San Diego 2015 Halloween & Dia de los Muertos Celebrations

October 23, 2015

Trick or Treat Puppy
We are just a few days away from All Hallow’s Eve also know as All Saint’s Eve, All Souls Day and also commonly known as Halloween.  In addition it’s followed by the much celebrated Dia de los Muertos Celebrations (Day of the Dead) here in San Diego County.  If you ever wondered where the customs came from with these two holidays, you don’t have to look any further than Wikipedia to get your answers.  Can I just say I love Wikipedia and Google.  Check out Halloween here and Day of the Dead here.

For all you ghouls, ghosts and goblins here is a list of all of the activities happening throughout San Diego County for both these events.

Halloween Events

The Annual Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch
September 24- October 31, 2015
Valley Center
batesnutfarm.biz

The Scream Zone
September 25-November 1, 2015
Del Mar Fairgrounds
thescreamzone.com

The Haunted Hotel
September 25-November 1, 2015
Downtown
hauntedhotel.com

The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park
September 25-November 1, 2015
Balboa Park
hauntedtrail.net

Pumpkin Stations
September 25-October 31, 2015
Rancho Bernardo, Mission Valley, Del Mar, National City, Bonita & El Cajon
Pumpkin Stations 

SeaWorld San Diego’s Halloween Spooktacular
September 25-November 1, 2015
SeaWorld San Diego
seaworldparks.com

Fran’s Original Farm Stand Pumpkin Patch
Farm Stand West Pumpkin Patch
October 1-October 31, 2015
Escondido
thefarmstandwest.com

Terror at the Tenth 2015
October 1-November 14, 2015
Downtown
tenthavenuearts.com

Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns
October 2-October 25, 2015
Escondido-San Diego Zoo Safari Park
sdzsafaripark.org

BOOmont Park Fall Festival & Haunt
October 2-October 31, 2015
Mission Beach-Belmont Park
belmontpark.com

October at the Whaley House Museum
October 7-October 31, 2015
Old Town
whaleyhouse.org

The Pumpkin Express
October 10-October 31, 2015
Campo
psrm.org

Hauntfest on Main
October 23, 2015
Downtown El Cajon
hauntfest.org

Night Music! A Spooktacular Evening Benefiting
The San Diego Women’s Chorus Festival Travel Fund
October 23, 2015
North Park
theirenic.com

Creepside Haunted School
October 23-24, 2015
Poway-Creekside Elementary
powayusd.com

The Asylum Escape
October 23-24, 2015 and October 30-31, 2015
Escondido
warfighteracademy.com

Monster Mash Dance Show & Kidzone Halloween Museum
October 23-24, 2015 and October 30, 2015
Ocean Beach
legendsacademysd.com

Haunted Aquarium: Shipwrecked!
October 23-24, 2015
La Jolla-Birch Aquarium at Scripps
aquarium.ucsd.edu

43rd Annual Harvest Festival
October 23-October 25, 2015
Del Mar Fairgrounds
delmarfairgrounds.com

Dead Man’s Party
October 24, 2015
Solana Beach
bellyup.com/dead-mans-party

The Boulevard Boo!  Parade
October 24, 2015
College
collegeareabid.com/boo

NFAR’s 5th Annual Autism Friendly Halloween Carnival
October 24, 2015
University City-Nobel Park Recreation Center Park
nfar.org

Spooktacular Fun/Trick-or-Treat at Grossmont Shopping Center
October 24, 2015 & October 31, 2015
La Mesa-Grossmont Shopping Center
grossmontcenter.com
grossmontcenter.com/event/grossmonts-halloween-trick-or-treat-event/

Boo Bash
October 24, 2015
San Diego-Ray & Joan Kroc Center
sd.kroccenter.org

Bay Park Elementary School Trunk or Treat
October 24, 2015
Bay Park-Bay Park Elementary
bayparkpta.org

Spooktacular 15K, 10K/5K Run/Walk
October 25, 2015
Pacific Beach-Hospitality Point Park
spooktacular10K.com

Haunted Tales of our Seafaring Past
October 24-31, 2015
Downtown San Diego-Maritime Museum of San Diego
sdmarititme.org

Fall Family Festival
October 25, 2015
Escondido
sdcdm.org

Sikes Spooktacular
October 25, 2015
Escondido
sdrp.org

Halloween Art Party
October 25, 2015
Poway
xpressivearts.com

Once Upon A Hallowe’en At Old Poway Park
October 25, 2015
Poway-Old Poway Park
ca-poway.civicplus.com

Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’
October 25, 2015
Poway-Poway Center for the Performing Arts
powaycenter.com

Horror UnScripted
October 26, 2015
Solana Beach-North Coast Repertory Theatre
northcoastrep.org

The Duck Dive Pumpkin Carving Contest
October 26, 2015
Pacific Beach
theduckdive.com

Down the Rabbit Hole Halloween 2015
October 26-31, 2015
Downtown San Diego-Gaslamp Quarter
omnianightclub.com

6th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest
October 27, 2015
Point Loma-The Pearl
thepearlsd.com

Trick-Or-Treat In The Library
October 27, 2015
Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Branch Library
facebook.com/SerraMesaLibrary

CONNECT’s 30th Anniversary Fall Bash
October 29, 2015
University City
connect.org

True North Tavern’s Pre-Halloween Masquerade Ball
October 29, 2015
North Park
truenorthtavern.com

Mysterious One Book Treasure Hunt
Halloween Costume Contest
October 30, 2015
October 31, 2015
Linda Vista
facebook.com

ScholarShare’s Toddler Time: Story Time
October 30, 2015
Downtown San Diego
thinkplaycreate.org

