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6 Ways to Celebrate Halloween in La Jolla

Halloween in La Jolla is around the corner, but the spooky vibes have already arrived.

The air is crisp, the spirits are restless, and our coastal haven has transformed into a realm of eerie wonder. From glowing aquariums to doggo costume contests and Halloween parties, there’s a spellbinding activity for everyone.

Here’s 6 ways to have fun this Halloween in La Jolla:

1) Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkin Patch

Now through Oct 31

6710 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037

Your classic pumpkin patch oasis awaits you at Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkin Patch in La Jolla. They offer tons of activities to enjoy while there, like pumpkin decorating and decorating, games galore, free photo stations, and more. You can also get take-home pumpkin carving kits and all things Halloween decor and costumes.

Free parking is available, and all ages are welcome. 

2) Halloween Aglow at Birch Aquarium

Friday, Oct 27-28

The Birch Aquarium opens its doors for a special Halloween celebration. Known for its already enchanting environment, the aquarium takes it a step further by adding a luminous glow to the space and its underwater creatures. The result is an enchanting celebration that lets you access the mysterious world beneath the waves while observing your favorite Halloween traditions. 

The Birch Aquarium’s Halloween celebration is a family-friendly event. The aquarium ensures that there’s something for everyone, from trick-or-treat stations to educational exhibits.

Tickets are $27 for members and $30 for the general public. Advanced reservations are encouraged. See more information and purchase tickets here.

3) Dog-O-Ween

Saturday, Oct 28

615 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037

Together, the La Jolla Pets Foundation and Decker’s Dog + Cat bring you Dog-O-Ween, where your bond with your dog is celebrated in a fun and unique way. Get your doggo ready for their Halloween costume contest debut with fun contest categories, stay for the dance party, games, trick or treating, and love on the dogs available for adoption. All proceeds are donated to local pet rescues, and all ages are welcome.

Get your tickets here.

4) Estancia’s Wicked Black & White Ball

Saturday, Oct 28

9700 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037

Step into an evening of enchanting elegance and mystery at Estancia’s Wicked Black & White Ball, an unforgettable Halloween celebration that promises to mesmerize. Expect to be transported to a realm of dark glamor and allure, complete with culinary delights and libations. They’ll bring together a spooky group of characters to entertain and keep you on your toes at every turn. 

See more information and get your tickets here

5) Boo-Mont’s Halloween Bash

Saturday, Oct 28

5662 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037

Beaumont’s in Bird Rock is hosting an all-out Halloween Bash where you’re invited to show off your costumes and get spooky! They’ll have costume contests, live music,  food and drink specials and more. 

Get tickets here.

6) Trick or Treating

Tuesday, Oct 31

Creepy Candy Crawl

The La Jolla Village Merchants Association invites you to bring the family out to trick-or-treat the village with their Creepy Candy Crawl. Participating businesses will be decorated with balloons so you’ll know just who to visit for the treats. No registration is required, and you can even pick up a treat bag at the La Jolla Real Estate Broker’s Association before hitting the rest of the stops. More information here.

Neighborhood trick-or-treating

The neighborhood of Bird Rock is a popular area for trick-or-treating and seeing Halloween decorations.

More events are being added!

We’re always adding new and exciting events to our calendar.

See our event calendar here.

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Valorie Hirsch

Valorie Hirsch is a Content Manager and writer at lajolla.ca, helping readers discover the best of La Jolla, from things to do, dining, events, and more, so visitors and locals can have the best experience and stay connected. A San Diego native, you can usually find her enjoying live music shows, hiking local trails, tackling the world's most difficult reads, or catching up with her favorite Instagram cat celebrities.
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Valorie Hirsch

Valorie Hirsch is a Content Manager and writer at lajolla.ca, helping readers discover the best of La Jolla, from things to do, dining, events, and more, so visitors and locals can have the best experience and stay connected. A San Diego native, you can usually find her enjoying live music shows, hiking local trails, tackling the world's most difficult reads, or catching up with her favorite Instagram cat celebrities.

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