Events on October 27th, 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!

Sea Scare 2018 in San Pedro

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.

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!

Jack O’Lantern Jamboree in Garden Grove

October 27: Train rides, bounce houses, crafts, animal balloons, airbrushed tattoos, a magic show, pumpkin patch, and more!

Pan for Gold at the Autry

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.

Historical Cemetery Tour in Long Beach

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.

Pumpkin Festival in Pasadena

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.

Halloween Carnival in Signal Hill

October 27: This annual event makes for a perfect family activity and includes fun contests, crafts, food, games, train rides, and of course, candy!

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.

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.

PumpkinLiners in Fillmore

Weekends, October 13 – 28: Witches, ghouls and goblins come out to haunt at the Fillmore & Western Railway’s pumpkin patch.

Scarium of the Pacific at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

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.

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.

Brick or Treat at Legoland

September 29 and October 6, 13, 20, and 27: Brick-or-Treat Party Nights at Legoland California Resort is back with more Halloween excitement.

Halloween Carnival at Los Alamitos Race Course

October 27: Los Alamitos Race Course will host its annual Halloween Carnival with proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Cypress.

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.

The Nightmare Before Christmas 4D in Hollywood

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.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Halloween Zoo-tacular! at OC Zoo

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.

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.

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!

Los Angeles Comic Con

October 26-28: The festival will be a treat for all comic, anime, gaming, scifi, fantasy and horor geeks.

Dia De Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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.

Fall Festival Days at Golf N’ Stuff in Norwalk

October 6, 13, 20 and 27: Kids (14 and under) will enjoy free face painting, free balloon art, and a visit from King Putt!

Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest in Huntington Beach

October 27: Calling all ghouls, ghosts and goblins for a Halloween pumpkin carving and costume contest inside the spooky City Gym and Pool.

All About Pumpkins at Underwood Farm

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!

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?

Halloween Mourning Tours at Heritage Square

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.

Trunk or Treat in Los Alamitos

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!

Boo at the Santa Ana Zoo

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.

Free Nature Tour at the Fullerton Arboretum

Second and Fourth Saturday: Meet a nature guide at the Nature Center for a wonderful free tour through the garden.

Family Fun Pancake Breakfast at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine

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.

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.

Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade

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.

Halloween Fair at Golf N’ Stuff in Norwalk

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.

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!).

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!

BOO-Tanicum in Topanga

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.

Haunted Boot Hill in Irvine

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.

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.

Dia de los Muertos at Olvera Street

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.

Halloween Happenings at Mt. SAC Planetarium

October 20-21: Spooky things are happening in the night sky! Embark on a journey to ghostly nebulas and scary supernovas in the planetarium!

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.

Ride the Pumpkin Patch Express at Orange Empire Railway Museum

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!

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.

Haunted High School in Cypress

October 20-21, 27-28 and 31: Dodge zombies as you take a tour through the classrooms and hallways of Haunted High.

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.

Boo in the Zoo at the Teaching Zoo in Moorpark

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.

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 Fun with Family and Friends in Stanton

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.

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.”

Nighttime Horror Haunted Maze at Placentia Teen Center

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.

Nightmare Before Christmas at the Hollywood Bowl

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.

Slightly Spooky Stories at Descanso Gardens

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.

Long Beach Shakespeare Radio Series

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.

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.

Dia de los Muertos Celebration at La Habra Library

October 27: Join the La Habra library for one of their favorite annual events. Enjoy crafts, Folklorico, Aztec dancing and more.

Calico Ghost Haunt at Calico Ghost Town

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.

LA Fall Fair in South El Monte

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.

The Wizard’s Spellbook in Costa Mesa

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.

Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade

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.

Halloween Spooktacular in Newport Beach

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.

43nd Street in Cerritos

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.

Trunk or Treat at Grace First Presbyterian Church

October 27: Join Grace First for a bigger and better Trunk or Treat. There will be games, trunk decorating, contests, food, and more.

All Hallows’ Eve Celebration

October 27: Come dressed up in your favorite medieval or Renaissance costume and celebrate All Hallows’ Eve in a castle!

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.

Greene and Greene Neighborhood Walking Tour in Pasadena

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.

Shrek the Musical in Thousand Oaks

October 19-28: Witness the musical based on the animated film!

42nd Street in Cerritos

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.

Saturday Sing-a-long at Southern California Children’s Museum

Saturdays: 100% interactive music time! Children learn rhymes of all kinds, sing silly songs, and are encouraged to wiggle and move.

Barktoberfest in Costa Mesa

October 27: A canine costume contest, vendor area, and animal adoptions will be a part of the howling good time!

Jacob Jonas The Company at The Wallis

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.

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.

Girls Self Esteem Conference

October 27: Girls and their parents are invited to attend the 12th annual Girls Self-Esteem Conference.

Howl-oween Festival in Long Beach

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.

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.

PlayClub Activities in Buena Park

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!

HalGLOWeen at San Diego Zoo

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.

Howl-oween Festival at El Dorado Nature Center

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.

Haunted Contest at Laguna Niguel Skate Park

October 27: Laguna Niguel Skate Park wants to celebrate Halloween by bringing back the Haunted Contest!

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.