Here it is! The last week of October. Once again, we have gathered just a few of the events happening around San Diego and North County for the week. Notice a theme this week? According to Forbes Magazine, Americans spent $8.4 billion dollars on Halloween last year. It looks like Halloween is in full force in America’s Finest City!
October 27 – October 28, 2017 San Diego Halloween Pub Crawl Hours are 2:00 – 2:00am for Friday and Saturday. Â Wear your spookiest costume and discover a massive Halloween Pub Crawl with half a dozen bars participating with great specials. Â Must be 21 to participate. For tickets and additional information eventbrite.com
October 28, 2017 San Diego Beer and Music Festival – Halloween Edition 6:00 – 10:00pm. The Bi-Annual San Diego Beer and Musical Festival returns for a specialized Halloween Edition featuring live music. Try over 100 craft beers while surrounded by spooky characters roaming the premises. Guests are encouraged to dress in costume! Liberty Station: 2751 Dewey Road San Diego. Tickets and additional informtion: www.sandiego-beerfestival.com
October 28, 2017 Peace in Theses Streets Community Festival 10:00 – 5:00pm. In partnership with the San Diego Police Department and The Jacobs Center for Â Neighborhood Innovation, this is a free community event with performances, local artists and so much more. Celebrate a safe Halloween experience full of games, prizes, Truck a Treat, giveaways, food and talent showcase. 404 Euclid Ave, San Diego.
October 28, 2017 Family Fall Festival San Diego Botanic Garden Encinitas 10:00 – 2:00pm. Celebrate the season with Fall themed activities like pumpkin painting, Halloween crafts, and a petting zoo. Children can wear their favorite Halloween costume and invited to participate in a costume contest. The O Truck will offer a variety of organic, farm to table entrees. No adults in costumes. Cost is free with paid admission or membership. Small cost for crafts and some activities. 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. sdbgarden.org
October 28, 2017 Boulevard BOO! Parade, El Cajon 10:00am. Celebrating its 13 year, this anticipated parade has over 70 entries of live entertainment marching on one mile of El Cajon Blvd. Beware of spooky ghouls, goblins, ghosts and witches! Additional information: kpbs.org
October 28, 2017 San Diego Mac N Cheese Fest 11:00 – 2:00pm. This third annual event promises even more cheesiness with restaurants from the region’s top culinary talent. Attendees can sample with top local craft beers, wines and other delicious beverages. Who will win the title of San Diego’s Best Gourmet Mac and Cheese? Admission is $35 and includes unlimited mac and cheese and 10 free beer tastings and music. 21 and over only, no children or infants. Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego. Purplepass.com
October 28 – 29, 2017 Fall Harvest and Boutique Escondido 10:00 – 5:00pm. Enjoy local arts/crafts, baked goods, jams and jellies, clothing, yard art and more. Lunch will be offered from local food truck “Up in Smoke,” along with hayrides, you pick pumpkin patch, fresh local produce. Free admission. Farm Stand West 2115 Miller Ave., Escondido.
October 29, 2017 Dia de los Muertos Oceanside 10:00 – 4:00pm. This 17th annual event at the Mission San Luis Rey offers food, car show, live entertainment, chalk cemetery, arts and crafts as well as an opportunity to experience the mission. Free. 4050 Mission Ave., Oceanside. mslrdiadelosmuertos.com
October 29, 2017 Liberty Stations Halloween 12:00 – 4:00pm. Liberty Station is inviting the community to join in on a free family friendly Halloween celebration. Enjoy free comics, a costume contest, trick or treating throughout the district, ghoulish arts and crafts, a play area, music and live entertainment, a Hollywood car show and more! All ages are encouraged to come decked out in their most elaborate costumes. North Promenade at Liberty Station.
October 29, 2017 Thrive Half Marathon & 5k Ski Beach Park Benefiting Make a Wish Foundation. This is San Diego’s newest half marathon. For additional information, times, registration go to thrivehalfmarathon.com