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Halloween Fun for the Whole Family

Spooktacular Fun in San Diego

The wait leading up to chocolate bliss can be torture, but there are plenty of fun ways to celebrate the spooktacular Halloween fun in San Diego throughout the month of October!

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular

Fun for the Little Ones

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular

When: September 21 - October 27, 2019
SeaWorld's biggest fall festival with weekends brimming with family fun, catch spooky live shows, join in on Halloween activities and let the little ones trick-or-treat throughout the park in a safe, family-friendly environment.

LEGOLAND Brick-or-Treat Party Nights

When: September 29 - October 26, 2019
Every Saturday night, LEGOLAND® California Resort creates Halloween excitement with live entertainment, character meet-and-greets, costume contests, and treat stations during extended Park open hours!

Fall Fest

When: October 4 - November 30, 2019
Beachside Fall Fest will transform the 94-year-old seaside park into a festive fall experience with shades of autumn leaves, hay bales and freshly harvested pumpkins; plus, free activities like trick-or-treating, live entertainment, kids’ activities and more.

Haunted Harvest

When: October 6-27, 2019
Haunted Hayride, Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest, Apple Bobbing Contest, Harvest Hoedown with Jug Band, Apple Cider Pressing and Tasting.

HalGLOWeen at the San Diego Zoo

When: October 11-27, 2019
With extended hours to 9:00 PM, HalGLOWeen will feature exciting Halloween entertainment, including a DJ spinning tunes for everyone to dance to among bursts of bubbles, glowing “Boolahoops,” exciting entertainment, special treats, Halloween-themed music, and more!

8th Annual Not-So-Scary Estuary Family Discovery Day

When: October 13, 2019
Have a howling good time in nature with the Not-So-Scary Estuary Family Discovery Day at San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center in Encinitas. Kids in costume can join the parade with prizes awarded, and more fun inside and outside along the nature center loop trail.

Villains in the Village!

When: October 19, 2019
We dare you to try and keep your wits about you while strolling through the treelined streets of Third Avenue Village in Chula Vista. Over 20 nefarious characters and uncanny activities will torment and trick thrill seekers of all ages. 

HauntFest on Main

When: October 25, 2019
HauntFest on Main is an exciting family friendly event in Downtown El Cajon with a pumpkin patch, costume contest, kidz zone, rides, entertainment and more!

Trick-or-Treat on India Street

When: October 25, 2019
This fun and safe Halloween event makes it possible for urban families to enjoy authentic trick-or-treating fun as Little Italy businesses along historic India Street open their doors to give out candy and Halloween treats.

Mall-O-Ween Monster Mash

When: October 26, 2019
A spooktacular event brimming with family fun! This kid-friendly jamboree will offer fun and frights for all ages and feature a costume contest, carnival games, arts and crafts, music, refreshments and more.

Lakeside Halloween Festival

When: October 26, 2019
Dress in costume and bring the whole family for an evening full of trick-or-treats, music, food, games and prizes!

Spring Valley Halloween Festival

When: October 26, 2019
Dress in costume and bring the whole family for an evening full of trick-or-treats, music, food, games and prizes!

Fallbrook Halloween Festival

When: October 26, 2019
Dress in costume and bring the whole family for an evening full of trick-or-treats, music, food, games and prizes!

Trick or Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

When: October 27, 2019
The annual Trick or Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run promises spooktacular fun for the whole family. Costumes encouraged! Prizes will be awarded for race winners as well as best costumes.

Halloween at the Station

When: October 27, 2019
The community is invited to enjoy the daytime festivities including trick-or-treating throughout the district, music and live entertainment, an arts and crafts project presented by Monart School of the Arts, spooky games and an inflatable obstacle course presented by Kid Ventures, a Hollywood car show and more!

Balboa Park Halloween Family Day

Mayhem at the Museums

Pumpkin Express

When: October 5-27, 2019
Join the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association in the Pumpkin Express Halloween Celebration complete with a train ride, pumpkin patch and more.

