Encinitas Safe Trick-or-Treat

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.

The Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) grow and harvest the pumpkins on the hill overlooking our downtown. The monks of SRF carve them for the enjoyment of the community each year.

Downtown merchants hand out treats to thousands of costumed kids and Her Royal Highness grants wishes at the Queen’s Court next to the SRF Bookstore.

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.

When: October 31, 5-8pm
Where: South Coast Hwy 101, from Encinitas Blvd. to K Street


Press Release:

Thousands Flock to Downtown Encinitas for Halloween Festivities

Encinitas, CA—October 20, 2015— The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association will present its 14th Annual Safe Trick-or-Treat on Saturday, October 31, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. An estimated 5000+ costumed trick-or-treaters and other revelers will stroll up and down “Pumpkin Lane,” aka South Coast Hwy 101, from Encinitas Blvd to K Street. Fantastic, carved pumpkins will be on display at multiple viewing locations, and dozens of merchants will have goodies for kids. Many downtown Encinitas businesses stay open late to welcome trick-or-treaters.

The Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) plays a central role in the festivities. Their monks grow and carve the 100+ pumpkins that amaze and amuse passersby. Plus, SRF converts the parking lot next to their K St. store into the Queen’s Court, where children line up to share their wishes on stage with Her Royal Highness.

Kids also enjoy Halloween-themed activities and games in The Lumberyard Courtyard, courtesy of the 101 Artists Colony, plus dancing to the live music of Bucket Ruckus.

For more information please visit www.encinitas101.com.