This last weekend of October, there’s much to do that’s Halloween-themed, but there’s also other great events planned in San Diego County. See them all below!
Home Shows USA
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When: Friday, 10am – 5pm | Saturday, 10am – 6pm | Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Free; parking is $13
More information: hstrial-showsusa.homestead.com
Celtic Choral Celebration
The Center Chorale performs its first concert of the 2017-2018 season Friday night at the Center Theater at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido. The show will focus on the tunes of Scotland and Ireland, couple with bagpipes and Highland dancing. The 50-voice ensemble will be accompanied by pianist Dr. Joseph Valent and conductor Dr. Joe Stanford, a professor emeritus from Palomar College.
When: Friday, Oct. 27 | 7pm
Where: California Center for the Arts Escondido | 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
More information: artcenter.org/event/celtic-choral-celebration
San Diego Mac n’ Cheese Festival
The third annual San Diego Mac n’ Cheese Festival is here this weekend! A $35 general admission ticket gets each attendee plenty of mac n’ cheese samples, plus 10 beer tastings. Save room for the Gourmet Mac n’ Cheese competition, too.
When: Saturday, Oct. 28 | 11am – 2pm
Where: Waterfront Park | 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $35 | No one under 21 admitted
San Diego Botanic Garden Family Fall Festival
Enjoy live, kid-friendly entertainment and fall-themed activities including pumpkin decorating, pony rides, a petting zoo and Fall arts and crafts. KIDS: Be sure not to miss our Costume Contest! (no adults in costume please). And get your photo taken with the Big Pumpkin.
When: Saturday, Oct. 28 | 10am – 2pm
Where: San Diego Botanic Garden | 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA
Cost: Free (with paid admission or Garden membership) – $14
More information: www.sdbgarden.org
Boulevard Boo Parade
San Diego’s only Halloween parade, the 13th annual Boulevard Boo Parade returns to El Cajon Boulevard with ghoulish floats, vintage cars, costumes, bands and spooky surprises. The free parade starts at the intersection of El Cajon and Rolando boulevards then travels west to 60th Street. Visitors can view the procession from the south side of El Cajon Boulevard. After the parade, the College Avenue Baptist Church (4747 College Ave.) will host the free AfterBOO! Carnival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring rides, games, inflatable play structures, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors and live music.
When: Saturday, Oct. 28 | 10am
Where: El Cajon and Rolando boulevards, El Cajon, CA
More information: collegeareabid.com/boo
Halloween Family Day
The free 9th annual Balboa Park Halloween Family Day gives families a safe, fun, and culturally inspired way to kick off their Halloween activities.
Over two dozen participating museums and cultural attractions will present free craft projects for kids, costume parades and contests, and other spooky surprises from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participating museums offer free admission to children 12 and under with paying adult.
When: Saturday, Oct. 28
Where: Balboa Park | 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA
Cost: Free +
More information: www.balboapark.org
If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!
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