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
RAZ Winter Camp with Art for Kids
Robertson Art Zone, Beverly Hills - 9:30 AM
Crayola Creativity Week: Personal Identity
Virtual - Facebook Live - 9:00 AM
Knott’s Peanuts Celebration
Knott's Berry Farm - 10:00 AM
Salt Marsh Open House
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium - 11:30 AM
The Queen’s Cartoonists
Smother Theatre - 7:30 PM
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