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Events on October 31st, 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!

Halloween Carnival in Cypress

October 31: Food, game booths, candy, family games, entertainment 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!

Surf City Nights in Huntington Beach

Tuesdays: This special street fair takes place along a closed-off section of Main Street and includes a farmer’s market, bounce house, street performers and more.

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.

Haunted Fullerton Walking Tours

September 27 – November 2: Reccomended for teens (and adults) ages 13 and up. While most people enjoy a good ghostly yarn, the real draw of the tours is that participants learn about Fullerton’s colorful history.

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.

Pottery Barn Book Club

Tuesdays: Kids of all ages are invited to join Pottery Barns story time. Become a member and receive a Book Club Passport at the first story time visit and a special gift after atending five story times.

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.

Duplo Family Play Day in Costa Mesa

Tuesdays: Children and their families are welcome to visit one of the Duplo tables in the library’s lobby.

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.

Curiosity Carts at San Juan Capistrano Mission

Tuesday and Thursday: Each educational cart offers learning for students and visitors interested in seeing items up close.

Halloween Extravaganza at Newport Beach Central Library

October 31: Calling all little ghouls and goblins for a fun-filled Halloween extravaganza.

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.

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.

Kids Eat Free at Ikea Costa Mesa

Tuesdays: Kids can eat free at Ikea every Tuesday. Choose between the four meals (value $2.49). What a deal! Plus, free baby food with any adult breakfast, lunch or dinner purchase any day.

Pumpkin Patch Halloween Program in Downey

October 31: Bring the family dressed in costume, even the family dog! Enjoy carnival games, prizes and costume contests, plus balloons and free cotton candy, popcorn, drinks and hot dogs! Bring a treat bag and your camera.

Trick-Or-Treat Through the City at Pretend City

October 31: On Halloween, join a special trick-or-treat extravaganza. Stop by the museum and take part in the Halloween Bug Bash as well as trick-or-treat at different stations through the city.

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.

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.

Halloweenfest at Neff Estate in La Mirada

October 31: Go dressed in your favorite Halloween costumes and participate in the costume contest. The festivities include a haunted maze, cartoon themed trick-or-treat area, games, crafts, and costume contests.

Free Scary Pancakes at IHOP

October 31: Participating IHOP restaurants are offering kids a safe place to spend Halloween this year by offering kids (12 and under), a free Scary Face Pancake.

$1.31 Scoops at Baskin Robbins

May 31, July 31, August 31, October and December 31: Celebrate Baskin Robbin 31 Flavors ice cream with a $1.31 a scoop (reg. $2.69).

$1.31 Scoops at Baskin Robbins

May 31, July 31, August 31, October and December 31: Celebrate Baskin Robbin 31 Flavors ice cream with a $1.31 a scoop (reg. $2.69).

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!

Halloween Wacky Workshop in Temecula

October 30-31: Join the workshop for the Professors wacky Halloween fun.

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!

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.

Big Air Toddler Time

Sunday – Thursday: A special time just for little ones to jump around at their own pace without older kids. In addition to opening the attractions, they provide extra balls and toys for the little kiddos.

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.

Big Air Special Needs Day

Tuesday and Wednesday: Join Big Air for one of their Special Needs Day! Guests will have a blast exploring trampolines and other attractions.

Myth and Lore of Wolves at the Fullerton Arboretum

October 31: Wolves are woven within the stories of many cultures across the globe. Learn of legendary lupines such as Fenrir, Asena, Sirius, and even creatures such as Skinwalkers and Werewolves.

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.

Trick or Treating at the Drum Barracks Museum in Wilmington

October 31: Walk through the rooms of the museum, and children in costume will receive candy.

Kids Halloween Festival in Downtown LA

October 31: Now in its ninth year, this annual Halloween party draws over 1,500 Downtown LA children and their parents to celebrate Halloween at Grand Hope Park.

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!

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.

Toddler Tuesday at Storymakery

Tuesdays: Join an interactive experience for toddlers with storytelling and singing.

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.

Halloween Happening at Westminster Mall

October 31: Families come in costume and kids trick-or-treat throughout the mall and win treats and prizes at the game booths.

Halloween Howl in Tustin

October 31: Kids go dressed up for a free afternoon of fun! Join a costume parade, win prizes, play carnival-style games, enjoy entertainment, and get plenty of Halloween treats and candy.

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!

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.

Harvestival A Halloween Alternative at Calvary Chapel of the Harbour

October 31: Enjoy a free barbecue, candy, live entertainment, game booths, bounce house, puppet show, face painting, crafts, costume and carved pumpkin contests with prizes!

Halloween Spookfest at the Long Beach Towne Center

October 31: Spend Halloween at Long Beach Towne Center and enjoy trick or treating, fun games and prizes, musical entertainment and more in The Promenade near Edwards Theater. All families are invited and encouraged to wear their spookiest costume.

Halloween Festival in Hawaiian Gardens

October 31: Head to the C. Robert Lee Activity Center in costume and you might win an award for scariest, funniest or most original!

Family Storytime in Lakewood

Tuesdays: Join the library for stories, fingerplays, flannel board, and fun at a special evening family storytime for younger children and their families.

Beginning Reader Book Club in Lakewood

Tuesdays: Join the club to read and talk about a book together, followed by a fun book-related activity!

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 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.

Halloween Carnivals in Lakewood

October 31: Special Halloween carnival activities are scheduled throughout Lakewood.

Cops N’ Goblins Halloween Spooktacular in Buena Park

October 31: Enjoy ghoulish characters and trick-or-treat tour through the decorated police department and city hall.

Halloween Festival in Norwalk

October 31: Don’t miss the annual Halloween Festival that brings the community together for a night of music, dancing and celebration at this costume-themed event.

Too Cute to Spook Celebration at Kidseum

October 31: Join Kidseum for a silly, spooky, and not scary Halloween fun filled day! Activities include goulish makeovers, paper halloween lanterns, ghostly dance jam, monster scavenger hunt, and more.

Trick or Treat at the Shops at Montebello

October 31: It’s Halloween Trick or Treat at The Shops at Montebello. Participating retailers will be identified by an orange pumpkin sign posted at the store entrance.

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!

Trick or Treat at Del Amo Fashion Center

October 31: Trick or Treat this Halloween at the Del Amo Fashion Center with your favorite participating retailers.