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Events on October 13th, 2017

A listing of awesome activities for kids, teens and families throughout Southern California. If you would like to submit an event for possible inclusion, email your information here. Want these events delivered to your inbox every week, for free? Sign up for the Buzzz!

Pumpkinpalooza at ZOOMARS

October 1-31: Pick pumpkins at Spookley’s Pumpkin Patch! Pet Zoomar’s collection of animals, ride ponies, hop on the mini train, pan for gemstones and more!

Spooky Science at Discovery Cube Orange County

Weekends, September 30 – October 31: Spend your Halloween at Discovery Cube Orange County with pumpkins, slime, and costume parades!

Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum

September 17 – November 26: Hundreds of spiders are on view in the pavilion, along with scorpions and tarantulas in terrariums just outside.

Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Park Railroad

September 16 – October 31: Pick the perfect pumpkin, ride the train or the ponies, jump around on haystacks or bounce house, wander through the hay maze or the haunted house, get your face painted, pan for gold or just play games and make crafts

Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo

October 7-31: The Los Angeles Zoo offers families and Halloween lovers a range of seasonal activities and learning opportunities at Boo at the L.A. Zoo.

Kids’ Free Month at San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park

October 1-31: Throughout the month of October, children 11 years old and younger receive free admission.

Free Shark Lagoon Nights at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Fridays, September 8 – December 29: Get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators during free Shark Lagoon Nights.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Fridays – Sundays, September 16 – October 31: Halloween-themed “Fright Fest” runs with low-scare areas for younger kids.

Dolby Theatre Guided Tours

Daily: See an Oscar statuette, visit the Dolby Lounge and other celebrity hot-spots, and see images from previous Academy Awards ceremonies.

Apple Season in Oak Glen

Through November 26: Working apple orchards in Oak Glen, a mountain town halfway between Riverside and Palm Springs, open their doors to the public. Some offer U-pick apples.

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

Through October 31: Pick your own pumpkin right off the vine, take a wagon ride ($5) around the 30-acre farm, and visit the corn maze and petting zoo ($3).

Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park

September 21 – October 31: Scary Farm (13+) features 13 haunted attractions, live shows, multiple scare zones, and over a thousand costumed monsters roaming the park.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Kids’ Activities at the Downtown Fullerton Market

Thursdays, April 6 – November 7: The Fullerton Market is the place to come and enjoy fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, handcrafted artisan products, live music and entertainment, plus crafts and activities at the Kids’ Korner and food vendors.

Harvest Festival and Corn Maze in Mission Hills

September 30 – October 31: Corn maze covers four acres of twists and turns, this year theme is “Super Farmer” with a heroic theme.

Date Night by Frogg’s Bounce House

Fridays: Every Friday night is Date Night with Frogg’s Bounce House. Drop the kids off and enjoy a night out!

Night of the Living Dead in Fullerton

October 6-29: A group of panicked survivors are barricaded in a deserted farmhouse while a horde of flesh-eating zombies hovers outside their door.

Oktoberfest in Anaheim

Weekends, September 22 – October 29: Gather friends and family to celebrate Oktoberfest with German food, dancing, kids’ activites and crafts.

Peltzer Farms Pumpkin Farm in Temecula

September 24-October 31: The farm features all fall activities including pumpkins, digging in the Peltzer Mine, pig races, train rides, pony rides and a petting farm.

Big Horse Feed and Mercantile Corn Maze

September 30 – October 30: Bring family and friends for old fashioned farm fun! Try your luck at the corn maze. Enjoy the pumpkin patch and maze daily; on weekends, enjoy more activities!

Academic Chess Friday Knights

Fridays: This fun tournament is open to all K-6th graders and includes three hours of chess, pizza and juice, plus trophies for the top four players in each age group!

Fall Harvest at Underwood Farms in Moorpark

September 30 – October 31: Weekend admission includes a tractor-drawn wagon ride, corn maze and hay pyramids, Animal Center with Fun Hill, Craig’s Chicken Show, Kid’s Corral and play area, plus live bands, an animal show, pig races and photo ops in the pumpkin patch.

Hocus Pocus at El Capitan Theater

October 6-15: You’re in for a devil of a time when three outlandishly wild witches return from 17th-century Salem after they’re accidentally conjured up by some unsuspecting pranksters.

Rides on the Great Park Balloon and Carousel in Irvine

Thursday – Sunday: The Great Park’s tethered, 118-foot-high, helium-filled balloon allows passengers to soar 400 feet in the air for a birds eye view. The carousel reaches a speed of 4.5 mph.

Los Angeles Korean Festival

October 12-15: Bring family and friends to celebrate Korean culture with Traditional Korean Fashion Show, Kids’ Talent Show, music, K-Pop Singing and Dance Contest, B-Boy Competition and more.

The Great Pumpkin Hunt South Coast Botanic Gardens

October 1 – November 30: Take a walk through the Garden and be on the lookout for ten festive fall stations. Each station will be decorated and have a pumpkin sign with questions about the Garden.

