Ultimate Halloween Event List: 35+ Best Celebrations in LA for Free or Spooky Fun

Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race. Photo courtesy of Manhattan Beach Parks & Rec
Free Halloween Festivals for Los Angeles Kids: Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Burbank, Glendora, Pasadena, Northridge

Why are most of the Halloween events below free? We spend on the Halloween costume (and a second one if we buy too early), and the pumpkin (and a second one if we buy too early), and the Halloween candy (and oh do we pay if we buy too early)—has anyone else reached their limit with spending money on this mother-of-all kids' holidays? We've sniffed out a whole bunch of free spooky fun, plus a few of the key Halloween activities that might be worth paying a little extra for. The following 35+ events are the Halloween parties not to miss—the scream of the crop!