Trick-or-treating is not the only way to celebrate Halloween. Many options exist, including these six unusual and off-the-beaten-path options this Halloween season. Make the most of the month of October by participating in these events.
Paint in the Dark for Halloween-Varies
Pinot’s Palette, Liberty Station, 2820 Roosevelt Rd, Street 106, San Diego, CA
If you are looking for something unconventional to do this Halloween, black-light painting at the paint shop Pinot’s Palette is offering glow-in-the-dark painting for the month of October. By combining black lights and special paint, the paint shop is bringing the environment to life— they even encourage painters to wear white and neon to become a part of the art. Kick around some glow-in-the-dark balloons to get into the holiday spirit while you paint.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show-$28
OB Playhouse, 4944 Newport Ave D, San Diego, CA 92107
Take in this cult theatrical experience at the OB Playhouse this Halloween. Located eight minutes from campus, the theater is offering performances through October 31 at 8:00 p.m. Thursday–Saturday and at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. Additionally, the theater’s Halloween night performance at 8:00 p.m. will include a costume contest for a chance to win a season pass subscription to the theater. Audiences are encouraged to participate in and bring props to the show.
3963 Conde Street, San Diego, 92110
Ravens do not signal Halloween quite as well ghosts do, but Edgar Allen Poe’s gothic writing exudes the Halloween spirit. Hear stage performances of Edgar Allen Poe’s writing by a cast of different performers this Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. Located in the Historic 1850’s Adobe Chapel inside the Whaley House Museum in Old Town, the eerie feel of the surroundings will make Poe come alive.
6th Annual Howl-O-Ween Mutt Crawl 5K-$40
Road Runner Sports, 5549 Copley Dr., San Diego, CA 92111
The Howl-O-Ween Mutt Crawl provides an excuse to dress your dog up—despite his or her resistance. Sponsored by the California Labs and More Rescue, a southern California dog rescue mission that helps over 8,000 dogs a year, this run/walk 5K will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 27. Prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed dog, making this event a fun time even if you are not racing.
Haunted Tails Aboard the Star of India-$18
1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, California 9210
This iconic San Diego floating museum has a haunted past, and the ship is open for visitors to learn about that history aboard the ship. On Saturday, October 27, the ship will be providing lantern-led tours of the boat every 15 minutes to learn about the eerie history of the ship.
PB Pumpkin Patch-Free
870 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
With free pumpkin carving and free hot apple cider, visiting this pumpkin patch is a simple and cheap activity to celebrate Halloween on a budget. The patch offers other homegrown fall fare and a large pumpkin patch to stroll through. Visit now through October 31.