33 Really Cool Things to do This October in Los Angeles (2018)

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Need stuff to do this month in Los Angeles? We looked ahead on our calendar to focus in on some of the best events happening in October around the city that you should probably have on your radar. After all, better to get your tickets now than wait till the last minute and find out your favorite event is sold out. October 2018 event highlights include the Pasadena ARTWalk, the LA Korean Festival, Adult Swim Festival, Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever, the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, a mass meditation at the LA Public Library, L.A. Beer Fest, and LOTS more.

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1. Halloween-related To-Dos (all month)

October is full of Halloween haunts and immersive experiences. To that end we’ve created a round-up of 31 Spooky / Creepy / Fun things to do for the month that you can experience over the next several weeks. If you like Halloween, you’re going to love this list 🙂

2. The Pizza Experience (start October 1)

Los Angeles’ newest pop-up museum features a pizza hall of fame, oversized cheese pool, giant installations, and of course, real pizza. -> More information

3. 2018 LA Korean Festival: Food, Music & More (October 4-7)

Enjoy 2018’s edition of the LA Korean Festival, complete with interactive activities, live performances, food, drink, including headling acts KSHM and Dean. -> More information

4. Tito’s Fiesta Mexicana (October 4)

Celebrate National Vodka Day and National Taco Day by visiting Tito’s Tacos for a fiesta with Tito’s Vodka, award winning tacos, Mariachi music and more! -> More information

5. 32nd Annual California Avocado Festival (October 5-7)

Take a drive up the 101 to the 32nd annual California Avocado Festival, returning to Carpinteria October 5-7. This free event features more than 75 music acts on four stages and the world’s largest vat of guacamole. -> More information

6. Foo Fighters at Cal Jam 18 Music Festival with Iggy Pop, Garbage & More (October 6-7)

Cal Jam 18 Music Festival comes to Glen Helen Regional Park & Festival Grounds with Foo Fighters, Iggy Pop, Garbage, Billy Idol, Tenacious D and more. -> More information

7. Adult Swim Festival in Downtown Los Angeles (October 5-7)

Adult Swim is holding a three day festival featuring musical artists and comedians like Thundercat and Hannibal Buress, as well as games and show previews. -> More information

8. Culver City Art Walk and Roll Festival (October 6)

Enjoy the best food, drink, kids activities, art and more that the area and its surroundings hasve to offer at Culver City Art Walk and Roll Festival! -> More information

9. 2018 LA Beer Fest (October 6)

Take part in this year’s L.A. beer fest, a celebration featuring over 200 beers to enjoy, live music, DJ sets, food trucks, and plenty more! -> More information

10. 4th Annual OFF THE HOOK Seafood Festival (October 6)

Enjoy great seafood, live music, an oyster shucking competition, and more on Santa Monica Pier at the 4th Annual OFF THE HOOK Seafood Festival. -> More information

11. The Los Angeles Video Project (October 6)

Enjoy a specially curated program by New Filmmakers L.A. at historic Sunset Las Palmas Studios, featuring 26 short films, food, an awards ceremony and more! -> More information

12. Art and Beer Night Market LA (October 11)

Enjoy 15 brews, art from 28 local artists, food trucks, live music and more during the Art & Beer Night Market at Iron Triangle Brewing Company in DTLA. -> More information

13. Pumpkin Nights (starts October 12)

Enjoy over 3,000 carved pumpkins across eight pumpkin-themed lands accompanied with special pumpkin fire and magic shows, carvings, and plenty more. -> More information

14. 10th Annual Los Angeles Printers Fair (October 13)

Celebrate the paper arts with handmade paper, cards, posters, opportunity for personal, custom prints and more with featured artist Chris Fritton! -> More information

15. Pasadena ARTwalk (October 13)

Check out all the art, activity and culture that Pasadena has to offer with a shaded walk down Green St. featuring art shows, restaurant deals and much more. -> More information

