Halloween Events in and Around Oceanside
If you are looking to spend some time in the Southern California sun and enjoy the great surf, how about throwing on a costume while you cut up those waves? Even though Halloween traditionally involves kids exploring neighborhoods with half-full plastic bags of sugary treats, Oceanside has a plethora of activities for witches and ghouls of every age to take part in and enjoy. For those of you ready to jump into the Halloween spirit, here are all the fun events in and around Oceanside for this upcoming All Hallows Eve!
To see the rest of the events and activities going on in and around our beach city visit the Oceanside Event Calendar.
MONTH LONG ACTIVITIES
Modern Airsoft: Terror Escape
What: Modern Airsoft is hosting their first annual Terror Escape! This escape room challenge involves an indoor arena with dark mazes, scary streets and terrorist compounds guarded by heavily armored militants. Bring your smartest and braves family and friends to overcome the horrifying obstacles waiting for you!
When: October 1-31, Fridays – Sundays, every hour from 5pm-10pm
Where: Modern Airsoft Indoor Arena, 3033 Industry St, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Modern Airsoft Terror Escape
Old Town Trolley Haunted Tours
What: Join the Old Town Trolley Tours for a spirited & entertaining tour built on stories of history, mystery and legends of San Diego’s past & DARKER SIDE! Travel back in time and learn about the spirits of notorious wild characters like gunslingers, gamblers and ladies of the night who lived and died in San Diego. It is possible that their spirits live on in the dark recesses of the historic buildings and neighborhoods!
When: Thursdays – Sundays in October. For all available dates visit Ghosts and Gravestones Tour Schedule.
Where: Old Town Market, 4010 Twiggs St, Old Town San Diego, CA 92110
The Scream Zone at the Del Mar Scaregrounds
What: The Scream Zone is San Diego County’s largest haunted experience! Hosted at the Del Mar Fairgrounds it is considered among the goriest, scariest and “screaming-est” fright fests to be found in the dark corners of Southern California. Four terrifying haunted attractions are available at The Scream Zone, including local favorite House of Horror so pick your poison wisely!
When: October 5-8, 11-15, 18-22, 24-31. Fridays & Saturdays from 7pm-12am, all other nights 7pm-11pm.
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, California 92014
More Info: The Scream Zone
Brick-or-Treat Party Nights at LEGOLAND
What: Brick-or-Treat Party Nights at LEGOLAND California Resort are filled with Halloween excitement! The entire Park is open every Saturday night in October til 9pm. Plus, don’t miss special treats and decorations in SEA LIFE Aquarium. The home of Halloween fun awaits for your next family adventure!
When: October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th from 3pm-9pm
Where: LEGOLAND California Resort, 1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
More Info: Special event tickets are required for entry to Brick-or-Treat Party Nights. CLICK HERE for more information.
Pumpkin Art Contest
What: SpringHill Suites Oceanside will be holding a Pumpkin Art Context for the month of October! Entry is $5, and all proceeds go to the Dollars for Dreams charity. All pumpkins must be submitted by Saturday 10/28 at 5pm, and any family-friendly pumpkin art is acceptable (carving, painting, bedazzling, etc). This contest is open to the public and all ages can participate. Entries will be displayed in the SpringHill Suites lobby throughout the month and as submissions are entered they will be posted on SpringHill Suite’s social media and likes on the photos will contribute to the winner.
When: Entries can be submitted until Saturday, October 28th at 5pm. Official voting will occur from Sunday, October 29th at 12pm through Tuesday, October 31st at 2pm.
Where: SpringHill Suites Oceanside, 110 N Myers St, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Pumpkin Art Contest
Free Halloween Magic Show
What: Come to Oceanside for an exciting family friendly Halloween magic show! Guests of all ages will be amazed by gravity defying, seemingly impossible tricks that include a laugh or two alone the way. This show is free and open to all ages.
When: Saturday, October 21st, 11am
Where: Civic Center Library Community Rooms, 330 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Call (760) 435-5600
Haunted Sunset Market
What: This Thursday as the sun begins to set 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 26th, 5pm-9pm
Where: Downtown Oceanside, Corner of Pier View Way and Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054, USA
More Info: MainStreet Oceanside Sunset Market
Crown Heights Halloween Festival
What: This is a FREE Halloween festival for the community! There will be youth activities, a bounce house, food, face painting, games and a costume contest for everyone to enjoy.
