October San Diego Events

Event Date

Event Description

Time

Location

Cost

October 1

Fifth Anniversary Celebration:

instrument making workshop for kids and performances by the Peninsula Singers and a string quartet

6:30 pm

Point Loma Hervey

Branch Library

3701 Voltaire Street

San Diego

Free

October 4

Train Song Festival

10 am-4 pm

Old Poway Park,

14134 Midland Road,

Poway

Free

October 4-26, Sat. And Sun. only

Brick-or-Treat Halloween Event

10 am-9 pm

Legoland California, One Legoland Drive,

Carlsbad

Included in admission price except for special events Sat. 5-9 pm, $35

October 4

Kids Putting for Pets: miniature golf and a canine costume contest

9 am-8 pm

Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe

Donation

October 4

Shamu and You Family Walk

8 am-12 pm

SeaWorld

500 SeaWorld Drive,

San Diego

Adults: $25,

Children (12 and under): $15

October 4

Crafts for Kids: Super Star Glasses


Lakeshore Learning Materials, 7510 Hazard Center, Mission Valley


Free

October 5

ScarpArtsMusic

2 pm and 7 pm

California Center for the Arts, 340 North

Escondido Blvd.,

Escondido

$15-30

October 5

House of Austria Lawn Program: A family celebration of Austrian culture

12-4 pm

House of Pacific Relations International Cottages, Balboa Park, 2125 Park Blvd., San Diego

Free

October 5

Family Workshop: Build a Scarecrow

1-2:30 pm

Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive, West

El Cajon

$15/adult-child pair

October 5

American Sign Language Park Day

1 pm

Scripps Ranch Recreation Center and Community Park, 11454 Blue Cypress Drive, San Diego

Free

October 10

Friday Fun: nature activities

10 am-12 pm

Quail Botanical Gardens

230 Quail Gardens Drive,

Encinitas

Free with admission

October 9-12

Disney on Ice

Thursday 7:30 pm; Fri 11 am & 7:30 pm; Sat-Sun 11 am, 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm

San Diego Sports Arena

3500 Sports Arena Blvd.,

San Diego

$16.50-$52.50

October 15-19

Witch’s Brew Puppet Show

Wed-Fri 10 am &

11:30 am; Sat-Sun 11 am,, 1 pm & 2:30 pm

Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater, Pan American Plaza, San Diego

Adults $5, Children $3

October 17-18

Annual Craft Fair

and Children’s Carnival

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

Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church, 17010 Pomerado Road, San Diego

Free

October 18

Arch in the Park: Bring a picnic and join in a mock excavation

10 am-3 pm

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, 12115 Black Mountain Rd # A, San Diego

Free

October 18

Family Movie: Monsters Inc.

12 pm

Rancho Penasquitos Branch Library, 13330 Salmon River Road, San Diego

Free

October 18

Happy Hauntings: create Halloween decorations and masks, play games, and then go trick-or-treating at area businesses

12-5 pm

Heritage County Park, 2450 Heritage Park Row, San Diego

Free

October 18

Parents Night Out: kids enjoy gymnastics, games and dinner while parents go out

6-10 pm

Elite Gymnastics Academy, 1810 John Towers Avenue, Suite B, El Cajon

$10/kid, ages 4-12

October 19

House of Czech and Slovak Republics Lawn Program: Singing, dancing, music, and food

12-4 pm

House of Pacific Relations International Cottages, Balboa Park, 2125 Park Boulevard, San Diego

Free

October 19

Drop-in Family Day: What's in a Face?

Interactive games, storytelling, and art activities.

11 am-1 pm

San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, San Diego

Free

October 25

Belmont Park Beach Cleanup

9 am-11 am

Belmont Park, 3146 Mission Boulevard, San Diego

Free

October 25

California-Friendly Gardening Festival:

Dr. Wilderness show and Great Pumpkin

walk for kids

9 am-3 pm

Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon

Free

October 25

The Boulevard Boo! Parade and Carnival

11 am-6 pm

Clay Park, 4759 Seminole Drive, San Diego

Free

October 25

Spooktacular People Pet Walk: charity walk featuring a pet costume contest, a haunted house, arts and crafts, a

bounce house, live music, and refreshments.

7:30 am-12 pm

Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe

Free

October 26

Halloween Family Day

11 am-3 pm

San Diego Model Railroad Museum, 1649 El Prado, San Diego

Free with admission

October 26

Owl Program: meet the birds up close and learn more about them.

10-11:30 am

Sycamore Canyon/Goodan Ranch, Sycamore Canyon Open Space Preserves, Poway

Free

October 24-26,

30 and Nov. 1

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Junior

Fri 7 pm, Sat 2 pm  and 7 pm; Sun 2 pm

East County Performing Arts Center, 210 E. Main Street, El Cajon

Adults $12-15, Children $10

October 24-26,

30 and Nov. 1

The Little Mermaid

varies

Star Theatre, 402 N Coast Highway, Oceanside

Adults $12-15, Children $10

October 31

Trick-or-Treat and Sail: trick-or-treat at nearby

businesses and then take a sail in Quivira Basin

3-5 pm

Seaforth Boat Rentals, West Mission Bay Drive, 1641 Quivira Road, San Diego

$6 for adult/child pair, (ages 3-18)

October 31

Boo Bash: cookie and pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, carnival games, ice skating, and more.

5 pm

The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 6845 University Avenue, San Diego

$2; Children (2 & under) free

October 31

Encinitas Safe Trick-or-Treat: live music, a costume contest and fashion show, games and dancing, and trick-or-treating at local merchant

5-8 pm

E Street Cafe, 128 W E Street, Encinitas

Free

October 31

Boo at the Zoo

5-6:30 pm & 6:30-8 pm

San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego

Members $12, Non-members $15

October 31

Halloween Festival

6-9 pm

Spring Valley Community Center, 8735 Jamacha Blvd., Spring Valley

Free

October 31

Preschool Halloween Party and Parade

9-10:30 am or 10:45 am-12:15 pm

Quail Botanical Gardens

230 Quail Gardens Drive,

Encinitas

$10 plus price of admission