Halloween San Diego
Why wait 'til Halloween? Get in the spooky spirit of the season Wednesday night
October 20, 2011 (El Cajon)-- Bring the kids for Trunk or Treat at the next Cajon Classic Cruise, Wednesday, October 26. Vehicles will be decorated in a Halloween theme and owners will be handing out candy for young trick or treaters from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
October 7, 2011 (Campo) – Pacific Southwest Railway Museum invites you to bring the whole family for the 8th annual old-time train ride to its pumpkin patch. Travel on a haunted train, then pick out and decorate a pumpkin to take home.
October 17 2010 (San Diego's East County) -- Several San Diego County Parks and Community Centers are offering fun and family-friendly activities this Halloween season.
Lakeside, Spring Valley and Fallbrook Community Centers will be hosting Halloween Festivals on Sunday, October 31. Activities include costume contests, games, videos, astro jumps, face painting, balloons, tricks and treats. On October 30, Valley Center's Hellhole Canyon Park has special events including a movie. Or take a "haunted trail hike" at Dos Picos Park in Ramona October 16, 24 and 30.
October 9, 2010 (Alpine) – Lions, Tigers and Bears invites you to come spend a “wild and ghoulish night in the country” with Raja, Bakari, Conga and other wild creatures at this big cat rescue facility in Alpine October 29-30. Camp-outs sell out quickly, so call to reserve space at (619)659-8078.
Family-Friendly, Safe Halloween Party and Craft Fair
October 9, 2010 (San Diego ) -- Local children are invited to celebrate Halloween in a safe, family-friendly environment at Salvation Army Kroc Center’s annual BOO BASH and Harvest Fair on Saturday, October 30th at 5 p.m.
The hauntless jaunt promises hours of festive fun including cookie decorating, pumpkin decorating, harvest gift fair with local vendors, trick-or-treating, carnival games, snacks, ice skating, live entertainment, and more.
East County News
October 21, 2010 (Julian) -- On Sunday, October 31, at 5:00 p.m. Jeremy’s on the Hill California-Style Bistro teams up with Stone Brewing Company to host a five-course Beer Pairing. The event will feature local produce and ingredients, as well as specialty hops and at least one course featuring grass fed American bison from Star B Buffalo Ranch and Hops Farm.
Guests are invited to wear Halloween Costumes (if they dare….) and prizes will be awarded.
This is no trick…treat your children to a free meal at Applebee's
October 22, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) - Applebee’s, a family-friendly restaurant, is offering a treat for parents; kids eat free on Saturday, October 30 and on Sunday, October 31, Halloween.
October 6, 2010 (Rancho San Diego) -- Join Ranger Lisa, and BLM’s Biologist Joyce, a bat expert, in watching a short bat movie, and take a bat hike with bat-sensing equipment on October 22 from 6-7 p.m.. Families are encouraged to attend, and also get to know their local National Wildlife Refuge in Rancho San Diego--the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
October 27, 2009 (San Diego) – Looking for a safe and fun place to celebrate Halloween? The Salvation Army Kroc Center offers a “hauntless jaunt” with family-oriented activities on Saturday, October 31, starting at 5 p.m. Kroc Center is located at 6845 University Avenue in San Diego (two blocks west of 70th Street in La Mesa). Activities include trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, cookie decorating, face painting, carnival games, snacks, and a live performance by The School of Rock Band.
By Miriam Raftery
October 25, 2009 (San Diego) – Students from San Diego State University, high school marching bands and other community participants relished some pre-Halloween revelry in the BOO! Parade yesterday.
From floats such as a giant black cat to cars draped with spiderwebs, parade participants showed their Halloween spirit. SDSU’s homecoming king and queen led a procession of cheerleaders, some turning cartwheels down the street. A drum majorette marched in front of Aztec band members clad in spooky and kooky costumes. Flappers, mermaids and vampires mingled with ghosts, ghouls and goblins.
October 25, 2009 (Vallecito) – Looking for a chilling Halloween adventure? Paranormalist/ historian Charles Spratley will lead visitors on a ghostly tour of the reportedly haunted Vallecito Stage Station and stagecoach route on October 31st, telling true tales of the colorful characters whose ghostly apparitions are rumored to roam the desert landscape along what was known in the 1850s as the Devil’s Highway.
Choose from an evening program with chuckwagon-style dinner, or for the brave at heart, an overnight campout (gear provided), or opt for lodging in Borrego Springs. The Anza-Borrego desert has claimed hundreds of lives--and what the desert spared, the hand of man sometimes took in strife or the murderous pursuit of gold. By campfire, hear tales of spirits said to inhabit the station (including the forlorn Lady in White) and hear stories of their untimely demise.
Saturday, Oct. 24, 11 am – 6 pm
October 23, 2009 (San Diego) -- Hop on your broomsticks to experience a day of Halloween thrills and chills! It’s the return of The Boulevard BOO! Parade and Carnival, where ghosts and goblins of all ages are invited to encounter the magic.
This Halloween tradition features the SDSU All-Greek Float Competition, the SDSU Homecoming King and Queen, the renowned Marching Aztecs band, and numerous SDSU student organizations.
October 22, 2009 (El Cajon)--The public is invited to the annual Cajon Classic Cruise Halloween Car Show, Costume Contest & Downtown “Trunk or Treat” event on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in Downtown El Cajon. Admission and parking are free. Main Street will be closed to traffic in order to accommodate the cars and spectators.