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Things to do in North County San Diego in October

Posted on: October 2nd, 2017 by Kate Hamernik

Fall is here and with our amazing weather and great community there’s still plenty of great things to do in North County. Check out on the many great FREE things to do in North County San Diego in October.

10/6 – OCEANSIDE | Oceanside First Friday Art Walk (FREE)

Octobers’ event will continue to feature dozens of local artists, musicians and over 20 venues in the downtown Oceanside Cultural District. The Art Walk area covers a five-block walkable expanse in downtown Oceanside that is bordered by Pier View Way and Mission Avenue (north to south) and Nevada Street to Cleveland (east to west).

Oceanside Pedi-Cab will also be offering complimentary transportation between venues and art exhibits for attendees. Main pick-up locations will be on Mission Avenue or Pier View Way, or you can call the phone number for pickup that is printed on the back of the Art Walk maps available at the event.

Learn more:

Oceanside Museum of Art

704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
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 10/7 – ESCONDIDO | Grape Day Festival (FREE)

Family fun includes grape stomping, free grapes, kid-friendly games, entertainment, and contests. Get covered head to toe in fluffy Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap Foam. Go to the beer and wine garden hosted by Stumblefoot Brewery and the Forgotten Barrel, served by Rotary After 5pm. Enter a Pie Eating Contest hosted by Marie Callenders. Try excellent chili from chili cook-off between Escondido Fire Department, Escondido Police Department, and the Escondido History Center. Live entertainment on the main stage, craft vendors, jump houses, pumpkin carving, raffles, and more.

Learn more at:


Grape Day Park

321 North Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025

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 10/7 – ENCINITAS | Moonlight Beach Bash (FREE)

Moonlight Beach Fest celebrates Encinitas life to the fullest, bringing together arts, and beach culture. Enjoy food trucks, Taco Picasso & Kona Ice, the Devastators live in concert, live acts by Fern Street Circus, dance and performances from Studio FX, and sidewalk chalk artists. See a giant sand sculpture being built throughout the event to be completed before the event ending for a great photo opportunity.


Moonlight Beach

200 B Street, Encinitas, CA 92024

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10/18 – ENCINITAS | NASA Solar System Explorer’s Club (FREE)

Welcoming the young and young-at-heart, on Wednesday, October 18 from 3:30pm-5pm, join the NASA Solar System Explorers Club to learn about space exploration and discover new worlds.


Encinitas Library

540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
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