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!
October 13: Touch-a-Truck is an interactive hands-on experience where children can learn about their favorite trucks and vehicles, honk their horns, and interact with the drivers.
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.
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.
September 22 – October 28: Enjoy silly spooky shows, delightful Halloween dance parties and trick-or-treating in a safe, family-friendly environment.
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.
Weekends, October 13 – 28: Witches, ghouls and goblins come out to haunt at the Fillmore & Western Railway’s pumpkin patch.
Fridays – Sundays, September 15 – October 28: Halloween-themed “Fright Fest” runs with low-scare areas for younger kids.
September 29 and October 6, 13, 20, and 27: Brick-or-Treat Party Nights at Legoland California Resort is back with more Halloween excitement.
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.
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.
September 15 – October 31: Pick pumpkins, pet Zoomar’s collection of animals, ride ponies, pan for gemstones and more.
September 20 – October 31: Scary Farm (13+) features 14 haunted attractions and over a thousand costumed monsters roaming the park.
Daily: Movies at discounted prices.
October 13: Kids (7+) can get their hands dirty and create their own garden box planted with delicious veggies.
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.
Weekends, September 21 – October 28: Gather friends and family to celebrate Oktoberfest with German food, dancing, kids’ activites and crafts.
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.
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!
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!
October 11-21: Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this Halloween classic! 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.
October 6, 13, 20 and 27: Kids (14 and under) will enjoy free face painting, free balloon art, and a visit from King Putt!
October 13-14: See dozens of antique tractors up close, and don’t miss the tractor parades, animal show, pig races, live entertainment, harvester slide and photo ops.
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?
October 13-14: Come in costume and enjoy traditional family-friendly fall activities such as a pumpkin patch, treats, games, crafts, gourmet food trucks and more.
October 13: At the center of every circus rests a 42-foot ring of thrills, laughs, and excitement. Step right into Cirque Mechanics’ world of gears, canvas, pulleys, and sawdust as they explore the lore and history of the one-ring circus creating a modern and mechanical big top experience with strongmen, acrobats, aerialists and a galloping mechanical horse!
October 12-13: Dare to be a part of the 11th annual Haunt at Heritage Hill, with a double dose of fright! The park will once again transform into a Haunted Adventure.
Second and Fourth Saturday: Meet a nature guide at the Nature Center for a wonderful free tour through the garden.
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.
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!).
October 12-14: Listen to a live retelling of The Horla, based on a radio series of spine-tingling tales, and The Hitch-Hiker, showcasing radio’s penetrating powers of physiological persuarion.
October 13-14: A favorite event since 1934, the Fall Festival features a bounty of live music, a petting zoo, old-time artisans, pie-eating contests, and photo cut-outs.
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!
October 13: Descanso celebrates the art and culture of Japan with this annual family-friendly festival, with flower arranging (Ikebana) displays, Japanese garden tours, taiko drum performances, and crafting.
October 12-13, 19-21, and 26-28: Boot Hill rises from the fog for it’s 19th year as Orange County’s most elaborate yard display.
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.
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.
October 13: Join OC Parks at Prehistoric OC. This free, family-friendly event celebrates local archaeology, paleontology and science.
September 29 and October 13: Parks make life better by bringing families together, so please join the city of Mission Viejo for this free movies in the park series.
October 14-15: Come in costume and enjoy traditional family-friendly fall activities such as a pumpkin patch, treats, games, crafts, gourmet food trucks and much more.
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.
October 13-28: Take a ride to adventure at the Pumpkin Patch! Visit the petting zoo, enjoy performances, go on a hayride, jump on a trolley, explore the hay maze, experience the scavenger hunt, go trick or treating, and much more!
October 6-28: This heartwarming musical tale of the aptly named “Candy.”
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.
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.
October 1-31: Find thousands of pumpkins to choose from, and enjoy fun activities for the kids, including slides, bouncers and kiddie rides.
September 22 – October 31: Come experience the wonder of four pumpkin patches with their fantastic rides, slides, ponies, petting zoos, games, food and more!
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.
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.
October 1-31: Is your favorite toy or game missing from the National Toy Hall of Fame? Nominate it now!
August 31 – October 21: Surround yourself in a world of magic this Hallowen season at Roger’s Gardens.
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.”
Through October: Family-friendly concerts will be held in parks, outdoor amphitheatres, community centers, libraries and museums throughout LA County featuring a variety of artists.
October 13: Pancake breakfast, parade, car show, craft show, food concessions, Ferris Wheel, Trackless Train and lots of fun.
October 13: The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles presents the 10th annual Taste of Italy, L.A.’s premiere Italian food and wine event.
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.
October 12-28: Based on the novel and the 1933 movie, this tale is about a starry-eyed dancer named Peggy Sawyer, who heads to New York City to audition for the Broadway musical Pretty Lady.
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!
October 13: Family Camp offers the fun and beauty of the great outdoors without the hassle.
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.
October 13: Bring your binoculars and wear comfortable walking shoes, and join an experienced birder and naturalist for a fun morning of finding and watching our fine-feathered friends.
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.
October 12-28: This Tony-winning tale is about a starry-eyed dancer named Peggy Sawyer, from Allentown, Pennsylvania, who heads to New York City to audition for the Broadway musical Pretty Lady.
Saturdays: 100% interactive music time! Children learn rhymes of all kinds, sing silly songs, and are encouraged to wiggle and move.
October 13: Join the Newport Beach Arts Foundation at for their 15th Annual fine arts and artisans fair. Featuring more than 100 artists, food, music, and kids’ art activities.
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.
October 13: Stop by City Gym & Pool for a movie night screening of Paranorman. Bring your own chair and relax in the beautiful indoor gymnasium.
October 13: Come and experience the magic of A Faery Hunt musical “The King of the Fairies” in the lovely gardens of LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.
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.
Saturdays: Families can enjoy this free activities program, PlayClub! Each PlayClub event will be a different fun activity that families can enjoy with their kids!
October 13: Stop by Marshall Academy of the Arts for the Fall Witayapi, presented by the California Indian Hobbyist Assocation.
October 13: Bring the entire family for an enjoyable nature walk along the trails of West Coyote Hills.
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.