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Live in or planning a visit to the San Diego area? Looking for some fun things to do there in October? Then please check out this Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues at First American Title:

Oktoberfest in El Cajon | Sept. 28-30 & Oct. 5-7 | 1017 South Mollison Avenue

German culture, including entertainment provided by our popular band Guggenbach-Buam. Enjoy folk dances, games, and contests, vendor booths and craft stands, and let your youngsters go crazy in the Kids’ Zone! For more information: www.germanclubsandiego.org

Gaslight Steampunk Expo | Oct. 5-7  Town & Country Resort Hotel

A weekend of interactive maker workshops, special presentations, vendors, tea pot racing, tea dueling, fashion shows, games, music, movies and more. For more information: www.gaslightexpo.org

Trolley Dances | Oct. 5-7 from 10am-3pm | Hazard Center Trolley Station - Starting Point

Hop on and off the trolley on a guided tour to see 6 dances created in unique public spaces. For more information: 619-225-1803 | www.sandiegodancetheater.org

Pacific BeachFest | Oct. 6 from 8am-7pm | Pacific Beach Boardwalk

Fish taco contest, surf competition, beach volleyball, craft beer, kids activities and music! For more information: www.pacificbeachfest.org

Carlsbad Oktoberfest | Oct. 6 from 12-10pm | Holiday Park

The Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest, a fall tradition, will bring thousands of people to enjoy German food (and beer!), live music, and entertainment for children. For more information: www.rotaryoktoberfest.org

Good Food Community Fair | Oct. 6 from 11am-4pm | World Beat Center, San Diego

Culinary demos, family-friendly activities, expert panel discussions, garden activities, and of course...food! For more information: www.slowfoodurbansandiego.org

Solo Italiano - Dinner in Rosso | Oct. 6 from 5-10pm | Piazza della Famiglia, Little Italy

A one-of-a-kind curated dining experience featuring flowing Italian food all evening, sips of Italian beverages, live entertainment, an Italian fashion show, an exotic car show, Gesso Italiano and interactive performances. For more information: 619-233-3898 | www.littleitalysd.com

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival | Oct. 6-7 from 10am-6pm | Girard Avenue & Prospect Street

Combines the best parts of the chic coastal town of La Jolla for a weekend of fine art, delectable wines, craft beers, scrumptious food, and live music. For more information: www.ljawf.com

Maker Faire San Diego | Oct. 6-7 from 10am-6pm | Balboa Park

A celebration of technology, arts, crafts, science, many more projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. Over 250 local and regional makers display their creations. For more information: www.sdmakerfaire.org

Taste of Rancho Santa Fe | Oct. 7 from 4-7pm | The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

Over 500 guests will enjoy an incredible feast from more than 40 vendors featuring Rancho Santa Fe’s and beyond most celebrated restaurants, Napa Valley and Sonoma wineries, breweries and other beverage vendors! For more information: 858-756-1131 | www.tasteofrsf.org

A Taste of Coronado | Oct. 10 from 5-9pm | Orange Avenue

Take a culinary trip around the world sampling from our local bistros. Meander along Orange Avenue or take a ride on the complimentary trolley. For more information: www.atasteofcoronado.com

San Diego International Film Festival | Oct. 10-14

A totally unique film experience; including world premieres, never before seen studio releases, the best in independent filmmaking and a full schedule of glamorous parties and intimate events with filmmakers. For more information: 619-818-2221 | www.sdfilmfest.com

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest | Oct. 12-13 - Fri 3-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm | Ocean Beach Pier

Eclectic, beachside festival with a variety of exciting activities, contests and entertainment. Beer garden and live music. For more information: www.oboktoberfest.com

Fashion Week San Diego | Oct. 12-14 | LUX Art Institute, Encinitas

We are bringing new designers from around the world to show their never seen before collections on the FWSD Runway. For more information: www.fashionweeksd.com

Polish Festival | Oct. 12-14 | St. Maximilian Kolbe Polish Roman Catholic Mission

A wonderful cultural celebration in Pacific Beach all about Polish culture, traditions and cuisine. For more information: 858-272-7655 | www.polishmission.org

Carmel Valley Trail 5K, 10K and 15K | Oct. 13 from 6-10:30am | Torrey Highlands Community Park

Participants, regardless of distance, will experience one of the hillier courses you will find without heading to the mountains. For more information: www.enduranceraceseries.com/carmel-valley

Row for the Cure | Oct. 13 from 7am-12pm | North Ski Beach, Mission Bay

Grab your oars and paddles to row your way through a 4.5 kilometer course through Mission Bay. Benefit Susan G. Komen San Diego. For more information: 858-573-2760 | www.komensandiego.org/row

Ladies at the Lake Fall Market | Oct. 13 from 9am-2pm | Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

There will be a variety of vendors with uniquely selected items. HUGE raffle, Food, Spa Services and More! For more information: 619-258-4759 | www.santeelakes.com

Taste of North Park | Oct. 13 from 11am-3pm | University Ave & 30th St

Enjoy 50+ food tastes from some of San Diego’s best restaurants and craft beer samples from 15 local brewers. For more information: 619-294-2501 | www.northparkmainstreet.com

Latin American Art Fair | Oct. 13-14 from 11am-6pm | Bread & Salt, San Diego

Outdoor exhibits, painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking as well as folk art, crafts, performance and culinary arts of Latin America. For more information: 619-752-6118 | www.latinamericanartfairsd.com

