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Halloween Events

Halloween Events

Check out San Diego's 2015 Halloween events. 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.

The Annual Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch

Promotional photo of the annual pumpkin patch at Bates Nut Farm. Courtesy of Bates Nut Farm.

Ongoing until Saturday, October 31, 2015

Over 50 years of fall traditions and memories have been created at the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch. Family and friends enjoy the tractor hayrides, straw maze, petting corral and pony rides.

The Scream Zone (September 25 – November 1, 2015)

Promotional graphic for The Scream Zone

Friday, September 25, 2015, 7 p.m. to midnight

2015 promises to make your worst nightmares come true. The Scream Zone will be more bloodcurdling than ever! Last year, these haunts were terrifying enough and this year promises to be so much more.

The Haunted Hotel (September 25 - November 1, 2015)

Promotional photo for The Haunted Hotel

Friday, September 25, 2015, 7 p.m. to midnight

This year, make your way through the creepiest doll island you will ever visit, try to escape the torturous grasp of The Dissectors, and watch your step as you come aboard our Clown Subway. It's packed full of spine tingling, heart pounding effects.

The Haunted Trail Of Balboa Park (September 25 - November 1, 2015)

Promotional photo for The Haunted Trail Of Balboa Park.

Friday, September 25, 2015, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Located in Balboa Park, The Haunted Trail is a stroll through the park you will never forget. Enter the mile long Trail through the twisted grove of pines and gnarled oaks. Visitors watch your back, you’ll never know which way the terror will hit you

Pumpkin Station El Cajon 2015

Promotional graphic for the 2015 El Cajon Pumpkin Patch. Courtesy of Pumpkin Station.

Ongoing until Saturday, October 31, 2015

All Aboard! Let the adventure begin at the El Cajon Pumpkin Station, Sept 25 - Oct 31. Featuring: giant slide; ferris wheel; play center; mini slide; helicopter ride; El Paso train ride; lil toot ride; game zone; petting zoo; pumpkin patch.

Pumpkin Station National City 2015

Promotional photo for the 2015 National City Pumpkin Patch. Courtesy of Pumpkin Station.

Ongoing until Saturday, October 31, 2015

All Aboard! Let the adventure begin at the National City Pumpkin Station, Sept 25-Oct 31. Featuring: giant slide; ferris wheel; play center; mini slide; El Paso train ride; car ride; train jumpee; skyfighter ride; petting zoo; pumpkin patch.

SeaWorld San Diego’s 2015 Halloween Spooktacular

Promotional graphic for Halloween Spooktacular, weekends Sept. 26th - Nov. 1st, at SeaWorld San Diego. Courtesy of SeaWorld San Diego.

Ongoing until Sunday, November 1, 2015

Dive in and explore an enchanting underwater fantasea at SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular®. Enjoy silly spooky shows, fun-fishy activities and photo ops with wacky characters.

Catoberfest

Promotional photo for Catoberfest at Friends of Cats in El Cajon, CA.

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Come celebrate the beginning of Autumn with our kitties! Enjoy food, kitten races, raffles and other activities all to benefit our cat shelter and sanctuary. Hosted by KGB's Coe Lewis, this annual event is family friendly!

Fran's Original Farm Stand Pumpkin Patch

Promotional photo of a pumpkin patch sign. Courtesy of Fran's Original Farm Stand & Farm Stand West

Ongoing until Saturday, October 31, 2015

All throughout the month of October we’ll be hosting our own pick-it-yourself Pumpkin Patch! You and your friends can come down to Fran’s Original Farm Stand and pick your own pumpkins from our field beginning Oct. 1st!

Farm Stand West Pumpkin Patch

Promotional photo for the Farm Stand West Pumpkin Patch

Ongoing until Saturday, October 31, 2015

All throughout the month of October we’ll be hosting our own pick-it-yourself Pumpkin Patch! You and your friends can come down to The Farm Stand West and pick your own pumpkins from our field beginning Oct. 1st!

Pumpkin Station Del Mar 2015

Promotional graphic for the 2015 Del Mar Pumpkin Station. Courtesy of Pumpkin Station.

Ongoing until Saturday, October 31, 2015

All Aboard! Let the adventure begin at the Del Mar Pumkin Station, Oct. 1- 31. Featuring: 2 giant slides; train jump; play center; antique carousel; swing ride; El Paso train ride; sky fighter ride; tubs of fun ride; game zone; petting zoo.

Pumpkin Station Rancho Bernardo 2015

Promotional graphic for the 2015 Rancho Bernardo Pumpkin Patch. Courtesy of Pumpkin Station.

Ongoing until Saturday, October 31, 2015

All Aboard! Let the adventure begin at the Rancho Bernardo Pumpkin Station October 1-31. Featuring: picnic area; 8′ tall corn maze; farm animals; tractor; hay-wagon; pumpkin farm.

Pumpkin Station Bonita: October 1-31, 2015

Promotional photo for the 2015 Bonita Pumpkin Station. Courtesy of Pumpkin Station.

