KNOTTS SCARY FARM: 13 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 thru Oct.31, 2021.
HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS: Universal Studios annual scare this year offers some favorites -- Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween 4, The Exorcist, The Bride of Frankenstein.... runs through Oct.31, 2021
ALAMEDA: Alameda Tennis Tournament October 9-10 & 16-17, 2021, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Fairfield Tennis Courts at lower Washington Park, 740 Central Ave. Open to 14 years-up. $25-up registration, alamedaca.gov
ALAMEDA: Pirates of Emerson Alameda September 30-October 31, 2021. Held at Alameda County Fairgrounds select nights in October, this Halloween attraction includes great costumes and acting.
ANAHEIM: Orange County Auto Show October 7-10, 2021 Anaheim Convention Center. Admission: $, autoshowoc.com
ANAHEIM: Oktoberfest weekends thru Oct. 24, 2021. Phoenix Club thephoenixclub.com
ARCADIA: Oktoberfest at Santa Anita Race Trackside October 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2021. German food, beer, music, carnival and Thoroughbred racing all in one great experience. Santa Anita Park 285 W Huntington Drive $23-65, santaanita.com
BIG BEAR LAKE: Oktoberfest. Location: Big Bear Lake Convention Center, Big Bear Lake, CA. Tickets: bigbearevents.com
CALABASAS: Nights Of The Jack October 1-31, 2021. Advanced ticket purchase is required. King Gillette Ranch 26800 Mulholland Hwy Calabasas, CA 91302 $34.99-39.99 pre-purchase required, nightsofthejack.com
CAMARILLO: Old Town Wine Walk 1-4 p.m. Tickets $40-45, Come and stroll Old Town Camarillo with more than 24 local businesses, up and down Ventura Boulevard, providing live music and a tasting of local Wineries and Craft Breweries! Tickets are $40 pre-sale and will be $45 the day of the event if available. General admission includes a wine glass, map, wine, beer and entertainment. facebook.com/camarillooldtown/
CARPINTERIA: Santa Barbara Polo Club's Wickenden Cup 4-6 p.m. SB Polo Club. Santa Barbara Polo Club 3300 Via Real $20-up, sbpolo.com
CLAREMONT: Home Tour October 9-10, 2021. 2nd Weekend in October annual home tour includes 7 Claremont Homes designed by NOTABLE ARCHITECTS: Foster Rhodes Jackson / Robert Hall Orr / Fred McDowell / Jo Paul Rognstad / Millard Sheets / Paul R. Williams / Helen Wren. $, claremontheritage.org (909) 621-0848
COLOMA: Coloma Gold Rush Live October 8-10, 2021. Relive the Old West with the reenactment of an 1850's gold mining encampment. Meet miners, gamblers and more.
GARDEN GROVE: Annual Elvis Festival 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Historic Main Street Garden Grove, CA Garden Grove, California. Returning to Historic Main Street in Garden Grove to celebrate Platinum Anniversary, stay tuned for all of the details as we once again honor the King of Rock 'n' Roll through music and merriment! facebook.com/ElvisFestival/
GILROY: Gilroy Gardens Boo Alley Halloween through October 31, 2021. Great family fun with stage shows that include Vinnie the Vampire, Cranium the Mad Scientist, and Wendella the Witch.
HOLLISTER: Swank Farms Fall Festival Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze and Trail of Lights September 18-October 31, 2021. swankfarms.com
HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire September 18-October 24, 2021. Casa de Fruta 10031 Pacheco Pass Hwy Hollister, CA Weekends: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $, norcalrenfaire.com
LA JOLLA: La Jolla Art & Wine Festival October 9 & 10, 2021
LAKE ARROWHEAD: Oktoberfest September 18-October 30, 2021, Saturdays and Sundays only. Free admission.
LONE PINE: Lone Pine Film Festival October 7-10, 2021. Celebrate over 400 films shot in the Eastern Sierra, and the Alabama Hills of Lone Pine with elebrities, film viewing and presentations. This is the only festival where you can tour the filming locations of the festival's featured films. Thursday, Oct. 7th - Sunday Oct. 10th, 2021 - starts at 4:30pm with a ticketed reception at the Museum of Western Film History, 701 South Main Street, Lone Pine, CA 93545 call for tickets: (760) 876-9103. lonepinefilmfest.com
LOS ANGELES: cicLAVia in downtown Los Angeles. CicLAvia is returning to the streets of Los Angeles, for full-scale open streets events biking, skating, walking, and community activities. On October 10, CicLAvia will celebrate its 11th anniversary with a fan-favorite route through downtown for CicLAvia–Heart of LA. The third event on December 5 will be CicLAvia-South LA. ciclavia.org
MISSION VIEJO: Haunt of Halloween Outpost 13 Haunted Maze September 30-October 31, 2021, Thursday-Sunday, Kaleidoscope Mall. $, hauntofhalloween.com
OJAI: Ojai Studio Art Tours October 9-11, 2021. Kick-off Party is Oct.8. This year's Art Tours event is free admission, registration needed, however.
REDWOOD CITY: The Zoppé Italian Family One-ring Circus is back in downtown Redwood City as they were when they first rolled into the City over ten years ago! Dates: October 8-November 21, 2021, for matinee and evening showtimes.
SACRAMENTO: Art Of Soul Jazz, Blues and R&B Fest 4-8 p.m. gates open at 1:30. Althea Rene, Greg Rose and Shamarr Allen perform in concert. Address: 2251 Florin Rd. Sac, CA 95822 Cost: $40 for general admission $60 for VIP: sojourner-truth-museum.ticketleap.com/art-of-soul/
SACRAMENTO: Spookomotive Train Rides at California State Railroad Museum Oct.9-31, 2021 $15-29 approx., californiarailroad.museum
SAN DIEGO: SeaWorld HOWL-O-SCREAM + HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR means fun for kids by day (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and big kids at night (7 p.m.-1 a.m.)
SAN FRANCISCO: Fleet Week October 3-11, 2021. Ship Tours, High School Band Challenge. fleetweeksf.org
SAN JOSE: BAGI Glass Pumpkin Patch (Bay Area Glass Institute) festival of glass at Santana Row October 8-10, 2021. Location: 377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128. Free, bagi.org
SAN JOSE: Winchester Mystery House All Hallows' Eve Lost in the House & Jack O' Lantern Trail Sept.10-Oct.31, 2021. $, winchestermysteryhouse.com
SAN RAFAEL: Contemporary Crafts Market October 8-10, 2021 at Embassy Suites Ballroom, 101 McInniss Parkway artsandcraftsshow.com
SANTA CLARA: HALLOWEEN HAUNT at California's Great America. Pumpkin Fest by day and Halloween Haunt by night through October 31, 2021.
AZUSA: Golden Days October 5-13, 2019. Kick off October 5 with Golden Days Boutique, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at 1003 N. Azusa Ave. then Paint, Wine & Socialize $25 tickets at same venue, same day 5-9 p.m. | October 6 2K/5K Walk, Run, Bike at 7:30 a.m. $20, 701 E. Foothill Blvd. | October 8, 5-8:30 p.m. Taste of the Town $50-60, Lagunitas Brewing 1001 N. Todd | October 9, 6-10 p.m. Designer Bag Silent Auction & Dinner $15 | October 10 Bingo Night | October 11-13 Carnival in Memorial Park, 320 N. Orange Place | October 12 Pancake Breakfast 6:30-10:30 a.m. at Memorial Park, then Golden Days Parade 10 a.m. on San Gabriel Avenue. ci.azusa.ca.us/
CALABASAS: Nights Of The Jack October 3-November 3, 2019. Advanced ticket purchase is required. King Gillette Ranch 26800 Mulholland Hwy Calabasas, CA 91302 $27 age 13 years up, $22 age 3-12 years, Free 0-2 years, nightsofthejack.com
CORONADO: A Taste of Coronado, October 10, 2019, 5-9 p.m. $40-50, atasteofcoronado.com
DOWNEY: Havana Nights Rooftop Festival 6-9:30 p.m. at the Rooftop Public Parking Structure, 2nd Street & New Street. Music by 10 piece La Charanga Cubana band, art exhibit, food booths, vendors, beer & wine garden. Free, downeyca.org
FULLERTON: Haunted Fullerton Walking Tours, 6-8:30 p.m. Fullerton, CA must reserve & pre-pay (714) 738-6545 cityoffullerton.com
HOLLYWOOD: Screamfest Horror Film Festival October 8-17, 2019. See some of the best new films and emerging artists in the horror film biz. screamfestla.com
PERRIS: Southern California Fair October 5-13, 2019. Location: 18700 Lake Perris Drive W Perris, CA. socalfair.com
POMONA: Pumpkin Nights October 10-November 3, 2019, 5:30-10:30 p.m. at Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley, Pomona, CA. Discover fantastical lands built using over 3,000 hand-carved real and artificial pumpkins. Tickets: $17-20, $12 parking, PumpkinNights.com
PERRIS: Southern California Fair October 5-13, 2019. Location: Southern California Fair & Event Center, 18700 Lake Perris Drive W Perris, CA. socalfair.com
SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Halloween Ultimate Terror Scream Park
SAN FRANCISCO: Fleet Week October 6-14, 2019. Ship Tours, High School Band Challenge. fleetweeksf.org
SAN FRANCISCO: Into the Dark at San Francisco Mint, October 10-November 10, 2019
SAN LEANDRO: Fear Overload through November 3, 2019. 2 terror experiences with one ticket at Bayfair Center.
SAN RAFAEL: Mill Valley Film Festival October 3-13, 2019. mvff.com | film
SANTA ROSA: Pumpkin Nights October 10-November 3, 2019, 5:30-10:30 p.m. at Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd. Discover fantastical lands built using over 3,000 hand-carved real and artificial pumpkins. Tickets: $17-20, $10 parking off Lot D off Aston Ave. PumpkinNights.com
UNIVERSAL CITY: Halloween Horror Nights Location: Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, halloweenhorrornights.com
VALENCIA: Fright Fest September 11-October 31, 2021 at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Annual event with mazes, scare zones and bands & DJs performing.
VALLEJO: Fright Fest September 25-October 31, 2021 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Annual event with mazes, scare zones and bands & DJs performing.
WOODSIDE: Orchard Days at Filoli weekends through Oct.31.
YUBA CITY: Taste of Yuba Sutter October 10, 2019 at the Fairgrounds. Food, beer & wine tasting $50, yubasutterchamber.com
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.