••• Halloween events in LA JOLLA •••
Haunted library! Spooky story time and trick-or-treating comes to La Jolla Library 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. Friends of La Jolla Library members (some dressed in costume) will have different trick-or-treat stations with stickers and small prizes. 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org
Pillage the Village! Hosted by La Jolla Village Merchants Association, come in costume and go trick-or-treating, 3-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 along La Jolla’s retail streets. Look for merchants with “Pillage” posters in the window or balloons out front. pillagethevillage.info
Barbarella Restaurant in La Jolla Shores brings its Halloween-obsessed décor to the 2171 Avenida de la Playa restaurant. Truly a sight to behold, the eatery is decked out floor to ceiling and wall-to-wall with creatures, monsters, skeletons, decapitated heads and more. (858) 454-7373. barbarellarestaurant.com
La Jolla Christian Fellowship’s Halloween party is back this year. The theme is Knights and Princesses, and the party will run 5-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 on church grounds at 627 Genter St. There will be a jump castle, mystery forest, cider, cookies, children’s activities, photo opportunities and candy. (858) 454-9636.
La Jolla Presbyterian Church Harvest Festival is a celebration of old-fashioned family fun, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, with a dunk tank, jump houses, pie-eating contest, games, cakewalk, pony rides and more. Admission is $5 for adults, kids attend for free. Varying costs for activities, or purchase a $20 wristband for unlimited games/activities. 7715 Draper Ave. (858) 454-0713.
La Jolla Community Church Family Harvest Festival, runs 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at 4377 Eastgate Mall, east of Genesee. The free fun includes bounce houses, crafts, pumpkin decorating, game booths, prizes and hot dogs, popcorn, chips and candy. No scary costumes, please. (858) 558-9020, ext. 208.
Howl-Ween, a seasonal celebration for pets, will run 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pets in costume will receive tasty treats and a free tote bag! Ark Antiques, 7620 Girard Ave. (858) 459-7755.
••• Halloween events AROUND TOWN •••
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park museums and shops will be richly decorated for family friendly seasonal activities. 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31: Trick-or-treating for little ones at participating locations throughout Old Town and extended hours for participating business. Nov. 1-2: Dia de los Muertos with tradiitonal altars commemorating the people who lived in Old Town. Free parking is available throughout with extra parking across Taylor Street in the CalTrans parking lot.(619) 287-3100. parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego
Get ready to shriek at The Scream Zone at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, with four nightmare-inducing activities: Two mazes (House of Horror and KarnEvil), Haunted Hayride and Paintball Apocalypse: A nightmare on Clown Street. Open 7-11 p.m. Oct. 29, 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 30-31, and 7-11 p.m. Nov. 1. Admission: $18-$52 (Cost varies based on activity). 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. (858) 755-1161. thescreamzone.com
The Pumpkin Station has rides, slides and jumps fun for ages 3-13 in the East parking lot of the San Diego Fairgrounds next to the driving range, 15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd. There are also a variety of pumpkins, gourds, squashes and Indian corn available for the holiday season. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Sunday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday through Oct. 31. Admission is free. Tickets for sale with some attractions. pumpkinstation.com
Come in costume and check out SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular for monster amounts of colorful trick-or-treat stations throughout the park. It all starts at 11 a.m. each day through Nov. 1. At the Mermaid Grotto and Pumpkinfish Patch, meet and take a picture with enchanting mermaids, play in the new kinetic sand bar or join the fun as DJ Cotton Candy spins sweet beats leading a Spooktacular dance party. Halloween-themed shows round out the festivities. Kids enter free with a $89 adult admission through October. 500 Sea World Drive, San Diego. seaworldparks.com/seaworld-sandiego/events/halloween-spooktacular
The National Comedy Theatre presents its annual “Halloween Spooktacular,” 7:30 and 9:45 p m. Oct. 30-31 at 3717 India St. in Mission Hills. This variation on an improv comedy show (think “Friday the 13th” meets “Whose Line is it Anyway?”) includes Halloween-themed subjects, spooky games and an ending so bizarre it will be discussed until Thanksgiving. Appropriate for all ages. $12-$17. (619) 295-4999. nationalcomedy.com
Join Jack and Sally when Tim Burton’s classic, “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” screens, with the music of Danny Elfman performed live by the San Diego Symphony, 8 p.m. Oct. 30-31 at San Diego Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown San Diego. Tickets: $20-$85. (619) 235-0804. sandiegosymphony.com
Belmont Park becomes Boomont Park for Halloween-themed fun after 5 p.m. Fridays-Sundays in October with trick-or-treating, pumpkin patch painting, a Manor Haunted Housemaze ($6 ages 7-12), Zombie Laser Tag, Spooky Coaster, Superhero Zip Line & Rock Wall and more, 3146 Mission Blvd., San Diego. (858) 228-9283. belmontpark.com/boomontpark