Your Guide to The Best Halloween Parties In San Diego in 2024

Your Guide to the Best Halloween Parties in San Diego in 2024

NOTE: In 2024, we created an updated version of this page: 12 Halloween Events in San Diego.

It’s that time of year again — Halloween is just around the corner, you’re beginning to see Fall colors in San Diego, and the spooky celebrations are already getting started! Leave the trick-or-treating to the kids and throw on your best costume to roam the streets and clubs of downtown San Diego and beyond — from epic outdoor parties to all-night bar crawls, there’s definitely something for everyone happening this Halloween.

Halloween Pacific Beach Zombie Pub Crawl

When: October 28th

Come in costume and hit the streets of Pacific Beach for a Halloween pub crawl night out! Tickets to this year’s Pacific Beach Halloween Zombie Pub Crawl will get you drink discounts and free welcome shots and entry at over 10 different Halloween parties. Featuring some of the best bars with amazing drink and entertainment specials, there’s no shortage of fun entertainment at this year’s Pacific Beach Pub Crawl. Meet new friends and visit new places on one of the most popular nights of the year, and prepare to dress yourself up in one of your favorite costumes!

Trick or Drink San Diego Halloween Bar Crawl

When: October 27, 28, & 31st

Put on your best costume for this massive bar crawl over three spook-tacular nights with a half dozen bars! During select hours on the 27th, 28th, and 31st. Show your wristband at over 10 different bars and nightclubs for free entry and exclusive drink specials including free welcome shots at select venues. The best part? There’s no schedule — so you and friends roam the streets at your own pace and party non-stop all night. This year’s bar crawl will happen on three separate nights at the end of October. Check their website for more details.

San Diego Zombie Crawl Gaslamp Takeover

When: October 27, 28, & 31st

If you love Halloween, dining and the nightlife, you won’t want to miss San Diego’s #1 Halloween Celebration! Your San Diego Zombie Crawl ticket includes three nights of access to more than 25 premier club destinations, welcome shots, and food and beverage specials in the Gaslamp Quarter and downtown San Diego. This is the ultimate way to experience the nightlife and Halloween festivities the Gaslamp Quarter is famous for!

Haunted San Diego Ghost Tour

When: October 26th

Hear spine-tingling stories about San Diego’s history and infamous residents during a ghost tour led by an entertaining guide. Visit five locations with supernatural tales behind their facades, and learn why San Diego is known as one of the most haunted cities in the west. You’ll join a small group that is limited to 14 people, traveling by bus and on foot. Call 619-255-6170 or visit their website for more information.

WCKD Village

When: October 30th

After years of thrilling festivals, WCKD is back! Prepare to enter into a realm of electrifying adventures as San Diego’s favorite Halloween festival returns, bringing you all the exhilaration of previous years, with a new WCKD twist. Six blocks in the East Village will transform right before your eyes as the WCKD Village comes to life.

Life-size interactive games, four stages of live music and entertainment, extravagant thrills, a creepy costume contest, and haunting experiences converge to become one of San Diego’s biggest Halloween parties of the year!

Nightmare on Normal Street

When: October 28th
Hillcrest’s epic haunted dance party and Halloween costume competition is back! Nightmare on Normal will take over the Pride Flag Plaza at Normal and University on Saturday, October 28th from 5pm-11pm! This year’s event benefits the San Diego LGBT Community Center and Fabulous Hillcrest.

With late night live entertainment, costume contest (including a special pet contest for your furry, fuzzy, and feathery companions), outdoor bars, and the best people watching in all of San Diego, this is an event you won’t want to miss!

Hard Rock Hotel’s “Barbie’s Scream House”

When: October 28th

Hard Rock Hotel is famous for throwing massive Halloween parties each year, and this year is no different! The theme for this year is “Barbie’s Scream House,” and guests will get to experience a chilling version of Barbie’s haunted house.

Get ready for some enchanting fun as we return to an all-hotel Barbie-themed Halloween bash. 3 Glam-tastic Floors, 7 Dreamy rooms, and over 15 DJ’s spinning tracks that’ll make you groove in the most fabulous town ever! Our 10,000 sqft. Legends ballroom transforms into a Barbie’s Dream House-themed open-format night-club. Then, embark on a sparkling adventure at Float Pool Club for the ultimate rooftop Barbie party in downtown.

Spooky Fun at the Hotel Del

When: Through October

Celebrate Halloween at San Diego’s famous haunted hotel throughout the month of October! Wear your best costume and head to various adults-only Halloween-inspired parties and activities. From hair-raising haunted hotel tours and beachfront pumpkin carving to enjoying nightly “ghost roasts” on the beach or a paranormal tour – the Hotel del Coronado has a scare in store for all types of tastes. Learn more about their Halloween events on their website.

Black Pearl Halloween Yacht Party

When: October 28th
If you’re looking for a different way to celebrate Halloween this year, try a harbor cruise! Guests will board the Spirit of San Diego from San Diego Harbor for a three-hour cruise with hundreds of fellow costumed party guests. The luxury party yacht will feature all kinds of treats and appetizers, a full bar, DJs and dancing on multiple levels. Pirate costumes are preferred for this event, and the cruise check-in starts at 9 pm.

For more Halloween festivities, fun, events, and Fall activities, visit our Events Page to stay up-to-date on the city’s latest happenings!

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