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BOO! San Diego’s only Halloween Parade

Image from The-Boulevard-BOO-Parade facebook page
Image from The-Boulevard-BOO-Parade facebook page

The Boo Parade is San Diego’s only Halloween parade! On October 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., The Boulevard BOO! Parade is returning to the College Area. This free, family event is bigger and spookier than ever! More floats, more zombies, more music and more surprises. More of what makes the Boulevard BOO! Parade San Diego’s only Halloween Parade.

The fun doesn’t stop after the parade. There are many places to discover in the College Area. Stop over to the After BOO Community Carnival & Float Award’s Ceremony at the College Ave Baptist Church from 11 am to 5 pm, (4747 College Ave.). Enjoy live music, carnival rides, games, cold drinks and food trucks with friends.

The College Area Business District, a non-profit corporation that manages the College Area Business Improvement District, focuses their efforts on helping small business owners in the commercial corridors in the College Area of San Diego, including El Cajon Blvd., College Ave., and Montezuma Rd. The Boulevard BOO! Parade brings thousands to the commercial district to enjoy the local restaurants and specialty shops. Sit patio side and enjoy something tasty and cool to drink while being entertained by the BOO!

BOO! Parade is produced by the College Area Business District.


Autumn Sea Fair at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium


The richness and diversity of the sea, combined with fun-in-the-sun games and hometown spirit, can all be found at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Autumn Sea Fair on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This unique event offers ocean-related activities for every age, including face-painting, an exciting marine life puppet show, and a giant origami demonstration. Adventurous pirates of all ages can join in the search for buried treasure in the “Great Treasure Hunt,” learn how to cast a fishing line, and for those with the competitive spirit, join in on the “Beach Olympics.”

Don’t miss the opportunity to stop by and chat with more than two dozen marine-related organizations that will be present to share their information and activities with you; or visit one of our artisans and check out their beautiful and unique hand-crafted pieces of art.

AutumnSeaFaireEnjoy live music playing throughout the day; experience the unique jazz stylings of Harold Greene on the Chapman Stick; the Japanese Drum group Kokoro Taiko and the smooth sounds of Stucco Rainbow. Join us for this annual celebration of marine life and community spirit.

Autumn Sea Fair is a FREE event.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

3720 Stephen M. White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731




Orange County’s Biggest Block Party is at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest. This October, the Lake Forest campus will be transformed into a playground of fun and food for both kids and adults!

Last year, more than 10,000 people came to Saddleback’s Blocktober party. And this year, we’re going even bigger!

Join us for games, rides, candy, photo booths, live music, food trucks, and more! There will be fun zones for ALL ages.


Tickets are $5 and go on sale during weekend services beginning October 4, 2014.

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 at 5: 00 p.m.

Saddleback Church, 1 Saddleback Pkwy Lake Forest, CA 92630

 Contact Saddleback Kids 949-609-8651


7th Annual Old Town Tustin Art Walk

It’s almost time for the 7th annual Tustin Art Walk!

My 8 year old loves the Art Walk, in addition to the fine Art that fills the beautiful streets of Old Town Tustin, be sure to  check out some of the additional activities such as:

  • Bus Tours of Historic Tustin

  • Wine Tasting

  • Plein Air Contest

For those of us with little ones, the Tustin Library always has fun activities planned for the kids. 

The Art Walk will take place on Saturday, October 18, 2014 in Old Town from 10:00 am – 4:00 p.m.


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Pumpkin Festival at Cal Poly Pomona


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The 22nd Annual Pumpkin Festival where you can choose from thousands of pumpkins right out of the patch is right around the corner.

Eat and play games at the College of Agriculture student club booths or head over to our popular Insect Fair featuring nearly 500,000 live and preserved insects (runs from 9am-5pm).

There is also a corn maze, a petting zoo, horse rides, entertainment, and lots of activities for kids! If you like pancakes, get there early for the pancake breakfast Saturday morning only from 8am-11am. Bring your appetite!

For the safety of all our guests, no animals are permitted at the Pumpkin Festival.

Where: Cal Poly Pomona Farm Store, 4102 S. University Drive, Pomona, CA 91768

When: October 18 and 19, 2014

Time:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Admission and Parking: FREE (handicap parking with golf cart transport is available in lot “B”)
Pumpkins from the patch: $5 each
Pancake Breakfast (Saturday only 8am-11am): $5 for adults, $4 for students, seniors, military, and kids 12 and under
Prices vary for individual activities such as the corn maze, horse rides and the petting zoo.
Prices are subject to change.

No animals are permitted at the pumpkin Festival , Cash Only-ATM machines are available, All proceeds support College of Agriculture student clubs and activities, as well as farm operations.


Click here to view a timelapse of the Pumpkin Festival.



National Night Out



On August 5th join National Association of Town Watch (NATW) a non-profit organization in celebrating the 31st annual National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”. NATW’s National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August (In Texas, the first Tuesday of October).

National Night Out now involves over 37.8 million people and 16,124 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

The traditional “lights on” campaign and symbolic front porch vigils turned into a celebration across America with various events and activities including, but not limited to, block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from emergency personnel, rallies and marches, exhibits, youth events, safety demonstrations and seminars, in effort to heighten awareness and enhance community relations.

In Orange, CA, A Night Out Against Crime will take place from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at TARGET in City of Orange, 2191 N. Tustin Street.


In Tustin, CA, National Night Out will take place at the District at Tustin Legacy from 5:00 – 8:00 pm in front of Target. Community Resources will include: Tustin Family & Youth Center, Tustin Police Foundation, U.S. Army: 304th Sustainment Brigade, Lions Heart Tustin Teen Group, Divas Baton Twirlers and Girl Scouts Orange County.

Girl Scouts wear your vest or sash, come to our Girl Scout Booth and get a prize! 

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 To see a map of participating cities near you click here.

To begin your effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Register today to receive your official organizational kit with guidelines, suggestions, and more & stay connected with NATW throughout the year.