Saturday, Oct. 5
2nd annual Harvest Gathering
The San Diego American Indian Health Center will host its second annual Harvest Gathering 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 2602 First Ave. The Harvest Gathering is the perfect time for the community to come together for some family fun! Guests are encouraged to participate in a chili cook-off and costume contest. Chili submissions are due at 11:30 a.m., and judging for both contests will be at 1 p.m. The winners for each will be announced at 1:30 p.m. There will also be arts and crafts for kids, games, prizes, food trucks, and more!
22nd annual Latina Legends Brindis Gala
Hundreds of Latinx leaders will celebrate Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas and Southwest Airlines community outreach manager Lidia S. Martinez for breaking barriers for Latinas at MANA de San Diego’s 22nd annual Latina Legends Brindis Gala. Mayor Salas is the first Latina mayor in Chula Vista and the County of San Diego, and Lidia S. Martinez is a Latina leading the community outreach at Southwest Airlines in San Diego. The two helped inspire MANA de San Diego’s Latina Success Leadership Program, which addresses the lack of Latina representation in managerial posts and elected office. 6-10 p.m. at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, 207 Fifth Ave. Tickets are $500.
Sunday, Oct. 6
San Diego Team Hope Walk
The San Diego Team Hope Walk is a fundraising event that will consists of the community walking together to support HDSA’s fight to improve the lives of people affected with Huntington’s disease as well as their families. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Crown Point Park. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. All donations go towards The Huntington’s Disease Society of America.
Thursday, Oct. 10
Sunset Takeoff: Rooftop Spin at Layover
Cycle into the setting sun at Layover, InterContinental San Diego’s newest rooftop bar and lounge. Led by an Elevate Training instructor, this 40-minute outdoor class overlooking the waterfront sunset will spin away your stresses and put your evening workout into high gear. Cool down after class with a complimentary Flying Embers hard kombucha to start winding down the week. $15 at InterContinental. 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 11
How to Support Youths Who Engage in Nonsuicidal Self-injury
The Center for Children is hosting a training on supporting youths who engage in nonsuicidal self-injury. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Marina Village Conference Center – Starboard Room, 1936 Quivira Way.
Saturday, Oct. 12
TCYOYD Conference and Health Fairmount
Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), a nationally-recognized nonprofit organization, is hosting its 25th annual life-changing conference and health fair for people living with diabetes, their loved ones and medical professionals seeking to advance their credentials. This will be a day of education, engagement and entertainment featuring enlightening lectures and intimate sit-downs with the nation’s leading experts in diabetes care and management as well as a chance for people living with diabetes to take an active role in their health through education, motivation, empowerment and humor. $35 for tickets at the door. San Diego convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Drive. 7:30 a.m. health fair, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. conference.
OktobeerFest Street Fair
OktoBeerFest 2019 is going to be the best year yet and you know how we know that? Because an authentic Oktoberfest event in San Diego is the kind of thing that gets better with age – like whiskey, fine wine, or the leather of your lederhosen. Expect an authentic event featuring the best beer, sausages with kraut, fresh pretzels, schnitzel sandwich and other inspired German food and desserts! St. Pauli girls will entertain you as you enjoy a beautiful day on the Broadway Pier. Come dressed in theme and enjoy the event within the fun of community seating, games, and high-energy German music! The free event is from 1-8 p.m. at Broadway Pier, 1000 N Harbor Drive.
A Speakeasy Soiree
Hotel del Coronado is the setting for City Ballet of San Diego’s Fundraising Gala. Dining, a ballet performance by City Ballet Dancers, live auction with auctioneer Darren Diess and dancing to The Mighty Untouchables will be enjoyed in The Ballroom. The unmatched beauty of the Hotel del Coronado, the sunsets, and the ambiance of The Ballroom will set the scene for an exciting evening of fun and fundraising. Tickets start at $250. 6 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 14
National Dessert Day
Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Theatre Box, located at 701 Fifth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter, is extending National Dessert Day to a weeklong celebration. The new luxury theatre, dining and entertainment complex will offer a limited-edition Candy Kong Sundae for the sweet holiday, available Thursday, Oct. 10, through Thursday, Oct. 17. In honor of the holiday, celebrated Monday, Oct. 14, Theatre Box will introduce the Candy Kong Sundae, a limited-edition version of Sugar Factory’s famous King Kong Sundae. The over-the-top sundae is made with 24 scoops of ice cream garnished with red, green and blue white chocolate ganache, whipped cream, Nerds, Sprees, peach gummies, miniature jawbreakers, watermelon drops, gummy bears, M&Ms and Pop Rocks, topped with a rainbow Whirly Pop, miniature gumball machine, candy necklace, Nerds rope, cotton candy sticks and a signature Sugar Factory rubber duck to take home. The giant Candy Kong Sundae serves up to 12 people and is priced at $119.
