Special, special, read all about it! Ohhh yeah! Halloween happens to fall on a weekend this year – with Dia de los Muertos on Sunday – so there is a ton of things to do!  Head out on your own or bring the family, there’s something for everyone in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas!

Fri October 30th

All over SFV/LA– Free scary face pancakes for kids? Yes please! If you’re kids are 12 and under they can get a free pancake at participating IHOP locations.
All over SFV/LA- there are TONS of rec centers throughout LA hosting Halloween parties Friday and Saturday. Too many to name individually. To find a rec center closer to you, please check out this link from LA Parks & Recreation.
Burbank-The Burbank library will be having its Fall Book sale this weekend. Find a good read and support the library. Event is FREE to attend
DTLA– looking to combine a dance party and Halloween? Then check out Push IT LA; You can listen to throwback 90’s music, hip hop and indie. Event is FREE
DTLA– You might be a geek if the only Halloween plans you’d even consider is going to Stan Lee’s Comikaze convention. Here’s your chance to show your mettle with gaming tournaments, panels, and even light saber training.
DTLA– If a more party atmosphere is your style, head to Figat7th as they celebrate Day of the Dead with Tequila, skull face painting, and delicious foods.
Griffith Park- Come on ride the train! Step aboard the Ghost Train, where the motto is, “there’s no light at the end of the tunnel”! It’s sure to be family friendly fun for all ages.
Malibu– Halloween Fun in Malibu today at the Malibu Halloween Carnival! Kids can enjoy bouncers, games and arts and crafts. Don’t forget your costumes! Event is FREE to attend, there is a charge for bouncers and games
Oak Park– Oak Crest Academy is hosting a Fall Festival. Attendees can enjoy a haunted house, trick or treating, pumpkin carvings and more. Event is $10
Santa Monica– Family movie night can be at the Santa Monica Pier with Front Porch Cinema. Tonight they will be showing Ghostbusters, movie starts at 7:30pm. Event is FREE and if you don’t want to bring your own seats you can rent them for $5
Santa Monica– Many parks will be having a Halloween themed party this weekend – but few will do it as well as Rustic Canyon’s Fiesta of Fright. Be prepared to hang on to your loved one through the Haunted House!
Sherman OaksHalloween Spooktacular will be held today. There will be a kids costume contest and treats. Event is FREE
Studio City-Trick or treating, bouncers, food, games and a movie?!? That’s what will be at the Halloween Family Festival and Movie Night. The movie will be ParaNorman. Event is FREE and FREE popcorn to the first 250 people in the door!

Sat October 31st

All over SFV/LA- there are TONS of rec centers throughout LA hosting Halloween parties Friday and Saturday. Too many to name individually. To find a rec center closer to you, please check out this link from LA Parks & Recreation.
Burbank– The Burbank library will be having its Fall Book sale this weekend. Find a good read and support the library. Event is FREE to attend.
Burbank– Have a little one who wants to get in on the fun? Head to McCambridge Park for their Toddler Halloween Party. I’m not sure if you can handle that level of cuteness though so beware!
Burbank- And for those older, school aged kids, head back to McCambridge for the Halloween Carnival from 6:30-8:30. It’s a nice, safe alternative for those who prefer to not be on the streets for Halloween.
Cerritos- Yes, it’s a little far, but one of the biggest park celebrations in town is here! The 2015 Cerritos Halloween Festival is being held today. There will be thrilling rides and yummy food! Bring cash, credit and debit cards are not accepted. You can buy tickets for rides for $2 each or get a wristband for $7 and ride all night!
DTLA- looking to combine a dance party and Halloween? Then check out Push IT LA; You can listen to throwback 90’s music, hip hop and indie. Event is FREE.
DTLASpectacular Spooktacular! Come and be a nature CSI at Hermosa Natural Park. Explore decomposing pumpkins and creepy, crawly creatures. Event is FREE
Glendale- There will be great beats and good eats at Hallotopia 3 in Glendale. If you have the best costume you could win a 3 day getaway! Doors open at 9, free pizza before 10. 21+ Event tickets are $10 at the door.
Long Beach– People shouldn’t have all the fun on Halloween. The Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade. Its $10-35 to participate but FREE to watch. All proceeds go to spay and neutering charities.
NoHo– Music, Dancing Drinks, Candy and Costume contest! Come dance the night away at Monster Bash in North Hollywood! Event starts at 9 and goes until 2am. Event is $20 at the door.
Pasadena- One Colorado will be showing 1967 Mad Monster movie. It’s a family friend event that is FREE.
Pasadena– Pack up the kids and come to Tricks, A flick and Family Pix at One Colorado for store to store trick or treating, a movie and a free family picture. Event is FREE
Santa Monica– Surf’s up at the Haunted Heats Halloween Surf Contest at Tower 26. Come and watch to talented surfers ride the waves while being in costume! Event is FREE to watch.

Sun November 1st

Canoga Park- Canoga Park has its own family friendly Dia de Los Muertos Festival going on with a traditional alter, food, crafts, and more. And for all you car buffs, don’t miss the car show!
DTLA- For nine nights the Candlelit Novenario will walk Olvera street for Dia de los Muertos. The traditional processional will be serving complimentary champurrado and pan de muerto for the walkers and onlookers thereafter.
Long Beach– Enjoy some FREE family time at the Dia de Los Muertos Family Festival at the Museum of Latin American Art. There will be live performances, gallery tours and much more. If you dress up you could win the costume contest.
San Fernando- If you’re wanting to stay a little closer to home, check out the Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc dancers performing at the San Fernando Rec Center. This is a jam session so onlookers are welcome to join in.
Santa Monica– If you’d like to spend your Dia de los Muertos in a spookier setting, then how about trying a cemetery? The City of Santa Monica will be having their own Day of the Dead Celebration at Woodlawn Cemetery – complete with traditional dancers.

If you’d like more information on the San Fernando Valley or Los Angeles, or to have help looking for your next home, please feel free to reach out! I’m happy to help, no obligation.

Find Your New Home!
Contact Me Today!