It’s the last weekend before Halloween, so hopefully you’ve already done the pumpkin patch thing. And the corn maze thing. And the not-too-scary jack-o’-lantern nighttime thing (because, yep, that’s definitely a thing now). So what’s left? Oh. So. Much. Whether you’re looking to sneak in a little early trick-or-treating, climb aboard a haunted pirate ship or participate in a world-famous pumpkin race, we’ve got you covered. Read on for all the kid-friendly events happening around LA this weekend.



Boo-ion Station Family Halloween Fest
This free, fiendishly fun event will transform the station’s South Patio into a mystical Halloween Village featuring activities for kids. In addition to live music, there will be Halloween crafts, face painting, tarantula tattoos and puppet shows. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Día de los Muertos on Olvera Street
Celebrate the annual Mexican holiday—a time to remember the lives of loved ones and the many things they enjoyed during that life—with this 9-day festival. There will be altars on display, children’s workshops, face painting (on weekends) and traditional entertainment throughout. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Halloween in MaliBOO
Do Halloween by the beach with this Malibu Country Mart celebration. Bring the kids (in costume, of course!) for trick-or-treating around the Mart, Halloween-themed arts and crafts, a photo booth and more. Sun. Event details.

Manhattan Beach

29th Annual Pumpkin Race
Ready, set, go! Get your pumpkin speedsters to this can’t-miss event. Race a decorated gourd down Manhattan Beach Boulevard and take part in the spectacle of the Manhattan Beach Pier area transformed into Pumpkin Race Land, where creativity runs wild. Sun. Event details.


Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration
Six days of spooky fun in Old Pasadena begin with pumpkin decorating on Saturday, followed by Growl-o-Ween Pet Parade and Costume Contest on Sunday. Later in the week, don’t miss the Bob Baker Marionettes Halloween show, followed by store-to-store trick-or-treating on Oct. 31. Sat.-Thurs. Event details.

San Fernando Valley

Pop-Up Halloween Bash
Get ready for a thrilling time at Burbank Town Center. In addition to a flash-mob-style performance of Thriller, there will be face painting, arts and crafts and more. Sat. Event details.


Marina Spooktacular
Haunted pirate ships and spooky sailors? Aye, aye! Head to Marina del Rey’s Burton Chace Park for a scary good time, including said spooky ships, a graveyard scavenger hunt, a kids maze, airbrush face painting, food trucks and more! Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Fishy Fest at Heal the Bay Aquarium
Wander through a glow-in-the-dark deep-sea experience, tip-toe (if you dare!) into a marine graveyard, and create colorful Día de los Muertos crafts and masks. Face painting and spooky story times are scheduled throughout the weekend as well, and all ghosts and goblins are invited to join a parade and trick-or-treat along the Pier. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Hip & Historic Halloween
Bring the whole family to Downtown Culver City for its third annual celebration. Put on your costumes and strut through Downtown with your friends and neighbors, snagging treats from participating businesses as you go! Sun. Event details.

-Shannan Rouss