California Halloween Events

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Los Angeles Halloween Haunted Hayride

Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA

September 29-October 31, 2023

Dates: September 29 & 30, 2023 & October 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31, 2023

The Haunted Hayride hub of activity is The Town Square of Midnight Falls. Midnight Mortuary, Laughter House and Trick or Treat with a twist, await.

Heritage Square Mourning Affair

October 15, 2023, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Heritage Square 
3800 Homer Street
Los Angeles, CA

100 years ago women observed specific rituals to mourn the dead. Special add-on for $10 - tarot card reading.

Esotouric Tours - Evergreen Cemetery, 1877

October 29, 2023, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


Immersive time travel trip from the cemetery’s founding through the present day, revealing the colorful characters who helped shape the ethnically mixed, non-denominational cemetery and the city, including prominent families like Lankershim, Hollenbeck, Van Nuys, Bixby and Workman, and other fascinating figures who rest forever among 300,000 souls.

Dia de Los Muertos Olvera Street

October 25-November 2, 2023 day-of-the-dead-olvera-street

Outdoor Altar Display October 29-November 2, 2023

Novenario Procession October 25-November 2, 2023, nightly

The nightly novenario procession includes an indigenous blessing ceremony in remembrance of departed loved ones with beautifully decorated altars, exhibits, and entertainment. Traditional Mayan Blessing/Soul Cleansing takes place before and after the procession Procession includes: Grupo Tartalejos - an indigenous Aztec group leading the procession with incense and ceremonial blessing Aztec Dancers  Living Muertos - participants dress up as skeletons Procession leads to nightly ceremony in the Kiosko, where the loved ones of a merchant family or special community member is chosen to be honored Free sweet bread is given to all in attendance.

Entertainment & Face Painting

October 28-29, 2023, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
November 1-2, 2023, 4-9 p.m.

Fee charged for face painting from vendors

Teatro del Barrio's La Danza de la Murete

October 25-November 2, 2023, 6 p.m.

This beautiful theatrical performance tells the story of Dia de los Muertos with its indigenous roots and how it has transformed to our modern-day celebrations. Experience this vibrant performance!

Day of the Dead 5K Run/Walk November 28, 2023

Los Angeles Day of the Dead Novenario Procession

El Pueblo Historical Monument
125 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012. Cost: Free,
Pre-Colombian Novenario procession and blessing each night beginning at 7 p.m.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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