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Fall things to do in Orange County


Fall things to do in Orange County

Southern California is beginning to get a glimpse of Fall and we are here for it!!! This year, we decided to share a list of 75+ Fall activities in Orange County, not only because we think it’ll be an awesome resource for families all over Orange County and beyond, but because we think it’s the ultimate bucket list for this Fall season.

For ease of use, this list is organized by city in alphabetical order. Take a look and let us know if we missed one of your favorite Fall events!

2019 Orange County Fall events

Fall things to do in Aliso Viejo 

Friday Night Fright Spook Shop

Aliso Viejo City Hall, Suite 200

October 25,2019,  5pm-8pm

Enjoy painting a pumpkin for your spooky porch, and decorating a pillow case for all the candy you will collect on halloween, Enjoy watching the movie “Transylvania” while eating pizza.

Fall Harvest Festival 

Grand Park at Aliso Viejo Town Center

October 26, 2019, 10am-12pm

Children’s Crafts, Carnival Games, Balloon Twisters, DJ Entertainment and more! Wear your costume as you walk through the costume parade. Parade begins at 10:30 am.


Aliso Viejo Library

October 31, 2019, 4pm

Kids and families join us for crafts, pumpkin decorating, and mummy bowling. Also enjoy a special performance from Buster Balloon! Costumes welcome. 

Fall things to do in Anaheim 

Oogie Boogie Bash

Disney California Adventure

September 17- October 31

New family-friendly Disney Halloween party where Oogie Boogie, from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, has summoned the Disney Villains to Disney California Adventure Park for an unforgettable night of fun and fright—part of Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort. See Villainous! a new World of Color show (exclusive to this event), experience the wickedly transformed Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, walk along immersive treat trails featuring Disney Villains and join a pulsing dance party with the greatest dance crew from the Isle of the Lost—based on Disney’s Descendants movies.

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Oktoberfest Sunday Family Days

Phoenix Club Anaheim

Sept. 20 – Oct, 27, Sundays Only, 12pm-6pm

Come inside the Giant Beer Tent for German food, folk dancers, and kids activities. Sunday Family Days also include parades, sausage eating contest, bounce house, hair braiding, face painting, and free choo-choo rides 12-4pm. 

Pumpkin City Patch

Anaheim Town Square

Oct.3-31, 2019, Mon-Thur 11am-8:30pm /  Fri-Sun 10am-10pm

Come celebrate Halloween at Orange County’s premier Harvest Festival.  Meander through thousands of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes in a charming farm atmosphere.  Enjoy a host of amusement rides, game booths, and activities all set under the canopy of the beautiful autumn sky. Admission is FREE!

Anaheim Halloween Parade

Anaheim Downtown

October 26, 2019, Start time is 6pm

Since 1924, Halloween has held special magic for the people of Anaheim. A nighttime pageant of ghosts, goblins, jack-o’-lanterns, and witches stretching a mile and a half through the darkened streets of downtown, the annual Anaheim Halloween Parade has become a Southern California family favorite. Parade starts up Broadway from West Street, left on Harbor Boulevard, right on Center Street then right on Anaheim Boulevard ending at Broadway.

Dia de Los Muertos – A Night of Community and Culture

Downtown Anaheim Community Services 

November 1, 2019, 5pm – 9:30pm

This free community event brings you a fun-filled night of arts, music, culture and dance in support of the City’s youth development program, Project S.A.Y. (Support Anaheim’s Youth).  This year’s event will showcase 40+ altars, art displays, live mariachi music, Aztec dancers, kids crafts, face-painting, and so much more. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs and a blanket.  

Fall things to do in Buena Park 

Knott’s Scary Farm

September 19 – October 31,  Thurs-Sun 7pm-1am / Fri-Sat 7pm-2am

Knott’s Scary Farm is the largest and most haunting Halloween experience in Southern California, with unimaginable scares and innovative thrills that can’t be found anywhere else. The fully transformed theme park features uniquely haunted mazes and attractions, sinister shows and more than 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner of the park. This Halloween event has all the ingredients of a truly terrifying nightmare. But unlike most dreams, Knott’s Scary Farm is a nightmare you can’t wake up from — which makes it the thing to do for Halloween.

*Knott’s Scary Farm is not recommended for children under 13.

Knott's Spooky Farm 2016 at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California offers family-friendly activities, included with your admission. Knott's Spooky Farm happens every weekend throughout October. Kids can join the costume contest, go trick-or-treating, celebrate Day of the Dead at Fiesta Village, and go through the Spooky Hollow Maze in Camp Snoopy. | #KnottsSpookyFarm

Knott’s Spooky Farm

Sept 28-Oct 27, 2019, Weekends Only plus Thurs Oct.31

A family-friendly Halloween celebration geared for kids ages 3-11. Little ghouls can trick-or-treat through Ghost Town to collect sweet Halloween treats. Treat bags containing event maps and other goodies will be distributed to children age 3 to 11 from opening until 4:30pm. Camp Snoopy Theater plays host to the “Monsters are Coming” show where children are encouraged to participate in the daily costume contest. The Halloween Hootenanny returns as The Timber Mountain Log Ride transforms with spooky but family-friendly surprises. 

