Los Angeles Calendar of Events – October 2018

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor   Sept. 27-Nov. 2
The Ringmaster’s corrupt control of over 200 heinous monsters has dragged our six terrifying mazes further into the depths of decay, promising the most intense season of SoCal’s most authentic haunted attraction. 
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Queen Mary, Long Beach 
Contact: 562-499-1739 / www.queenmary.com

Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon   Oct. 5
Starting in Downtown Long Beach, runners head towards the Queen Mary and then through Shoreline Village. After running next to the Pacific Ocean on the flat beach path, half marathoners will continue down Ocean Boulevard while full marathoners veer right and head through Belmont Shore toward Marine Stadium. 
Contact: 562-795-8900 / www.motivrunning.com/run-longbeach

Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge    Oct. 5-7
Ultimate family obstacle course, with 13-15 fun and challenging obstacles, plus lots of running, jumping, climbing, and mud! 
Time/Place: 8:30am-2:20pm / Oak Canyon Park, Silverado 
Contact: www.kidsobstaclechallenge.com/losangeles

Craft Fair    Oct. 5-7
Admission: FREE. Parking: $5. 
Time/Place: Fri & Sat 12-8pm, Sun 7am-4pm / Antelope Valley Fairgrounds 
Contact: www.avfair.com

Harvest Fest at The Shoppes   Oct. 6
Family-friendly event to feature Jack O’Lantern’s Pumpkin Patch, Farm Friendz Petting Zoo and game, balloon tying, face painting and more. 
Time/Place: 12-3pm / The Shoppes at Westlake Village 
Contact: 805-495-5400 / www.shoppesatwestlakevillage.com

The Inflatable Festival & Run   Oct. 6
Bounce houses, Zorb Balls, and inflatable jousting are only a few of the over forty inflatable attractions families can expect. The festival also features a 1-mile/5k track featuring kid-friendly inflatable obstacles that visitors can complete at their own pace. 
Time/Place: 8am-2pm / Pomona Fairplex  
Contact: www.theinflatablerun.com

Off the Hook Seafood Festival   Oct. 6
Tastings from the city’s best seafood restaurants and chefs, live music, oyster shucking competition, sustainable seafood VIP Lounge and more. 
Time/Place: 3-7pm / Santa Monica Pier   
Contact: www.offthehookseafoodfest.com

Montrose Oktoberfest   Oct. 6
Offers you an authentic Bavarian experience for the entire family to enjoy including food, beer/beverages, games/rides, contests and live music. 
Time/Place: 12-10pm / 2200-2400 Honolulu Avenue 
Contact: https://oktoberfest.montrosechamber.org

Bark at the Park   Oct. 6
Vendor exhibits, fun games and activities for your playful pooch. Raffle proceeds benefit the LA County Lancaster Animal Shelter. 
Time/Place: 10am / Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park, Lancaster 
Contact: 661-723-6077 / www.lancasterbarkatthepark.org

Adult Swim Festival   Oct. 6-7
Combining the best of music, comedy, gaming and great food, Adult Swim fans will spend the weekend immersed in a one-of-a-kind cultural festival happening between two massive stages. 
Time/Place: Market Row, DLTA   
Contact: www.adultswimfestival.com

Galpin Car Show   Oct. 7
We are expecting nearly 1000 vehicles that will be on display. In addition, we are also featuring more fun activities for kids like carnival games, paint-the-truck, live entertainment and food. 
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / Galpin Motors, Northridge 
Contact: 855-320-4585 / www.galpin.com/carshow

Denim, Diamonds & Stars for Autism   Oct. 7
VIP & general cocktail reception, silent & live auctions, live entertainment, seated gourmet dinner, and a program of celebrity presenters, live entertainment, and a tribute to 2018 honorees. 
Time/Place: 4:30-9:30pm / Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village 
Contact: 818-340-4010 / www.denimanddiamondsforautism.net

The City of Santa Monica presents COAST   Oct. 7
More than two miles of city streets will be closed to cars and open for people to stroll, bike, and roll. Attendees will indulge in food, listen to live music, enjoy world-class art, and experience the community’s public spaces in a new, reimagined way. 
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Downtown Santa Monica 
Contact: www.santamonica.gov/coast

Reyes Adobe Days   Oct. 11-14
A weekend of entertainment, historical demonstrations – including rancho activities for kids, museum tours – art, parade, music, recreation, beer and wine tasting, gourmet food trucks, shopping and the RAD RUNS 10k & 10-miler on the 13th. 
Time/Place: Reyes Adobe Park, Agoura Hills   
Contact: www.reyesadobedays.org

AltCar Expo   Oct. 12-13
Every year, exciting debuts of alternative technology vehicles – cars, fleets, trucks, bicycles, and scooter – are available for a Ride & Drive experience. 
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Santa Monica Civic Parking Lot 
Contact: 310-390-2930 / www.altcarexposocal.com

Shoreline Village Haunted Maze   Oct. 12-Oct. 31
This year all proceeds go to support the YMCA Youth Institute. Admission is $6. See website for schedule of days. 
Time/Place: 5-9pm / Shoreline Village, Long Beach   
Contact: www.shorelinevillage.com

Pumpkin Nights   Oct. 12-Nov. 4
Invites visitors to journey into the world of Pumpkin Nights with dazzling, multi-sensory Halloween displays and eight Pumpkin Lands created with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins and funkins. 
Time/Place: 5-10pm / Pomona Fairplex   
Contact: www.pumpkinnights.com
Malibu Pie Festival   Oct. 13
Contests, kids’ activities, live music and more. 
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Malibu Methodist Church: 30128 Morning View
Contact: 310-457-7505 / www.malibuumc.org

Oktobeer Craft Brew Fan Festival   Oct. 13
Taste amazing beers where Hollywood celebrities once displayed their acting craft next to amazing Hollywood movie sets. Entertainment including live bands, DJ’s, comedians and gypsy street performers.
Time/Place: 1-5pm / Hollywood Sports, Bellflower 
Contact: 503-747-9605 / www.eventbrite.com

Long Beach Oktoberfest   Oct. 13
Unlimited tastes, 2 sessions & a return to The Pike Outlets. Enjoy both traditional and non-traditional Oktoberfest activities, food options & music. 
Time/Place: 12-7pm / The Pike Outlets   
Contact: www.tasteofbrews.com

San Gabriel Valley Pride   Oct. 13
Local community organizations and businesses, Classic Car Show, Health & Wellness area, Pet Adoption, Drag Queen and Drag King readings, a Family Arts and activity area, “Portraits of Pride” exhibit of LGBT Olympian Athletes, “Fearless” exhibit of High School and College Out LGBTQ athletes, a GSA Fundraising area, local entertainment and refreshments. 
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / Pasadena Central Park   
Contact: www.sgvpride.org

Building Bridges Fall 4 Wellness Fair   Oct. 13
There will be free fun family activities ongoing, demonstrations, giveaways, informational booths, free healthy refreshments and healthy food trucks! 
Time/Place: 11am-2pm / Torrance High School 
Contact: 310-328-5310 / www.torranceca.gov

Empty Bowls   Oct. 13
3-course gourmet soup dinner (wine, appetizers, soup, salad, rolls and dessert), silent and live auctions, entertainment and select a handcrafted artisan soup bowl of their very own to take home with them! 
Time/Place: 6:30-9pm / O’Donnell Hall/American Martyrs Church, Manhattan Beach 
Contact: 310-782-8196 / www.familypromiseosb.org

Say NO Bullying Festival   Oct. 14
Anti-bullying influencers, some of today’s hottest musical talent, exhibit/resource booths, food, celebrities, and a massive group of supporters from all over Southern California. 
Time/Place: 1-4pm / Griffith Park-Pettigrew, Los Feliz 
Contact: 800-451-6434 / www.saynobullying.org

LA Westside Food & Wine Festival   Oct. 14
With over 25 food, wine, beer, spirit and drink purveyors providing scrumptious samples you won’t leave hungry or thirsty from this event! Benefits The Westside Food Bank. 
Time/Place: 3-7pm / LA Westside Marriott, Culver City   
Contact: www.wsfb.org
Long Beach Zombie Fest   Oct. 19-21
Join hordes of rotting revelers for Long Beach’s annual zombie outbreak, a THREE DAY invasion of the walking dead who will channel their inner zombie as they take over. 
Time/Place: Fri 5-10pm, Sat-Sun 3-10pm / Rainbow Lagoon Park 
Contact: 562-495-5959 / www.longbeachzombiefest.com

Out of the Darkness Community Walk   Oct. 20
Speakers, entertainment, remembrance activities, and a community resource fair. Make a difference in the lives of those touched by suicide by participating in our walk. 
Time/Place: 10am / Santa Monica Pier 
Contact: 310-962-3475 / www.afsp.org/lawalk

Bravery Uncorked Food, Wine & Jazz Benefit   Oct. 20
Ticket includes Wine Tasting (+ beer) amazing food, & live music by the Jack Daro Jazz Band. Supporting the National Wounded Warrior Center to be built in Mammoth Lakes. A live auction, silent auction and raffle. 
Time/Place: 12:30-4:30pm / Boccaccio’s Restaurant, Westlake Village 
Contact: https://501auctions.com/braveryuncorked

Buckboard Days Parade   Oct. 20
“Passport Through Rowland Heights” Grand Marshal: Congressman Ed Royce. Festival immediately following the parade at Rowland Park.  
Time/Place: 9am / Rowland Heights  
Contact: www.buckboarddaysparade.org

American Indian Celebration   Oct. 20-21
Native music, dancing, storytelling, and food. Native artists will sell jewelry, beadwork, gourd art, paintings, and crafts. 
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Antelope Valley Indian Museum, Lancaster 
Contact: 661-946-3055 / www.avim.parks.ca.gov

Oktoberfest DTLA   Oct. 20-21
Lots of great beer will be available to taste or buy by the pint in our Beer Garden, along with sausages, pretzels, authenic desserts and of course live music and dancing. 
Time/Place: 2-10pm / Pershing Square 
Contact: 310-404-3094 / www.oktoberfestdtla.com

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival   Oct. 20-21
There will be live bands, contests, reptile and wildlife shows, inflatable rides and giant slide and youth carnival games. Pumpkin patch, pumpkin foods and flavors, pumpkin beer, pumpkin crafts and professional pumpkin carver. 
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Juan Bautista de Anza Park 
Contact: 818-222-5680 / www.calabasaspumpkinfestival.com 

LA Cancer Challenge 5K Walk/Run   Oct. 21
The signature fundraising event of the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. 
Time/Place: 7:30-11am / UCLA 
Contact: 310-473-5121 / www.lacancerchallenge.com
Asian World Film Festival   Oct. 24-Nov. 1
Champions films from more than 50 countries across Asia. AWFF draws greater recognition to the region’s wealth of filmmakers while strengthening ties between the Asian and Hollywood film industries. 
Time/Place: Arclight Culver City  
Contact: www.asianworldfilmfest.org

Claremont Village Venture Arts and Crafts Faire   Oct. 27
Get your holiday shopping done early as you walk the streets lined with 400 booths! 
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Claremont Village   
Contact: www.villageventure.com

Diamond Bar Halloween Party for Pups & Kids   Oct. 27
All treats and no tricks. Activities for both children and dogs.
Time/Place: 9am-12pm / Pantera Park 
Contact: 909-839-7073 / www.diamondbarca.gov

Model Train Show   Oct. 27-28
“How to” clinics will be held on various railroad subjects throughout the day. Bring your own model cars and locomotives if you would like advice and assistance. 
Time/Place: 10am / South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Peninsula 
Contact: 310-544-1948 / www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org

Kidspace Pumpkin Festival   Oct. 27-28
Petting zoo, pony rides, bouncers, carnival games, and seasonal crafts. Participate in a costume parade, enjoy face painting, and pick out pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. 
Time/Place: 9:30am-5pm / Brookside Park, Pasadena 
Contact: 626-449-9144 / www.kidspacemuseum.org

Marina Spooktacular   Oct. 27-28
Expect kid-friendly fun by day and spooky entertainment by night (recommended for ages 13+). Costume contests, DJ entertainment, crafts, free pumpkins and carving kits. 
Time/Place: 12-8pm / Burton Chase Park, Marina Del Rey 
Contact: 424-526-7900 / www.visitmarinadelrey.com

A Time for Heroes Festival   Oct. 28
This year marks the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s 30th anniversary! 
Time/Place: 12-3pm / Smashbox Studios, Culver City  
Contact: www.pedaids.org

Long Beach Dia De Los Muertos   Oct. 31
Live Concert, Facepainting, Mariachis, Ballet Folklorico, Dia De Los Muertos Altar Displays, Children’s Fun Zone, Arts & Crafts, Art Displays, Food and Beer Garden. 
Time/Place: 5-11pm / Pine Ave., between 4th and 6th Street 
Contact: www.visitlongbeach.com

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