With Halloween behinds us – whew! – it’s time to chill out and enjoy a more laid back weekend. Happenings are a bit slower around town as everyone winds down from the the October festivities and prepares to gear up for Thanksgiving. Celebrate the time change with a Fall Back Festival, experience the biggest street faire in the country or spend your Saturday at a true bazaar. Enjoy the clam before the storm, so to speak, as we approach the busy holiday season!

San Diego

Fall Back Festival
It’s time to fall back, San Diego. We’re talking about adjusting the clocks, but why not make a day of it?  This festival includes a learning component as well as fun, from ice cream and pie-eating contests to pony and wagon rides  Sun, 11:00 am. Downtown San Diego. Free. All ages. Event Details.  

Phenomenal Family Art Lab
Try your had at creative art for the whole family with this hands-on art experience that incorporates the museum’s current exhibit theme. Sun, 2:00 pm. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego at La Jolla. $25/family. All ages. Event Details.

North County

Carlsbad Village Faire
Bring yourfamily out for the largest street faire of its kind in the entire country! View the work of nearly 900 vendors, try something new at the international food court and let your kids have fun with the kids’ events, including rides, games, a super slide, a bounce house, a rock climbing wall, face painting and arts and crafts. Sun, 8:00 am. Carlsbad. Free. All ages. Event Details.

Holiday Bazaar
Experience a true bazaar with the kids. Shop, eat, have your kids’ picture snapped with Santa Claus, buy raffle tickets, enjoy bake sale items, plants and more! Sat, 9:00 am. Faith Lutheran Church. Free. All ages. Event Details.

— Laura Willard