Events on October 31st, 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!

Halloween Carnival in Cypress

October 31: Food, game booths, candy, family games, entertainment and more.

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.

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.

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.

Halloween Spooktacular at American Girl in Los Angeles

October 31: Calling all ghouls (8+) and their mummies: you’re invited to celebrate Halloween at American Girl.

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 Extravaganza at Newport Beach Central Library

October 31: Calling all little ghouls and goblins for a fun-filled Halloween extravaganza.

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.

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!

Pumpkin Patch Halloween Program in Downey

October 31: Bring the family dressed in costume, even the family dog! Enjoy carnival games, prizes and costume contests, plus balloons and free cotton candy, popcorn, drinks and hot dogs! Bring a treat bag and your camera.

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?

Dia de los Muertos at Grand Park LA

October 28 – November 4: Grand Park celebrates the traditions of Da de los Muertos with multiple ways to experience and learn about the holiday.

Halloweenfest at Neff Estate in La Mirada

October 31: Get ready for a terrific time at the annual Halloweenfest at historic Neff Estate! Go dressed in your favorite Halloween costumes and participate in the costume contest. The festivities include a haunted attraction, trick-or-treat area, games, crafts, and costume contests.

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.

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.

Kids Halloween Festival in Downtown LA

October 31: Children and their families in Downtown LA are invited to celebrate Halloween at the 11th Annual Halloween Festival.

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 Howl in Tustin

October 31: Kids go dressed up for a free afternoon of fun! Join a costume parade, win prizes, play carnival-style games, enjoy entertainment, and get plenty of Halloween treats and candy.

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.

Harvestival Alternative Halloween Celebration at Calvary Chapel of the Harbour

October 31: Enjoy a free barbecue, candy, games, bounce house, puppet show, face painting, crafts, and costume and carved pumpkin contests with prizes!

Halloween Spooktacular at the Long Beach Towne Center

October 31: Celebrate Halloween at Long Beach Towne Center and enjoy trick or treating, live entertainment, balloon twisting, face painting, a prize wheel, costume contest, and free Halloween bags while supplies last.

Halloween Bash in Hawaiian Gardens

October 31: Attend the Halloween Bash in costume and you might win an award for scariest, funniest or most original! Enjoy lots of games, a pumpkin patch, live entertainment 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.

Halloween Carnivals in Lakewood

October 31: Special Halloween carnival activities are scheduled throughout Lakewood.

Cops N’ Goblins Halloween Spooktacular in Buena Park

October 31: Enjoy ghoulish characters and trick-or-treat tour through the decorated police department and city hall.

Halloween Festival in Norwalk

October 31: Don’t miss the annual Halloween Festival that brings the community together for a night of music, dancing and celebration at this costume-themed event.

Trick or Treat on Second Street in Long Beach

October 31: Calling all ghosts, goblins, princesses and superheroes! Grab a bag and come show off your costumes in return for some serious candy loot!

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.

Trick or Treat in Seal Beach

October 31: On Halloween, Main Street merchants will pass out candy to trick-or-treaters in costume. Children must be age appropriate to receive candy.

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.

After School Halloween Fun at Drake Park in Long Beach

October 29-31: Stop by Drake Park for some after school Halloween activities!

After School Halloween Fun at Chavez Park in Long Beach

October 29-31: Stop by Cesar E. Chavez Park for some after school Halloween activities!

Bixby Park Monster Mash Dance and Costume Contest in Long Beach

October 31: Celebrate Halloween at Bixby Park with a Monster Mash Dance Contest and Costume Contest!

Freeman Teen Center Monster Mash Dance and Costume Contest in Long Beach

October 31: Don on your best costume for this Monster Mash Dance and Costume Contest! Call for time and for more information.

Seaside Park Halloween Celebration in Long Beach

October 31: Celebrate Halloween at Seaside Park! Call for more information.

Celebrate Halloween at Silverado Park in Long Beach

October 31: Celebrate Halloween at Silverado Park with some activities! Call for more information.

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.

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.