From Monster Bash in the Gaslamp to the Dia de los Muertos celebration in Old Town, there’s plenty to do this Halloween weekend.
FLUXX Halloween – Friday through Sunday
FLUXX Nightclub is rolling in three nights of Halloween parties, before Halloween even hits. On Friday, Oct. 28, DJ Bamboozle will kick things off; on Saturday, Oct. 29, rapper Too $hort will blow the whistle; and on Sunday, Oct. 30, a “Morning of the Dead” after-party will take place from 5 to 10 a.m… Yes, for all those zombies who haven’t gone to sleep yet.
9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 a.m. Sunday. FLUXX Nightclub, 500 Fourth Ave., downtown. $10-$30. fluxxsd.com
Parq Asylum – Friday through Monday
Parq Restaurant and Nightclub will transform into a terrifying world of madness all weekend. On Friday, Oct. 28, DJ Shift spins the spooky beats; on Saturday, Oct. 29, The Stafford Brothers will make the crowds scream; and on Monday, Oct. 31, Miami resident Joe Maz brings a paranormal performance.
10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 9 p.m. Monday. Parq Nightclub, 615 Broadway, downtown. $20. parqsd.com
Rise of the Phantom at OMNIA San Diego – Friday through Monday
Ghoulish party people can head over to OMNIA San Diego all weekend for a Rise of the Phantom theme taking over the nightclub. Matoma headlines on Friday, Oct. 28; Vice spins on Saturday, Oct. 29; and Slander will slay in the main club on Monday, Oct. 31.
9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday. OMNIA San Diego, 454 Sixth Ave., downtown. $20+. omnianightclub.com
Heaven and Hell San Diego – Saturday
W&W headlines this 21-and-up Halloween party with special guest Wiz Khalifa, taking place at Town and Country San Diego. Expect haunts and mind-blowing performances from world-renowned DJs like Borgeous and Apashe at a hotel party that doesn’t end until 3 a .m.
9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday. Town and Country San Diego Resort & Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle N., Mission Valley. $50+. heavenandhellsandiego.com
Hard Rock Election Year Halloween – Saturday
Make Halloween great again at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s massive election year-themed party spanning five venues throughout the property and headlined by Fedde Le Grande. This hotel-wide party takes over three floors with more than 15 DJs, plus ghosts, goblins and… scary politicians.
8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday. Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, 207 Fifth Ave., downtown San Diego. $70+. rmdhalloween.com
Nightmare on Normal Street – Saturday
Dress in your most fierce attire for a chance to win cash prizes at this fabulous outdoor costume contest and dance party in Hillcrest, which will feature Fright Zones, live music and food trucks. Two gigantic bars will provide the booze, plus a hosted cocktail hour between 6 and 7 p.m. for the first 300 guests adds to the fun.
6 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Normal Street and University Avenue, Hillcrest. $15. fabuloushillcrest.com
San Diego Monster Bash Block Party – Saturday
More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the city’s largest Halloween festival, which showcases more than 20 DJs and blood-curdling bass across eight blocks in the Gaslamp and East Village. Too $hort headlines the gigantic street party, and a $5,000 cash costume contest brings out some of the wildest and weirdest costumes that you’ll see in SD.
6 p.m. to midnight. Saturday. Gaslamp Quarter and East Village, downtown San Diego. $50-$65. sandiegomonsterbash.com
Groundwater – Saturday to Sunday
FNGRS CRSSD presents a brand-new house music festival held at Petco Park. Disclosure headlines with a DJ set, alongside Justin Martin, Dusky, Lane 8, Damian Lazarus and special guest Hannah Wants. A slew of after-parties at various venues will add to the excitement after both nights of the fete. Groundwater will enforce a 21-and-up age requirement.
3 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., East Village. $74-$84. ticketf.ly/2cmEchv
Old Town Dia De Los Muertos – Saturday to Sunday
More than 25 museums, restaurants and shops participate in a community-wide Day of the Dead celebration, featuring a candlelight procession to El Campo Santo cemetery.
Saturday and Sunday. Old Town San Diego. Free. dayofthedeadsd.com
Dia De Los Muertos at Old Mission San Luis Rey – Sunday
Alters, a car show, live entertainment and a chalk cemetery help revelers celebrate loved ones who have passed on.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, 4050 Mission Ave., Oceanside. Free. mslrdiadelosmuertos.com
Carrera de los Muertos 5K – Sunday
Run a festive 5K along San Diego Bay, then cross the finish line for an after-party complete with mariachis and comida deliciosa.
8 a.m. 5K start time. Sunday. Embarcadero Park South, downtown. losmuertos5k.com
The Haunted Hotel – through Monday
Plunge down the Hellevator, stroll through the zombie-infested alley, ride the clown subway and live to tell the tale of making it through San Diego’s longest-running haunted house.
Times vary. Open through Oct. 31. 424 Market St., downtown. $19 general admission. $29 VIP admission. hauntedhotel.com
The Haunted Trail – through Monday
Proceed with caution through a mile-long outdoor trail through the woods, where horror legends hide behind every corner and chainsaw-welding maniacs run rampant.
Times vary. Open through Oct. 31. Sixth Avenue and Juniper Street, Balboa Park. $25. hauntedtrail.net
The Scream Zone – through Monday
Nightmares come true at Scream Zone’s various spooks, including the House of Horror, Haunted Hayride, Zombie Boot Camp and the KarnEvil freak show.
Times vary. Open through Oct. 31. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. $19-$33. thescreamzone.com
Savage House – through Monday
This haunted house immerses courageous attendees in a horror-filled storyline with scream-worthy spooks, twists and turns.
Times vary. Open through Oct. 31. Westfield Mission Valley Target parking lot, Mission Valley. $5-$18. savageproductions.org
Carolina Gusman contributed to this report.