Just because it doesn’t feel like fall – temperatures will be in the 70s and 80s this weekend – doesn’t mean we can’t pretend. From dressing up to pumpkin picking, here are some autumn activities happening this weekend in San Diego.
Thursday, Oct. 23
Chef Tattoo Dinner
6 p.m. at the Saltbox downtown
Five of San Diego’s top chefs will take their inspiration from the tattoo shop to the kitchen, creating an exclusive menu inspired by their favorite tattoos. This culinary event is sure to leave a lasting impression.
San Diego CityBeat Presents: A Night at the Besties
7 p.m. – 11 p.m. at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
From food to music to art, this event celebrates the best of what our city has to offer. Play games at the mobile arcade, make a stop (or two) at the open bar, and enjoy eats from 20 of San Diego’s best restaurants. The event benefits the San Diego Center for Children. 21+
Friday, Oct. 24
Halloween Heroes vs. Villains Swing Jam Party
9 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. at Dance For 2 in Kearny Mesa
Can you do the Monster Mash? How about the Frankenstein? Here’s your chance to add swing to your Halloween dance move repertoire. Admission is only $8 ($6 with a student ID.) Come a half hour early for a complimentary dance lesson.
Saturday, Oct. 25
Surfing Madonna 1K/5K/10K Race
9 a.m. at Moonlight State Beach (Race begins at low tide at 2 p.m.)
Get ready to hit the sand for this quintessential Southern California race. The course takes runners on a tour of Encinitas’ most beautiful beaches. Spectators will enjoy live music, a sandcastle exhibition, beach volleyball and more. The event benefits a variety of programs aimed at keeping our oceans clean.
10th Annual Boulevard BOO! Parade
10 a.m. in the College Area
Ghosts, ghouls and zombies will creep down El Cajon Boulevard in San Diego’s only Halloween parade. The frightening good times continues after the parade with rides, games, food trucks and more. The annual event is presented by the College Area Business District.
Sunday, Oct. 26
Fall Harvest Festival and Boutique
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Farm Stand West in Escondido
Could your home use a touch of fall? The Fall Harvest Festival and Boutique is the perfect place to spruce up your seasonal décor. Bring the whole family for hayrides and a pick-your-own pumpkin patch. The festival begins Saturday. Admission is free.