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Halloween Festivites in San Diego

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Halloween may be on a Wednesday this year, but there’s nothing a night out on Halloween and hump-day can’t solve! San Diego is lighting up the town for Halloween and making sure you have the best time celebrating.

Pumpkin Nights

Pumpkin Nightsis launching for the first time this year in Pomona, CA; it is the new interactive Halloween experience unlike anything else. Taking place at the Pomona Fairplex, Pumpkin Nights invites visitors or “Pumpkinheads” to journey into the world of dazzling, multi-sensory Halloween displays and eight Pumpkin Lands created with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins and foam pumpkins. The outdoor, family-friendly Halloween experience is open until Sunday, Nov. 4. 

Grant Grill at THE US GRANT

In celebration of the turn of seasons and its new flavors, The Smashing Pumpkin Martini returns this fall at The Grant Grill. The ‘spirited’ Smashing Pumpkin Martini, featured on the Food Network’s ‘Best Thing I Ever Ate,’ is a delectable treat infused with pumpkin and star anise, and made with 10 Cane Rum and mixed with Grand Marnier, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, Saffron syrup, cardamom bitters, and fresh Meyer lemon. The Smashing Pumpkin is presented in a martini glass and garnished with a spice-sugared rim and a wooden pumpkin ornament.

Woodstock’s Halloween Movies Trivia Night

Woodstock’s Pizza in Pacific Beach is throwing the ultimate trivia party on Halloween to test all of the horror fans on their knowledge. Grab your friends and a pint of beer, and settle into your seat to be tested on your favorite horror movies. There will be Frankenpies pizza deals and extra points will be distributed to the teams who dress up in their best Halloween attire.

Date: Monday, October 29th

Time: 8:00 P.M.

Price: Free

Address: 1221 Garnet Avenue, San Diego 92109

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with Lazy Hippo

Halloween is about all things spooky and of course, treats. Start your sweets and candy binge on Halloween at Lazy Hippo for a Cinnamon Roll Pancake treat! All you have to do is order any breakfast you want, such as Chicken and Waffles, eggs, or an omelet, and you’ll get a free cinnamon roll pancake. You’ll leave feeling happy, full of delicious sugar, and ready to celebrate your Halloween festivities.

Date: Wednesday, October 31st

Price: Free

Address: 416 Third Avenue, San Diego 92101

All Night Happy Hour at Wokou Ramen & Yakitori

Happy hour should never be limited, and on Halloween, Wokou Ramen & Yakitori is breaking the rules. Happy hour will be extended all night long so that you can have the most festive Halloween and you’ll soon forget that it’s a Wednesday. Sip on delicious beers, sakes, and unique cocktails served from the bar along with Japanese bites. Grab your friends and your costumes to enjoy the extended happy hour and slowly fade away the thought of going into the office the next morning.

Date: Wednesday, October 31st

Price: A la carte

Address: 5965 Village Way, San Diego 92130

Mavericks Beach Club

On October 29th, come to the Paw-loween party at Mavericks, so that your favorite four-legged friend can enjoy Halloween with you. There will be a Yappy Hour special from 3pm-9pm which includes a puppy Halloween contest, $1 burgers and endless prizes for your pet. Mavericks will also be creating a dog park for the event where your dog can run free and play with other furry friends. Make sure to dress up pup or even coordinate your costumes to celebrate as festive as possible.

Date: Monday, October 29th

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Price: varies

Address: 860 Garnet Avenue, San Diego 92109

Park 101

Park 101 in Carlsbad is giving you the best of both worlds because you won’t need to find a babysitter for this Halloween bash. On Halloween starting at 6, there will a showing of the kid-friendly movie Casper and then Beetlejuice right after. The adults can enjoy the festive cocktails, spiked apple cider, and other drinks that resemble fall in a drink. Enjoy this kid and adult friendly party with a cocktail in hand knowing that your child is having just as much fun on Halloween as you are, only with virgin drinks.

Date: Wednesday, October 31st

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: Varies

Address: 3040 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad CA 92008

Fish Shop Point Loma

Enjoy the Keep the Pint Night event on Halloween starting at 5. The New English Brewing

Courtesy of Park 101

Company and local San Diego brewery will be showing off their Bloody Orange IPA, along with tasty bites that will compliment each other in a way that’ll keep you wanting more. Enjoy Delicious mussels, white wines, and pesto toast dip. Bring the whole family down, let your kids indulge in tasty candy and sip on your cocktail worry free.

Date: October 31st

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Price: $7.50 for ‘Keep the Pint’ Night

Address: 1110 Rosecrans Street #100, San Diego 92106


Come out to Barleymash and put a modern and spooky twist on your favorite fairytales from your childhood. Watch these stories unfold, but not as you remember, while celebrating Halloween and dancing the night away to local DJ’s. Dance the night away at this special event that is sure to bring a smile to your face and make the inner horror fan inside of you come out.

Date: Wednesday, October 31st

Time: 10:00 p.m.

Price: Varies

Address: 600 Fifth Avenue, San Diego 92101

Cloak & Petal

Put your investigative skills to the test this Halloween at one of Cloak & Petal’s spooky Murder Mystery Dinners! Taking place on October 29, 30 and 31, the event will be priced at $50 per person, and will include a chef-curated, prix-fixe menu, as well as a special punch bowl crafted for the occasion. Attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite musical artist from any era, so be sure to dress to impress for this one-of-a-kind Halloween fête. Dinner themes include “Who Killed Biggie?” and “Who Killed Tupac?” so if you’re up to the task, select a theme and snag your ticket before they sell out!

Date: October 29-31, 2018

Price: $50

Address: 1953 India St. Little Italy, San Diego 92101

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