Here’s a Big List of Kid-Friendly Ideas to Celebrate Halloween in Los Angeles

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As I jogged my usual morning loop through the Elysian Valley today I was struck by just how many of the homes here are decked out with Halloween decor. It’s a reminder, I think, that in every community no matter where you go, no matter how big or small, Halloween really is about making it fun for the kids.

It comes as no surprise then that kid-themed Halloween events are taking place all over Los Angeles County this weekend, many of which (to the joy of parents) are free to attend.


To help shortcut your search for what to do, below I’ve compiled a big link list of ideas for what to do with your kids this 2016 Halloween weekend.

Hope the list helps you find something fun for you and your little ones.

Trick or treat!

Happy Halloween
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  1. San Gabriel Fall Fun Festival (Oct. 28) FREE
  2. Trick of Treat on the Boolevard in Atwater Village (Oct. 28) FREE
  3. Halloween Carnival for kids in Malibu (Oct. 28) FREE
  4. Theatricum’s 6th annual BOO-tanicum Halloween Event (Oct. 29)
  5. Pumpkin Decorating at One Colorado in Pasadena (Oct. 29) FREE
  6. Halloween Party and Gymnastic Show by Rhythmic Academy in Van Nuys (Oct. 29) FREE
  7. BooLVD Halloween and Harvest Festival in Lancaster (Oct. 29) FREE
  8. Spooky Creatures in The Garden at the LA Arboretum (Oct. 29)
  9. Halloween Family Festival and Movie Night at the Studio City Recreation Center (Oct. 29) FREE
  10. Pokemon Halloween Carnival in Encino (Oct. 29) FREE
  11. Sea Scare 2016 at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (Oct. 29)
  12. Halloween Family Faire in Woodland Hills (Oct. 29) FREE
  13. Halloween Capers in Whittier (Oct. 29) FREE
  14. Children’s Workshop: Halloween Concoctions at The Huntington Library (Oct. 29)
  15. Slightly Spooky Stories at Descanso Gardens (Oct. 29-30)
  16. Poppin’s Pumpkin Patch Parade at The Last Bookstore (Oct. 30) FREE
  17. Growl-O-Ween in Pasadena (Oct. 30) FREE
  18. 16th annual Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade in Long Beach (Oct. 30) FREE
  19. Halloween Event at Yosemite Recreation Center. See page 6 of linked PDF flyer. (Oct. 31) FREE
  20. Halloween Carnival at Elysian Valley Community Center (Oct 31) FREE
  21. Wilson Park Halloween Carnival in Torrance (Oct. 31) FREE
  22. Silver Lake’s Halloween Spooktacular (Oct. 31) FREE
  23. Halloween Stroll at Riviera Village in Redondo Beach (Oct. 31) FREE
  24. Halloween Festival for DTLA Kids at Grand Park (Oct. 31)
  25. Montana Avenue Halloween Hop in Santa Monica (Oct. 31) FREE
  26. Halloween Carnival at Stoner Recreation Center (Oct. 31) FREE
  27. Halloween Princess Ball at The Grove (Oct. 31)
  28. Halloween Spooktacular in Pico Rivera (Oct. 31) FREE
  29. Halloween How Down at Hazard Recreation Center (Oct. 31) FREE
  30. Sweet Rose Creamery Halloween movie night screening of Hocus Pocus (Oct. 31) FREE
  31. Boney Island Tour in Sherman Oaks (now through. Oct. 31) FREE
  32. HaLlOwEeN SpOOktACUlaR at Bob Baker Marionette Theater (now through Nov. 6)

Where are you taking the kids for Halloween in Los Angeles? If it’s not on the list and you want to share, feel free to email us at [email protected].


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