San Diego Calendar of Events – September 2022

San Diego Calendar of Events – September 2022

Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Through Sept. 5

Come “rock and roar” every day this summer with live music and other amazing entertainment experiences. There’s so much to do, see and hear at Nighttime Zoo – it’s a good thing summer hours are longer!

9am-9pm / San Diego Zoo

619-231-1515 /


Del Mar Racing

July 22-Sep. 11

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) hosts world-class thoroughbred horse racing, welcoming the industry’s top athletes to the Del Mar Racetrack.

See website for schedule. / 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.

858-755-1141 /


Boarded! A New Pirate Adventure – Sail & Play

Sept. 3

This hilarious interactive show puts visitors right in the middle of the pirate action. Participants will be sworn in as part of the ship crew, trained how to navigate, sword fight, bail water from a sinking ship, escape from the King’s Jail, swab the deck and other pirate skills. Performances are 90 minutes.

10:30am & 12:45pm / Maritime Museum of San Diego


Julian Grape Stomp Festa

Sept. 3

We are excited to be continuing the old-world tradition of kicking off your shoes, rolling up your pant legs and letting tons of blessed grapes squish beneath your feet! With local wineries offering sips to sample, a wide variety of food and shopping opportunities, great music and undoubtedly, a little extemporaneous dancing here and there, this will be a party to remember!

11am-5pm / Menghini Winery

760-765-1857 / San Diego Blues Festival

Sept. 10

This year’s 2022 lineup features returning headliner Billy F Gibbons with amazing national and local acts including: Southern Avenue, Phantom Blues Band with Curtis Salgado, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, Eddie 9v, Memphissippi Sounds, Ben Powell and the Taryn Donath Duo. Proceeds from this festival benefit the San Diego Food Bank.

11am-7pm / Embarcadero Marina Park North

858-863-5206 /


Movie at the Amphitheater

Sept. 10

The movie starts at dusk (arrive by 6pm) bring a chair or blanket to sit on! Tonight’s movie is “Raya and the Last Dragon”.

6-9:30pm / Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater, Oceanside

760-435-5551 /


The Gentlemen’s Gourmet

Sept. 10

An annual cooking competition and fundraising event hosted by the North County African American Women’s Association for our yearly Scholarship Awards. This year’s theme is “Cheers to 25 Years!”.

6-10pm / Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad

760-722-1534 /


San Diego Festival of the Arts

Sept. 10-11

This age 21 and up event is a prestigious juried festival, showcasing stunning works of painting, sculpture, photography, glass, jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber and mixed media from more than 150 world renowned artists. Ticket sales (starting at $13), a silent auction and wine and beer sales all benefit local adaptive sports programs supporting thousands of San Diegans with disabilities.

Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm / San Diego Surf Sports Park


9.11 Memorial Walk

Sept. 11

We walk together. We walk to remember. We walk to never forget. With Storyteller Ted Tomaszewicz.

6-9pm / Mary’s Donuts, Lakeside

619-561-1031 /


9-11 Remembrance Hike

Sept. 11

Brief ceremony before the community hike. We hope to join Fallbrook together in remembrance of the bravery of our first responders and the lives lost on 9-11.

7:30-11am / Monserate Mountain, Fallbrook


Luau for The Foundation for Senior Care

Sept. 15

The fall luau will be a Hawaiian themed event. Put on your lei, grass skirt or even your coconut bra to help raise funds for The Foundation for Senior Care.

5-9pm / 135 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook

760-723-7570 /


Casino di Piazza

Sept. 16

The evening will feature craft cocktails provided by the Little Italy Food Hall, light hors d’oeuvres, live music, Blackjack, Craps and Roulette under the stars. Dress to impress in your very best cocktail attire as you enjoy every detail carefully curated to give guests the most authentic Italian garden casino experience.

7-11pm / Piazza della Famiglia, Little Italy

619-233-3898 /


Lakeside Arena Rhythm ‘N’ Brews

Sept. 17

People from all over San Diego County will join us at the Arena to listen to live, local music from The Farmers, Sara Petite, Farm Truck, and Barbwire. Guests can expect dancing against a gorgeous September sunset, delicious food and local brews from BNS Brewery. Our two organizations host the best of Lakeside’s events to support our missions. Between the two, all proceeds from events go to support the youth and interests of the business, civic, and community of Lakeside.

4:30-9:30pm / Lakeside Arena: 12584 Mapleview St.

619-561-1031 /


Taste of Gaslamp

Sept. 17

A scrumptious self-guided foodie tour that has become a staple for locals and tourists alike who flock to the Quarter to indulge in a culinary adventure stopping at 20+ restaurants across 16 square city blocks. For guests twenty-one and older, the Taste of Gaslamp Beer Garden by Karl Strauss offers up the ideal stop along the self-guided tour to indulge in three complementary beer tastings at the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation’s Davis-Horton House Park.

