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NOW OPEN: Roger’s Gardens is a unique shopping destination for creatively curated Halloween décor and one-of-a-kind Halloween artisan pieces. Every inch of the boutique features curated items highlighting this year's theme of 'Nightmare.'
SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 30: Lots of thrills on huge slides, inflatable obstacle courses and jumpers, John Deere tractors, animals, games galore with awesome prizes and food vendors.
Check out the ultimate list of pumpkin patches in Southern California. Plus, fall fun, corn mazes, carnivals, and more.
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OCTOBER 1-31: The Halloween spirit will be in full swing for 31 frightfully fun days with open-air live shows, animal pumpkin feedings, themed photo ops, education stations, and much more.
OCTOBER 1-31: All month long, kids 12 and under receive FREE admission with a paid adult to more than 50 of San Diego County’s favorite museums, historic sites, aquariums, gardens and more. Many are even free for the whole family.
OCTOBER 1-31: Come march, dance, and strut the orange catwalk in the fanciful Halloween parade. Enjoy pumpkin decorating , mask making, and up-close visits with some not-too-scary animal friends. Costumes encouraged.
Oct 5: Career Day • Oct 6: Mad Hatter Day • Oct 9: Sukkot Begins • Oct 12-16: Fire Prevention Week • Oct 13: Hispanic Heritage Month • Oct 15: White Cane Safety Day • Oct 23: Diwali • Oct 26-29: Costume Week • Oct 27: Read for the Record • Oct 29: Dia de los Muertos • Oct 30: Halloween
OCTOBER 1 - NOVEMBER 30: This season, South Coast Botanic Garden on the Palos Verdes Peninsula has something for everyone and every scare level with All Things Wicked & Wonderful.
OCTOBER 3 - NOVEMBER 6: See the most extensive, privately-owned collection of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror film artifacts from your favorite films including Dracula, Frankenstein, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and more.
SEPTEMBER 24 - NOVEMBER 6: In this hour-long, family friendly revue, over 100 spirited puppets rally to regale you with silly things on strings.
NOW THRU NOVEMBER: Mr. Rex (Supersaurus) and Dinny (Pumpkinsaurus) are decked out in their fall costumes until the first week of November.
OCTOBER 6-31: Dress the kids in their favorite costumes, join Pumpkinology 101 activities, and dance to Halloween-themed music at the fun Pumpkin Palooza Dance Party.
OCTOBER 6-30: Experience a world-class car wash through a haunted tunnel! The Tunnel of Terror car wash is a carefully curated experience, with scary and creepy performers popping up throughout the wash, and special effects providing a terrifying ambiance.
OCTOBER 6-31: The world-famous hayride features new terrifying attractions including the Town Square of Midnight Falls, Midnight Mortuary, Laughterhouse, plus the ghoulish Monte Revolta and his Band of the Living Dead performing nightly.
SEPTEMBER 8 - OCTOBER 31: Summon your scream squad to Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights with 8 haunted houses, the Terror Tram, scare zones, a live show and exhilarating attractions.
OCTOBER 1-30: Pick the perfect pumpkin, enjoy a marketplace of vendors, see agriculture-themed demos, visit the farm stand, go through mazes, enjoy photo ops, and lots more!
SEPTEMBER 22 - OCTOBER 31: The fully transformed theme park features uniquely haunted mazes and attractions, sinister shows, and more than 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner of the park.
EVERY FIRST THURSDAY: The first Thursday of every month is Free Day. Admission is free of charge with advance reservation.
SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 31: Little ghouls can trick-or-treat around the town of Calico’s shops and buildings to collect sweet treats from the friendly townsfolk plus enjoy even more kids' Halloween activities.
SEPTEMBER 18 - NOVEMBER 27: Walk among spiders and their magnificent webs in this unique, open-air experience. Talk to educators and see enclosed habitats of tarantulas, wolf spiders, and jumping spider.
SEPTEMBER 24 - JANUARY 16: Children help Thomas and his friends solve a variety of challenges, from a simple sorting and shape identification activity to more complex engineering obstacles.
SEPTEMBER 7 - NOVEMBER 18: Meet zoo staff for a fun time of exploration and discovery at a local park. Each week features a new theme, activities, and animal friend.
SEPTEMBER 16 - OCTOBER 31: Howl-O-Scream has arrived to transform the peaceful SeaWorld San Diego park into something sinister featuring haunted houses, scare zones, roaming haunts, live entertainment, thrilling rides, and more. Recommended for ages 13 and up.
SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 30: Castle Park transforms into fright-filled Castle Dark as frightening characters on every corner haunt three new mazes. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Visit during the daytime on weekends for a family-friendly Dia de los Muertos celebration.
SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 30: Enjoy a pumpkin patch, explore a carnival full of spooky fun for all ages, and venture through a vendor market. The event will also have spooky photo ops and family-friendly entertainment.
SEPTEMBER 30 & OCTOBER 7: Visit Stone Stoup Farm for a special tour to celebrate the autumn harvest and organic apple orchards. Activities include cider pressing, orchard and gardens tour, candle dipping, gemstone sluicing, children's play space, tomahawk practice, and more.