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All Aboard! Let the adventure begin at the Bonita Pumpkin Station October 1-31. Featuring: picnic area; 8′ tall corn maze; farm animals; tractor hay-wagon; pumpkin farm.

Terror At The Tenth 2015

Promotional graphic for Terror At the Tenth

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Featuring Mona & Cinnamon’s Spooky Spectacle and "Head: The Musical." Multiple dates from October 1 to November 14, 2015.

Pumpkin Station Mission Valley 2015

Promotional graphic for the 2015 Mission Valley Pumpkin Station. Courtesy of Pumpkin Station.

Ongoing until Saturday, October 31, 2015

All Aboard! Let the adventure begin at the Mission Valley Pumpkin Station, October 2 - 31. Featuring: giant slides; train jump; mini slide; swing ride; ferris wheel; El Paso train ride; sky fighter ride; boat ride; petting zoo; pumpkin patch.

Gaslamp Ghost Tour

Promotional photo for the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation at the William Heath Davis House.

Ongoing until Saturday, January 30, 2016

Take a stroll through the Gaslamp’s haunted history with Davis House historian, Sandee Wilhoit, who will recount ghostly happenings of the past, and of the present!

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Presents 'Rise Of The Jack O'Lanterns'

Promotional photo for Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns at San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Ongoing until Sunday, October 25, 2015

Come see more than 5,000 hand-carved illuminated jack o'lanterns created by professional artists and sculptors arranged in creative ways along a 1/3-mile scenic walking trail all set to an original music score produced exclusively for The RISE!

BOOmont Park Fall Festival & Haunt 2015

Promotional photo of kids in costume at BOOmont Park Fall Festival & Haunt.

Ongoing until Saturday, October 31, 2015

For the third year, this October, Belmont Park gets transformed into a Halloween themed seaside park featuring activities for all ages. Admission and parking are FREE. Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Oct. 2 – Halloween, Oct. 31.

Brick-Or-Treat Party Nights 2015 At LEGOLAND California®

Promotional photo for Brick-Or-Treat Party Nights 2015 at LEGOLAND California®

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 5 p.m.

The Park is open for five spooky-kooky nights - October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 30, 2015, starting at 5 p.m. It’s the home of Halloween fun, and it’s filled with music, costume contests, the Brick-or-Treat Trail and more!

Bravo School Of Art: Day Of The Dead Flower Skull

Promotional photo for a Day Of The Dead Flower Skull workshop with instructor Lovejoy.

Sunday, October 4, 2015, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Receive step by step Instruction as you are guided to create your unique painting using acrylic paint. Your skull outline will be pre-drawn on canvas, so, when enrolling, please choose either a cat, a dog, a horse, or a human (half or full view).

Storytelling: Spooky Tales To Tell In The Dark

Graphic flyer for Storytelling: Spooky Tales To Tell In The Dark. Courtesy of Mindy Donner/ Storytellers of San Diego

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Spooky Tales to Tell in the Dark! A scintillating and spine-chilling evening of stories by members of Storytellers of SanDiego. Not for the faint-of-heart! Storytelling is alive! Indulge in java and light fare; all scare-a-lishous! Ages 12 and up.

October At The Whaley House Museum

Promotional photo for the Past & Presence Ghost Tours at the Whaley House Museum. Courtesy of Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 7 p.m.

Save Our Heritage Organisation, which operates the historic Whaley House Museum, has some "spirited" fun in store this Halloween season including extended hours, period lighting & music, Past & Presence Ghost Tours & Ghost Hunts. Oct. 7 -31, 2015.

The Pumpkin Express

Promotional graphic for the Annual Pumkin Express Halloween Celebration. Courtesy of Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association

Ongoing until Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Pumpkin Express departs the historic Campo train depot at 750 Depot St., for a scenic, old-time train journey to the Pumpkin Patch and the Haunted Train. Three trains depart each Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 10 through 31. Reservations required!

San Diego Costume Guild Annual Sale

Promotional photo of the San Diego Costume Guild Annual Sale.

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There's no need to visit a Halloween store when there's the San Diego Costume Guild Annual Sale. You'll find styles including Steampunk, Victorian, western, Tiki, Civil War, belly dance, Flamenco, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and more.

Cinema @ The Balboa Presents Disney’s 'Hocus Pocus' And Costume Contest

A photo from Disney's "Hocus Pocus."

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 7 p.m. to 8:40 p.m.

the family-friendly Halloween cult classic "Hocus Pocus." Come dressed as your favorite witch for this party that features a witch/warlock costume contest, Halloween games, treats and the theater's Morton Wonder Organ whipping up some spooky tunes.

La Costa Meadows Elementary 29th Annual Halloween Carnival

Promotional graphic of bats flying in front of an orange moon.

Friday, October 16, 2015, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

La Costa Meadows Elementary School in Carlsbad has a “spooktacular” way to get in the Halloween mood with their 29th Annual Halloween Carnival. The carnival includes two scary days of fun this year, FRIDAY, OCT. 16 AND SATURDAY, OCT. 17, 2015.

