San Diego Weekend Events | Halloween ’16 Edition

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Halloween weekend is here! We’ve rounded up some our favorite activities happening in America’s Finest City, from a spooky Belmont Park extravaganza to an all-night party at the Hotel Del Coronado. For a complete list of Halloween events, check here! Also be sure to double check ticket availability prior to any of these festivities.

Boomont Park Festival & Haunt

When: Oct. 28-30; 5pm
Where: Belmont Park
What: It’s the 4th annual Belmont Park Halloween bash! This family-friendly festival transforms the iconic seaside park in Mission Beach into a spooky extravaganza. Admission includes free Trick-or-Treating for the little ones from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, zombie laser tag ($8 per person), a pumpkin patch, face painting, costume contests, live entertainment and, of course, the Spooky Coaster (the park’s beloved wooden Giant Dipper rollercoaster) for $6 per ride. 

Halloween Family Day 2016

When: Oct. 29; 11am-4pm
Where: Balboa Park
What: Balboa Park and its museums are putting on another free Halloween Family Day this year, complete with an array of hands-on activities and other free goodies. Over two dozen participating museums and cultural attractions will offer craft projects for kids, costume parades and contests, and other fun surprises throughout the day. There will also be mini-carnival games, a doggie costume contest, the San Diego Air & Space Museum’s annual rooftop pumpkin drop, live animals from the San Diego Zoo, food trucks, and plenty more! Admission is free for kids under 12. 

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The Boulevard BOO! Parade

When: Oct. 29; 10am
Where: 59th Street and El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego
What: Enjoy this spellbinding parade with ghoulish floats, unique vintage cars, costumes characters, bands and more! Now in its 12th year, the BOO! Parade will showcase 70 entries of live entertainment marching along one mile of El Cajon Boulevard. The parade travels through the College Area, beginning at 59th Street and travelling east along El Cajon Boulevard; it’ll then cross College Avenue and conclude at Aragon Drive. It’s free and completely family-friendly, so bring the little ones!

SEE ALSO: 10 Spooky Halloween Events in San Diego

Brick-or-Treat Party Nights

When: Oct. 29; 5pm-9pm
Where: LegoLand California
What: LegoLand celebrates Halloween with special extended park hours this Saturday from 5pm to 9pm. The Halloween-themed event includes live entertainment, new shows, costume contests, treat stations with more than 1 million pieces of candy, a pumpkin patch, crafts and dance parties. Admission to Brick-or-Treat only is $40 or you can pay $70 to visit the park all day long and then stay for the extended Brick-or-Treat hours.

The Dell’s Hallo-wine & Spirits Party

When: Oct. 29; 7pm-12am
Where: Hotel Del Coronado
What: Celebrate Halloween at San Diego’s famous haunted hotel on Saturday, October 29. Wear your best costume and join us for the 7th annual, adults-only, “Hallo-wine and Spirits” Party full of spooky surroundings, great eats, drinks and dancing until you drop! This year’s theme is “Vixens & Villains”. The reception is from 7-9pm with hors d’oeuvres from The Del’s amazing culinary team. Then at 9pm, the party heads into the Crown Room for dessert, drinks, dancing and crowning the winner of this year’s best costume.

Celebrate the Craft

When: Oct. 30; 11:30am-3pm
Where: The Lodge at Torrey Pines
What: The 14th annual Celebrate the Craft” will feature the finest food artisans from across California’s broad culinary spectrum, demonstrating, discussing, and tasting their way through the vast array of premium food and wine products available. This is a premier food festival tradition created to highlight Southern California’s finest chefs, food artisans, produce, wine and craft beer. Don’t miss this fabulous wine and dine opportunity! Tickets are $135 per person. 

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