October 26, 2019, Saturday

11:00am – 4:00pm

Enjoy a culturally inspired kickoff to your Halloween festivities at the region’s largest free Halloween carnival. Over two dozen participating museums and cultural attractions present free crafts for kids, costume parades and contests, Day of the Dead-themed activities, and tons of spooky surprises. Live music and dance performances, food trucks, and free candy round out the spooktacular day set amid Balboa Park’s historic architecture and scenic plazas. Participating museums offer free admission to children 12 and under with paying adult.

Now in its 11th year, the annual Halloween Family Day is co-presented by the City of San Diego Parks and Recreation and the Balboa Park Conservancy.

Check back in the coming weeks for more details.

Getting There & Parking

Visitors arriving by car should park in the Inspiration Point parking lot at the corner of Park Blvd. and President’s Way and ride the free tram, which runs 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., into the park. Families can also take advantage of MTS Family Weekends, which allows two children 12 and under per each paying adult to ride the bus and trolley for free on Saturdays and Sundays. To plan your trip, visit sdmts.com.