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San Diego 4th of July Fireworks 2012

Celebrate Independence Day with July 4th Events & Fireworks Displays This Holiday

With the 4th of July holiday fast approaching, it’s time to figure out where you’ll be celebrating Independence Day and watching the fireworks this year.

We’ve put together a list of various public outdoor venues and attractions in and around San Diego that will be putting on fireworks displays and Independence Day events this year. Unless otherwise noted, the family friendly fireworks celebrations and activities will take place on Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, 2012, with fireworks scheduled to start at around 9:00 pm.

Port of San Diego: Big Bay Boom – Thousands of people are expected to come to downtown San Diego’s waterfront to see this spectacular fireworks display. Four fireworks barges will be placed strategically around Shelter Island, Harbor Island and the North and South Embarcaderos; premium viewing will be available from all of the Port’s Parks around the northern and central San Diego Bay area, including Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Spanish Landing, Embarcadero Marina Parks North and South, Cesar Chavez Park and Coronado Tidelands Park.

SeaWorld San Diego Fireworks – One of San Diego’s most popular tourist attractions celebrates the 4th of July with an extra special, extended, fireworks display over the SeaWorld grounds. The celebration begins at 9:30 pm, with great views not only from within the Park, but also from Crown Point, Pacific Beach and the Mission Bay area.

Legoland California: Red, White and BOOM! Fireworks and 4th of July Celebration – As one of the largest fireworks demonstrations in San Diego’s North County and a perennial favorite with children, Legoland’s Fourth of July event promises a great time for the entire family with fabulous fireworks, fun family picnic games and amazing entertainment including special musical performances. The celebration lasts from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, with fireworks scheduled for 8:30 pm. All Red, White and BOOM! activities are included in the cost of admission to Legoland California.

San Diego County Fair: Fourth of July Events and Fireworks – What better place is there to spend Independence Day than at an all-American county fair? There will be plenty to do all day at the SD Fair on July fourth, culminating with the Fair’s traditional fireworks display and a special “free with Fair admission” concert by Weird Al Yankovic and DSB: American’s Favorite Tribute to Journey immediately following the fireworks display. The SD Fair will be open till midnight on July 4th.

Escondido: Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks – This spectacular Fourth of July celebration draws in crowds as large as 25,000 to enjoy a festive afternoon of live entertainment, free art activities, games, food and a dazzling display in North County! Guests are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and chairs to this event, which takes place in Grape Day Park.

La Jolla Cove Fireworks – A San Diego tradition for nearly 25 years, enjoy a dazzling fireworks display and concert at the La Jolla Cove.

Mission Bay Yacht Club: Fireworks Display and Boat Parade – The Mission Bay Yacht Club will not be hosting their very own major fireworks celebration and boat parade on Mission Bay this year.

Old Town San Diego: Independence Day Celebration – Enjoy an old fashioned 4th of July celebration with a parade, crafts and activities of early San Diego. Wagon rides, period games, music, food specials, pie eating contest and much more are included in this afternoon of family friendly fun. This event takes place during the day; no fireworks scheduled.

Imperial Beach: Big Bay Boom – Imperial Beach will host its annual 4th of July celebration with a fireworks show from the end of the pier. Fireworks will let loose from a barge near the IB pier and will synchronize with fireworks in San Diego Bay.

National City: 4th of July Carnival and Fireworks – Five days of festivities take place in Kimball Park in National City (June 29 – July 4, 2012), with fireworks on July 4, 2012.

Chula Vista Fireworks – The Chula Vista Bayfront Fireworks and Celebrate Chula Vista Festival events will not be held in 2012.

Ocean Beach Fireworks Celebration – With their own set, music and fireworks display, OB celebrates the 4th of July with a style all its own. Fireworks will be launched from the foot of the Ocean Beach Pier at 9:00 pm.

July Fourth in 4S Ranch – Enjoy food, games, bounces, waterslides, snacks and more at the 4S Ranch Community Carnival and Street Faire in Linear Park, then gather your friends and neighbors and head over to Del Norte High School for a fantastic fireworks celebration at dusk.

Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch Fireworks, Parade and Family Fun Day – A full day of family friendly fun and festivities is planned, ending with a fireworks display set off from the Mira Mesa High School fields and enjoyed by many who gather at locations such as Mira Mesa Community Park or at Miramar Lake in Scripps Ranch.

