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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 16-22: Before the movie, see Mirabel live on stage!
SEPTEMBER 16-18: Celebrate Solvang's Danish heritage with authentic food, music, dancing, parades, and live entertainment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SEPTEMBER 17-18: This celebration features traditional cultural craft demonstrations, storytelling, music, and dance celebrating indigenous California maritime cultures.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
SEPTEMBER 18: Meet world-renowned paleontologists, participate in hands-on activities, see rare specimens, explore the Dinosaur Hall, and shop for dinosaur inspired merchandise.
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.
Third Sundays: Family ArtMaking Workshops provide free family-oriented art-making activities. Parents and children (5+) participate together to create an art project. Workshops are free and no sign-ups are required. Stop by anytime between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
SEPTEMBER 20: Learn about daytime critters and their matching nighttime friend. Then make your own craft to take home.
TUESDAYS: Enjoy your summer night and join for a relaxing stroll through the plant collections in the Fullerton Arboretum with live music and complimentary refreshments.
SEPTEMBER 21: Drop in for a craft project and story time themed around the Rancho's great horned owls.
WEDNESDAYS: Drop-in for a craft project and story time connecting to water, nature, and sustainability!
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.
SEPTEMBER 23-24: Run the Race Los Al 5K/10K, glow and roll at Glow Run & Glide, and visit the Street Fair for touch-a-truck, bounce houses, vendors, food trucks, live performances, and more.
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.
SEPTEMBER 23-25: Enjoy workshops, live performances, classes and presentations for beginners of all ages, a marketplace and Hawaiian food.
SEPTEMBER 8 & 23: Join planetarium experts and OCC Astronomy faculty for a night of stargazing! Put your eye to an array of powerful telescopes pointed towards the heavens so you can experience the universe for yourself.
AUG 26-27, SEP 23-24, OCT 21-22: Come aboard the R/V Sea Explorer and join the Ocean Institute at night off the coast of Dana Point to explore the nocturnal world of marine birds, sea lions, and bioluminescent plankton.
SEPTEMBER 24-25: Celebrate cultures from México, Central and South America, and beyond with traditional dance, live music, educational programming in English and Spanish, and booths
SEPTEMBER 24-25: Meet railroad workers, tour trains, and learn important railroad safety tips.
SEPTEMBER 24-25: The Drum Festival features Aztec traditional dancing and drums, Middle Eastern percussion, taiko drums, Afro-Puerto Rican drums and dance, and West African dance performance. The Jazz Festival includes Italian jazz, West Coast soul, Tai Chi Chuan demonstration, and more.
SEPTEMBER 24-25: Revisit the life in the Old West during the 1800s. Enjoy live entertainment including gunfighting shows, musical performances, and fast draw demos. Participate in exciting contests, witness hands-on demonstrations, historical lectures, shopping, food, and more.
SEPTEMBER 24-25: The Long Beach Mineral & Gem Society is hosting a rock and mineral show at Signal Hill Library. The event features vendors, rock displays and demonstrations, children's area with crafts, food trucks, raffles, and more.
SEPTEMBER 3-29: Regular showings are offered on weekends so everyone can come enjoy a rotating schedule of full-dome experiences that transport you to faraway worlds.
SEPTEMBER 24-25: Don’t miss the only opportunity to watch your favorite Hot Wheels Monster Trucks light up the floor in outrageous monster trucks competitions and battles. Event performances will also feature a dazzling dance party, spectacular laser light shows, and Hot Wheels toy giveaways.
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.
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 24 - OCTOBER 21: Peltzer Pumpkin Farm offers gold mining, pony rides, a petting zoo, carnival games, tractor garden, and more.
SEPTEMBER 24-25: A modern-day Mr. Rogers with hipster appeal, Joshua Holden and his puppet sidekick, Mr. Nicholas, bring their award-winning family production The Joshua Show across the globe. With live music, tap dancing, physical comedy, and multiple styles of puppetry, this whimsical show is sure to bring out everyone's joyful side.
SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 30: Visit Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures for their annual Autumn Jubilee featuring reptile interactions, hayride, cider pressing, hoedown, petting zoo, candle dipping, painting craft, and lots more!
SEPTEMBER 24: Explore different cultures around the world through amazing performances, delicious food, community booths and a variety of family-friendly activities including crafts, storytime, tours of historical homes, and classic games.
SEPTEMBER 24: Youth ages 10-24 are invited to join the Long Beach Youth Festival to experience performances from local writers, poets, singers, and dancers, interact with organizations serving youth, engage in networking opportunities, and discover a wealth of resources that uplift and inspire!
SEPTEMBER 24: Learn about the cultures and contributions of Latin American indigenous communities and those with Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, Central and South American roots through music, food, language, literature, and art.
SEPTEMBER 24: Meet first responders, enjoy inflatables and carnival games, see animal demonstrations, and get an up-close look at emergency vehicles.
SEPTEMBER 24: UnitOne, a professional taiko group, presents their long awaited full length concert.
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