California Events Saturday, October 29 , 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

ALAMEDA Monster BashSaturday, October 29, 2011. Come on board the Historic grey ghost, the USS Hornet for a Monster Bash party, tour, costume contest, etc.

ANTIOCH Pumpkin Float. Noon - 4 p.m. Do pumpkins swim? Come swim along them. All ages welcome. Location: Prewett Plunge Dome, 4701 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA. antioch

BARSTOW: Mardi Gras Parade, Protecting the Freedom of Youth. Parade floats, bands, equestrian units, and community spirit marches down the streets of Barstow at this annual event. The parade route will start at Barstow Road and Main Street and proceed east to Mountain View and Main Street. Time: 7 - 9 p.m. 964-9053.

BENICIA: Halloween Events 2011 - Ghost Walk Oct. 7, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2011. BeniciaMainStreet

BERKELEY: Children's Halloween & Candlelight Procession. Children's Halloween costume contest at 4 p.m. Procession to foloow. Epicurious Gardens, 1511 Shattuck Ave. anotherbullwinkelshow

BIG BEAR LAKE: Boo in the Zoo. 1 - 5 p.m. Big Bear Lake, Moonridge Zoo, 43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA. 878-4200. moonridgezoo

BUENA PARK: Knott's Berry Farm Scary Farm Haunt. Time: 7 p.m. - 2 a.m. 4-51 presale, walk up day of. Location: 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA. 220-5200.knotts . Dates for this special event include: Sept. 23-25; 29-Oct. 2; Oct. 5-9; Oct. 12-16; Oct.19-23; Oct.26-31. Open 7p-2am Friday & Saturday only. All other days 7p-1 am

CALEXICO Pumpkin Patch at the Fire Station October 28 & 29, 2011, plus much more fun.

CALISTOGA Haunted House Halloween Event October 28 - 29, 2011. Join the fun at this community event that promises to be filled with entertaining surprises!

CAMARILLO Ghost Squadron Halloween Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, 8 p.m. Set inside an airplane hangar with real ghost squadron fleet Warbird planes, this will Ventura County's hottest Halloween party with a line up of bands featuring members from Guns N' Roses, Alice in Chains and L.A. Guns.

CARLSBAD: Halloween on Elm. Costume contest, trick-or-treating, entertainment, fun zone, outdoor movie, arts crafts. Location: State Street south of Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA. Contact: Courtney Enriquez, 760-434-2810 2 p.m.

EL CERRITO Halloween Costume Party Show October 29 & 30, 2011. Show off your outfits before you trick-or-treat and win special prizes at Playland's Halloween Costume Party. While you're here, explore the Dark Mystery exhibition, check out our 5000-year-old mummy and marvel at the Museum of Fun's latest attraction, the Haunted Manor. Location: 10979 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA (510) 592-3002. playland-not-at-the-beach

ESCONDIDO: Fall Renaissance Faire October 29 & 30, November 5 & 6, 2011, Felicita County Park , 742 Clarence Lane, Escondido, CA. goldcoastfestivals

FAIRFAX Halloween at Deer Park. 10 a.m. Event starts with a short hike in Deer Park, looking for signs of autumn. Have plants gone to seed? Which trees drop their leaves? Why are spiders so conspicuous this time of year? Bring a snack and then gather under the Halloween tree for a story. Deer Park is located in Fairfax. Take Bolinas Road, bearing left at the second stop sign. Turn left and then right at the next street which is Porteous Avenue. Go to the end of Porteous into the parking area. wildcarebayarea

FORT BRAGG Halloween Haunted Hall of Horrors October 28 - 29, 2011. A scary attraction for older kids (not recommended for young) and adults.

FRESNO: ZooBoo. Dates: Oct. 21, 22, 28, 29, 2011. Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Fresno, Fresno Chaffee Zoo. fresnochaffeezoo

HAWAIIAN GARDENS Haunted House Oct. 28 - 31, 2011. Never a dull moment for children at this special haunted house that creates a safe, fun haven for kids during Halloween.

