Wouldn’t it be great if someone put together a rundown of all the best free and cheap things to do this weekend in Los Angeles? Well here it is.
This weekend’s budget to-dos includes Grand Central Market’s 100th birthday party, Old Pasadena Day of the Dead Weekend, free museum days in the valley and westside, and more!
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10 for $10 or Less
1. [FREE] Visit Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills when it’s transformed into Scare-amount Ranch, a free family-friendly evening combining nature with film history. FREE
2. [FREE] Grand Central Market’s 100th birthday party. FRIDAY
3. [FREE] The Redondo Beach Pier Association and King Harbor Association invite guests to a free Halloween 80s Dance Party hosted by Richard Blade. FRIDAY
4. [FREE] Old Pasadena Day of the Dead Weekend starts this Friday. The event features three days of music, activities, and a self-guided Tour of Altars, featuring both traditional and contemporary Day of the Dead altars (Oct. 27-29) FRIDAY-SUNDAY
5. [FREE] Hundreds of Corgis will gather this Saturday for SoCal Corgi Beach Day at Huntington Beach. All dogs are allowed to come to the fall beach day! SATURDAY
6. [FREE] This Saturday enjoy free admission to a dozen exhibits across Los Angeles County during PST: LA/LA West LA & Valley Free Day. SATURDAY
7 [FREE] Honor the dead at Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles during its Día de los Muertos ceremony on Saturday, followed by eight days of viewing Dia de los Muertos altars. Saturday will feature a traditional Noche de Ofrenda ceremony, art installations, L.A.-based poets and musicians as well as Aztecan, Oaxacan and Michoacán dancers. FREE
8. [FREE] Celebrate Halloween at Marina del Rey’s Burton Chace Park on October 28–29 during the Marina SPOOKTACULAR. Offering a family-friendly harvest celebration during the day and spine-tingling thrills at night, guests can enjoy haunted pirate ships, scavenger hunts, a hay maze, carnival games, a “Thriller” dance flash mob and much more. SATURDAY-SUNDAY
9. [FREE] LAVA (the Los Angeles Visionaries Association) will host a free tour of civic art in Los Angeles’ civic center. There will be an illustrated lecture focused on the rich architectural legacy of Downtown L.A.‘s civic center and a group walk to visit a number of historic and more recent civic artworks. SUNDAY
10. [FREE] The Eagle Rock Bark Halloween Block Party and Kittie and Doggie Rescue Adoption comes to Eagle Rock City Hall on Sunday for the cutest Halloween-themed event all for a furry cause. FREE
5 MORE Options…
Here are 5 other things to do this weekend that may not be under $10 but still are worth knowing about:
- We Like L.A. is hosting a Halloween party at the Museum of Broken Relationships. FRIDAY
- L.A.’s Day of The Dead at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. SATURDAY
- The 5th Annual Santa Monica Zombie Crawl will bring hundreds of wannabe zombies to the heart of the west side for a night of terror, partying, dancing and drink specials from many city establishments. The night will end with a party at 1212 on the promenade. SATURDAY
- The First-Ever Growlers Six Music Festival happening on October 28-29 at the Port of Los Angeles will feature acts like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse, The Growlers, The B-52s, Girl Talk and more. SATURDAY-SUNDAY
- There’s an All-Star Cookout happening at Mack Sennet Studios in Silver Lake this Sunday. Expect chefs like Jonathan Yao of Kato, Erwin Tjahyadi of Bone Kettle and Avner Levi of Cento Pasta Bar to grill up some good eats right before your very eyes. SUNDAY
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