Where to shop, stroll and scare this Halloween: Events, locations around town
by MATHILDE ROUSSEAU BJERREGAARD
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One of America’s favorite holidays, Halloween, is coming up and San Diego has a lot of fun and scary events going on for the next couple of weeks. Bring your family and friends and join some of the many events in Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach and La Jolla.

La Jolla

Haunted Birch Aquarium:

Sea Monster Mash

On Friday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m., the Birch Aquarium opens in the evening for a special Halloween party featuring live music and dancing with Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters, games, story time, tricky treats and an opportunity to make slime in the special slime lab. The Birch Aquarium is located at 2300 Expedition Way. For more information, visit www.aquarium.ucsd.edu/experiences/events/haunted-aquarium.

Pillage The Village In La Jolla

On Oct. 31 from 3 to 6 p.m. you can come down to the Village of La Jolla to trick-or-treat at local businesses. Each participating merchant will be designated by orange and black balloons outside storefronts. Dress in your best costume and watch for witches casting spells. For more information, visit www.pillagethevillage.info.

La Jolla Recreation Center’s

Halloween Carnival

On Oct. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. The La Jolla Recreation Center will host a Halloween Carnival complete with Halloween inspired games, a bounce house, costume contests and food. The La Jolla Recreation Center is located at 615 Prospect St. For more information, visit www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/ Lajollahalloween.pdf

RIP Halloween Costumes

Shop Halloween costumes at RIP Halloween Costumes. The shop is located at 6710 La Jolla Blvd. For more information, visit riphalloweencostumes.com

Del Mar Scream Zone

From Sep. 29 to Oct. 31 you can visit The Scream Zone, which is assembled from a collection of body parts and roughly stitched together into four terrifying haunts and other monstrous attractions. The Scream Zone is located at Del Mar Fair Grounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. For more information, visit www.thescreamzone.com

Old Town

Whaley House Museum

Throughout October, the Whaley House will be offering special tours, extended hours and the chance for you to have an actual paranormal encounter. Runs through Oct. 31, located at 2476 San Diego Ave. For more information, visit www.whaleyhouse.org.

Dia de los Muertos festivities

Old Town San Diego's Día de los Muertos is a celebration of the history, culture, and heritage of the region that honors one of its most important holidays.

This event is designed to celebrate the history, culture and heritage of the San Diego region and to pay homage to this very important and festive tradition. Old Town's diverse and historic legacy makes it the best site in San Diego to hold this celebration.

Oct. 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 2: Gathering starts at 4:30 p.m. Procession Starts at 6:30 p.m.

Point Loma

Spirit Halloween

Shop Halloween costumes, decoration and treats at Spirit Halloween store in Point Loma. Located at 3555 Rosecrans St. Ste. 107. For more information, visit www.spirithalloween.com.

Point Loma Goodwill retail store

Shop second-hand Halloween costumes at Point Loma Goodwill retail store. Located at 3663 Rosecrans Street. Visit www.sdgoodwill.org for more information.

Halloween at Liberty Station

Liberty Station’s Halloween Celebration will include free comics, a costume contest, trick-or-treating throughout the district, ghoulish arts and crafts, a play area presented by Kid Ventures, music and live entertainment, a Hollywood car show and more.

The event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 29, from noon to 4 p.m. at the North Promenade at Liberty Station. This Halloween event is perfect for the whole family. For more information, visit www.libertystation.com.

Ocean Beach

Halloween Weekend of Fun at Inn at Sunset Cliffs

The Halloween Weekend of Fun at Inn at Sunset Cliffs will include a haunted hotel room, pumpkin carving stations, pumpkin art stations and more.

This event is for the whole family and will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. at Inn at Sunset Cliffs, 1370 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. For more information, visit innatsunsetcliffs.com, facebook.com/inatsunsetcliffs.com.

Howl-O-Ween Canine Carnival

Howl-O-Ween Canine Carnival is a street fair for OBceans and their best friends, featuring games, prizes, costume contest/parade for dogs and their owners and food. The event is held on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Dusty Rhodes Park at 2483 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard. For more information, visit oceanbeachsandiego.com.

Mission Bay

SeaWorld San Diego’s Halloween Spooktacular

Halloween Spooktacular includes family-friendly Halloween dance parties, special live shows, trick-or-treating, Dia de los Muertos-themed area and more. Cost is included with park admission. The event is held on Sept. 23, 24, 30, and Oct. 21, 22, 28, 29 at SeaWorld at 500 Sea World Drive. For more information, visit, www. seaworld.com/san-diego/events/halloween-spooktacular.

Mission Beach

BOOmont Park Fall Festival at Belmont Park

BOOmont Park Fall Festival at Belmont Park includes free trick-or-treating, zombie laser tag, pumpkin painting, live performances, family costume contests, kids crafts and more. The event will be held every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October. For more information, visit www.belmontpark.com/boomontpark.

Pacific Beach

Buffalo Exchange

Shop second-hand Halloween costumes, funky accessories and all things apparel at Buffalo Exchange at 1079 Garnet Ave. For more information, visit wwww.buffaloexchange.com.

Pacific Beach Halloween Pub Crawl

At the Halloween pub crawl you will visit over 10 different Halloween parties, party with hundreds of others costumed pub crawlers, get drink discounts and free welcome shots. The pub crawl is held on Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. to close and starts at Bub's at the Beach, 1030 Garnet Ave.

Find more information and to buy tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pacific-beach-halloween-pub-crawl-tickets-37465617671.

BarkHappy Howl-o-Ween brunch

On Sunday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Amplified AleWorks celebrate Halloween with BarkHappy. Howl-o-Ween brunch on their pet-friendly patio. The event will include chair massages for the humans, doggie massages for the dogs and a photo opportunity with a download. Humans and dogs in costumes are encouraged. The event is held at Amplified AleWorks, 4150 Mission Boulevard Ste. 208. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/barkhappy-san-diegohowl-o-ween-brunch-n-brews-pawty-benefiting-the-animal-pad-tickets-38611284391.

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