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Events on October 28th, 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!

Sea Scare 2017 in San Pedro

October 28: San Pedro’s best family Halloween party is back and washing ashore with even more thrills and chills than before. With all-new apparitional activities, creepy crafts, dreadful demonstrations and eerie entertainment.

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!

Jack O’Lantern Jamboree at Atlantis Park

October 28: Costume parade, spooky train, carnival games, crafts, bounce house and goodies!

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

Historical Cemetery Tour in Long Beach

October 28: The Long Beach Historical Society hosts this tour of the Municipal/Sunnyside Cemetaries, with characters at various graves telling the histories of their occupants.

Signal Hill Halloween Carnival and Harvest Festival

October 28: This annual event makes for a perfect family activity and includes plenty of activities such as games, contests, and carnival areas for children.

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

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular

Weekends, September 23 – October 29: Enjoy silly spooky shows, fun-fishy activities and photo opportunities with wacky characters.

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.

PumpkinLiners in Fillmore

Weekends, October 7-29: Witches, ghouls and goblins come out to haunt at the Fillmore & Western Railway’s Ichabog pumpkin patch.

Weekend Scenic Train Excursions in Fillmore

Saturdays: Take a four-hour, round-trip train ride through the citrus and avocado groves of the Heritage Valley on board vintage 1930’s passenger and dining cars.

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.

Brick or Treat at Legoland

September 30 and October 7, 14, 21, and 28: Brick-or-Treat Party Nights at Legoland California Resort is back with more Halloween excitement.

Dig It! Archaeology Adventures at the Skirball

Weekends: In a hands-on, simulated dig, kids experience the ancient Near East, learning methods for excavating a site and the importance of preserving archaeological artifacts.

Free Archery Instruction at El Dorado Park

Saturdays: Get pointers to improve skills, and consistent shooting technique. Equipment provided. Saturday classes include, advanced, 9 a.m. and beginner 10:30 a.m. Safety class required.

Halloween Carnival at Los Alamitos Race Course

October 28: Carnival games, jockey autographs, goody bags, surprises and costume contest for every age category (visit their website for contest schedule).

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).

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!

Halloween Spooktacular at American Girl in Los Angeles

October 29 and 31: Calling all ghouls (3+) and their mummies: you’re invited to celebrate Halloween at American Girl.

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.

The Nightmare Before Christmas 4D in Hollywood

October 20-31: The beloved stop-motion animated film tells the story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who stumbles across neighboring Christmas Town and sets out to fill Santa’s big shoes. Watch in spine-tingling 4-D.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Halloween Zoo-tacular! at OC Zoo

October 28: Join the OC Zoo for Halloween fun. Activities include trick-or-treating, kids crafts, a scavenger hunt, and fun games. See the zoo animals receive treat-filled pumpkins throughout the day.

Family Films in Costa Mesa

Thursdays: Come to the library to watch and discuss a family-friendly film every week.

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.

Pan For Gold Make an Adobe Brick and Arrowhead Necklaces at the Mission

Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.

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!

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.

Lakeshore Learning’s Free Saturday Workshops

October 28: Kids (3+) make a Silly Spider Puppet.

Los Angeles Comic Con

October 27-29: With guest of honor, Stan Lee, the festival will be a treat for all comic, anime, gaming, scifi, fantasy and horor geeks.

Dia De Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

October 28: Dia de Los Muertos attire strongly encouraged Come dressed in your finest Calaca apparel. Enjoy music and dance performances, fine Mexican cuisine, arts and crafts, skeleton costume contests and a children’s art project area.

Spooky Science Night and International Observe the Moon Night in Downey

October 28: The annual Spooky Science Night is back at the CMSC, and in conjuntion with International Observe the Moon Night. Come dressed in your Halloween best to this frightful event the whole family can enjoy.

Fall Festival Days at Golf N’ Stuff in Norwalk

October 7, 14, 21, and 28: Kids (14 and under) will enjoy free face painting, free balloon art, and a visit from King Putt!

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.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

Kids Skate at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays: Kids can skate to kid’s music, and play games. Recommended for kids 10 years and under, with a parent.

Drop in and Draw Saturdays in Costa Mesa

Saturdays: Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is a great place for kids to express themselves creatively. Good for children of all ages (must be accompanied by an adult).

Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest in Huntington Beach

October 28: Dress up in in your costumes and make a jack-o-lanterns come to life. Contest will be held inside the gymnasium.

All About Pumpkins at Underwood Farm

October 28-29: Head down to Underwood Family Farms for pumpkin demonstrations and displays of pumpkins, squash and gourds, plus new and different ways to decorate them!

Spooky Garden Creatures at the Arboretum

October 28: Start your Halloween celebration at the Arboretum. Halloween activities for kids (10 and under) include pumpkin decorating, creepy science projects, fall book readings and walks, and other autumn crafts.

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.

Halloween and Mourning Tours at Heritage Square

October 28-29: Learn all about death and mourning etiquette during the Victorian era, the movement of Spiritualism, and how other cultures celebrate and remember their loved ones.

Trunk or Treat in Los Alamitos

October 28: The Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department presents the annual Trunk-or-Treat featuring trunk-or-treating, treasure hunts, games, costume contests, and more!

Haunted Trail of Laguna Niguel

October 26-28: Up on the hill behind the Laguna Niguel City Hall, sits the old abandoned courthouse.

Boo at the Santa Ana Zoo

October 21-22 and 28-29: Boo at the Zoo is one of the safest places for young children to trick-or-treat for Halloween taking home goodies from 10 toys/treats stations.

Bike Saturdays in Long Beach

Saturdays: Ride your bike to participating local shops and eateries in Long Beach on Saturdays to receive a special discount or offer.

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

Weekends: The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a two-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay.

Old Fire Station 27 Tour Day in Hollywood

Saturdays: Old Fire Station 27 is a completely restored facility, and represents what the station was like when it was in operation.

Old Fire Station 36 Tour in San Pedro

Saturdays: Old Station 36 includes remarkable LAFD apparatus, artifacts from the San Pedro area and some of the most famous fires in this part of the city, and much more.

Free Nature Tour at the Fullerton Arboretum

Second and Fourth Saturday: Meet a nature guide at the Nature Center for a wonderful free tour through the garden.

Family Fun Pancake Breakfast at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine

October 28: Join a bird walk before or after breakfast, browse the book sale and check out the education booths with crafts and activities for all ages.

Hometown Halloween in Mission Viejo

October 28: Celebrate this fall holiday in style with themed carnival game booths, costume parade, crafts, music and more.

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

September 9-October 28: Celebrating 47 years of family fun, this annual weekend festival features authentic German entertainment, food contests and children’s activities, including a petting zoo, game booths, bounce house and face painting.

Day of the Dead at Grand Park LA

October 28-31: For the fifth year in a row, Grand Park partners with Self-Help Graphics & Art.

Halloween and Dia de los Muertos Fishy Fest at Santa Monica Pier

October 28-29: Get ready to celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos with special arts and crafts projects for families and the plastic bag maze (make your way through and come out a winner, ready to say no to single use plastic bags), plus a marine artifacts graveyard.

Halloween Fair at Golf N’ Stuff in Norwalk

October 28: Kids can pick up free: candy bags (while supplies last), enjoy face painting and balloon art, and take part in costume and carved pumpkin contests.

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!).

Haunted History V at Los Encinos State Historical Park

October 28: Join BYOP (bring your own pumpkin) pumpkin carving, tours, games, Unliving History, costumes, classic spooky movie cartoons/shorts and more!

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.

Technology Saturdays at Sam Ash Music Stores

Saturday: Join a free class every Saturday morning.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Long Beach

Fourth Saturday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 11 a.m. Free.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Long Beach

Fourth Saturday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 11 a.m. Free.

FIGat7th Kids Club in Los Angeles

Second and fourth Saturdays: Kids Club Art workshops are free and suitable for all children ages 3 and older.

Theatricum BOO-Tanicum in Topanga

October 28: The unique outdoor theater garden Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga Canyon transforms into the haunted BOO-tanicum, with a frightening maze and haunted house for all ages.

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!

Mask Making in San Pedro

October 27-29: No costume? No problem! Come create a last minute costume in the creation station!

Enchanted Country Pumpkins in Brea

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

Dia de los Muertos at Olvera Street

October 25-November 2: Watch a nightly procession of “Living Muertos,” with champurrado and sweet bread and a viewing of community altars in the plaza afterward!

Free Historical Walking Tour at Santa Monica Pier

Saturday and Sunday: Join an hour-long tour that features fascinating stories about how the pier has changed over 100 years, the apartments over the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies and more!

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.

Saturday Science at Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey

Every Saturday: Join the CMSC every week for Saturday Science! The CMSC offers fun and educational science activities and demonstrations

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.

Family Sailing and BBQ in Newport Beach

September 16 and 30, October 14 and 28, November 11, December 9: Families (6+) enjoy learning the basics of sailing or refresh their skills on a Harbor 20 keelboat with the instructor aboard.

Spectators Invited to FIRST LEGO League Practice Tournament

October 28: FIRST LEGO League Practice Tournament. Shared Science is hosting 2016 FLL Robotics teams at Long Beach City College. Onlookers welcome.

Zombie Hunter Paintball Train in Fillmore

October 7-29: Passengers (10+) can shoot at moving and stationary targets and costumed characters from the train using paintballs on the one-and-a-half hour ride.

Pumpkin Train in Perris

October 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29: The Peanuts’ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express Trains depart for an adventure to the Most Sincere Pumpkin Patch where passengers are greeted by Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy.

Absolutely Halloween in Santa Monica

October 1-29: This heartwarming musical tale of the aptly named “Candy.”

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.

Day of the Dead in Old Pasadena

October 27-29: Head to Old Pasadena for its first ever Day of the Dead Fiesta, including self-guided tours of altars hosted by participating businesses, free calavera face painting, fun, hands-on craft activities sponsored by the Armory Center for the Arts and Color Me Mine Pasadena, Day of the Dead merchandise and more.

Boo in the Zoo at the Teaching Zoo in Moorpark

October 28-29: Each child in costume receives a Zoo Bingo card upon entry. When all squares are filled they head to the kids fun zone and receive a bag o’ treats! Plus, animal shows, costume contest, a parade at 3 p.m., face painting, games, and not-so-spooky decorations throughout the zoo.

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!

Try Out Long Beach Jr Roller Derby

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays: Kids (5-17) interested in roller derby can join Long Beach Jr Roller Derby for practice.

Saturday Morning Concert Series in Santa Monica

Saturdays: Books and Cookies invite local children’s musicians and music teachers to play a Kids Concert. Concert sets last about 30 minutes, and are lively, interactive, and fun.

Halloween Fun with Family and Friends in Stanton

October 28: Join the fun as the annual Halloween Fun with Family and Friends is conducted the Saturday prior to Halloween.

Saturday Mornings at Children’s Book World

Saturdays: Join in on family fun with storytellers, author readings, musical performers and more.

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.

The Return of the Ultimate Recycling Machine at Pretend City

October 16 – November 30: The Ultimate Recycling Machine is back at Pretend City Children’s Museum. This large scale hands-on experience geared towards school-aged children combines engineering, collaboration, and sustainability.

Halloween Costume Party at Placentia Library

October 28: Enjoy Halloween treats, games, crafts, and a costume contest for kids (12 and younger).

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.

Slightly Spooky Stories at Descanso Gardens

October 21-22 and 28-29: Descanso favorite Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns with an all new family-friendly production of stories that are funny, surprising and slightly spooky.

Long Beach Shakespeare Radio Series

October 27-29: LBSC’s anniversary presentation of Orson Welles’ classic radio show, with live sound effects and music performed by the cast.

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!

SoCal VegFest 2017 at Orange Coast College

October 28-29: Celebrate healthy eating and conscious living with a lineup of guest speakers, musical entertainment, cooking demos, a cruelty-free marketplace, food vendors and a Kids’ Village with fun and engaging activities.

Pumpkin Dance Party in Mission Viejo

October 28: Costumed kids (12 and under) can trick-or-treat through the Kaleidoscope center, and enjoy dancing, free face painting, games and picking and painting a pumpkin.

Halloween Kids Club in Mission Viejo

October 28: Put on your Halloween costume and come party with The Shops at Mission Viejo.

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.

Alien Invasion Ghost Haunt at Calico Ghost Town

October 20-22 and 27-29: Head to Calico Ghost Town for trick-or-treating, costume contests, pumpkin carving, kids carnival tent, stage shows, haunted attractions and more.

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.

Walk with a Naturalist

Every Saturday: Take a hike with O’Neill Regional Park naturalists and learn about the animals and nature of Trabuco Canyon.

