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ANAHEIM: Mickey's Halloween Party, Disneyland, 1313 S. Harbor Blvd. Anaheim, CA

APPLE VALLEY: All Saints Lunatic Asylum Haunted Attraction set in the shuttered, REAL lunatic asylum! Select days through October 31, 2023. Location: 23275 Ramona Ave, Apple Valley $,

ARCADIA: Tokyo City Cup & Japan Family Day September 30-October 1, 2023, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Santa Anita Park.  LA Taiko Ichiza, a cosplay contest with famous cosplayers as judges, and foods such as  Sushi, Okonomiyaki (Japanese-style pancake), Yakisoba, Takoyaki, Onigiri Rice ball, Yakitori, Shaved ice, Japanese Beer, Sake and more. ambassadors, Emily Miko and Chelsea Misa will  wear a beautiful Kimono. Attendees can take photos/videos. Location: 285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA. $10 admission online,

BIG BEAR LAKE: Oktoberfest September 9-November 5, 2023 at Big Bear Lake Convention Center. 53rd Annual Oktoberfest. Nine consecutive weekends

BUENA PARK: The 17th Door haunt September 22-October 31, 2023, 7-11 p.m. in Buena Park Downtown Mall.  Experience an earthly hell where prisoners in the cell blocks have no concept of confinement and are thirsty for the sweet-smelling blood of new victims. Location: 8420 On the Mall Buena Park, CA. $36-up,

  BUENA PARK: KNOTTS SCARY FARM: mazes and scare zones, bands performing throughout the park, rides and some pretty cool shows in the oldest, largest and most dedicated Halloween scare experience celebrating 50 years in 2023. 

CALABASAS: Calabasas Film Festival September 27-October 1, 2023 Annual festival showcases major film premieres, student films, documentaries and top quality film selections from all genres that are guaranteed to entertain. | film

CALABASAS: Nights Of The Jack September 29-October 31, 2023. Advanced ticket purchase is required. King Gillette Ranch 26800 Mulholland Hwy Calabasas, CA 91302 $30-up, pre-purchase required,

CALIFORNIA: Scarecrow Festivals October 1-31 

CALIFORNIA CITY/EDWARDS: Wasteland Weekend   September 27-October 1, 2023. Worlds largest Post-apocalyptic music festival takes place in the Mojave Desert with a Mad Max style car show, costume parties and contests, and some Burning Man style elements. $200 approx., | lineup

CAMBRIA:  Cambria Scarecrow Festival 

CARPINTERIA: Santa Barbara Polo Club's USPA Wickenden Cup  3 p.m.  SB Polo Club. Santa Barbara Polo Club 3300 Via Real  $30 grandstand seating,


CHULA VISTA: The Count's Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place through October 29, 2023 includes costume parade, regular parade, costume contest, storytime, shows and character meet & greets.

CLAYTON: Clayton Oktoberfest & Carnival September 29-October 1, 2023 on Main Street, Downtown Clayton, CA Free admission, no ticket required and a full carnival with fantastic rides. Fees charged for carnival, food and purchases at this all ages event,

CORONA DEL MAR: Sandcastle Contest October 1, 2023, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. It's a Zoo Out There is 2023 theme Big Corona - Corona del Mar State Beach 3100 Ocean Blvd. Corona del Mar, CA Free to attend, CDMSandcastleContest

DANA POINT: Ohana September 29-October 1, 2023 at Doheny State Beach features rock and acoustic faves such as Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder and  Pretenders. Tickets: 

EDWARDS: Wasteland Weekend September 27-October 1, 2023! Lots of bands at this Mad Max-style, post-apocalyptic themed event. | line up

EL CAJON: Oktoberfest September 29-October 1 & October 6-8, 2023  is held for two weekends at German American Societies Of San Diego.  Bring your family and friends. Location: 1017 S. Molliison Ave., El Cajon, CA

FALLBROOK: Scarecrow Days October 1-31, 2023

FELTON: Rail & Trail Festival 12-4 p.m. This benefit for Rail & Trail ( includes a roundtrip steam train ride through the redwood forests, picnic lunch, string band performance, and beverages from local wineries and breweries. $100-up,

FIREBAUGH: Cantaloupe Roundup September 28-October 1, 2023 at at Firebaugh  Dunkle Park.  Location: 1500 Q Street,
Firebaugh, CA Free admission,  

FRESNO: Reel Pride Film Festival September 29-October 1, 2023 Historic Tower District venues: The Tower Theatre, 815 E. Olive Avenue Vista Theater 1296 N. Wishon Avenue Fresno, CA | film

GILROY: Gilroy Gardens Boo Halloween September 30-October 31, 2023. Attractions include the Boo Show, a Trick or Treat trail and fun entertainment for youngsters and their adults.

GOLETA: Goleta Lemon Festival September 30-October 1, 2023 at Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Road Free admission

GRASS VALLEY: Celtic Festival September 30-October 1, 2023 at Nevada County Fairgrounds. With a marketplace, foods, camping available and music throughout, this is California's premier Celtic Festival and Fair. Location: 11228 McCourtney, Grass Valley, CA $80-85,

HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire September 16-October 22, 2023, weekends.  Themed Weekend  September 30 & October 1, 2023 Heroes & Villains. Enter the costume contest! Casa de Fruta 

HUNTINGTON BEACH: The Great Pacific Airshow September 29-October 1, 2023

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Old World Village Oktoberfest  September 17-November 5, 2023. Held at the Biergarten, and indoor/outdoor venue.

LANCASTER: Antelope Valley Fair September 22-October 1, 2023.  X-Fest LIVE! Freestyle Motocross at fair in separate ticketed concert. $, | fairs

LIVINGSTON: Livingston Sweet Potato Festival September 29-October 1, 2023 at Max Foster Sports Complex. Location: 2600 Walnut Ave. Livingston, CA (209) 394-8830 Free admission, $5 parking

LONG BEACH: Shaqtoberfest September 28-October 31, 2023 next to The Queen Mary. Includes mazes, scare zones, carnival, pop-up entertainment and themed bars. Location: 1126 Queens Highway Long Beach, CA 90802 $25 presale and up,

LOS ANGELES: Zoo BOO October 1-31, 2023, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, with special entertainment and activities on the last two weekends in October. Free with paid Zoo admission

LOS ANGELES: Haunted Hayride in Griffith Park offers a lot more than a Halloween horror hayride, thankfully, for those who have asthma. Runs thru Oct.31, 2023

MALIBU: 2XU Malibu Triathlon  September 30-October 1, 2023. Iconic event in one of the most beautiful locations in the world brings athletes, celebrities, and Fortune 500 Corporations together to  provide funds for Pediatric Cancer Research at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

MANHATTAN BEACH: Downtown Manhattan Beach Car Show 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Manhattan Beach Boulevard and Manhattan Avenue.  Presented by the Manhattan Beach Police Department K-9 Unit and the Downtown Manhattan Beach Business and Professional Association   Location: 1100 Manhattan Avenue Manhattan Beach, CA. Free to see,

MILLBRAE: Japanese Culture Festival 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Millbrae Library Plaza. Music, drumming, dance performances, food and fun, Location: 1 Library Ave., Millbrae, CA. Free,

MURRIETA: ScareScape haunted attraction at Heritage Hill   September 29-October 29, 2023. Location: 28701 Los Alamos Heights Rd., Murrieta, CA $20-30 general admission $50 VIP,

NAPA: Annual Pow-wow September 30-October 1, 2023 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Skyline Wilderness Park Napa, California (North of Napa on Hwy 29) Free admission, Families welcome, | pow wow

OAKLAND: Oaktoberfest in Dimond September 30-October 1, 2023 along 7 blocks of streets - MacArthur Blvd. & Fruitvale Ave. Oakland, CA. Free admission, family friendly.

PALO ALTO: Great Glass Pumpkin Patch at the History Park studio of BAGI (Bay Area Glass Institute) September 30-October 1, 2023. Location: Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd. Palo Alto, CA. Free admission,

PASADENA: Family Day "Crafting Memories" at the Gamble House, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free day of architecture, art and exploration include half-hour group tours of the interior of the house (every half-hour 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., reservations required), and outdoors, guided discovery sessions tailored to children's interests.  Outdoor discovery sessions for young learners, story time under our big oak tree, a book fair, artwork using the architecture and gardens for inspiration (materials provided), free artist-led crafting workshops and Dina's Dumpling selling food from her famous pink truck. Location: 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, CA 91103 Free, | Phone: (626) 793-3334 

PERRIS: Same Same But Different September 28-October 1, 2023 at Lake Perris State Park Perris, CA $350-up, Camping available | lineup

POMONA: Pumpkin Festival September 30-October 29, 2023, Friday - Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cal Poly Pomona's AGRIscapes Center 4102 S. University Drive Pomona, CA 91768 $6-10 admission, 