Pumpkin Palooza

Promotional photo of family picking pumpkins at Suzie's Farm. U-Pick organic pumpkins in our two-acre patch full of funky varieties in all shapes, sizes, and colors! Feel the crunch of dried pumpkin vines under your farm boots as you hunt for the perfect one to pick.

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Just in time for Halloween, Suzie’s Farm will have a huge selection of edible and decorative pumpkins and gourds for the pickin’. Tours and U-Picking will be led throughout the day. Enjoy live music, great food and handmade goods from local artisans.

Spooky Trails At Hellhole Canyon Preserve

Promotional graphic for Spooky Trails at Hellhole Canyon Open Space Preserve.

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Giant bats and spiders populate the Spooky Trails at Hellhole Canyon Open Space Preserve along with witches and goblins. Join us for pumpkin carving, costume contest and a movie at our 5th annual Halloween event.

Scream 2015

Promotional photo for Scream 2015. Courtesy of the Bonita Vista Vocal Music Department

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 8 p.m.

The Bonita Vista Vocal Music Dept. will host a spooktacular musical revue, haunted hallway, and a vast array of games and activities people of all ages will enjoy. A Moonlight Masquerade Ball will also be taking place after the performance.

Trick Or Trot 5K & 3K Fun Run

Promotional graphic for Trick or Trot 5K/3K Fun Run.

Sunday, October 18, 2015, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Participants are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and prizes will be awarded for best costume in addition to race categories. The race supports Roosevelt Middle School's afterschool programs.

Lucky Pup Halloween Party And Costume Contest

Promotional photo for the Lucky Pup Halloween Party and Costume Contest at Mission Brewery.

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Presented by Hearts for San Diego and EarthWise Pet Supply East Village, the 4th annual Lucky Pup Halloween Party and Costume Contest will be held at Mission Brewery. Enjoy craft beer, food trucks, a costume contest, photo booth, raffle prizes...

43rd Annual Harvest Festival: October 23-25, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Harvest Festival has been the biggest and best holiday art and craft show in the San Diego area for more than four decades. Families from all over the region come to enjoy American handmade crafts, great food, and fun entertainment. (Oct. 23-25)

4th Annual HauntFest On Main

Promotional graphic for the 4th Annual Hauntfest on Main. Courtesy of Hauntfest on Main.

Friday, October 23, 2015, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

A family friendly event featuring game & craft booths for kids, candy trails, outdoor movies, costume contests, carnival ride area for kids, decorated car display, food vendors, dining experiences at local restaurants, and much more!

Haunted Aquarium 2015: Shipwrecked Science!

Promotional graphic for Haunted Aquarium 2015: Shipwrecked Science! Courtesy of Birch Aquarium

Friday, October 23, 2015, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Discover a sea of glowing beasts (big and small), get sticky with slime, and enjoy shipwrecked stories, all while BOO-gieing down to live music and having a monstrous good time. Recommended for ages 2+. FRIDAY & SATURDAY FROM 6-9 PM.

Mana De San Diego's Brindis Gala 2015

Promotional graphic for Mana de San Diego's Brindis Gala 2015.

Friday, October 23, 2015, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join MANA de San Diego for the event of the year at the 2015 Brindis Annual Gala on Friday, Oct. 23. From 6-9pm, there will be entertainment, a silent auction, social style dinner* and program.

The Asylum Escape

Promotional flyer for The Asylum Escape.

Friday, October 23, 2015, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The haunted hallways of the Insane Asylum are filled with hidden memories, frightening patients and demented doctors. Shoot your way through the unrestrained mayhem to uncover the true secret behind the Asylum. Oct. 23, 24, 30 and 31st.

Monster Mash Dance Show & Kidzone Halloween Museum

Promotional photo for Monster Mash Dance Show & Kidzone Halloween Museum. Courtesy of Legends Performance Academy

Friday, October 23, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

It's the perfect up-close and personal show for a family night out! These young professional performing artists will give you a spooktacular show as they dance and act as zombies, clowns, mummies and more. Shows are 20 mins. long, held every 30 mins.

Creepside Haunted School

Promotional graphic for "Creepside Haunted School" at Creekside Elementary.

Friday, October 23, 2015, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Now in its ninth year, "Creepside Haunted School" has become a popular annual event catering to the Inland North County audiences (Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Sabre Springs, 4S Ranch, Mira Mesa, Rancho Penasquitos, and more).

'Night Music!' A Spooktacular Evening Benefiting The San Diego Women's Chorus Festival Travel Fund

Promotional graphic for "Night Music!" - a spooktacular evening benefiting The San Diego Women's Chorus Festival Travel Fund

Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

The San Diego Women's Chorus presents "Night Music," a Halloween-themed evening of entertainment at the Irenic in North Park on Friday Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Parish Hall Christ Lutheran Church Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

Promotional photo of Christ Lutheran Church.