Pirates Dinner Adventure

October 1- 31 2019, Mon-Fri 7pm / Sat. 5pm & 8pm /  Sun 3pm & 6pm 

If you’ve been to Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, the popular pirate-themed dinner theater in Buena Park, CA, you’re in for a whole new swashbuckling Halloween themed treat this October!  Join us September 30th to October 31st as Pirate’s Dinner Adventure transforms into the Halloween Spooktacular, ‘Vampirates’!

Boo-uena Park Olde Tyme Fall Festival

Buena Park City Hall

September 28, 2019, 12pm – 5pm

Admission, magic show and crafts are free, while supplies last. Prices for vendors and food vary. General parking will be across Beach Blvd. in the City Hall parking lot, 6650 Beach Blvd., and disabled parking will be behind the First Congregational Church.

Bring the whole family for a spooktacular beginning to the Boo-uena Park season! 

BOO-TASTIC Halloween party

Adventure City

October 11th, 18th, 25th, 31st,  5:30pm-9:30pm

11 exciting rides, “trick or treat street” for FREE Candy and trinkets. Ride the Express train halloween scavenger hunt, spectacular dance party, meet a mad scientist magician for some astonishing tricks!

Dia de Muertos (Michoacan)

The Source OC

November 2, 2019, 2-6pm

Noche de Muertos is presented by the Consulate of Mexico of Orange County, showcasing beautiful altars, cultural music, dancing and an “art walk” showcasing artists from the region of Purhépecha in the State of Michoacán, Mexico

Fall things to do in Costa Mesa


Costa Mesa Bark Park

October 12, 2019, 11am-2pm

A canine costume contest, vendor are, and animal adoptions will be part of howlng time! Free!

Scarecrow Festival

Fairview Park-Goat Hill Junction 

October 19-20, 2019, 10am-3pm

A tradition dating back to 1930’s, sign up to create your own scarecrow. Enjoy train rides, face painting, pumpkin patch and crafts. Free!

Fall for All!

Segerstrom Center for Arts-Argyros Plaza

October 19, 2019, 12pm-4pm

Enjoy this free fall celebration featuring engaging performances, games, and festive activities for the whole family! Our live performances are sure to entertain, from spooky Halloween tunes to storytelling and ballet folklórico. Free!

Dia de los Muertos Celebration!

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall 

October 19, 2019, 10am & 11:30am

Immerse yourself in the colorful traditions and festivities of the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Enjoy kid-friendly activities and traditional music, featuring tunes from Disney-Pixar’s “Coco.” Tickets start at $15

Lila Downs: Dia de los Muertos: Al Chile

Segerstrom Concert Hall

October 27, 2019, 7pm-10pm

Lila Downs brings her unique interpretation of traditional Mexican and Mesoamerican music, deeply personal renditions of classic rancheras, as well as her own original songs to convey the concept of Día de Muertos: AL CHILE, a voyage of emotions, movement and sound that celebrates the rich traditions of the Day of the Dead on both sides of the border.

Sugar Skull!!! A Dia de los Muertos Musical Adventure

Segerstrom Center for Arts-Samueli Theater

November 9-10, 2019, 1pm

Sugar Skull! is a joyous, heartfelt adventure that delves into the rich, tuneful traditions of Día de los Muertos. Featuring Mexico Beyond Mariachi, a company of gifted musicians and dancers rooted in Mexican traditions, this colorful stage production is the perfect fall entertainment for youth and family audiences alike. 

Fall things to do in Cypress

Halloween Carnival

Cypress Community Center

October 31, 2019, 6-9pm

Enjoy a safe halloween night with game booths, candy, family games, trick or treat stree, live entertainment and Fun Zone. Admission is $3 cash. 

Fall things to do in Fullerton 

Spooky Halloween Train

Fullerton Train Museum

October 19, 2019, 9am-12pm

Calling all ghosts and goblins! Come down to the Fullerton Train Museum between 9 a.m. & noon. Come in your best Halloween costumes and enjoy trick-or-treating, games, a coloring table, and photo opportunities. Beware, our very old rail conductor could be lurking behind a door or closet just ready to hand out treats!

Haunted Fullerton Tours

Fullerton Museum

October 9-31, 2019 (select dates), 6pm-8:30pm

The tours are a celebration of local legend, Aul said. We’re not making any supernatural claims; we’re just sharing stories of another facet of Fullerton’s history, particularly that of the downtown. Tours fill up fast so reserve soon, $20 General.


Fullerton Police Department

October 30, 2019, 5-8pm

Trunk or Treat will be held in the back lot of the police department at the corner of Highland and Amerige. Wear your costume, and trick-or-treat with some of the officers that keep your neighborhoods safe.

