From party cruises to murder mystery dinners, check out San Diego’s top Halloween happenings.
Edited by Brooke Knetzger.
Moniker Cocktail Co. Dia De Los Muertos Fiesta
Oct. 24. At this pop-up party at Moniker General, the trendy retail-bar concept in Liberty Station honors Dia De Los Muertos— Day of the Dead! The event will feature sugar skull crafting, the vibrant skeletal figurine that represents a departed soul in Mexican tradition. Indulge in a taco bar with all the fixings, live music and good company. Lift your spirits (pun intended) with Moniker’s Build-Your-Own-Paloma station, choosing between a Spicy Marg or a Oaxaca Old Fashioned, kudos of el Jimador Tequila. 6 – 8 p.m. $35. Tickets
Halloween Haunted House at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
Oct. 24-25. Head to The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe for a creepy, kooky and all together spooky Addams Family inspired house of horrors! This family-friendly Halloween haunted house is not for the faint of heart. Adults may discover the secret “spookeasy”— ask a cast character for clues. Free event. 6 – 9 p.m. The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, 5951 Linea Del Cielo, 800.843.4661. theinnatrsf.com
Trick-or-Treat on India Street
Oct. 25. Trick-or-Treat on India Street will return for the 13th year and welcomes all ages to dress up in their best costume attire to enjoy an evening of authentic trick-or-treating. Little Italy businesses will open their doors for urban families to experience the Halloween tradition of trick-or-treating in a safe environment. The fun-filled event will kick off in the Piazza della Famiglia with candy giveaways, Halloweenfestivities, festive décor and music! Maps of participating businesses will be available at the Piazza the day of the event! 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Piazza della Famiglia, Little Italy. littleitalysd.com
Brews and Boos
Oct. 26. Join Jsix on the roof of Upper East Bar for an all-you-can-drink Halloween beer festival. Bring your boo-tiful costume and enjoy plenty of brews and views along with food and drink specials. Enjoy outdoor games, cozy-up by the fire pits, and unwind. 21+ only. $25. 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. Hotel Salomar, 435 Sixth Ave, East Village. Tickets
Oct. 26. Prepare to enter an extravagant festival of nightmares as the streets of downtown evolve into San Diego’s Premier Halloween Festival, WCKD Village. Enter this distorted realm and come face-to-face with terrorizing creatures and twisted adventures! Discover your darkest desire, summon your chosen crew, and take a journey into this elevated WCKD delusion. 6 p.m. – Midnight. 7th Avenue between Market Street & J Street, downtown. Tickets
Trick-Or-Treating at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch
Oct. 27. Boo! A Spooktacular family-friendly Halloween event is going down at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch on Sunday. From 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., bring your little ghosts and goblins out in their best costume to celebrate. Kiddos will enjoy bouncing in the jump castle, pumpkin painting and face painting all hosted by The Village. Live music by Justin Froese will keep things upbeat in the Village Square, as families make their way from store to store trick-or-treating. Keane Studios will help capture the special day by providing complimentary photos of trick-or-treaters. Free event. 13490 Pacific Highlands Ranch Pkwy, San Diego. phrvillage.com
Corvette Diner’s Monster Mash Party
Oct. 27. Get ready for a fang-tastic time at Corvette Diner’s Monster Mash Party on Sunday, October 27. This Halloween bash is a family-friendly event that will feature spooky tunes from a 50’s Fright Night DJ and balloon artists creating creepy, cool fun. Wear a costume to receive a $5 arcade card and to enter the “best costume” contest with dress-up categories for kids, adults, couples and families. Enjoy devilishly delicious dishes, fun and games at this all-day party where Gals and Ghouls of all ages are welcome. 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. 2965 Historic Decatur Rd, 619.542.1476. dinersd.com
Halloween at the Station
Oct. 27. Halloween at the Station will activate the North Promenade for its Halloween extravaganza in partnership with San Diego Comic Art Gallery, Comickaze Comics, Books and More and Liberty Public Market! San Diegans can expect to see a Hollywood car show with famous blockbuster iconic cars, Halloween-inspired games, an inflatable 40-foot obstacle course, live music and entertainment, a costume contest, pumpkin patch, and traditional trick-or-treating throughout the community. Noon- 4 p.m. Liberty Station, Point Loma. libertystation.com
Murder Mystery at Louisiana Purchase
Oct. 29. Louisiana Purchase is getting in the spirit by hosting a dinner to die for – it’s a Murder Mystery theme! Guests will experience a private dinner while trying to solve the murder mystery of the bayou. This 5-course dinner comes with cocktail pairings, courtesy of Rob McShea. It’s an evening to experience. 2305 University Avenue, North Park. $189. 6 – 10 p.m. Tickets
Halloween Party Cruise
Oct. 31. Aboard the William D. Evans sternwheeler guests can BOO-gie the night away with multiple levels of DJs, dance floors and drink specials, all while gliding through the sparkling waters of Mission Bay. Costumes are encouraged and bartenders will be pouring $5 SKYY Vodka drink specials all night long. Complimentary parking will be available at Ventura Cove. $15. Bahia Resort Hotel, 998 W Mission Bay Dr, Mission Bay. Tickets
Happy Hour Howloween
Nov. 1. Bring your furry friends ready to flaunt their Halloween costume at The Local Pacific Beach’s dog costume contest. The event is sponsored by Tito’s and White Claw so doggy moms and dads may enjoy an array of festive happy hour drinks and food while their dogs slay in this one-of-a-kind competition. First, second and third place prizes will be given to contest winners! 5 p.m. The Local, 809 Thomas Ave, Pacific Beach, 858.263.7545. thelocalpb.com
Photos: Trick-Or-Treat Street courtesy Olive Creative Strategies. Louisiana Purchase and Pacific Highlands Ranch courtesy Alternative Strategies.