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

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

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!


Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival at AGRIscapes
4102 South University Drive
Pomona, CA 91768

Live Oak Park
1901 Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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

Saint Sophia Cathedral
1324 South Normandie Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90006

Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark
3370 Sunset Valley Road
Moorpark, CA 93021

Discovery Cube in Los Angeles
11800 Foothill Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91342

Old Town Music Hall
140 Richmond Street
El Segundo, CA

El Capitan Theatre Hollywood
6838 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

The Broad
221 S. Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA

Dolby Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

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

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

Home Depot - All Locations
5600 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

Harkins Cerritos 16
600 Los Cerritos Center
Cerritos, CA 90703

Automobile Driving Museum
610 Lairport Street
El Segundo, CA 90245

Planes of Fame Air Museum
14998 Cal Aero Drive
Chino, CA 91710

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

Plaza Park
500 S. C St.
Oxnard, CA 93032

Children's Book World
10580 1/2 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Heritage Hill Historical Park
25151 Serrano Road
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802

American Girl Store at the Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Great Wolf Lodge SoCal
12681 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Rotating Locations, including Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Rd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Encino Park
16953 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91316

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

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

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

Bowers Museum
2002 North Main St
Santa Ana , CA 92706

Crestwood Hills Park
1000 Hanley Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd
Topanga, CA 90290

LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Brentwood Community
11620 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

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

McCabe's Guitar Shop
3101 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Fowler Museum at UCLA
308 Charles E Young Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90024