October is here and that means San Diego families are in for a real treat (without any tricks!). Kids Free San Diego runs for the entire month, so kids 12 and under get free admission to many of the cities best art, science, and cultural museums. Also, there’s everything from beach fests to fall celebrations at Kenny’s Farm to keep your crew fully entertained. Read on for all the local, seasonal fun happening this weekend and start checking off some boxes on your fall bucket list.


Kids Free San Diego
Kids Free October is back! October 1-31, kids 12 and under receive free admission at many art, cultural, and science museums and historical sites in San Diego County. Check out a new destination or an old favorite. Kids Free in October gives families the opportunity to enjoy new museum experiences each year. From toddlers to tweens, there’s so much for kids to discover and this nifty guide breaks it all down. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Kids Night Out
Kid’s Night Out is a win-win for everyone! Parents, take the night off because Kid’s Night Out is all about the kids. Offered every first Friday of the month during the school year, kids in grades 1-5 will enjoy a themed night of recreation games, arts and crafts, special presenters, movies, and so much more. It’s not your average night – it’s Kid’s Night Out! Fri. Event details.

Brick or Treat Party Nights
It’s the month we’ve all been waiting for—October because that means Brick-or-Treat is back. Don’t miss one of the only kid-friendly Halloween Events in Southern California! Experience the spooky, kooky fun of Brick-or-Treat with trick-or-treating, exclusive Halloween characters, dance parties and more – all included in general admission. Saturdays in October; LEGOLAND is the place to be. Sat. Event details. 

Fall at Kenny’s
Kenny’s Strawberry Farm may be done with the strawberry season, but they are celebrating the fall season at the farm! There will be Tractor Rides, a petting zoo, and pumpkin activities for fall family fun! Tickets must be pre-purchased on the reservation page before attending.  Sat.-Sun. Event details. 

Pacific Beachfest
Pacific Beachfest is a party for all ages featuring Kids Action Alley where the youngest dudes and dudettes will be kept busy with beachside rides as well as other free fun games and activities. The YMCA will fill this year’s kids’ action alley with a climbing wall and lots of fun activities! Sat. Event details. 

San Diego Restaurant Week
The 18th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, September 26th through Sunday, October 3, 2021! This foodie-favorited week is the perfect time to take a culinary tour throughout the diverse and thriving food culture of San Diego. Grab the kiddos and try one of the 90 participating restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County, you’re sure to find the perfect place to satisfy any craving. Fri.-Sun. Event details. 

—Aimee Della Bitta

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