October Events in San Diego

Things to do in San Diego: Top San Diego Events in October

It’s Fall! If you are visiting San Diego this October, our San Diego Travel Blog presents you with just a few of the most popular October Events and other Things to do in San Diego.

Written by
Maria Mancuso

October is upon us and with it comes cooler weather and all the great events this month of October is known for. October is a host month for some great events, including; Great Concerts, Comedy Shows, Film & Music Festivals, Professional Sports and more.  

The Keating Hotel is located in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego and close to many of the best October Events in the San Diego!  Our latest San Diego Travel Blog article; 'Things to do in San Diego: Top San Diego Events in October' – presents you with only a few of the great October events you can choose to enjoy during your upcoming visit to San Diego.

Steve Byrne - Comedy – American Comedy Company
Dates: Oct 3 - Oct 5, 2019
Location: 818 B 6th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
Event Schedule: View Event Schedule & Tickets
Distance from The Keating Hotel: 1 Block

The ‘not so politically correct’ Steve Byrne is coming to San Diego for 3 nights only. Steve Byrne brings his ‘straight at you’ comedy to the American Comedy Company this October.  Steve’s comedy is influenced by his Korean mother and Irish father as much as his upbringing in Pittsburg, PA.  You may know Steve from his TBS television show, ‘Sullivan & Son.’ Tickets for these shows are available at the show link above.


J.B. Smoove - Concert
Dates: Oct 5, 2019, 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Historic Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Avenue., San Diego, CA 92101
Event Schedule: See Event Schedule & Tickets
Distance from The Keating Hotel: 2 Blocks

Get ready to enjoy a night of laughs with JB Smoove!  This veteran comedian is known for roles on HBO’s ‘Curb your Enthusiasm,’ and many appearances on late night talk show circuit.  J.B. has also appeared on ‘Everybody Hates Chris, Fresh off the Boat, The Millers and many more.  J.B. is also seen on Comedy Central’s ‘That’s How I Dooz It.’  J.B. will be performing for one night at the legendary Balboa Theater – get tickets soon.


La Jolla Art & Wine Festival
Dates: Oct 12 - 13, 2019
Location: Girard Avenue and Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
Event Schedule: See Event Schedule
Distance from The Keating Hotel: 15 Miles

Come and enjoy great Wines and over 150 artists at the 11th Annual La Jolla Art & Wine Festival by the sea in the beautiful beachside community of La Jolla Village.  Artists from across the country come to La Jolla Village to showcase their woodwork, art, paintings, jewelry, sculpture, glass and other mediums.

This 2-day event is not only a fantastic Wine & Art Festival, but a portion of proceeds go towards designated charities.

 

San Diego Film Festival
Lights. Camera. Action.  It’s time for the 2019 San Diego Film Festival!

San Diego Film Festival – Opening Night Film & After Party
Dates: Oct 16 - Oct 20, 2019
Location: Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave. San Diego, CA 92101
Event Schedule: View Event Schedule & Tickets
Distance from The Keating Hotel: 1 Block

Lights. Camera. Action.  It’s time for the 2019 San Diego Film Festival! This highly anticipated festival celebrates ‘all things film’ starting with the red carpeted Opening Night Celebration on October 16, 2019.  The festival continues to October 20, 2019 with film showings, panel discussions, interviews and of course parties.

The opening night festivities take place at Balboa Theater with the very popular after party being hosted at PARQ Night Club at 8:30 p.m., 615 Broadway. San Diego, CA. 92101. Tickets are available for these and other Film Festival Events at the link above.

 

Zombie Crawl San Diego
The San Diego Zombie Crawl is considered as one of the Top 3 Halloween Events in Southern California!

San Diego Halloween Zombie Crawl
Dates: October 25, 2019 to November 2, 2019
Location: San Diego Zombie Crawl, 628 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Event Schedule: See Event Schedule & Tickets ​​​​​​​
Distance from The Keating Hotel: Right outside our lobby door!

Drinks. Pubs. Zombies. What could be a better way to celebrate Halloween in San Diego?  San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is known as the best party destination in Southern California and the San Diego Zombie Crawl is just one of the multi-day events taking place in the historic Downtown San Diego.  The San Diego Zombie Crawl is considered as one of the Top 3 Halloween Events in Southern California as well.

This year, the biggest costume celebration continues with a 2nd weekend for ‘Dia de Los Muertos USA’ (‘Day of the Dead’) which is a very popular Mexican tradition!  Downtown San Diego will also feature many haunted houses, theme parties and insane 
costume parties that are not to be missed.


Bill Maher - Concert
Dates: Oct 26, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: San Diego Civic Center - 1100 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Event Schedule: See Event Schedule & Tickets
Distance from The Keating Hotel: 2.5 Blocks

Love him or hate him, Bill Maher is an entertaining comedian, talk show host and political commentator.  Bill stared in the hit series ‘Politically Incorrect’, ‘Real Time’, and other critically acclaimed projects.  Bill Maher also served as the Emmy Award-winning HBO series, ‘VICE.’  Bill has also produced one of the top grossing documentaries of all time, ‘Religiousness.’  Bill will be performing his latest one man show at the San Diego Civic Center – this show is expected to sell out so get your tickets soon!

 

We hope our San Diego Travel Blog article; 'Things to do in San Diego: Top San Diego Events in October' has inspired you to plan your next visit to San Diego to enjoy some of these and other events taking place in ‘America’s Most Beautiful City’ during October!

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