Boo-tiful places to go for Halloween

All dressed up and no where to go this Halloween? Check the following list of seasonal fun for all ages - most events are happening right in your own back yard!

Del Mar

Scream Zone: 7 p.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday, 7 to 11 p.m. other nights, Oct. 22-31, Del Mar Scaregrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Triple Haunt: House of Horror, Haunted Hayride and The Chamber, $27.99; House of Horror or Haunted Hayride, $14.99, at

Pumpkin Station: Activities, rides, inflatables, slides, petting zoo and more throughout the park through Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Free parking and admission. 15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd. (858) 481-4254.

Symphony concert: Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican Day of the Dead Celebration, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1, features the music of Mexico's greatest musicians with Mariachi Champana Nevin, vocalists Monica Abrego and Jorge Lopez-Yanez, and Ballet Folkloric Flores del Desierto. Tickets: $20-$85. (619) 235-0804,

Bar party: Halloween Heat with Blasphemous Guitars, 9 p.m. Oct. 31, Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. $25. (858) 481-8140.

La Jolla

Halloween Festival: 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 31 at La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect. Carnival games, face-painting, arts and crafts, rides, astro jump, music. Four tickets for $1. (858) 552-1658.

Family Harvest Festival: 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at La Jolla Community Church and Eastgate Christian School, 4377 Eastgate Mall, east of Genesee. Bounce houses, crafts, pumpkin decorating, game booths, prizes, hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy and lemonade. Free. Midnight Rising will perform. Child-friendly costumes only. (858) 558-9020, ext. 208.

Boo Fest: 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30, Whole Foods Store, 8825 Villa La Jolla Drive. Treat or treating for kids in costume through the store. Winner of pumpkin-coloring contest will be named. (858) 642-6700.

Worth a trip

Botanic Garden Fun. Halloween Party and Parade, 9:30 to 11 a.m. or 11:15 to 12:45 p.m. Oct. 31 for ages 2-6, crafts, plant potting, treat hunting, snacks, Seeds of Wonder area. $12 per child, nonmembers $17 per child. Reservations required. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. (760) 436-3036, ext. 222. E-mail

Brick-or-treat: Legoland California, 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31. Costume contests, treat or treating, live music and entertainment. Some rides open late. Themed exhibits. $25 event only; or (760) 918-LEGO.

Fiesta de Reyes: Trick or treating through shops and museums, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31; storytelling of "Legend of Sleepy Hollow," 8 p.m. in the yard behind Seeley Stables. Free. Old Town San Diego State Park. (858) 689-9909.

"Rocky Horror Picture Show." Classic, campy horror musical, midnight Fridays, La Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. $9. (760) 436-SHOW.

Ghosts at Old Town: Led by a clueless ghost hunter, visitors are off on a search for the ghosts of real San Diegans who met tragic deaths in Old Town during the 1880s. 6:30 and 7 p.m. Oct. 30-31. Meet near Visitor Center, Wallace/Calhoun streets. Tickets: $10.

SeaWorld Spooktacular: Noon to 6 p.m. weekends through Nov. 1, "Clyde and Seamore's Trick or Treat" show, costume contests, treat or treating. Seasonal fun included with park admission, from $55. Exit SeaWorld Drive, off Interstate 5. (800) 25-SHAMU.



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