California Halloween Events

Santa Monica Third Street Promenade Day of the Dead

October 30, 2021

 Downtown Santa Monica is at Third Street Promenade. 7 hrs · Santa Monica, CA · Downtown Santa Monica is honoring Día de los Muertos, highlighting the traditional Mexican cultural celebration of life and death, with a mix of live entertainment featuring DJs from Cumbíaton LA and traditional dance performances by local community groups, larger-than-the-afterlife La Catrina sculptures by Los Angeles-based artist Ricardo Soltero, a BIPOC makers market from Angel City Market, face painting, kids crafts, and other family-friendly activities. Saturday, Oct. 30th 5-10pm 📍Third Street Promenade This free, public event is meant to be a contemporary celebration of Día de los Muertos, inspired by indigenous and Catholic traditions found throughout Latin America. Día de los Muertos is a celebration of life honoring loved ones who have passed, dating back to pre-Hispanic cultures and indigenous communities in Mexico. Traditionally celebrated from October 28 through November 2, it is believed that on November 1-2 the dead are allowed to visit the living. Family ofrendas, or altars, displaying photos of the departed are erected displaying items to help the souls of the departed on their journey, like their favorite foods, cempasúchil (marigolds) and copal with strong scents to lead the way, and water to quench thirst after a long journey. During our celebration, you'll find altars built by local community groups representing the various traditions of families and cultures in Santa Monica. Typically displayed inside the home, these altars are modified to allow for an outdoor exhibition, but their goal remains the same — to honor those who have passed and welcome them home. COMMUNITY ALTARS BY: Cognate Collective/ 18th Street Arts Center Samohi Latinx Clubs Santa Monica Ballet Folklórico University High School The Magical Atelier COMMUNITY BOOTHS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES PROVIDED BY: Lil' Bitter Pixie Face Painting Untitled No. 1 School: DIY Papel Picado Arts & Crafts Spin Scooters Santa Monica Ballet Folklórico Ballet Folklórico Flor de Mayo Allies for Every Child Santa Monica Police Department Community Affairs #dayofthedead #dtsantamonica

 

Santa Monica Montana Avenue Halloween Hop

October 31, 2019, 3-6 p.m.

Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA
Free, santamonica.com

Come in costume to play games, make crafts and have some spook-tacular fun before you trick-or-treat down Montana Avenue. For families.

Police Activities League Spooktacular

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

Memorial Park
1401 Olympic Blvd.
Free, smpal.org

PAL's annual spooky community event for local youth and their families on Halloween evening - October 31st. The Spooktacular is a fun filled night of haunting, trick or treating, games and more! 

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