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9:30 a.m. to noon

A Free Dìa de los Muertos Celebration that includes face-painting on site and fun dancing to fabulous music! Bring along to place on the table souvenirs and mementos of your loved ones who have left this life.

Fall Harvest Festival & Boutique 2015

Promotional photo for the Fall Harvest Festival & Boutique 2015 at Farm Stand West

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Local artists, crafters, bakers, seamstress and more will have their goods, like jams & jellies, for sale. There will be an afternoon BBQ lunch available, free hay rides, and you-pick Pumpkin Patch. Free admission for visitors.

The Boulevard Boo! Parade 2015

Promotional photo of the The Boulevard Boo! Parade. Courtesy of  College Area Business District

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 10 a.m.

This fun, free, family event is bigger and spookier than ever! More floats, more zombies, more music and more surprises. More of what makes the Boulevard BOO! Parade San Diego’s ONLY Halloween Parade. Enjoy music, carnival rides, games, food trucks.

NFAR's 5th Annual Autism Friendly Halloween Carnival

Promotional graphic for NFAR's 5th Annual Autism Friendly Halloween Carnival.

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Looking for a fun "autism friendly" Halloween Carnival where a kid with autism can be a kid? Join us this Saturday (10/24) from 11am-2pm at Nobel Park Recreation Center for games, crafts, bounce houses, giant slide, treats, prizes & more!

Spooktacular Fun At Grossmont Shopping Center

Promotional graphic for Spooktacular Fun at Grossmont Shopping Center.

Saturday, October 24, 2015, noon

Bring the kids in their cutest costumes and join us for some Halloween fun at Grossmont Center! We are hosting a day filled with treats, costume contests, photo booths and pumpkin painting.

Boo Bash

Promotional photo for The Salvation Army Kroc Center’s annual BOO BASH

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Salvation Army Kroc Center’s annual BOO BASH promises hours of festive fun including trick-or-treating, fang-tastic pumpkin decorating, spooky carnival games, snacks, frightful bounce houses, rock climbing and more!

Bay Park Elementary School Trunk Or Treat Halloween Carnival

Promotional photo for the Bay Park Elementary School Trunk Or Treat Halloween Carnival

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The carnival features a giant inflatable obstacle course, a haunted hallway, pirate tattoo parlor, arts & crafts, food, candy and costumes.

Trunk Or Treat

Promotional graphic for Trunk Or Treat at First Baptist Church of San Diego.

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Join First Baptist Church of San Diego this Fall for our Trunk or Treat festival on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. There will be games, candy, prizes, a bounce house and more. We will also have food for purchase from Chik Fil A.

Haunted Tales

Promotional graphic for Haunted Tales.

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

It’s time again for all aspiring ghosts, goblins, pirates and princesses to gather on the Star of India for some ghostly tales of enormous proportions. Lantern led tours will be held from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Oct. 24 & 31, 2015.

Fall Family Festival

Promotional graphic for San Diego Children's Discovery Museum's Fall Family Festival, Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Join San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum for the 5th Annual Fall Family Festival! It’s a family fun event complete with pumpkin carving & decorating, live music by Hullabaloo, Street Fair and food vendors, educational workshops, and a petting zoo.

Dia De Los Muertos 2015 - Old Mission San Luis Rey

Promotional graphic for Dia De Los Muertos 2015 at Old Mission San Luis Rey.

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In la fiesta of Día de los Muertos, time no longer bars one spirit from another by reason of death. Admission is FREE, parking fees apply day of event ($5 – $10 vehicle).

Sikes Spooktacular

Sikes Spooktacular 2015 flyer.

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A farmstead Halloween celebration. Kid friendly activities like guess the goo, pin the wing on the bat, pumpkin bowling, apple coring, scavenger hunt, farmers market trick or treat, and a piñata at 1 p.m. Costumes encouraged but not required.

Pitties In The Park

Promotional graphic for local non-profit San Diego Pittie Parents "Real Dogs. Real Owners. Making a Real Difference." LEFT: Luna (San Diego) adopted from Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue; CENTER: Nini (Chicago, IL) adopted from It's a Pittie Rescue; RIGHT: Faith the Surfing Pit Bull (Lakeside, CA) rescued as a stray

Sunday, October 25, 2015, noon to 4 p.m.

Join local non-profit San Diego Pittie Parents for a "Pitties in the Park" celebration. Event features adoption alley, micro chipping, spay & neuter voucher rebates, demos, vendors, book signing by Shannon Kopp, a HOWLaween costume contest and more.

Halloween Art Party

Promotional photo of kids in costume for the Halloween Art Party at Xpressive Arts Center

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Come join us at the Xpressive Arts Center for a fun-filled Halloween event that will have ghostly games, creepy crafts and tasty treats. We will have a costume contest and free art lessons by our own Miss Jessica.

Once Upon A Hallowe'en At Old Poway Park

Promotional photo of the scary conductor of the “Halloween Express,” Poway’s own Baldwin Steam Locomotive.

