San Diego Fall Music Festivals & Events

Autumn is a special time in San Diego, and it makes the perfect environment to enjoy some live music. The weather is at its most agreeable, the already-relaxed pace of life mellows even further, and the sunsets get even more beautiful. Planning a visit to “America’s Finest City” sometime soon? Then be sure to check out our San Diego fall music guide so you can catch a show during your visit or attend a local festival! 

Here’s what’s happening in and around town in the coming months. 

Adams Avenue Street Fair — Sept. 18–19

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The city’s favorite annual celebration of music, food, art and culture is a can’t-miss event. Attendees will enjoy music, food, arts and crafts vendors, local craft beer tastings, and more. This year’s fair will host more than 100 musical acts over seven stages, so there’s certain to be something for everyone. When you go, you’ll also discover carnival rides, cultural events, and endless fun for the whole family. The best part? Admission is always free.  

3366 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116 (9.3 miles away)

CRSSD Fest — Sept. 25–26

CRSSD Fest is the west coast’s premier electronic, techno, and house music event. After a necessary safety break in 2020, the festival is back with a vengeance, and ready to turn up the sound. 2021 will bring three stages’ worth of entertainment to the city courtesy of acts like KAYTRANADA, Zhu, Boyz Noize, Flying Lotus, Jon Hopkins, Paul kalkbrenner and many more. Attendees will also enjoy craft beer, arts vendors, specialty food and much more. 

Waterfront Park1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101 (4.2 miles away)

UNTAPPD Beer Festival — Oct. 1–3

Inspired by the social-networking app for craft beer enthusiasts, the UNTAPPD festival is bringing its trademark event to Petco Park. Thanks to San Diego’s fast-emerging reputation as the “Craft Beer Capital of America,” there’s sure to be a lot to love, all on tap and served cold. More than 70 local, regional and national craft brewers will be featured. Even better, the event is set to benefit Ales for ALS, a charity focused on fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease.   

Petco Park100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 (5.9 miles away)

Blended Festival — Oct. 15–16

With a focus on wine, wellness and song, the Blended Festival brings delicious vintages and huge musical acts to San Diego in October. Attendees will enjoy complimentary wine tastings courtesy of some of the country’s top vintners, with an opportunity to purchase their favorites. A deep variety of food trucks will also be on-hand, as well as a wellness lounge, craft vendors, and live music from The Chainsmokers, Loud Luxury, Nelly, Deorro, and many more.   

Spanish Landing Park3900 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101 (2.1 miles away)


Humphreys Concerts By The Bay — Multiple Dates

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Our own Humphreys Concert Series returns for a stellar series of performances this fall! Humphreys 1,400-seat bayside amphitheatre has long been revered by locals and visitors alike for its intimacy, acoustic excellence, and impressive lineup of internationally-known artists of every genre. Join us this fall for performances by artists like Cheap Trick, Rufus Wainwright, Aimee Mann, Chicago, Judy Collins, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Chris Isaak, and Air Supply. For more information, including how to buy tickets, please visit Humphreys Concerts By The Bay. (just steps away!)