California Events

Saturday October 19, 2019

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ALAMEDA: Pirates of Emerson Alameda October 4-November 2, 2019. Held at Alameda County Fairgrounds select nights in October, this Halloween attraction includes great costumes and acting.

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

AUBURN: Auburn Community Festival Scarecrow Contest at Recreation Park

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

BAKERSFIELD: Boo at the Zoo October 19-20, 2019 CALM Zoo, 10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy. $10, calmzoo.org | zoos

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

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

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

COSTA MESA: Scarecrow Festival October 19-20, 2019
costamesaca.gov/scarecrow

CARSON: Los Angeles Printers Fair October 19-20, 2019 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Past Event! LA Printers Fair is a two-day celebration of letterpress and the book arts in Carson, CA.   Location: International Printing Museum, 315 W. Torrance Blvd, Carson, CA 90745. $/Admission and age 12 & under, printmuseum.org

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

CITRUS HEIGHTS: Howl-O-Ween Parade & Harvest, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Rusch Park 6360 Fountain Square Drive  citrusheights.net | chcmb.org

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. Time: 10/18 5-11p, 10/19 12-10p, 10/20 10a-5p. Location: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, California 92626 Ticket: $8, oc-japanfair.com (6 & under, over age 65 free.)

FELTON: Thomas & Percy's Halloween Party roaringcamp.com

FRESNO: ZooBoo October 18, 19, 25, 26, 2019, 5-8 p.m. at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, 894 W. Belmont Ave. $, fresnochaffeezoo.org

HALF MOON BAY: Art & Pumpkin Festival October 19-20, 2019

HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire at Casa de Fruta 10031 Pacheco Pass Hwy Hollister, CA  norcalrenfaire.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

LAKE ELSINORE: Temecula Valley Pride, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at
Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium  500 Diamond Dr. Free, facebook.com/temeculavalleypride

LONG BEACH: Dark Harbor at Queen Mary

LOS ANGELES: Gilda Award Gala Organization: Cancer Support Community Los Angeles, 6:30-11 p.m. at Intercontinental Hotel Los Angeles Century City to recognize Ken Jeong. Cocktails, 6:30 p.m. Dinner, awards, live auction, and entertainment, 7:30 p.m.  Location:  2151 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles, CA 90067 $, cscla.0rg

LOS ANGELES: Taste of Soul  October 19, 2019, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free admission, tasteofsoul.org

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

SAINT HELENA: Pet Parade October 19, 2019, 9:30 -11 a.m.
St. Helena Harvest Festival begins with The Fun Run at 8 a.m. followed by The Pet Parade at 9:30 a.m. Pets of all shapes and sizes (under 300 lbs) are invited to show off their best Halloween costumes. Oak Avenue, St. Helena, CA
cityofsthelena.org

 

ORANGE: Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch September 14-October 31, 2019. Pumpkin Patch and fun activities for kids and their families, irvineparkrailroad.com

PLACERVILLE: Oktoberfest, 3-9 p.m. Wiener Dog Races, kids activities, beer drinking, food, games and more. Free, but contests charge fee: placervilleoktoberfest.com

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

RIVERSIDE: IE Taco Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Taco lovers unite! Taco Festival features live entertainment, Beer and Wine Garden, Kids Zone, taco makers sell their favorite dishes and more.  White Park 3936 Chestnut St plus VIP upgrade option, ietacofestival.com | tacos

SAN DIEGO: SeaWorld Spooktacular   Included with park admission,  SeaWorld San Diego 500 Sea World Drive San Diego, CA 92109 seaworld.com/san-diego

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

SAN FRANCISCO: Brews on the Bay sfbrewersguild.org

SAN FRANCISCO: Haunted Haight Walking Tour. hauntedhaight.com  

SAN MARTIN: Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Park. Open  Location: Uesugi Farms 14485 Monterey Road, San Martin, CA. Free admission, $8 parking on weekends, morganhillpumpkins.com 

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

SPRINGVILLE: Springville Apple Festival October 19-20, 2019. The annual event will include entertainment, crafts, the Apple Run, a mountain bike race, and apples! springvilleapplefestival.com

TEMECULA: Touch a Truck, all day at Civic Center, 41000 Main St. Free, temeculaca.gov

UPLAND: Dogtoberfest, 3-7 p.m. Vendor boo-tique, pet parade, costume parade, animal demonstrations and pet and human costume contests. Upland Memorial Park Upland, CA $free to attend without a pet BUT $10 minimum donation suggested, friendsofuplandanimalshelter.org

