Good morning San Diegans! Though this week may be a little toastier than others this fall, there are tons of outdoor activities that you do not want to miss. Have a great week and make sure to get out there and Live Long in San Diego!
Monday, October 21st
Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld
Spooky fall fun at SeaWorld is still here through the 27th of October with a clowny sea lion and otter show, costume dance party, a festive Sesame Street-themed parade, and the safe-for-everyone trick-or-treating. Plus, the all-new Gall Festival at the Waterfront is open featuring a hay maze, games, and treats for all. One child (aged 3 to 9) gets free admission with one full-priced adult admission. Find out more here!
Brick-or-Treat at Legoland
This is a fun-for-the-whole-family event running until the 26th of October. It includes live entertainment, character meet-and-greets, a costume contest, trick-or-treating, an AstroBash Dance Party, and more! Click here to learn more.
Journies Through Haunted Lands
Haunted houses and trails are once again back to scare the daylights out of San Diegans. Three of the biggest and scariest trails will be gracing Mission Valley, Balboa Park, and Del Mar until the 2nd of November, so time is limited to grab some friends and take a terrifying tour through these locations. For thrill-seekers looking to watch their budget, coupons for $5-off admission to these events will be available at goodwill stores countywide. For tickets and more information, you can follow these links to each scare:
Thursday, October 24th
Come out for the Hollywood Harvest Howl at 6 pm. Being held at The Abbey in San Diego (2825 5th Ave.) and hosted by the Metro Area Real Estate Professionals for Young Adult Housing (MARYAH), this event will be raising money to support the San Diego LGBT Community Center’s Youth Housing Project. Donn your best Hollywood glam and come enjoy food tastings, a silent auction, and live entertainment while helping fund initiatives helping homeless and at-risk LGBTQ+ and HIV+ youth secure safe housing. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased here.
Friday, October 25th
Little Italy Trick-or-Treats
This fun and safe Halloween event – now in its 12th year! – makes it possible for urban families to enjoy authentic trick-or-treating fun. Little Italy businesses along historic India Street open their doors to give out candy and Halloween treats. Click here to learn more.
Haunted Aquarium Sea Monster Mash
Glowing beasts and slimy scares aren’t only found on land! Head over to the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Friday through Sunday (6 – 9 pm) for a scary good time, with shipwrecked stories, monstrously good music, and other attractions that’ll be full of spooky seaside frights! Follow this link for more information and tickets.
Saturday, October 26th
North Park Day of the Dead Festival
Celebrate National Day of the Dead (several days early) with a North Park celebration. Come out to honor and celebrate the lives of our loved ones who have passed during these colorful festivities. Crafts, face painting, music, and educational events will be plentiful. For your tasting pleasure, food trucks will be dishing out tasty treats, while beer, mezcal, tequila will be flowing from the spirit cantina. Aprende más aquí.
Halloween Family Day at Balboa Park
If Halloween didn’t already give your sweet tooth something to be happy about, Balboa Park’s museums will be treating families to a sweet deal this Saturday. In addition to spooky hands-on activities and free goodies, museums will be offering free admission! Don’t miss out on checking out new displays or knocking more museums off your list this weekend with this treat!
Head over to the Hotel Del Coronado for the Hallo-wine and Spirits, a Night of 1000 Clowns, adults-only bash full of food, drinks, and music. The Garden Patio will welcome guests on a culinary tasting trip with food and wine tastings from 7 – 9 pm before guests are whisked away into the ballroom for desserts, dancing, drinks, and awards for this year’s best costume. Tickets and more information can be found here.
It’s a Monster Bash!
Back for its 17th year, the Monster Bash will transform San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter into a haunting wonderland from 6 pm to Midnight. Five themed stages, including Twisted Dream House, Asylum, and Death and Decay, will be pumping out incredible music and terrifying twists. Don’t miss out on a Halloween event to remember, and a $5K costume contest prize (!), so grab your tickets here.
Rancho BEERnado Fest
Wet your whistle with over 50 incredible beers and wines during the Rancho Bernado Sunrise Rotary Club’s largest annual fundraiser. Feel great munching down on tasty food, listening to live music, playing games, and enjoying tasteful drinks while knowing your money is going to support charities throughout the county, country, and globe. For more information about how to attend and the event, click here.
Sunday, October 27th
Row for the Cure!
Back for its 19th year, the annual row seeks to bring the community together and row, paddle, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard for the cure for breast cancer. Originally started to honor their fellow Crew alumna and one of their family members who lost their battle with breast cancer, the UC San Diego Women’s Crew and Susan G. Komen San Diego have continued to host this powerful benefit to unite San Diegans for this cause. Funds raised during this event will help benefit Susan G. Komen initiatives seeking to provide free/financial assistance for breast cancer services and education to improve breast cancer awareness and issues reducing the quality of life or impacting access to treatment for those with fighting breast cancer. Click here for more information about how to attend.
As always, make sure to check back every week for a new edition of Out and About in San Diego. Have a great week everyone!