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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 - 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.
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 - 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 23-24: 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
SEPTEMBER 25: Enjoy an afternoon of family ukulele fun with performances by Lise Lee, Bernadette Plazola and Alissa Hunicutt, plus time to jam on the stage with friends, family and other ukulele enthusiasts.
SEPTEMBER 25: Enjoy an interactive evening under the stars. The hike will average 2-3 miles round trip at an easy, slow pace. Designed with kids ages 5-12 in mind.
SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 2: See hundreds of new vehicles, enjoy test drives, exotic gallery and family fun. Kids can participate in a scavenger hunt to win a remote control race car and test drive vehicles around a small race track.
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.
THURSDAYS, JUNE 23 - SEPTEMBER 29: Join a guided after-hours walk to see all the nocturnal creatures that call the Nature Center home. Pre-registration required and fills up fast!
SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 1: Free Meet & Greet Upgrade Code (details inside)! Experience an evening of impossible illusions and spectacular special effects. The Champions Of Magic cast present incredible interactive magic, a daring escape from Houdini’s water torture cell, a mind-blowing prediction that has to be seen to be believed, levitation high above the stage and a finale beyond explanation.
SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 31: Walk through an interactive trail filled with thousands of hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins. Vast grounds of elaborate, larger-than-life pumpkin installations greet visitors as they walk around the history-filled ranch.
SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 1: Enjoy live music, entertainment, vendor booths, car show, and a kids area featuring obstacle courses, rides, carnival games, stilt walkers, performers, magician, fire dancers, and more.
SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 31: Pa's Pumpkin Patch offers a large variety of pumpkins to choose from, as well as haystacks, corn stalks and gourds. Enjoy a snack bar, pony ride, a petting zoo and a variety of games and rides.
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