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San Diego Monster Bash

Enter a world of immorality at the annual Monster Bash where haunted souls can run wild, rules can be broken and sinners can live freely on Halloween Night.

Neighborhood: Gaslamp Quarter, Downtown

8th and Market Street
San Diego, CA 92101

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Date & Time

Oct 29, 2016
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM




The 16th Annual Dos Equis Monster Bash presented by Sailor Jerry, San Diego’smost EPIC Halloween festival, will transform the Gaslamp Quarter and East Village into a paradise for haunted souls and fabulous freaks on Saturday, October 29th from 6:00 PM to Midnight. Spanning eight city blocks, this massive takeover boasts FIVE hauntingly crafted themed stages that have become the hallmark of this unforgettable event, hosting over 20 DJ’s and entertainment acts over the course of the night. Featuring DJ sets and live performances by trap, edm, hip hop, house, and progressive artists, San Diego Monster Bash has something for everyone! Flocking from across the globe and every US State, over 15,000 costumed revelers join together to dance unabashed into the night at this Halloween mecca of terror and sinful delight.

Scary Tales Stage

Tortured takes on Grimm childhood tales come alive within the sinister scene of the Scary Tales Stage. Take a bite of Snow White’s rotten apple and plunge down Alice’s hole to Wonderland for an experience that you won’t soon forget. This main stage boasts an incredible lineup of not-to-miss talent and top DJ’s and live performances.

Doll House Stage

As you dance at the Doll House Stage, don’t mind the broken toys and haunting girls with cracked faces and missing limbs. Discarded dolls take over the block to seek their revenge as you party beneath their hollow eyes.

Wicked Whitelands Stage

Step into a world drained of color in the bone chilling Wicked Whitelands Stage. Disturbingly blank creatures haunt your every move and ghostly white dancers turn your heart to ice – all while your ears are treated to blood curdling beats.

Dia de los Muertos Stage

A celebration of spirits will abound as sugar skulls surround thousands of dancers at the Dia de los Muertos Stage. Latin spice fills the air as hidden glances and lust whirl through the hypnotic sound waves. This dungeon of desire is home to emerging talent and the infamous Monster Bash Costume Contest finals.

Monster Bash VIPs

Life is "too short" to NOT go VIP! Partygoers can upgrade their supernatural encounters and gain exclusive access to the 90’s Horror House, a special hideaway for our Monster Bash VIPs. This bloody block of terror is home to your favorite iconic 90’s stars that have faced a perilous fate while old school hip hop and your favorite 90’s jams will be bumping and heads will roll. VIP perks include 8 complementary drinks, VIP access, VIP restrooms, a special performance by Too $hort and more!

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Monster Bash Lineup!

  • Will Sparks
  • Just Blaze
  • Vicetone
  • Too $hort (Special Vip Performance)
  • Vanilla Ace
  • Hoodboi
  • Meaux Green
  • Amp Live
  • All Gold
  • Fresh & Cutz
  • Divadanielle
  • Tuff Turf
  • Enzo Muro
  • Arsn
  • DJ Ramsey
  • DJ D-Lo
  • Fishfonics
  • Beefam

Monster Bash Costume Contest

Not only do we have world class entertainment we also have cold hard cash to hand out. The infamous Monster Bash Costume Contest boasts an insane $5000 CASH prize awarded to the most creative, over-the-top partygoer. Bring your A-Game and start planning your costume now for your chance to win big. This is the largest cash prize for a costume contest in San Diego so be prepared for the show of a lifetime!

Monster Bash After-Party

New this year, get a special Monster Bash After-Party combo ticket to enjoy access to the official after party at FLUXX Nightclub with Too $hort being your ultimate party host. Monster Bash is offering a variety of ways to attend in 2016 to make your experience effortless and give you more time for fun.

You must be 21+ and have a valid photo ID to enter the venue. All Monster Bash tickets gets you food and drink specials and free cover at over 25 different participating restaurants and bars in the Gaslamp Quarter and East Village.

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