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!
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.
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.
October 19-21: Bring the family and join the fun with carnival rides, games, contest, food, entertainment and raffles. Contests include the Baby Classic (Saturday, noon); Mutt Show (Sunday, noon); Pie Eating Contest (Saturday, 1 p.m.); and Hog Calling (Sunday, 3 p.m.).
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.
October 1-31: Throughout the month of October, children 11 years old and younger receive free admission.
Third weekends: Free model train rides are offered by Orange County Model Engineers.
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.
October 20-21: The Pumpkin Festival offers live bands, a DJ dance zone, marketplace vendors, delicious food & pumpkin treats, pumpkin beer, pumpkin painting, professional pumpkin carving and so much more!
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.
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.
September 29 – October 31: Enjoy the Harvest Fest and 4 acres of Super Farmer Corn Maze.
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 21: In the 1948 film Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, the legendary comedy duo try to foil Dracula’s fiendish plan to reanimate Frankenstein’s monster and rule the world. Zany hijinks ensue!
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 19-21: Join hordes of rotting revelers for Long Beach’s annual zombie outbreak, a three-day invasion of undead music and horror for all ages.
April 8 – December 9: Monthly, watch short-legged but swift Dachshunds race, like nothing you’ve seen before!
October 20-21: From Sidewalk Swindle card games to stilt walkers and Barrel Horses, the weekend will be filled with Wild West Entertainment!
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 20-21 and 27-28: 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.
October 20-21: Artists from Southern California Plein Air Painters Association plant their easels throughout nature, capturing beautiful scenes and the natural heritage of Southern California.
October 21: Enjoy a fun-filled creativity-themed family festival this fall.
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 19-21: Revisit the earliest radio adaptation of Frankenstein, presented by Long Beach Shakespeare Company.
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!
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.
Sundays: Tour the facility, including the loop trail and marine life.
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.
Sundays, October 7, 14, 21 and 28: Make, look, and talk about art at Andell Family Sundays! Drop in anytime between 12:30 and 3:30 pm.
October 3-31: Families enjoy pumpkin hunting, petting zoo, carnival games, bounce house, slide and obstacle course, and more.
October 20-21: Join a community fall event with pumpkin picking, fire truck rides, train raides, face painting, rocketeers, and food and treats.
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.
October 19-21: TACA’s annual conference was created to educate families and the autism community with the most up-to-date research, treatments and developments from experts in the field.
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.
September 9 – October 21: The Alpine Village Oktoberfest is about bringing families and friends together in celebration, and Sundays have always been family focused.
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.
October 20-21, 27-28 and 31: Dodge zombies as you take a tour through the classrooms and hallways of Haunted High.
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.”
October 20-21 and 27-28: Descanso favorite Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns with a family-friendly retelling of your favorite Halloween stories. Enjoy a selection of stories that are funny, surprising, and slightly spooky.
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 20-21: 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’ area with fun and engaging activities.
October 5-31: Pirate’s Dinner Adventure transforms into the Halloween Spooktacular!
October 19-21 and 26-28: Head to Calico Ghost Town, an old West mining town founded in 1881, for trick-or-treating, costume contests, pumpkin carving, family circus, stage shows, carnival booths, haunted attractions, wildlife animal shows, and more.
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.
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.
September 29th & 30th and every Friday – Sunday during October: Bring your whole family for a night of frightening fun, food, and games!
October 19-21: Celebrate one of the largest Japanese cultural festival in Southern California. Enjoy the experience of shopping, tasting and learning about Japanese culture.
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 19-28: Witness the musical based on the animated film!
October 21: Kids can enjoy the Candy Land Kids Zone at the LA Cancer Challenge 5K Walk/Run. The zone includes larger-than-life candy decor and fun activities.
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.
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.
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!
October 19-21: The Great Pacific Airshow is a family-friendly, inspiring event that thrills people of all ages! Come watch performers complete incredible aerobatic feats.
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.
October 21: Spend a magical afternoon with Mr. Funn, as he dazzles you with an interactive performance full of magic, balloons, and more!
October 21: It’s Harry Potter Night at the LBSU vs. UCI Women’s Soccer game! Order your ticket by September 13 to receive a Harry Potter flag–you can choose your house color! Then, pick up your flag at the game.
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.