Fall is all about the cozy. Comfort food, a warm blanket, hot cider (or something stronger). Find homespun foods, good pours, homemade goods and more this San Diego weekend.
Reminder: Kids Free San Diego continues through Oct. 31. Offers include free admission to venues such as the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, New Children’s Museum or the Japanese Friendship Garden, along with free activities, like whale watching or harbor cruises. There’s gratis meals at participating restaurants and hotels too.
Just in time for Halloween, Thanksgiving and the holidays, the Harvest Festival art and craft show hits the Del Mar Fairgrounds Friday. Find that special ornament for fall or winter, along with makers who specialize in jewelry, ceramics, kids clothing, photography, blown glass, and more. Admission for the show, opening at 10 a.m. daily at the Del Mar Fairgrounds through Sunday, costs $9 with several discounts available.
Ocean Beach jumps into the Germanic fray Friday and Saturday with OB Oktoberfest. Bands perform on two stages and there’s a $10 entry fee to the beer garden. Friday’s fun starts at 4 p.m., while Saturday, make Oktoberfest an all-day affair from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Also look out for the free vendor fair. Fan out from Newport Avenue and Abbott Street for the fun.
Exploring how your every action and image is preserved and stored in the history of the web? Sounds heavy. The Fleet Science Center’s bilingual exhibit, “Digital Me,” beginning Saturday, explores our digital world through technology, art, play and media presentations. Kids can enjoy a 16-foot selfie and a digital labyrinth, while the ‘rents ponder the family’s online footprint on giant screens. Shudder. Scarier than any ghost or goblin. Admission for the Balboa Park attraction costs $21.95.
The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival brings artists galore to Girard Avenue Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy their best works, along with wine, craft beer, gourmet food, 3D chalk art displays, interactive murals and live music. Strolling the event is free, with tickets starting at $45 for the wine and beer garden.
The Filipino-American Cultural Organization hosts the 20th annual Filipino Cultural Celebration at Oceanside Civic Center Plaza, 330 N. Coast Hwy., at 11 a.m. Saturday. The free event features folk dancing, music and cuisine, with appearances by local Filipino-American performers. Scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors too.
Show some community love to restaurants that took it on the chin during the pandemic. The El Cajon Foodie Fest features fare from up to 40 eateries, food trucks, caterers and more at 4 p.m. Saturday. Head to Prescott Promenade and Centennial Plaza to indulge. Tickets cost $8 pre-sale, with prices going up by two bucks on-site.