Poway: Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks – Head over to Old Poway Park for some old-fashioned 4th of July activities from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and come back at night for a fireworks show at the Poway Park High School.

El Cajon 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks – El Cajon holds a family friendly picnic starting at noon, followed by a fireworks show at 9:00 pm. This family friendly event takes place at Kennedy Park, a “smoke and alcohol free” space in El Cajon.

Rancho Bernardo: Sprit of the Fourth Parade, Festivities and Fireworks – Come together with friends and neighbors in Rancho Bernardo for a day packed with great activities, including contests, entertainment, a Community Fair, Patriotic Parade, evening entertainment and a fireworks show over Bernardo Heights Middle School.

Santee Salutes – 4th of July community Festival – including a kids’ zone, live entertainment and vendors – followed by fireworks at the Town Center Community Park East.

Vista Fireworks Celebration – Celebrate America’s birthday with food, fun and fireworks for the 44th annual Red, White & Boom celebration held in Brengle Terrace Park in Vista. Guests can also enjoy live musical entertainment at Moonlight Amphitheatre starting at 3:30 pm.

San Marcos: 4th of July Celebration – Carnival games, jumpers, food vendors and live entertainment, and fireworks at Bradley Park in San Marcos, beginning at 6:00 pm (fireworks at 9:00 pm). Bring chairs or blankets for lawn seating.

Golden Acorn Casino Fireworks Show – Celebrate Independence Day with a Food and Beer Garden, live entertainment and a free fireworks show.

Julian 4th of July Parade – Bands, bunting, banners, flags and patriotic songs will entertain at this historic gold rush town’s 4th of July Parade.

Happy 4th of JulySan Diego!

Add comment July 2nd, 2012

Rock ‘n Roll Marathon – Entertainment Line Up 2012

June 3, 2012 – Enjoy Live Entertainment As You Cheer On the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon Runners

The 2012 Rock ‘n Roll Marathon will take place in San Diego, California on Sunday, June 3, 2012. The marathon route consists of 26.2 miles of non-stop rock and roll fun and entertainment. In addition to spectacular bands, thousands of cheerleaders and themed refreshment stops along the marathon route, the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon features a pre-race Health Expo and a free post-race rock concert featuring headliner Donavon Frankenreiter which are not to be missed.

Hang out near your favorite band during the marathon and enjoy the music as you cheer the runners on! Here’s the entertainment line-up for the 2012 Rock ‘n Roll Marathon in San Diego:

  • Loss of Control – 6th & University (Rite Aid Entrance) – 6:10 am to 7:40 am
  • Neverwonder – University & Normal – 6:12 am to 7:50 am
  • Zen Boogie – Park & Indiana – 6:15 am to 8:00 am
  • Shout House Pianos – Park & Morley Field – 6:15 am to 8:05 am
  • San Diego Civic Organist – Spreckles Amphitheater – 6:20 am to 8:10 am
  • Good Mojo – Park & Presidents Way – 6:20 am to 8:35 am
  • Bayou Brothers – Petco Park in the Park – 6:25 am to 8:45 am
  • Ryan Hiller – 5th Avenue & Market – 6:30 am to 8:55 am
  • Come Back Buddy – Harbor at Pacific Highway – 6:32 am to 9:00 am
  • Euphoria Drumz – Broadway & 1st Avenue – 6:35 am to 9:20 am
  • Rory Seldon with InnerSession – 10th Avenue & Ash – 6:38 am to 9:35 am
  • Screamin’ Javelinas – Hwy 163 on old Richmond Overpass – 6:35 am to 9:55 am
  • A+ Dropouts – Bally’s Total Fitness – 6:40 am to 10:20 am
  • Froghead – Bally’s Total Fitness – 6:40 am to 10:20 am
  • Naruwan Taiko – Hwy 163 at I-8 Westbound Ramp – 6:45 to 10:30 am

