Acorn Day photo courtesy of OC Parks
Acorn Day photo courtesy of OC Parks

Free in October: 25 Totally Free Things To Do with Kids in Los Angeles this Month

October sees the arrival of spooky season here in Los Angeles, which means you're already committed to spending on costumes and candy. If you don't have a lot of spare cash to spend beyond the trick-or-teating, no problem; there's still plenty of free fun to be had by the whole family. From Halloween happenings to sweater weather shenanigans, you can hit the town without hitting the bank. Here are just a few of the free events happening this month—look for more free fun on our ultimate Halloween event list.


Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Irvine Spectrum Center
670 Spectrum Center Drive Carousel
Irvine, CA 92618

O’Neill Regional Park
30892 Trabuco Canyon Road
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678

Homestead Museum
15415 East Don Julian Road
City of Industry, CA 91745

Discovery Cube OC
2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Griffith Park (Pettigrew)
4730 Crystal Springs Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Multiple Hubs, including Mariachi Plaza
730 Pleasant Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731

Grand Park's Event Lawn
200 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Grand Park
210 N. Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Reyes Adobe Park and throughout Agoura Hills
30400 Rainbow Crest Drive
Agoura Hills, CA

Multiple Venues in Pasadena including: Kidspace
480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103

The Farmer's Market
6333 West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Clark Regional Park
8800 Rosecrans Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90621

Travel Town
5200 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, CA 91107

Brookside Park
360 N Arroyo Blvd (in front of Kidspace)
Pasadena, CA 91103

Malibu Bluffs Park
24250 Pacific Coast Hwy @ Malibu Canyon Rd
Malibu, CA 90265

Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility
1935 S. Hughes Way
El Segundo, CA 90245

Reed Park
1130 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Burton Chace Park
13650 Mindanao Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Manhattan Beach Pier
Manhattan Beach Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Marina Vista Park
5349 Colorado St.
Long Beach, CA 90803

The Dog Bakery
36 W. Colorado Blvd. Mills Place #3
Pasadena, CA 91105
Evening Hike on Hicks Haul Road
Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks - 6:00 PM Pick
The Frida Cinema Summer 2020 Pop-Up Drive-In
Various Locations, including Zion Lutheran Church & School - 8:30 PM Pick
Free Comic Book Day 2020
- various times Pick
A Hamilton Read-Along
- various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides