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.
BREA: A Taste of Brea, 5-9 p.m. Downtown. $, tasteofbrea.com
BUENA PARK: 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.
BUENA PARK: Sugar Plum Arts and Crafts Festival October 6-9, 2021. Downtown Buena Park Mall, sugarplumfestivals.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
DOWNEY: Havana Nights, 6-9 p.m. at Rooftop Parking Structure, 2nd & New St. Festival seating, local artists exhibits, food vendors, beer & wine garden and arts & crafts for kids. No pets allowed. downeyca.org
HOLLISTER: Swank Farms Fall Festival Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze and Trail of Lights September 18-October 31, 2021. swankfarms.com
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
MISSION VIEJO: Haunt of Halloween Outpost 13 Haunted Maze September 30-October 31, 2021, Thursday-Sunday, Kaleidoscope Mall. $, hauntofhalloween.com
SAN DIEGO: San Diego Italian Film Festival October 7-31, 2021, sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com
SAN FRANCISCO: Fleet Week October 3-11, 2021. Ship Tours, High School Band Challenge. fleetweeksf.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 PEDRO: First Thursday ArtWalk Welcomes LA Fleet Week 6-9 p.m. The ArtWalk welcoming party continues through Labor Day Weekend, in locations along the waterfront. Music on the corner of 6th and Mesa, food trucks and a free Guided ArtWalk Tour. sanpedrowaterfrontartsdistrict.com
SAN RAFAEL: Mill Valley Film Festival October 7-17, 2021. mvff.com | film
UNIVERSAL CITY: 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
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