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Board the “Halloween Express,” Poway’s own Baldwin Steam Locomotive. Make a Halloween-inspired craft project to take home, see a replica of the Ectomobile from the movie, "The Ghostbusters" while dancers lend a wild vibe to the evening.

Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’

Promotional flyer for Bram Stoker’s "Dracula."

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Add something spooky to your Halloween with an all-new adaptation of the terror classic "Dracula"! LA TheatreWorks’ production presents this tale of seduction with a unique twist – as an old time radio play, complete with onstage sound effects.

Pillbox Tavern’s Pumpkin Carving Contest

Promotional graphic for Pillbox Tavern’s Pumpkin Carving Contest.

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Pillbox Tavern is getting into the holiday spirit with their Pumpkin Carving Contest! Bring the kids and your carving skills as “Best of Show” pumpkins will go home with some ghoulish prizes.

'Horror UnScripted'

Promotional graphic for "Horror UnScripted." Courtesy of Impro Theatre

Monday, October 26, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Impro Theatre takes a “stab” at creating an entire play in the style of 1980s horror films, on stage, right before your eyes! Get your throats ready, because screams of laughter will be leaping out as you experience this side-splitting spectacle!

The Duck Dive Pumpkin Carving Contest

Promotional photo of a Jack O'Lantern

Monday, October 26, 2015, 9 p.m.

The Duck Dive will hold a pumpkin carving contest beginning at 9 p.m. Oct. 26. Carving tools will be provided and some pumpkins will be available for purchase. Complimentary hot cider and roasted pumpkin seeds will be served.

Trick-Or-Treat In The Library

Promotional Halloween graphic

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Trick-or-treat around the Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Branch Library to gather treats and then enjoy a holiday film.

Trunk Or Treat

Promotional graphic for Trunk or Treat at Palisades Church on Oct. 28, 2015 from 5-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Free Family Fun! Trunk or Treat at Palisades Church on Oct. 28, 2015 from 5-7:30 p.m., will feature a classic car show, music, candy, cake walk and more! Food will be available for purchase as well. Costumes welcome.

Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular

Promotional graphic for Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular at Savoie Eatery.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

South Bay's most spooktacular Howl-O-Ween festival for pooches and their people to benefit the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility. This free event will feature plenty of fun for the entire family, furry and non-furry alike.

Sandbar Pumpkin Carving Contest

Promotional photo for Sandbar Sports & Grill.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Join Sandbar Sports & Grill Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. for their 2nd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. Enjoy an ice-cold beer and carve a pumpkin for just $10 while taking in the ocean views on their Skydeck.

CONNECT's 30th Anniversary Fall Bash

Promotional graphic for CONNECT's 30th Anniversary Fall Bash.

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Are you looking for a fun way to kick off Halloween weekend? CONNECT, a premier innovation company accelerator, invites the public to celebrate its 30th anniversary with a Halloween-themed community event – costumes optional – on Oct. 29.

Backyard Kitchen & Tap’s 'Howl-o-ween'

Promotional flyer for the Backyard Kitchen & Tap’s “Howl-o-ween."

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join Backyard Kitchen & Tap for a hair-raising “Howl-o-ween” family-friendly, doggie event on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. in partnership with nonprofits, Camp Run-A-Mutt and Second Chance Dog Rescue.

True North Tavern's Pre-Halloween Masquerade Ball

Promotional graphic for True North Tavern's Pre-Halloween Masquerade Ball.

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Starting at 9 p.m. on Oct. 29, enjoy $4 Jack, Skyy Variations, Fernet and Fireball while jammin’ to DJ Demon of Sleeping Giant Music. Dress in your best costume for the midnight costume contest with prize giveaways. No cover all night.

Mad Science

Two girls having a fun learning experience with the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 10 a.m.

Learn how to mix ghostly potions & spine-chilling spells to create hair-raising effects in this spook-tackular program! The Halloween-themed show tells the story of Count Meggbert's battle with the wicked witch to release the Countess from her spell.

Mysterious One Book Treasure Hunt

Graphic book covers for One Book, One San Diego 2015 selections: "The Shadow of the Wind," "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore," and "The Dumbest Idea Ever."

Friday, October 30, 2015, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dive into the mysteries of "The Shadow of the Wind," "The Dumbest Idea Ever," and "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore." Solve the clues to collect the letters. Gather all the letters for a Halloween treat…

ScholarShare's Toddler Time: Story Time

Promotional photo of Jack-o-lanterns.

Friday, October 30, 2015, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Boo! It's Halloween! Put on your costumes and gather around for tales about your favorite little pumpkins! Recommended for ages 4 and under.

Kids Art & Music Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Promotional photo for the Kids Art & Music Dia de los Muertos Celebration at Pachis, an Art Studio for Kids

Friday, October 30, 2015, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Learn about this special Mexican holiday, collaborate in making an altar in honor of Matisse, create a unique take-home art piece and enjoy Día de los Muertos folk tales, stories and songs with Songbirds Music.