LAGUNA NIGUEL Haunted Trails October 27 -29, 2011. A very scary event for older kids and adults who can handle a good scare, this is a very popular attraction, no refunds.

LA QUINTA: Art Under the Umbrellas Over 70 artists participate at each Art Under the Umbrellas event, located along the closed-off streets of this charming outdoor venue in Old Town La Quinta. Don't miss an enjoyable day outdoors perusing artist wares, exploring Old Town shops, and dining in Old Town restaurants. Art patrons will find quality artwork, while tourists will discover treasured mementos. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free Admission & Free Parking! oldtownlaquinta

LEUCADIA: Howl O' Ween. The Third Annual Halloween doggy event includes a Pet Parade and Pet Costume Contest. Time: 5- 8 p.m. leucadia101

LIVERMORE Downtown Halloween Carnival. This is a family friendly event geared toward families with youth in 5th grade and younger.

LONG BEACH: Dark Harbor Halloween Haunt at Queen Mary. -60. queenmary

LONG BEACH: Comic & Horror Con. A convention celebrating comic books will include costumes, writer panels, author sessions and signings and more. Time: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach longbeachcomiccon

MADERA: Madera Pomegranate Festival, Oct. 29-Nov. 5,2011. Celebrate all things pomegranate with recipe contests, fun run, entertainment, arts and food. pomegranatefestival

MILLBRAE Halloween Carnival and Monster Mash. Held at Civic Plaza, the event include an afternoon of festivities such as a Costume Parade and Trick or Treating.

MISSION VIEJO Hometown Halloween. 4 - 8 p.m. Event includes game booths along with a pint sized haunted house, trick-or-treating, Whacky Witch'n Kitchen, children's costume parade and more.

MONTEREY: Halloween at the Aquarium. Put on your costume and join the skeletons and sea stars. 7 - 10 p.m. Location: Monterey Bay Aquarium , 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA. 648-4800


MOUNTAIN VIEW Halloween Events, invite the public to participate and enjoy the best of the community such as the Monster Bash at the Community Center and Spooky Times at Deer Hollow Farm.

MURRIETA Harvest Festival. 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Celebrate Halloween in a community atmosphere with carnival games, candy give-aways and prizes. The entire family is invited. for carnival wrist band. OAKLAND: Boo at the Zoo, October 29 - 30, 2011 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA . (510) 632 9525. oaklandzoo

ORANGE: Halloween Zoo-tacular! All ages invited to take part in some Halloween fun! Activities include trick-or-treating, spooky crafts Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Orange County Zoo 1 Irvine Park Road Orange, CA 92869 973-6846 ocparks

OROVILLE Haunted House October 28-29, 2011, 7 - 9 p.m. The Oroville annual Halloween tradition is always full of scary fun and many surprises. Each year there's a different theme. In 2011 it is Horror at the Movies.

PACIFICA Halloween Spook-Tacular 2011, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Pacifica Community Center Halloween Spook-Tacular! A haunted house and carnival at the Pacifica Community Center. Contact: Vicki Russo @ 650-738-7460. cityofpacifica

PARADISE: 1st Annual Paradise Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering. Features Sourdough Slim, Jim King, Belinda Gail. 5. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunnely Road, Paradise, CA. 521-1984

PINOLE Halloween Carnival & Haunted House, 1 - 5 p.m. Fernandez Park and the Pinole Youth Center host the Halloween Fest. pinole

PISMO BEACH: Jubilee by the Sea Jazz Festival, October 27-30, 2011. This premier West Coast jazz event features now in its 35th year features renown, traditional jazz bands from across the nation. It features 20 bands and several guest artists performing at five venues, all connected by a shuttle bus system. New Orleans-style jazz, big band performances, dancing, food and beverages are available. Location: Pismo Beach Pier, Pismo Beach, CA. 481-7840. pismojazz

PLEASANTON: Pirates of Emerson. 6 Haunted House attractions include the original, infamous Pirates of Emerson, plus a and Corn Maze. The Haunting Fields is where your worst nightmares become real. As you enter the Adventure, you enter a world of suspense and terror. The only thing on your mind will be your survival. At the Haunting Fields you are actually IN the various exotic scenes. Time: 7:05 - Midnight. General Admission. Location: Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, CA. piratesofemerson . Other dates: Oct. 1, 7-9, 13-16, 19- 23, 25-31

RANCHO CORDOVA Twilight Carnival and Pumpkin Fest. This annual haunted house and children's carnival event is filled with games, prizes, a bounce house, clowns and a haunted house!

