San Diego Halloween Events 2013

I’m not sure when Halloween became an official day of adult partying, but if you don’t have kids (or if you have a fabulous baby-sitter) check out some of these ghoulishly whimsical San Diego Halloween events will have your liver wishing it were the New Year! And don’t forget, we’re San Diego – so we celebrate Dia de Los Muertos too!

October 25th

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World Famous Halloween Pub Crawl
Three days of debaucherous drinking throughout the Gaslamp begins on Friday, Oct 25th and continues on nightly through the 27th. Start off at Taste & Thirst then weave your way through the downtown streets with fellow Halloween drink-special-seekers. Come dressed up or you will be made fun of! For event info and tickets/group specials visit:

October 26th

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Haunted W
The W Hotel celebrates their 2nd annual Haunted W party on Saturday, October 26th w/DJ Scotty Boy! For an upscale experience, this is where you will want to be. Two rooms of music, complimentary glow toys, and of course the fine people of San Diego dressed in costume! Ticket info here.
Monster Bash
San Diego’s biggest Halloween block party is back again! Our downtown streets will fill with dancing vampires, zombies, and sexy Minnie Deadmau5’s as 17 DJs spread out at 3 different stages to play everything from EDM to top 40. Don’t forget to flaunt your scantily clad body or ridiculously goofy costume for a chance at $5000 cash in the costume contest! More info can be found at their website:

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Rock With the Dead Halloween
On October 26th, one of two Hardrock Hotel parties for this Halloween season will feature 3 floors of partying, 4 venues, and 15 DJs. Performing in the Legends Ballroom will be internationally know DJ Quintino! Tickets may be purchased here:
Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball
For those of you who really want to get out of town this Halloween season – check out the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for sexy good times! This world famous Halloween Ball takes place on Oct 26th, be sure to pick up your tickets by clicking here.

Oct 30th

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Hardrock Halloween
On Halloween night, Hardrock Hotel will cater to the kids in the know! Enjoy indie dance jams provided by The EC Twins, Designer Drugs, and rockers Two Door Cinema Club (DJ set). Beware, dressing like a hipster this night is not considered irony!

SoundDiego Spooktacular
Of all the parties I am listing, this one is FREE! On Halloween night support local music by hitting up the SoundDiego Spooktacular! NBC7’s music show and blog, SoundDiego, takes over North Park’s The Office for their own haunting party with a sponsored happy hour from Jack Daniels. And of course, come in your Halloween best – you never know what prize you could be winning!

punkOne More Time Daft Punk Tribute Halloween Night
It’s not Halloween in San Diego without at least 5 Daft Punk duos running around! Who’s the real Daft Punk in the house? @OneMoretimeOfficial DaftPunk Tribute will be returning to Stingaree on Halloween night – helmets and full scale pyramid stage included! Check out their tribute set unlike any other and order tickets at

Nov 1st

Dia de Los Muertos w/The Rapture, Moving Units, Colour Vision, and Cobra Kills
Why celebrate Halloween when you can celebrate the dead? Everyone knows it’s all about colorful sugar skulls! Whether you are dressing up as one or waiting to lick one! North Park’s U-31 celebrates the Day of the Dead with an amazing night I personally wouldn’t want to miss. Enjoy a night of post-punk dancing w/New York’s The Rapture (DJ set), LA’s Moving Units (DJ set), and our own Colour Vision and Cobra Kills. Ticket info here.

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (

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