San Diego Weekend Events Friday October 24 to Sunday October 26, 2014

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the-haunted-trial-baloboa-parkWhat: The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park
When: Ongoing till Saturday, November 1, 2014
Where: 6th & Juniper at Marston Point, Baloboa Park, San Diego
Description: Take a walk down the trails at Balboa Park for a terrifying experience you will wish you could forget. During your one-mile trek, beware of the terrifying unknown that exists among the twisted pines and gnarled oak trees. Don’t go alone—or if you’re faint of heart, San Diego’s only All Outdoor Haunted Attraction will scare you beyond expectation.September 26 – November 1, 2014. Opening hours vary;

This year the Haunted Trail is featuring an additional maze that is so disturbing it can only be described as, The experiment. For five extra bones you can experience over 3500 sq.ft. of freak infested terror. This twisted maze of incarcerated lost souls stalk you as you scurry through. Try to find your way out before you become an “experiment” yourself!

Cost: $19-$35

the-haunted-hotelWhat: The Haunted Hotel
When: Ongoing till Saturday, November 1, 2014
Where: Gaslamp, Downtown San Diego
Description: Enter if you dare into The Haunted Hotel where zombies, monsters and heart-pounding scares will cause a chill to run down your spine. Climb into the Hellevator, get ready to land wherever it takes you and try to survive this year’s “Lights Out Wednesdays.” The Haunted Hotel, located in the Gaslamp District, was named as one of the top 13 Haunted Houses in America by Haunt World Magazine and has been featured on the Travel Channel.
September 26 – November 1, 2014. Opening hours vary; check online for details.

the-scream-zoneWhat: The Scream Zone
When: Friday October 24, 2014
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds, San Diego
Description: The 17th annual Scream Zone, San Diego County’s largest haunted experience opens September 26 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Now in its 17th year, Scream Zone is more terrifying and bloodcurdling than ever before! *The House of Horror; The Chamber and The Haunted Hayride will chill to the bone. RETURNING THIS YEAR: “ZOMBIE PAINT BALL!”. The Scream Zone is assembled from various body parts and includes four terrifying haunts: returning this year is your chance to save the planet from the zombie apocalypse by putting the hit on the walking dead by playing Zombie Paintball! A year-to-year favorite is the horrifying House of Horror, along with The Chamber, and the Haunted Hayride, each casting its evil spell on the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Considered among the goriest, scariest, and screaming-est fright fests in these dark corners of Southern California, we invite you to please be our guest… that is, if you have the nerve!

Halloween-Puppet-ShowWhat: Halloween Puppet Show
When: Friday October 24, 2014
Where: Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater, San Diego

Description: THE POLKA DOT GHOST- Tommy the ghost is just no scrary. Please come to the puppet theater and help Tommy learn how to be scary before the big day.

Full Stage Productions with Life Size Puppets.

Cost: $5

Hauntfest-on-MainWhat: Hauntfest on Main
When: Friday October 24, 2014
Where: East Main Street and Rea Avenue, El Cajon, San Diego
Description: This October, Downtown El Cajon is in for a “spooktacular” treat with the return of HauntFest on Main, a free, family-friendly event featuring Halloween festivities. The third annual event, hosted by St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, Downtown El Cajon Business Partners and the City of El Cajon, will take place on East Main Street and Rea Avenue on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 5-10 p.m.

Free festival activities include craft booths and games, Kidz Zone, candy trails, outdoor movies, a pumpkin patch, Halloween inflatables, a decorated cars display and more. For a nominal fee, attendees can enjoy the Terror Truck, an expanded carnival ride area for kids, food vendors and dining experiences at local restaurants.

Cost: Free

Fall-FestivalWhat: Fall Festival
When: Friday October 24, 2014
Where: Halecrest Elementary, Chula Vista, San Diego
Description: Enjoy Halecrest’s Festival Favorites:

Roadrunner Toss • Plinko • Gone Fishing • Lollipop Pick • Treasure Chest • Football Toss and many more!
Take your pick at a “sweet seat” at our always fun Cake Walk!
Obstacle Inflatable • Pumpkin Painting Station • Midway Inflatable Racing Track
Come in Costume & check out New and Exciting Treats:
Kettle Corn • Snow Cones • Rummage Sale

Food (Cash only) and games (Tickets only) –

Cost: Free

national-food-day-san-diegoWhat: National Food Day Celebration – San Diego Veg Fest Kick Off
When: Friday October 24, 2014
Where: WorldBeat Center, San Diego
Description:San Diego Veg Festival’s goal is to build a healthy and sustainable movement of conscious San Diegans. We support a compassionate, plant-based, animal-friendly lifestyle. Whether you are a first time or long time vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, flexitarian, locavorian, or curious foodie, the festival is for everyone! It features renowned authors/speakers, live food demonstrations, tons of food samples, documentary screenings, a pop-up book store, a community recipes contest, food history mural, a family corner, a fitness stage, a kick-off party, and an official post-festival brunch.

