Live Like a Local: San Diego October News from The Event Team

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This month’s newsletter features some of San Diego’s exciting street festivals, food events, and Halloween activities. Get into the Halloween Spirit and check out a few of these activities, sure to scare the bravest of people. 

Scream Zone Del Mar: September 30 – October 31
Open Saturday and Sunday from 7pm-midnight. Scream Zone is San Diego’s largest and scariest haunted attraction. The Scaregrounds, home to The Scream Zone, encompasses more than five acres at the Del Mar Fairgrounds featuring a huge House of Horror with rooms filled with terrifying scenes and scares lurking at every turn, a one-of-a-kind Haunted Hayride through the haunted barns on the race track, and The Chamber with the largest spinning tunnel in San Diego. Beware of ghouls, zombies & monsters!

The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park: September 30 – October 31

The Haunted Trail is a stroll through the park you will never forget. Enter the mile-long trail through the twisted grove of pines and gnarled oaks. Visitors, watch your back, you’ll never know which way the terror will follow you! Experience an outdoor terror that is simply too big to house indoors. This year The Haunted Trail features an additional maze called “The eXperiment.”


Located downtown in the Gaslamp District is the longest-running haunted house in San Diego. It was named by Haunt World Magazine as one of the top 13 haunted houses in America and has been featured in “America Haunts IV” on the Travel Channel. The horror-filled nights run through Halloween. The Haunted Hotel is packed full of spine-tingling, heart pounding effects that are so real, they will keep you screaming for your life as you try to find your way out.

Don’t forget to call The Event Team sales office at 888.EVENT.88 if you need help planning your Southern California corporate event, activity or tour. We are local experts! On top of booking your offsite activity or event venue, we can also arrange transportation, entertainment, amenities, and any other special event needs. For more info, visit our official website

Here’s what else is happening around town this month:

October 1
Little Italy rocks a block party with food, music, and micro-brews at the inaugural StreetBeat 2011.
October 1-2
Sip, stroll, and see the crafty sights at the two-day La Jolla Art & Wine Festival.
October 2
Feast on food and art in a seaside setting at the Taste & Art Stroll in Del Mar village.
October 4
Brewsday Tuesday at Twenty/20.
October 6
It’s a foodie fight against domestic violence as local celebrities face off Iron Chef-style at the Chef Showdown at Liberty Station.
October 8
More than four dozen neighborhood dining establishments dole out specialty dishes at the Taste of North Park.
October 8
German brew abounds at the annual OB Oktoberfest celebration.
October 8-9
Foodies get their fill of demos, devices, and delicious dishes at the two-day Gourmet Experience at the Del MarFairgrounds.
October 9
Festive Italian food, culture, and chalk art are the stars of the annual Little Italy FESTA.
October 10
Bite on a budget: sample $5 specials throughout La Jolla at this month’s Grub Sprawl.
October 16
It’s less about horses and more about horsepower as classic cars replace the ponies at the Del Mar Concours d’Elegance.
October 18-23
Broadway San Diego revisits the Age of Aquarius in the musical production of Hair.
October 20
Support the YWCA’s Becky’s House® Domestic Violence Program by lacing up for the 4th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event downtown.
October 20-28
International film fanatics have a full slate of fun ahead at the eight-day San Diego Asian Film Festival.
October 29
Seaport Village breaks out the tricks and treats for its inaugural Halloween Bash for costumed kiddies and their families. Adults can head to the Gaslamp for a grown-up Monster Bash.