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ALISO VIEJO:

SEPT. 26: End-Of-Summer BBQ: Gold Coast Farm. Welcome the fall season!

OCT. 23: Fall Harvest Festival & Canned Food Drive. With costume parade & pony rides, too.

ANAHEIM:

SEPT. 9-OCT. 31: Disney 'Oogie Boogie Bash' Halloween Party. Ticket availability is limited, so don't delay.

OCT. 1-29: Boo-tastic Halloween Party: Adventure City. Six nights with rides, trick-or-treating, dance party & more. Last year sold out, so don't delay.

OCT. 1-31: Pumpkin City's Pumpkin Farm, Rides & Games. Pumpkins in all shapes and sizes, plus amusement rides, game booths & more.

OCT. 23: Boys & Girls Clubs Anaheim-Cypress 'Masquerade Gala' - Glam fundraiser at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel .

NOV. 2: Dia de los Muertos 'To Go': OC Cemeteries. Free, craft goody bags will be given away, while supplies last.

BUENA PARK:

SEPT. 16-OCT. 31: Knott's Scary Farm: Knott's Berry Farm. Confront your fears: This year offers 15 haunted attractions, sinister scare zones & mesmerizing mazes.

SEPT. 25: Autumn Movie Night: Dinner & Film. Outdoor event & tickets on sale.

SEPT. 25-OCT. 31: Knott's Spooky Farm: Knott's Berry Farm. Geared for the younger set!

OCT. 29: 'Cops N Goblins' Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular. Plans are in the works.

CATALINA ISLAND:

NOV. 1: Día de los Muertos Family Festival: Avalon. With dancing, music & more.

CORONA DEL MAR:

OCT. 2: Annual Corona del Mar Scenic 5K, 2-Miler & Kids' Dolphin Dash. A fall tradition for all ages.

OCT. 29-30: Creatures of the Night: Sherman Library & Gardens. Family-friendly event & chance to explore the Gardens after dark.

COSTA MESA:

OCT. 8-31: Pumpkin Patch, Inflatables & Petting Zoo 2021: OC Fairgrounds. Rides, games, obstacle course, plus thousands of pumpkins of all shapes & sizes.

OCT. 29-30: Boo Ha Ha – Haunted Oktobeerfest: OC Fair. For the 21-and-up set, and don't forget your costume!

NOV. 16: Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra's Free Fall Concert. Save your seats.

CYPRESS:

OCT. 8-9: Annual Community Festival - Petting Zoo & Kids' Fun. Rock wall, laser tag, corn maze & reptile exhibit just part of the plans.

OCT. 23: Boys & Girls Clubs Anaheim-Cypress 'Masquerade Gala' - Glam fundraiser at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel .

DANA POINT:

SEPT. 24-26: Ohana Festival & Encore Weekend: Doheny State Beach. "Tickets are going fast – hurry & secure your spot on the beach to join Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon, Maggie Rogers, Brandi Carlile, Black Pumas & many more!"

OCT. 17: Classic Car & Motorcycle Show: Del Prado Avenue. Could make for a perfect, fall afternoon.

OCT. 23: Halloween Spooktacular & Trunk-or-Treat. Halloween movie, too, planned at the ballfield.

OCT. 29-30: Spooky Seas Evening Adventure: Ocean Institute. With Spooky Seas, Mad Scientist Lab, Candy Lab & FINtastic mermaid.

OCT. 30: Spooky Treat Trolley. With stops at four local parks.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY:

OCT. 23: Free Halloween Movie In The Park. "Come dressed in a Halloween costume to receive some fun treats!"

FULLERTON:

SEPT. 17-OCT. 31: The 17th Door Haunted House. Return once more to Perpetuum Penitentiary, if you dare.

GARDEN GROVE:

OCT. 10: 21st Annual Elvis Festival. Have an Elvis costume?

HUNTINGTON BEACH:

OCT. 1-3: Pacific Airshow. A three-day, fall spectacle!

OCT. 16: Boys & Girls Club of Huntington Valley Annual Benefit. In-person at Hyatt or from at-home.

IRVINE:

SEPT. 18-OCT. 31: Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch & Wagon Rides. "Lots of activities, from wagon rides to arts and crafts!"

OCT. 31: Trick-or-Treat Through Pretend City Children's Museum. "Our Pretendgineers give away some neat surprises! This party is bound to be a scream!"

LAGUNA BEACH:

SEPT. 26: 17th Annual Classic Car Show/ Rotary Club of Laguna Beach. With food truck, beer, wine & music.

OCT. 14: Taste of Laguna Food & Music Festival. Add this to your autumn calendar! At Festival of Arts Grounds.

LAGUNA HILLS:

OCT. 1-31: Pumpkin City's Pumpkin Farm, Rides & Games. Pumpkins in all shapes and sizes, plus amusement rides, game booths & more.

LAGUNA NIGUEL:

OCT. 2: Fall Boutique & Crafts Faire. "Start your holiday shopping early this year, or treat yourself to a special gift!"

OCT. 16: Halloween Snap & Treat. Photo ops, scarecrow crafts & RSVPS required.

OCT. 22-24: Haunted Trails: Crown Valley Park. Tickets likely will go fast, so don't delay.

OCT. 28-31: Wraith House - Halloween Haunt. An annual community endeavor! Traverse the zombie-encrusted front grounds on way to back entrance.

LAKE FOREST:

OCT. 16: Monster Mash Halloween Dance: Rec Center. With music, games, snacks & a photo booth.

NOV. 2: Dia de los Muertos 'To Go': OC Cemeteries. Free, craft goody bags will be given away, while supplies last.

LOS ALAMITOS:

OCT. 1 & 15: Drive-Up Film & Food Fest Series. "Monsters, Inc." and "Hotel Transylvania" to be screened.

OCT. 23: Halloween Trunk-Or-Treat: Little Cottonwood Park. Free, family event.

MISSION VIEJO:

OCT. 1-31: Prism Haunted House. "High-tech horror at its finest!" Plus one afternoon with lights on for the younger set.

SEPT. 30-OCT. 31: 'Haunt Of Halloween' Haunted Maze: Kaleidoscope Mall. "Where adrenaline and fear for survival becomes a reality. "

OCT. 2-31: 'Haunt Of Halloween' Trick-Or-Treat For Kids: Kaleidoscope Mall. Trick-or-treat through the maze ... just without the fright!

NEWPORT BEACH:

SEPT. 23 & 30: LIVE STREAM: Our Favorite Things from the Halloween Boutique. From Roger's Gardens.

OCT. 1-30: Halloween Movies On the Beach: Newport Dunes. Spooky fave flicks planned for screening at the resort.

OCT. 30: Annual Halloween Spooktacular: Mariners Park. With trunk-or-treating, haunted maze & food trucks.

OCT. 30: Children's Halloween Extravaganza: Central Library. Crafts, too, while supplies last.

OCT. 30-31: Halloween at Balboa Bay Resort. Weekend of spooky food & drink specials, plus music.

ORANGE:

SEPT. 18- OCT. 31: Irvine Park Railroad Halloween Pumpkin Patch. Fun includes train & hay rides, bounce house, carnival games, face-painting & more.

OCT. 16-31: Pirate's Cave Haunt. This "labor of love headed up by the father and son" is back with family-friendly scares.
 

 

ORANGE COUNTY:

OCT. 7-31: Tunnel Of Terror: Haunted OC Car Wash. Check in for info on this one, as location not yet announced.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA:

SEPT. 24: Fall Carnival. At Guidepost Montessori School at Las Flores.

OCT. 16: Harvest Boutique: Community Lutheran Church. Artisans, crafters & food trucks, too!

OCT. 23: RSM Arts & Crafts Fair. Featuring local artists, musicians & a food truck.

OCT. 30: 1313 El Potro Cemetery, Graveyard Tour & Organ Concert. With ghost stories & perfect for families, too.

OCT. 30: Halloween Trick-or-Treating: Plaza Antonio. Fun includes DJ, photo booth, face-painting, pumpkin decorating & more.