  • Awesome Sauce – On Friars Road at PF Chang’s – 6:50 am to 10:45 am
  • Silent Evolution – On Friars Road at PF Chang’s – 6:50 am to 10:45 am
  • Danny and the Tramp – Friars Road near Golf Course/Gaines – 6:55 am to 11:05 am
  • Divided by Design – Friars Road near Golf Course/Gaines – 6:55 am to 11:05 am
  • Jack City Blues Band – Morena north of Sherman (at Pacific Sales) – 7:00 am to 11:15 am
  • The Jackal – Morena north of Sherman (at Pacific Sales) – 7:00 am to 11:15 am
  • Karaoke – Moreana & West Morena – 7:00 am to 11:35 am
  • The Earthmovers featuring Lady J – SeaWorld Drive before road to Fiesta Island – 7:05 am to 11:35 am
  • Todo Mundo – SeaWorld Drive before road to Fiesta Island – 7:05 am to 11:35 am
  • Clapton Hook – Morena at Kane (Old Trieste) – 7:05 am to 12:40 pm
  • Temple of the Dad – Morena at Kane (Old Trieste) – 7:05 am to 12:40 pm
  • Disappointing Joseph – Morena at Jones – 7:10 am to 12:50 pm
  • OverTime – Morena at Jones – 7:10 am to 12:50 pm
  • The FABulous Rudies – Mission Bay Drive across from 1st Driveway – 7:15 am to 1:00 pm
  • The Riders – Mission Bay Drive across from 1st Driveway – 7:15 am to 1:00 pm
  • Misc. Ailments – Mission Bay Bicycle Path – 7:20 am to 1:15 pm
  • The Borrower’s Debt – Mission Bay Bicycle Path – 7:20 am to 1:15 pm
  • Craig Paddock Band – Mission Bay Bicycle Path south of Visitor’s Center – 7:25 am to 1:25 pm
  • Cidona – Mission Bay Bicycle Path south of Visitor’s Center – 7:25 am to 1:25 pm
  • Different Drum – Mission Bay Bicycle Path south of Hilton – 7:30 am to 1:45 pm
  • The Carbon Copy Band – Mission Bay Bicycle Path south of Hilton – 7:30 am to 1:45 pm
  • Top B.A.S.E. – Fiesta Island after entry road, east side – 7:35 am to 2:00 pm
  • Mad Traffic – Fiesta Island after entry road, east side – 7:35 am to 2:00 pm
  • Konu – Fiesta Island split, just before Scout Camp – 7:35 am to 2:15 pm
  • The Trunks Quartet – Fiesta Island split, just before Scout Camp – 7:35 am to 2:15 pm
  • Melly Frances & The Distilled Spirit – Fiesta Island west side by Dog Park – 7:40 am to 2:20 pm
  • Tomcat and the Blues Dusters – Fiesta Island west side by Dog Park – 7:40 am to 2:20 pm
  • Jet West – Fiesta Island, south side – 7:40 am to 2:45 pm
  • Project Out of Bounds – Fiesta Island, south side – 7:40 am to 2:45 pm
  • Diamond Lane – Bike Path along Mission Bay Promenade at Gazebo – 7:45 am to 2:50 pm
  • Rockchild – Bike Path along Mission Bay Promenade at Gazebo – 7:45 am to 2:50 pm
  • Doug Phillips & The Good News Blues Band – location and time to be announced
  • Loss of Control – location and time to be announced

The entertainment line-up, locations and playing times are subject to change, so be sure to visit the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon website for the most up to date information.

Enjoy the Race, San Diego!

Add comment May 23rd, 2012

San Diego 4th of July Fireworks 2011

Celebrate Independence Day with July 4th Events & Fireworks Displays this Long Weekend

With the 4th of July long weekend fast approaching, it’s time to figure out where you’ll be celebrating Independence Day and watching the fireworks this year.
San Diego Fireworks July 4th
We’ve put together a list of various public outdoor venues and attractions in and around San Diego that will be putting on fireworks displays and Independence Day events this year. Unless otherwise noted, the family friendly fireworks celebrations and activities will take place on Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2011, with fireworks scheduled to start at around 9:00 pm.

One word of caution: with all the legal red tape and funding deficits surrounding the various local fireworks shows this year, many of the planned events remain in jeopardy of being cancelled. It is best to consult the venue’s website for the most up to date information before setting out for the event.

Port of San Diego: Big Bay Boom – Thousands of people are expected to come to downtown San Diego’s waterfront to see this spectacular fireworks display. Four fireworks barges will be placed strategically around Shelter Island, Harbor Island and the North and South Embarcaderos; premium viewing will be available from all of the Ports’ Parks around the northern and central San Diego Bay area, including Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Spanish Landing, Embarcadero Marina Parks North and South, Cesar Chavez Park and Coronado Tidelands Park.

