Fly your invisible jet over to Boo at the Zoo. Photo courtesy of the Santa Ana Zoo
Fly your invisible jet over to Boo at the Zoo. Photo courtesy of the Santa Ana Zoo

Best Things To Do in Los Angeles this Weekend with Kids: Pumpkin Races and Sea Scares

Looking for the best things to do in Los Angeles this weekend? Here are some events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

You’ve got a choice: you can spend this weekend sitting around waiting for the Great Pumpkin or you can go out there and find real pumpkins at the Farmers Market Fall Festival, decorate pumpkins at One Colorado, and even race pumpkins at Manhattan Beach’s annual Pumpkin Races. Gourd got you down? Scare up some aquatic thrills at Cabrillo Aquarium’s Sea Scare or visit a Boo at the Zoo at the Orange County Zoo or the Santa Ana Zoo. You can’t go wrong with the new movie Ron’s Gone Wrong, especially since it's showing at the El Capitan. And if the weekend just will not be complete without the Great Pumpkin, you can find him on PBS this Sunday when It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown airs (the only non-subscription service showing of the special this year).  

Don’t miss our roundup of free Halloween events in Los Angeles, the best pumpkin patches near Los Angeles, our favorite neighborhoods for trick-or-treating, and more.

Places featured in this article:


Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Heritage Museum of Orange County

Rasselbock Kitchen and Beer Garden
Underwood Family Farms' Annual Fall Harvest Festival
Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark - 9:00 AM
Spooky Zoo (at the Santa Barbara Zoo)
Santa Barbara Zoo - 9:30 AM
Rancho Los Cerritos Storytime
Rancho Los Cerritos - 10:00 AM
Manga Fun for Kids Virtual Class
Creatively Wild Art Studio - 3:30 PM
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