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October 2022

Kids Free in October at San Diego Museums

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.

Dates:
Saturday, October 1 - Monday, October 31
Cost:
Free

Santa Ana Zoo Park Pop-Ups

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.

Dates:
Friday, October 7
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Cost:
Free

Surf City Arts Fest in Huntington Beach

OCTOBER 8: Explore a dozen DIY art projects including printmaking, sculpture, tie-dye, and collage. Grab a snack from food vendors, enjoy live music and dance performances, and enjoy a guided nature walk through the park's Secret Garden.

Dates:
Saturday, October 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Huntington Beach Central Park, 18381 Goldenwest St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Cost:
Free

Birch Park Halloween Series in Santa Ana

THURSDAYS, OCT 8-27: Enjoy pre-show live music, ice cream trucks, and free popcorn for the first 50 guests. Oct 8: Creature from the Black Lagoon • Oct 13: Frankenstein • Oct 20: Bride of Frankenstein • Oct 27: Dracula (Spanish)

Dates:
Saturday, October 8 @ 5:00 pm
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Location:
Birch Park – Santa Ana, 400 W. 3rd St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Cost:
Free

Sunday Funday at The Wallis

OCTOBER 9 - JUNE 11: The Wallis continues its beloved free monthly outdoor Sunday Funday family events with a variety of engaging programming that includes Story Pirates, Parker Bent, Spring Groove, Kiddle Karoo, and more!

Dates:
Sunday, October 9
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Location:
The Wallis, 9390 N Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Cost:
Free

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, October 9 @ 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

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, October 15 - Sunday, October 16
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Location:
Fairview Park – Costa Mesa, 2501 Placentia Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost:
Free

Free Halloween Dance Class at Burgess Cotillion in Long Beach

OCTOBER 17: Try out Burgess Cotillion at their Halloween-themed "Spooky Spectacular" this month, with a free class for anyone new to the program. Participants enjoy dancing, refreshments, games, prizes and manners. Your kids will have so much fun, they'll want to join for an entire season.

Dates:
Monday, October 17 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location:
The Grand, 4101 E. Willow St.
Long Beach, CA 90815
Cost:
Free

Annual Ghost Haunt at Calico Ghost Town

OCTOBER 21-23 & 28-30: This annual event includes, trick-or-treating, costume contests, pumpkin carving, kids’ carnival tent, campfire and ghost stories, games, live entertainment stage shows, haunted attractions and more.

Dates:
Friday, October 21 - Sunday, October 23
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Location:
Calico Ghost Town, 36600 Ghost Town Road
Yermo,
Cost:
Free

PCH Movies & Moonlight Fall Series in Long Beach

OCTOBER 21 - NOVEMBER 11: Movies are complimentary to the community; self-seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Oct 21: Hotel Transylvania • Oct 28: Disney's Coco (plus pre-show entertainment) • Nov 4: Maleficent • Nov 11: Monsters Inc.

Dates:
Friday, October 21
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Location:
2nd & PCH, 6400 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, 90803
Cost:
Free

Young Eagles Day – Free Flights for Youth in Pacoima

OCTOBER 22: Enjoy a free introductory flight! Meet your pilot, learn how airplanes work, look at aeronautical charts, explore the interior of the airplane and instrument panel, and review safety policies. Flights are 15-20 minutes and follow the basic steps in the flight pattern.

Dates:
Saturday, October 22
Location:
Whiteman Airport, 12653 Osborne St.
Pacoima, CA 91331
Cost:
Free

Young Eagles Day – Free Flights for Youth in Chino

OCTOBER 23: Free introductory flight! Meet your pilot, learn how airplanes work, look at aeronautical charts, explore the interior of the airplane and instrument panel, and review safety policies. Flights are 15-20 minutes and follow the basic steps in the flight pattern. Plus, go on a self-tour of Planes of Fame Air Museum.

Dates:
Sunday, October 23
Location:
Chino Airport – B-181, 14925 Cal Aero Drive B-181
Chino, CA 91710
Cost:
Free

Día de los Muertos on Olvera Street

OCTOBER 25 - NOVEMBER 2: The nightly celebration begins in the plaza with Novenario Procession, featuring blessings, "living muertos", and free sweet bread. Visit community altars, enjoy live entertainment, face painting, and La Danza de la Muerte, a vibrant theatrical performance that tells the story of Día de los Muertos.

Dates:
Tuesday, October 25 - Wednesday, November 2
Location:
Olvera Street, 845 Alameda St.
Los Angeles, 90012
Cost:
Free

Spooky Treat Trolley in Dana Point

OCTOBER 29: The Spooky Treat Trolley will be making stops at the following park locations and handing out treats for children up to 12 years of age.

Dates:
Saturday, October 29
Cost:
Free

Long Beach Zombie Walk & Halloween Party

OCTOBER 29: Join fellow flesheaters for an all-day, family-friendly festival of live music, contests, makeup/FX artists, trick-or-treating, and an undead march down Rainbow Harbor.

Dates:
Saturday, October 29 @ 4:00 pm
Location:
Shoreline Village, 401-435 Shoreline Village Drive
Long Beach, 90802
Cost:
Free

Battleship IOWA Halloween STEMebration

OCTOBER 29: Come aboard Battleship IOWA for candy stations, game stations, STEM/craft stations, and Spooky Reading Corner. Plus, a movie screening of Hotel Transylvania 2.

Dates:
Saturday, October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location:
Battleship USS Iowa, 250 S. Harbor Blvd., Berth 87
San Pedro, CA
Cost:
Free
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