San Diego Wellness Events: October 2023

So many reasons to join together in community this month including hike-a-thon, halloween-themed wellness workshops, wellness festivals and more! Here’s what’s on in San Diego events:

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All Month Long

In the month of October, kids can get free entry to over 50+ museums, parks + more, plus get discounts at restaurants, hotels and other locations.

Various Locations

Experience nature unplugged and raise funds to support organizations and communities in need simply by hiking! Just track your miles via your fitness tracking app + you can also earn Fjallraven gear, too. San Diego Parks is also holding free group guided hikes in partnership with the Hike-a-Thon throughout October.

Various Locations

Sunday, October 1 

Join a free yoga class, paddle around the OB Pier + help raise awareness of the ongoing battle for clean water + a healthy coastline.

Surfrider San Diego, OB Pier

Monday, October 2 

Mix and mingle with fellow wellness practitioners, lightworkers and entrepreneurs. Grow your referral list and make valuable connections for partnership and collaboration!

Locally Well San Diego x California Institute for Human Sciences, Encinitas

Saturday, October 7 

Join the Urban Restoration Counseling Center for family fun activities about mental health issues that impact communities of color and raise money for Therapy for ALL.

Kimball Park, National City

Enjoy vegan delights at this First Friday Night Market!

Grossmont Center, La Mesa

Join an afternoon Yoga Fit class with Elyssa Swann, where you’ll move through a vinyasa like flow, but with added repetitions, core work and mobility drills. You’ll finish class with deep stretches and an extended savasana. After class, stay for refreshments and community hangout. Drinks and snacks included in the ticket.

Yoga Haven SD, Point Loma

Sunday, October 8

Discover hoots + howls at this nature-themed Halloween Family Day and discover that creepy crawly creatures are not-so-scary after all! 

San Dieguito County Park, Del Mar

Monday, October 9

Humans have called the San Diego region home for millennia, albeit by many different names. Stop by the Miramar campus and honor and celebrate the First Nations and Indigenous People who have and still do inhabit this land. Come enjoy a live performance by the Soaring Eagles of Southern California! 

San Diego Miramar College

Friday, October 13

Fright for Future is a haunted event of “true terrors” bringing scary issues such as climate change, pollution, and animal rights to light this Halloween! There will be several haunted attractions within the maze that are both scary and educational. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Centro Cultural de la Raza, Balboa Park

Dress up in your Witch or Warlock Costume and Paddle with SUP Pups and Sunchasers SUP. Plus, the Animal Pad is bringing some adoptable pups too!

SUP Pups, Liberty Station

Saturday, October 14

New Moon

Check out our Events page to find a new moon celebration nearest you.

Sunday, October 15

Gather for a silent disco hike into nature followed by a destination guided yoga class and wrapping up the event dancing to some funky tunes from a local San Diego DJ. Come meet some incredible humans and enjoy the beauty of San Diego’s great outdoors!

Land and Sea Adventures, Location TBA

Saturday, October 21 

This full-day wellness + arts festival features 30+ workshops, movement classes, healing services, good food + more. 

Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla

Step into a portal of illumination designed to open your heart, expand your awareness and connect with your ancestors and their wisdom. We’ll begin with a warm cacao beverage infused with ethically-sourced blue lotus, a flower with medicinal and psychoactive properties that has been used since ancient times for its third eye stimulating potential and gently relaxing properties. You’ll enjoy an hour of multidimensional vibrations with multiple instruments for a shamanic sound journey intended to bridge earth and spirit and close with a cosmic campfire ceremony.

Sojourn Healing Collective, Golden Hill

Are you curious about working with plants? In this workshop you’ll be getting familiar with some of them and creating our own potions. You will get to go home with two potions of your creating — Vibrational Oil with crystals & herbs and Bath Salt with flowers, herbs, and essential oils

Trilogy Sanctuary, La Jolla

Tuesday, October 24

This fall friendraiser event will be a festive party featuring food and drinks, live music, storytelling and games, and a magnificent garden art installation, “Growing with Art”, by talented local artist Ami Young. This event is in observance of National Food Day (10/24/23), and will be a celebration of two things: community members who support equitable good food access in San Diego, and ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of operating the People’s Produce Mobile Farmers Market!

Mt Hope Community Garden

Friday, October 27

Full Moon 

Many studios and centers are hosting special Full Moon events – check out our Events calendar to see what’s on.

Friday, October 28

Don your best witches gear + paddle with the coven in Oceanside. Details coming soon!

Bliss Tea + Treats, Oceanside

Looking for More San Diego Events?

Browse our Events Calendar to find San Diego wellness events, workshops and festivals near you.

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