San Diego Events Calendar: September to October 2018


US Sand SculptingAugust 31-Sept. 3
U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition

World master sand sculptors come from Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands and Canada, Latvia, Russia and elsewhere to challenge the best in the U.S. at this annual event that American Express ranks as one of the Top 20 Must-See Seaside Festivals in the World.


KGB Sky ShowSept. 8
KGB Sky Show

This beautiful production blends lighting, video, and special effects to enhance the fireworks display following an exciting SDSU football game.



Fleeet Week San DiegoOct. 20–28
Fleet Week San Diego

Celebrating its 83rd anniversary this year, Fleet Week is an annual event that honors and celebrates the men and women of the military.



Burgers and Beer - San Diego ReaderSept. 8
Burgers & Beers

Try gourmet burgers from more than 30 of the San Diego’s best restaurants as they compete to win the “Best Burger” award.



La Mesa Village OktoberfestSept. 28–30
La Mesa Oktoberfest

Enjoy hundreds of exhibitors, family friendly activities, German food, music, dancing, games and of course beer in charming downtown La Mesa.



Adams Avenue Street Fair
Sept. 29–30
Adams Avenue Street Fair

The 37th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair – featuring 80 musical acts on six stages, carnival rides, festival foods and 300 arts and crafts booths.




Scream Zone at the Del Mar FairgroundsSept. 29–Oct. 31
The Scream Zone at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

Try not to lose your mind at one of the goriest, scariest, and screaming-est fright fests in Southern California.



MCRD Bootcamp ChallengeOct. 14
MCRD Bootcamp Challenge

Try your hand at obstacles used only by Marine recruits. More than 60 USMC Drill Instructors will provide direction and encouragement.