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SPOOKTACULAR. Sat, Oct 10, 3:30-8pm. $3-$4. Pumpkin decorating, Haunted Trail, carnival games, crafts, s’mores, face painting, bounce house, food trucks, music, bonfire, and beer garden. Camp Fire, 3101 Balboa Drive, San Diego cahitospooktacular.org.
SILENT SCREAMS. Wed, Oct 14, 7-11pm. $13. Scary silent movies just in time for Halloween. The Bat (1926). Whaley House Museum, 2476 San Diego Avenue, San Diego
HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL. Fri-Sat, Oct 16-17 (Fri 5:30-9pm; Sat 10am-5pm) Free. Carnival rides, Haunted House, inflatables, games, prizes, food from local restaurants, a bake sale, chili cookoff, and more. La Costa Meadows Elementary, 6889 El Fuerte, Carlsbad
TERROR AT THE TENTH. Sat, Oct 17 & 31, 7pm. $15-$30. 18+. Mona & Cinnamon’s Spooky Spectacle. Tenth Avenue Arts Center, 930 Tenth Avenue, San Diego
TRICK OR TROT 5K/3K FUN RUN. Sun, Oct 18, 9-11:30am. $15-$25. Morley Field Sports Complex, 2221 Morley Field Drive, San Diego
Hauntfest on Main. Fri, Oct 23, 5-10pm. Downtown El Cajon
ASYLUM ESCAPE. Fri-Sat, Oct 23-24 & Oct 30-31, 6-10pm. $30-$40. The haunted hallways of the Insane Asylum are filled with hidden memories, frightening patients, and demented doctors. 700 W. Grand Ave, Escondido (619)768-3753 or email@example.com.
CREEPSIDE HAUNTED TRAILS. Fri-Sat, Oct 23-24, 6:30-8:30pm. $2. Oh So Scary and Not So Scary walkthroughs. Creekside Elementary School, 12362 Springhurst Drive, Poway
BOO BASH. Sat, Oct 24, 1-4pm. $1. The hauntless jaunt includes trick-or-treating, fang-tastic pumpkin decorating, spooky carnival games, snacks, frightful bounce houses, rock climbing, and more. Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 6845 University Avenue, San Diego
Triumphest. Thurs-Sun, Oct 8-10, 9am-3pm. Free. 4 sun-filled days of crusin’- camaraderie and Triumphs! Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, del Mar, West Parking Lot. (858) 755-1161 http://www.triumphest2015.com
Joshua Tree Music Festival. Thurs-Sun, Oct 8-11. Yoga, Live Music, Kidsville, Organic Foods, World Market and more. Joshua Tree Lake, 2601 Sunfair Rd, Joshua Tree, CA
Halloween Doggie Café. Fri, Oct 9, 6-8pm. San Diego Humane Society on 576 Airport Road, Oceanside.
Good On You 5K Run/Walk. Sat, Oct 10, 9am. Crown Point Park (Mission Bay), 3750 Corona Oriente Rd, San Diego.
Kid’s Night Out. Sat, Oct 10, 4:30-9pm. $5. Kids in grades 1st–5th will enjoy a themed night of recreation games, arts and crafts, movies, and more. Community Park, 13094 Civic Center Dr, Poway (858) 668-4671.
Bike the Coast. Sat, Oct 10, 6am-5pm. Bicycle ride, food, expo, music. The Pier, 300 N The Strand, Oceanside (760) 687-9848.
JOURNEY INTO HISTORY. Sat, Oct 10, 8:30-10am. Free. Learn about historic Old Mission Dam. Meet under flags at Campground Entry Station. Kumeyaay Lake Campground, Two Father Junípero Serra Trail.
GLOBAL CARDBOARD CHALLENGE. Sat, Oct 10, 9am-12pm. Free. Encourage your child in innovative, imaginative, and creative play. Peace Resource Center of San Diego, 3850 Westgate Place, City Heights
CARNIVAL FOR CANINES. Sat, Oct 10, 10am-2pm. Free. With food, music, vendors, games for kids, raffles and more. Lake Jennings, 9535 Harritt Road, Lakeside.
DISCOVERY TABLE. Sat, Oct 10, 10am-1pm. Free. Learn facts about various lizards found at MTRP. Inside the Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos.
FALL FESTIVAL. Sat, Oct 10, 12-4pm. Free. Family-friendly games, activities, and entertainment. Old Town State Historic Park, 4002 Wallace Street, San Diego (619)220-5422.
ART FOR BARKS PAWS & PAINT EXPO. Sat, Oct 10, 2-5pm. Free. Art exhibit, artists, pet portraits, pet adoptions, raffle prizes, art sessions, and advice from pet care professionals. Solana Beach City Hall, 635 South Coast Highway 101, Solana Beach.
MAGIC UNDER THE STARS. Sat, Oct 10, 7-10:30pm. $35-$75. 21+. With old-school music, popping and locking, beer garden, old-school cars, and street art. Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, San Diego.
La Jolla Art & Wine Festival. Sat-Sun. Oct 10-11, (Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 10am-6pm) Located in the La Jolla Village on Girard Ave.
Pier to Beer Relay and BBQ. Sun, Oct 11, 8am-8pm. Free. Team relay between the Cove and Scripps Pier, followed by BBQ/party at the La Jolla Cove Suites. La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Cove Suites
Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase. Sun, Oct 11, 11am-4pm. Free. Spend a day in the Gaslamp Quarter, taking in the breathtaking views of stunning automobiles along Fifth Avenue, Downtown San Diego.
FESTA! Sun, Oct 11, 10am-6pm. Free. Italian food, Music, Cooking demonstrations, chalk art, Classic Cars, Kids Fun Zone with inflatables, face painting, balloon art. Along India Street, Little Italy
HORSE HERITAGE FESTIVAL. Sun, Oct 11, 10am-3pm. Free. With pony rides, petting corral, frontier games, horsemanship demonstrations, museum, pumpkin patch, crafts, food. Walnut Grove Park and Barn, Olive Street at Sycamore Drive, San Marcos (760)744-9128.
BOWLING FOR THE ANIMALS. Sun, Oct 11, 11am-2pm. Join SNAP (Spay Neuter Action Project) for a game of bowling. $25 gets you shoes, two games, tips from a pro-bowler, food, and prizes. Poway Fun Bowl, 12941 Poway Road,
Columbus Day. Mon, Oct 12
Chargers vs. Steelers. Mon, Oct 12, 5:30pm. Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, San Diego (619)641-3100
WORLD JUNIOR SURFING CHAMPIONSHIP. Mon-Sun, Oct 12-18, 8am. Free. Oceanside Pier, Mission Avenue and Pacific Street
No Bra Day for breast cancer awareness. Tues, Oct 13
THE EXTREME TOUR. Fri, Oct 16, 3-6pm. Free. All-ages event featuring dozens of bands and performances by extreme-sports athletes. Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 6845 University Avenue
CRAFT FAIR & CARNIVAL. Fri-Sat, Oct 16-17 (Fri 9am-7pm; Sat 9am-1pm) Free. A two-day craft fair, children’s items, home decor, holiday decor, other crafts. Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church, 17010 Pomerado Road