Here’s a Big List of FREE Things To Do in L.A. This October [2015]

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As you’re planning out your October activities, keep in mind there are plenty of ways to explore Los Angeles without spending an arm and a leg. In fact, many are free. and we always enjoy curating as many of those ideas as possible!

To that end, in addition to our always-relevant big list of free & fun things to do around Los Angeles, we put together a quick link rundown every month of things to do you may want to take advantage of.


This month’s list starts below, listed in chronological order. Numbered only for reference.


View of Downtown Los Angeles
Credit: Amatullah Guyot

1. [Oct 1] The first ever San Gabriel Dumpling & Beer Festival.

2. [Oct 1-4] LA Korean Festival

3. [Oct 2] First Fridays!

4. [Oct 3-4] The Brewery Art Walk

5. [Oct 4] The 7th Annual KCRW Good Pie Contest

6. [Oct 4] Ranger Ernie’s 6-mile Donut Hike

7. [Oct 8] The Downtown L.A. Art Walk

8. [Oct 9] Innovate Pershing Square

9. [Oct 9] Front Porch Cinema at the Santa Monica Pier (starts on the 9th. Goes every Friday for rest of month)

10. [Oct 10-11] The Jet Propulsion Laboratory Open House

11. [Oct 14] The KC Jewish Film Fest

12. [Oct 17-18] Fall Festival at The Grove

13. [Oct 17] The Taste of Soul Festival (free to enter, food for purchase)

14. [Oct 17] Star Party at Griffith Park

15. [Oct 17] Saved by the 90s Dance Party (free if you get there before 10:00pm)

16. [Oct 17] 10th Annual Taste of Soul Festival

17. [Oct 17] The Los Angeles Archives Bazaar

18. [Oct 18] The Sherman Oaks Street Fair

19. [Oct 18] CicLAvia: Heart of the City

20. [Oct. 23-31] Beware the Dark Realms Haunted House (free to enter, but they request you bring a canned good to donate to SCV Food Pantry)

21. [Oct 24] Grand Ave. Arts: All-Access

22. [Oct 31] WeHo Carnavale

For more ideas for what to do this October, make sure you follow our weekly event round-ups!


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