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San Diego County Events for October 27 – 29

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!

San Diego county events this weekendHome 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
Cost: $20
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
More information


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
Cost: Free
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


 

More Family-Friendly Halloween Activities


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

San Diego County Events for October 28 – 30

With Halloween right around the corner, there are several trick-or-treat, dress-up, and ghoulish events in the San Diego county area. Check out some suggestions below:

San Diego county events this weekendTrick-or-Treat on India Street

Little Italy businesses will open their doors to little monsters in costume for a fun night of safe trick-or-treating in the cool urban neighborhood. Piazza Basilone (on the corner of India and W. Fir streets) will have a list of businesses participating in the event, plus trick-or-treating maps.

When: Friday, Oct. 28 | 5:30 – 7:30pm
Where: Little Italy, San Diego
Cost: Free
More information: www.littleitalysd.com/do/trick-or-treat-on-india-street


Haunted Tales Aboard the Star of India

Is San Diego’s iconic Star of India haunted? Every 15 minutes this night, from 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., kids can enjoy lantern-led tours of the Star of India and hear eerie tales, including how the spirit of a young man named John Campbell may lurk on board.

When: Saturday, Oct. 29 | 6 – 10pm
Where: Star of India ship — Maritime Museum of San Diego | 1492 North Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Included with paid admission. Kid’s Free in October passes not valid for Haunted Tales.
More information: sdmaritime.org/visit/public-events/haunted-tales


Dog Fest Walk ‘n Roll

This family (and dog!) friendly walk and festival kicks off early Saturday morning. After the walk, trick-or-treat through the booths lining the street – or enter your pup in the costume contest. The walk supports Canine Companions for Independence, which provides highly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities for free.

When: Saturday, Oct. 29 | 7am for registration, 8am event
Where: NTC Park at Liberty Station | 2455 Cushing Road, San Diego, CA 92106
More information: Dog Fest Walk ‘n Roll


Halloween Family Day 2016

The Balboa Park Conservancy invites families to a safe, fun, and culturally inspired way to kick off their Halloween activities at the 8thAnnual Balboa Park Halloween Family Day on Saturday, October 29. Over two dozen participating museums, cultural attractions, and community partners will present free craft projects for kids, costume parades and contests, spooky gallery tours and treasure hunts, and other fun surprises from 11am to 4pm. Participating museums are offering free admission to children 12 and under with paying adult.

When: Saturday, Oct. 29 | 11am – 4pm
Where: Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: www.balboapark.org/halloweenfamilyday


Kids free in October

Last weekend of Kids Free in October! Organized by the San Diego Museum Council (SDMC), Kids Free in October is an opportunity for thousands of families to enjoy museum experiences this October with free admission for kids 12 and under at 40 arts, cultural and science museums in San Diego County.

When: October 1 – 31, 2016
Where: At 40 arts, cultrual and science museaums in San Diego County
Cost: Free for kids!
More information: www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/kidsfree

San Diego County Events for October 21 – 23

San Diego events this weekend include many Halloween-related activities, but there’s also a few other fun things to do!

San Diego county events this weekendBoomont Park Fall Festival and Haunt

Boomont Park is back for its 4th year with even more family-friendly Halloween festivities and fun during this month-long event! Friday, Saturday & Sunday after 5pm. Halloween activities include: free trick-or-treating, zombie laser tag, a roller coaster, pumpkin patch and painting, zip line and rock wall, live performances, costume contests, and more.

 

 

When: Oct. 21-Oct. 23 and Oct. 28-Oct. 30, 5pm
Where: Belmont Park | 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
More information: Boomont Park Fall Festival and Haunt


HauntFest

The fifth annual “HauntFest on Main” event will be held Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 in Downtown El Cajon! The special event will run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Downtown El Cajon, with an estimated 35,000 people expected. Admission is free, but some of the rides will charge a nominal fee.

When: Friday, October 21 | 5 – 10pm
Where: Downtown El Cajon
Cost: Free; rides charge
More information: hauntfest.org


Howl-O-Ween Canine Carnival

Ocean Beach Kiwanis’ Annual Howl-o-Ween Canine Carnival will be held at Dusty Rhodes Park on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s a Howl-O-Ween Party and Street Fair for OBceans and their best friends, featuring games, prizes, costume contest/parade (for dogs and their humans), and food. Dog lovers from anywhere are welcome!

When: Saturday, October 22 | 10am
Where: Dusty Rhodes Park | Nimitz Blvd. and Sunset Cliffs Blvd., San Diego, CA 92107
Cost: Admission is free but dogs must be registered: $7 for single dog/ $10 for groups of dogs/ $10 for floats.
More information: oceanbeachsandiego.com/attractions/parks/dusty-rhodes-park


Fit Foodie 5K and 10K

Cross the most delicious finish line ever and indulge in an unforgettable day filled with food, fitness and fun!

When: Saturday, October 22 | 7am
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South | 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: Fit Foodie 5K and 10K


Kids free in October

Organized by the San Diego Museum Council (SDMC), Kids Free in October is an opportunity for thousands of families to enjoy museum experiences this October with free admission for kids 12 and under at 40 arts, cultural and science museums in San Diego County.