When: Saturday, October 28th, 10am-9pm
Where: Crown Heights Resource Center, 1210 Division St, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Call 760-842-6212
Art After Dark: Dia De Los Muertos
What: In celebration of Dia de los Muertos and Halloween, the Oceanside Museum of Art presents Art After Dark. This event will draw inspiration from the OMA exhibit Rolly Crump: It’s Kind of a Cute Story, which is based on the life of the last living Imagineer hired by Walt Disney, Rolly Crump. There will be food trucks, libations, art-making activities, and musical experiences available throughout the night. Costumes are encouraged! This popular event sells out quickly so be sure to buy your tickets soon.
When: Saturday, October 28th, 7pm-10pm
Where: Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: To learn more and buy your tickets visit Art After Dark 2017
Dia de los Muertos Festival
What: 2017 marks the 17th anniversary of the Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead Festival in Oceanside. This traditional Mexican Holiday dating back thousands of years celebrates and honors the memories of the deceased with colorful displays, face painting and more. This year the free public festival will be more vibrant and exciting than ever before with over 15 altars on display, as well as local traditional dancers and entertainment, a classic car show and a shopping mercado filled with traditional food vendors. All attendees are encouraged to participate in the free interactive chalk cemetery where they can dedicate images, flowers and candles to their lost loved ones.
When: Sunday, October 29th, 10am-4pm
Where: Mission San Luis Rey, 4050 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92057, USA
More Info: MSLR Dia de los Muertos
Haunting Tales for October
What: Join storyteller Marilyn McPhie for an evening of haunting stories. Marilyn McPhie is the President of the Storytellers of San Diego and Director of a National Storytelling Network, and will be right here in Oceanside at the Mission Branch Library. To register visit Storytime Eventbrite.
When: Monday, October 30th, 6pm
Where: Civic Center Library Foundation Room, 330 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Call 760-435-5600
Pumpkin Patch Storytime
What: Kids are invited to the Oceanside Library dressed in their favorite Halloween costume to enjoy non-scary Halloween stories, silly songs and a costume parade.
- Monday, October 30th, 6pm
- Tuesday, October 31st, 10:30am
Where: Civic Center Library, 330 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Call (760) 435-5600
What: This Halloween, iFLY Oceanside will transform into a “Spook-tacular FlightFest.” Come out and enjoy an evening of flight with raffle prizes, plenty of candy for the kids, a costume contest, and a special flight show. First time flyers that arrive in costume will also receive 15% off all first time flyer packages.
When: Tuesday, October 31st, 4pm-8pm
Where: iFLY Oceanside, 3178 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056
More Info: Call 760.606.4359 to reserve your flight time for this evening of fun and flights.
Safe Night Out
What: Join the Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside for a spooktacular Halloween. Rather than having your kids trick or treat from door to door, they can do so in their gymnasium that has been transformed for Halloween. Take a stroll through the Haunted House, enter into the family friendly costume contest, or dance the night away to classic holiday songs. There will be games, snacks, prizes, and more!
When: Tuesday, October 31st, 5pm-7pm
Where: Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside, 401 Country Club Lane, Oceanside, CA 92054
What: Wild Wonders and Wrench & Rodent Present “Spooky Safari: Creepy Creatures and Creative Cuisine!” This event will feature culinary delights with tasting stations from chefs such as James Montejano of Seaside Market, Willy Eick of 608 Oceanside, Ramiro Guerra of Belching Beaver, Davin Waite of Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub, and amazing talent from Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen and Privateer Coal Fire Pizza. There will also be delicious libations from Chris Lobo of Native Wines with samplings of local favorites in addition to local drafts and spooky cocktails. Finally, there will be animals courtesy of the team from Wild Wonders that will be used to educate guests about some of the wonderful creatures they work so hard to protect.
When: Tuesday, October 31st, 5pm-9pm
Where: Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub, 1815 South Coast Highway Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Tickets are on sale now at Eventbrite Spooky Safari.
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