Halloween: a celebration with a penchant for the peculiar and unconventional; there’s no other holiday quite like it. Every year, millions of people count on Halloween to usher in haunted houses, pumpkin carving, and- maybe most importantly- costumes and parties. Luckily for us, Santa Monica always knows how to do it big for any occasion, so in honor of getting into the Halloween spirit, here are 3 local SaMo events you won’t want to miss this October: 

Halloween Spectacular At Dogtown Coffee 

In the mood for some more laid-back plans? This Santa Monica cafe has got you covered. Over the Halloween weekend, stop by Dogtown Coffee to experience our very own Halloween Spectacular where we’ll be hosting live musical performances at our outdoor patio from 11 am to 1 pm on both days. Of course, Dogtown Coffee is always proud to support local artists, which is why we’re stoked to welcome Alex Mansour and Aaron Benowitz to our stage on Saturday, October 29th followed by Jessica Vines on Sunday, October 30th. Whether you’re looking for a chill afternoon or a spot to grab a bite to eat and recharge before partying the Halloween weekend away, Dogtown Coffee is the perfect option. Not to mention, we’ll be serving up all your Santa Monica breakfast favorites, including our seasonal pumpkin Salty Dog cold brew coffee! 

Main Street Rocktober Fest 

When we say Main Street Rocktober Fest has something for everyone, we’re not kidding. Stop by this event on Saturday, October 22nd, and you can expect to see costume contests for pets and people, local food vendors, live music, face painting, outdoor bars, costume parades, a pumpkin patch, special activities just for kids, outdoor movie showings, photo booths, and so much more. The best part? Main Street Rocktober Fest has free entry for all, including free admission to enter their costume contests and movie showings, so everyone can join in on the fun. 

5th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl

Calling all Santa Monica partiers- Crawl With Us is officially back in Santa Monica for the 5th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl! From 4 pm to midnight on Saturday, October 29th, you’re invited to a night of adventure complete with a $1000 grand prize costume contest, 2 free drinks of your choice, waived covers at all participating bars, exclusive food and cocktails specially created for this event, and access to Crawl With Us’ Halloween Bar Crawl after party. Truly, if you like nights out on the town, this is an event you won’t want to miss (and remember to drink responsibly!). For more information or to purchase your tickets, check out their website here.

Halloween in Santa Monica

There’s definitely no shortage of plans when it comes to Halloween in Santa Monica. From having drinks with friends, family-friendly adventures, enjoying good eats at a Santa Monica coffee shop, and everything in between, this city is determined to make everyone’s Halloween extra special- just try to not forget your costume! 

This blog is brought to you by local Santa Monica coffee shop, Dogtown Coffee.