When: Saturday October 25, 2014
Where: San Diego Museum of Man
Description: Find out what’s hiding under the bed when the San Diego Museum of Man’s new family exhibit, Monsters!, opens October 25.

See beasts familiar and strange, real and imagined, kind hearted and troublesome, from across the span of human history and culture.

You’ll learn where they come from, what they look like, how they behave, and how to defeat them. This brand-new, one-of-a-kind exhibit is loaded with interactive fun.

42-59226428What: Jenny Lewis Concert
When: Saturday October 25, 2014
Where: House of Blues San Diego
Description: Born in Las Vegas in 1977, Jenny Lewis is a popular indie rock singer/songwriter known for her work as the primary vocalist of Rilo Kiley as well as her solo albums, guest appearances, and duo with boyfriend Johnathan Rice.

Lewis steadily developed her own vocal style, drawing from the sly country twang of Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, and Patsy Cline while remaining indebted to pop music. Collaborations with the Good Life, Cursive, and the Postal Service helped expand her audience, and Lewis began working on her debut solo effort in the midst of Rilo Kiley’s third full-length release, More Adventurous.

Cost: $23

boo-parade-san-diegoWhat: BOO! PARADE
When: Saturday October 25, 2014
Where: El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego

Description: The Boulevard BOO! Parade is returning to the College Area. San Diego’s only Halloween Parade is turning ten this year and is expected to be bigger and better than ever with more floats, more zombies, more music, and more surprises.


SAN DIEGO-BEER-MUSIC-FESTWhat: San Diego Beer and Music Festival
When: Saturday October 25, 2014
Where: Waterfront Park, San Diego

Description: The San Diego Beer and Music Festival celebrates craft beer and live music.The event will showcase multiple local and regional breweries. With local bands and DJs and a food truck pavilion.


state-champsWhat: State Champs – Heart to Heart, From Porch Step, Brigades
When: Sunday October 26, 2014
Where: House of Blues San Diego
Description: Albany, New York-based pop-punk band the State Champs began in 2010, basing their quick-paced and emotive sound on the influence of masters of the genre like Fall Out Boy, the Story So Far, and New Found Glory. Based around singer Derek Discanio’s wailing vocals, the band was filled out by guitarists Tyler Szalkowski and Tony Diaz and bassist William Goodermote; they were eventually joined by drummer Evan Ambrosio. After a demo circulated, the band released the Overslept EP in late 2012, and followed with full-length The Finer Things in 2013.

Cost: $13

bike-4-mikeWhat: Bike for Mike
When: Sunday October 26, 2014
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds
Description: A community bicycle event with coastal rides of 10,25, & 50 miles as well as stationary spin bike classes. This event is an ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease fund raiser. All proceeds go towards ALS specific medical research. This event is one of several local events hosted by Team Godfather Charity Foundation.

Mike completed marathons, triathlons, long distance cycling races, and golfed throughout the country. He also studied karate, yoga and played Over-the-Line in San Diego. He had great memories of his competitive endeavors because he was always participating with friends. Mike along with his friends have hiked and backpacked in the Sierras and the Andes of Peru on the Inca Trail. A trip to Bhutan to backpack in the Himalayas was cut short in 2010 due to his diagnosis.

TRICK-OR-TROT-3K-5K-FUN-RUNWhat: Trick Or Trot 3K/5K Fun Run
When: Sunday October 26, 2014
Where: Morley Field Sports Complex, San Diego
Description: Roosevelt Middle School, home to 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi, holds its first annual Trick or Trot 3K/5K Fun Run.

Participants are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes, and prizes will be awarded for best costume in addition to race categories. The race hopes to attract hundreds of runners to support the school’s afterschool programs.

Registration and packet pick-up 8 am. 5K runners/walkers start 9 am. 3K fun run/walk 9:30 am. Awards 10:30 am.

halloween-familyWhat: Halloween Family Festival Day
When: Sunday October 26, 2014
Where: Balboa Park: Spreckels Organ Pavilion, San Diego
Description: The Spreckels Organ Society invites little ghosts and ghouls of all ages and their families and friends to a free, special Halloween-themed Family Festival Day at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park on Sun. Oct. 26, 2014 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Enjoy hula hoop dancing, crafts and a concert on the great Spreckels Organ. Costumes welcome!

Cost: Free

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