#1 Old Town San Diego’s Dia de los Muertos Festival
Location: Old Town San Diego, 2613 San Diego Ave., San Diego Ave, CA 92110
Time: Nov.1-4, 11am-8pm
Old Town is starting off November of 2018 with a bang! They are hosting their annual Dia de los Muertos. This is a celebration of the culture, history, and heritage of the region that takes the time to honor one of its most important holidays each year. Dia de los Muertos is considered to be the most important holiday in Mexico and other Latin American countries. It shows the bond between life and death when all families come together. This year at Old Town there will be a huge festival celebrating this holiday a Tour of Altars, Candlelight Procession, Face Painting, and much more! Make sure to come out and enjoy the festivities!
#2 Trout Opening Weekend
Location: Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve, 9310 Fanita Pkwy, Santee, CA 92071
Time: Nov. 3-4, 6am-5pm
This Saturday and Sunday over 2,500 pounds of Rainbow Trout will be stocked up for Santee’s Trout Opening Weekend. There will be some fish weighing up to 12 pounds stocked for this event! If you are looking for an event that allows your entire family to spend some quality time together then look no further! In addition to the great stock, there is also additional prizes to win! If you catch a fish with a tag on it you will win a prize, the prizes include fishing poles, tackle boxes, bicycles, camping gear, and free fishing passes to Santee Lakes. On Saturday morning Lion’s Club will be on site serving coffee, hot chocolate, and donuts for a donation. The gate admission comes out to $6 per carload and permits cost $9 for an adult one, juniors and seniors permit cost $6, and a second pole stamp is $4.
#3 Escondido Tamale Festival
Location: Grape Day Park, 321 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
Time: Nov. 3, 11am-5pm
Who doesn’t love a good tamale? If you do then make sure to come out to Escondido on Saturday, November 3 for a healthy helping of tamales and Latin American culture. The festival will be going on from 11am to 5pm and it is free entrance so everybody is welcome! There will, of course, be lots of food, drink and much more Latin American themed food for purchase! In addition, there will also be a Tamale Contest and a Chihuahua Costume Contest! On top of everything, there will also be live music and festivities to make for a healthy heap of family fun!