It’s official. With the start of October, Halloween season is now upon us.
For those spookily inclined, Southern California offers a fearsome number of spine-tingling events. From Halloween hauntings at our numerous amusement parks to the pumpkin patches and corn mazes that mysteriously appear this time of year, our treat bags are flowing over.
Not every event this weekend is a spookfest. Families can catch a morning concert on the pier, attend two different book festivals, or look in wonder at the stars. In addition, we have the inside scoop on how you can score your kiddo a FREE veggie burger!
Continue reading to see what have we scared up for you this weekend, both spooky and sweet, and to find out how to get that FREE burger!
Reyes Adobe Days - Agoura Hills
This weekend-long celebration of California's heritage doesn't scrimp on the fun, with a parade, pony rides, and a petting zoo.
Hometown Fair - Manhattan Beach
Petting zoos, pony rides, and a Battle of the Bands are just a few reasons to beach bum around the South Bay this weekend.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 1
Recapalooza - Venice
This annual festival on Venice Beach encourages kids 6 - 17 to get active.
Angel Festival - Sierra Madre
Commune with the Angels as the lovers of the Heavenly creatures gather to celebrate all things Angel!
The Story Pirates- Westwood
The Story Pirates bring their flagship production to the Geffen Theatre. Come for the show, stay for the cookies!
SUNDAY OCTOBER 2
Orange County Book Festival - Costa Mesa
Orange County plays host to the country's largest festival dedicated to children's books.
Toddleraboo - Pacific Palisades
A magical day of fun activities in the park for kids 1 to 5.
Mighty Rubber Ducky Derby - Irvine
"Adopt" a rubber ducky so he can compete in a wild water slide race. This may also be your last chance to visit Wild Rivers before it closes.
Now, as promised, your free Veggie Burger. Veggie Grill introduces a kid's version of their V-Burger called, fittingly enough, the Kid's V-Burger. The seven Southern California locations of Veggie Grill will be offering Free Kids Burger Meals all day on Monday, October 3.
Enjoy, eat well, and whatever you end up doing, have a great weekend!