Halloween Festivals and Events


San Diego's Annual WCKD what? Great Pumpkin Beer Festival

Saturday, October 30, 2021, 3:25-10:25 p.m.

Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego, CA
$38-123, greatpumpkinbeerfestsd.com

First it was a Monster Bash, until it became WCKD. After a pandemic, it promised to rise from the dead. Awesome! Will there be a Halloween block party this year?

Presented by Elysian Brewing, spend a day in the Gaslamp with pumpkin themed brews, live entertainment, twisted experientials, squash-based foodie creations, hidden surprises and more! On the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter will be transformed into a gourd-geous mecca of all things nonsensical as misfits unite to celebrate brews, boos and beats.

Taps will be scattered through the venue with brews popping up in unexpected corners like the Ale Apothecary, Headless Horsemen Hideaway and Jack-Os Tavern. In the ultimate keg tapping rivers of beer flow straight into your commemorative cup from the over 1000-pound giant pumpkin keg.


  • No Duh (No Doubt cover band) who will mix the experience & energy of a live No Doubt & Gwen Stefani concert
  • The Young Guns Ultimate 80s Band
  • Member Only Yacht Club
  • EDM  with  San Diego DJs, DJ Yodah and Parradax!

Food booths & trucks! Sample squash inspired flavors and vote on your favorite snack like caramelized onion and butternut squash pizza, pumpkin chili, pumpkin cheesecake and more!

  • Costume Contest with swag prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
  • Corn row maze
  • Photo ops of anarchy
  • Clairvoyant readers
  • Striking themed performances --  gravity defying twists
  • Gourd Games -- Pumpkin Throwing, Pumpkin Pole Climb, The Pumpkin Squat, Pumpkin Pie Eating, Pumpkin Seed Spitting & more.



On the WCKD facebook page in October 2021 it said:
WCKD Village
"It'll be the Great Pumpkin Beer Fest - check out the website for all the info www.greatpumpkinbeerfestsd.com. It's going to be wild!"

"WCKD Village is bringing you Carnevil - A Pop-Up Sip, Snack & Snap Outdoor Halloween Haunt 10.29 through 11.1. Multiple seatings available each night."

 "WCKD Village Pick your pumpkin poison. We'll be serving up 40+ pumpkin themed beers for your brewing pleasure at the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival in the Gaslamp Quarter October 30th. It wouldn't be a party without you. Follow us at The Great Pumpkin Beer Fest San Diego Snag your TKTS at www.greatpumpkinbeerfestsd.com

Elysian Brewing's legendary Great Pumpkin Beer Festival  hits San Diego for a mischievous day of pumpkin themed brews, live entertainment, twisted experientials, squash based foodie creations, hidden treats and MORE! Make sure to save the date for a steam-pumpkin good time."



2011: October 29

SAN DIEGO: Monster Bash. Over six blocks of the Gaslamp Quarter transforms into three Mega Clubs including; the Dos Equis XX Fright Club, the Dead Prom Party and the Blood Club. Time: 6 p.m. to Midnight. SanDiegoMonsterBash

2013: October 26 Monster Bash

2014: October 31 Monster Bash  Gaslamp 7-block party with drinks, DJs, costume contest

2016: October 29

Monster Bash held in the Gaslamp

2017: October 28

Held outdoors in the Gaslamp Quarter, tickets required. This is an age 21+ event with adult themes, alcohol served and $5000 prize for costume contest.

2018: October 27

WCKD (formerly Monster Bash) at Gaslamp, changes its name and website, while keeping a similar format, entertainment and pricing


Enter a world of immorality at the Annual San Diego WCKD Block Party where haunted souls can run wild, rules can be broken and sinners can live freely on Halloween. San Diego's biggest Halloween Block Party returns and will be unleashed on the Gaslamp Quarter and East Village neighborhoods.

Notorious WCKD Costume Contest feature $5,000 cash prize.


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

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