15 things to do in SoCal in October


Is it just us, or does October in SoCal know how to bring warmth? (And we’re not just talking about the record breaking heat waves.) Between the warm weather and the breathtaking sunsets, there’s no better time to get out, connect with the community, and enjoy the epic events. that Southern California has to offer! Fall Events in Southern California

If you’re looking to have some fun this season, we’ve rounded up 15 fabulous fall events to experience in October. Mark your calendars!

Date: October 1-3

Enjoy a sky show during the day and a star-studded concert at night. In honor of love and patriotism, there’s no shortage of entertainment on this action-packed weekend in Surf City! Watch the Blue Angels soar and don’t miss country star Sam Hunt at Afterburner Music Festival!

Location: Huntington Beach

Fall Events in Southern California

Date: the whole month of October

Looking for a Halloween costume? Check your local Good will shop! It’s a great way to be a conscious consumer and rock upcycled for Halloween (we all know you’ll never wear this again!). With themed racks, there is no reason to be confused about a single disguise idea this year, your creative ideas will spring up once you start shopping.

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Date: from the weekend until November 7

Celebrate the season with a mug full of your favorite German-style beer. Oktoberfest at Big Bear Lake is known for its old world vibe, mouthwatering kids and wacky contests! It’s a perfect excuse to spend a weekend in the mountains.

Location: Grand Ours

Fall Events in Southern California

Date: Every day from September 18

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From beginner lessons to private events, this Long Beach rink is dedicated to providing a fun, safe and educational place for people to enjoy the sport of roller skating!

Location: Long Beach

Date: the whole month of October

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Become one with art during this interactive experience. Walk through the moving images of Van Gogh’s most memorable work and admire his creative genius in a whole new way!

Location: Hollywood

Fall Events in Southern California

Date: the whole month of October

Photograph provided by: Catalina Museum

This exhibit shares intriguing stories behind the “Unsinkable Ship” through artifacts, images and personal effects. If you can’t make it to Catalina, there are virtual tours on their website as well!

Location: Catalina Island

Date: Oct 14-17

The four days Autumn preview of Modernism week in Palm Springs offers over 50 events, including tours, conferences, and unique parties at private venues that are not open to the public.

Location: Palm Springs

Fall Events in Southern California

Date: every Thursday-Sunday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Relax and enjoy the acoustic sounds of talented San Diego musicians. Enjoy live shows every Thursday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Palm Plaza and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays at La Pointe.

Location: La Jolla

Date: October 23

Not only will this event serve the tastiest tacos in San Diego, there will also be chihuahua races and yes, even a chihuahua beauty pageant! Well worth the $ 35 entry price.

Location: Downtown San Diego

Fall Events in Southern California

Date: see the full schedule here

Far from the typical outdoor movie screening, this event fuses pop culture movies with gourmet food trucks and live music. Be sure to bring your friends and your appetite!

Location: Several premises to the

Date: October 9-10

Art lovers, wine connoisseurs and animal lovers, UNITE! The La Jolla Arts and Wine Festival is back in October and is excited to offer even more family fun, including a sipping and drooling pet adoption event.

Location: La Jolla

Fall Events in Southern California

Date: every Sunday

A drag show with champagne and dim sum? Yes please! Featuring California’s most glamorous drag queens, this brunch at Roly China Fusion is the best way to spend your Sunday funday!

Location: Palm Springs

Date: every Thursday (all year)

Every Thursday night, Palm Canyon Dr in downtown Palm Springs closes its doors and turns into a bustling street fair, complete with vendors, performers, musicians, fresh fruit and flowers!

Location: Palm Springs

Fall Events in Southern California

Date: October 2

If you like to dress up and have a drink, this event is for you! Join Veuve Clicquot for an exciting polo match, a chic picnic and an endless supply of champagne!

Location: Los Angeles

Date: October 4-17

Watch the world’s best tennis players bring the heat to Greater Palm Springs at this annual tournament. The experience includes exciting action on the pitch, shows, shopping, dining and more!

Location: Indian Wells

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