November 5, Light the Night
Each year, in communities all across the United States and Canada, teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and national corporations come together to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk events and bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers. Walk Distance: 2 miles. The Walk is done at a leisurely pace and takes less than an hour to complete.
Time: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar
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November 5-6, Bike the Coast
Bike the Coast is a cycling event which offers opportunities for everyone from the beginner or junior rider up to the more serious regular rider to enjoy the coast and hills of North County.  Choose from a 7-mile ride, a 15-mile ride, or a 25-mile ride.
Time: Fri. – Noon – 8:00 pm / Sat. 6:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: North Pier Area, Oceanside
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November 6, Curie’s 23nd Annual Holiday Craft Fair
One of the largest holiday craft fairs in San Diego, drawing thousands of visitors, and is extremely popular with crafters from all over the state. Entertainment for the whole family includes over 100 booths of handmade art and craft items, a Kid’s Corner, bake sale, food booths, 26 silent auction baskets and an opportunity drawing. Free parking.

Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Marie Curie Elementary School, 4080 Governor Dr.
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November 6, Annual East County Cruisers
Car Show & Toy Drive
New & classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, trucks, and motocycles!  Trophies, raffle prizes, free games, music, vendors, food & fun!
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Bates Nut Farm, 15954 Woods Valley Rd., Valley Center
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November 6-7, Escondido Renaissance Faire
The age of chivalry will be recreated among the wonders of nature in an idealic setting.  Travel back to the 16th century and the glories of the reign of Elizabeth the First.  Activities usually include battle pageants, music in the streets, jugglers and hundreds of costumed re-enactors performing in the giant outdoor play.
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Felicita County Park, 742 Clarence Lane
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November 7, Komen Race for the Cure®
Proceeds from this 5K run/walk will fund breast cancer education, screenings, and treatment programs in San Diego County as well as national research for the prevention of breast cancer. Includes post-event activities at the park.

5:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Balboa Park, 6th Ave. & Palm St.
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November 10, Taste of Coronado
Take a culinary trip around the world one bite at a time: handmade gelataos, wines, barbeque, spicy Thai, traditional Irish Pub grub, Mexican fare, and fresh seafood.  Tickets are $35 in advance.  Stroll lazily along Orange Avenue or let the trolley deliver you to your next mouth-watering destination.
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Various locations, refer to website
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November 11, Annual San Diego Veteran’s Day Parade
This parade is held in admiration of veterans of past wars and to give a salute of recognition and honor to our military men and women of today who strive to keep our country safe. Several events are scheduled.
Time: Parade begins at 11:00 am
Location: Downtown, Cedar Street and Pacific Hwy.
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November 11-14, Annual Dixon Lake Trout Derby
A fun-filled event for anglers of all ages! Many ways to win great prizes. The only cost to enter the derby is that each fisherman must purchase a daily permit, normally required to fish the lake anyway, plus adults 16 and over must also have a California Fishing License.

6:00 am – 4:45 pm
Location: Dixon Lake, 1700 North La Honda Dr., Escondido
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November 13, Del Mar Mud Run
5K course with multiple mudpits and challenging military-style obstacles that include tunnel crawls, tire obstacles, cargo net crawls and jump walls.  Registration is limited to the first 5,000.
Time: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Del Mar Fairgounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar
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November 17-21, Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
This is Southern California’s largest wine and culinary event with 170 world-class wineries and spirit producers, 70 of San Diego’s top chefs, celebrity chefs, cooking & wine tasting classes, Big Bottle Auction, and much more!
Time: Refer to website for schedule
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park North
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November 19, City of Santee Holiday Lighting Celebration
A special evening that includes entertainment by The Corvettes, free kids’ holiday crafts, horse drawn carriage rides, photos with Santa, skating rink attraction, lighting ceremony and fireworks!
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Santee Trolley Square, 9884 Mission Gorge Rd., Santee
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November 20, Annual Toys for Tots Motorcycle Benefit Ride
The Toys for Tots ride will depart the Oceanside Harbor parking lot and end at Casino Pauma.  Bring $10 and a new unwrapped toy.  Lunch will be provided by Casino Pauma.  There will also be prize drawings and a drill team show.  Oceanside Police escorted ride departs at 11:20 am.  The ride benefits the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.
Time: Meet at 9:00 am
Location: Oceanside Harbor Parking Lot #1
For more information call 760-479-9450

November 21, 64th Annual Mother Goose Parade
The Mother Goose Parade is the largest, single-day event in San Diego County and one of the biggest parades of its kind in the United States.  Generally there are over 100 entries featuring clowns, floats, bands, equestrians, giant balloons, and Santa Claus.
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Magnolia Ave & Main St., El Cajon
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November 21, Encinitas Street Faire & Fall Festival
400 unique booths featuring arts & crafts, antiques, clothing, items from around the world, and more.  The Fall Faire also offers children’s rides, and two stages of live entertainment.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Encinitas, Coast Hwy 101
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November 24-28, San Diego Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival
Annual celebration of Dixieland jazz featuring bands from all over the US.  The Festival bands represent a wide variety of traditional jazz, Dixieland and swing styles.
Time: Refer to website for schedule
Location: Town & Country Hotel and Convention Center,
500 Hotel Circle North, Mission Valley
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November 25, Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk for the Hungry
The proceeds of this event go toward helping feed those in need via the San Diego Food Bank & Jewish Family Science Program.  Canned goods are always welcomed. Participate in either the 5K or 10K.  Dog friendly event!
Time: 7:10 am – 9:30 am
Location: Petco Park East, Downtown, 13th & Imperial
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November 28, Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony – Fallbrook
Celebrate the holidays with Fallbrook’s special tree
lighting ceremony.
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Downtown Fallbrook, Village Square
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