SeaWorld San Diego Fireworks – One of San Diego’s most popular tourist attractions celebrates the 4th of July with an extra special, extended, fireworks display over the SeaWorld grounds. The celebration begins at 9:30 pm, with great views not only from within the Park, but also from Crown Point, Pacific Beach and the Mission Bay area.

Legoland California: Red, White and BOOM! Fireworks and 4th of July Celebration – As one of the largest fireworks demonstrations in San Diego’s North County and a perennial favorite with children, Legoland’s Fourth of July event promises a great time for the entire family with fabulous fireworks, fun family picnic games and amazing entertainment including special musical performances. The celebration lasts from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, with fireworks scheduled for 8:30 pm. All Red, White and BOOM! activities are included in the cost of admission to Legoland California.

San Diego County Fair: Fourth of July Events and Fireworks – What better place is there to spend Independence Day than at an all-American county fair? There will be plenty to do all day at the SD Fair on July fourth, culminating with the Fair’s traditional fireworks display and a special “free with Fair admssion” concert by REO Speedwagon immdiately follwing the fireworks display.

Escondido: Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks – This spectacular Fourth of July celebration draws in crowds as large as 25,000 to enjoy a festive afternoon of live entertainment, free art activities, games, food and a dazzling display in North County! Guests are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and chairs to this event, which takes place in Grape Day Park.

La Jolla Cove Fireworks – A San Diego tradition for nearly 25 years, this event is in jeopardy of being snuffed out this year. Now that the court has given the event a green light, the next hurdle is securing funding for the event. At the time of publishing, the fireworks display is a “go,” however it is recommended that visitors check the website before setting out for the Cove for the most up to date information.

Mission Bay Yacht Club: Fireworks Display and Boat Parade – The Mission Bay Yacht Club hosts their very own major fireworks celebration and boat parade right on Mission Bay. The celebration piggybacks the SeaWorld fireworks, making Mission Bay a great place to catch two fireworks shows from a single vantage point.

Old Town San Diego: Independence Day Celebration – Enjoy an old fashioned 4th of July celebration with a parade, crafts and activities of early San Diego. Wagon rides, period games, music, food specials, pie eating contest and much more are included in this afternoon of family friendly fun. This event takes place from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Imperial Beach: Big Bay Boom – Imperial Beach will host its annual 4th of July celebration, starting with a concert by local acts and ending with a fireworks show from the end of the pier. Fireworks will  let loose from a barge near the IB pier and will synchronize with fireworks in San Diego Bay for a 30 minute long Independence Day celebration.

National City: 4th of July Carnival and Fireworks – Five days of festivities take place in Kimball Park in National City (June 30 – July 4, 2011), with fireworks on July 4, 2011.

Chula Vista Fireworks – The City of Chula Vista announced that the Chula Vista Bayfront Fireworks and Celebrate Chula Vista Festival events will not be held in 2011. City Officials hope to be able to resume the fourth of July events in 2012.

Ocean Beach Fireworks Celebration – With their own set, music and fireworks display, OB celebrates the 4th of July with a style all its own. Fireworks will be launched from the foot of the Ocean Beach Pier at 9:00 pm.

July Fourth in 4S Ranch – Enjoy food, games, bounces, waterslides, snacks and more at the 4S Ranch Community Carnival and Street Faire in Linear Park, then gather your friends and neighbors and head over to Del Norte High School for a fantastic fireworks celebration at dusk.

Mira Mesa Fireworks, Parade and Family Fun Day – A full day of family friendly fun and festivities is planned, ending with a fireworks display set off from the Mira Mesa High School fields and enjoyed by many who gather at locations such as Mira Mesa Community Park or at Miramar Lake in Scripps Ranch. If sufficient funding is not raised, this event may be cancelled; check the website for the most up to date information.

Poway: Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks – Head over to Old Poway Park for some old-fashioned 4th of July activities from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and come back at night for a fireworks show at the Poway Park High School.

La Mesa: Lake Murray 4th of July Fireworks – The bad news: the music festival that traditionally preceeds the fireworks display over Lake Murray has been cancelled this year due to a budget shortfall. The good news: Lake Murray will not be dark this fourth of July; the fireworks display will continue as a stand alone event.

