Kids having fun at Haunted Aquarium. Photo courtesy of Birch Aquarium
Kids having fun at Haunted Aquarium. Photo courtesy of Birch Aquarium

It’s the weekend before Halloween and some of the ghosts and goblins are starting their celebration early.

Here are some pre-All Hallow’s Eve spooktacular events around town.

San Diego Beer and Music Festival

San Diego is a beer town and a music town, so it makes sense to combine the two. The San Diego Beer and Music Festival features an evening of craft beer and live music.

The festival will showcase more than 100 craft beers from local and regional breweries and local bands and DJs. The event headliners are Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.

The festival goes from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Station. Tickets range from $35 to $60.

Haunted Aquarium: Shipwrecked!

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Your children will find out at the Haunted Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at Birch Aquarium.

The family-event, recommended for children 2 and older, features live music, story time, creepy crafts and a Halloween costume contest.

The event goes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $17 pre-sale and $19 at the door.

The Booulevard BOO! Parade

San Diego’s only Halloween parade is back this weekend. The organizers of the BOO! Parade  are promising more — more zombies, more music and more floats.

The parade goes from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday going down El Cajon Boulevard, starting at 59th Street and end at Aragon Drive.

Afterward, head on over the after party at the College Ave. Baptist Church, which goes from noon to 5 p.m.

Hauntfest on Main

If you haven’t picked out the perfect pumpkin yet, Hauntfest on Main might be the perfect place to do it.

The fourth annual event features a pumpkin patch, costume contest, kidz zone, rides and various entertainment.

The festival is free and goes from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in downtown El Cajon

Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show

Can’t get enough of fall? Well, the 43rd Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show is for you.

The event is being held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds through the weekend and features more than 24,000 handmade items, such as jewelry, ceramics, clothing art and toys.

There are also Kid Zones, and some feature craft activities for the little tots.

Event goes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Saturday. Tickets range from $4 to $9 and good for all three days.