REDONDO BEACH: Na Ka'ao: the Hawaiian Legends. This Hawaiian Musical production at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center was inspired by the lyrics of Hōpoe, Laie'ikawai and Poliahu, written by Frank Hewett. Featuring dance choreography by Rolanda Reese and special musical arrangements by Jim "Kimo" West, this is an event you will not want to miss! Location: 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278. Time: 7 pm. For more information & tickets - kpac4m or phone 888-5570.

SAN CARLOS Halloween Haunted Hangar Saturday October 29 & Sunday October 30, 2011. Event lasts two days and includes an Aerial Carnival and a Pumpkin Drop filled with prizes.

SAN DIEGO: Monster Bash. Over six blocks of the Gaslamp Quarter transforms into three Mega Clubs including; the Dos Equis XX Fright Club, the Dead Prom Party and the Blood Club. Time: 6 p.m. to Midnight. 0, 5 at the door. 233-5008. SanDiegoMonsterBash

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA Ghost Walk October 28 - 29, 2011 explores the great haunted places and spaces that reside within a city filled with history.

SAN PABLO Halloween House of Terror October 28 - 29, 2011 Event provides community fun and best of all, it's

SAN PEDRO Happy Harbor Halloween. The afternoon of fun includes Radio Disney, face painting marionettes puppet shows and more --at 2 locations!

SANTA ANA: Boo at the Zoo October 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 2011 5 - 8:30 p.m. 2, under age 2 is Location: Santa Ana, Prentice Park Zoo, 1801 East Chestnut Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92701 . 647-6575. santaanazoo /boo.htm

SANTA CRUZ: O'Neill Coldwater Classic, October 26 - 30, 2011. Final event on the 2011 O'Neill Cold Water Series attracting some of the world's finest competitors. Santa Cruz, CA | oneill /cwc

SANTA ROSA Halloween at Howarth Trick or Treat. Howarth Park annual Halloween includes a costume parade, train rides and a carousel. There's also a floating Pumpkin Patch at the Swim Center!

SOLVANG Haunted House October 29 & 31, 2011. The Solvang Theater transforms into a Haunted House for Halloween. There are two nights of entertaining thrills, plus an early youngsters version of the haunted house that isn't scary.

STANTON Halloween Fun, 12-4 p.m. The event invites families, friends and little ones for a day of fun.

VALLEJO: Fright Fest at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom 2011, through Oct. 30, 2011. Location: 1001 Fairgrounds Dr., Vallejo, CA. 643-6722. Fright Fest is all-new and scarier than ever before, bringing thrills by day and FRIGHT by night! Northern California's biggest Halloween event is resurrected into a terror-filled playground. As the clock strikes 13, an unearthly Awakening at the gallows awaits you. With five new haunted attractions, street entertainment, and hair-raising haunted houses and mazes. sixflags /discoverykingdom

VENTURA Ghost Tales at the Olivas Adobe October 23 - 31, 2011. Join ghost researcher and author Richard Senate for stories and tales about reported ghost hauntings at the Olivos Adobe in Ventura, one of Ventura's many haunted places.

VICTORVILLE High Desert Fear Festival, October 28 -31, 2011, 5 - 10 p.m. 28 haunted rooms to roam, daily contests, games, costume contest, special magical acts and more.

WALNUT CREEK Trick or Treat Walnut Creek October 28, 29 &31, 2011. There are several Halloween events in Walnut Creek ranging from Downtown Trick-or-Treat to ARF to Broadway Plaza. So much fun in one city!

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