The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association will present its 18th Annual Safe Trick-or-Treat event on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thousands of 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. 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. This event is made possible by presenting sponsor Lazy Acres Market (www.lazyacres.com) and treats will be provided by Nuttzo (www.nuttzo.com).
The Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) plays a central role in the festivities. Their monks 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, visit www.encinitas101.com