Fall into the weekend with plenty of outdoor, seasonal events and activities, from a farmers market in the Palisades to pumpkin-picking fun around town. Read on for all the details on what to do this weekend in Los Angeles.

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Farmers Market at Palisades Village
Score fresh fruits, veggies, flowers and more at the California Certified Farmers Market located on Swarthmore Ave. in Palisades Village. Added bonus: Your visit comes with exclusive discounts at the Village’s boutiques. Sun. More details.

U-Pick Wagon Ride
Take a Covid-safe wagon ride around 30 acres of Tanaka Farms. The trek includes a stop to watch the launch of the pumpkin cannon, a ride through the barnyard educational exhibit with farm animals, and of course a chance to pick your own pumpkin. Fri. More details.

Battleship IOWA Tour
Battleship USS Iowa is open for private, self-guided tours. During your fresh-air visit, kids can follow in the footsteps of sailors aboard the historic Navy ship-turned-outdoor museum. Admission also includes a scavenger hunt with the ship’s mascot, Vicky the dog. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Nights of the Jack Drive-Thru
Cruise over to King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas for an extended driving trail featuring thousands of hand-carved and illuminated Jack O’ Lanterns. It’s the Instagrammable Halloween wonderland and experience that everyone will be talking about! Fri.-Sun. More details.

Hauntoween LA
Gather your little ghouls and goblins for this fun, immersive, interactive, and safe drive-thru experience, opening this weekend. The kid-friendly, non-scary adventure is full of intricate sets, live performers and music. And, of course, there’s candy at the end! Fri.-Sun. More details.

Halloween at Descanso
Throughout the month of October, celebrate Halloween at Descanso, a pumpkin-filled extravaganza that invites guests to safely wind their way through socially-distanced, pumpkin-themed displays in the most popular sections of Descanso Gardens. Fri.-SunMore details.

Fall Harvest of the Farm
While their traditional Fall Harvest Festival at Underwood Farms will be postponed until 2021, the farm is still open for business and will offer acres of pumpkins, fall harvest decor, multiple photo opportunities, a Country Store, wagon rides to and from the fields, produce picking, and animal viewings. Fri.-SunMore details.

–Shannan Rouss


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