California Events

Sunday, October 18, 2020

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ALAMEDA: Pirates of Emerson Alameda. Held at Alameda County Fairgrounds select nights in October, this Halloween attraction includes great costumes and acting.

ANAHEIM: Phoenix Club Oktoberfest

ARCADIA: LA County Arboretum open: arboretum.org

AVALON: Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is open. $, catalinaconservancy.org

ATASCADERO: Charles Paddock Zoo open. charlespaddockzoo.org

BIG BEAR LAKE Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest   Big Bear Lake Convention Center Big Bear Lake, CA bigbearevents.com

CALABASAS: Nights Of The Jack. Advanced ticket purchase is required. King Gillette Ranch 26800 Mulholland Hwy Calabasas, CA 91302 $, nightsofthejack.com

CAMBRIA: Cambria Scarecrow Festival October 1-30, 2020

CAMPO: Pacific Southwest Railway Pumpkin Express & Patch

CARLSBAD: Legoland's Halloween in Miniland Oct.2-31, 2020

CORONA DEL MAR: Sherman Gardens open. $, thesherman.org

COSTA MESA: Fair Food Drive Through Oct.9-25, Fri-Sun

COSTA MESA: Urban Legends of SoCal Drive-thru Haunt

DEL MAR: Drive-Thru Scream Zone: Road Kill, The Scream Zone at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Dates: October 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31, 2020. Times: 7-10:30 p.m. thescreamzone.com | delmarfairgrounds.ticketspice.com/screamzone

FILMORE: Fillmore & Western Railway Halloween $22-55, fwry.com

OAKLAND: Autumn Lights Festival October 16-18, 2020 at Lake Merritt. Illuminated art, fire dancers, music, food, and libations in acres of the lush gardens lit by  Bay Area artists.  gardensatlakemerritt.org/autumn-lights-festival/

DEL MAR: The Scream Zone at San Diego County Fairgrounds

ENCINITAS: San Diego Botanic Garden is open, sbdgarden.org

ESCONDIDO: San Diego Zoo Safari Park is open

EUREKA: Sequoia Park Zoo, sequoiaparkzoo.net

FALLBROOK: Scarecrow Days October 1-31, 2020

FELTON: Roaring Camp Railroad Steam Harvest Festival

FILLMORE: Pumpkinliner Train Halloween fun, thrills

FORT BRAGG: Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, gardenbythesea.org

FORT BRAGG: Skunk Train Pumpkin Express

FRESNO: Fresno Chaffee Zoo is open. fresnochaffeezoo.org

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Old World Oktoberfest, oldworld.ws

LONG BEACH: Aquarium of the Pacific is open

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Zoo is open. lazoo.org

MERCED: Applegate Park Zoo open Thu-Sun. Masks required

ORANGE: Orange County Zoo is open, ocparks.com/zoo/

OAKLAND: Oakland Zoo open, oaklandzoo.org

PALOS VERDES: South Coast Botanic Garden

REDDING: Turtle Bay Exploration Park is open. turtlebay.org

SACRAMENTO: Vegan Food Truck Drive-Thru Festival Oct.3-4

SAN BERNARDINO: Humane Society Blessing of the Animals

SAN DIEGO: SeaWorld San Diego Spooktacular

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Zoo is open.

SAN DIEGO: Maritime Museum of San Diego is open

SAN DIMAS: Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

SAN FRANCISCO: SF Zoo is open, Reservations required.

SAN JOSE: Winchester Mystery House Estate

SAN LEANDRO: Fear Overload scare park

SAN MARINO: Huntington Gardens open

SAN MATEO: CuriOdyssey Outdoor Museum & Zoo

SAN PEDRO: USS IOWA is open for exterior tour spaces

SANTA ANA: Santa Ana Zoo is open, santaanazoo.org

SANTA BARBARA: Spooky Zoo Oct.16-31, sbzoo.org

SIERRA MADRE: Scarecrows on Display Oct.1-31, 2020

SUISUN CITY: Western Railway Museum Pumpkin Patch

WEST SACRAMENTO: Sacramento River Pumpkin Train

WOODLAND HILLS: Haunted Halloween L.A. Oct.9-31

WOODSIDE: Orchard Days weekends thru Nov.1 at Filoli

 

 

Past events October 18, 2019

APPLE VALLEY: All Saints Lunatic Asylum Haunted Attraction select days through October 31. Location: 23275 Ramona Ave, Apple Valley $admission, allsaintsasylum.com

AVALON: Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival October 10-20, 2019 - 2 weekends! jazztrax.com

BAKERSFIELD: Old Time Peddler's Faire  October 18-20, 2019 $parking,  oldtimepeddlersfaire.com

BENICIA: Haunted Depot October 18-31, 2019, 6-9 p.m. $, beniciamainstreet.org

BORREGO SPRINGS: Borrego Days Desert Festival October 18-20, 2019. Annual event includes Saturday morning parade through town on Palm Canyon Drive at 10 a.m. with lively marching bands, floats, decorated golf carts, equestrian groups and more! Festival takes place at Christmas Circle Park.  Cost: Free. borregospringschamber.com

BUENA PARK: Silverado Days Festival  October 18-20, 2019. Peak Park 7225 El Dorado Dr. Buena Park, CA silveradodays.com

BURBANK: Haunted Adventure, 7-9 p.m. Location: Starlight Bowl/Stough Park burbankparks.com

CHERRY VALLEY: Olive Festival October 18-20, 2019 and October 25-27, 2019, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $, hsresort.com | olives

