Event Date

Event Description

Time

Location

Cost

Oct. 1-31

Kids Free Days

During the month of October, children (ages 3–11) enjoy FREE admission to the San Diego Zoo and the Wild Animal Park

Varies

San Diego Zoo:

2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego

San Diego Wild Animal Park: 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd., Escondido

Kids are Free! Adults at the Zoo: $35

Adults at the Wild Animal Park: $28.50

Oct. 1-11

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Wed.-Fri.: 10-11:30 am, Sat. and Sun: 11 am, 1 pm and 2:30 pm

Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theatre, Balboa Park, 2130 Pan American Place, San Diego

Adults: $5, Seniors: $4, Children: $3

Oct. 2-4

Military Air Show

Live shows by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, and the Canadian Snowbirds.

9 am-4 pm

MCAS Miramar, north of downtown San Diego between I-805 and I-15

Free admission, grandstand seats: $4.25-$11

Oct. 3

Chinese Moon Festival

Make your own mooncake, listen to traditional legends and play games while learning about this festival.

12-1:30 pm

San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum

404 Third Ave., San Diego

Adults: $12, Children ages 12 and younger: Free

Oct. 13-Nov. 8

The Lion King

Musical presentation with a cast of over 40 actors.

Tues.-Wed.: 7 pm, Thurs.: 7:30 pm, Fri.-Sat.: 8 pm, Sat. matinee: 2 pm, Sun.: 1 and 6:30 pm


Civic Theatre, B St. And Third Ave., San Diego

$20-$79

Oct. 14-18

Witches Brew

The show is about a witch who wants to change her ways.

Wed.-Fri.: 10-11:30 am, Sat. and Sun: 11 am, 1 pm and 2:30 pm

Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theatre, Balboa Park, 2130 Pan American Place, San Diego

Adults: $5, Seniors: $4, Children: $3

Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25 and 31-Nov. 1

Pumpkins at the Park

Costume contest, Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt, Conservation Cake Walk for Bats, Animal Enrichment in the exhibits of vultures, gorillas, lions, elephants, and other animal areas, Creepy Crafts, Carnival Games in Malawi Picnic Grove, Extinct Animal Graveyard, Creepy Crawly Crevase and Halloween Bites

 

9 am-4 pm

San Diego Wild Animal Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd., Escondido

Kids: Free! Adults: $28.50

Oct. 21-25

Magic Purple Potion

An old witch tries to regain her youth.

Wed.-Fri.: 10-11:30 am, Sat. and Sun: 11 am, 1 pm and 2:30 pm

Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theatre, Balboa Park, 2130 Pan American Place, San Diego

Adults: $5, Seniors: $4, Children: $3

Oct. 23-24

Haunted Birch Aquarium  Costume contest, spooky activities, live music and slimy encounters.

6-9 pm

2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla

Members: $12, Public: $15

Oct. 23-24

Childrens Carnival, Craft Fair and Pancake Breakfast

Fri.: Craft fair only, Sat.: Pancake breakfast, bouncy house, games, crafts for kids and a costume parade at noon.

Fri.: 9 am-4 pm, Sat.: 8:30 am-1 pm

Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church

17010 Pomerado Rd., San Diego

Free

Oct. 24

Kids Halloween Spooktacular

Get in the Halloween spirit with games, spooky music, and scary crafts.

2 pm

Borders

1072 Camino Del Rio N,

San Diego

Free

Oct. 28-Nov. 1

Polka Dot Ghost

This ghost needs help to get scary for Halloween.

Wed.-Fri.: 10-11:30 am, Sat. and Sun: 11 am, 1 pm and 2:30 pm

Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theatre, Balboa Park, 2130 Pan American Place, San Diego

Adults: $5, Seniors: $4, Children: $3

Oct. 30

Haunted Tales of the Ship

Dress in your costume and gather on the Star of India for an evening of ghost stories, lantern led tours around the ship, and eerie legends from the past.

5-8 pm

Maritime Museum of San Diego

1492 North Harbor Dr.,

San Diego

Adults: $14, Seniors and military: $11, Children (ages 6-17): $8, Children (5 and younger): free

Oct. 31

Halloween Activities

Live theater (1-1:30 pm), a "search and find tour," and art activities (1-3 pm).

10 am-5 pm

San Diego Museum of Art

1450 El Prado, San Diego

Kids: Free!, Adults: $12

Oct. 31

Halloween Carnival

Carnival games, prizes, costume contests, and lantern tours.

11 am-4 pm

Maritime Museum of San Diego

1492 North Harbor Dr.,

San Diego

Paid admission plus $5 for unlimited carnival activities

Oct. 31

Halloween Spook-tacular

Halloween festivities are held throughout the park and kids get free admission at park museums.

Varies

Balboa Park

2125 Park Blvd.,

San Diego

Free admission; Some activities have fees

Oct. 31

Halloween Family Day

Kids get in free today and there is also a science-themed pumpkin carving contest.

9:30 am-7 pm

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

1875 El Prado, San Diego

Kids: Free with paid admission

Adults: $10

October 2009 Family Events in San Diego