California Halloween Events


Pismo Beach Pumpkins in the Park

October 27, 2018, 1o a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dinosaur Caves Park

When Pismo Beach Pier underwent renovation in 2017  the Pumpkins on the Pier event was moved to another venue. The Pismo Beach Pier officially re-opened on October 20, 2018 but the event continued to be held elsewhere and has been renamed Pumpkins in the Park.

31st Annual Pumpkins in the Park (formerly Pumpkins on the Pier) Halloween celebration includes pumpkin decorating, games, crafts, bounce houses, and costume contests. The first 500 children will have the opportunity to pick out their very own pumpkin to decorate! There will be costume contests beginning at 11:30 AM and will include multiple prizes in each division. The divisions will include: 3 years and under, 4-5 years, 6-8 years, 9-12 years, 13+/adult, and family.

2018 Entertainment

  • Costume contest
  • Face painting
  • Pumpkin decorating with free pumpkin for 1st 500 kids
  • Bounce houses

Pismo Beach Downtown Trick or Treating

October 27, 2018, 12-2 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Pismo Beach Recreation Division at (805) 773-7063 or visit

Downtown businesses host the 14th Annual Trick or Treat Extravaganza. Get a list of participating business locations at the Pumpkins in the Park event!

Pismo Beach Pet Costume Contest

October 27, 2018, 12-1 p.m.

Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic
990 Price St.
Pismo Beach, California 93449
(805) 773-0474

Registration will begin at 12pm, and the judging will begin at 12:30 by a panel of local experts. We encourage you to bring the whole family out for a day of fun. Any and all pets are welcome and the event is FREE to attend.

Costume categories 
Best Pet Duo
Best Human and Pet Duo
Best Canine Costume
Best Feline Costume
Best Exotic Pet Costume

There will be food, drinks, and great prizes! Even if you do not enter the contest, come out to see some great costumes!

In addition to Christmas, the pier is the spot for an event celebrating Pumpkins on the Pier, the annual Egg Hunt, and the Annual Clam Festival.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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