The Scream Zone at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Yep, it’s back and this year with Zombie Paintball.
Paranormal Investigation Tours and Gaslamp Ghost Tours from the Gaslamp Museum. Ghosts roam the Gaslamp area and this tour will show you where.
Savage House in La Mesa. New this year and I totally appreciate the scary backstory (read the blurb on the website). They even have a scary characters museum, which I might actually be able to visit without losing my mind!
And for a few notable haunted areas just outside San Diego:
Here are 10 fun things to do in San Diego this weekend (September 28 and 29, 2013):
Enjoy community at the Bonitafest 2013 on Saturday. The annual Bonita shindig is in its 41st year and still going strong with food, activities and performances.
Exhibits. Opening this weekend: An Exhibition of Fine Art at Cabrillo National Monument. Closing this weekend: Car Toys at San Diego Automotive Museum and The Harp at Museum of Making Music (Closing Monday).
Get in free to Cabrillo Monument for National Public Lands Day on Saturday. The Cabrillo Commemorative Ceremony is happening later in the day so stick around to celebrate Cabrillo’s landing in San Diego.
Walk the Adams Avenue Street Fair on Saturday and Sunday. This is one of the largest free street fairs in California and here’s why: 90 musical acts, 4 beer gardens, over 300 vendors and giant carnival rides.
Have fun at the San Diego Tour de Fat on Saturday. Three words sum up the Golden Hill event: Beer, Bikes and Bemusement. You in?
Celebrate San Diego’s New Central Library with the Grand Opening Celebration and Sneak Peek. Yes, it’s finally open! And they’ll have a great dedication ceremony, activities and (of course) a chance to see the new building! Woohoo!
Eat up at the El Cajon Oktoberfest all weekend long. If you love traditional German food, you’re in for a treat at this celebration.
Chat with some artists at the Carlsbad Art Splash. The Saturday and Sunday event features performances and artists creating art on site. The chalk art will be amazing!
Play around at the Kids Free in October: Museum Mashup Party. October will be great for families: kids are free to many museums in San Diego. This kickoff party with activities, projects and performances will get October started right! It’s happening on Sunday.
Get in costume for the 11th Annual Vista Viking Festival all weekend. For those fantasy lovers in all of us, this is your event! Or if you love people watching while eating some grub and buying some crafty pieces, you will like it too…
Here are 10 fun things to do in San Diego this weekend (September 14 and 15, 2013):
Check out some great art and artists at the Coronado Art Walk. Happening at the Coronado Ferry Landing, the event will feature activities, entertainment and lots of creative expression all weekend long.
Have some fun at the South Bay Pride 2013. The Saturday schedule includes music, entertainment, art, dancing, fun, wine and more at Bayfront Park in Chula Vista.
Cruise the San Diego Bayfair today thru Sunday. If you like boats, sun and beer, you’ll have fun at this cool event.
Meander through the Santee Bluegrass Festival. Music, activities, food and drinks. We think that makes it the place to be on Saturday!
Fill up at the Latin Food Fest thru Sunday. With the 14 events that started yesterday, there’s something for everyone. If it’s all sold out before you get your chance, get started on San Diego Restaurant Week 2013! It starts Sunday and goes thru the 20th.
Join the House of Finland for their Lawn Program on Sunday. The International Cottages will be filled with lively dance and music.
Party in Old Town for Mexican Independence Day. For the Fiesta Patrias, there will be music, games, activities and food on Sunday. Be sure to check out the Junipero Serra Museum while you’re there for their fun activities!
Get active on Saturday at the Total Health Fest in Liberty Station. The family-friendly fest gets your body moving with activity stations, and you might learn a thing or two while you’re there.
Fall is many things to many people. Football. School. Sweaters. Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Here in San Diego, the unofficial Fall season has started and while temperatures may not have dropped, the season can (and will!) be just as enjoyable. Here are ways to enjoy Fall this year:
Take a harbor cruise.
Julian! Pick some apples and most importantly, eat some pie.
Cheer on the Chargers.
Visit the Whaley House.
Go to a farmer’s market for seasonal produce.
Bake a pie.
Try some interesting fitness classes. Check back on Thursday for 5 fun ones to try!
Sip a pumpkin spice latte…I had to include it…
Go to a high school football game. This season is so great.
Have a bonfire.
Find a pumpkin patch.
Hike. The weather will cool soon and once it does, hiking is fabulous.
Pretend you’re Lucy Ricardo at the Julian Grape Stomp Festa on Saturday. If you don’t want to get your toes dirty, enjoy the wine tastings, food and entertainment. Or if you’re closer to North County, Escondido hosts their annual Grape Day Festival and Parade (and 5k Race).
Walk around the San Diego Quilt Show today and tomorrow at the San Diego Convention Center. Quilts, classes and exhibits await you.
Now that Summer is dwindling and the seasons are changing (maybe not for us…), museums and their exhibits will change too. September is the month to see great art, toys, harps and more before they leave us for good, and maybe see a couple new exhibits opening too! Here are 17 exhibits to see in September in San Diego:
Viva el Mariachi Femenil!, Women’s Museum of California. Learn about the history of women mariachis and women groups with this exhibit. Opens September 6th.
A VALYA Retrospective, Visions Art Museum. See the career work of the fiber artist, VALYA. Felting opens at the same time! Opens September 6th.
MENAGERIE, Mingei International Museum. This exhibit includes great art incorporating animals from many different periods and cultures. Closes September 8th.
Matthew Cusick, Lux Art Institute. So excited about this exhibit: Cusick creates pictures by using thread from interesting sources like textbooks and maps. Opens September 8th.
Arnold Newman: Masterclass, San Diego Museum of Art. If you love black and white photography, you must go before it closes this weekend.
TRASH, The New Children’s Museum. If you want to see different artists using trash in new ways, visit this exhibit before it closes on the 9th.
16th Annual Galaxy of Glass, Fallbrook Art Center. See glass sculptures, vessels, jewelry and more. And buy some of the pieces too! Opens September 8th.
Landscapes Rediscovered, San Diego History Center. You know you love San Dieo’s beautiful landscape. Admire it in art by famous San Diego artists of the Depression era. Closes September 10th.
Beyond the Book II and First Impressions, University of San Diego. USD’s art galleries are pretty amazing. Come see why with two exhibits that showcase their print collection in different ways. Opens September 12th.
Looking for Things: Jay Johnson, Oceanside Museum of Art. Johnson is an eclectic artist who works with reclaimed pieces in interesting ways. Closes September 15th. While you’re there, Volcanos and Full Moons closes this month too.
A Sweet Life, San Diego History Center. Learn about San Diego’s history in the candy business…sweet! Opens September 6th.