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San Diego County Events for October 26 – 28

This weekend before Halloween, there’s several fall and Halloween activities for the family. Check out some options below for your weekend in San Diego County.

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San Diego County Credit Union Presents KSON CountryFest, featuring Brett Young, Midland, Uncle Kracker, Maddie & Tae, and James Barker Band!

When: Sunday, Oct. 28 | 4pm
Where: Petco Park at the Park | 100 Park Blvd, San DiegoCA
Cost: $42.50
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Trick-or-Treat on India Street 

Come dressed in your ghoulishly best to trick-or-treat on historic India Street. Little Italy’s restaurants, shops and other participating businesses will be doling out sweet treats to provide kids with a fun and safe adventure. Pick up your trick-or-treating guide at the Piazza della Famiglia on W. Date Street. Kids of all ages are welcome at this free, family event.

When: Friday, Oct. 26 | 5:30 – 7:30pm
Where: Little Italy, San Diego, CA
Cost: Free
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2018 Showcase Concerto Competition

San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s intermediate level students compete for the prestigious opportunity to perform the concerto of their choice with full orchestra at our Showcase Level Concerts. This annual competition presents the chance for SDYS students to strive for excellence and amaze audiences with their exceptional level of musicianship.

When: Friday, Oct. 26 | 7pm
Where: University Christian Church | 3900 Cleveland Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
Cost: Free
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Julian Autumn Jubilee

This seasonal event includes fun for both kids and adults alike! Every Weekend beginning, September 29 thru October 28, 10 am – 5 pm. Some activities charge a fee; look online.

When: Oct. 27- Oct. 28 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures | 4425 Hwy 78, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070
Cost: Free, fees for some activities
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Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch and activities for the whole family including apple cider pressing, tractor-drawn hayrides, archery and tomahawk range! Visit our barnyard baby and mama goats, sheep and chickens

When: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27 & 28 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Julian Farm & Orchard | 4381 Highway 78, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070
Cost: Free, fees for some activities
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BOOmont Fall Festival

Returning for its sixth season, BOOmont & Fall Fest rises from the dusk as Belmont Park transforms with festive fall thrills and chills throughout the beachfront amusement park, offering halloween and fall-themed festivities for guests of all ages in October and November! Free entrance, additional costs for some activities.

When: Fridays – Sundays until Nov. 30
Where: Belmont Park | 3146 Mission Blvd., San Diego
Cost: Free – $49
More information: www.belmontpark.com

Kids Free October

October is Kids Free month in San Diego at more than 100 participating restaurants, attractions and hotels. That means free meals, free admission to theme parks, museums and more, and free gifts at several other locations. Kids can take a dive at Legoland when an adult buys their ticket, visit the animals at either the San Diego Zoo or San Diego Zoo Safari Park (or both!), or dine free at Carnitas Snack Shack, just to name a few. A list of all deals being offered in San Diego County this October can be found here.

When: month of October
Where: Various participating restaurants, attractions and hotels
Cost: Kids free
More information: www.sandiego.org/promotions/kids-free

‘Sleepy Hollow: A Musical Tale’

A Halloween-themed play! Three modern day kids try to figure out how to return home after they are magically transported back in time on Halloween night. They are thrown straight into the legend of Sleepy Hollow as the 18th century colonial town is preparing for the arrival of the Headless Horseman.

When: Various times from now until Oct. 28
Where: Casa del Prado Theatre, 1600 Village Place, San Diego
Cost: $13 – $16 | buy tickets
More information: www.balboapark.org/in-the-park/casa-del-prado-stage

If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

Events: Halloween Events in San Diego

SanDiego.org has a few suggestions for weekend events in San Diego:

Haunted Tales of our Seafaring Past

For a historically haunting experience, venture on board the Star of India, the world’s oldest active sailing ship for a special 45-60 minute tour. Part of San Diego’s Maritime Museum collection, the Star of India’s storied past includes real-life encounters with ghosts, and the tour includes special activities for the family, including seafaring ghost stories and “creepy treats.” Kids are encouraged to wear costumes.

Where: The San Diego Maritime Museum – 1492 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
When: October 18-19 and 25-26, 2013

Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: $8-$16

2013 Escondido Fall Street Faire


Since 1989, the Escondido Street Faire has brought live entertainment, over 500 vendors, children’s rides and activities, and food from around the world to the downtown tree-lined streets of Escondido. Covering seven blocks along historic Grand Avenue, the Escondido Street Fair is the second largest single-day fair in California.

Where: Grand Avenue, between Center City Pkwy and Ivy, Escondido, CA 92025
When: October 20, 2013
Time: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Cost: Free

Pumpkin Express

Join in the fun aboard the Pumpkin Express at the historic Campo Depot and travel to the Great Pumpkin Patch. Children and their parents will enjoy the one hour train ride, then tour the Haunted Train, where each child gets to pick out his or her own pumpkin and decorate it inside the Display Building.

Advance reservations for this popular event are required.

Where: 750 Depot Street, Campo, CA 91906
When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 27, 2013
Time: Three Trains: 10:00 AM, 12:15 PM and 2:30 PM
Cost: $5-$15

Events: Two Family Halloween Activities

This last week of October, there are two Halloween events that seem especially geared towards families with children in the San Diego area. Have fun!

Halloween Bash on the Bay | San DiegoHalloween Bash on the Bay

Enjoy the second-annual Halloween celebration with the family at Seaport Village. With more than 50 shops for trick-or-treating, live music, and photos with a living scarecrow, there is more than enough fun to fill up the entire candy sack! Entertainment will abound from 3:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. with trick-or-treating from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Pets are welcome to experience the festive fun in a pet costume contest. Come early and catch the sunset on the waterfront while enjoying dinner at one of the 14 restaurants and eateries.

When: October 27, 3:30pm – 8pm

Cost: Free! Parking fees apply

Where: Seaport Village | 849 West Harbor Drive, San Diego

More information: 619-235-4014 | www.seaportvillage.com


Trick-or-Treat on India Street in Little Italy

Trick-or-treat on India StreetThe Little Italy Association (LIA) invites families to visit San Diego’s Little Italy community for a safe, family-friendly Halloween. A favorite annual event, “Trick-or-Treat on India Street” brings the neighborhood together and allows a chance for kids to trick-or-treat up and down India Street from participating merchants. Open to the public, the event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The event is free for families and serves as a way for LIA host a traditional Halloween experience in an urban setting. To participate, families must check-in at the Piazza Basilone, located at the corner of W. Fir and India Streets, to pick up their event map. There they will be on their way to get Halloween candy from identified storefronts that are part of the event. “Our annual “Trick or Treat on India Street” is a real locals event,” said Steven Galasso, President of LIA, “It’s truly a joy to host this for downtown families and see kids’ Halloween costumes when they celebrate Halloween in Little Italy.”

When: October 31, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Cost: Free!

Where: Piazza Basilone | Corner of W. Fir & India Streets, San Diego

More information: www.LittleItalySD.com