Fall is For Foodies
San Diego’s unique position (as both a coastal city with an active port and a border town with a strong sense of international identity) makes for a very unique melting pot of cultures. And speaking of pots, nowhere is this better demonstrated than in our local food scene! No matter what you’d like to eat, chances are you’ll find delicious examples of it here. The coming months are the perfect example of this, with countless food festivals and events dotting the area’s calendars. Want to get a taste of the best San Diego food? Check out these upcoming celebrations of all things delectable.
Taste of North Park (Oct. 7)
San Diego’s North Park has long been a go-to destination for local and visiting gourmands. The neighborhood is renowned for a higher-than-average concentration of high-quality eateries, bars and social centers, so it stands to reason. 2022’s Taste of North Park brings together 40 of the area’s best restaurants and 15 purveyors of craft beer and cider together to offer a full sampling of scrumptious indulgences. Plus, you can expect local goods vendors, live music, and a whole host of fun activities.
North Park Main St, 3939 Iowa St, San Diego, CA 92104
La Jolla Art & Wine Festival (Oct. 7 – 8)
This fantastic fest is a dynamic celebration of creativity and culture that captivates the senses against the stunning backdrop of La Jolla’s coastal beauty. The picturesque streets of the city transform into an open-air gallery during this annual event, showcasing an impressive array of artworks from both local talents and renowned national artists. As you explore the festival, you’ll find yourself immersed in a world of vibrant colors, intricate designs, and a rich tapestry of artistic expressions. Beyond the art, the festival offers the opportunity to savor exquisite wines from California’s finest wineries, creating a harmonious blend of artistic inspiration and culinary delights. The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival is a vibrant fusion of visual and gustatory pleasures, making it a must-visit for art enthusiasts and wine connoisseurs alike.
Taste of Coronado (Oct. 11)
Nestled on enchanting Coronado Island, this event offers a tantalizing opportunity to savor the diverse flavors of the region. As you meander through the charming streets, you’ll encounter a rich tapestry of gourmet offerings from local restaurants, cafés, and eateries. From fresh seafood to artisanal pastries, the festival is a delightful exploration of culinary craftsmanship. With each bite, you’ll experience the essence of San Diego’s vibrant food scene while enjoying the island’s idyllic coastal ambiance. Taste of Coronado is a flavorful celebration that beckons culinary enthusiasts to savor every moment.
Rancho BEERnardo Festival (Oct. 21)
Welcome to a jubilant gathering for beer aficionados and festival-goers alike. Nestled within the scenic Rancho Bernardo Community Park, this event offers a vibrant celebration of craft brews, music, and community spirit that celebrates San Diego’s status as the “Craft Beer Capital of America”. With over 50 craft breweries in attendance, beer enthusiasts can explore an extensive array of beer styles and flavors, from hoppy IPAs to rich stouts. Live music, delicious food vendors, and a lively atmosphere make it an unforgettable day of beer tasting and camaraderie. Plus, the festival supports a wide range of fantastic causes in the area, so every pint raised also raises money to help the community.
15th Annual San Diego Beer Week (Nov. 3 – 12)
With more than 150 breweries in and around the metro, San Diego has swiftly become one of the country’s premier craft beer capitals. Aficionados of micro, small-batch and craft brews can sample some of the city’s best beers at this county-wide festival, as well as a deep selection of other regional brews, and even international varieties. Live music, some of the city’s most popular food trucks and plenty of surprises will also keep things lively for all of the brew fans in attendance.
San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival (Nov. 8 – 12)
When most people think of California wines, they think of Napa Valley. Still, the varied terrain, endless sunshine, and rich soil of areas like San Pasqual Valley, Rancho Bernardo, and Julian mean that the wineries in the area are creating some impressive bottles worth checking out. San Diego celebrates this amazing wine culture at the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival. Expect great food, entertainment, and vintage bottles aplenty.
Embarcadero Marina Park North, 400 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
Thanksgiving Day Brunch Cruise (Nov. 23)
Local seafaring stalwarts Flagship Cruises are bringing back their ever-popular Thanksgiving Day cruise for 2023. This treasured tradition invites passengers to board a picturesque cruise across San Diego Bay, as well as enjoy a chef-prepared three-course brunch featuring herb-roasted turkey, gravy, stuffing, potatoes and all of the timeless trimmings. So hop aboard, enjoy the scenery, and give thanks while you set sail.
990 North Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101