October 27: Sea Scare is washing ashore with lots of thrills and chills. This event brings back all your favorite attractions like Trick-or-Treat Trail, Seaside Boardwalk, the Sea Scare Party Zone, and Skull Alley.
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 27: Train rides, bounce houses, crafts, animal balloons, airbrushed tattoos, a magic show, pumpkin patch, and more!
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.
October 28: The Long Beach Historical Society hosts this tour of the Municipal and Sunnyside Cemeteries, with characters at various graves telling the histories of their occupants.
October 27-28: This family-friendly event includes fun for all ages in Brookside Park, directly in front of Kidspace Childrens Museum. Enjoy free performances, crafts, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pony rides, exciting bouncers, food and carnival games.
October 27: This annual event makes for a perfect family activity and includes fun contests, crafts, food, games, train rides, and of course, candy!
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.
October 1-31: Throughout the month of October, children 11 years old and younger receive free admission.
Weekends, October 13 – 28: Witches, ghouls and goblins come out to haunt at the Fillmore & Western Railway’s pumpkin patch.
October 27-28: Discover the creatures lurking in the depths at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s nineteenth annual Scarium of the Pacifica spooktacular, educational Halloween event for the whole family.
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.
October 27: Los Alamitos Race Course will host its annual Halloween Carnival with proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Cypress.
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.
October 22-31: 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.
Daily: Movies at discounted prices.
October 27: Join the OC Zoo for Halloween fun. Activities for kids (12 and under) include trick-or-treating, spooky kids crafts, a scavenger hunt, and fun games. See the zoo animals receive treat-filled pumpkins throughout the day.
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 26-28: The festival will be a treat for all comic, anime, gaming, scifi, fantasy and horor geeks.
October 27: Dia de Los Muertos attire strongly encouragedcome dressed in your finest Calaca apparel. Enjoy music and dance performances, fine Mexican cuisine, 100+ altars, arts and crafts, skeleton costume contests and a children’s art project area.
October 6, 13, 20 and 27: Kids (14 and under) will enjoy free face painting, free balloon art, and a visit from King Putt!
Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!
October 27: Calling all ghouls, ghosts and goblins for a Halloween pumpkin carving and costume contest inside the spooky City Gym and Pool.
October 27-28: Head down to Underwood Family Farms for pumpkin demonstrations and displays of pumpkins, squash and gourds, plus new and different ways to decorate them!
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 27-28: 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.
October 27: The Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department presents the annual Halloween Event Trunk-or-Treat featuring trunk-or-treating games, costume contests, spooky hayrides and more!
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.
Second and Fourth Saturday: Meet a nature guide at the Nature Center for a wonderful free tour through the garden.
October 27: 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.
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 27: Da de los Muertos, a vibrant celebration of life and loved ones at the Museum of Latin American Art’s annual family festival in Long Beach! Learn more about this cultural tradition through art workshops, live performances, gallery tours, face painting, food and unique craft vendors.
October 27-28: Get into the spirit of the season at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium with a “fintastic” Halloween and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration on October 27-28.
October 27: The Anaheim Fall Festival has been entertaining families for generations! Watch the Halloween parade and Halloween Pooch Pawrade, and kids (12 and under) can enter the Kiddie Costume Contest.
October 27: 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.
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 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 30 and 31: Join the annual Ghost Train fundraiser with a spooky-fun ride on their pint-sized steamers! 10 nights, 7-10 p.m.
October 26, 27, 28 and 31: Just when you thought it was safe to go backstage the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters brings a monster of a good time back to Laguna Beach!
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!
Fourth Saturday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 11 a.m. Free.
October 27: The unique outdoor theater garden Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga Canyon transforms into the haunted BOO-tanicum, with its unique and infamous haunted house.
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.
Select dates, October 19-28: Join Crafted at The Port of LA for a variety of fun Halloween inspired crafts! Activities include making marbled pumpkins, Dia de Los Muertos painting instruction, and a Halloween potion making party.
October 3-31: Families enjoy pumpkin hunting, petting zoo, carnival games, bounce house, slide and obstacle course, and more.
