape Stomp Festa
The old-world tradition of kicking off your shoes, rolling up your pant legs & letting tons of grapes squish beneath your
Time: 11am-6pm
Location: Menghini Winery 1150 Julian Orchards Drive, Julian
Cost: $15 Adult Admission; $65 VIP
28th Annual Sycuan Pow-Wow
A time for people to get together, sing, dance, renew old friendships & make new ones.
Time: Time varies. See website for details
Location: 5577 Dehesa Road, El Cajon
Cost: Free to attend
KGB Sky Show
A beautiful production blending lighting, video & special effects to enhance the fireworks display following an exciting SDSU football game.
Time: Game starts at 6pm, fireworks will follow
Location: SDCCU Stadium 9449 Friars Road, San Diego
Cost: Starting at $29
Taste of Downtown
Enjoy tantalizing tastes from more than 40 restaurants located throughout the East Village, City Center, & Gaslamp.
Time: 5-9pm
Location: See website for participating restaurants
Cost: $35-$40
KAABOO Del Mar Festival
Enjoy world-class music, comedy, inspiring art, gourmet cuisine, craft libations & personal indulgences.
Time: Time varies. See website for details.
Location: Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar
Cost: Starting at $139 for single-day passes. GA + VIP options available for 3-day passes or 1-day passes.
Oceanside Harbor Days
2 event-filled days of sun, sand, & surf including a costume party for kids 12 & under at Pirate Village, arts, crafts & food booth areas, Nail ‘n’ Sail Competition, music & beer garden.
Time: 9am-5pm

Location: Oceanside Harbor 1540 Harbor Drive, Oceanside
Cost: Free to attend
Santee Bluegrass Festival
Take part in the Santee Bluegrass Festival with fine wines, beer, tasty treats, bidding bazaar and live Bluegrass music.
Time: 5:30-9:30pm
Location: Town Center Community Park East 550 Park Center Drive, Santee
Cost: $37-$57
Ironman 70.3 Superfrog
Part of the triathlon’s rich Navy SEAL history, a spectacular race set in one of the hotbeds of the sport.
Time: 7-11am
Location: Imperial Beach Pier 10 Evergreen Avenue, Imperial Beach
Cost: $275-$500
24th Annual San Diego Festival of Beer
Enjoy the sounds of live music while sampling unlimited craft beer tastings, food trucks, vendor booths, fun games & more!
Time: 12-5pm
Location: Broadway Pier 1000 North Harbor Drive, San Diego
Cost: $30-$75, 21+ only
MCAS Miramar Air Show
This 3-day event is the largest military air show in the United States, with total annual attendance estimated at 500,000.
Time: 8am-5pm
Location: MCCS Miramar
Cost: See website for ticket costs.
La Mesa Oktoberfest 
Since 1973, the La Mesa Oktoberfest has featured hundreds of exhibitors, family friendly activities, German food, music, dancing, games & of course beer.
Time: Fri 4-10:30pm, Sat 10am-10:30pm & Sun 10am-6pm
Location: La Mesa Village 8401 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa
Cost: Free to attend
Adams Avenue Street Fair
SoCal’s largest free 2-day music festival featuring 90 musical acts on 6 stages.
Time: Sat 10am-10pm & Sun 10am-6pm
Location: Adams Avenue 34th and Adams Avenue
Cost: Free to attend. Craft beer test – $20
Encinitas Oktoberfest 
Featuring music, Bavarian dancers, German food and drink and a street craft faire featuring more than 200 vendors.
Time: 10am-6pm
Location: Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real
Cost: Free to attend

Farmer’s Market:


Escondido 3-7pm


Coronado 2:30-6pm

Escondido 2:30-6pm

Mira Mesa 2:30-7pm

Otay Ranch 4-8pm

Pacific Beach 2-7pm

UCSD/La Jolla 10-2pm


Carlsbad 3-7pm

Encinitas 5-8pm

Ocean Beach 4-8pm

People’s Produce 5-8pm

Santee 3-7pm

Serra Mesa 3-7pm


Clairmont 3-7pm

Valley Center 3-7pm

El Cajon 3-7:30pm

Horton Plaza 12-6pm

Linda Vista 3-7pm

North Park 3-7pm

Oceanside 9-1pm

Rancho Bernardo 11-2pm


La Mesa 2-6pm

Rancho Bernardo 9-1pm

Imperial Beach 12-7:30pm

Borrego Springs 7-12pm

Horton Plaza 11-2pm


City Heights 9-1pm

Del Mar 1-4pm

Rancho Penasquitos 10-1pm

Scripps Ranch 9-1:30pm

Little Italy 8-2pm

Pacific Beach 8-12pm

Poway 8-1pm

Vista 8-1pm


North San Diego 10:30-3:30pm

Gaslamp District 9-1pm

Hillcrest 9-2pm

La Jolla 9-1pm

Leucadia 10-2pm

Rancho Santa Fe 9:30-2pm

Solana Beach 1-5pm

Allied Gardens 10-2pm

Santa Ysabel 12-4pm

San Diego Padres Home Schedule:

9/1 vs Rockies 5:40pm

9/2 vs Rockies 1:10pm

9/14 vs Rangers 7:10pm

9/15 vs Rangers 5:40pm

9/16 vs Rangers 1:10pm

9/17 vs Giants 7:10pm

9/18 vs Giants 7:10pm

9/19 vs Giants 6:10pm

9/28 vs Diamondbacks 7:10pm

9/29 vs Diamondbacks 5:40pm

9/30 vs Diamondbacks 12:10pm

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