El Cajon 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks – El Cajon holds a family friendly picnic starting at noon, followed by a fireworks show at 9:00 pm. This family friendly event takes place at Kennedy Park, a “smoke and alcohol free” space in El Cajon.

Rancho Bernardo: Sprit of the Fourth Parade, Festivities and Fireworks – Come together with friends and neighbors in Rancho Bernardo for a day packed with great activities, including contests, entertainment, a Community Fair, Patriotic Parade, evening entertaiment and a fireworks show over Bernardo Heights Middle School.

Santee Salutes – 4th of July community Festival – including a kids’ zone, live entertaiment and vendors – followed by fireworks at the Town Center Community Park.

Vista Fireworks Celebration – Celebrate America’s birthday with food, fun and fireworks for the 43rd annual Red, White & Boom celebration held in Brengle Terrace Park in Vista. Guests can also enjoy live musical entertainment at Moonlight Amphitheatre starting at 5:00 pm.

San Marcos: 4th of July Celebration – Carnival games, jumpers, food vendors and live entertainment, and fireworks at Bradley Park in San Marcos, beginning at 6:00 pm (fireworks at 9:00 pm). Bring chairs or blankets for lawn seating.

Happy 4th of July, San Diego!

Add comment June 30th, 2011

Free Museum Admission for Active Military and Their Families

May 30, 2011 – September 5, 2011: Free San Diego (and USA) Museum Admission for Active Military and their Families

The Blue Star Museums program is back for another summer of free museum admission. From May 30, 2011 (Memorial Day) to September 5, 2011 (Labor Day), active duty military personnel and their immediate families are invited to enjoy free admission to over 1,300 museums across the USA, including 22 museums in the San Diego area.

More than 500 new museums were added to the 2011 Blue Star Museums program for a grand total of more than 1,324 museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa taking part in the initiative. This year’s Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, nature centers, and 70 children’s museums.

Here is a list of San Diego area museums offering free admission under the Blue Star Museums program: 

  • California Surf Museum, Oceanside, CA
  • Escondido History Center, Escondido, CA
  • Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, San Diego, CA
  • Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation, San Diego, CA
  • Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego, CA
  • Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA
  • Mingei International Museum, San Diego, CA
  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (Downtown), San Diego, CA
  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (La Jolla), La Jolla, CA
  • Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
  • Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
  • San Diego Archaeological Center, Escondido, CA
  • San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA
  • San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, Escondido, CA
  • San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, San Diego, CA
  • San Diego Hall of Champions, San Diego, CA
  • San Diego History Center, San Diego, CA
  • The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
  • San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA
  • Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
  • Veteran’s Museum and Memorial Center, San Diego, CA
  • Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles, San Diego, CA

 The Blue Star Museums free museum admission program runs from Memorial Day, May 30, 2011 through to Labor Day, September 5, 2011. The free admission program is available to active duty military and their immediate family members (military ID holder and five immediate family members). Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members. Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program. For questions on particular exhibits or museums, please contact the museum directly. Visit the Blue Star Museums Free Museum Admission Program website for more information about the free museum admission program and for a listing of free museums across the USA.

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America’s Best Bargain Vacations | Saturday Is Free Slurpee Day

  • Every July 11, 7-Eleven stores across the country celebrate their birthday by giving away free Slurpees. This year the convenience store chain turns 82, and about 5 million icy beverages will be handed out at participating locations. (blogs.usatoday.com)
  • This summer, these 10 getaway spots offer tight-budgeted travelers plenty to do. San Diego makes its way into the list. The second-largest city in California, San Diego combines beach appeal with a buffet of activity options. Families can take in SeaWorld, LegoLand and the San Diego Zoo, as well as sample the city's Mexican-American culture. Another option? Try out your surfing skills. (Forbes.com)
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Random San Diego Concerts and Events : October 27 to November 2, 2008

It’s going to be a great week in San Diego! Halloween events are in full swing, including The Scream Zone, Haunted Trail and Haunted Hotel for adults and Boo at the Zoo, Pumpkins at the Park and SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular for the kids. Neil Young, Meat Loaf, Vince Gill and The Backyardigans perform; various Bridal Trunk Shows and Expos are underway and the Temecula Harvest Wine Celebration takes place over the weekend.

Wondering what concerts, theater and sporting events are happening in San Diego this week?

Here’s a list of random concerts, theater and sporting events happening in San Diego from October 27, 2008 to November 2, 2008.

