From the Monster Bash to the Pet Parade You Won’t Want to Miss Out
Written By: Sarah Amaral Gaslamp Quarter San Diego
Located in the heart of Downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter is the perfect destination for fine dining, architectural mastery and plenty of opportunities to dance the night away. Dispersed through 16 and a half blocks and filled with events for nearly every person and preference, it is the perfect location to find all that you are looking for in San Diego. With the end of the year right around the corner, the Gaslamp Quarter has a string of events left to celebrate the upcoming holidays! Here are a few reasons you won’t want to miss them.
Known for being the largest Halloween festival in San Diego, the Monster Bash is returning Saturday, Oct. 28. It transforms the Gaslamp Quarter into a wicked underworld that serves more than 15,000 people. With special DJs, live performances and the chance to see some of the craziest costumes around, Monster Bash has earned its title for one of SoCal’s best Halloween block parties around. For tickets use code GQA for $5 off GA and $10 off VIP at www.sandiegomonsterbash.com.
Get ready to get your explore on this October, because CicloSDias is coming to Downtown San Diego! It’s San Diego’s first open street event and gives attendees the opportunity to stroll, bike or galavant through the streets as they please! It’s a free event and stretches from Barrio Logan to Little Italy, providing more than enough opportunity to explore Gaslamp Quarter like never before! It will feature food trucks, live entertainment and plenty of shopping opportunities for all ages.
Fall Back Festival
You won’t need the DeLorean to travel back in time this fall, because Gaslamp has you covered! With the Fall Back Festival and Historic Children’s Street Faire on Sunday, Nov. 5, guests are invited to partake in the old-fashioned history of San Diego. With gold mining, pony rides, blacksmithery, free food and activities, it’s the perfect event for friends and family of all ages!
Gaslamp 150th Anniversary Party/Lamplighter Awards
This year, Gaslamp is pulling out all the stops in celebration of its 150 years of existence. It will provide the finest dining, the most tasteful and exotic libations, live music under the stars and unique ways of giving back. A three-course meal paired with beer and wine will be offered alongside silent auction dancing and awards presented to the best and brightest that the Gaslamp Quarter has to offer. It’s a once a year kind of event where the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter are closed off and guests are encouraged to drink, dine and dance the night away leaving all cares and worries at home. www.gaslamp150gala.com
10th Annual Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade
Pets and Christmas outfits—is there any better combination? The Gaslamp Quarter is hosting its 10th Annual Holiday Pet Parade and encourages pet owners to bring their furry, feathered or scaled companions to join in on the fun! Pet costumes are encouraged and add to the fun of the promenade and pet expo that will take place at the MLK Promenade Park. This is one event you won’t want to miss, and who doesn’t need a reason to show off their favorite furry friend? For more info and to register your pet, log onto www.holidaypetparade.com.
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San Diego, CA 92101
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