October 25 – November 2: Attend a Pre-Columbian Novenario procession and blessings nightly. Then, on November 1 and 2, enjoy beautifully decorated altars, art exhibits and entertainment.
October 12-14, 18-21 and 25-31: Join them this October for a fun-filled Halloween season. This fall features YMCA Haunted Maze, the annual Zombie Walk, a Red Cross Blood Drive, and Trick or Treating.
Every Saturday: Join the CMSC every week for Saturday Science! The CMSC offers fun and educational science activities and demonstrations
October 20-21: Spooky things are happening in the night sky! Embark on a journey to ghostly nebulas and scary supernovas in the planetarium!
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.
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.
October 27-28: 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.
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!
October 27: This Hallowwen event is open to ghosts and goblins of all ages and will feature games, DJ entertainment, costume contests, food booths and a howling good time for everyone.
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 27: Behind its forbidden doors an evil secret hides! Enter at your own risk, as the dead will be restless at night. An award awaits for those that survive. Costumes are encouraged.
October 26-27: Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Tim Burton film “The Nightmare Before Christmas” by watching it on the big screen, with cast members, a live orchestra and choir performing the soundtrack.
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.
October 26-28: Enjoy LBSC’s anniversary presentation of Orson Welles’ classic radio show War of the Worlds, with live sound effects and music performed by the cast.
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 27: Join the La Habra library for one of their favorite annual events. Enjoy crafts, Folklorico, Aztec dancing and more.
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 27: Join a fun Halloween festival with safe “trunk-or-treat,” including themes such as superheros, princesses and Star Wars; photo opps and crafts; contest for best decorated trunk; and free popcorn and cotton candy.
October 26 – November 4: Join 50,000+ families for unlimited carnival rides including a brand new bobsled roller coaster, games, live music (on weekends), arts and crafts, an international food court, and more.
October 27: Hocus pocus, alakazam! Attend a spellbinding Halloween celebration that includes music from Fantasia and Harry Potter, as well as The Conductor’s Spellbook, an exciting and interactive new work by composer Paul Dooley that teaches about the instruments of the orchestra.
October 27: The 95th annual Fall Festival returns to Center Street with the kiddie costume contest, carnival games, ferris wheel, pumpkin patch, live music, Halloween Parade and more.
October 27: Join the city of Newport Beach for its annual Halloween Spooktacular featuring a trunk or treat, a haunted maze, games, bounce houses, food trucks, costume prizes, 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 27: Join Grace First for a bigger and better Trunk or Treat. There will be games, trunk decorating, contests, food, and more.
October 27: Come dressed up in your favorite medieval or Renaissance costume and celebrate All Hallows’ Eve in a castle!
September 29th & 30th and every Friday – Sunday during October: Bring your whole family for a night of frightening fun, food, and games!
October 26-27: Join Southern California Live Steamers for the annual Halloween Trainspookular Night Ride.
October 27: 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.
October 27: Join the El Dorado Nature Center for creepy crawlers and haunted hoots, as you trick or treat your way along the trails!
October 27: In the spirit of Halloween, the Leonis Adobe Museum is holding a Pumpkin Party, featuring Halloween family fun and crafts.
October 27: Join Hope Community Church for their Annual Harvest Festival including activities, crafts, face painting, prizes, food, giveaways, loads of candy, and more.
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.
Saturdays, April 28 – December 8: Enjoy a guided walking tour around the historic Arroyo Terrace neighborhood, home to nine Greene & Greene homes as well as other notable architects.
Saturdays: Kids (3+) make fun seasonal crafts.
October 19-28: Witness the musical based on the animated film!
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 27: A canine costume contest, vendor area, and animal adoptions will be a part of the howling good time!
October 24-27: After a sold-out run in The Wallis’ 16/17 Season, Jacob Jonas The Company returns as the 18/19 Season Company-in-Residence.
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 27: Girls and their parents are invited to attend the 12th annual Girls Self-Esteem Conference.
