Event Date

Event Description




Nov. 1

Fall Back Festival

A children’s historic street fair with wagon rides, gold panning, contest, a Wild West Show and free hot dogs for kids.

11 am-4 pm

5th and Island Ave., San Diego


Oct. 13-Nov. 8

The Lion King

Musical presentation with a cast of over 40 actors.

Tues.-Wed.: 7 pm, Thurs.: 7:30 pm, Fri.-Sat.: 8 pm, Sat. matinee: 2 pm, Sun.: 1 and 6:30 pm

Civic Theatre, B St. And Third Ave., San Diego


Nov. 1

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Traditional offerings, live music, international food court and local artisan crafts for sale.

10 am-4 pm

Mission San Luis Rey, 4050 Mission Ave., Oceanside

Free admission

Nov. 1

4S Ranch Fall Festival

Arts and Crafts booths, live music, Kiddieland, international cuisine and health screenings.

10 am-4 pm

Camino del Norte at Dove Cyn. Rd., San Diego

Free admission

Nov. 6-7

Breakfast at the Fire Station

All proceeds benefit families in need.

7-10:30 am

Santee Fire Station, 8950 Cottonwood, Santee

Adults: $4, Seniors and Children: $3

Nov. 8

Family Day Book-a-Palooza at the San Diego Jewish Book Fair

Presentations by famous authors, a tea party with the newest American Girl doll and take part in art projects.

12-4 pm

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Dr., La Jolla


Nov. 14

Native American Heritage Day

Mask making, storytelling, basket weaving, games and live music.

12-4 pm

Golden Hill Community Park, 25th and Ross St., San Diego


Nov. 14

Grand Opening of the Seahorse Exhibit

Learn more about seahorses, and visit the babies in the seahorse nursery.

9 am-5 pm

2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla


Nov. 14

Craft of the Week: Pine Cone Turkey Craft

10:30 am

Cardiff-by-the-Sea Branch Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave., Cardiff-by-the-Sea


Nov. 14

Mark Twain Day at the Escondido Children’s Museum

Butter churning, fence whitewashing and more.

1 pm

380 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido

Free with $5 admission

Nov. 20

Dinner with the Dogs

Tour the Rancho Coastal Humane Society, enjoy a special meal and make crafts. For ages 5 and older.

4-5:30 pm

389 Requeza St., Encinitas

$15, reservations required

Nov. 20

Holiday Lighting Celebration

Come see the 20-ft. Tall tree light up, enjoy kids craft projects, live entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides, cookie decorating, Santa and ice skating.

5:30-8:30 pm

Santee Trolley Square, 9884 Mission Geoarge Rd., Santee

Free; Ice skating is $3 per session

Nov. 21

Block Builders

New, hands-on exhibit opens today with thousands of wooden KEVA planks.

9:30 am-5 pm

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park, 1875 El Prado, San Diego


Nov. 22

Entomology-Insects are Our Friends

Family hike in the woods, nature craft, scavenger hunt and more.

1:30-4 pm

Camp Fire USA-SDI, 3101 Balbao Dr., Balboa Park

$15 adult/child pair

Nov. 22

Mother Goose Parade

Floats, balloons, marching bands, and performing artists.

10 am

Magnolia and Main St., El Cajon


Nov. 28

Surfing Santa at Seaport Village

Arts and Craft projects for kids, free LED light exchange, stilt walkers and live music.

1 pm

Seaport Village, West Harbor Dr. And pacific Hwy., San Diego


November 2009 Family Events in San Diego