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San Diego’s Gaslamp District Has A Halloween Event for Everyone: Block Parties, Music Festivals, and More!

Written By: Karli Karandos Best Halloween Parties in Gaslamp

What’s more horrifying than ghouls and goblins? Going to a Halloween party so dead you would’ve rather stayed home. We’ve ensured your costume won’t go to waste by rounding up the top Halloween parties in Gaslamp this year. You’re guaranteed a ghastly good time at any one of these events. There will be DJs. There will be dancing. There will be drink specials. There will be contests. There will be tricks and treats. It’s scary how much fun you’ll have. So, don’t sit this year out! Get your costume ready and join in on the Halloween fun, fantasy, and fright.

Best Halloween Parties in Gaslamp

Monster Bash

This one is perfect for those partygoers who prefer to not stay in one place all night. Hey, you worked hard on your costume! Let it be seen. How about a Halloween block party? The Monster Bash is San Diego’s largest Halloween festival. It spans over eight blocks of the city, hosts more than 20 DJs, and features five frightful stages and Halloween themed areas. The Monster Bash takes place on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 6 p.m. to midnight. Tickets can be purchased online, and the Monster Bash wristband gives you access to over 25 restaurants and bars in Gaslamp—food, drink specials, and no cover charge!

Native Knowledge: The Monster Bash Costume Contest has a cash prize of $5, 000! Now have you been convinced to attend?

656 5th Avenue Suite B
San Diego, CA 92101

Best Halloween Parties in Gaslamp

OMNIA Rise of the Phantom

Inspired by the haunting classic tale of The Phantom of the Opera… This Halloween weekend, the OMNIA nightclub in San Diego’s Gaslamp District will transform into a mysterious and spooky old opera house to host the first-ever “Phantom of Omnia.” The event will take place October 28th, 29th, and 31st with a different musical guest each evening, including DJ Matoma, Vice, and Slander beginning at 9 PM. Tickets and VIP reservations can be made online. Finally, a reason to wear a masquerade mask!

Native Knowledge: A Weekend VIP Fast Pass can be purchased for $75.00 and gives access to FOUR nights (includes October 27th with SNBRN.)

454 6th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Best Halloween Parties in Gaslamp


An EDM music festival the weekend before Halloween is bound to inspire some attendees to don a costume! Hosted by FNGRS CRSSD, GROUNDWATER is a new two-day musical festival showcasing modern house music. The festival will be headlined by Disclosure and includes performances by Justin Martin, Dusky, Lane 8, and more. The festival takes place Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30 at Petco Park, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. each day. Attendees must be 21 or over. Tickets can be purchased online.

Native Knowledge: Tickets start at $54.00 but are selling quickly! Prices will jump to $104 for a two-day pass once the initial allotment sells out.

100 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101

FLUXX Nightclub: DJ Bamboozle, Too $hort, and Morning of the Dead

FLUXX Nightclub in San Diego has you covered every night of Halloween weekend, with a different musical guest for your entertainment! On Friday, October 28th enjoy sounds by DJ Bamboozle starting at 9 PM. Saturday, October 29th its musical guest Too $hort. And for those of you afraid of the dark, Morning of the Dead doesn’t get started until 5 AM on Sunday, October 30th and goes until 10 AM. You’ll be feeling dead that morning, indeed. Tickets can be purchased online.

Native Knowledge: FLUXX Nightclub is host to the Monster Bash after-party on Saturday, October 29th with musical guest Too $hort. Tickets for both the Monster Bash and the after-party can be made online at the San Diego Monster Bash website.

500 4th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101


Hard Rock Hotel Purge: Election Year Descends ft. Fedde Le Grand and Juicy J

“Make Halloween Great Again” by attending the Hard Rock Hotel Election Year Descends event this Halloween weekend! The event takes place Saturday, October 29th from 6 PM to 2 AM, October 30th. This party will be absolute mayhem with three floors and five different venues. Musical guests include Fedde Le Grand and Juicy J, as well as other local DJs! Venues include the 207, Float Rooftop Lounge, Legends Ballroom, and more. Tickets can be purchased online.

Native Knowledge: Book a room at the Hard Rock Hotel to stumble back to and pass out in your costume! Split the cost with your friends and enjoy a carefree evening.

207 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101


Side Bar: S-Bar Halloween Edition, Saint and Sinner Halloween Party, and The After Life Early Morning Party

Side Bar is hosting an array of themed parties this Halloween weekend! First up, a shockingly sexy party with music by DJ Slowhand and a live saxophone performance by Jason Whitmore on Friday, Oct. 28. Next, it’s a theme we can all easily take part in: saint or sinner. Everyone has a side they’re more drawn to… On Saturday, Oct. 29, Side Bar will transform and divide. Enjoy your drinks and dance on whichever side you choose! Both events take place from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Lastly, when you’ve partied yourself to death all weekend, it’s time to join The Afterlife. This event takes place Sunday morning, Oct. 30. Doors open at 6 a.m. Tickets for all events can be made online.

Native Knowledge: Erotic paintings, leather booths, velvet couches, and life-size bird cages! Side Bar oozes sex appeal and luxe making it the perfect backdrop for those sexy Halloween costumes you may have felt uncomfortable to wear elsewhere.  

536 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92101

The Top 6 Halloween Parties in San Diego’s Gaslamp District