Kids Only Pizza and Night Hike in Irvine

October 13, November 3, and December 8: Kids (5-10) can explore the trail with flashlights and friends. Enjoy a pizza dinner, popcorn, make-your-own dessert and a movie.

ArtNight Pasadena

October 13: Enjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors.

Family Nature HIke at Crystal Cove

October 13, 15, 27, and 29: Join a park naturalist on a family nature hike to learn about the plants and animals living in the park.

Boone Children’s Gallery Storytimes at LACMA

Monday and Friday: Join Los Angeles Museum of Art in The Boone Children’s Gallery, located in the Hammer Building.

Haunt at Heritage HIll in Lake Forest

October 13-14: Dare to be a part of the 10th annual Haunt at Heritage Hill, with a double dose of fright! The park will once again transform into a Haunted Adventure.

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Culver City

October 6-30: Started in 1986 by an Oregon Family, families enjoy a petting zoo, bounce house, pony rides, face painting, super slide, straw maze, pumpkin decorating, the new Capt. Billy Bones’ Jump & Fly, and a giant rocking horse (great photo op!).

Long Beach Shakespeare Radio Series

October 13-15: Travel through space and time with this sci-fi classic to discover a mysterious distant planet inhabited by a father and daughter, the lone survivors of a long-lost human colony.

Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles

Friday – Sunday: Visit a large-scale permanent craft marketplace in classic World War II-era waterside warehouses, plus creation stations, printmaking workshops, daily demonstrations, live music, special events and food trucks.

Teen Club in Garden Grove

Fridays: Binge-watch anime during Teen Anime Club every first and third Friday, and see popular and not-so-popular films during Teen Flicks every second and fourth Friday (ages 13+).

Haunted Boot Hill in Irvine

October 13-14, 20-22, and 27-29: Boot Hill rises from the fog for it’s 17th year as Orange County’s most elaborate yard display.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

September 29 – October 31: Creatures of apocalyptic proportions are waiting in Los Angeles Haunted Hayrid, an Iconic Hollywood tradition that remains unparalleled and unmatched.

Chucktober at Chuck E. Cheese’s

October 1-31: Wear your Halloween costume to any Chuck E. Cheese’s location during the month of October and receive 50 free tickets!

Things That Go Bump in the Night in Claremont

October 13-14: Things that Go Bump in the Night is a fun evening family event to observe and learn about plants and animals that are most active at night.

Sugar Plum Arts and Crafts Festival in Costa Mesa

October 12-14 and November 9-11: Sugar Plum welcomes the holiday season with gifts to warm the heart and accessories that make a home.

Enchanted Country Pumpkins in Brea

October 1-31: Families enjoy pumpkin hunting, petting zoo, bounce house, slide and obstacle course.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Orange County library system.

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

Daily: A monthly calendar of family-friendly hikes, walks, tours and more at parks in the Orange County Parks system.

Minecraft Night for Kids, Date Night for Parents in Irvine

Friday and Saturday: Parents drop off the kids and enjoy a night out on their own. Three hours of awesome games on the custom server and game maps with favorite BrainStorm instructors.

Free Shark Lagoon Nights at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Fridays, September 8 – December 29: Get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators at the Aquarium of the Pacific during its free Shark Lagoon Nights.

Parents Night Out at BounceU Orange

Every other Friday: Parents’ drop off the kids (4+) for a night of activities, games, pizza, snacks, drinks, a movie and whole lot of bouncing fun.

Big Air Cosmic Nights

Friday and Saturday: The lights go down, the music’s pumped up, and out come the lasers and glow lights. The full park is open to jump, climb, dance, and dodge after dark.

Movies in the Park in La Habra

Select Fridays: Bring your lawn chairs, grandma’s potato salad, and blankets, and enjoy movies out on the grass.

Help Feed the Sea Stars at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Tuesday and Friday: Families help staff members feed the sea stars in the touch tanks.

Kids’ Night Out in Buena Park

September 1, 15, October 13, 27, November 17, January 12, and 26: Kids (4-10) enjoy a delicious dinner, plus games, crafts and movies, while parents enjoy a night out without the kiddos.

Hollywood Horror Nights at Universal Studios

September 15 – November 4: With the heritage of making horror films for over 80 years, Universal Studios Hollywood brings the most terrifying live Halloween event in Los Angeles for brave souls ages 13+.

Pa’s Pumpkin Patch in Long Beach

September 29 – October 31: A fun place for the enire family, you’ll find a large variety of pumpkins to choose from, plus haystacks, corn stalks and gourds. Enjoy the snack bar, pony ride, petting zoo, games and rides, all in a country fair atmosphere.

Johnson Brothers Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

October 1-31: Find thousands of pumpkins to choose from, in all shapes and sizes, plus fun activities for the kids, slides, bouncers, kiddie rides and farm animals!