OCT. 31: Halloween Night at 1313 El Potro Cemetery. A mix of music & mayhem, that won 2020 SAMLARC First Place Winner for best Halloween Decorations.

OCT. 31: Halloween Family Festival: Central Park. Fun includes bounces houses, inflatables & costume contest.

SAN CLEMENTE:

SEPT. 24-OCT. 31: ABC Pumpkin Patch & Inflatables: Outlets. Giant slides, obstacle courses & more.

SEPT. 25: Big Jack's Fall Festival, Pumpkins & Kids' Fun: Outlets. With pumpkin patch, kids' activities & live music.

OCT. 5: Casa Cinema 'Young Frankenstein': Casa Romantica. Screening in Main Salon.

OCT. 9: Garden Club Fall Plant Sale and Flea Market Treasures. A once-a-year opportunity.

OCT. 14-17: Carnival Colossal: Vista Hermosa Sports Park. Fall's "colossal" event!

OCT. 23: Treat Street on Avenida Del Mar. "Festive trick-or-treating at shops and businesses along Avenida Del Mar."

OCT. 23: Halloween 'Spooky San Clemente' - Returning to community center with tricks, treats & games.

OCT. 29-31: Haunted House San ClementeFamily-Run & Charity Drive. Canned goods are your entry donation for this home haunt.

OCT. 30: 'Pumpkin Splash': Aquatics Center. Enjoy spooky music, Halloween-themed fun & inflatable obstacle course while floating around with pumpkins!

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO:

SEPT.-OCT.: San Juan Capistrano Ghost Walk. "Tales of headless spirits, bandits and even a pirate attack will be shared."

SEPT. 25-26: SJC Greek Festival - Music, Food & Dancing. "Experience a glimpse of Greece without leaving Southern California."

SEPT. 27-OCT. 31: Zoomars Pumpkin Patch, Petting Zoo & Kids' Fun. With pony rides, mini tractors, t4ain rides, mining & more.

OCT. 14 & NOV. 11: Nuvo Olive Oil Tastings: Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano. "Journey into the Culinary World of California Olive Oil."

OCT. 28-31: Halloween Haunt Catered Camping Trip: Caspers Wilderness Park. Spaces limited, so book soon.

OCT. 30: Halloween Tribute To THE WHO & LED ZEPPELIN. At Coach House Concert Hall.

OCT. 31: Halloween 'Bites' & Kids' Movie Night: Inn at Mission San Juan Capistrano. "Little ones pick up candy & adults opt for lite bites or tapas menu."

NOV. 2: Day of the Dead Dinner Celebration: Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano. "Take seat in courtyard at large communal tables adorned with skulls, candles and colorful decorations to enjoy live music and a specially-curated meal prepared by Chef Aaron ."

SANTA ANA:

OCT. 23: 'Hocus Pocus' Halloween Movie & Costume Contest: OC Heritage Museum. "Dress up as your favorite 'Hocus Pocus' character!"

OCT. 23: Trunk & Treat. "Collect treats & enjoy array of beautiful cars, from classic to current."

OCT. 23-24 & 29-30: Boo At The Zoo: O.C. Zoo. Featuring fun trail with "merry not scary" decorations.

OCT. 24: Dia de los Muertos Festival: Bowers Museum. With dance, art, food & ofrendas.

NOV. 2: Dia de los Muertos 'To Go': OC Cemeteries. Free, craft goody bags will be given away, while supplies last.

SEAL BEACH:

OCT. 12: Pumpkin Decoupage: Crafts Class For Adults. Create a take-home masterpiece!

OCT. 31: Trick-Or-Treat On Main Street. Sweet event for the little ones, courtesy of Chamber of Commerce & merchants.

TRABUCO CANYON:

OCT. 16: Fall Fireside Fundraiser. Tickets on sale.

YORBA LINDA:

OCT. 1-3: Oktoberfest - Rides, Food & Fun: St. Martin de Porres. The fall tradition returns for 2021.