COSTA MESA: OC Japan Fair October 18-20, 2019 at Orange County Fairgrounds. Experience Japanese traditions, culinary culture with over 90 booths and 30,000 visitors. FOOD: Sushi, Ramen, Takoyaki, Yakisoba, Okonomi-yaki, and more | ANIME: Anime, J pop, maid cafe of Akihabara, and Cosplay show live Oct.19. | CULTURE: Sake tasting, Shodo calligraphy, kimono, Origami, Taiko drum, and Awa Odori dance. | PERFORMANCES: Misono, Ai Haruna, Yuna Ito, Eden Kai, and more. Location: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, California 92626 Ticket: $, oc-japanfair.com

DALY CITY: PRCA Rodeo October 18-19, 2019 at Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave.  grandnationalrodeo.com | flyingurodeo.com | rodeos

FULLERTON: Sinister Pointe Mist, 131 E. Imperial Hwy. Fullerton, CA sinisterpointe.com

HOLLYWOOD: Animation Is Film October 18-20, 2019
The Festival will present a highly selective showcase of the best animated films from around the world, plus red carpet, filmmaker Q&As, special events, receptions, and both juried and audience awards.  Tickets: animationisfilm.com

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Holiday Boutique, October 18-19, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.  The Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee Annual Holiday Boutique features jewelry, clothing, accessories, home décor, musical gifts, boutique and specialty gourmet items. Proceeds benefit the Philharmonic Society of Orange County's nationally recognized Youth Music Education programs offered free of charge to all Orange County schools. Serving more than 162,000 students.   Location: Huntington Harbour Mall Rear Parking Lot 16889 Algonquin Street Huntington Beach, CA. Free admission, cruiseoflights.org

IRVINE: Boot Hill at 16 Goldenrod. Admission is free, donations go to CHOC, legendofboothill.com

LAGUNA NIGUEL: Haunted Trails October 17-19, 2019, 6:30 p.m. Crown Valley Park 29751 Crown Valley Parkway Laguna Niguel, CA $15, cityoflagunaniguel.org

LAKE ELSINORE: Field of Screams the Haunted Stadium Location: The Diamond 500 Diamond Drive Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 $25, hauntedstadium.com

LANCASTER: Los Angeles County Air Show October 18-20, 2019
William J. Fox Airport. $, lacountyairshow.com

OAKLAND: Autumn Lights Festival October 17-19, 2019 at Lake Merritt. Illuminated art, fire dancers, music, food, and libations in acres of the lush gardens lit by  Bay Area artists.  autumnlightsfestival.herokuapp.com

PASO ROBLES: Harvest Wine Weekend October 18-20, 2019 Winemaker dinners, ceremonial grape stomps, barrel tastings, artisanal food pairings, live music and so much more! pasowine.com

PISMO BEACH: Clam Festival October 18-20, 2019
Some events at this festival are on the sand, and some are right next to it. Clam chowder, surfing, beach games, contests and a whole lot of fun at this annual event that keeps tourists returning to Pismo, once the epicenter of clamming.

REDWOOD CITY: ZOPPE Italian Family Circus October 11-November 3, 2019. Location: Red Morton Park, 1455 Madison Ave.  Cost: redwoodcity.org

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Zoo  HalGLOWeen Oct. 11-13, Oct. 18-20 and Oct. 25-27, 2019, 6-9 p.m. Location: 2920 Zoo Drive $, sandiegozoo.org | zoos

SANTA BARBARA: Boo at the Zoo Oct. 18-20, 2019 at Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive. Tickets: child, parking, sbzoo.org

SANTA CLARA: California's Great America Haunt. Location: 4701 Great America Pkwy Santa Clara, CA. Cost: $tickets, cagreatamerica.com

SANTA PAULA: Ghost Walking Tour

SANTA YNEZ: Sideways Fest October 18-20, 2019. $tickets, sidewaysfest.com

THOUSAND OAKS: Haunted Pool October 18, 2019

UKIAH: Ukiah Pumpkin Festival & Scarecrow City  October 18-20, 2019.  Free to see, cityofukiah.com

UNIVERSAL CITY: Halloween Horror Nights  Location: Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, halloweenhorrornights.com

VALLEJO: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Fright Fest Six Flags Discovery Kingdom 1001 Fairgrounds Drive Vallejo, CA. sixflags.com

Past Events

ALAMEDA: Pirates of Emerson Alameda October 5-31, Past Event! Held at Alameda County Fairgrounds select nights in October, this Halloween attraction includes great costumes and acting.

AVALON: Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival October 11-14, Past Event! and October 18-21, Past Event! jazztrax.com

DEL MAR: The Scream Zone September 28-31, Past Event! at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. thescreamzone.com | haunts

FULLERTON: Haunted Fullerton Walking Tours October 10-November 2, Past Event! 6-8:30 p.m. Fullerton, CA must reserve & pre-pay (714) 738-6545 cityoffullerton.com

HOLLYWOOD: Screamfest Horror Film Festival October 9-18, Past Event! See some of the best new films and emerging artists in the horror film biz. screamfestla.com

LONG BEACH: Dark Harbor at Queen Mary September 27-November 2, Past Event! Feast Maze, Deadrise, Circus Big Top Terror and Lullaby are among the many mazes and haunts at an authentic, haunted ship.

LOS ANGELES: On the Buddha's Path: Compassion in Action  Short Film Tour. The screening event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Los Feliz Cinema, 1822 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027. Tickets, tzuchi.us - tix  on Eventbrite

SANTA MONICA: WestEdge Design Fair October 18-21, Past Event! See the best in modern design, and shop from 200 premium design brands ranging from furniture and lighting to kitchen and bath, and meet the designers behind the inspiring products. westedgedesignfair.com Location:The Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave Santa Monica, CA 90405

TWENTYNINE PALMS: Pioneer Days October 18-21, Past Event!  29chamber.org | cowboy

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