FIREBAUGH: Cantaloupe Roundup September 28-October 1, 2023 Free admission, firebaugh.org
APPLE VALLEY: ACME Time Machine band performs 6-8 p.m. at Apple Valley Commons Concerts in the Courtyard in a free concert. Location: Highway 18 and Dale Evans Pkwy., Apple Valley, CA. AVRecreation.org
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.
BUENA PARK: Vampirates Halloween Dinner Show at Pirate's Dinner Adventure. Evil Captain Sebastian the Black and a band of vampires have taken over in a battle of good versus evil aboard the 18th-century Spanish galleon as you, the audience, pitch in to save the day during your 3-course dinner experience. Location: 7600 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA $, piratesdinneradventureca.com
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. calabasasfilmfestival.com | film
EDWARDS: Wasteland Weekend September 27-October 1, 2023! Lots of bands at this Mad Max-style, post-apocalyptic themed event. wastelandweekend.com | line up
FIREBAUGH: Cantaloupe Roundup September 28-October 1, 2023
at at Firebaugh Dunkle Park. Location:
1500 Q Street,
Firebaugh, CA Free admission, firebaugh.org
HUNTINGTON BEACH: Old World Village Oktoberfest September 17-November 5, 2023. Held at the Biergarten, and indoor/outdoor venue.
IRWINDALE: Mariachi Fest at Dan Diaz Recreation Center every Thursday in September. Event includes Mexican band Mexican food for sale, BalletFolklorico Dancers (youth group), Craft Vendors, Free, irwindaleca.gov
LANCASTER: Antelope Valley Fair September 22-October 1, 2023. Monster Truck Nitro Tour Show at fair in separate ticketed concert. $, avfair.com | fairs
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, shaqtoberfest.com
LOS ANGELES: Boney Island September 28-October 31, 2023, Thursday-Sunday, plus October 30-31 at Natural History Museum. Skeletons perform rope tricks, levitate through hoops, shadow puppets, real fossils, live animal presentations, trick-or-treating, and ghoulishly glowing installations. Explore and wander through the garden paths, as creepy crawlies, silly skeletons and carnivores from the Cretacious abound! Location: 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. $25 per person, nhm.org
PERRIS: Same Same But Different September 28-October 1, 2023 Lake Perris State Park. Camping available, Perris, CA. $350-up, ssbdfest.com Lineup: Big Wild Griz, Louis the Child, Polo & Pan ... | line up
SAN FRANCISCO: After Dark 6-10 p.m. at Exploratorium. Location: Pier 15, Embarcadero at Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94111. Age 18+ only, $19.95, exploratorium.edu
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 $, cinemassf.org | film
SANTA YNEZ VALLEY: Taste of Santa Ynez Valley September 28-October 1, 2023 at multiple locations. Events include: Los Olivos Dinner, Breakfast Ride Horseback at Alisal Ranch, 3 Ziplines with Highline Adventures, Buellton Beer Focused Tasting, Stolpman Hike with Wine Tasting, Los Alamos Wine Tasting Reception, Solvang Food and Wine Tasting. Tickets: visitsyv.com
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!
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.
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.