AUGUST 26 - OCTOBER 31: Experience what life was like for the pioneers of the American Frontier. The Farm Fair features haybale pulling, candle dipping, toy making, and corn maze.
FIRST FRIDAYS: Experience Kidspace Children's Museum for free! Advanced reservations are required.
SEPTEMBER 10 - OCTOBER 31: SeaWorld Spooktacular features a trick-or-treat candy trail, Halloween dance party, meet a mermaid, hay maze, pumpkin hunt, and Día de los Muertos celebration.
SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 29: Enjoy homemade appetizers, hop on the hayride and take a trip in the countryside, participate in a variety of classic country contests, and be on the lookout for the Headless Horseman. It's a fun night of apple-bobbing, pie-eating contests, dancing, country music, and great food.
OCTOBER 7-29: The zoo's Halloween-themed extravaganza features interactive performances, Skeleton Band, scarecrow stilt-walkers, creatures at the all-new Wildlife Explorers Basecamp, talented acrobatic spider performers, Dr. Zoolittle's Tricks & Treats, bubble dance party, and more.
OCTOBER 7-8: Join Bob Baker Marionette Theater for a screening of the original Hocus Pocus and puppet show before the movie.
SEPTEMBER 10 - OCTOBER 31: Get ready for family-friendly thrills by day and the scariest of frights by night! Explore haunted houses, scare zones, rides in the dark, live entertainment, and spooky sweets and eats.
OCTOBER 7-31: Dark Harvest and Pirate's Cave Haunt have teamed up to produce Shady Pines Asylum. This frightful, horror-themed maze experience features gory situations, foul odors, strobe lighting, lasers, fog, and you may get wet.
OCTOBER 7 - FEBRUARY 3: It's a farmer's market meets street fair. Enjoy family games, over 75 vendors, axe throwing, food trucks, live music, sweet treats, and more. Free.
SELECT DATES, OCTOBER 7-28: A boo-tastic Halloween party featuring exciting rides, trick-or-treating, scavenger hunts, free glow accessories, dance party, and more!
OCTOBER 8-30: Now in its 16th sell-out year, the classic musical tale tells the story of a sweet girl named Candy, who learns lessons about life, love, laughter, and sugar from a delightful array of colorful characters, who take her on a magical adventure to save Halloween.
OCTOBER 8-9: A fun-filled weekend for the entire family featuring live music and entertainment, a free Kids' Fun Zone, food booths, local vendors, and beer and wine garden.
OCTOBER 8: Join all your favorite characters for a toe-tapping, fun-filled journey through the world of CoComelon.
OCTOBER 8-30: Celebrate the season with wildlife, special entertainment, and culinary comforts. Meet Robert the Zebra, Safari Parker, hoedown with not-so-scary scarecrows, enjoy live country and bluegrass, music, navigate through a maze, and more.
SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 30: Enjoy trick-or-treating around the park, Halloween-themed shows, the Sesame Street Halloween Parade, Dance Party, Spot-the-Ghost Scavenger Hunt, Sesame Street-themed dry and wet rides, games, and photo ops with everyone's favorite furry friends dressed up in costume.
OCTOBER 8: Enjoy a sugar skull decorating workshop, a piñata making workshop, a tamale making demonstration and sample, and a Folkloric dance performance!
OCTOBER 1, 8, 15, 29-30: Get ready for a creeptacular night in your costume and enjoy Halloween treats and decor while encountering creatures of the night and venturing into the Reptile Cave.
SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 29 & 30: Brick-or-Treat features an all-new Monster Party with limited-time attractions, character meet and greets, costume contest, and trick-or-treating. Plus, don't miss the all-new 4D Movie: The Great Monster Chase.
WEEKENDS, SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 31: SeaWorld Spooktacular features a trick-or-treat candy trail, Halloween dance party, meet a mermaid, hay maze, pumpkin hunt, and Día de los Muertos celebration.
OCTOBER 8-30: Ride decorated vintage railcars through the San Diego county mountains. Walk through a themed display building filled with Halloween scenes, pumpkin patch, and creepy cast of ghosts and ghouls. Costumes encouraged.
SATURDAY & SUNDAYS, NOW - DECEMBER 31, 2022: Have a blast making art from upcycled materials. Your table is stocked with curated recycled materials and "rediscovered" offcuts and scraps from local manufacturers, along with freshly sanitized crafting tools and kid-friendly fasteners.
OCTOBER 8 - NOVEMBER 26: On select days, the Academy Museum screens films for families of all ages. Oct 8: Kubo and the Two Strings • Oct 22: Box Trolls • Oct 29: ParaNorman • Oct 30: Coraline & ParaNorman • Nov 5: Coco • Nov 12: James and the Giant Beach • Nov 26: The NeverEnding Story
OCT 8, NOV 12, DEC 10: Visit the Petersen Automotive Museum for workshops (ages 3-6) that explore the history, science, and art behind the car.
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