San Diego Halloween Events

Check out these fun and scary San Diego Halloween Events for 2018. This year Halloween is on Wednesday October 31 2018. Kids and adults will enjoy the scary haunted houses and events, and the simple tradition of finding that special pumpkin from a Halloween pumpkin patch.

My favorite scary Halloween activity in San Diego is the Scream Zone. Check out their cool website below. There are also many pumpkin patches, Halloween parties and fun events for children this Halloween in San Diego.

Updated December 8 2018 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures

San Diego Halloween Events 2018

San Diego Halloween events

Scream Zone Del Mar - September 28 to 29; October: 4 to 7, 10 to 14, 17 to 21, and 24 to 31. The best San Diego Halloween adventure is at the Scream Zone at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Be prepared to be scared by ghouls, zombies & monsters. Tickets price varies, but you can get special discounts online if you buy early. $37 for all three - Haunted Hayride, House of Horror and KarnEvil. 50% off on opening night for Triple Haunt. Discounts on Thursday nights. Military discount tickets sold at base ticket offices. Recommended for teens and above.

Driving Directions to the Scream Zone - From Interstate 5 in Del Mar, exit at Via De La Valle, turn west (right turn going south on I-5; left turn going north). Go 3/10 mile and turn left to enter the Del Mar fairgrounds through the Solana Gate. Follow the signs to The Scream Zone parking and entrance.

Halloween Duct Tape Contest - mid September - October 31 2018. Win up to $1000 for the best decorated pumpkin for Halloween. Must be decorated using duct tape. Ages 14 and up. Halloween Duct Tape Contest

Universal Studios Halloween - Ages 13 and up brave souls may survive the horror nights at Universal Studios. Select nights (mostly Thursday - Sunday) from September 14 - November 3 2018 Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights

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Halloween Disneyland and Mickey's Halloween Party 2018 September 7 - October 31 2018. Party on select nights - For a fun family Halloween adventure, spend Halloween at Disneyland. Disney knows how to decorate and throw a party. Wear your family-friendly costume (must follow Disney costume rules) and enjoy the spooky attractions, or for an extra fee go to Mickey's Halloween Disneyland party and see the Halloween Screams firework display. Disneyland Halloween

Haunted Trail of Balboa Park - September 28 - October 2018 on select nights only, at Balboa Park in San Diego, Cal. Walk on the dark and scary side on the trails at 6th and Juniper in Balboa Park for one of the best San Diego Halloween events. Before you head down the trail, you must make your way through the "Experiment" maze. Ages 10 and up. Hours on most days 7 PM - 11 PM, check website for hours each day. Ticket prices $25, with combo tickets and VIP fast pass tickets extra. Online tickets may be slightly less. Discount tickets at Wendy's restaurant.

Driving Directions to the Haunted Trail in San Diego Balboa Park - From Interstate 5 south exit Pershing Drive and follow signs to Balboa Park. The Haunted Trail is located at Marston Point (6th & Juniper St.) (Just south of Laurel Street Bridge)

San Diego Haunted House

The Haunted Hotel - select nights September 21 - October 31 2018. in the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego. Tickets on sale early September for this annual horror-house scream fest, another one of the best San Diego Halloween events. Not recommended for children 10 and younger or those easily frightened. Hours on most days 7 PM - 11 PM, check website for hours each day. Buy tickets online to avoid waiting in line. Tickets cost $20. Are you brave enough for this event?

Driving Directions to the Haunted Hotel - The Haunted Hotel is located at 424 Market Street, San Diego, CA at the corner of Fourth & Market. From I-5 south, exit 10th Avenue, merge on 163 South and continue to 10th Ave., right on Market. Park in nearby garage or outdoor parking lot.

If you are taking the Trolley: Closest stops are “Fifth” off of the Blue Line and “Convention Center” or “ Gaslamp Quarter” if you are taking the Orange Line.

Halloween Pumpkin Patch
Balboa Park Halloween Family Day - Saturday October 27 2018 from 11 AM to 4 PM. Spend the day at Balboa Park at this annual Halloween Family Day. Kids 12 and under will be admitted free to select museums with a paid adult admission. Hands-on activities, music, performances and special programs included. For more information see

Monster Bash! Halloween Block Party - Saturday October 27 2018 from 6 PM to midnight. See the Demented Circus, The Madhouse & The Village Crypt. 21+ Halloween block party in the East Village. One of the best San Diego Halloween events. Buy your tickets in advance.

Halloween Pumpkin Patch
Bates Nut Farm - September 22 - October 31 2018 at Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center. Get in the spirit of Halloween at San Diego Bates Nut Farm. Pumpkin patch, picnic, farm zoo, straw maze and hay rides. Approx. $11.00 gets you two rides ( tractor hay ride, walk through the straw maze) and pick your own Jack-O-Lantern, or you can buy just one item or ride. Open daily 9 AM - 5 PM. Group reservations are suggested. One of the great family San Diego Halloween events.

Pumpkin Station - Late September - October 31 2018 at various locations including near the Del Mar Fairgrounds. A Pumpkin wonderland of fun. Giant slide, rides, magic & comedy shows, petting zoo, games and of course all sizes of pumpkins. Coupon for one free train ride can be found in various coupon magazines.

Haunted San Diego Ghost Tour - Thurs - Monday. Ride the coffin-on-wheels spooky style through San Diego to see the San Diego haunted houses, hotels, mansions, and graveyard. Ages 10 and up. $35. Reservations

San Diego Old Town's Most Haunted - Thurs - Sunday. Take the walking tour or ghost hunt in Old Town. Prices and times vary. All ages Reservations may be

SeaWorld San Diego Halloween Spooktacular - weekends dates September 22 - October 28 2018 from 11 AM - 6 PM at Sea World San Diego. Wear your costume (optional but more fun) and bring the kids to enjoy a San Diego Halloween event at Seaworld. Cost included in regular park admission price. All ages. See Seaworld Spooktacular details at

Ghost Hunting Tours and Halloween Whaley House 2018 - late October (check their website for additional dates) in Historic Old Town San Diego. This haunted house in San Diego has special events for the Halloween season, including ghost hunting tours and a Halloween event. ome events are limited to 20 people so get your tickets early. Events and times vary each day. Price per person depending on the event. Buy your tickets early. Check out their event calendar and purchase tickets

Halloween at the Birch Aquarium - Friday and Saturday October 26 and 27 2018 from 6-9 pm at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Enjoy a spooktacular night at this Shipwrecked adventure. Wear costumes to enter the costume contest All ages. Tickets cost approximately $17 for tickets at the door, advance purchase recommended and save approx. $2.

Legoland Brick-or-Treat Celebration - Saturdays September 29 - October 6, 13, 20 and 27 2018 at Legoland in Carlsbad. 5 - 9 PM. Wear your costume and enjoy a San Diego Halloween event at Lego land. Tickets includes all day Legoland park admission. Costume contest on Saturdays for children 12 and under. Wear your costume!

Oceanside Dia del los Muertos - Sunday October 28 2018 at Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside. Celebrate Day of the Dead at this popular street festival from 10 AM to 4 PM. Free admission but parking is $5. No dogs allowed.

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