Spooktober is coming to a close, but not without a bang! Do you already have Halloween plans or are you looking for some hair-raising thrills? That chill in the air is not just because the temperature is dropping. So get out there, Live Long in San Diego, and get into some of these spooky events before they vanish!
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 31st
Spectacular Booktacular Giveaway
Get into your own spooky world with a free book during the National City Public Library book give away this Halloween. Trick or treaters dressed in their Halloween costumes will get a free book from 3 – 7 pm this Thursday. For those sticking around or arriving at 6 pm, there will be a Kids Arts and Crafts hour and Cafe Night Performance (with free coffee for all those adult trick or treat chaperones). Learn more about this event here.
Hallobaloo: Parties, Tours, Movies, and More
San Diego has an abundance of events for everyone to enjoy this Halloween. Grab your popcorn and settle into the original Halloween movie downtown or sip some drinks and revel in the holiday with friends in the Gaslamp. Trick or treating and ghost tours more your style? With too much to include in this quick post, find a little bit of everything else you may need to satisfy your Halloween needs here.
Friday, November 1st
Dia de los Muertos en el Zoo
Dance to mariachi music, have your face painted as beautiful skulls, and enjoy special animal shows, while munching down on paletas, churro sundaes, margaritas, and tacos. This three-day event at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is fun for the whole family and a great way to remember our family members who loved spending time with and around animals. More information about this event can be found here.
Beer Week in San Diego!
Never in short supply here in San Diego, take a beercation with amazing brews over the course of 10 days. Breweries around San Diego county will be tapping their best kegs for this event which features special tastings and themes every day through the 10th for this 11th annual Beer Week. Follow this link for a full list of events, participating breweries, and tickets.
Saturday, November 2nd
Tamales for All
Enjoy the best tamales North County has to offer and celebrate the rich history of Spanish and Mexican settlers who have influenced Latin American culture during the 5th Annual Escondido Tamale Festival (11 am – 5 pm) this Saturday. Along with mouth-watering tamales, this festival will feature local beer and wines, live music and entertainment, a low rider car show, and kids fun zone with face painting and henna. Click here for more information.
Old Town Dia de los Muertos
Dia de los Muertos is a day to remember and honor loved ones who have passed when they return to our world to celebrate their lives with friends and family. Honor family, history, culture, and heritage this weekend in Old Town with music, food, entertainment, and activities for all ages. Click here for more information about this event.
Sunday, November 3rd
Fallback Festival in the Gaslamp Quarter
Saddle up and help support the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation during this 19th annual Fall Back Festival running from 11 am to 4 pm this Sunday. Pan for gold, saddle up on some ponies, enjoy live music and entertainment, and learn about the wild west history of this area with the whole family. Grab your cowhide hat and get yourself down there to have a great time in the pleasant fall weather, but before going, learn more about this event here.
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!