October is filled with cool events including The San Diego International Film Festival, 20th Annual Pacific Beachfest, Fashion Week San Diego and the Coronado Art Walk.
10.1: Mustangs by the Bay
Stroll amid hundreds of models of Ford’s classic car or show off your own precious “pony” as the Mustang Club of San Diego hosts their premier auto show right across from Seaport Village.
Embarcadero Marina Park North, downtown, mustangclubsd.com
10.4-8: Fashion Week San Diego
Celebrating 10 years of style and beauty, California’s largest publicly accessible fashion event returns highlighting more than 100 international designers, entrepreneurs and their creations.
1000 N. Harbor Dr., downtown, fashionweeksd.com
10.4-8: San Diego International Film Festival
The region’s premier film festival and one of the leading stops on the independent cinema circuit is back with glamorous parties, world premieres and intimate events with up-and-coming filmmakers.
Balboa Theater and Regal Cinemas, downtown, ArcLight Cinemas, La Jolla, sdfilmfest.com
10.5: Taste of Old Town
Gorge on Old Town’s most famous foods and wet your whistle with sensational spirits as lively music and engaging entertainers keep the party going between bites.
Throughout Old Town, oldtownsandiegoguide.com
10.7: 20th Annual Pacific BeachFest
PB’s free, full-day, family-friendly beach festival begins with an oceanfront 5K and continues with nonstop music, a beer garden and merchants from around the region.
Crystal Pier, Pacific Beach, pacificbeachfest.org
10.7: Imperial Beach Auto Fest
Engines will roar at South Bay’s signature auto event featuring live music, vendors, entertainment and contests, with all proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Imperial Beach.
921 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach, Check Facebook event page
10.7: Fit Foodie 5K
With tasting stations at every mile and a celebratory finish line drink, runners will eat their way through SD’s most delicious 5K before celebrating at the post-race Food and Fitness Festival, offering wine, bites, beer and mini-workout classes.
Liberty Station NTC Park, Point Loma, fitfoodierun.com
10.7-8: Maker Faire San Diego
Discover more than 200 local makers at this gathering of fascinating folks showcasing their inventions, creations and craftsmanship.
Throughout Balboa Park, sandiego.makerfaire.com
10.8: 1st Annual Tiki Luau
Say aloha to fall as the Grass Skirt hosts its inaugural luau and with a traditional spit-roasted pig, inspired-Polynesian snacks and a selection of classic and modern tiki cocktails along with hula dancers, a snake charmer, a custom lei-making station.
The Grass Skirt, Pacific Beach, venno.com/event/tiki-luau
10.12: 5th Annual Dine Out for the Cure
Help local breast cancer patients become survivors during this delicious day when loads of local restaurants, bakeries, and coffeehouses across participate in Susan G. Komen’s food-centric fundraiser.
Restaurants throughout San Diego, komensandiego.org
10.14: Marine Corps Recruit Depot Bootcamp Challenge
Climb cargo nets, jump over bales of hay and tackle more than 50 other obstacles during this 3-mile course offering the unique opportunity to experience boot camp, complete with dozens of drill instructors pushing you to perform at your best.
MCRD, Point Loma, bootcampchallenge.co
10.14: Taste of North Park
Sample bites from more than 50 North Park restaurants on this self-guided tour with sip stops at many popular breweries, boutiques and galleries.
Throughout North Park, northparkmainstreet.com
10.14: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Confident men are invited to strap on a pair of heels and amble a mile at this fundraising walk that aims to end domestic violence once and for all.
MLK Promenade Park, downtown, ywcasandiego.org
10.14: 1st Annual Spirits by the Bay
Sample everything from vodka to whiskey and sake to cider during this distillery-driven event featuring tunes, food and endless booze made right here in San Diego.
Coronado Ferry Landing, Coronado, spiritsbythebay.com
10.14: 17th Annual Row for the Cure
Row through a 4.5 kilometer course through exclusively for human-powered watercraft while raising awareness and funds to support those affected by breast cancer.
Throughout Mission Bay, komensandiego.org
10.15: Lifetime Tri San Diego
Choose between the Sprint or Super-Sprint distances as you swim, bike and run through this short-course experience taking place at the exact site where the first modern triathlon occurred in 1974.
South Shores Park, Mission Bay, trisandiego.com
10.21: Ye Scallywag
Pennywise, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, and The Vandals are just a few of the acts performing at this daylong, 21+ festival focused on punk music, food and craft beer.
Waterfront Park, Little Italy, scallywagsd.com
10.21-22: Coronado Art Walk
Discover San Diego’s finest artistic talents during this 2-day art event on Coronado Island.
Coronado Ferry Landing, Coronado, coronadoartwalk.com
10.22: 2017 Green Homes Tour
Chart a course through the county’s most eco-friendly homes on this self-guided tour aimed at encouraging, educating and empowering others to make their homes greener.
Throughout San Diego County, usgbc-sd.org
10.28: Mac & Cheese Fest
Vote for the city’s best mac ‘n’ cheese and enjoy a ton of beer tastings at this comfort-food confab where the competing restaurants are selected by the region’s top chefs.
Waterfront Park, Little Italy, sandiegomacncheese.com
10.29: 5th Annual CicloSDias
Reclaim the streets by running, rolling, strolling, pedaling or skating through the streets of City Heights, North Park and Normal Heights while roads are closed to cars in order to promote healthy living through people-powered transportation.
Throughout Midcity, ciclosdiassd.com
San Diego Gulls Games
10.13-14 vs Texas Stars
10.25 vs Stockton Heat
October film releases
10.6: Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us
10.13: The Foreigner, Marshall, Happy Death Day
10.20: Geostorm, Only the Brave, The Snowman
10.27: Jigsaw, The You for the Service, Suburbicon
Soon the first snow will fall and the hunt for a killer begins.
Mystery | Crime
Directed by: Tomas Alfredson
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg
In theaters: Oct. 20
A detective suspects he’s pursuing a serial killer after a missing mother’s scarf is found wrapped around the neck of a snowman.