In Pacific Beach, there are so many Fall events being hosted by bars, organizations and friends! Pacific Beach can be very festive around the holidays! There may be less parties than usual due to the pandemic but many bars are planning events. Find a hotel for an overnight stay in Pacific Beach.

Upcoming Pacific Beach Holiday Events

All of October 2021 - For all of October, many attractions in San Diego have free admission for kids. Here is a list of attractions that offers free kids' admission for October:
All of October 2021 - Fall Fest at Belmont Park from 11AM - 8PM every day. Fall fun is back this October and better than ever at Belmont Park’s Annual Fall Fest. Get into the festive spirit with FREE Trick-or-Treating every Sunday at 5pm, NEW Pumpkin Patch open daily, live acoustic performances + beer garden Friday nights at 5 pm, specialty eats from Sweet Shoppe, and MORE! Address: 3146 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109

Oct 8, 2021 - OB Oktoberfest at 4:20PM - midnight on Newport Ave in Ocean Beach. Our festivities include both family-friendly and adult activities. The family-friendly vendors and activities are organized by the Ocean Beach Main Street Association in the grassy area and Saratoga Park. 
In our 21+ beer garden you can enjoy a classic German brew or local beer, wine & spirits. We'll have live music by local and nationally touring artists, contests, vendors, giveaways and more.
Entrance is $10 and goes back to our community partners. With your support we are able to give back over $50,000 each year! Address for GPS: 5099 Newport Ave., San Diego, CA 92107
October 29, 2021 (Fri) - Kid-friendly Haunted Fair from 3PM - 5PM. Pumpkin decorating, face painting, tarot cards, palm readings, balloon art, food and more. Free and open to community. Address: 875 Garnet Ave., San Diego, CA 92109
List of Upcoming Events in Pacific Beach

Halloween Celebrations in Pacific Beach 

Tips for PB Halloween Partying

  • Look out for parties hosted by bars in Pacific Beach. They usually celebrate it during a 2 weekend span so if you miss the weekend before Halloween, more likely you can join in the fun the weekend after Halloween! 

  • Going to a costume party doesn't have to break the bank, find a used costume from Craigslist or the Thrift store! You can also borrow your roommate's old costume. 

  • I've seen so many girls buy brand new costumes and they only used it once! If you do have time, then you can buy a cheap costume online but be careful about shipments from China. They can take weeks to arrive. Get creative and make your own costume! You may discover a new hobby from doing this. 

Christmas Celebrations (Ugly Christmas Parties) in Pacific Beach


Many organizations and social groups host Ugly Sweater Parties and bar crawls (bar hopping) in Pacific Beach. There have been years where people were scrambling last minute to find an ugly sweater and just can't find one! Thrift shops would run out of these old Christmas sweaters due to the popularity of the Ugly Christmas Sweater parties that have been reigning during the month of December for the last several years! Eventually some of the thrift stores began making their own ugly Christmas sweaters and selling them! 

Tips on How to Find an Ugly Christmas Sweater

  1. Go to a thrift shop at least a month ahead! So start looking around November or before to find a cheap ugly Christmas sweater.
  2. Go to Wal Mart starting in November. There are so many cheap Christmas sweaters at Wal Mart for $15 or less. Even if you get closer to Christmas, more likely than not, they'll still have a lot of inventory from new shipments (from my own experience). You can also pre-order them online from Walmart or Target and then pick the location that has it and choose to pick it up in person. Sometimes the local stores even have designs that aren't shown online!
  3. If you are 2 weeks away from your Christmas party and don't have any luck finding an ugly Christmas sweater, thank God for Amazon Prime! Be weary about buying them outside of the 2-day shipment as shipping from China merchants can take weeks! A long time ago, finding an ugly sweater online wasn't this easy! But don't try to scramble last minute.