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Outdoor Events and Activities this Fall in San Diego

Enjoy the mild Fall weather and the great outdoors

The sun shines almost every day in San Diego making it the perfect place to enjoy the mild Fall weather and take advantage of all the outdoor events and activities the city has to offer including football, thunderboats, swimming, running, and cycling.

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San Diego Chargers

The National Football League's San Diego Chargers play their home games at Qualcomm Stadium in Mission Valley.

San Diego Padres

Don't miss out on the chance to catch the final games of the San Diego Padres' regular season at the beautiful Petco Park in downtown.

Annual Poway PRCA Rodeo

When: September 23-24, 2016
Professional rodeo cowboys from around the country compete during the annual Poway Rodeo. Can they hold on for 8 seconds?

Tour de Fat

When: September 24, 2016
If dressing freaky, riding bikes, listening to bands and drinking beer are things you like, then don't miss the most fun fundraiser around...Tour de Fat is coming back to town!

3rd Annual Avocado Half Marathon & 5K

When: September 24, 2016
The streets of Fallbrook, CA will once again become the host to one of San Diego County's newest and most scenic runs, the Avocado Half Marathon and 5K.


When: September 25, 2016
The IRONMAN 70.3 SUPERFROG, in Coronado, California, is part of triathlon's rich Navy Seal history, a spectacular race set in one of the hotbeds of the sport.


MCRD San Diego Bootcamp Challenge

When: October 1, 2016
The MCRD Bootcamp Challenge features obstacles used only by Marine Recruits plus over 60 USMC Drill Instructors providing direction and encouragement.

Tour de Camp Pendleton

When: October 1, 2016
It's an opportunity to ride on Camp Pendleton. While on your ride enjoy the scenery; from rolling hills to wildlife, aircraft to barracks.

XTERRA Wetsuits Mission Bay Triathlon

When: October 2, 2016
Join us at the birthplace of the sport for the Mission Bay Triathlon! Competitors from around the country will return to Mission Bay to celebrate the triathlon.

OB Brat Trot Beach Runs

When: October 8, 2016
The Ocean Beach Oktoberfest event is a ton of fun! And we look forward to seeing all our runners back this year for the OB Brat Trot Beach Runs.

Spooktacular 15k,10k/5k Run/Walk

When: October 9, 2016
The Spooktacular 15k,10k/5k Run/Walk is for men, women, and children.

San Diego Awesome '80s Run 5K / 10K

When: October 15, 2016
The San Diego Awesome '80s Run is the perfect opportunity for you to dress up in your favorite '80s gear since you won't be the only one dressed like a weirdo.

Del Mar International Horse Show

When: October 20-23, 2016
The Del Mar International Horse Show attracts Olympic veterans and world class athletes, competing head to head for a spot in the World Cup Finals!

Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge

When: October 23, 2016
The San Diego Triathlon Challenge has raised the funds that have allowed 9,500+ challenged athletes around the world to make it to the starting line.

Viejas Outlet Center Ice Rink

When: October 29, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Lace up your skates and take in the holiday splendor as you relive a cherished piece of your childhood or take your very first spin at the Viejas Ice Rink!

Raptor Ridge Half Marathon

When: October 29, 2016
Raptor Ridge is an awesome trail racing experience. The first 4 miles and last 4 miles are flat as a pancake. Too bad Raptor Ridge is right in the middle!


Celebration Run San Diego Half Marathon & 5K

When: November 6, 2016
Maybe it's a new job, good health or family and friends. Celebration Run is a premier Half Marathon & 10K that empowers each participant on his or her journey.

Del Mar Bing Crosby Season

When: November 11 - December 4, 2016
Old Hollywood style meets classic Southern California cool this November at Del Mar with four weeks of elite Thoroughbred racing, fresh events and musical performances to keep the good times rolling.

Ride the Point Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride

When: November 12, 2016
Ride the Point encompasses the most picturesque natural coastline in Southern California on exclusive routes along San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler & Veterans Day 5K

When: November 13, 2016
Run, Walk, Skate, Roll, ElliptiGO during the Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler & Veterans Day 5K with the waves of the Pacific Ocean on your right.

Fantasy on Ice

When: November 17, 2016 - January 3, 2017
Ice skating? Outside? In San Diego? Yes! Sycuan and Rady Children's Hospital are teaming up to present Fantasy on Ice, an ice rink at Liberty Station.

Skating by the Sea

When: November 24, 2016 - January 2, 2017
The Del is celebrating the 12th anniversary of Skating by the Sea, a unique Southern California experience - outdoor ice skating overlooking the Pacific Ocean.