a2While Thanksgiving is the focal point of November celebrations, there are other fun-filled and festive events that take place in San Diego this month that are worth taking in and offer something for every member of the family. Here are two of our favorite November events in San Diego.

11th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

This favorite event brings together wine and food enthusiasts over the course of five days, starting on November 17th and ending on November 23rd. It has become the region’s largest wine and culinary extravaganza. Each year it grows as more venues are added throughout the San Diego downtown area.

Some of this year’s highlights include the following:a1

Comer Conmigo: Dinner. Tequila. Wine.

This is an upscale six-course dinner at Comun Kitchen & Tavern from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. that is November 17th. Tickets are $175 per person.

The Fish Taco TKO & San Diego Craft Beers
On November 18th, this casual event will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Liberty Station. Tickets are $45 per person.

100 Years of Inspiration & Innovation: Trailblazing Cuisine Throughout The Century
This event on November 19th will feature 10 courses paired with craft cocktails and wine, too. It will be held at the famous U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego. The exclusive event will be for only 24 guests, and tickets are $250 per person.a1

Grand Tasting Event
One of the most popular events is on November 22nd at Embarcadero Marina Park North from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It boasts 150 wine and spirit purveyors pouring more than 700 different wines from a range of domestic and international wineries. In addition, more than 60 of San Diego’s top chefs will take the spotlight at the Grand Tasting. There will also be samples from gourmet food companies, cookbook signing by celebrity chefs, and live entertainment. Tickets range from $75 to $225 per person.a6

Annual Mother Goose Parade

Another great event happens in the East County on Sunday, November 23rd in El Cajon, which serves as a kick-off to the holiday season. There will be celebrity appearances, floats, bands, clowns, equestrian groups and more. Of course, Santa Claus is also set to make an appearance. This year, there is a two-day event called the Mother Goose Village, which features a craft fair and carnival.