Book-or-Treat Halloween Bash

Promotional graphic for the Book-or-Treat Halloween Bash at Imperial Beach Farmers Market

Friday, October 30, 2015, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Join us for the Grand Opening of the Imperial Beach StoryTent! To celebrate the launch of our newest StoryTent, we're hosting a Book-Or-Treat Halloween Bash on Oct. 30! Come read, earn a free book, have some treats and enter the costume contest!

Day Of The Doll Fashion Show At The Headquarters At Seaport

Promotional graphic for Day of the Doll Fashion Show at The Headquarters at Seaport.

Friday, October 30, 2015, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Come dressed in your Halloween garb for this unique and festive fall fashion show. Includes fashion show featuring the #wonderdolls, live art, music, shopping, costume contest & raffle plus Trick or Treating for all ages.

Little Italy's Trick-Or-Treat On India Street

Promotional graphic for Little Italy's Trick or Treat on India Street.

Friday, October 30, 2015, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Little ghouls, witches and goblins will storm through the streets at Little Italy’s 9th annual Trick-or-Treat on India Street Friday, Oct. 30 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring their little monsters out in costume attire.

Orange & Black Ball

Promotional graphic for the Orange & Black Ball, Friday, October 30, 2015. Courtesy of Timken Museum of Art

Friday, October 30, 2015, 6 p.m. to midnight

The Timken Museum of Art is proud to present the Orange & Black Ball, a masquerade gala to raise awareness and funds that benefit the museum's art education and outreach programs. Come celebrate the Timken collection in style.

The Del’s 2015 Hallo-wine & Spirits® Party

Promotional photo of a jack-o-lantern for The Del’s Hallo-wine & Spirits® Party

Friday, October 30, 2015, 7 p.m. to midnight

Don your best costume and join us for the 6th annual, adults-only, “Hallo-wine and Spirits” Party full of spooky surroundings, great eats, delicious wines and dancing until you drop!

Oceanside Museum Of Art's Carnival Of Astounding Art After Dark

Promotional poster for Carnival of Astounding Art After Dark.

Friday, October 30, 2015, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

In celebration of Oceanside Museum of Art's "Baby Tattoo: Carnival Of Astounding Art" exhibit, the popular Art After Dark party happens the night before Halloween. Enjoy live music, dynamic performances, interactive art and unusual experiences.

Free Boxing Class & Halloween Party

Promotional graphic for Boxing Class & Halloween Party at Title Boxing Club Carlsbad.

Friday, October 30, 2015, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Throw on your favorite costume and join us for a "spooktacular” Power Hour as we celebrate our 2-year anniversary. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Haunted Harrah's 2015

Promotional graphic for Haunted Harrah's 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015, 8 p.m.

We are excited to announce the return of Haunted Harrah's, a spooktacular getaway with multiple stages, casino gaming and a party that doesn't stop until 3 a.m.

Carnies, Clowns, & Merry Go Rounds

Promotional photo of a scary clown at Belmont Park for Carnies, Clowns, & Merry Go Rounds. Courtesy of WaveHouse San Diego

Friday, October 30, 2015, 8 p.m. to midnight

Arrive early for hosted Skyy drinks and front row space to all the thrills and chills of evening. There will be live music all night featuring the band, Beach Party, and DJ Ayla Simone. Photo booths, carnival games and carnie treats. 21 + event

5th Annual Halloween Pub Crawl - Friday

Promotional graphic for the 5th Annual Halloween Pub Crawl.

Friday, October 30, 2015, 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

On this very special FRIDAY Costume Halloween Pub Crawl, we will be haunting four bars in the Gaslamp District where every costume clad crawler will receive VIP Entry, No Cover Charges, and a selection of awesome drink specials.

'Johnny Tenorio' By Playwright Carlos Morton

Promotional graphic for "Johnny Tenorio" Carlos Morton.

Friday, October 30, 2015, 8 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In the irreverent, interactive tradition of the carpas (tent theaters) of Mexico, we are taking our show on the road, bringing this modern Chicano version of the classic Don Juan story to diverse audiences for Día de los Muertos through November.

San Diego Symphony Presents: Disney In Concert - Tim Burton's 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

A promotional photo of "The Nightmare Before Christmas."

Friday, October 30, 2015, 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Spend Halloween at the San Diego Symphony with a screening of Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas." As the film is projected onto a big screen, it will be accompanied by symphony orchestra musicians performing Danny Elfman's enigmatic score.

Nightmare On F Street

Promotional graphic for Nightmare on F Street. Courtesy of Rooftop 600

Friday, October 30, 2015, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The unofficial pre-party to Saturday night's Freakshow, the Nightmare on F Street will feature haunting beats from DJs Beatnick and Este. This event is 21+ and free of cover charge. Doors open at 9 p.m. and costumes are encouraged.

Scare Away Hunger Volunteer Event

Promotional graphic for the Scare Away Hunger event.

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Take part in a special volunteer event to sort, bag and box food for those in need in our community. Bring the whole family for a morning of fun, not to mention another chance to show off your carefully crafted costume. There will be prizes.

