If you weren’t quite sure what to do this weekend, your calendar will fill up quickly once you see what’s going on in San Diego. From camels to pumpkins to fall festivals, there’s so much happening around town. Have some old-fashioned fall fun at the Fall Festival at Point Loma Nazarene. Shop ’till you drop at the annual Harvest Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Decorate Sugar Skulls for Dia de los Muertos. Or head to El Cajon for a night of Halloween fun. Have a great weekend!

plnufestival-e1472097986618photo: Point Loma Fall Festival

San Diego

Fall Festival at Point Loma Nazarene
Bring the family to Point Loma Nazarene University for a traditional fall carnival featuring a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, food tasting, face painting, carriage rides, and and ice cream social. Sat. Event details

Halloween Home at Mission Trails
Get ready for spooky favorites like observant owls, creeping coyotes, spindling spiders, buoyant bats and more. You’ll also learn about these holiday critters on a guided nature walk. Sat. Event details


Sugar Skull Decorating
Join us for an enjoyable and artistic afternoon at Casa Artelexia, as you learn about Day of the Dead and decorate your very own sugar skull! Sat. Event details.

North County

Haunted Aquarium: Shipwrecked!
Enjoy close encounters with Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists and search the galleries for unusual underwater creatures rarely seen at Birch Aquarium. Discover a sea of glowing beasts(big and small), get sticky with slime,and enjoy shipwrecked stories, all while BOO-gieing down to live music and having a monstrous good time. Fri. and Sat. Event details.

Harvest Festival Arts and Crafts Show
The annual celebration of the fall and holiday seasons is filled with affordable family fun, entertainment, and great shopping! The Harvest Festival has been the biggest and best holiday art and craft show in the San Diego area for more than four decades. Find Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas décor, handmade wearable art, photography, ceramics, jewelry, garden decorations, hand-turned wood, children’s toys, unique holiday gifts, and much more. Families will enjoy live bands and strolling entertainment. Fri. – Sun. Event details.

Halloween Family Fun Discovery Day at San Elijo Nature Center
Meet creepy, crawly, and hooting animals this Halloween at San Elijo Lagoon. Kids can create lollipop spiders and go trick-or-treating along the “Haunted Hike” nature trail, where clues help families look and listen for resident wildlife. You’ll learn about nocturnal creatures and their wanderings in live animal presentations. Sun. Event details.

East County

Borrego Days Desert Festival
Spend the day in the desert and enjoy a parade, antique cars, and lots more. Sample the fare at the gourmet food truck and festival food booths, an check out the entertainment on the mail stage. Kids will love all the activities in store for them in the carnival fun zone. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Haunted El Cajon
Head to El Cajon for a day of haunted fun for the whole family. There’s a pumpkin patch, costume contest, KidsZone with rides, candy challenge and lots more. Fri. Event details.

What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!

– Leah R. Singer