Events on October 7th, 2018

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!

Spooky Science at Discovery Cube OC & LA

October 6-31: Calling all ghouls and goblins! Spend this Halloween season dressed up and ready to explore at Discovery Cube’s Spooky Science exhibit!

Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum

September 16 – November 25: Have a one-of-a-kind experience in the only Spider Pavilion in the U.S. Get a glimpse of the private lives of spiders in the open-air pavilion that is designed as a safe space to get up close to these amazing arachnids.

Tustin Tiller Days

October 5-7: Tustin Tiller Days is an annual three-day celebration featuring carnival rides, a parade, entertainment, culinary delights, sports zone, and much more.

Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Park Railroad

September 15 – October 31: Pick the perfect pumpkin, go on a train or hay ride, race on tractors, play a carnival game, decorate cookies, or the ponies, jump around in a bounce house, wander through the hay maze or the haunted house, get your face painted, pan for gold, and more.

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular

September 22 – October 28: Enjoy silly spooky shows, delightful Halloween dance parties and trick-or-treating in a safe, family-friendly environment.

Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo

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

Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Fridays – Sundays, September 15 – October 28: Halloween-themed “Fright Fest” runs with low-scare areas for younger kids.

Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival

October 6-7: Head down to the 25th Annual Pumpkin Festival, where you can choose from thousands of pumpkins right out of the patch.

Apple Season in Oak Glen

Through late November: 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

September 22 – October 31: Pick your own pumpkin right off the vine, take a wagon ride around the 30-acre farm, and visit the corn maze and petting zoo.

Pumpkinpalooza at ZOOMARS

September 15 – October 31: Pick pumpkins, pet Zoomar’s collection of animals, ride ponies, pan for gemstones and more.

Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park

September 20 – October 31: Scary Farm (13+) features 14 haunted attractions and over a thousand costumed monsters roaming the park.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Oktoberfest, Kinderfest and Dachshund Races in Huntington Beach

Sundays, September 9 – October 28: An annual event that lets families enjoy Oktoberfest, featuring wiener dog (dachshunds) races, plus carnival games, live German music, bouncy houses street vendors, performers and family fun.

Night of the Living Dead in Fullerton

October 5-28: A group of panicked survivors are barricaded in a deserted farmhouse while a horde of flesh-eating zombies hovers outside their door.

Orange County Auto Show in Anaheim

October 4-7: Gather the kids to see over 600 of the hottest new cars and trucks all in one place, including new hybrids, electric cars and concept cars, plus a kids test track, racing simulators, scavenger hunt and food trucks.

Oktoberfest in Anaheim

Weekends, September 21 – October 28: Gather friends and family to celebrate Oktoberfest with German food, dancing, kids’ activites and crafts.

Peltzer Farms Pumpkin Farm in Temecula

September 23-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 29 – October 28: Bring family and friends for old fashioned farm fun! Try your luck at SoCal’s largest corn maze. Enjoy the pumpkin patch and maze daily; on weekends, enjoy more activities!

Fall Harvest at Underwood Farms in Moorpark

September 29 – October 31: The 21st annual Fall Harvest Festival is chock full of family fun!Pick your own fruits and vegetables, ride around the farm in a wagon pulled by massive draft horses, see live performances and farm animals, and venture into a corn stalk maze!

Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show in Ontario

October 5-7: The show features exhibitors, live entertainment, strolling performers, a kids zone with interactive activities and specialty foods.

Surfin’ Sundays Concert in Huntington Beach

Select Sundays, June 13 – October 7: The Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum hosts an afternoon of free music featuring different surf bands back-to-back.

Los Angeles Korean Festival

October 4-7: Bring family and friends to celebrate Korean culture with music, talented acts, K-Pop Singing, food, shopping, and more.

Weiner Dog Races at Old World

April 8 – December 9: Monthly, watch short-legged but swift Dachshunds race, like nothing you’ve seen before!

Ticket to the Twenties at the Homestead

October 6-7: Celebrate the Roaring Twenties as you enjoy music, dancing, historic house tours, and more! 1920s dress is encouraged.

The Great Pumpkin Hunt South Coast Botanic Gardens

September 16 – November 30: Can you locate the bird houses inhabited by parrots, owls, blue birds and hawks to collect their clues and find the missing pumpkin patch?

Bank of America Patrons Receive Free Admission to Museums

October 6-7: Bank of America is helping its customers become “cultured” through their program “Museums on Us,” giving bank cardholders free admission to cultural venues in Southern California. P

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

September 8-November 3: Celebrating 48 years of family fun, this annual weekend festival features authentic German entertainment, contests and children’s activities, including interactive performances, game booths, bounce house and face painting.

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Culver City

October 5-30: Families enjoy a petting zoo, bounce house, pony rides, face painting, super slide, straw maze, pumpkin decorating, Capt. Billy Bones’ Jump & Fly, and a giant rocking horse (great photo op!).

Battle Reenactment at Dominguez Rancho Adobe in Compton

October 6-7: Join Dominguez Rancho Adobe and celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Dominguez Hills.

School House Rock Live in Rancho Cucamonga

October 6-27: What’s old is new again, as the pop culture phenomenon based on the 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series comes to life on stage!

Family Fundays in Topanga Canyon

June 3 – October 21: Weekends mean fun for families at this magical outdoor amphitheater-in-the-woods, with Creative PlayGround presenting a different interactive performance each week.

