San Diego and the surrounding area plays host to a wide variety of fall events, festivals, and more to get you into the spirit of the harvest season. You can experience local cuisine, culture, and art when you attend one or more of the area’s amazing fall festivities, many of which are the largest of their kind on the West Coast.
Get ready for a taste of nearly 300 of San Diego’s restaurants, wineries, and breweries at the 12th annual San Diego Bay Food & Wine Festival. Taking place this year from November 16-23, this festival is the largest food and wine event on the West Coast. Stop by just once or come back every day to experience some of the best cuisine the Bay Area has to offer or sit in on a workshop or demonstration by one of the festival’s many attending expert chefs and culinary personalities. Events include celebrity chef dinners, wine, beer, and meal tastings, informational seminars, culinary classes, and upscale parties; tickets can be purchased for a single event or as a package for the full experience.
Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show
The Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show is one of the largest arts, crafts, and gift shows on the West Coast. This three-day event takes place from October 17-19, 2014, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. In addition to the thousands of vendor and food booths selling gifts and snacks, you’ll find nonstop entertainment that includes stage performances and strolling entertainers; there are also kid-friendly activities and craft demonstrations for younger attendees to enjoy. Your one-time admission allows you to return as many times as you’d like with a hand stamp so you can continue to enjoy the festival for a single low fee.
Mother Goose Parade
The Mother Goose Parade is famous for ushering in the holiday season in the Bay Area. This event is the largest parade in San Diego County—in fact, it’s the largest parade in the entire Western United States. Each year, this parade attracts over 400,000 spectators and features a new parade theme for every event. Beginning at 9am on November 23, 2014, the Mother Goose Parade winds its way through the streets of El Cajon with over 100 floats and participants, including marching bands, drill units, equestrian groups, clowns, giant balloons, and more from across the U.S. In addition to the parade itself, the Mother Goose Village is open from 9am-3pm for youngsters to enjoy.
Day of the Dead Festival at Market Creek
On November 1, San Diego residents can take part in a Day of the Dead celebration by attending the day-long Day of the Dead Festival at the Market Creek Amphitheater. Throughout the day, local and international entertainment will take to the stage with music, dance, and more. The festival also includes traditional Mexican food, a display of over 150 lowrider cars, hands-on craft workshops, and arts and crafts sales and displays. More traditional Day of the Dead events, including a Catrina competition, Calaveritas, and a blessing by the Kumeyaay Nation, will also take place throughout the day.
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