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
October 30-31, 2015
Downtown San Diego-San Diego Symphony
sandiegosymphony.org

Hallo-wine and Spirits Party
October 30, 2015
Coronado-Hotel Del Coronado
hoteldel.com

Haunted Harrah’s Halloween
October 30, 2015
Valley Center-Harrah’s Resort
hauntedharrahs.com

Book-or-Treat Halloween Bash
October 30, 2015
Imperial Beach
imperialbeachfarmersmarket.org

Little Italy’s Trick-Or-Treat On India Street
October 30, 2015
Little Italy
littleitalysd.com

Orange & Black Ball
October 30, 2015
Balboa Park-Timken Museum of Art
timkenmuseum.org

Carnies, Clowns, & Merry Go Rounds
October 30, 2015
Pacific Beach
belmontpark.com

Hoppy Halloween San Diego
October 31, 2015
Downtown-East Village’s SILO
makersquarter.com

San Diego Botanic Garden’s Fall Family Festival
October 31, 2015
Encinitas
sdbgarden.org

The Duck Dive’s Freak Show At The Beach
October 31, 2015
Pacific Beach
theduckdive.com

Balboa Park Halloween Family Day
October 31, 2015
Balboa Park
balboapark.org

Book Signing and Talk ‘Haunted San Diego’
October 31, 2015
Downtown San Diego-Upstart Crow Bookstore & Coffeehouse
upstartcrowtrading.com

Daytime Comic Halloween Party
October 31, 2015
Point Loma-Liberty Station
sdcomicartgallery.com

Special Halloween Paranormal Investigation of The Davis-Horton House
October 31, 2015
Downtown San Diego
gaslampfoundation.org

San Diego Zombie Crawl Halloween in the Gaslamp
October 31-November 1, 2015
Downtown San Diego-Gaslamp Quarter
sandiegozombiecrawl.com

San Diego Monster Bash
October 31, 2015
Gaslamp Quarter
sandiegomonsterbash.com

Scare Away Hunger Volunteer Event
October 31, 2015
University City
feedingamericasd.org

Spreckels Organ Halloween Silent Movie Night
Octobere 31, 2015
Balboa Park
spreckelsorgan.org

Nightmare on Normal Street
October 31, 2015
Hillcrest
fabuloushillcrest.com

Trick-Or-Treating At Flower Hill Promenade
October 31, 2015
Flower Hill Promenade-Del Mar
flowerhill.com

The Massaquerade Ball @Historic Lafayette Hotel
October 31, 2015
The Lafayette Hotel
lafayettehotelsd.com

Hard Rock Horror Story
October 31, 2015
Hard Rock Hotel
rmdhalloween.com

4th Annual Titanic Masquerade & Costume Party
October 31, 2015
The Inspiration Yacht
sandiegonightlife.com

Halloween Night At The Haunted Whaley House
October 31, 2015
Old Town-Whaley House
whaleyhouse.org

Gaslamp Ghosts Walking Tour
Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
On-going
gaslampquarter.org

6th Annual ‘Exquisite Corpse & Its Shadow’ Reception
October 30-November 1, 2015
Ramona
theartcenterramona.com

Here’s a great video on how to carve 5 different type of jack-o-lanterns.  Have fun!

San Diego's Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations

Sherman Heights Dia de los Muertos
October 22-November 6, 2015
Sherman Heights-Sherman Heights Community Center
facebook.com/DDLMSanDiego

Mana De San Diego’s Brindis Gala 2015
October 23, 2015
Linda Vista-University of San Diego
manasd.org

Parish Hall Christ Lutheran church Dia de los Muertos Celebration
October 24, 2015
Pacific Beach
christpb.org

Dia de los Muertos
October 25, 2015
Oceanside-Mission San Luis Rey
mslrdiadelosmuertos.com

Kids Art & Music Dia de los Muertos Celebration
October 30, 2015
Point Loma-Pachis, An Art Studio for Kids
mypachis.com

Dia de los Muertos:  The Science of Sugar Skulls
October 31, 2015
Balboa Park-Rueben H. Fleet Science Center
rhfleet.org

Dia de los Muertos at Bazaar Del Mundo
October 31-November 1, 2015
Old Town-Bazaar Del Mundo
bazaardelmundo.com

Old Town San Diego’s Day of the Dead
November 1-2, 2015
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
dayofthedeadsd.com

Journey of the Skeletons:  A Dia de los Muertos Theatre Play
November 1-2, 2015
Balboa Park-Centro Cultural de la Raza
journeyoftheskeletons.com

Fallbrook’s Dia de los Mertos Celebration of Life
November 1, 2015
Fallbrook-Masonic Cemetery
facebook.com/masoniccemeteryassoffallbrook

Encinitas Dia de los Muertos Celebration
November 1, 2015
Encinitas Community Center
encinitasarts.org

20th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival
November 1, 2015
Escondido California Centers for the Arts
artcenter.org

Izcalli Dia de los Muertos
November 1, 2015
Market Creek Amphitheater
izcalli.org

La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary Dia de los Muertos
November 1-2, 2015
National City-La Vista Memorial Park & Mortuary
festivaldiadelosmuertos.com

Mexico…Vive su Folklor
20th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival
November 1, 2015
Escondido
artcenter.org
artcenter.org/festival

Amigos del REP presents Historias Tenebrosas
November 2, 2015
Downtown-Horton Plaza
sdrep.org

Would you like to show up in sugar skull make up for any of the above events.  Check out this fantastic tutorial on how to do that.

Whew!  You can never say there isn’t plenty to do in San Diego County for either of these holidays!   Did we miss something.  Please feel free to comment if we did!

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