Thursday, Oct. 17
An educational and inspirational one-day event for entrepreneurs interested in launching, buying or growing an e-commerce business will have its inaugural event in San Diego. Beginning at 8 a.m., experienced and early stage e-commerce merchants will unite at Carmel Valley’s Del Mar Marriott for a full day of education and networking. Highlights include nationally recognized keynote speakers – Shopify’s Director of Merchant Education Samantha Murray; founder of BestSelf Co. and winner of Shopify’s “Build A Business” contest, Allen Brouwer, and more — one-on-one workshops, national sponsors and massive e-commerce funding opportunities. The event includes a local element with its “How We Did It” series, which features San Diego-based e-commerce businesses Sand Cloud and Headhunter Surf. Tickets for E-Commerce Day are $399 per person ($499 at the door) and includes lunch, parking and a full day of workshops, keynote speakers and access to some of the savviest and experienced e-commerce merchants in a single day. 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19
Studio by the Bay
Studio by the Bay offers visitors the chance to interact with and learn from two local artists-in-residence, Kurosh Yahyai and Jose Venegas. They are offering free weekend workshops for children through a partnership between San Diego Children’s Museum and Seaport Village. This month’s workshop will feature glow-in-the-dark art, creepy canvases and more. 1-5 p.m. at 809 W. Harbor Drive.
The Westgate Spring Literary Tea
While enjoying an exquisite three-course afternoon tea with Champagne, we will bask in the company of New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author Sarah McCoy for her new novel “Marilla of Green Gables.” Tickets are $65 per person (all inclusive). Parking validation will be available at The Westgate Hotel for $3. Paperback books will be available for purchase and for signing during the event for an additional $16. 2:30-5 p.m. at the Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave.
Witches of Westgate Tea
It’s time to celebrate witching season with a deliciously magical afternoon at the Westgate Hotel, hocus pocus guaranteed. Come dressed in your most bewitching costume and enjoy their renowned afternoon tea complete with house-made pastries, savory tea sandwiches, gourmet teas, kid-friendly beverages and a host of treats with a distinctly wicked twist. Awards will be given for the best-dressed witch contest with witch cackling competition. 2:30-5 p.m. at the Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave. in the Versailles Ballroom. The price is $69 for adults, $40 for children ages 4-12 and complimentary for ages 3 and under. Prices include tax and gratuity. Special event parking is available for $10.
12th annual Hallo-Wine Fall Festival
Home Start, Inc., a nonprofit child abuse prevention and treatment agency that has strengthened and developed San Diego’s families and communities since 1972, will hold its 12th annual Hallo-Wine Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct.19, from 3-6 p.m. at the Historic Burnham House, located at 3565 Seventh Ave. Held each October in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Home Start’s Hallo-Wine Fall Festival raises funds for the organization’s programs that provide critical assistance to vulnerable children and families in San Diego. Event guests can savor a variety of boutique wines, hand-crafted beers, small-batch spirits, and gourmet hors d’oeuvres while enjoying live entertainment, a silent auction and many more fun surprises. Tickets start at $50.
Party With A Purpose: ’80s Night
Join GiGi’s Playhouse San Diego for their third annual Gala dinner to raise funds for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. The first of its kind in California, they are supporting families across San Diego county by providing them access to free, life-changing therapeutic and educational based programs. Party With A Purpose: ’80s Night will be an evening of dancing, support and giving back while celebrating individuals with Down syndrome. Guests will enjoy a reception style dinner, open bar (beer and wine), silent auctions, raffles, and a costume contest as they rock the night away to Betamaxx, one of San Diego’s favorite ’80s cover band. Solamar Rooftop, 435 Sixth Ave. 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $150.
Saturday, Oct. 26
World Wildlife Fund, a conservation organization dedicated to securing a future where humans and nature thrive, will host its second annual standup paddle-boarding event. The peer-to-peer athletic fundraising event aimed at raising awareness and funds for global conservation work all while having fun on the water with a bayside festival filled with great music, delicious food, creative face painting, and loads of other awesome, family-friendly options. Register before Oct. 5 for $55. The 10K course starts at 9:30 a.m., the 5K course at 11:45 a.m. and the 1-mile course at 1:30 p.m. 1100 W. Mission Bay Drive.
What’s Out There Weekend San Diego
The Cultural Landscape Foundation will be hosting What’s Out There Weekend San Diego on Oct. 26-27, featuring free, expert-led tours of the area’s parks, gardens, landscapes, and open spaces. These tours enable people to discover the design history of places they may pass every day but don’t necessarily know well. Expert guides provide rich stories, personal anecdotes, and keen observations about each site, all while imparting knowledge of landscape architecture, city shaping, and garden design. Highlights on Oct. 26 include Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala from 9-10:15, Barrio Logan Cultural Landscapes from 9-10:30 a.m., Gaslamp Quarter from 10:30 a.m.-noon, Presidio Park from 10:30 a.m.-noon, Old Town San Diego from 1-2:30 p.m., Mission Hills from 3-4:30 p.m. On Sunday, Oct. 27, join tours at Balboa Park from 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Bankers Hill from 1-2:30 p.m., Hotel del Coronado from 1-2:30 p.m., and more. Registration is required and spots are limited. Visit tlcf.org for more.