Walk with a Naturalist

Every Saturday: Take a hike with O’Neill Regional Park naturalists and learn about the animals and nature of Trabuco Canyon.

Feathers of Fire at The Wallis

Puppets, costumes, masks, scenography and digital animation, derived from the visual traditions of the region, come to life in a “live animation” on a cinema-size screen in Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic.

LA Fall Fair in South El Monte

October 27 – November 5: Join 50,000+ families for unlimited carnival rides, live music (on weekends), arts and crafts, a food court, and more.

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 Secret Life of Suitcases at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

October 28-29: Meet Larry: an office worker who’s got no time for fun. Everything in Larry’s life is in its place until a mysterious suitcase appears at his door one day, beckoning him on an adventure

Little Wizards Kid-Friendly RPG at The Guild House

Fourth Saturdays: Little Wizards is a light, fun role-playing game (RPG) where kids (5-12) create a character and go on exciting adventures, discover new things and learn about the magical world of Coinworld.

Design Your Own Saturday at Silverado Library

Saturdays: Join the Silverado Library on Saturdays this month for drop in crafts! Parent supervision is recommended.

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!

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.

Ella Enchanted The Musical at South Coast Rep

October 27 – November 12: Ella Enchanted is coming to Costa Mesa so gather around for a classic tale filled with magic and enchantment.

3-D Theatrical Presents Young Frankenstein in Cerritos

October 20-29: With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick named Igor, enjoy the hilarious story of a serious young doctor trying to escape the mad-scientist legacy of his family name.

Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade

October 28: The 94th annual Fall Festival returns to Center Street with the kiddie costume contest, carnival games, ferris wheel, pumpkin patch, live music, Halloween Parade and more.

Hocus Pocus Halloween Party in Irvine

October 28: Get ready for a thrilling time in the studio, celebrating Halloween with all your favorite witches, ghouls, and goblins.

West Side Story at Irvine Valley College

October 27 – November 5: West Side Story modernizes the Shakespeare classic, Romeo & Juliet, into 1950’s New York city where Tony and Maria find each other tied to rival gangs.

Halloween Spooktacular in Newport Beach

October 28: Join the city of Newport Beach for the 1st annual Halloween Spooktacular featuring a trunk or treat, two haunted mazes, games, pumpkin crafts, bounce houses, food trucks, costume prizes, and more.

Trunk or Treat at Grace First Presbyterian Church

October 28: Join Grace First for a bigger and better Trunk or Treat. There will be games, trunk decorating, contests, food, and more.

Nature Navigators at the Natural History Museum

Saturdays: Nature Navigators is aimed to help kids (10-12) discover the abundance of biodiversity that lives in Los Angeles.

Pennypickle’s Pumpkin and Apple Festival in Temecula

October 28-29: The Professor loves both pumpkins and apples, so he decided to include both at his first annual family-friendly fall festival.

Footloose The Musical at The Attic Community Theater

October 20-29: Get ready to kick off your Sunday shoes as the high-energy pop musical Footloose dances into the Attic.

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.

Roald Dahl’s The Witches in Rancho Cucamonga

October 14-29: This faithful adaptation of Dahl’s quirky, scary tale pits a young boy against child-hating witches who are holding a conference at an English seaside hotel.

Halloween Trainspookular Night Ride in Torrance

October 27-28: Join Southern California Live Steamers for the annual Halloween Trainspookular Night Ride.

Halloween Party at Storymakery in Irvine

October 28: Create eerie (or silly) tales about ghosts, witches, zombies, and monsters. Your child will work with Storymakery writers to make a character, customize the plot, and illustrate their own book they receive that day.

Grand Opening of Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

October 28: Join the grand opening of the Julianna and George Argyros Plaza and Center for Dance and Innovation at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

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!

The Hunchback of Notre Dame in Long Beach

October 14-29: The Long Beach Landmark Theatre Company will be transforming the First Congregational Church into the Cathedral of Notre Dame for the new musical production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame where we meet and follow the tale of Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer of the Cathedral of Notre Dame.

Trunk or Treat in Lakewood

October 28: Join the Lakewood YMCA for a Halloween Trunk or Treat including activities such as a costume parade, trunk design, spooky maze, face painting, crafts, games, dancing, and more.

Howl-oween Festival in Long Beach

October 28: Join the boo-tiful El Dorado Nature Center for a hare-raising good time as you trick-or-treat your way along the trails.