Things to do in October

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...
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