There’s a lot happening in San Diego this week including the much-anticipated San Diego Beer Week and the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Take a look at our complete list below to see the top events happening in San Diego this week!
2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships
The Breeders’ Cup is essentially the Super Bowl or World Series of Thoroughbred racing. This weeklong festival and celebration includes a variety of activities, programs, 5k runs, concerts, galas, gold tournaments and more! The Breeders’ Cup has 13 races over two days, November 3rd and 4th where the world’s best Thoroughbreds compete for over $28 million in awards and purses. Over 100,000 fans are expected to attend the events while millions more will watch the the live nine-hour NBC broadcast.
Where: Del Mar Racetrack – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92104
When: November 3-4, 2017
San Diego Brewers Guild Festival
The 15th Annual San Diego Brewers Guild Festival is a two-day event with samples from over 60 local San Diego breweries taking place during San Diego Beer Week. The weekend event raises funds for the San Diego Brewers Guild as well as local charities. Try some of your favorite local breweries and find your next favorite beer with unlimited beer samples. San Diego is home to more than 150 breweries and has an international reputation for award-winning beers. The event will also showcase local craft beer-friendly restaurants, food trucks and live music. This is a great event for any craft beer lovers.
Where: Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier – 1000 N Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92132
When: Friday, November 3 from 6pm-9pm and Saturday, November 4 from 1-5pm.
Día De Los Muertos – Old Town San Diego’s Day of the Dead
One of San Diego’s Día De Los Muertos celebrations takes place in Old Town San Diego. Day of the Dead is one of the most important holidays celebrated by those in Mexico and other Latin American countries. This day celebrates the unity between life and death to offer hospitality to the spirits of loved ones who have passed. This cultural event includes a marketplace of goods, entertainment, food, a tour of altars, a candlelight procession, art, decorations, music and face painting! Bring your whole family to enjoy this once a year celebration.
Where: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park – 2613 San Diego Ave San Diego, CA 92110
When: October 28 – November 2, 2017
California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
The California American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival highlights current films from American Indian producers, actors, directors and filmmakers. This event is offering San Diego a look at some of the best films from American Indians working throughout Indian Country. This Southern California event takes place near one of the largest Indian reservations, which will draw a large crowd of tribal people, and near communities. The film festival will offer exclusive viewings and interactive dialogue and panel discussions after each screening.
Where: Pechanga Resort and Casino – 45000 Pechanga Pkwy, Temecula, CA 92592
When: November 2 – 4 2017
Viejas Outlet Center Ice Rink
Winter is coming! With that said, we’re excited to announce that the Viejas Outlets ice rink is scheduled to open November 4 through January 28. Get a head start on your holiday shopping and take a break by ice-skating outside under sparkly holiday lights listening to your favorite holiday tunes. Seasonal holiday drinks and snacks are also available when you’re ready to take a skate break. Southern California’s largest ice rink is a great experience for the whole family.
Where: Viejas Outlets – 5000 Willows Road Alpine, CA 91901
When: November 4, 2017 – January 28, 2018
Cost: $14 – $16
FallBack Festival – A Children’s Historic Street Faire
Presented by the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation, the 16th Annual Fallback festival is a family-friendly event where you travel back in time before iPhones and Xboxes. The festival takes you back to an old west town where you can pan for gold, ride ponies, listen to live entertainment, do crafts and more. Food and attractions are available for a fee.
Where: Gaslamp Museum at the Davis Horton House – 410 Island Ave San Diego, CA 92101
When: November 5, 2017 11:00am – 4:00pm
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
The Old Globe presents one of everyone’s favorite Christmas stories. This whimsical musical is based on the classic children’s book by Dr. Seuss. For the 20th year in a row, this beloved musical is back at the Old Globe and features the songs, “Santa for a Day,” “This Time of Year,” and “Fah Who Doraze” from Dr. Seuss’ original animated version. Enjoy this beloved tale with the whole family where you can warm your hearts and feel the magic of Christmas.
Where: The Old Globe Theatre – 1363 Old Globe Way San Diego, CA 92101
When: November 4 – December 24, 2017
More Fun Events in San Diego This Week:
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- San Diego Sights & Sips Happy Hour Helicopter Tour – Thru December 27, 2017
- The Zoo Story – Thru November 12, 2017
- “H2O Portrayals” An Art Exhibition – November 1-25, 2017
- Brett Michaels Live at the Belly Up! – November 1, 2017
- Steve Lemme & Kevin Heffernan – November 2-4, 2017
- Shop Under the Stars – November 2, 2017
- Gregory Porter – November 3, 2017
- Krug Dinner at Addison – November 3, 2017
- Tequila Tasting Featuring Pasote Tequila – November 3, 2017
- Bike the Coast – November 4, 2017
- The Color Run – November 4, 2017
- Tainted Love with DJ Scotto Live at the Belly Up! – November 4, 2017
- Celebration Run San Diego Hald Marathon & 10K – November 5, 2017
- Indigo Mystics Live at the Belly Up! – November 5, 2017
- Carlsbad Fall Village Faire – November 5, 2017
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