Halloween 2021

Pumpkins and Puppies  (UCSB Students)

Thursday, October 21 from 1:00-3:00pm
@ UCSB Storke Plaza

AS Program Board Presents… Pumpkins and Puppies. Swing by Storke Plaza to pain a pumpkin and pet a puppy!!! This is a free event you do not want to miss. Masks and physical distancing are encouraged. No registration required.

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Sponsored by: AS Program Board

Spooky Screenings (UCSB Students)

Tuesdays, October 26 and November 2 at 7:00pm and 10:00pm
@ IV Theater

Tuesday, October 26: Candy Man
Tuesday, November 2: The Forever Purge

Sponsored by: AS Program Board

Halloween 101! Workshop (Everyone)

Wednesday, October 27 from 5:30-6:30pm
@ Zoom
Come learn about Halloween policies in IV with the EVPLA office and the IV Tenants Union! We’ll talk about the festival ordinance, parking, your rights and events going on this Halloween weekend!

Sponsored by: AS EVPLA and AS Isla Vista Tenants Union (IVTU)

Haunted Pumpkin Patch (Everyone)

October 27, 28, 29 from 7:00-11:00 pm
@ Estero Park – 889 Camino Del Sur

Participants will be guided through the experience by a unique story, told through interactions with lively costumed performers. The experience will be created via the use of professional lighting and projection art in a number of unique environments, with theatrical and aerial performers, art installations, signature Lucidity bamboo portals, and a pumpkin patch that will send each group home with a free pumpkin! Free and open to everyone.

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Sponsored by: IV Recreation & Park District, Lucidity Festival, AS Isla Vista Community Relations Committee

Hallowheels! (UCSB Students)

Friday, October 29 from 9:00pm-1:00am
@ UCSB Recreation Center

Join in for roller skating, pumpkin painting, silent disco, photo booth, costume contests, free food and candy, a spooky movie, and more! All students are welcome to this free event but must bring their student ID.

There will also be a staff skating social before Hallowheels! on 10/29 from 3:00-5:00pm.

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Sponsored by: The UCSB Department of Recreation, the Office of Student Life (OSL), Life of the Party (LOTP), and Health & Wellness 

Pumpkin Carving Contest (Everyone)

Saturday, October 30 from 3:00-6:00pm
@ St. George Youth Center – 889 Camino Del Sur

Bring your own pumpkin, tools supplied! Prizes include a kayaking tour, zoo membership, gift cards, and more! Open to all ages, contest will be divided by age groups

Sponsored by: St. George Youth Center

Costume Contest (Everyone)

Saturday, October 30 at 6:00pm
@ Isla Vista Food Co-op Patio – 6575 Seville Road

Costume contest with food/music at the IVFC patio. Participate as an individual or a group costume. $1000 prize to the first place winner. Free and open to everyone.

Sponsored by: Isla Vista Food Co-op and Isla Vista Community Services District

Delirium Concert (UCSB Students)

Saturday, October 30 at 8:00pm
@ UCSB Storke Plaza  

The annual Halloween concert for UCSB students.

Sponsored by: AS Program Board

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Haunt the Loop (Youth)

Sunday, October 31 from 3:00-5:00pm
@ Downtown Isla Vista – Starting at the Pardall Center at 6550 Pardall Road 

Haunt the Loop is an annual event organized to provide a trick or treat experience for Isla Vista youth. Raffle prizes will be provided by IVCSD. Free and open to IV kids.

Sponsored by: AS Office of the External Vice President for Local Affairs

Dia de los Muertos (Everyone)

Tuesday, November 2nd from 4:00-7:00pm
@ UCSB Student Resource Building

The annual Dia de los Muertos event. Free and open to everyone.

Sponsored by:  Latin@/x UCSB Networking Association (LUNA) and Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) 

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