SAN FRANCISCO: Portola Festival September 30-October 1, 2023 at Pier 80.  Acts like 2manyDJs, Avalon Emerson, Azzecca, Barry Can't Swim, Basement Jaxx DJ Set, Bonobo  DJ and more. $250-up, | lineup

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Latino Film Festival September 28-October 15, 2023 Roxie Theater Sept. 28-Oct. 1 & 7-8, 2023 3117 16th Street San Francisco, CA Roxie Theater - Landmark's Opera Plaza Oct. 2-Oct. 8, 2023 $, | film

SAN FRANCISCO: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass  September 29-October 1, 2023 held in Golden Gate Park's Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadows) Free,

PORTERVILLE: Tule River Powwow September 29-October 1, 2023 Eagle Mountain Casino Events Center 1850 West Street Porterville, CA | pow wow

REDONDO BEACH: Redondo Beach Pier Car Show 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Annual event takes place on Redondo Pier and Fisherman's Wharf. It's a free, family fun day of beach activities.

imgs   SAN DIEGO: HalGLOWeen San Diego Zoo October 1-31, 2023, 5-9 p.m. Location: 2920 Zoo Drive $,

SAN DIEGO: 626 Night Market Mini September 30-October 1, 2023, 1-10 p.m. at Mission Valley Center. Three dozen food, merch and craft vendors + an alcohol garden for attendees 21 years and older. Location: 1640 Camino Del Rio North, San Diego, CA. The market is open to all ages and free to attend with advanced ticket reservations,

SAN FRANCISCO: Portola Festival September 30-October 1, 2023 at Pier 80.  Acts like 2manyDJs, Avalon Emerson, Azzecca, Barry Can't Swim, Basement Jaxx DJ Set, Bonobo  DJ and more. $250-up, | lineup

SAN JOSE: 6th Annual Little Italy San Jose Street Festival, October 1, 2023, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Little Italy on West Saint John St.   Authentic Italian Cuisine from Little Italy Businesses and Italian Restaurants located throughout Santa Clara County. ~ Fantastic Entertainment lineup including Pasquale Esposito, Vanessa Raci (New York , Anthony Nino Lane Band, and other authentic Italian musicians. In addition there will be a wine garden pouring both Italian and Cal-Italia wines, Artisan Italian Craft vendors and Children's Activities. Free Festival and plenty of onsite parking. San Jose Diridon Station is also walking distance for Public Transportation options by Caltrain or VTA Lightrail. Location: 323 West Saint John Street, San Jose, CA

SANTA CLARITA: Hart of the West Pow Wow September 30-October 1, 2023, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. & 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Location: 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall, CA. | pow wow

SANTA YNEZ: Inter-Tribal Pow Wow September 30-October 1, 2023, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. at Live Oak Campground, Santa Ynez, CA. $5 parking, Free admission, $35 optional camping | pow wow

TRES PINOS: San Benito County Fair September 29-October 1, 2023. Motocross, Truck Pulls, Carnival, Ranch Rodeo, Concerts. Location: Bolado Park, $10 + $ parking, 

UNIVERSAL CITY:  HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023 offers new thrills such as the Terror Tram where the bug-heads that run it want to exterminate us humans!

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Chucky's back, then there's The Exorcist, Stranger Things 4, Holidayz In Hell, Scare Zones, rides like Revenge of the Mummy and a total of 20 attractions unleashed at night. Opens at 7 p.m.

VALENCIA:  Fright Fest September 8-October 31, 2023  at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Annual event with mazes, scare zones and bands & DJs performing.

WATTS: Simon Rodia Watts Tower Day of the Drum Festival September 30, 2023, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. & 43rd Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival October 1, 2023, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Watts Towers Campus 1727 E. 107th St. Watts, CA Free | music

WEST SACRAMENTO: River Fox Train Pumpkin Patch Express Train September 30-October 29, 2023 weekends. Stop at a pumpkin patch and pick your pumpkin, then re-board the train in this 1 hour experience.$59, $11 age 2 years and under, | trains

YORBA LINDA: September 29-October 1, 2023  Oktoberfest & Carnival: St. Martin de Porres. With full scale carnival rides for adults & kids, dozens of kids games, bingo, music, food, beer garden ... there's something for everyone. Music lineup: Fri - The Trip; Sat - Filmed by Rey & Family Style; Sun - Tricia Freeman Band. Hours: Fri.5-11p, Sat.2-11p, Sun.1-8p. Location: 19767 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA. Free admission, | Oktoberfest

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