Trick-Or-Treating At Flower Hill Promenade

Promotional graphic for Flower Hill Promenade.

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For a Halloween bash that caters to children of all ages as well as their doting parents, Flower Hill Promenade will host its annual Trick-or-Treating event on Saturday, Oct. 31.

7th Annual Balboa Park Halloween Family Day

Promotional photo of a family at the annual Balboa Park Halloween Family Day. Courtesy of Balboa Park

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Over two dozen participating museums and cultural attractions throughout the Park will present arts and crafts projects for kids, costume parades and contests, spooky gallery tours and treasure hunts, and other fun surprises until 4 p.m.

Daytime Comic Halloween Party

Promotional graphic for the Day Time Halloween Party presented by DW Publishing, Comickaze - Liberty Station, NTC Arts & Culture District, and San Diego Comic Art Gallery

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Free and open to all ages! Enjoy bunch of really cool things including comics and candy. Enjoy a live performance, food trucks on site, a Hollywood car show and costume contest.

Healthy Halloween At Bill O' 'Frights' In Chula Vista

Promotional graphic for the Bill o' FRIGHTS Healthy Halloween Festival at Chula Vista Harbor.

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tour the Bill o’Frights ghost ship on Halloween! Have fun at a free healthy Halloween Festival. This family event will provide a healthy start to Halloween with fun for the whole family including costume contests, arts & crafts and ghost ship tours.

Dia De Los Muertos: The Science Of Sugar Skulls

Promotional graphic for Halloween Family Day at the Fleet. Courtesy of Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants will learn more about the Day of the Dead, by making their very own sugar skulls, decorating them with traditional Mexican designs or their own designs, and of course, they can take all of their hard work home with them.

Halloween Costume Contest

Promotional photo of children in great costumes for the Linda Vista Library Halloween Costume Contest.

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Come costumed and look your Halloween best at Linda Vista Library! A panel of judges will decide who wins the grand prize! Enjoy a craft-making session before the big contest! Light refreshments will be available, not to mention Halloween treats.

Grossmont’s Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Event

Promotional graphic for Grossmont's Halloween Trick-or-Treat Event.

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join us on Oct. 31 in your best Halloween costume and trick-or-treat through over one million square feet of stores, restaurants and eateries. Bring your family to a safe place to trick-or-treat this October for a Halloween to remember.

Hoppy Halloween San Diego

Promotional graphic for Hoppy Halloween.

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Visit San Diego's most haunted Biergarten for the ultimate Halloween celebration. Be transported into a haunted land where you can enjoy all inclusive craft beer & cocktails, zombie Bavarian beer girls, tricks & treats, stilt-walkers and live music.

Book Signing And Talk ‘Haunted San Diego’

"Haunted San Diego" book cover.

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

"Haunted San Diego" is a historic guide to San Diego's favorite haunts by Gail White, who will be doing a book signing at Upstart Crow Bookstore & Coffeehouse in Seaport Village.

Trunk Or Treat

Promotional graphic for Trunk Or Treat at First Lutheran Church.

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Come join us for trunk or treating, games, pictures, popcorn and much more! Located at the First Lutheran Church parking lot.

Monster Bash 2015

Promotional photo for Monster Bash. Courtesy of McFarlane Promotions

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

San Diego’s biggest Halloween Block Party returns and will be unleashed on the Gaslamp Quarter and East Village neighborhoods transforming over eight city blocks into the largest Halloween event in California. Experience five insane stages.

Halloween Night At The Haunted Whaley House

Exterior photo of the Whaley House. Photo courtesy of Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO)

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 6 p.m. to midnight

Have a ghoulishly good time this Halloween when the Whaley House, lit by historic oil lamps, will remain open until midnight. Hear the chilling tales of ghosts who roam the house and enjoy period music played by our docents.

San Diego Zombie Crawl - Halloween In The Gaslamp

Promotional graphic for the San Diego Zombie Crawl taking place in the Gaslamp Quarter.

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Your San Diego Zombie Crawl ticket includes access to the City's best costume parties and adult treats like welcome shots, devilish drink deals, spine chilling entertainment, hotel & parking discount (with free overnight option) and more.

Nightmare On Normal Street 2015

Promotional graphic for Nightmare On Normal Street. Courtesy of Hillcrest Business Association

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

This corpse laden street fair and dance party celebration will bring you back to life. The events of the evening will include live entertainment, a costume competition and two bars.

Trunk Or Treat In Scripps Ranch

Promotional graphic for Trunk or Treat in Scripps Ranch.

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Come join us for a night of trick or treating, games, music, food trucks and more! Enjoy moving from decorated trunk to trunk, filling up on treats, playing games, hanging out for music, dancing, and fun kids programs!

Laurel & Hardy Group Howl-O-Ween Spook-Tacular

Graphic logo for the Saps at Sea Tent presenting the Laurel & Hardy Group Howl-O-Ween Spook-Tacular at Williams Hall at Trinity Church.

