November Calendar for San Diego

Here are some great events happening throughout San Diego in the month of November…enjoy:

7th Annual San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival: November 17-21. Join over 9,000 foodies and wine enthusiasts, including chefs, authors, winemakers, media personalities, and celebrity chefs during this week-long festival. Visit the festival website at or call 619-342-7337 for more information and specific scheduling.

Outdoor Ice Rink at Horton Plaza Square: November 18- January 9. If you haven’t been to the ice rink during the holidays you need to make a trip this year. It’s great fun for the entire family. Ticket sales for skating benefit the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital. Skate rental is included with admission. Visit

Escondido Children’s Museum Fall Family Fun Raiser: November 20. This event will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at 380 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido 92025. Activities, games, food tasting and a silent auction are just some of the fun events planned to raise money for the museum. For tickets visit or call 760-233-7755.

Annual Mother Goose Parade: November 21. One of the longest running and popular parades in San Diego, the El Cajon Mother Goose Parade is great fun. Come on out and see floats, celebrities, and performances. For more information visit

Dixieland Jazz Festival: November 24-28. If you are a jazz enthusiast this is the place to be! Lots of musicians, styles and dance floors, with both concert rooms and intimate listening rooms for your enjoyment. The festival is conveniently located at the Town and Country Hotel in Hotel Circle, off the 8 Freeway. For more information visit

Father Joe’s Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk: November 25. Strap on your running or walking sneakers and head on over to Balboa Park. Pets, baby strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. For more information visit

Sea World Christmas Celebration: November 26-December 31 Come and see Sea World in full holiday attire. Visit the wintery wonderland and go ice skating with the family. For more information visit

Special Holiday Edition of Forever Plaid -“Plaid Tidings: November 27-December 26. If you loved Forever Plaid this holiday show will be a real treat. For more information visit

Surfin Santa Visits Seaport Village: November 27. Bring the kids down to see Santa, who will be there from  1:00-4:00 p.m. on the boardwalk near Pier Cafe. <a href="" onclick="__gaTracker('send', 'event', 'outbound-article', 'http://www discover this info’, ‘’);”>

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas: November 20-December 26 Come down to the Old Globe Theatre to see this wonderful holiday play.

Susan G. Komen San Diego Race for the Cure: November 7. Run or walk, every step makes a difference toward helping find a cure for breast cancer.

Julian Apple Days Festival: September 15-November 15. This fantastic festival is fun for the whole family. or 760-765-4758.

San Diego Italian Film Festival: Through November 5.  Visit

San Diego Symphony: Dia de los Muertos: November 1.

Taste of Little Italy: November 3. Come hungry. Need I say more?

San Diego Jewish Book Fair: November 3-15.  Lots of new authors will be there. On November 7 bring the entire family to the free Family Day extravaganza, with music, storytelling, fun activities for kids and more.

San Diego Beer Week: November 5-14. Celebrate the local beer brewing culture.

10th Annual Fall Back Festival: November 7. Come to the Gaslamp Quarter between 4th and 5th streets and celebrate the time change with food and entertainment and lots of family fun.

5K Shelter Island Run: November 7. Sunday champagne breakfast, t-shirts to all participants and some great drawings for overnight stays, restaurants and more.

Carlsbad Village Street Faire: November 7. Fun, food, crafts, art…a wonderful day to spend the day.

Taste of Coronado: November 10. Take a stroll down Orange Avenue in Coronado and feast upon all the delicious flavors offered at participating restaurants. All proceeds benefit military families through Operation Purple.

Veterans Day Parade: November 11. Popular downtown parade honoring our veterans, including ceremonies and events.

Veterans Day at the Veterans Museum: November 11. Learn history, see exhibits and meet veterans after the parade at the Veterans Museum in Balboa Park.

Silver Strand Half Marathon and 5K Race: November 13-14. Run along the strand from Coronado to Imperial Beach and benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

Star of India’s Birthday Celebration: November 14. Come join the celebration honoring the 147th birthday of San Diego’s famous ship. Party is from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

• November 2 – Election Day
• November 7 – Daylight Savings Time ends
• November 11 – Veteran’s Day
• November 25 – Thanksgiving

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