September's Best: Harvest Fests, Early Halloween, and More Cool Things To Do in Los Angeles

 The Spider Pavilion creeps back into town in September. Photo courtesy of The Natural History Museum
The Spider Pavilion creeps back into town in September. Photo courtesy of The Natural History Museum

September kicks off with loads of long Labor Day weekend events and keeps it going with some early Halloween activities plus so many more things to do in Los Angeles with kids!

September starts with Labor Day weekend, marking the end of summer, last summer visits to the beach ... aaaand now it's Halloween. Okay, it's not quite that fast, but LA's favorite venues are kicking off the spooky, harvesty fall activities in Los Angeles this month, and we can't wait to visit favorites like Underwood Farms and Irvine Park Railroad. There is also a wagon load of incredible Fall Festivals coming to Los Angeles this September, including a host of Mid Autumn Moon celebrations and the Maritime Festival in Dana Point.

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

 

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Bank of America Performing Arts Center
Annual Lighting of the Bay
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort - 4:00 PM Pick
Holiday Light Festival Train Ride
Griffith Park and Southern Railroad - 5:00 PM
Enchanted: Forest of Light
Descanso Gardens - 5:30 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides