Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Sept. 28-Nov. 1
Live your nightmares aboard the haunted Queen Mary and join our cast of ghouls, spirits, and undead for an unforgettable, frighteningly authentic haunted experience.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / The Queen Mary, Long Beach
Contact: 877-342-0738 / www.thequeenmary.com
Arcadia Oktoberfest Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Get ready for authentic ‘fest games, music and, most importantly, delicious German eats and craft brew! Wunderbar!
Time/Place: 11:30am-5:30pm / Santa Anita Park
Santa Clarita Comic & Toy Expo Oct. 1
A variety of exhibitors will be on hand selling comics, toys, and everything else that a true comic and toy fan will ever need.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / College of the Canyons Valencia Campus
Contact: 661-297-2215 / www.santaclaritacomictoyexpo.com
Shriekfest Film Festival Oct. 5-8
The Los Angeles Horror/SciFi Film Festival continues its tradition as Los Angeles’ Premier horror film event.
Time/Place: 7-11pm / Raleigh Studios, Hollywood
La Cienega Design Quarter’s Sidewalk Sale Oct. 6-7
The same design shops and showrooms that sell to the top designers, collectors and celebrities, will be opening their doors, sidewalks and courtyards for an all-access shopping event.
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles
Classic Car Show and Drive-In Movie Oct. 7
In the lead-up to Paramount Ranch’s 90th anniversary, the National Park Service will host a classic car show and drive-in movie showing of the ‘80s classic hit “Back to the Future.”
Time/Place: 4-9pm / Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills
Westlake Village Century Oct. 7
The Westlake Village Century 40, 100 and 15 mile rides are presented by Stonehaus. In addition to the rides, there will be live music, lunch, a beer and wine tasting expo and more.
Time/Place: 7:30-11:30am / Westlake Village Inn
Bark at the Park Oct. 7-8
Dog lovers and their friends: it is time for another round of canine capers at this annual event featuring vendor exhibits, fun games and activities for your playful pooch.
Time/Place: 10am / Lancaster City Park
Romanian Festival Oct. 7-8
Two day celebration of Romanian Traditions with live entertainment, folklore dancing, and traditional food.
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / Ernie Howlett Park, Palos Verdes Estates
Contact: 510-274-0000 / www.romanianfestivals.com
Oktoberfest on the Pier Oct. 8
Special Olympics Southern California’s biggest FUNdraiser! Pacific Park rides, games, and prizes, Music and live entertainment, Arts & crafts and karaoke, Silent auction.
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Pacific Park/Santa Monica Pier
Galpin Car Show Oct. 8
1000 vehicles that will be on display including some from the Petersen Automotive Museum. Fun activities for kids like carnival games, paint-the-truck, live entertainment and delicious food.
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Galpin Motors, North Hills
La Mirada Fall Festival Oct. 12
Games, live entertainment, and dessert. The Festival is free to attend, and a donation of $2.75 is suggested for lunch provided by Cafe on the Green.
Time/Place: 10am-12pm / La Mirada Activity Center
Reyes Adobe Days Oct. 12-15
Celebrates the very best of local culture with a variety of events for all ages on the grounds of an original 1845 California rancho.
Time/Place: Reyes Adobe Historical Site, Agoura Hills
Contact: 818-597-7361 / www.reyesadobedays.org
German Current Film Festival Oct. 13-16
Young, exciting & ground-breaking new cinema from Germany, Austria and Switzerland in Los Angeles.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Egyptian Theatre, Los Angeles
The Belmont Shore Art Walk Oct. 14
Will showcase the works of diverse artists who will use chalk as their medium, and the sidewalks of Belmont Shore as their canvas.
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Belmont Shore, Long Beach
Contact: 562-434-3066 / www.belmontshore.org/art-walk
Long Beach Oktoberfest Oct. 14
With a focus on Fall/Oktoberfest craft beers, changes this year include a new “tasting” format, limited attendance, more beverage options and a new location.
Time/Place: 12-4pm / The Pike Outlets
OurTownLA Nonprofit Expo Oct. 14
The purpose of this event is to allow the LA LGBTQ nonprofit groups listed on OurTownLA to promote themselves, the much needed services they provide and engage with the community.
Time/Place: 12:30-4:30pm / Plummer Park, Fiesta Hall
Pasadena ARTWalk Oct. 14
The event highlights some of the best Southern Californian visual artists showcasing their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawings, and printmaking.
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / Pasadena Museum of California Art
Contact: 626-568-3665 / www.pmcaonline.org
Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Craft Fair Oct. 14-15
A broad range of vendors will feature everything from handmade jewelry and food items, to decorative handbags and crocheted items to name a few.
Time/Place: 8am-5pm / 2551 W Avenue H, Lancaster
Contact: 661-948-6060 / www.avfair.com
Stop Cancer 5/10K Run/Walk Oct. 15
Enjoy a fast, flat course with chip timing and finish line video. Quality t-shirts. Finisher medals for all participants.
Time/Place: 6:30am-12pm / Woodley Park, Encino
Sherman Oaks Street Fair Oct. 15
200 + vendors sponsored, Car Show, Pet Expo, Main Stage featuring Chord Overstreet, Community Stage, Carnival,
Chamber Bar, Food Trucks.
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Ventura Blvd.: Van Nuys to Kester
Contact: 818-906-1951 / www.shermanoaksstreetfair.org
City of Westlake Village City Celebration Oct. 21
White Oak Elementary Family Festival, food trucks, craft beer, wine, Haunted House, Trick-or-Treat Trail, displays and activities, local community performance showcase, magic show, a shredding and e-waste collection event and more.
Time/Place: 3-8pm / Westlake Village Civic Center
Contact: 818-706-1613 / www.wlv.org/citycelebration
Into the Blue, LA Fashion Gala Oct. 21
Enjoy a glamorous evening highlighted by an inspired cocktail hour, designer runway show by ESCADA, and auction fun in support of the Autism Speaks Southern California Chapter.
Time/Place: 6:30-10pm / Union Station, Los Angeles
Arturo Sanchez Sr., Halloween Parade Oct. 21
Marching bands from throughout the southland are expected to perform alongside ghosts and goblins of all kinds.
Time/Place: 11am / Norwalk/Mapledale to Hermosillo Park
Contact: 562-929-5702 / www.ci.norwalk.ca.us
Calabasas Pumpkin Festival Oct. 21-22
Live bands, contests, reptile and wildlife shows, inflatable rides and giant slide and youth carnival games. Pumpkin patch, pumpkin foods and flavors, pumpkin beer and more.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Juan Bautista de Anza Park
Contact: 818-222-5680 / www.calabasaspumpkinfestival.com
American Indian Celebration Oct. 21-22
Native music, art, dancing, storytelling, and food.
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Antelope Valley Indian Museum, Lancaster
Contact: 661-946-3055 / www.avim.parks.ca.gov
Clean Food Fest + Clean Made Market Oct. 21-22
A lifestyle event, digital platform, and national brands in the health, wellness, and sustainable product tasting and shopping opportunities-all in one weekend!
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / California Market Center, Los Angeles
Oktoberfest DTLA Oct. 21-22
Beer Garden, sausages, pretzels, authentic desserts and of course live music and dancing.
Time/Place: 12-8pm / Pershing Square, Downtown L.A.
Contact: 310-404-3094 / www.oktoberfestdtla.com
Fireball Tim’s Wheels & Waves Classic Car Oct. 22
Families, kids, and guests of all ages are invited to enjoy vintage, exotic, and rare cars of all types.
Time/Place: 7-9am / Malibu Country Mart
Denim, Diamonds & Stars for Autism Oct. 22
VIP & general cocktail reception, silent & live auctions, live entertainment, seated gourmet dinner, celebrity presenters, live entertainment, and a special tribute to 2017 honorees.
Time/Place: 4:30-9:30pm / Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
Abilities Awareness Faire Oct. 24
Recreational activities; entertainment; food; and exhibitor tables. Local organizations and businesses serving people with disabilities are invited to showcase your services.
Time/Place: / 7630 Washington Ave., Whittier
Contact: 562-567-9480 / www.cityofwhittier.org
Historical Cemetery Tour Oct. 28
Period costumes worn by all the performers further heighten the experience with an aura of authenticity. The tour is appropriate for families and all ages.
Time/Place: Long Beach Municipal & Sunnyside Cemeteries, Long Beach
Woodland Hills Halloween Family Faire Oct. 28
Enjoy a variety of activities for children of all ages including: pumpkin painting, face painting, games, bounce houses, arts and crafts, exhibitors, food trucks, entertainment and more.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Warner Center Park
Model Train Show Oct. 28
Come see remarkable moving miniatures by the region’s most acclaimed enthusiasts. “How To” clinics will be held throughout the day.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / South Coast Botanic Garden, Rancho Palos Verdes
Contact: 310-544-1948 / www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org
Youth Halloween Carnival Oct. 28
With so much fun stuff to do! There will be face painting, game booths, and costume contests too!
Time/Place: 2-5pm / Plummer Park, West Hollywood
Pugtacular Spooktacular Oct. 28
Dog costume contest, vendors, food, photo booth, adoptions, silent auctions and great raffle prizes.
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Torrance Park: 2001 Santa Fe Ave.
Contact: 310-327-7871 / www.pugnationla.org
Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival Oct. 28-29
Annual music festival and carnival created and hosted by Tyler, The Creator. Features various carnival games, well known artists, restaurants, and a ferris wheel.
Time/Place: Exposition Park, Los Angeles
Alzheimer’s Greater L.A. walk4ALZ Oct. 29
Families, friends, caregivers and people living with the disease will walk side by side with teams from the community to raise awareness and much needed funds.
Time/Place: 8:30-11am / Century Park, Los Angeles
Trick Or Treat On 2nd St. Oct. 31
Grab a bag and come show off your costumes in return for some serious candy loot!
Time/Place: 4-6pm / Belmont Shore, Long Beach
Trunk or Treat Halloween Spectacular Oct. 31
Parents dress up those little monsters in their Halloween costumes and bring them out for some trick-or-treating fun!
Time/Place: 3-5pm / Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center
Contact: 818-880-2993 / www.ahccc.org
La Mirada Halloweenfest Oct. 31
Maze, trick-or-treat area, games, and costume contests!
Time/Place: 4:30-8pm / Neff Park: 14300 San Cristobal Drive
Contact: 562-943-7277 / www.cityoflamirada.org
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