November 1 – January 2
Animals: Machines in Motion
Location:  Downtown San Diego
Shrimp that can break through glass? Spider webs stronger than steel? See why every living thing is a machine built to survive, move, and discover, and explore how these marvels of natural engineering inspire us
November 1 – ongoing
Viejas Outlet Center Ice Rink
Location: East CountyLace up your skates and take in the holiday splendor as you relive a cherished piece of your childhood or take your very first spin at the Viejas Ice Rink!
November 2 – 27
Art-Full Thanks Art Exhibition
Location: San Diego Watercolor Society
The San Diego Watercolor Society presents “Art-Full Thanks”, a watermedia art exhibition juried by award-winning artist, Carol Thomason. The exhibit runs from November 2-27 at the SDWS Art Gallery in The ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station.
November 3 – 6
Art San Diego Contemporary Art Show
Location: Downtown San DiegoArt San Diego features over 500 leading contemporary artists, museum exhibitions, art labs, events, and talks focused on collecting.
November 3 – 12
San Diego Asian Film Festival
Location: Mission Valley and Old TownExperience the West Coast’s largest Asian film festival and enjoy 140+ films from 15 countries with celebrity sightings and exciting panels.
November 4 – 13
San Diego Beer Week
Location: North County CoastalSan Diego Beer Week is a ten-day celebration inspiring people to drink local beer and promoting San Diego’s brewing culture with events across the county.
November 4 
San Diego Brewers Guild Fest: VIP Brewer Take Over
Location:  Downtown San DiegoRub elbows with some of San Diego’s award-winning brewers and see why San Diego beer is taking over palates everywhere.
November 5 – December 26
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Location:  Downtown San DiegoDr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book.
November 5
San Diego Brewers Guild Festival
Location: Downtown San DiegoThe San Diego Brewers Guild Festival will feature an extraordinary food line up with specialty beer pairings, music and more craft beer related activities.
November 5
Escondido Tamale Festival
Location:  North County InlandThe Escondido Tamale Festival is a celebration of Tamales and all the great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of California’s culture.
November 6
Bruery Beer Pairing Dinner
Location: La Jolla
Celebrate San Diego Beer Week with a beer pairing dinner unlike any other. On Sunday, November 6, the culinary team at George’s California Modern will be teaming up with The Bruery for an unforgettable night of inventive food and creative brews.
November 6
Fall Family Fundraiser
Location: North County InlandThe event will feature a Petting Zoo and Animal Education, Live Music, SDCDM’s Mobile Children’s Museum, Carnival Games, a Bubble Party, Garden Exploration, Food Trucks, a Beer and Wine Bar for Adults, an Opportunity Drawing, and much more
November 6
Celebration Run San Diego Half Marathon & 5k
Location: Mission Bay & Beaches
Maybe it’s a new job, good health or family and friends. Celebration Run is a premier Half Marathon & 10K that empowers each participant on his or her journey.
November 6
2016 Carlsbad Fall Village Faire
Location: North County CoastalTake in the beauty of the seaside city while browsing through unique booths, indulging in eats and enjoying family entertainment at the Carlsbad Village Faire.
November 11
San Diego Veteran’s Day Parade
Location: Downtown San DiegoSee over 4,000 Veterans, Active Military, Bands, Floats and Civic Groups celebrate Veterans Day with the San Diego Veteran’s Day Parade.
November 12
Ride the Point Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride
Location:  Point Loma PeninsulaRide the Point encompasses the most picturesque natural coastline in Southern California on exclusive routes along San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
November 13
Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler & Veterans Day 5k
Location: Coronado, South BayRun, Walk, Skate, Roll, ElliptiGO during the Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler & Veterans Day 5K with the waves of the Pacific Ocean on your right.
November 14 – 20
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
Location:  Downtown San DiegoThe San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is an international showcase of the world’s premier wines and spirits, culinary personalities, and gourmet foods.
November 20
70th Annual Mother Goose Parade
Location: East County

The Mother Goose Parade is San Diego’s East County’s annual holiday kick-off celebration featuring whimsical floats, clowns, bands and equestrians.

November 23 – 27
San Diego Jazz Fest
Location:  Mission Valley and Old Town

The 37th San Diego Jazz Fest over Thanksgiving will present a variety of traditional jazz music, from ragtime to swing to rockabilly at the Town & Country Resort and Hotel in Hotel Circle.

November 24

Father Joe’s Villages Annual Thanksgiving 5k
Location:  Downtown San Diego
San Diego’s original and longest-standing Thanksgiving Day run. Join over 7,500 participants and spectators for one of the most family-oriented holiday traditions!

November 24
O’side Turkey Trot
Location: North County Coastal

The Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot has become a North County tradition that gives participants a chance to “move their feet before they eat” on a holiday noted for food.

November 24
Waddle and Trot 5k and Kid’s Fun Run
Location: East County

Join in the annual Waddle & Trot 5K and Fun Run on Thanksgiving Day. Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome to explore Santee Lakes by foot!

November 24
San Diego Run for the Hungry 5k and 10k
Location: Gaslamp Quarter, DowntownRun for the Hungry is a 5K/10K run/walk through downtown San Diego on Thanksgiving morning benefiting the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.
November 24
Coronado 5K Turkey Trot
Location: CoronadoJoin the Coronado Unit of the Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary for our 5k Turkey Trot benefit the Rady Pediatric Genomic and Systems Medicine Institute.
November 24
San Diego South Bay Turkey Trot & Food Drive
Location: South Bay

Put your turkey in the oven, pack up the family and come and run or walk San Diego South Bay Turkey Trot & Food Drive that has 3 distances to choose from.

November 26
Julian Country Christmas and Tree Lighting
Location:  East County

Feel a nip in the air and maybe catch a glimpse of snow capped mountains as Julian celebrates the season with the lighting of the town’s living Christmas tree.