Halloween in Bay Park: 10 Ideas for Spooky Fun!

Halloween is upon us! Mark your calendar for these spooky Bay Park events and get in the pumpkin spirit!

  1.  Get started with a taste of Fall… Bay Park Coffee has maple & pumpkin spice drinks.Bay Park Coffee Fall Drink Specials

Rita's of Bay Park Oct Ice Cream Flavor2. Rita’s of Bay Park introduced their line-up of Caramel Apple ice cream treats that you have to at least sample! Get one for the kids…you’ll just have a taste, of course!


3.  It’s not Halloween without pumpkins gracing your front porch! Pick yours up at the Keil’s Pumpkin Patch.

Keil'sPumpkinPatchYou’ll find traditional orange pumpkins of all sizes as well as fairytale, striped, white, warty and lots of mini pumpkins, dried indian corn and squash and hay to make your fall display the best on your block! This year, Keil’s created a mini haunted house at their pumpkin patch that’s good enough to scare my 4 year old out of going more than 3 steps inside.  Great spot for the obligatory, annual pumpkin patch pics of the kids.

4. If you’re in the market for 3 or more pumpkins, you may want to visit Armstrong Nursery on Morena where you can challenge the strongest member of your family to get your money’s worth with ALL-YOU-CAN-CARRY pumpkins for just $25 while they last! (And speaking of Armstrong, since they are being forced to move for the Mid-Coast Trolley, they are seeking to relocate to the Southwest Boulder & Stone location on S.Santa Fe, near In-n-Out so please support their efforts! SWBS is moving to Chula Vista.)

BayParkHalloweenCarnival5.  Bay Park Elementary Halloween Bash & Trunk or TreatSat. October 24th from 2-6pm.
Games, food, magic,music and special surprises!  If you have any questions or would like to be on the Halloween Bash Committee, please email Sarah Sheehy at sweiss27@yahoo.com.

6.  Toler Elementary Halloween Carnival Sat. October 24th from 4-7pm. Toler welcomes the Clairemont community to our annual Halloween Carnival. Fun games, crafts, food and a silent auction to raise money for the school.


7.  Escuela Longfellow’s Dia de los Muertos Fiesta– Wednesday, November 4th from 5-8pm. If you have kids and you’ve never been to this event, make this the year. The students, teachers and parents at Longfellow go ALL OUT and it really is an impressive event. Expect lots of crafts for the kids, food, face painting, dance performances and kid’s art on exhibit. The purpose of the holiday is a day of remembrance and it feels respectful, warm and inviting, not scary. Neighborhood families are welcome and there is a small charge for school-age kids to cover the crafts & activities, adults are free. Kudos to the Longfellow family for continuing this awesome tradition!Escula Longfellow Dia de los Muertos Fiesta

8.  SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular– Weekends all October beginning at 11am. Kids are free with a paying adult. If you have a pass, this is a great, free Halloween event that includes trick-or-treating across the park.

9.  THE BIG DAY…Oct 31st…Halloween Trick-or-Treating– What better street to hit in Bay Park than ERIE STREET?!? The blocks between Milton and Littlefield are awesome as well as Denver and Frankfort in the same area.

Spooky Decor on Garfield Street!

Spooky Decor on Garfield Street!

There are several homes with Haunted House style walk-throughs that are definitely photo op worthy. I hope the residents in this area don’t get mad at me for promoting it and sending even more kids their way!  Please let me know of any really good trick or treating niches in BP and I’ll add them.

10.  If all else fails and pumpkins, candy & costumes don’t interest you, head to Renzulli’s Jewelry World at their new location by Keil’s and try on this sparkly little all-diamond creation. To me it looks like gorgeous fall leaves. Oh, the finer things in (fall) life!

Renzulli's Fall Leaves Diamond Ring

Renzulli’s Fall Leaves Diamond Ring

This article is brought to you by your Bay Park Realtor & neighbor, Kyley Christy at Bay Park San Diego Realty. If I may ever provide real estate assistance to you or those you care about, please call me at 619-885-3941. I’d be honored to earn your business. If you know of a Halloween event I should add, PLEASE email me at kyley@bayparksandiego.com!

P.S.-Building a strong community takes getting out and meeting your neighbors. Get involved and really enjoy this great place we are so lucky to call “home”!