17 Wellness Things to Do in San Diego in October

17 Wellness Things to Do in San Diego in October

Autumn has just arrived and festivals, fundraisers, and celebrations are popping up all over San Diego County this October. Join in on the fun with your community and celebrate Halloween, Dia de Los Muertos, the Libra new moon, and Aries full moon together!

autumn leaves child playing

All Month

Kids Free October

All month long kids ages 12 and under receive FREE admission with a paid adult to over 25 of San Diego’s museums, aquariums, gardens and attractions.

Sunday, October 3

Autumn Festival

Created by the House of China, this seasonal fest can be a wonderful day out with your family and friends! Offering live music, shows, food, and crafts, this event is full of fun and life!

International Cottages Balboa Park

Paddle for Clean Water

Volunteer or support this 29 year tradition in raising awareness about the ongoing battle for clean water and a healthy coastline! This event is offering breakfast for paddlers, live music and an epic prize drawing.

OB Pier

Wednesday, October 6

Plant Baes 

Are you a vegan, single, and ready to mingle? Come and meet local plant based singles while enjoying vegan food and ice breaker games.

Soul Shine, Mission Beach

Libra New Moon

Many yoga + wellness studios have special events and gatherings to celebrate the New Moon in Libra. Browse our Events calendar to find a gathering nearest you.

food and wine

Saturday, October 9

Taste of North Park Event

Calling all foodies to North Park’s favorite tasting festival! This event is a self-guided tour through 30+ restaurants all serving delicious meals to taste. There will also be live music and art along the route.

North Park, along
30th Street and University Avenue

Wednesday, October 13

A Taste of Coronado

 Walk, Bike or Trolley around town sampling Coronado’s finest restaurants! All proceeds from this event go to local organizations that support women and children in Coronado and San Diego!

Rotary Park & The Ferry Landing

Saturday, October 16th 

Birds, Bees, Flowers, and Trees

This wonderful event is a showcase for local artisans, non-profit organizations, small and/or family-owned businesses and other eco-friendly establishments. In addition to this amazing Marketplace, there will be entertainment, kids’ crafts and a free Flower Show!

Balboa Park

Sunday, October 17th 

Not So Scary Fall Festival

A hands- on interactive experience for kids, this event has fun craft making to live animal encounters. Join Nature Collective and County Parks rangers in a variety of family friendly experiences and nature walks.

San Dieguito County Park

full moon

Wednesday, October 20

Aries Full Moon

Welcome October’s Hunter’s Moon together with fellow San Diegans. Browse our Events calendar to find a full moon gathering near you.

Friday, October 22

SD County Food Vision 2030: The Annual Gathering

An inaugural, all day, all outdoors gathering featuring 15 breakout sessions exploring Food & Justice, Food & Climate Change, and Food & Resilience. Plus, Coastal Roots Farm tours, local food and complimentary childcare onsite.

Leichtag Commons, Encinitas

Saturday, October 23rd 

Body of Knowledge

A health and empowerment gathering for women, this event will celebrate, activate and provide healthy nourishment. There will also be a dive into topics around activism, feminine empowerment, and self expression.

1900 N Coast Hwy 101, Ste A, Encinitas 

Sunday, October 24th 

EOS Fitness Tour De Cove

Join CAF and EōS in unleashing your inner superhero with the 4.5 hour stationary cyclethon. This event is a fundraiser to help change lives through sport for people with permanent physical challenges.

CAF Center

Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge 

Join this Triathlon challenge in swimming, biking, and running! This fundraiser supports challenged athletes with grants for adaptive sports equipment, coaching, and competition expenses.


October 23rd- 24th

Rock n’ Roll Running Series

Bringing the fun to the run since 1998, Heineken 0.0 Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series San Diego is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Starting at Balboa Park and finishing in Downtown San Diego, you’ll explore up to eight well-known neighborhoods and experience an insider tour that even the locals rave about. 

October 27-November 3

Dia de Los Muertos

Embrace Mexican culture and celebrate the lives of your loved ones that have passed.  Immerse yourself in the traditional and authentic Mexican Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations throughout San Diego.

Sunday, October 31


Celebrate Halloween with your community by attending one of the many events happening in San Diego County. Check out our Events Calendar to find a Halloween celebration near you.

day of the dead

Looking for More Things To Do?

Browse our Events Calendar to find a wellness workshop or event near you. Have an event you’d like to share with our community? Fill out the Submit an Event form on our Events page!

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