Things To Do in LA this Weekend: Boo at the Zoo, Children's Book Fest, Mark in the Park

Make Your Mark in the Park. Photo by Debra Morrison courtesy of The Big Draw LA
Make Your Mark in the Park. Photo by Debra Morrison courtesy of The Big Draw LA

It's beginning to look a lot like pumpkins, everywhere I go. And so it begins! The Harvest. The Corn Mazes. The Patches. We are on a crazed, giddy run to the end of the month.

But don't get spooked! Yes, there are scary things afoot. Yes, you can choose the dark and shadowy path. But you can also choose to welcome the season with laughs (and science!). You can fear the night or you can get in on the fun. Halloween is what you make it, and LA makes it easy to choose family-friendly. Or not.

Public service announcement for purists who wait to celebrate Halloween until, well, Halloween: There's still lots to do! This weekend sees festivals Greek and Southeast Asian, Manhattan Beachian and Encinoish. You can buy a ticket to the 20s, catch a plane, train, or (very small) automobileThe streets of Los Angeles are open wide, and you can make your mark in Grand Park. So go out there and scare up some fun.

Keep reading for our favorite treats for this weekend, no trick!

Places featured in this article:


Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival at AGRIscapes

Heritage Hill Historical Park

American Girl Store at the Grove

Rotating Locations, including Los Angeles State Historic Park

Multiple Hubs, including Mariachi Plaza
Festival of Human Abilities
Aquarium of the Pacific - 9:00 AM
Charter School Fair
Ednovate East College Prep - 9:00 AM
Crayola Creativity Week: Cultures Around the World
Virtual - Facebook Live - 9:00 AM
Knott’s Peanuts Celebration
Knott's Berry Farm - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides