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The birthstone for October are Opal and Pink Tourmaline | Flower is Calendula
The zodiac signs are Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) and Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)

National Breast Cancer Month
The leaves of trees often begin to change their colors during October

Happy Halloween Trick-or-Treat

 
Kids Free in Oct at San Diego Zoo & Safari Park 
Throughout October, kids receive free admission to the San Diego Zoo! Join us, and let your wild ones meet ours.
Date: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017 
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Price: Kids are free with paid accompanying adult
Location: San Diego Zoo - 2920 Zoo Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
For info. call 619-718-3000 or visit SD Zoo and Safari Park

 
37th International Exhibition 
The San Diego Watercolor Society presents the 37th International Exhibition featuring the very best of watermedia art from around the world.  The exhibition was juried by award-winning artist Katherine Chang Liu.
Date: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017 
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Price: refer to website
Location: San Diego Watercolor Society - 2825 Dewey Rd., San Diego, CA 92106
For info. call 619-876-4550 or visit International Exhibition

 
Encinitas Oktoberfest 
The Encinitas Oktoberfest will feature music, Bavarian dancers, German food and drink, and a street craft faire featuring more than 200 vendors.
Date: Oct 1, 2017 
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024
For info. visit Encinitas Oktoberfest

 
Boomont Park Fall Festival and Haunt 
Celebrate Halloween all month long at Belmont Park's Boomont Park Fall Festival and Haunt with a pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating and a spooky roller-coaster.
Date: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: Festival Entry-Free, rides & some activities-varies
Location: Belmont Park - 3190 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109
For info. call 858-228-9283 or visit Boomont Park Fall Festival


 
San Diego International Film Festival 
The San Diego International Film Festival (Oct 4-8) is the region’s premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent festival circuit. SDIFF offers a totally unique film experience; including world premieres, never before seen studio releases, the best in independent filmmaking and a full schedule of glamorous parties and intimate events with filmmakers.
Date: Oct 4 - Oct 8, 2017
Time: refer to website
Price: $16-$600
Location: refer to website
For info. call 619-818-2221 or visit SD Film Festival

 
 
Full Moon Pier Walks 
Discover the 100-year history of pier-based data collection at Scripps while walking along the Scripps Pier on an exclusive moonlit tour.
Date: Oct 4, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Price: $35, Birch Aquarium Members: $30
Location: Birch Aquarium at Scripps - 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92093-0207
For info. call 858-534-7336 or visit Pier Walks

 
 
La Jolla Art & Wine Festival 
The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival features the works of 150+ artists, entertainment, a gourmet marketplace, the Family Art Center, and a wine and beer garden.
Date: Oct 7 - Oct 8, 2017 
Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Price: Free
Location: Girard Avenue and Prospect Street, La Jolla , CA 92037
For info. call 858-228-6542 or visit La Jolla Are & Wine


 
Pacific BeachFest 
Pacific BeachFest has something for everyone including a fish taco contest, surf competition, beach volley ball, craft beer, kids activities and music!
Date: Oct 7, 2017 
Time: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Price: Free
Location:Pacific Beach Boardwalk - Boardwalk between Felspar Street and Thomas Street, San Diego, CA 92109
For info. call 858-273-3303 or visit Pacific BeachFest


 
Carlsbad Oktoberfest 
The Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest, a fall tradition, will bring thousands of people to enjoy German food (and beer!), live music, and entertainment for children.
Date: Oct 7, 2017 
Time: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: Children - Free | Adult - $5-$15
Location: Holiday Park - Chestnut Avenue and Pio Pico Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
For info. visit Carlsbad Oktoberfest

 
 
Grape Day Discovery Festival 
The Grape Day Discovery Festival includes a wine and beer garden, entertainment that includes dance battles by local dance crews, music, a grape stomp and a pie-eating contest!
Date: Oct 7, 2017 
Time: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: Grape Day Park Escondido 92025
For info. call 760-839-4777 or visit Grape Day Discovery

 
 
 
Del Mar International Horse Show 
The Del Mar International Horse Show attracts Olympic veterans and world class athletes, competing head to head for a spot in the World Cup Finals!
Date: Oct 11 - Oct 29, 2017
Time: refer to website
Price: $20-$150
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds - 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., San Diego, CA 92014
For info. call 775-287-2477 or visit Del Mar Horse Show


 
Halloween at the Whaley House 
The historic Whaley House Museum in Old Town has some "spirited" fun in store for visitors this Halloween season, including extended hours, period lighting and music, Past & Presence Ghost Tours, and after-hours Ghost Hunts.
Date: Oct 13 - Oct 31, 2017
Time: refer to website
Price: Prices vary by event
Location: Whaley House Museum - 2476 San Diego Ave., San Diego, CA 92110
For info. visit Halloween at Whaley House


 
Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show 
Each Harvest Festival features hundreds of artisans exhibiting American handmade items, strolling entertainment, festival food and a Kidzone.
Date: Oct 13 - Oct 15, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $4-$9
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds - 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
For info. visit Harvest Festival


 
 
 
 
5th Annual Whiskey, Bourbon & Wine BBQ 
The flavors of the deep South and northern California converge at this West coast BBQ bash at Estancia La Jolla. A nod to the property’s horse ranch heritage, this southern-style feast under the stars features a menu of mesquite-smoked tri tip, shrimp and grits, warm cobblers and other comfort food favorites washed down with whiskey, bourbon and wine tastings.
Date: Oct 13, 2017 
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Price: Starting at $90 per person
Location: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa - 9700 N Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, CA 92037
For info. visit Whiskey, Bourbon & Wine BBQ

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCRD San Diego Bootcamp Challenge 
The MCRD Bootcamp Challenge features obstacles used only by Marine Recruits plus over 60 USMC Drill Instructors providing direction and encouragement.
Date: Oct 14, 2017
Time: 6:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: $40-$45
Location: Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego - 3800 Chosin Avenue, San Diego, CA 92140
For info. visit Bootcamp Challenge

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