Best Fall Festivals near Los Angeles for Families

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever. Photo by  johnwilliamsphd/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever. Photo by johnwilliamsphd/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Fall festivals do exist in Los Angeles, even if the weather says otherwise. While other places have a season called fall; LA has something more like summer with school and a pumpkin aisle at Trader Joe's. Of course, the beauty of an endless summer that fades gently into Halloween or Thanksgiving—usually right up until that guy in the red suit arrives—is that summer festivals keep right on going, all the way through September and October. Check out some of our favorite annual faux fall festivals, from Labor Day through Day of the Dead.

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Enegren Brewing Company

Reyes Adobe Park and throughout Agoura Hills

Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival at AGRIscapes
Kids Club Concerts at the Grove
The Grove - 10:00 AM Pick
Read to Pups at the Library
San Pedro Branch Library - 3:30 PM Pick
Annenberg Community Beach House Sunset Picnic
Annenberg Community Beach House - 5:00 PM Pick
Skirball Sunset Concerts
Skirball Cultural Center - 8:00 PM Pick
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