Hidden Gardens Offer Lush Escape
Head to havens around L.A. including Amir’s Garden in Griffith Park, Arlington Garden in Pasadena, and La Casita Del Arroyo on the banks of Pasadena’s arroyo.
Haunted Pasadena Walking Tour
Meet the phantoms who haunt Pasadena and learn about unexplained mysteries as you wander through toe Playhouse Village and Old Pasadena.
Evenings throughout October
LA’s Haunted Hayride at Griffith Park
Choose your experience at this “scarier than ever” event.
Clockers Corner at Santa Anita Racetrack
Enjoy breakfast as you admire the thoroughbreds run their morning workouts.
5:00am – 10:00am daily
Daily in October
Sssensational Sssnakes at Kidspace Museum
A new hands-on exhibit offers a fresh appreciation for these wonderful, adaptive animals.
October 1 – 15
Dine LA Restaurant Week
Enjoy special lunch and dinner menus at nearly 200 restaurants.
Latino Heritage Celebrations
Celebrate Latino Heritage Month with exciting free cultural activities and events.
Selena – Movie in the Park – October 2 at Villa Parke
Paint and Aguas Frescas October 9 at Villa Parke
Concert in Memorial Park – Enjoy traditional hits with a salsa beat. October 16
“Streets of Pasadena! A Melodrama!”
Parson’s Nose Theater presents a live “Radio Performance of Dion Boucicault’s comic melodrama adapted for one hour of fun.
Carved: Pumpkin Exhibition at Descanso Gardens
A Pumpkin House, hay maze, themed food and beverage, and hundreds of carved pumpkins lining a one mile walk through the Camellia Forest and Oak Groves. 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Fun Fest at the Santa Anita Infield
There’s something for everyone to enjoy from the Ferris Wheel to pony rides and crafts.
Weekends through November 6 Reign of Terror Haunted House in Thousand Oaks This award-winning, walk-through haunted house features more than 130 custom rooms, all designed to give you a thrilling and fun time. 7:00 p.m.
One Time Events
Pumpkin Smash at the Sierra Madre Fire Station
Have a smashing good time! 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Nineteen local arts organizations will participate in a hybrid event aimed at celebration art in all its forms. 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Family Fridays: Movie Nights at The Huntington: Coco
Enjoy a picnic on Huntington’s beautiful lawn, enjoy live music and a fun family movie.
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Monrovia Wine Walk
Stroll through Old Town exploring businesses and sampling various wine offerings. 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Craftoberfest Los Angeles at the Rose Bowl
This food and drink experience will feature over 20 Southern California Breweries. Festmeister Hans will be back to entertain the crowd with his singing and antics! 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Annual Pumpkin Decorating at One Colorado
Get busy with glitter glue, pipe cleaners and markers to create your own spooky pumpkin. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Trick or Treat Halloween Bash in Old Town Monrovia
Celebrate Halloween with a costume contest, trick or treating, activity booths and much more.
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.