Weekend Events: October 18-19th

Since this month seems to have so many fun events happening on the weekends I decided to put this weekends events all in one post ;)

San Diego County


Sea World’s Halloween Spooktacular

Not only is Sea World offering kids 9 and under FREE entrance with paid adult the whole month of October, there is also their Halloween Spooktacular going on. Halloween Spooktacular is going on every weekend until the end of October and is FREE with entrance. There is photo ops with wacky characters, silly spooky fun shows, and kids can come in their costumes to trick-or-treat throughout the park. Don’t forget to check out all the Kids Free deals being offered at Sea World as a part of Kidvasion.


San Diego Zoo Beast Treats and More

All October long the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park (located in Escondido) are offering kids ages 11 and under FREE admission. There is also some fun Halloween inspired fun going on at the Zoo every weekend this month. Guests are encouraged to look for special “Beast Treats” signs throughout the park to see some very special treats given to enrich the animals. Be sure to check out Dr. Zoolittle’s Gross, Icky, Yucky Bug Show Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30pm and 1:30pm. Or if you’re really brave why not spend the night amongst creepy critters with the Zoo’s Spooky Sleepover. The Spooky Sleepover is only on October 18th and 25th, taking place from 4:00pm until 9:00am the cost is $139 per person. Kids Free to the Zoo is apart of Kidvasion happening all over San Diego this October.


Balboa Park Kids Free

Museums all over San Diego are participating in Kids Free this October as a part of Kidvasion. Many of those Museums are located right in Balboa Park. Not only are kids free but there are also some great Halloween type themes going on throughout the museums going on for a limited time. Click here to find out which museums are participating in Kidvasion and to get your coupon for their free entrance.


Boomont Park

Frighteningly-Fun happening every weekend in October at Belmont Park. This is great Halloween fun for the whole family as Belmont Park has been transformed into Boomont Park.


Waterfront Park Pumpkin Patch

This Sunday October 19th the Waterfront Park will be hosting a special U-pick Pumpkin Patch event. The event will be held from 11:00am until 4:00pm. There is a limit of one pumpkin per child, while supplies last. There will be pumpkin decorating, bounce houses, music, photo booths, crafts, and more! This is a FREE event!


Pumpkin Express

The Pumpkin Express is leaving the Station this weekend at The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum in Campo. The Great Pumpkin is waiting to take you his pumpkin patch. Train fares range from $5-$15. Your ticket includes an hour long ride on the train, a tour of the Haunted Train, and each child gets to pick out their own pumpkin to decorate. There are three train departures a day, Pumpkin Express is dates are October 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th. Be sure to make your reservations ahead of time as departure times do tend to sell out.

San Diego North County


San Diego Kids Expo & Fair

Head down to the Del Mar Fair Grounds this weekend for the San Diego Kids Expo and Fair. The Kids Expo & Fair is going on both Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Tickets to the Expo are $8 for Adults ( children 12 and under are FREE) and the ticket allows access to both dates. Parking is not included, standard parking at the Del Mar grounds is $10. The Expo & Fair will feature many business booths, live music with 4 entertainment stages, crafts and activities. Also there will be plenty of fun with outdoor attractions like zip lining, Euro Bungee, Tumble Gym Bus, and much much more. There is an additional cost for some attractions.


Not-So-Scary Estuary at the San Elijo Lagoon

Don’t forget the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center is hosting a FREE Family Discovery Days event. Not-So-Scary Estuary is this weekend on both Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. This is a great event for the whole family to enjoy.

Riverside County


Pumpkin Train

The Orange Empire Railway Museum great fall tradition is returning this weekend! Come to the station and take a special ride on a trolley to the pumpkin patch where kids can pick and decorate their own pumpkin. In addition to the trolley ride there will be a bounce house, games, bubble wands, train decorating, storytelling and other child-sized train rides. Come dressed up in your costumes and enter the costume contest! The Pumpkin Train is in the station October 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th. Tickets range from $7-$18 and the trains and trolleys run from 10am to 4pm.


Children’s Lighthouse Fall Festival

Children’s Lighthouse in Murrieta will be celebrating their Grand Opening this Saturday and also their 1st Annual Fall Festival. This is a FREE family event. There will be live entertainment, games, activities, face painting, crafts, goodie bags, and costume contest. As a bonus there will be a meet and greet with Junie B. Jones! The fun is from 10am to 3pm and will be held at Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center of Murrieta.


Murrieta Car Show

The Murrieta Car Show will be going on this Saturday from 8am until 4pm. There will be plenty of vendors and Classics to view. The Car Show is FREE to check out and is located in Historic Downtown Murrieta.

Ongoing Events

There are quite a few fun little events that are continually going on during the weekends. Here are some great free fun ones.

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