HauntFest on Main | Oct. 19 from 5-10pm | Downtown El Cajon

A pumpkin patch, costume contest, kidz zone, rides, car show, entertainment and more! For more information: www.hauntfest.org

Borrego Days Desert Festival | Oct. 19-21 - Borrego Days Parade at 10am on Friday | Christmas Circle Community Park

Inspiring art, entertainment, delicious food and drink, and so much more! For more information: 760-767-5555 | www.borregodays.com

Ye Scallywag! Festival | Oct. 20 from 12-9pm | Waterfront Park, San Diego

Music, food and craft beer festival. Live music featuring Rancid, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Hepcat, Less Than Jake, and The Interrupters. For more information: www.scallywagsd.com

Monster Dash and Bash | Oct. 20 from 7-11am | Palomar College, San Marcos

Beer garden, food trucks, costume contest, silent auction and medal ceremony. For more information: 760-744-1150 x2732 | www.palomar.edu

La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary Dia de los Muertos | Oct. 20 from 2-10pm | 3191 Orange Street, National City

World renown programs of music, folk dancing, entertainment, food and hand-crafted items. For more information: www.lavistamemorialpark.com

Bulls of Sant’Agata Charge Little Italy | Oct. 20 from 6-11pm | India St & W Fir St

40 classic and rare “Italian bulls,” better known as Lamborghinis. Souped up rides and musical entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. For more information: www.littleitalysd.com

San Diego Kids Expo & Fair | Oct. 20-21 from 10am-5pm | Del Mar Fairgrounds

Expect to see 150 local and national companies that have products and services catered to kids and families. The inflatable Playland is the place for them, filled with lots of jumpies, mini Xorbing Balls and an obstacle course! For more information: 619-269-9441 | www.sandiegokidsexpo.com

Escondido Grand Avenue Festival | Oct. 21 from 9am-5pm | Grand between Center City & Ivy

Live entertainment, over 400 vendors, children’s rides and activities, and food from around the world. For more information: www.escondido.org

YMCA of San Diego County Tour de Cove | Oct. 21 from 9am-1:30pm | Ellen Browning Scripps Park

Join Challenged Athletes Foundation at beautiful La Jolla Cove for a fun and sweat-drenching 4.5 hour stationary cycling marathon with 100 riders and over 50 challenged athletes. For more information: 858-866-0959 | www.challengedathletes.org

Craft Classic Half Marathon & 5K | Oct. 21 from 6:30am-12pm | 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd.

A unique San Diego course with sweeping views, challenging hills and a delicious craft beer reward at the finish line at Green Flash Brewing Co For more information: www.craftclassic.com/san-diego

Fleet Week San Diego | Oct. 22-28

Honors and celebrates the men and women of the military through events that entertain and alliances that thank and support these heroes. For more information: 619-858-1545 | www.fleetweeksandiego.org

American Rose Society National Convention | Oct. 25-29 | Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center

“Fiesta of Roses” Special events featured will be a Reception, Rose Show, Bus Tour to Rose Gardens, Special Guests, Educational Lectures, Auction, Awards Banquet, plus District Meetings & Breakfast. For more information: www.fiestaofroses.org

Trick-or-Treat on India Street | Oct. 26 from 5:30-7:30pm | Little Italy

This fun and safe Halloween event makes it possible for urban families to enjoy authentic trick-or-treating fun as Little Italy businesses along historic India Street open their doors to give out candy and Halloween treats. For more information: www.littleitalysd.com

San Diego Monster Bash | Oct. 27 from 6pm-Midnight | Gaslamp Quarter

Six blocks in the East Village will transform right before your eyes as the WCKD Village comes to life. For more information: www.wckdvillage.com

San Diego Pet Con| Oct. 27 from 10am-6pm | De Mar Fairgrounds

Four-legged friends can receive “spa treatments” from local groomers, sample delicious treats and try on the latest in furry fashions; their humans will enjoy interacting with top trainers and learning pet-care tips from animal welfare organizations. For more information: www.sandiegopetcon.com

Encinitas Dia de los Muertos | Oct. 27 from 10am-5pm | Encinitas Community Center

Celebrate life with live performances, art-making workshops, a student art exhibit, artist demos, food trucks and more. For more information: www.encinitasarts.org

North Park Day of the Dead Festival | Oct. 27 from 11am-5pm | Ray Street, San Diego

Mexican-themed artisanal crafter purveyors from throughout the US, popular food trucks with a regional foodie-following, and a select choice of beer, mezcal, and tequila vendors in our spirit cantina. For more information: www.dayofthedeadfestivalnorthpark.com

Balboa Park Halloween Family Day | Oct. 27 from 11am-4pm|/ Balboa Park

Over two dozen participating museums and cultural attractions present free crafts for kids, costume parades and contests, and tons of spooky surprises. For more information: www.balboaparkconservancy.org

Oceanside Dia de los Muertos | Oct. 28 from 10am-4pm | Mission San Luis Rey

Free family-friendly event with entertainment, carnival rides, altar displays and a classic car show! For more information: 760-757-3651 | www.mslrdiadelosmuertos.com

Trick or Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run | Oct. 28 from 8-11:30am | Morley Field, San Diego

Costumes encouraged! Pumpkin decorating and a Pumpkin sprint are also part of the fun activities. For more information: www.friendsofroosevelt.org/tot

Fallbrook Harvest Faire | Oct. 28 from 9am-4pm | Main Avenue

An autumn themed faire of handmade crafts, local foods & treats, petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin contests, and scarecrows on display. For more information: www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

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