On Halloween each year from 5-8pm, a stretch of South Coast Hwy 101, from Encinitas Blvd. to K Street, becomes “Pumpkin Lane,” decorated with elaborately carved pumpkins at different viewing locations. Downtown merchants hand out treats to thousands of costumed kids and Her Royal Highness grants wishes at the Queen’s Court next to the Self-Realization Fellowship Bookstore.
Safe Trick or Treat is sponsored by Scripps Health. Visit their booth at The Black Sheep parking lot at J Street.
The 101 Artists’ Colony hosts a kids zone in The Lumberyard Courtyard, where children can enjoy Halloween-themed games and activities, as well as live music by Bucket Ruckus.
The Self-Realization Fellowship grow and harvest the pumpkins on the hill above Vulcan, south of Santa Fe Drive. The monks of SRF carve them for the enjoyment of the community each year.
These and many other merchants will have goodies for trick-or-treaters:
3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro
Art N Soul on 101
Beads Crystals & More (til 6pm)
Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizza
Bombshell Salon & Boutique
Christian Science Society & Reading Room of Encinitas
Coast Hwy Traders
D Street Bar and Grill
Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association
Encinitas Pizza Company
First Street Gallery
Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar
Lumberyard Tavern & Grill
Moonlight Beach 7-Eleven
Off Track Gallery/San Dieguito Art Guild
Pink Soul Boutique
Savory Spice Shop
Surf Cleaners (til 6pm)
Surfdog’s Java Hut
Trattoria i Trulli