Nightmare on Normal Street 2018

By Fabulous Hillcrest (other events)

Saturday, October 27 2018 6:00 PM 11:00 PM

Nightmare on Normal Street Returns For Halloween Kick-Off Party Weekend! 

Hillcrest’s haunted Halloween dance party and costume competition is back! Nightmare on Normal will take over the Pride Flag Plaza at Normal and University on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 6-11PM! This year’s event benefits the San Diego LGBT Community Center and Fabulous Hillcrest.

With late night live entertainment, costume competitions (including a special pet contest for your furry, fuzzy, and feathery companions) outdoor bars, and the best people watching in all of San Diego - this is an event you won’t want to miss!

This event is 21+ and attendees must present a valid ID upon entry. Tickets are $20 Pre-Sale General Admission and $45 Pre-Sale VIP or $25 and $55 on the day of the event.
Eat, drink and be scary with our VIP pass which includes two cocktails, a food credit, front-of-the-line access to get into the event, a separate VIP Bar, private restrooms, and private stage viewing areas.

The Nightmare includes:

Our infamous costume competition with local celebrity guest judges and prizes
Sponsored Main Stage with local DJs
Food trucks with delicious assortments
Block party with an outdoor dance floor

Costume Competition Times:

Pet Costume Competition 8:30pm

Main Competition

Round (1)   9:00pm

Round (2)   9:30pm

Round (3) 10:00pm

Final Round  10:30pm             

When you arrive at the event, head to our Box Office and check-in to register for the costume competition.

You will be given a time slot for your competition. Early arrival is suggested so you can show be the first to impress the judges and the crowd. PUNCTUALITY IS EVERYTHING. When it’s your time to be called, walk down the runway and show everyone what you got and be fierce.

* The pet competition will occur independently from the main competition and the pet winner will be announced after the voting process. 

Judging will take place through an elimination process. The judges will select three winners from each round to move on to the finals. The top finalist will compete for the grand prize. There will be second and third place winners who will also be awarded prizes.

Sponsor and vendor opportunities-

If you are interested in becoming a Nightmare on Normal Street, sponsor or vendor please contact Benjamin Nicholls at [email protected] at The Hillcrest Business Association or call the office at (619) 299 3330

Volunteer Opportunities-  

If you or someone you know are interested in volunteering for this year’s Nightmare on Normal St please contact Benjamin Nicholls at [email protected] at The Hillcrest Business Association or call the office at (619) 299 3330
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This event is a +21 and over. All guests must present a valid photo id. 

Mailing Address

HBA 3737 5th Ave Suite 202 San Diego CA 92103