October 27: Trick-or-treat along the trails at El Dorado Nature Center, and visit the animal education village and Ooh-possum Patch. Have fun with storytelling, face painting, and crafts.
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 26-28: The San Diego Zoo will light up with special activities and seasonal fun for the whole family during HalGLOWeen, the Zoo’s annual Halloween celebration.
Saturday, October 27: Join the boo-tiful El Dorado Nature Center for a hare-raising good time as you trick-or-treat your way along the trails.
October 27: Laguna Niguel Skate Park wants to celebrate Halloween by bringing back the Haunted Contest!
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.
October 1-31: Kids can participate in a variety of activities depending on the special event. This month, bugs invade Pretend City…your child is invited to make bug, fall, and Halloween themed creations of all kinds throughout Pretend City!
October 27: Dress up and join Healthy Kids and Baby Expo for their 4th Annual Healthy Halloween Festival on Farm Lot 59! No tricks, only healthy treats and fun for the whole family. There will be farm lot tours, dum circle, kids yoga and more!
Select dates, October 5 – November 4: Bob Baker Marionette Theater presents a delightful, family-friendly, hour-long musical set to haunting and jazzy holiday-themed tunes.
Through October 31: Eerie encounters and fiendish fun await guests at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park as favorite experiences are transformed into dreadful delights.
October 27-28: The finest modular trail layouts will be represented at this annual model train show, with tracks set up indoors and in select display gardens. Plus, how-to clinics.
Select dates, October 11-31: Tucked away in a small corner of Los Angeles is a magical place that comes to life every October for guests of all ages to enjoy.
Select dates, October 20-28: The time has come to bust out the sweaters and prepare your taste buds for pumpkin spice and everything nice. This isn’t your average Pumpkin Patch, it’s a family friendly fall festival with seasonal activities you won’t find anywhere else!
October 12 – November 4: Nightly entertainment with fire breathers, dancers and pumpkin artists. Little pumpkinheads can explore eight different pumpkin-themed lands, go on a scavenger hunt, dig for treasure in Pumpkin Pirate Cove, watch Coco and more.
October 13 28: This important cultural tradition has been celebrated for over 3000 years in Mexico, Central and South America and is a joyful celebration of life. Visitors can leave mementos of their loved ones and participate in a mask making workshop.
October 27: Join this annual Halloween festival benefiting Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles. Doggie costume contest, food, vendors, adoptions and more!
October 27-28: Union Station, LA’s historic downtown landmark, will become a party palace for ghosts and goblins at the first-ever Boo-nion Station, a free two-day, family-friendly Halloween Hoopla.
October 25-31: Stop by this Halloween season and enjoy the YMCA Haunted Maze. Test your survival skills through a maze of post-apocalyptic thrill for all ages. Will you survive or become get left behind?
October 27: Join the Homeland Cultural Center for this fun pumpkin carving event! Free pumpkins while supplies last.
October 26-January 6: A fantasy of light transforms the Arboretum into an evening wonderland. Magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons and more!
Select dates, October 21-December 2: Join a parents and kids cooking class with Prep Kitchen Essentials! Pre-registration required.
October 27: Don’t miss fun-filled activities in the afternoon and an outdoor salsa dance party for the whole family in the evening. Enjoy free family fun including a salsa dance party, a performance by Ballet Folkorico Las Estrellas, Native American storytelling, line dancing lessons, Trunk or Treat, coloring, an inflatable maze and more!
October 27: Join Musique Sur La Mer for a free spooktacular good time starring the Honors Youth Orchestra- La Petite Musique! There will be local vendors and bake sale in the courtyard followed by a concert including highlights from Harry Potter, Coco, Edward Scissorhands, and other creepy classics.
October 27: Kids (8-14) join local artist Stacey Fetterman as she weaves together mindfulness and art from the heart through breath work, visualization and play, on and off the canvas.
October 27: Come watch Coco at this unique outdoor theater! Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.
October 26-November 1: Join Harkins Theatres for the Illumination Film Festival and watch your favorite characters from Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, The Lorax and Sing on the big screen once again.