Haunts, ghouls and goblins of all kinds will take over the Gaslamp Quarter on Saturday, October 28 for the 17th Annual Monster Bash, presented by East Village Tavern and Bowl, Sam Adams and Sailor Jerry’s. San Diego’s most notorious Halloween festival will transform eight city blocks into sinister scenes and feature five themed stages.
Once you enter, there’s no turning back from the Asylum. Abandoned asylum patients, consumed by darkness and unable to escape, have ganged up exact their revenge on the Monster Bash revelers.
The Twisted Dream House will give your childhood playtime a gruesome makeover as your plastic host takes her revenge inside her hot pink mansion. Beware of the secrets behind those painted faces.
Step up to the big top if you dare. At the twisted, fearsome Clown Carnage stage, menacing, phantom clowns have found a haven and lurk around every corner, preying on your biggest fears.
All is not what it seems in the Black Butterfly VIP area. If you think you can handle it, upgrade your twisted experience within its haunting darkness-VIP attendees will get five complimentary drinks, easy access entry, a VIP lounge, $1 off all drinks at the VIP bar, private upgraded restrooms and more.
The most horrifying freak show comes to life in the Big Top of Terror, where the outcasts of society converge. Come face to face with your own inner freak alongside bearded ladies and faceless men. Present yourself to the Ringmaster here to be judged for the costume contest-if he deems you worthy, you’ll be able to compete in the finals.
Whether you’re competing or not, don’t miss the costume contest. The experience has been revamped this year and includes a grand prize of $2,500, one second place prize of $1,313, one third place prize of $666, three honorable mentions of $100 each, and four less-honorable mentions of $50-all cash prizes. And all winners get bragging rights and one night of short-lived mega-stardom on the Big Top of Terror stage.
Each stage will host an incredible lineup, with over 20 DJs total spinning all night to keep the energy going and spirits up. Find Juicy J at the Asylum, Lost Kings and Made Monster in the Twisted Dream House and more.
Put together your most fearsome costume and get ready for an unforgettable night. Tickets can be purchased at sandiegomonsterbash.com. General admission tickets are $55 through October 27 and $60 day of. Black Butterfly VIP tickets are $95 through October 27 and $110 day of. Assemble your crew (10 or more people) and receive discounted pricing. Monster Bash is a 21+ event.