Haunted Tales aboard the Star of India

When: October 19 & 26, 2019
It is time again for all aspiring ghosts, goblins, pirates and princesses to gather on the Star of India for some ghostly tales of enormous proportions. Enjoy as our storytellers reveal the eerie legends of our seafaring past.

Haunted Aquarium: Sea Monster Mash

When: October 25-27, 2019
At the Haunted Aquarium, discover a sea of glowing beasts, get sticky with slime, and enjoy shipwrecked stories, all while BOO-gieing down to live music and having a monstrous good time.

Lions, Tigers & Bears Spooky Campover

When: October 25-26, 2019
Enjoy a wild and ghoulish night under the stars with the rescued exotic animals of Lions Tigers & Bears. The annual Spooky Campover is a family favorite you do not want to miss! Enjoy pumpkin carving (don’t forget your pumpkin), s’mores by the campfire, and more.

Balboa Park Halloween Family Day

When: October 26, 2019
San Diego's Balboa Park and its museums are treating families to a free Halloween Family Day with a spooky array of hands-on activities and other free goodies.

Whaley House

Haunted Houses and Tours

Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Tour

When: August 14 - October 31 2019
Dying to take a ride on the dark side? Join us for a spirited & entertaining tour built on stories of history, mystery and legends of San Diego’s past! Travel back in time with us and learn about the spirits of notorious wild characters like gunslingers, gamblers, and ladies of the night who lived and died in San Diego.

Haunted Happenings Tour

When: August 20 - October 31, 2019
Learn the official account of Kate Morgan’s 1892 visit to The Del and why her spirit never left in this 45-minute ghostly tour of the resort. Walk in Kate’s footsteps after dark as you uncover the mystery of her death, other spirits who haunt the hotel and ghostly guest encounters.
Note: Haunted Happenings Tour is designed for kids 10 and older.

The Scream Zone at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

When: September 27 - November 2, 2019
San Diego County's largest haunted experience, The Scream Zone is considered among the goriest, scariest, and screaming-est fright fests to be found in the dark corners of Southern California. We invite you to be our guests, that is, if you have the nerve!
Note: The Scream Zone is designed for a teen and older audience.

Halloween at the Whaley House

When: October 24-27, 2019
The historic Whaley House Museum in Old Town will be open extended hours the last week of October to put you in good spirits for Halloween. Be transported back to the nineteenth century with an October visit to "the most haunted house in America," (Life, 2005), where the specters are authentic and the mystery is all in the history.

Haunted Trails at Morrison Pond

When: October 26, 2019
Enjoy the spooky trails at Morrison Pond with this ranger-led hike. Bring the whole family and a flashlight to test your bravery with the supposed ghosts and ghouls that inhabit this area around this time of year.

Dos Picos Haunted Trails

When: October 26, 2019
During this time of year, the woods come to life with creatures, natural and supernatural. Meet the Rangers and Spirit Guides in the day-use parking lot by the light at the restroom. Guided hikes are 0.5 – 0.75 miles long and cover some challenging terrain. Wear warm clothes and sturdy shoes. Bring a flashlight and an adult! Dress up and wear your favorite Halloween costume!

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Fallbrook Halloween Festival

Oct 26, 2019

Dress in costume and bring the whole family for an evening full of trick-or-treats, music, food, games and prizes!

All ages are welcome and there's no cost to attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Inclement weather will cancel this event.

County Parks is hosting friendly Halloween festivals at all three community centers:

Fallbrook Community Center
Oct. 26: 5 - 7 p.m.
341 Heald Ave., Fallbrook, CA
Call 760-728-1671 for info

Lakeside Community Center
Oct. 26: 4 - 8 p.m.
9841 Vine St., Lakeside, CA 92040
Call 619-443-9176 for info

Spring Valley Community Center
Oct. 26: 5 - 7 p.m.
8735 Jamacha Blvd., Spring Valley, CA
Call 619-479-1832 for info

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$5 Off: 2019 Scream Zone "Triple Haunt" Ticket

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