1-4pm / Downtown San Diego

619-233-5227 /


Amps & Ales

Sept. 17

The day promises to be filled with brews, bites, and beats as attendees stroll along Third Avenue tasting the best of the best from over 30 local breweries, distilleries and wineries, live music and local food vendors.

12-4pm / Third Avenue, Downtown Chula Vista

619-615-1092 /


San Diego Zoo Food, Wine and Brew Celebration

Sept. 17

The party is wild, the bites and sips are delicious! At this one-of-a-kind tasting event, Southern California’s best food, wine, and beer are mixed with live entertainment and dancing. Come nose-to-nose with wildlife at various locations throughout the night!

6:30-10pm / San Diego Zoo

619-718-3000 /


Coastal Cleanup Day

Sept. 17

Join an army of socially-distanced Volunteer Environmental Champions to clean up litter and debris in your corner of San Diego County. Thousands of small efforts will help prevent TONS of litter from entering our creeks, bays and the ocean! Here at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, we’re coordinating to clean-up the San Dieguito River and basin along the proximity of the property.

6am-6pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds

858-755-1161 /


Oceanside Harbor Days

Sept. 17-18

Two event filled days of sun, sand, and surf provide an outstanding opportunity for residents and neighbors to experience fun activities such as a costume party for kids 12 and under at Capt’n Junebug’s Kids Zone where they’ll meet local pirates and mermaids. Other activities include Arts, Crafts and Food booth areas, Military, Public Safety displays, live music, a beer garden and more!

9am-5pm / Oceanside Harbor

760-722-1534 /


Fairways 4 Veterans Golf Tournament

Sept. 19

Honor our military heroes and help raise funds to house wounded veterans in need. 19th hole reception at 5pm.

9:30am / Shadowridge Golf Club, Vista


La Mesa Movie in the Park

Sept. 23

Tonight’s movie is “Soul”. A New York jazz pianist find himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife. Games and vendors will be at the park entrance before the movie starts.

Sunset / La Mesita Park

619-463-6611 /


Fall Health Fair

Sept. 24

Join us at this annual event which features vendors specializing in the health field.  Booths include providers from the health, wellness, insurance, and lifestyle industries.  Free health screenings, and live, interactive demonstrations throughout the promenade area of Parkway Plaza.

10am-2pm / Parkway Plaza, El Cajon


Shop & Dine La Mesa

Sept. 24

Come out and meet these small business owners in the Lake Murray area of La Mesa and have fun, win prizes and meet some of our local small businesses that are looking forward to meeting you!

11am-4pm / The Marketplace at Lake Murray Village


San Diego Spirits Festival

Sept. 24-25

Unlimited cocktails from over 60 brands, live music and entertainment, access to MCASD’s galleries and more. The two-day Signature Event is set to delight everyone’s palate and promises to be a feast for ALL your senses, with a weekend of unlimited tantalizing sips as you reconnect with brands you know, and discover new ones from over 65 brands from High end Spirits to ready to drink cocktails and seltzers.

3-7pm / Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla

858-551-1605 /


ArtWalk Carlsbad

Sept. 24-25

Locals and visitors will peruse the art oasis featuring a wide array of artistic mediums including painting, sculpture, glasswork, fine jewelry, photography, and more. Guests of all ages are welcome to enjoy the interactive art experiences and KidsWalk, a family-friendly interactive art area. In addition to the abundance of artwork, ArtWalk Carlsbad will feature live entertainment from local bands and musicians, a beer and wine pavilion and bites from street food vendors highlighting different cuisines.

Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm / Armada Drive

619-615-1090 /


CRSSD Festival

Sept. 24-25

A two-day electronic music festival at the 12 acre San Diego Waterfront Park featuring three stages and 36+ performers. In addition to the music, the festival will offer craft beer, mixed drinks, food, and more.

San Diego County Waterfront Park


San Diego Restaurant Week

Sept. 25-Oct. 2

San Diego Restaurant Week, hosted by the California Restaurant Association, returns with over 100 restaurants across 30+ neighborhoods for eight days of dining. Guests can enjoy two-course lunches for $10, $15, $20, and $25 and three-course dinners for $20, $30, $40, and $50, depending on the restaurant’s price points.


Gaslight Steampunk Expo

Sept. 29-Oct. 2

A three and a half day event held annually by a group of dedicated enthusiasts and volunteers who have a passion for science fiction, the Victorian era, Maker ingenuity, and a flair for costumes. Our theme for our 2022 event will be Haunted Holidays.

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley


Movies in the Moonlight

Sept. 30

Tonight’s movie is “The Bad Guys”. Don’t forget your chair, blanket, and snacks!

5-10pm / Escaya Park, Chula Vista