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‘Nightmare’ Halloween Boutique at Roger’s Gardens

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.'

Dates:
Thursday, September 1 - Monday, October 31
Location:
Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road
Corona del Mar, CA 92625

Maritime Festival at Ocean Institute in Dana Point

SEPTEMBER 9-11: Maritime Festival at the Ocean Institute is celebrating our connection to the ocean! This event is fun for all ages and includes a variety of activities from live music, food trucks, mermaid swim shows, cannon battles, to sea monster scavenger hunts and much more!

Dates:
Friday, September 9 - Sunday, September 11
Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA

Knott’s Berry Farm Coaster Campout

SEPTEMBER 10-11: Campout at Knott's Berry Farm! The Coaster Campout package includes parking, two-day admission for each camper to enjoy both Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City Waterpark, a camp spot for your tent, and a continental breakfast.

Dates:
Saturday, September 10 - Sunday, September 11
Location:
Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, 90620

Brick Fest Live in Pasadena

SEPTEMBER 10-11: Build, play, and laugh at America's largest LEGO event. Brick Fest Live is filled with hands-on attractions and activities. View incredible LEGO sculptures, shop exclusive merch, participate in building activities, photo ops, and more.

Dates:
Saturday, September 10 - Sunday, September 11
Location:
Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green Street
Pasadena, 91101 United States

Festival of Children at South Coast Plaza

SEPTEMBER 3-25: The 21st annual Festival of Children will take place every weekend in September at South Coast Plaza, featuring complimentary activities, live performances and celebrity appearances in both Carousel and Jewel courts.

Dates:
Sunday, September 11
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Location:
South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, 92626
Cost:
Free

Weekend Family Crafting at reDiscover Center in Los Angeles

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. 

Dates:
Sunday, September 11
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Location:
reDiscover Center, 12958 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066 United States
Cost:
$40

Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain

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.

Dates:
Sunday, September 11
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Location:
Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy
Valencia,

Belmont Shore Car Show

SEPTEMBER 11: One of the largest single-day classic car shows on the West Coast is back! This year’s car show will showcase approximately 700 cars with a wide variety of classic cars, custom cars, and hot rods.

Dates:
Sunday, September 11 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Belmont Shore, 2nd Street
Belmont Shore, 90803

Saturday Morning Cartoons at The Bowers Kidseum

SECOND SATURDAY, AUG 13 - DEC 10: Drop in for a free drawing lesson for all ages! Watch a selection of cartoons and learn how to draw a Looney Tunes character - a different one every session - taught by skilled teaching artists.

Dates:
Sunday, September 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Location:
Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States
Cost:
Free

The Nickelodeon Big Nate Tour Bus in Los Angeles

SEPTEMBER 11: Kids can play Escape the Detention Hall, an escape room-style adventure, score Big Nate customized backpacks and whoopee cushions (while supplies last), rock out to some Big Nate tunes, practice their doodling and watch some of Nickelodeon’s Big Nate videos.

Dates:
Sunday, September 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
Third Street Promenade Santa Monica, 1200 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica,
Cost:
Free

Solvang Danish Days

SEPTEMBER 16-18: Celebrate Solvang's Danish heritage with authentic food, music, dancing, parades, and live entertainment.

Dates:
Friday, September 16 - Sunday, September 18
Location:
Solvang Visitor Center, 1637 Copenhagen Drive
Solvang, CA 93463 United States

SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream

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.

Dates:
Friday, September 16
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Location:
SeaWorld, 500 Sea World Drive
San Diego, CA 92109 United States

Father & Son Campout at Neff Park in La Mirada

SEPTEMBER 16-17: This summer invites dads, uncles, grandfathers, sons, and nephews to a fun night of bonding and camp activities.  The event includes a campfire, S’mores, crafts, games, and an outdoor movie. 

Dates:
Friday, September 16 - Saturday, September 17
Location:
Neff Park – La Mirada, 14300 San Cristobal Dr
La Mirada, CA 90638 United States
Cost:
Free

Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Farm in Redlands

SEPTEMBER 16 - OCTOBER 31: Visit the largest outdoor pumpkin patch in Southern California! Enjoy rides, slides, ponies, petting zoos, games, and food. Attractions include a corn maze, sunflower fields, cow coaster, mini ATVs, carousel, corn box, and lots more.

Dates:
Friday, September 16 - Monday, October 31
Location:
Live Oak Canyon, 32335 Live Oak Canyon Road
Redlands, CA 92373 United States

FUN-Tastic Family Night in Lakewood

SEPTEMBER 16: Join in the fun on Friday, Sept. 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., when Mad Science of L.A. features their “Fire and Ice” show! This interactive program includes fascinating science demonstrations with air pressure, fire, bubbling potions, and more.

Dates:
Friday, September 16 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location:
The Centre in Lakewood, 5000 Clark Ave.
Lakewood, CA 90712 United States

Free Miniature Train Rides at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa

THIRD WEEKEND OF EVERY MONTH: The Orange County Model Engineers offer public ride days every third weekend of each month. To ride the trains, children must be able to walk and be at least 31" tall. A typical trip takes about 12 minutes and covers two loops of the park.

Dates:
Saturday, September 17 - Sunday, September 18
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Location:
Fairview Park – Costa Mesa, 2501 Placentia Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost:
Free

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 31: Have you ever picked your own pumpkin right out of the pumpkin patch? Tanaka Farms is one of the only farms in Orange County with a REAL pumpkin patch! There's lots of activities, from wagon rides to arts and crafts.

Dates:
Saturday, September 17 - Monday, October 31
Location:
Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Drive
Irvine, 92612

Smithsonian Museum Day

SEPTEMBER 17: Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket.

Dates:
Saturday, September 17
Cost:
Free

The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place

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.

Dates:
Saturday, September 17
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Location:
Sesame Place San Diego, 2052 Entertainment Circle
Chula Vista, CA 91911

Getty 25 Family Festival at The Getty Center

SEPTEMBER 17-18: This two-day family festival features interactive workshops, dance, live music, spectacular processions, and art experiences selected from diverse and unique communities.

Dates:
Saturday, September 17 - Sunday, September 18
Location:
The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Cost:
Free

Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND in Carlsbad

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.

Dates:
Saturday, September 17
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Location:
LEGOLAND, 1 Legoland Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

SeaWorld Spooktacular

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.

Dates:
Saturday, September 17
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Location:
SeaWorld, 500 Sea World Drive
San Diego, CA 92109 United States

Vista Viking Festival

SEPTEMBER 17-18: Vista Viking Festival is Southern California's premier Viking era celebration. Re-enactors in Viking Villages provide historic context, battles, and a glimpse at Viking life.

Dates:
Saturday, September 17 - Sunday, September 18
Location:
Norway Hall, 2006 E. Vista Way
Vista, CA 92084
Cost:
$20 – $25

Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch

SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 31: Enjoy the tractor hayrides, straw maze, petting corral, and pony rides. Grab a wheelbarrow and pick from variety of pumpkins and visit the nut farm store.

Dates:
Saturday, September 17 - Monday, October 31
Location:
Bates Nut Farm, 15954 Woods Valley Road
Valley Center,

Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Park Railroad

SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 31: Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch in Orange County is back for the entire family! Enjoy many activities for kids of all ages. Enjoy a not-too-spooky haunted house, hay maze, hay pyramid, picture stands, and lots of other fun activities.

Dates:
Saturday, September 17 - Monday, October 31
Location:
Irvine Park Railroad, 1 Irvine Park Rd.
Orange, CA 92869
Cost:
Free
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