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Thanksgiving Events

Check out San Diego's 2014 Thanksgiving activities. We are constantly adding to this list. Please check back periodically for more listings. The events are presented in chronological order. If you'd like to add your event to our list, please submit the event.

Alchemy Of The Hearth: Thanksgiving For Beginners

Promotional graphic for Alchemy of the Hearth Culinary School.

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

In this two-part hands-on class you'll learn how to plan, shop, and create a memorable holiday feast.

Birch Aquarium At Scripps - SEA Days: Kelp Kornucopia

Photo of Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Courtesy of the Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Celebrate a harvest of kelp. Uncover the ways that people and ocean animals depend on kelp, an amazing seaweed. Meet Scripps coastal researchers, watch an interactive Kelp Tank Feeding Show, and get your hands slimy with real kelp.

Cookin With Klibs Presents Autumn Cooking Class At Myrtle Creek

Promotional photo of Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens & Nursery.

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it is time to discover some American recipes that are slightly different from the standard fare. Reservations for the class are requested kindly by Thursday, November 13th!

Alchemy Of The Hearth: Thanksgiving Pies

Promotional image of Alchemy of the Hearth Thanksgiving Pie course. Courtesy of Alchemy of the Hearth.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd for an evening of pie making that will make everyone smack their lips.

Living Coast Discover Center's Thanksgiving Camp

Promotional photo of the Living Coast Discovery Center's children camps. Courtesy photo of the Living Coast Discovery Center.

Monday, November 24, 2014, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

School out for Thanksgiving but work isn’t? The Living Coast Discovery Center offers one-, two-, or three-day Thanksgiving Camps from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm November 24-26, 2014.

College Avenue Center: A Thanksgiving Celebration

Graphic logo of the Jewish Family Service of San Diego, the provider for College Avenue Center.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, noon

Thanksgiving is a time of year where we gather with friends and family to give thanks for each other. Please join us for this truly American holiday as we feast on turkey with gravy, stuffing and cranberries and give thanks for the people in our life

Father Joe's Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K Run & Walk

Graphic logo of the 2014 Father Joe's Village Thanksgiving Day 5k Run & Walk.

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Join 10,000 of your fellow San Diego neighbors for the 13th Annual Father Joe’s Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K Run in Balboa Park!

Pacific Marine Credit Union O'side Turkey Trot

Promotional graphic for the Pacific Marine Credit Union O'side Turkey Trot.

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Featuring scenic tours of this classic California beach community, the 5-Mile & 5K runs will kick off at 7 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. respectively, starting on historic Highway 101 at the Civic Center. All races feature live entertainment along the courses!

Encinitas 101 Turkey Trot & Food Drive

Promotional graphic for the Encinitas Turkey Trot.

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

This Thanksgiving help “take a bite out of hunger” during the first annual Encinitas 101 Turkey Trot and Food Drive. The 5K and 10 K race, between 8:30 am.- 10:30 a.m., will run along scenic HWY101 in Encinitas.

Del Mar Mile Family Fun Run

Promotional photo of the Del Mar Racetrack.

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 8 a.m.

While waiting for the turkey to cook, come out to Del Mar with the entire family to do a one mile lap around the racetrack, and watch the horses zip around the track after.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet At San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Promotional graphic for the Thanksgiving Day Buffet at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Courtesy of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Thursday, November 27, 2014, noon

Treat yourself and your family to an amazing Thanksgiving dinner in beautiful surroundings this year—and we’ll do the dishes!

Hornblower San Diego Thansgiving Dinner Cruise 2014

Promotional graphic for the 2014 Hornblower San Diego Thanksgiving Cruise. Courtesy of Hornblower Cruises San Diego.

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Celebrate a heart warming holiday with your family in a uniquely San Diego way. Aboard Hornblower Cruises & Events with a traditional holiday buffet complete with all the trimmings but onboard a yacht on San Diego bay.