The Pumpkin Factory

October 1-31: Pick just the right pumpkin and enjoy fantastic rides, slides, ponies, petting zoos, games, food and more!

Pumpkin City in Orange County

September 30 – October 31: Pick out a pumpkin and enjoy rides, activities and game booths, a petting zoo, pony rides, puppet shows and photo opps.

Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary in Long Beach

September 28 – November 1: Recommended for older teens and adults. Live your nightmares aboard the haunted Queen Mary and join their cast of ghouls, spirits, and the undead for an unforgettable, frighteningly authentic haunted experience.

Nominate Your Favorite for the Toy Hall of Fame

October 1-31: Is your favorite toy or game missing from the National Toy Hall of Fame? Nominate it now!

Fashionable Fridays at Fashion Camp

Fridays: Kids (7+) join Fashion Camp every Friday for a fun sewing workshop.

Kids’ Sewing Class in Long Beach

Second Friday: Want to learn how to use a sewing machine? Make fun projects once a month? Then this is the class for you!

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

In-N-Out Cover to Cover Program at Signal Hill Library

October 2 – November 10: Kids (4-12) sign up at the Signal Hill Library and read five books to receive a certificate for a free hamburger from In-N-Out Burger.

Motel Six Feet Under Haunted Maze in Anaheim

October 6-31: Located across the freeway from Disneyland in Anaheim’s Business Expo Center, this haunted attraction is an actual maze.

The Scream Zone at Del Mar Scaregrounds

September 29 – October 31: Daring kids (10+) can tour the Scream Zone’s House of Horrors, Karnevil and Haunted Hayride while parents hang out in the free lounge.

Early Bird Registration for PICK6 Youth Flag Football’s Spring Season

October 1 – November 15: Registration begins Sunday, October 1 for PICK6 Youth Flag Football’s spring season. Are you looking for a flag football league that offers excellent character building and fundamental flag-football training? Teach your child to use their brain and not just their brawn to strategically excel in football!

Toddler Time at Sky Zone in Westminster

Daily: Parents and toddlers join Sky Zone for a fun time just for them. Get access to the toddler court and foam pit!

Glow Nights at Sky Zone in Westminster

Fridays and Saturdays: All ages Glow Night Includes front of the line admission to all activities, unlimited admission to the Game Zone that includes over 20 digital games, GLOW Dunk contests and GLOW Bull Riding Contests!

Celebrate Halloween with Vampirates at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure

October 3-31: Celebrate Halloween with Pirate’s Dinner Adventure’s Vampirates. Saturday and Sunday shows features a costume contest for ghouls and goblins of all ages, a four-course feast, and a two-hour chilling show.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Most days: Studio tours include a two-hour guided portion and self guided visit to Stage 48: Script-to-Screen (approximately three hours). Explore iconic backlots, The Archive and The Picture Car Vault.

Dorrance Dance Honors Tap Dance at The Wallis

October 12-14: Dorrance Dance honors tap dance’s unique and powerful history in a new and dynamic context by upholding its tradition while simultaneously pushing it rhythmically, technically and conceptually.

Los Angeles Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Los Angeles library system.

The Return of the Ultimate Recycling Machine at Pretend City

October 1-31: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure! Come out to Pretend City as you can engineer your own recycling machines!

Kids Club at Pacific Marine Mammal Center

October – May: Kid’s Club is a monthly after school program designed for children ages 8-13 that engages them in marine science through interactive lectures, games, experiments and arts and crafts.

Titanic in Photographs: The Exhibition at The Queen Mary

Through July 2018: Take a journey back in time, through the eyes of passengers who were on the Titanic.

The Sky Is Not the Limit: Lessons From a Year in Space

October 13: NASA astronaut Scott Kelly shares candid takes on his out-of-this-world experience and shares personal stories of perseverance, life lessons on leadership and teamwork, and the path that led him to secure his place in history.

Family Fright Fest Movie Night in Norwalk

October 13: Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a fun-filled spooky night! Watch the all-time Halloween favorite, The Addams Family, on the big screen.

Young Frankenstein in Redondo Beach

October 6-15: The hit cult-film-turned-musical tells the story of a serious young doctor who is desperately trying to escape the mad scientist legacy of his family name.

Pumpkin Patch at Tom’s Farms

October 1-31: Take a stroll through the pumpkin patch and pick the best. Enjoy family friendly activities and concessions for purchase.

Wonder of Dinosaurs in Redondo Beach

Daily: Educational robotic and static dinosaur displays, plus dino-themed activities including inflatable obstacles, Ride-a-T-Rex, fossil panning, maze, and more!

OC Japan Fair in Costa Mesa

October 13-15: OC Japan Fair brings you an unforgettable cultural experience over three days, featuring authentic cuisine, notable performances and unique items.

Fright Weekend at Orchard Supply Hardware

October 13-15: Halloween is creeping up. Get ready with eerie events and daring demos at your neighborhood Orchard Supply Hardware store.