October's Best: Halloween Haunts, Fall Festivals, and More Cool Things To Do in Los Angeles

Dia y Noche de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever is a spectacle every Angeleno should experience at least once! Photo courtesy of ladayofthedead.com
Dia y Noche de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever is a spectacle every Angeleno should experience at least once! Photo courtesy of ladayofthedead.com

Halloween is the name of the game in October, which means Los Angeles is alive with pumpkin patches, haunted houses, fall festivals, and of course trick-or-treating—so many opportunities to wear Halloween costumes!

There are some major treats in store for Los Angeles families this October. From a Wicked and Wonderful garden adventure in Palos Verdes to Depot Day at Travel Town, there are loads of ways to enjoy this glorious, no-longer-100-degree fall weather. Also, I have this weird feeling that there's something else going on in October. An odd, creepy-crawly chills up my spine sensation, like I'm going to be going about my own business when all of a sudden—BOO! Favorite fright-tivities include the chance to boo at the zoo, pick pumpkins at the farm, trick-or-treat at Cemetery Lane, and so much more.

These are just a few of our favorite things to do in October—we're adding more events to the Los Angeles Family Event Calendar every day. Keep reading for the very best things to do in Los Angeles this October, and don't forget to check back weekly for our picks for the best things to do in Los Angeles each weekend.

 

Places featured in this article:


Kidspace Children's Museum

Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival at AGRIscapes

Reyes Adobe Park and throughout Agoura Hills

Multiple Hubs, including Mariachi Plaza

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Multiple Venues in Pasadena

OC Fair & Event Center

Numerous Venues along Grand Avenue, including: The Broad Museum
Grand Opening of Aidan's Place Reimagined
Westwood Recreation Center - 10:30 AM Pick
Annual Lighting of the Bay
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort - 4:00 PM Pick
Let's Learn Circuits Online Camp
Zoom - Online - 9:30 AM
Online MIT App Making Camp
Young Gates - Kids Online Personalized Classes - 9:30 AM
Artificial Intelligence with Scratch Online Camp
Young Gates - Kids Online Personalized Classes - 9:30 AM
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