Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race. Photo courtesy of Manhattan Beach Parks & Rec
Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race. Photo courtesy of Manhattan Beach Parks & Rec

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

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!

Strathearn Historical Park
137 Strathearn Pl.
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Shoppes at Westlake Village
30770 Russell Ranch Rd,
Westlake Village, CA 91362

Orange Grove Park
815 Mission St
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Malibu Bluffs Park
24250 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265

Lakewood Sheriff’s Station
5130 Clark Avenue
Lakewood, CA

Santa Monica State Beach
2400 Barnard Way Tower 26
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Burton Chace Park
13650 Mindanao Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

The Promenade
201 W Center St Promenade
Anaheim, CA 92805

Manhattan Beach Pier
Manhattan Beach Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

The Dog Bakery
36 W. Colorado Blvd. Mills Place #3
Pasadena, CA 91105

Marina Vista Park
5349 Colorado St.
Long Beach, CA 90803

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
1600 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Malibu Country Mart
3835 Cross Creek Road
Malibu, CA 90265

Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402

West Hollywood
Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Winnetka Recreation Center
8401 Winnetka Avenue
Winnetka, CA 91307

Finkbiner Park
160 N. Wabash Ave.
Glendora, CA 91741

Community Center Park
1605 E. Burnley Street
Camarillo, CA 93010

Riviera Village
1799 South Catalina Ave
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

One Colorado
24 East Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91103

Long Beach Towne Center
7575 Carson Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90808

Silver Lake Recreation Center
1850 West Silver Lake Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Montrose Shopping Park
2200 Honolulu Ave
Montrose , CA 91020

The Haunted Strand
200 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA

Bob Baker Marionette Theatre
4949 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA , CA 90042

King Gillette Ranch
26800 Mulholland Hwy
Calabasas, CA 93102

Fillmore & Western Railway
351 Santa Clara Street
Fillmore, CA 93015

Juan Bautista de Anza Park
3701 Lost Hills Road
Calabasas, CA 91302

The Promenade
201 W Center St Promenade
Anaheim, CA 92805

Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark
3370 Sunset Valley Road
Moorpark, CA 93021

Carlsbad, CA 92008

Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA 90620

Stough Canyon Park & Nature Center
1335 Lockheed View Dr.
Burbank, CA 91504

Southern California Live Steamers Station
2100 Washington Avenue Wilson Park
Torrance, CA 90510

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731

Santa Monica Farmers Market
Third Street Promenade Corner of 2nd and Arizona
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Disney California Adventure Park
1313 S. Disneyland Drive Disneyland Resort
Anaheim, CA 92802

Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada-Flintridge, CA 91011
Evening Hike on Hicks Haul Road
Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks - 6:00 PM Pick
The Frida Cinema Summer 2020 Pop-Up Drive-In
Various Locations, including Zion Lutheran Church & School - 8:30 PM Pick
Amazon's A Night at the Drive-In (LA) - FREE!
Vineland Drive-In Theater - 8:30 PM Pick
Sagebrush Cantina Drive-in Movie & Dinner
Sagebrush Cantina - 8:00 PM Pick
A Sailor's Life, Live!
- various times Pick
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