SAN DIEGO — Spooky season has officially arrived in San Diego.

From scary movies to costume parties, here are Halloween events to attend in the area:


Horror Movie Trivia Night at Liberty Public Market

Test your movie knowledge dressed in the creepiest costume at Liberty Public Market on its main patio from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Haunted Market in Downtown Oceanside

Oceanside’s Sunset Market goes into Halloween mode for one day, hosting its free family-friendly event which offers trick-or-treating for kids 12 and under, scary entertainment, a costume parade and contest at the main stage. The event takes place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Halloween Dog Parade in Del Sur

The spookiest, best duo and ugliest costume for dogs and their owners will be given prizes at the Halloween Dog Parade at Del Sur Dog Park. It kicks off at 4:30 p.m.


Trunk or Treat in Lemon Grove

Trick-or-treat in a safe environment for free from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lemon Grove Little League Fields. It’ll be a spooktacular night.


‘Hulkbuster’ at Tierrasanta

A giant seven-foot lit up Iron Man costume, as well as other characters from Marvel, Star Wars and Disney princesses, will be on display at Newbreak Church in Tierrasanta from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Gaslamp Quarter Presents Friday Gaslamp Flicks: Halloween Edition!

Get your flicks on at Island Street between 4th and 5th Avenues for a free outdoor movie night for adults and children alike. Guests will be offered free popcorn and wicked-themed cocktails to go along with their movie. Showings are at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.


Balboa Park Spooktacular

The San Diego Municipal Gymnasium will play host to a costume contest, games, crafts, flash mob and trick-or-treating from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Owl-O-Ween in Chula Vista

Experience mysterious animal encounters, night hikes, trick-or-treating and more at the Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista for its after-hours Halloween party from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Nightmare on Normal Street in Hillcrest

A massive costume competition takes over Pride Plaza in Hillcrest as partygoers get to dance the night away. The event takes place from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.


Halloween at the Station

Celebrate Halloween at Liberty Station in the North Promenade for free family activities including live music, a Hollywood car show, obstacle course, crafts, costume contest and trick-or-treating. Take in the fun from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.