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Halloween 2008 : Things To Do in San Diego This Halloween

With its laid back charm and great weather, Halloween in San Diego is a truly unique experience. This year in particular, it seems that the entire city has gotten into the spirit of Halloween (pun intended). Wondering what Halloween events are going on in and around San Diego this year? Read on for a list of random San Diego Halloween Events and Happenings:

Grown-Up Halloween Events:

Take a Tour of Whaley House; a Certified Haunted House – Considered to be one of the most actively haunted mansions in the world today, October at the Whaley House features exclusive guided tours and special after hours ghost hunts. Whaley House is located in San Diego’s Old Town.

Scream Zone at the Del Mar ScaregroundsGet Your Scare On at the Scream Zone at the Del Mar Scaregrounds The House of Horror, Haunted Hay Ride and The Chamber await you at the Scream Zone. San Diego’s ultimate haunted attraction is filled with frightening scenes and screams; bold ghosts, ghouls and zombies; and terrifying thrills for those who dare to be scared. NOTE: This event is designed for a teen or older audience and is not recommended for children younger than 10 years old. Please exercise discretion when deciding whether to attend.

Check in to the Haunted Hotel in the Gaslamp District The Haunted Hotel is the place where horror movies come to life. And every Halloween brings new, more frightening scenes. Check in to the Haunted Hotel for spine-tingling special effects and terrifying illusions that will leave you running to check out! NOTE: This event is designed for a teen or older audience and is not recommended for children younger than 10 years old. Please exercise discretion when deciding whether to attend.

The Haunted Trail at Balboa ParkTake a Walk in the Park – The Haunted Trail in Balboa Park is San Diego’s only all-outdoor haunted attraction. Make your way on a dark, scary trail, past graveyards and ghosts, menacing trees and spooky shadows and be on the look out for frightening haunts that may be lurking in dark! New this year is the Carnival of Carnage, a creepy Clown Maze that will have you screaming in terror! NOTE: This event is designed for a teen or older audience and is not recommended for children younger than 10 years old. Please exercise discretion when deciding whether to attend.

Apple iTunesParty With the Freaks at the Monster Bash – San Diego’s ultimate Halloween Block Party, the Monster Bash takes over Downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp District on Halloween Night. With three stages featuring non-stop live performances, a DJ stage, Go-Go Girls, no cover charge and drink and food specials at over 30 Gaslamp hot spots, night clubs, bars and restaurants, and a $3,000 cash prize for Best Costume, the Monster Bash is a night you won’t soon forget!

Do the Time Warp…Again! For many, Halloween just isn’t complete without the Time Warp. The Rocky Horror Picture Show returns to La Paloma Theatre for special Midnight Shows in October.

Kid-Friendly Events for the Family:

DisneyShoppingVisit a Pumpkin Patch – For a more “tame” family Halloween event, visit one of the many pumpkin patches in and around San Diego. Bates Nut Farm, located just north of San Diego is always a hit with the preschool set. Highlights at Bates Nut Farm include a straw maze, hayride, petting zoo, scarecrow and costume contests, and of course, a pumpkin patch!

Halloween at Legoland CaliforniaBrick-or-Treat Trail and Brick-or-Treat Nights at Legoland, California As you walk around Legoland this time of year, it quickly becomes apparent that the Master Builders love Halloween! Keep your eyes open for subtle and not-so-subtle Halloween themed Lego creations throughout the Park. Legoland also hosts safe trick-or-treating on the Brick-or-Treat Trail, and has added a new Halloween event, dubbed the Brick-or-Treat Party Nights, full of special Halloween events, entertainment and contests. The Brick-or-Treat Trail is open weekends in October; Brick-or-Treat Party Nights takes place on Saturday evenings in October.

Halloween at SeaWorld San DiegoHalloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld San Diego Making its debut this year is a special Halloween inspired event at SeaWorld San Diego. Children are encouraged to come in costume and enjoy special Halloween performances, costumed characters (including Sesame Street characters!) and trick-or-treating among a sea-inspired atmosphere. Halloween Spooktacular takes place weekends in October and the first weekend in November.