When: October 1 – 31, 2016
Where: At 40 arts, cultrual and science museaums in San Diego County
Cost: Free for kids!
More information: www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/kidsfree

San Diego County Events for October 30 – November 1

Halloween is right around the corner! San Diego county has several Halloween events going on — both family-friendly and for the 21+  crowd. And if this weekend’s event isn’t for you, as always, our area has a variety of activities this weekend (along with year-round things to do)!

San Diego county events this weekendThe best places to trick-or-treat

pumpkin1Apparently, there’s a logical way to figure out where to go for the best trick-or-treating — and Zillow has its predictions. Check out the top neighborhoods in San Diego for Halloween trick-or-treats here.

When: Saturday, Oct. 31
Where: Top neighborhoods in San Diego
Cost: Free
More information: read about where to go here


BOOmont Park Fall Festival & Haunt 2015

For the third year, this October, Belmont Park gets transformed into a Halloween themed seaside park featuring activities for all ages. Admission and parking are FREE.

When: Friday & Saturday, Oct. 30 & 31 | 5 – 10pm
Where: Belmont Park | 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego
Cost: Free – $7.95
More information: www.belmontpark.com/boomontpark


5th Annual Halloween Pub Crawl

On the SATURDAY Costume Halloween Pub Crawl, we will be haunting four bars in the Gaslamp District where every costume clad crawler will receive VIP Entry, no cover charges, and a selection of drink specials. For those 21+.

When: Saturday, Oct. 31 | 8pm
Where: Tin Roof | 401 G St., San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $30 – $35
More information: www.tinroofsandiego.com


San Diego Symphony Family Festival – ‘A Walk Through Balboa Park’

Taking inspiration from Balboa Park during its centennial year, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra offers music that represents the most iconic elements of the ‘Jewel of San Diego’ – from fountains to gardens, from the International Cottages to art museums!

When: Sunday, November 1 | 1pm
Where: Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center | 750 B Street, San Diego
Cost: $20 – $35
More information: www.sandiegosymphony.org


Howl-O-Ween Harvest Family Day

At Helen Woodward’s Howl-O-Ween, kids and adults alike can get up close with animals they may consider scary – like snakes – and learn why they aren’t so scary after all. Kids will also be able to pick pumpkins from a mini pumpkin patch, in addition to other activities.

When: Saturday, Oct. 31 | 9am
Where: Helen Woodward Animal Center | 6461 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe
Cost: $5+
More information: Howl-O-Ween Harvest Family Day

Here’s Where to Trick-or-Treat in San Diego

San Diego ranks #8 in the best cities to go trick-or-treating! But there’s also specific neighborhoods to check out in San Diego.

pumpkin1According to Zillow, there’s a specific algorithm for finding the best places to trick-or-treat on Halloween. Four variables are involved: the value of the single family residences in the area, local crime data, the closeness of each house to its neighbors, and the age of residents there.

Based on their research, apparently these are the neighborhoods to be in for Halloween night:

  1. Del Mar Heights
  2. Carmel Valley
  3. Loma Portal
  4. Carmel Mountain
  5. Mission Hills

If you’d like to read Zillow’s article, it’s available here: www.zillow.com/blog/trick-or-treat-index-2015-184961/

San Diego County Events for October 23 – 25

Looking for a fun, family-friendly, or community-centered event to go to this weekend? Read on for just a few of the fun activities going on in San Diego County this weekend!

San Diego county events this weekendEl Cajon HauntFest on Main

pumpkin1The 4th Annual HauntFest on Main is an exciting family friendly event in Downtown El Cajon. The event features live music on 3 stages, costume contests, carnival rides and games, a car show, fun and activities for the kids, and more!

When: Friday, Oct. 23 | 5 – 10pm
Where: Downtown El Cajon, between East and West Main Streets
Cost: Free
More information: hauntfest.org


Borrego Days Desert Festival

On it’s 50th anniversary, celebrate Borrego Days with: an airplane flyover, parade, marching bands, family fun zone, equestrians, and much more.

When: Friday, Oct. 23 – Sunday, Oct. 25
Where: Christmas Circle Community Park, Borrego Springs
Cost: Free
More information: www.BorregoDays.com


BOOmont Park Fall Festival & Haunt

For the third year, this October, Belmont Park gets transformed into a Halloween themed seaside park featuring activities for all ages, with free trick-or-treating, haunted house and a pumpkin patch.

When: Friday – Sunday, 5 – 10pm | Ongoing until Saturday, October 31, 2015
Where: Belmont Park , 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego
Cost: Free – $7.95
More information: www.belmontpark.com


San Diego Beer & Music Festival

The San Diego Beer & Music Festival is a unique event celebrating craft beer and live music. The event will showcase multiple local and regional breweries as well as local bands and DJ’s. This is a walk around event held at night at Liberty Station’s NTC Park.

When: Saturday, Oct. 24, 6pm
Where: Liberty Station’s NTC Park | 2640 Historic Decatur Rd. , San Diego
Cost: $35 – $50
More information: www.sandiego-beerfestival.com

Halloween and Homeowners Insurance

Before you know it, trick-or-treaters will be at your door. Are you ready?

We’re not talking about buying candy and carving pumpkins. We mean what if you get more tricks than treats this Halloween. Are you covered? Luckily, homeowners insurance is there to protect you from these common tricks that are apt to happen. Continue reading