16. 1st Annual Boyle Heights Beer Fest (October 13)

Sip on beer from dozens of locally crafted brews and help support charities like OLTE during the 1st Annual Boyle Heights Beer Fest. -> More information

17. Fall Festival at The Original Farmers Market (October 13-14)

Enjoy this year’s Fall Festival at The Original Farmers Market, including a petting zoo, pie-eating contests, live music, and plenty more. -> More information

18. The Fall Brewery Artwalk (October 13-14)

The Brewery’s biannual free event includes art displays spanning video, painting, performance, ceramics, interior, fashion, multi-media and more. There will be over 100 participating resident artists for guests to discover and interact with. -> More information

19. L.A. Bacon Bash (October 14)

Experience specially curated bacon and craft beer from all over so-cal as well as betting vouchers and access to Santa Anita Park’s race track. -> More information

20. The Big Quiet – Mass Meditation at the LA Public Library (October 14)

Enjoy a mass meditation and sound bath experience in the rotunda of the L.A. Public Library, featuring string instrumentalists, special guests and more. -> More information

21. CraftoberFest LA at The Rose Bowl (October 16)

CraftoberFest LA bills itself as a premium Oktoberfest celebration centered around carefully curated craft beer, featuring over 30 Southern California breweries and restaurants. -> More information

22. WestEdge Design Fair (October 18-21)

Celebrate the best of modern design, furnishings and more at the WestEdge Design Fair with over 200 exhibitors, classes, demonstrations and much more. -> More information

23. Front Porch Cinema (October 18-21)

Front Porch Cinema offers four straight days of classic films screened at the Santa Monica Pier, with access to all the fun amenities and attractions the pier has to offer including rides, games, food and more. -> More information

24. 13th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar (October 20)

Enjoy a massive catalogue of archives, memories and information open for the public to peruse and explore along with a special screening of “Lost L.A.” -> More information

25. Demon Dayz Festival (October 20)

Headlined by Gorillaz, Demon Dayz features a massive lineup of artists including The Internet, Erykah Badu, DRAM and many more. -> More information

26. Strut Your Mutt LA (October 20)

Come fundraise to help homeless animals with a walk around Exposition Park, finishing at a family friendly festival with food trucks, and activities. -> More information

27. Burbank Beer Festival & Street Fair (October 21)

Enjoy over 85 craft beers at the Burbank Beer Festival & Street Fair on Saturday, October. 21 plus check out live music, and entertainment. -> More information

28. Eastside Food Festival 2018 (October 21)

Head to Mack Sennet Studios on October 21 for a celebration of food, drink, comedy, and music, as well as win raffle prizes at this year’s Eastside Food Fest. -> More information

29. Contemporary Crafts Market in Pasadena (October 26-28)

Enjoy a celebration of handmade crafts and the artisans behind them at the Contemporary Crafts Market, a three day event at the Pasadena Convention Center. -> More information


30. Stan Lee’s Comic Con (Oct. 26-28)

Enjoy the 2018 installment of Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con, filled with panels, exhibitors, screenings and much more for geeks of all varieties. -> More information

31. Filipino Angeleno Food Block Party With Eat. Play. Move. (October 27)

Enjoy Filipino-Angeleno dishes along with live music, a beer garden, kids activity area and more at Eat. Play. Move’s Filipino Angeleno Food Block Party. -> More information

32. Carnal Carnival Halloween Block Party (October 27)

Come celebrate a dark world of mischief, wild delights and horrifying fears with an Old Hollywood Insane Asylum and collection of oddities for viewing. -> More information

33. Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Oct. 27)

Día de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery returns for 2018 with a massive affair including dancing, crafts, music and theatrical performances across four stage. -> More information

Be sure to check the We Like L.A. Events Calendar for updates on fun things happening around the city throughout October. You can also sign up for our daily/weekly newsletter if you want events sent straight to your inbox. 


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