Go San Diego Card - 55 San Diego Attractions for 1 Low PriceSay “Boo” at the San Diego Zoo Spend Halloween at the San Diego Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo program, a unique, safe, trick-or-treating event for the whole family. At Boo at the Zoo, guests can make their own trick-or-treat bag, then seek out goodies and meet some not-so-scary critters while strolling down Creepy Crawler Lane. Guests can also cast a web and catch a prize at the Spider Station, see and touch animal skulls and skeletons, and enjoy other family friendly activities. Costumes are encouraged!

Halloween at the Wild Animal ParkWild Animal Park’s Pumpkins at the Park Also new this year is the Wild Animal Park’s Pumpkins at the Park event. The Wild Animal Park transforms into a safe, family friendly Halloween adventure with a trick-or-treating scavenger hunt, an Extinct Animal Graveyard, eerie entertainment, pumpkin decorating and scarecrow stuffing demonstrations, spooky animal encounters, a Conservation Cupcake Walk and Costume Contest. Oh, and the lions are pretty cool too! Pumpkins at the Park takes place the last weekend in October and the first weekend in November.

Haunted Birch Aquarium – Catch a glimpse of bioluminescence from the sea in the Hall of Fishes, journey down a pumpkin patch, have fun with water games, live music, snacks and trick-or-treating. Haunted Birch Aquarium takes place the last weekend in October.

Catch an Un-Scary Puppet Show – The Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater in Balboa Park presents two Halloween inspired puppet shows: something’s funny about the magic potion conjured up by a witch who wants to change her ways in Witches Brew; and Tommy the Ghost needs your help getting ready for the big night in The Polka Dot Ghost.

Happy Halloween, San Diego!

Add comment October 15th, 2008

Random San Diego Concerts and Events : October 6 to October 12, 2008

Brides: the Wedding Party Bridal Show takes place in La Jolla, Bridal Trunk Shows featuring designers Monique Lhuillier, Ines Di Santo, Melissa Sweet and Amy Michelson take place at various bridal salons. Trick-or-Treaters: Halloween celebrations continue at Legoland California and SeaWorld San Diego, and Carlsbad hosts its annual Pumpkin Plunge. Sports Fans: the Aztecs and Chargers play home games. Disney Fans: Disney on Ice skates into the San Diego Sports Arena. Movie-Buffs: the San Diego Asian Film Festival kicks off, new movies Body of Lies, Quarantine and City of Ember debut; and advance tickets to High School Musical 3: Senior Year are on sale along with a free HSM3 iTunes download offer.

Wondering what concerts, theater and sporting events are happening in San Diego this week?

Here’s a list of random concerts, theater and sporting events happening in San Diego from October 6, 2008 to October 12, 2008:

Monday, October 6, 2008:

Tuesday, October 7, 2008:


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Random San Diego Concerts and Events : September 29 to October 5, 2008

High School Musical 3: Senior Year advance tickets are on sale along with a free HSM3 iTunes download offer; Free Kids Days allows free child admission to the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park during the month of October; the Blue Angels return for the 2008 Miramar Air Show; new movie releases including Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and Blindess hit the silver screen; Santana, REO Speedwagon and Earth, Wind & Fire take the stage; and Halloween festivities begin at Legoland California and SeaWorld San Diego.

Wondering what concerts, theater and sporting events are happening in San Diego this week?

Here’s a list of random concerts, theater and sporting events happening in San Diego from September 29, 2008 to October 5, 2008:

Monday, September 29, 2008:

Tuesday, September 30, 2008:


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Wednesday, October 1, 2008:

Thursday, October 2, 2008:

Friday, October 3, 2008:

  • MCAS Miramar Air Show 2008 (Marine Corps Air Station Miramar)
  • The Swell Season (San Diego Open Air Theatre)
  • America (Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay)
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua – New Movie Release (San Diego)
  • Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist – New Movie Release (San Diego)
  • Blindness – New Movie Release (San Diego)
  • How to Lose Friends & Alienate People – New Movie Release (San Diego)
  • Flash of Genius – New Movie Release (San Diego)
  • An American Carol – New Movie Release (San Diego)
  • High School Muscial 3: Senior Year – Advance Tickets & Free HSM3 iTunes Download
  • Fashion Week San Diego 2008 (Downtown San Diego)
  • Kids Free Days – Free Child Admission (San Diego Zoo)
  • Kids Free Days – Free Child Admission (Wild Animal Park)


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Saturday, October 4, 2008:


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Sunday, October 5, 2008:

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