San Diego Halloween Events

Check out these fun and scary San Diego Halloween Events for 2017. 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 April 22 2017 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures

San Diego Halloween Events 2017

San Diego Halloween events
Scream Zone Del Mar - September TBD to October 31 2017 (closed some days). 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 cost approximately $19 for one scary adventure, $24 for two and $33 for all three - Haunted Hayride, House of Horror and KarnEvil. Military discount tickets sold at base ticket offices. Recommended for teens and above.
www.thescreamzone.com.

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 2017. 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 (Thursday - Sunday) from mid September through Halloween 2017 weekend. Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights



San Diego Halloween events Disneyland
Halloween Disneyland and Mickey's Halloween Party 2017 September TBD - October 31 2017. 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 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 TBD - October 31 2017. 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 approx $25, with combo tickets and VIP fast pass tickets extra. Online tickets may be slightly less. Last year discount tickets at San Diego Party City stores. www.hauntedhotel.com

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 - September TBD - October 31 2017. 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 $19 (or if the discounts are back this year, possible save - only $16 Mon - Thurs if you pick up $3 off coupons at Wendys or Pizza Hut restaurants throughout San Diego county). Are you brave enough for this event? www.hauntedhotel.com

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 TBD 2017 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 www.balboapark.org

Monster Bash! Halloween Block Party - Saturday October TBD 2017 from 6 PM to midnight. Killer live bands, bars, and a costume contest ($5000 prize) for this 21+ Halloween block party in the Gaslamp Quarter. One of the best San Diego Halloween events. Enter through the Gates of Hell. Buy your tickets in advance (only $30 if purchase by September 1) but will cost $65 at the door. www.sandiegomonsterbash.com

Halloween Pumpkin Patch
Bates Nut Farm - October TBD 2017 - October 31 2017 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. $9 gets you a 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. www.batesnutfarm.biz

Pumpkin Station - Late September - October 31 2017 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 required.hauntedsandiegotours.com

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 required.oldtownsmosthaunted.com

SeaWorld San Diego Halloween Spooktacular - weekends September TBD 2017 - October TBD 2017 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 http://seaworldparks.com/

Ghost Hunting Tours and Halloween Whaley House 2017 - 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 from.whaleyhouse.org

Halloween at the Birch Aquarium - Friday and Saturday October TBD 2017 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. www.aquarium.ucsd.edu

Legoland Brick-or-Treat Celebration - Saturday October TBD 2017 at Legoland in Carlsbad. 5 - 9 PM. Wear your costume and enjoy a San Diego Halloween event at Lego land. Tickets cost $60 and includes all day Legoland park admission. Costume contest on Saturdays for children 12 and under. Wear your costume! legoland.com

Oceanside Dia del los Muertos - Sunday October TBD 2017 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. mslrdiadelosmuertos.com

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