scary good events this october

The Bewitching hour is upon us and we want to make sure you have a wicked good time here in Oceanside whether you’re here for a spell or for a full moon! 

What: Join Mellano Farm Stand for a whole month of fun! This October, they invite you and your family to their pumpkin patch, corn maze and sunflower u-pick (Thursdays-Sundays). On Saturday and Sunday, visit Mellano Farm Stand for food trucks, live music, a corn maze, pumpkin patch, and fall crafts!

When: Saturdays & Sundays, October 1 – 31, 2023 10:30am-4pm

Where: Mellano Farm Stand, 5750 N River Rd, Oceanside, CA 92057

More Info: Mellano Farms

What: Join Flourish and Live Well for the O’side Boo Bash where they will have a spooky market, pumpkin decorating, food, music, psychic readings, cat adoptions and a screening of Frankenweenie starting at 7pm. Free to attend!

When: Saturday, October 21, 2023, 3pm-8pm

Where: Flourish + Live Well, 510 N Coast Hwy Ste B, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: Boo Bash

What: Late October is the time to get out your costumes and get ready for some SPOOKY fun! Join Wild Wonders in the evening during the last two weekends in October for Boo at the Zoo! FLASHLIGHT tour and get to know some of Wild Wonder’s nocturnal animals.

When: Saturdays and Sundays October 21-22, 28-29, 2023, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Where: Wild Wonders, Inc 5712 Vía Montellano, Bonsall, CA 92003

More Info: Wild Wonders

What: The 22nd Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival is returning to its origin in Downtown Oceanside…back to its roots. Come be part of the annual celebration of life, lowrider and classic car show, and festival event in downtown Oceanside! Free family event entertainment, catrin/catrina contest, vendors, food, Danza, crafts for kids, music and art!

When: Sunday, October 22, 2023, 10am-5pm

Where: Downtown Oceanside, 311 N Tremont St Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: Friends of Oceanside

What: Thursday is Market Day in downtown Oceanside! The sun begins to set and the family-friendly Sunset Market will become a spooky good time! Kids ages 12 and under will be able to trick or treat through the vendor booths as well as participate in a costume parade at 6pm at the main stage. Contests will also be held at 8pm at the main stage to find the most evil laugh and the most blood curdling scream! In addition, Halloween music will be playing all night long!

When: Thursday, October 26, 2023, 5pm-9pm

Where: Corner of Pier View Way and Coast Highway, Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: Mainstreet Oceanside

What: Don your best costumes and head to Arrowood Golf Course on Saturday, October 27th, for a Halloween Bash! Pumpkin decorating contests, face painting, dinner specials & spooky cocktails! Dress up if you dare, and bring your own pumpkin to participate in the contest!

When: Friday, October 27, 2023, 5pm-9pm

Where: Arrowood Golf Course, 5201 Village Drive, Oceanside, CA 92057

More Info: Arrowood Golf Course

What: Who’s ready to get spooky!? Join Mission Marketplace for their Halloween Spooktakular for Halloween themed activities that ALL children, including those with mobility limitations, will enjoy. 

When: Saturday, October 28, 2023, 11am-2pm

Where: Mission Marketplace, 427 College Blvd K, Oceanside, CA 92057

More Info: Mission Marketplace

What: Oceanside Parks and Recreation is excited to bring back the Halloween Spooktacular: Trunk or Treat! Children 12 and under are welcome to trunk or treat at Mance Buchanon Park on October 28 at this FREE event! The Oceanside Parks and Recreation will also have a crafts booth, inflatables, and kids group games.

When: Saturday, October 28, 2023, 12pm-6pm

Where: Mance Buchanon Park, Mance Buchanon Park, 425 College Blvd. Oceanside CA 92057

More Info: Trunk or Treat

What: Come celebrate Halloween with Hangar76! This Spooky good time will include live music from 6-9pm, Halloween inspired food and desserts, kids activities, beer and wine pong, and a costume contest!

When: Saturday, October 28, 2023, 1pm-9pm

Where: Hangar 76, Hangar 76, Roymar Road, Oceanside, CA 92056

More Info: Hangar76

What: Head to Ding Tea Oceanside come for a K-Pop and anime blast filled with music, activities, freebies, cosplay and costumes, great boba and more for ALL AGES! Bring the kids for our anime art area too! Costumes and Cosplay welcomed!

When: Saturday, October 28, 2023, 3pm-8pm

Where: Ding Tea Oceanside, 4259 Oceanside Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92056

More Info: K-Pop Pop-Up

What: Big Bam Boo Halloween Party at The Brick Hotel! 3 areas activated:  Alleyway, Rooftop & Patio. Two Js Surfboard giveaways for best costumes and prizes from Stab Magazine. Book a hotel room at The Brick Hotel for the Big Bam Boo event by calling (760) 935-5193 or emailing Passes for 2 to the 10/28 event are included with each room.

When: Saturday, October 28, 2023, 3pm-1am

Where: The Brick Hotel, 408 Pier View Wy, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: Big Bam Boo Party

What: Don your witchiest wardrobe and head to the Oceanside Harbor for the annual Witches Paddle!

When: Saturday, October 28, 2023, 4-6pm

Where: Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: Witches Paddle

What: Unleash Your Inner Ghoul at the Hellbound Halloween Costume Party! Groove to the Beats of Rock the Plague DJ’s! From 6pm until the witching hour, Rock the Plague DJ’s will keep the party alive with heart-pounding music that’ll make your bones rattle! Get Inked by The Body Art Bus! For those brave souls who dare, The Body Art Bus will be on-site to tattoo anyone interested in adorning their flesh with a permanent mark of Halloween spirit!

When: Saturday, October 28, 2023, 6pm-11pm

Where: Black Plague Brewing, 2550 Jason Court Oceanside, CA 92056

More Info: Black Plague

What: This year’s Halloween party, The Player’s Ball, will celebrate the sound, the fashions, and the culture that has touched every corner of the world. Join the Hill Street Country Club on Saturday, October 28th from 8-11 pm. Emcees THA SIDE’s John Givez and Obed Padilla will take us through their favorite tracks of the last 50 years including those that have influenced their own work as musicians. Costumes are encouraged! Come through dressed as your favorite hip-hop icons.

When: Saturday, October 28, 2023, 8pm-11pm

Where: Hill Street Country Club, 530 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: Hill Street Country Club

What: Step into the chilling world of Stanley Kubrick this Halloween at Rooftop Bar! Join The Rooftop Bar at the Mission Pacific Resort for ‘A Night At The Overlook Hotel,’ where we bring Hollywood’s most iconic scenes to life. Dance to haunting tunes, inspired by Kubrick’s masterpieces, with beats by DJ Zochibeats. Immerse yourself in the eerie atmosphere and indulge in service inspired by ‘A Clockwork Orange.’ Dress as your favorite Kubrick character and prepare for an unforgettable night under the stars. Don’t miss out on the spookiest event of the year!

When: Saturday, October 28, 2023, 6pm-1am

Where: Mission Pacific Resort, 201 N Myers St, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: The Rooftop Bar

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