October comes with a promise of more good and spooky times for the lovely San Diegans.  Another month, another set of pages on your planner and it's time to fill them up!  It's just the beginning of the month so if you missed some activities from the first few days or if you feel you haven't had enough, then worry not because there is definitely more to come.  See, that is the thing about San Diego, there is, literally, always a reason to smile when you live here!  And as usual, the city of San Diego comes up with awesome events that are full of treats, as well as, tricks!


The Biszantz Connection brings you the schedule of events for October 2016

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The Haunted Hotel  - The Gaslamp

Scream Zone - Del Mar Fairgrounds

The Haunted Trail - Balboa Park

Sept 3 - Oct 31

It wouldn’t be October without our San Diego’s best Halloween area attractions.

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Taste of North Park

Location: Various in North Park

10/15 11 am - 3 pm

Sample, sip, and shop at the Annual Taste of North Park. The North Park community welcomes food, beverage, and shopping enthusiasts to stroll our diverse and eclectic neighborhood!!

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Surfing Madonna Beach Run

Location: Moonlight Beach – Encinitas

10/15 12:30 pm

Join thousands for the largest beach run in the country! You’ll love this super fun, low tide course along the water’s edge covering the most beautiful beaches in San Diego.

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Location: Balboa Park (Laurel St./Balboa Dr.)

10/16 7:30 am - 11 am

Help to make strides against breast cancer by participating at this nationwide walking event.

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Grand Ave Festival - Escondido

Location: Escondido

10/16 9 am - 5 pm

Over 500 vendors, live entertainment, and food from around the world have combined to make the Grand Ave Festival the 2nd largest street fair in California and a family tradition since 1989.

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HauntFest on Main


East Main Street from Magnolia to Avocado/Ballatyne
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm


An all out event for kids and young at heart! Exciting rides, costume parties and more activities that kids can enjoy!

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Christmas Circle, Borrego’s green oasis

Friday, October 21, 5 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, October 22 from 10 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, October 23 from 10 AM - 5 PM


The whole family is invited for a weekend full of family fun in the beautiful desert town of Borrego Springs. This event is filled with inspiring art, entertainment, delicious food and drinks, and so much more! Come settle into the perfect spot before the Borrego Days Parade begins at 10:00 AM with a multi-vintage plane flyover to kick off the fun.

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Young People's Concert

Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD
La Jolla, CA, United States

Fri, October 28, 2016
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

This is an event that you should not miss! Calling all the lovers of Haydn and Mozart – the old master and the young genius .  Be sure to have students participate in the ever-popular Paint to Music Contest presented in conjunction with this program; winning artwork will be projected above the orchestra at the concert!

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MS Bay to Bay Bike Tour

Location: Huntington Beach – Mission Bay (Hospitality Point)

10/22 & 23 7 am - 2:00 pm

A scenic and challenging ride for experienced and novice cyclists. It begins in Orange County and finishes in San Diego.


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The Boulevard Boo! Parade & Carnival

Location: Travel’s east along El Cajon Blvd., crosses College Ave., and concludes at Rolando Blvd.; Carnival located at Clay Park (4759 Seminole Dr.)

10/29 10 am - 2 pm

Come out, come out where ever you are...The Boulevard BOO! Parade & Carnival, San Diego's only Halloween themed parade.

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Balboa Park Halloween Family Day

Balboa Park
October 29, 2016 - 11am-4pm


A safe, fun, and culturally inspired a way to kick off their Halloween Day activities. Over two dozen participating museums and cultural attractions will present craft projects for kids, costume parades, and contests, and other fun surprises from11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Participating museums are offering free admission to children 12 and under with paying adult.

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Once Upon a Hallowe'en

14134 Midland Road
Poway, CA 92064
Sunday, October 30, 2016
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Celebrate Halloween in a distinctly different way by taking a ride into the past. Haunted house, scary stories, carnival games, and more. Guaranteed to thrill and chill!

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Gaslamp Monster Bash

Location: Island Avenue (between 6th Ave. & 8th Ave.)

10/29 6 pm - Midnight

 Adults will have a haunting good time wearing Halloween costumes and mingling about in masked revelry amid vampires, ghosts, mummies, and more.

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Encinitas Safe Trick or Treat

 Location: Encinitas Blvd. to K street
10/31 5 pm - 8 pm


A stretch of S. Coast Hwy 101 is converted to Pumpkin Lane, featuring elaborately carved pumpkins at different viewing locations a Queen’s Court at the Self-Realization Fellowship Bookstore, where the queen will be granting wishes. Downtown businesses generously participate and join in the fun.

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Dia De Los Muertos

Location: OCEANSIDE, CA

10/30 10AM - 4PM

Enjoy the Food,Car Show,LIve Entertainment plus
Have a glimpse of the Chalk CEmetery. Experience the Mission of the DIA.