September 25–October 6
To celebrate its 20-year anniversary, Wildcoast is hosting their first-ever international fine art event and fundraiser. The award-winning conservation group is dedicated to protecting the ocean, coastlines, and wildlife through policies and education. During the fundraiser, you can show your support through their VIP Virtual Experience and take part in their virtual auction, which will feature artwork from 35 acclaimed artists from San Diego and Mexico.
Take your little ones out for a walk on the wild side at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Throughout the month, children 11 years old and younger can visit both parks free of charge. Spend a day checking out the wild animals, learning about conservation, and taking part in the special activities scheduled every weekend.
MCASD’s biennial art auction is making a virtual return this October. In a digital celebration of contemporary art, the museum is hosting a silent and live auction of 100 works by internationally recognized artists. Whether you’re an aspiring collector or art admirer, now is your chance to learn more about the paintings, sculptures, and other fine art that define the contemporary art scene. Catch the silent auction October 1–15 and the live auction on Wednesday, October 14.
Now in their 17th year, the annual Harvest for Hope is hosting a virtual auction to benefit the Emilio Nares Foundation. This nonprofit is dedicated to assisting families who are facing childhood cancer. The virtual auction includes excursional prizes, including a private wine tasting in Sonoma and a private charter plane and two-night stay at the Bellanca Hotel in Catalina.
October 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29
At the SDCCU Festival of Arts, you can discover the very best of North Park without leaving your house. Every Thursday and Friday of the month, the festival will showcase the food, beverages, art, and music that make up this popular neighborhood all online. The month-long event starts with a Battle of the Bands atop the North Park parking garage and continues with coffee cocktail demos, a DIY plant workshop, and more.