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

This show will include the return to our "Halloween Halls" of Rick (Halloween candy tester) Greene! There will be a costume contest with almost valuable prizes and surprises for great disguises. Mark your calendars for fun! $6 donation paid at door.

Spreckels Organ Halloween Silent Movie Night

Promotional photo for the Spreckels Organ Halloween Silent Movie Night.

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Spreckels Organ Society presents a Halloween night screening of the Lon Chaney classic "Phantom of the Opera" in the Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park.

Scary Singles On The Loose!

Photo courtesy of Simply The Best Singles, promoting their singles events.

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Simply The Best Singles, an upscale organization for singles age 40 to 60ish, presents "Scary Singles On The Loose," Saturday, Oct. 31 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Morgan Run Golf & Resort. Costumes are encouraged with prizes for the best.

Massaquerade Ball At The Historic Lafayette Hotel

Promotional flyer for the Massaquerade Ball.

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Four areas of sound, playing the best in EDM, hip hop and top 40s, 2 ball rooms, full service bars, Vampires & VIPs pool area with free wine tastings. Choose your Hell Haunted House and Cash give aways for Best Dressed, Sexiest Dressed and Scariest.

5th Annual Halloween Pub Crawl - Saturday

Promotional graphic for the 5th Annual Halloween Pub Crawl.

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

On this very special SATURDAY Costume Halloween Pub Crawl, we will be haunting four bars in the Gaslamp District where every costume clad crawler will receive VIP Entry, No Cover Charges, and a selection of awesome drink specials.

Hard Rock Horror Story

Promotional graphic for the Halloween party at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, Oct. 31, 2015.

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 9 p.m.

Plan your spookiest costumes, grab your friends and get your freak on at our legendary Halloween party! Experience the Gaslamp and the best of all Halloween parties in San Diego. It’s going to be our biggest Halloween bash yet with over 20 DJs.

House Of Blues Halloween Block Party

Promotional graphic for the House Of Blues Halloween Block Party, October 31, 2015.

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Come experience over 30,000 square feet of hauntings, with $1000 in total cash prize costume contests. Enjoy three stages of music and live entertainment featuring Kinjaz of MTV's America's Best Dance Crew, DJ Melo-D & SDMA award-winning DJ Artistic.

The Duck Dive's Freak Show At The Beach

Promotional graphic for the Duck Dive's Freak Show at the Beach

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

This vintage circus-style Halloween party will bring out the bearded lady in all of us. There will be Black Magic drink specials all night long, so don’t miss out!

7th Annual Dia De Los Muertos

Promotional graphic for the 7th Annual Dia De Los Muertos at La Vista Memorial Park.

Sunday, November 1, 2015, noon to 10 p.m.

A free program of music, theatre, run way fashion show, art folk dancing, and other entertainment, along with a variety of vendors offering food and gift items for sale.

Special Halloween Paranormal Investigation Of The Davis-Horton House

Promotional graphic for the paranormal investigations with San Diego Ghost Hunters at the Davis-Horton House. Courtesy of Gaslamp Quarter Historical Association.

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 10 p.m. to midnight

The Davis-Horton House: Alive with Spirits from the Past? Find out for yourself. Touted by many as, “the most haunted house in the Gaslamp Quarter,” the Davis-Horton House has become a highly popular place for investigating paranormal activities.

'Johnny Tenorio' By Carlos Morton - Old Town

Promotional graphic for " Johnyy Tenorio" by Carlos Morton.

Sunday, November 1, 2015, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In the irreverent, interactive tradition of the carpas (tent theaters) of Mexico, we are taking our show on the road, bringing this modern Chicano version of the classic Don Juan story to diverse audiences for Día de los Muertos through November.

'México…Vive Su Folklor'

Promotional photo for Dia De Los Muertos.

Sunday, November 1, 2015, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

As part of Escondido’s 20th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival, Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts will perform “México…Vive Su Folklor,” directed by the award-winning José Jaimes. A vibrant, cheerful, and celebratory show, featuring music and dance.

Halloween Hep Spot - Who's Afraid Of The Dark?

Promotional graphic for Halloween Hep Spot - Who's Afraid Of The Dark?

Sunday, November 1, 2015, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join us for a fang-tastic Halloween edition of the Hep Spot! Our theme is "Who's Afraid Of The Dark?" which means...we will be dancing in the dark!!!

20th Annual Día De Los Muertos Festival

Promotional graphic for the 20th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival. Courtesy of California Center for the Arts Escondido.

Sunday, November 1, 2015, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Each year, guests are invited to create altars to remember and honor their loved ones in a special area outside of the Center’s museum.

6th Annual 'Exquisite Corpse & Its Shadow' Reception

Promotional graphic for the 6th annual "Exquisite Corpse & Its Shadow" Exhibition & Reception. Courtesy of The Art Center Ramona

Sunday, November 1, 2015, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For the 6th year, artist Helen Wilson invited the artist’s group Tuesday Nights to play the game Exquisite Corpse. This is a game by which a collection of images is assembled by the group to form bodies. It's perfect for creating a Halloween exhibit.