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Isla Vista Halloween 2022

Isla Vista Halloween 2022 Events

Keep it Safe & Keep it Local! Let’s Have a Fun, Safe, & Healthy Halloween in Isla Vista! 

Spooky Spectacular 

Friday, October 28th at 3pm-10pm

Isla Vista Community Center at 976 Embarcadero Del Mar 

Carnival 3pm-5pm, Kids Costume Contest 5pm-6pm, Adult 18+ Costume Contest 6pm-7pm, Silent Disco 4pm-8pm, Ecstatic Dance 8pm-10pm

Adult Costume Contest Prize: $1000 among other prizes for different age groups

Free and open to everyone

Sponsored by IVCSD 


50th Anniversary Celebration 

October 29th – 31, 7pm – 11pm 

Anisq'Oyo Park at 950 Embarcadero del Mar

Haunted Pumpkin Patch, Ferris Wheel, Silent Disco, Movies in the Park, & more

Free and open to everyone

Note: The street will be closed on Embarcadero del mar from Pardall to Seville

Sponsored by IV Recreation & Park District & IVCSD

Haunted House

Friday, October 29, 6pm-9pm

St. George Youth Center at 889 Camino Del Sur

Open to all ages! 

Sponsored by St. George Youth Center & IVCSD 

For more information contact Raul Macias at  

EVPLA Haunt the Loop

Saturday, October 29, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Join the office of EVPLA to kick off IVRPD's 50th Anniversary in this spooktacular event to safely truck-or-treat around the "Loop" of Isla Vista businesses.

Begin trick-or-treating at Pardall Center and end your night at IVRPD's Halloween festivities at Aniq'Oyo Park. 

For more information contact

UCSB Student Only Events can be found here

Other Halloween Events can be found here.  

Know Your Rights 

  • If you see someone in an emergency just call 911. The Good Samaritan Law will protect you when you voluntarily assist others in an emergency in good faith, this covers people who are underage drinking and using illegal substances.
  • Associated Students Legal Resource Center provides free services for UCSB students. Located at The Pardall Center 805-893-4246.
  • Associated Students has compiled information about the rights of all Isla Vista residents and commonly enforced laws both during Halloween and year-round that can be found here:
  • A few ACLU points if you are approached by police:
  • Don't carry open containers of alcohol in public. 
  • Don't give officers permission to search you.
  • Don't run.
  • Don't argue with the officer.
  • Don't lie about your name. Tell the officer your correct name if asked.
  • Don't resist arrest or interfere with an officer arresting someone else.
  • More information on your rights can be found on the AS Halloween website

A message from the St. George Youth Center

  • This year, remember that EVERYONE wants to have fun, including the kids and families of IV! Please be safe for them, yourselves, and your own families. Happy Halloween!

Community Safety Resources 

  • Free Isla Vista Safety Stations on Fridays & Saturdays 8pm-2am at Little Acorn Park at the top of the Embarcadero loop across from 7-Eleven and at Window to the Sea at 6700 block of Del Playa. Halloween: At Little Acorn Park 10/28 and 10/29 from 6pm-2am.
  • Call 805-893-2000 for a free escort by unarmed UCSB CSOs.
  • Survivor Resource Center: Confidential 24/7 Hotline 805-564-3696 provided by Standing Together To End Sexual Assault (STESA). STESA provides information, advocacy, support, accompaniment, and counseling for survivors, their friends & family.
  • Restorative Justice Program: A voluntary program that requires eligible participants to attend a two-hour presentation and up to 4 hours of community service in Isla Vista. Upon completion, fines of up to $300 will be waived and the citation will not go on your permanent record. Learn more here
  • Visit the AS Halloween website for more information on citations, street closures, and events.

Mental Health Resources

Keep Yourself & Neighbors Safe

  • Look out for yourself, your friends, and your neighbors! Get trained through Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training for free at UCSB CARE. 
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Have emergency & friends’ numbers ready to use. 
  • Have a plan. Talk with your friends about how you’re going to get home, call a CSO escort or approach a Safety Station, and walk in pairs. 
  • Information about the dangers of mixing drugs and alcohol can be found at UCSB's Life of the Party.  Non-Emergency Safety Tips can be found here
  • Get tested for COVID-19 if participating in social gatherings regularly, it is free & easy. More information can be found here.  
  • Naloxone kits and Fentanyl Test Strips are available anonymously and at no cost through Gauchos for Recovery and can be reached at
  • Practice safe distancing when near the bluffs or at a house near the bluffs. Each year Isla Vista experiences tragedies due to falls.  Do not climb on fences along the bluffs. Additionally, be careful when walking on the edges of decks, as cliff erosion can cause stable decks to come apart at any time. 
  • Refrain from climbing on roofs.

SB County Ordinance Info & Parking Restrictions 


  • The festival noise ordinance will be in place from October 26th to November 4th between the hours of 6pm and 7am. It will primarily be enforced October 28th-31st.
  • No organized outdoor music activity provided by performers or by prerecorded means.
  • No parking on Eastern Trigo 6500 Block on Halloween Weekend.  
  • City of Goleta will enforce temporary parking restrictions north of Isla Vista and UCSB. 


  • 12am Friday-Saturday, 10pm Sunday-Thursdays
  • Parked cars should not block driveways, red/yellow curbs, or stay in one spot longer than 72hrs - the bus is excellent in IV & to Downtown, easy to ditch the car!

Even More Resources!