With two pop-up pumpkin patches, multiple family festivals and Halloween carnivals, and a chance to see Baby Shark Live, your weekend is going to be scary good. Keep scrolling for all the details on these can’t-miss LA events and more of our favorites.

photo: Courtesy of Kidspace Children’s Museum


Kidspace Pumpkin Festival
For one weekend, the lawn in front of Kidspace Children’s Museum becomes a sprawling Halloween celebration. There will be a petting zoo, pony rides, bouncers, carnival games and spooky-inspired crafts crafts. Kids can also join in a costume parade, enjoy face painting and pick out pumpkins from the patch. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Fall Family Festival at Norton Simon Museum
Get ready for a journey around the world and through time with pop-up art-making workshops in the galleries and garden, where you can create your own time travel tool kit and journal, design your own time machine and write postcards from the past. Sun. Event details.

Griffith Park

Odd Nights at the Autry
Third Fridays were never so much fun! 22 gourmet food trucks, full bar, and handmade treasures and oddities. Perfect for all ages and families to bring a blanket, folding chairs and kick back for an evening picnic while enjoying the 2.5-acre lawn. Fri. Event details.

P-22 Day
It’s a party for LA’s favorite big cat, the famous P-22 mountain lion who calls Griffith Park home. Join thousands of Angelenos at Shane’s Inspiration where there will be live music, a rock-climbing wall, art activities, a chance to meet Ranger Rick and P-22 (the costumed versions) and more. It’s going to be wild! Sat. Event details.

San Fernando Valley

Sherman Oaks Street Fair
This free community fair attracts over 100,000 people and takes place along a half-mile stretch in the heart of Sherman Oaks. In addition to entertainment all day, there’s also a pop-up carnival, featuring a giant ferris wheel, inflatables, bungees and more. Sun. Event details.

Lania Road Elementary Spooktacular
Don’t miss this Encino elementary school’s annual Halloween celebration, with activities for kids of all ages including spooky sports, creepy crafts and “Stage Fright” music and contests. Sun. Event details.


Haunted Little Tokyo Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin-seekers can head to Japanese Village Plaza this weekend and score a gourd from Tanaka Farms! There will also be volunteer artists on hand to help you get your pumpkin Halloween-ready. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Family Garden Workshop: Pumpkin Decorating
Head to Hauser & Wirth and transform a pumpkin into a festive work of art at this month’s Family Garden Workshop. Participants will carve, decorate, and learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin. Sun. Event details.

Bel Air

Getty Center Family Festival
Find yourself in 19th century Paris at this Family Festival inspired by the exhibition Manet and Modern Beauty. Savor the pleasures of French song with the Jessica Fichot Quartet and Belle Affaire. Watch as roller skaters twirl in the Getty courtyard. Make your own chapeau and then have your picture taken in period costume. Sat. Event details.

The Westside

Create the Change Day
Join Project Giving Kids for an afternoon of hands-on service curated especially for youth and families. Kids will assemble hygiene kits for people in need, craft no-sew blankets for shelter animals, decorate lunch bags for hungry neighbors and much more. Sun. Event details.

South Bay

Family Halloween Carnival
Get into the Halloween spirit at this annual event in Manhattan Beach. Enjoy carnival games, a costume contest and parade, face painting, a haunted house and much more! Sat. Event details.

Long Beach

Baby Shark Live
Fans of all ages will delight as Baby Shark joins up with his friend Pinkfong to take an adventure into the sea, singing and dancing through new and classic songs including Five Little Monkeys, Wheels on the Bus, Jungle Boogie, Monkey Banana Dance and of course, Baby Shark! Sat. Event details.

–Shannan Rouss


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