UKIAH: Scarecrow City at Ukiah Pumpkin Festival October 19-20, 2019 Ukiah, CA cityofukiah.com

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

VACAVILLE: Solano County Home & Garden Show October 19-20, 2019. Enjoy Arts & Craft exhibitors, Home Improvement exhibitors, Jewelry exhibitors, food exhibitors and much more. There will be a pooch parade, kids costume parade and a Wine & Food pairing with local restaurants providing food samples from the old Nut Tree restaurant menu.  Where: 1661 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville, CA 95688 at the Nut Tree Family Fun Park.  solanohomeshow.com

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

WEST SACRAMENTO: Sacramento River Train Pumpkin Train October 5-27, 2019. sacramentorivertrain.com | trains

 

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BUENA PARK: Silverado Days Festival  October 19-21, Past Event! 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

CALABASAS: Nights Of The Jack  October 17-November 4, Past Event! 6-11 p.m. The event occurs at night beginning at dusk. Tickets are sold in 30-minute intervals. Advanced ticket purchase is required. King Gillette Ranch 26800 Mulholland Hwy Calabasas, CA 91302 age 4-12 years, Free 3 years & under, nightsofthejack.com

COSTA MESA: OC Japan Fair October 19-21, Past Event! Orange County Fair & Event Center 88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, California 92626 , oc-japanfair.com

DANA POINT: Dana Point Wharf  Halloween Boo Cruise, 5- Every 20 minutes departures, no reservations. Just show up. Location: 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA  danawharf.com

DEL MAR: Art San Diego, Oct0ber 19-21, Past Event! at Del Mar Fairgrounds, Wyland Center, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA. Cost: Free Admission Oct.19, 1-5:30 p.m. and weekend dates: Oct. 20, 12-8 p.m. | Oct. 21, Past Event! 12-5 p.m., art-sandiego.com | art

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

FORT BRAGG: Haunted Hall of Horrors October 19-20, Past Event! October 26-27, Past Event! 6-10 p.m.  $

FRESNO: ZooBoo October 19-27, Past Event! 5-8 p.m. at Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Location: 894 W. Belmont Ave. Fresno, CA 93728 fresnochaffeezoo.org buy tickets early, may sell out

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

HAYWARD: Unhaunted House & Carnival October 19-20, Past Event!    haywardrec.org

HOLLYWOOD: Animation Is Film October 19-21, Past Event!
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

 

  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.

LONG BEACH: Zombie Festival October 19-21, Past Event! Return of the Zombie Walk, free Zombie make-up, live music and lots of family fun.

LOS ANGELES: Faded Comedy, 7:30 p.m. every Friday at Faded Comedy at the Blue Rooster, 4661 Hollywood Blvd. It's a stand up comedy showcase featuring secret lineups. fadedcomedyla.com and the show is BYOB.

PASO ROBLES: Harvest Wine Weekend October 19-21, Past Event! Winemaker dinners, ceremonial grape stomps, barrel tastings, artisanal food pairings, live music and so much more! pasowine.com

PASO ROBLES: Opolo Grape Stomp, October 19-20, Past Event! Opolo Vineyards, 7110 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, CA   approx., opolo.com | stomps

PISMO BEACH: Clam Festival October 19-21, Past Event!  Annual Pismo Beach Clam Festival A community tradition since 1946, the Pismo Beach Clam Festival features a live parade, best local chowder contest, surf contest, food, beer & wine garden, and Pier Pub. Enjoy music all weekend, pismochamber.com

PLEASANTON: Trunk or Treat October 19, Past Event!

SACRAMENTO: Old Sacramento Ghost Tours October 12-27, Past Event! Book your tour early -- they sell out.

SAN JOSE: Winchester Mystery House Halloween Candlelight Tours. One of America's most unique mansions constructed by the superstitious heiress to the Winchester fortune includes mysteries that remain long after Sarah Winchester left this plain of existence.  Tickets sell out! $50-51.50 general admission. 

SAN LUIS OBISPO: SUCCULENTOPIA! sales event Friday October 19, Past Event! 12-6 p.m. and Saturday October 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Succulents are critical to local landscapes in a water-challenged area - and will be sold in 4 pots from $50 to larger dish gardens of color-coordinated plants at More than 125 varieties offered! Proceeds will stay within our program, allowing us to continue to hire student employees to work in Horticulture. Location: Horticulture Unit (Bldg #48) at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA. (805) 756-1106

TWENTYNINE PALMS: Pioneer Days October 17-20, 2019  visit29.org | cowboy

 

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