Community Day at Back Bay Science

Sundays: Tour the facility, including the loop trail and marine life.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

September 29 – October 31: Recommended for ages 12+. Horrifying creatures lurk in Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, an Iconic Hollywood tradition that remains unparalleled and unmatched.

Armenian Food Fest in Costa Mesa

October 6-7: Celebrate Armenian culture with delicious Armenian food and homemade pastries, live music and traditional dancing, boutique shopping, raffles and kids’ games.

Annual San Clemente Seafest

October 7: Head to San Clemente Pier for chowder cook-offs, surf contests, U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue demos, a kids’ area and arts and crafts.

Wiener Dog Races at Old World

Weekly through October 28: Come witness these short legged but swift wieners racing to the finish line at the most adorable competition right in Old World Huntington Beach.

Pacific Paddle Games at Doheny State Beach

October 6-7: Enjoy an international competition of Stand Up Paddlers, along with vendors, opportunities to try out SUP boards and equipment, music and food.

Zombie Hunter Paintball Train in Fillmore

Select Days, September 29 – October 28:: Take a train ride through the battle grounds of the Zombie Apocalypse! You will be armed with a paintball gun loaded with Zombie flesh-eating toxic paintballs.

Alpine Village Oktoberfest Family Sundays

September 9 – October 21: The Alpine Village Oktoberfest is about bringing families and friends together in celebration, and Sundays have always been family focused.

Farm Country Weekend at Underwood Farm

October 6-7: Get ready for some country! Local Ventura County bands will perform throughout the weekend.

Absolutely Halloween in Santa Monica

October 6-28: This heartwarming musical tale of the aptly named “Candy.”

Hollywood Horror Nights at Universal Studios

September 14 – November 3: The movie studio that invented the horror genre brings to life all-new immersive worlds of living, breathing icons from the most twisted imaginations in film and television.

Pa’s Pumpkin Patch in Long Beach

September 28 – 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, and enjoy fun activities for the kids, including slides, bouncers and kiddie rides.

The Pumpkin Factory

September 22 – October 31: Come experience the wonder of four pumpkin patches with their 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 27 – November 2: Recommended for ages 12+. The Queen Mary promises the most intense season of SoCal’s most authentic haunted attraction, Dark Harbor.

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!

Halloween Boutique Opening at Roger’s Gardens

August 31 – October 21: Surround yourself in a world of magic this Hallowen season at Roger’s Gardens.

Fancy Nancy the Musical in Anaheim

October 5-28: Fancy Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.”

Autumn Sea Fair and Sustainable Seafood Expo in San Pedro

October 7: Learn more about sustainability with fun-in-the-sun games and hometown spirit! It’s a day filled with music, games, contests, exhibits, demonstrations, arts and crafts, and fun!

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.

Pirates of Penzance in Irvine

September 14 – October 14: Don’t miss out on witnessing his super fun show featuring the best gang of pirates ever to set sail on the stage!

Ghost Gathering in Santa Ana

October 7: Join the Heritage Museum for a spooky ghost gathering featuring ghost tours, live and dead music, live nocturnal animals, food, blacksmith, and more.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance at The Attic Community Theater

October 20-29: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a classic tale of love, hope, and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society.

Coco at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood

September 27-30 and October 6-7: In Disney/Pixar’s COCO, a vibrant tale of family, fun and adventure, aspiring young musician Miguel embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors.

A Faery Hunt Adventure in Brentwood

September 9, October 7, November 4 and December 2: Join the faery folk on this magical musical adventure. On this magical adventure you’ll meet faeries and funny creatures; maybe even Faery Royalty.

KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the California Science Center

March 24 – January 6, 2019: A new chapter of ancient Egyptian history will be unearthed to the world with the debut of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, an exclusive exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of his tomb.

Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

October 6-7: Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band is on the pulse of all things kids’ music and brings smart, crafty lyrics with irresistibly fresh pop beats.

OC International Auto Show in Anaheim

October 4-7: The OC International Auto Show returns with more than 600 new cars. There is fun especially for the little ones, from kid test drives to a scavenger hunt.

Concert at Marina Park in Newport Beach

October 7: Enjoy a live performance from local favorite band Tijuana Dogs. Bring a beach chair and blanket and enjoy the beautiful bay view during an afternoon of fun, rock R&B, and pop sounds.

Knott’s Spooky Farm

September 29-October 28 and October 31: Families with younger kids (3-11): can join in on the ghoulish fun by participating in safe, interactive adventures throughout the park with shows, activities and of course,trick or treating.

Healthy Kids Running Series Fall Program in Laguna Niguel

September 30 – October 28: The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five-week running program for kids (2-14). All participants receive a medal and gift bag for their achievements!

La Fiesta at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in La Habra

October 7: Celebrate the 63rd annual parish, school and community family gathering with games, food, rides, entertainment, and an all new Fiesta Village.

Reflections of the Face of Lincoln in Redlands

Through December 29: Audiences of all ages can delight in a little theme park-style magic at the Shrine with Reflections of the Face of Lincoln, an immersive presentation featuring special effects, multi-media elements, and spectacular animatronics in a moving portrait of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era.

World Animal Day at Zimmer Childrens Museum

October 7- Preen your feathers, sharpen your claws, and roll in another layer of mud, it’s World Animal day! This event highlights all kinds of amazing animals from around the world.

Hallowe’en Spooktacular at Bob Baker Marionette Theater

September 22 – November 4: A delightful, family-friendly, hour long musical revue, set to haunting and jazzy holiday-themed tunes celebrating nearly every decade. Simply spooktacular! Costumes are encouraged.