California Halloween Events

Pasadena Day of the Dead

November 1, 2019, 5-8 p.m.

Villa-Parke Community Center
363 East Villa Street
Pasadena, CA
(626) 744-7500

 On Friday, November 1, join friends and neighbors at Villa-Parke Community Center to celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The Human Services and Recreation Department is teaming up with Armory Center for the Arts to commemorate the centuries-old holiday with dance performances; arts and crafts; food available for purchase; and ofrendas, altars honoring the lives of the deceased.  Dia de los Muertos is a Human Services and Recreation Department event 

Kidspace Haunted Arroyo

October 12-13, 2019, 5:30-9 p.m.
Kidspace Children's Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA.
$14 get tickets online or miss out,
Arroyo Adventure will be glowing with ghouls, spooks, and mystery as you journey through the Haunted Arroyo. Light yourself up with glow in the dark paint, and make glow in the dark potions. Create glowing lanterns, join the Monster Mash dance party, and visit the slime station.

PASADENA: Kidspace Pumpkin Festival

October 19-20, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Brookside Park across from Kidspace Children's Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA.
$Free, activities fee,

Crafts, games, pumpkins to pick, music, kids' shows, dance troupes and food vendors such as In N Out Burger, Kona Ice, Yogurtland and more. Petting zoo, pony rides, exciting bouncers, carnival games, and seasonal crafts. Partake in a costume parade, enjoy face painting, and visit the pumpkin patch. There's a great costume sale, and tasty picnic treats. Entrance to the festival, parking, and live performances are free, tickets can be purchased to enjoy activities and food. All proceeds benefit Kidspace Children's Museum a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration

October 26-31, 2019

Presented by: Old Pasadena Management District
Throughout Old Pasadena
Pasadena, CA 91105
Free and open to the public

Halloween Trick-or-treat  Old Pasadena

October 31, 2019, 5-8 p.m.

A frightfully good time for the whole family! Bring your costumed ghosts and ghoulies to trick-or-treat store-to-store in Old Pasadena. Look for the Ambassador Guides in the yellow shirts and friendly costumed characters who will be handing out treats, greeting our visitors, and posing for photos. All activities are free and open to all!

Head over to One Colorado Courtyard and continue your store-to-store Trick-or-Treating. (Treats for the little ones while supplies last.) Have your family portrait snapped by their photographer extraordinaire in the Halloween-themed courtyard setting. Photos conclude at 8 p.m. and the line will be adjusted accordingly - arrive early!

Also, enjoy a free outdoor screening of Tim Burton's  The Nightmare before Christmas in the Courtyard beginning at 7 p.m.

More Halloween-related events to come!

One Colorado's Annual Pumpkin Decorating October 26, 2019, 10-12 p.m.
Growl-o-Ween October 27, 2019, 9-10 a.m.
Bob Baker Marionettes Halloween Spooktacular October 29, 2019, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Halloween at One Colorado October 31, 2019, 5-8 p.m.

Old Pasadena Day of the Dead

October 26, 2019

Presented by: Old Pasadena Management District Throughout Old Pasadena
Free and open to the public, 

  • Self-guided Tour of Altars, beautiful creations by businesses in their spaces
  • Community Altar
  • Calavera face painting

Old Pasadena celebrates Dia de los Muertos with Salsa on the Alley and an afternoon of Community Celebration including community altars, activities, and more!
Old Pasadena celebrates Day of the Dead, the reverent yet vibrant Mexican holiday that honors loved ones who have passed before us. The celebration spans two days and includes:
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 1-7 p.m.

Community Celebration on Big Bang Theory Way

Come stroll the alley and take in live marimba and mariachi music, craft-making, free calavera face painting and the Community Altar dedicated to our loved ones. Bring along a photo or remembrance to leave on the altar or create your own at our craft tent!

Community Altar 1-7 p.m.
Armory Center craft-making  1-4 p.m.
Letters for Our Loved Ones craft 2-6 p.m.
Calavera face painting 1-4 p.m.
Marimba Tropical 1-4 p.m.
Mariachi Tesoro  4:30-6:30 p.m.
Merchant-hosted altars & activities 1-7 p.m.
All events are free and open to the public.

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

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