Dia de los Muertos Festival

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center

November 3rd. 2019, 12-4pm

Join us to celebrate Día de los Muertos! We will have festive activities for the whole family, live music, local artisans, and arts and crafts for kids. We will also have ofrendas (altars) to honor late family members. 

Where to see pumpkin launch

Pumpkin Launch at Cal State Fullerton 

November 2, 2019, 10am-2pm

Join Discovery Cube and Cal State University, Fullerton at Cal State Fullerton’s athletic field for a day of flight, engineering, and pumpkin-smashing hijinks. Contestants use the principles of STEM to build trebuchet machines that send pumpkins high in the sky and towards targets that line the field. To launch pumpkins must register online. 

Fall things to do in Garden Grove

Trick-or-Treat Parade

Garden Grove Main Library

October 29, 2019, 5pm

Wear your costumes and trick or treat at the library before Halloween! Followed by a party with snacks and activities – for all ages!

Monster Bash for Kids

Garden Grove Chapman Library

October 30, 2019, 4-5pm

Enjoy a story, practice a monster mash, and more at this fun event. Kids can wear costumes to this silly event! 

Fall things to do in Huntington Beach


Old World

Sept. 8 – Nov. 3, Sundays Only, 2pm-7:30pm

Kinderfest (Family Days) at Oktoberfest in Old World. It features our World-Famous Weiner Dog Races, 2:00-7:30pm. Carnival games, costume contest, live music and bouncy house. 

Halloween Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest

Worthy Park

October 26, 2019, 1-4pm

Calling all ghouls, ghosts and goblins for a Halloween festival at Worthy Park! Dress up in your best costume and get ready to make a jack-o-lantern come to life! Festivities will include ‘pick your own’ pumpkin patch & carving, games, a bounce house and more! $20 per family (includes one pumpkin) and $5 per extra pumpkin. 

SoCal’s Halloween Harvest Fit Fall 5K/10

Bolsa Chica State Beach

October 20, 2019, 8am-11am

It’s a kick off for a  FIT FALL. We are combining the traditional Halloween/Harvest theme (so if that’s your gig, costume it up, join in games, costume contests, and super fun selfies and awards. 

Fall things to do in Irvine 

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

September 14 – October 31, 2019, Mon-Fri 10:00 am – 5:00 pm / Sat-Sun 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch in Orange County is fun for the entire family. Come out and enjoy the many activities for kids of all ages. The Pumpkin Patch is located just behind the train station and admission is FREE. If you plan to visit on busy weekends, we suggest that you plan to arrive EARLY in the morning to help avoid park entrance and parking delays.


It’s Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm

OC Parks-Irvine Ranch

September 19, 2019, 8:30am-11:30am

The Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s one-of-a-kind Native Seed Farm in Irvine!  You will be harvesting seeds from quirky native summer wildflowers, like Yellow Pincushion and California Wishbone Bush.  Absolutely no experience or special equipment required! Ages 8 and up; minors must be accompanied by an adult. 

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch

September 21-October 31  9am – 6pm

Tanaka Farms invites you to visit our Pumpkin Patch with all your favorites as well as some new and improved guest experiences for 2019. Admission is $4 per person (Children 2 years and under are free.) The Wagon Ride is $6 for unlimited rides. (Children 2 years and under are free.) The Petting Zoo is $6. (Children 2 years and under are free.) The Sanrio Entry Package is $20 and includes: Admission, Wagon Ride, Petting Zoo, and a limited Edition Sanrio + Tanaka Farms Hello Kitty Plush.  Game and Activity Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 (Save $5!) Parking Passes are $10 each. Parking passes are only required on the weekends.

Fall Festival of Fun!

Pretend City 

September 24, 2019,  11am – 5pm

It’s time to fall in love with this change in seasons! The leaves are turning, and the weather is shifting which means there is lots of fun to had here at Pretend City. Let’s celebrate with art, games, books and sensory play as we have fun with fall! FALL into this season as the

The Great Irvine park Pumpkin Air Balloon

Sept. 27- Nov. 1st , Thurs-Fri 10am-3pm, 7-10pm / Sat-Sun 9am-3pm, 7-10pm

In Irvine, you know Halloween is near when the Balloon at the Orange County Great Park displays the iconic jack-o-lantern face, affectionately known as “Jack.”  Jack’s arrival also signals the annual Fall Food Drive at the Park, offering visitors a way to support local food banks.

Terror by Night

Boomers Irvine 

Sept 27-Oct 26, Fridays & Saturdays, 9pm-12am

Think you’ve got the guts for the park after dark? Brave 3 hours of unlimited attractions and take on 3 terrifying scare zones. Scare Zones include: Pirate Point, Midway Mayhem, Zombie Zone

Treats by Day

Boomers Irvine 

Sept 28- Oct 27, Saturdays & Sundays, 1pm to 3pm

Hay maze, Trick-or-Treat Trail, Crafts & Games & More! *FREE for Kids 12 & Under

Bats: Heroes of the night

OC Parks-Irvine Ranch Open Space

October 4th, 2019, 6pm-8pm

Come hear fascinating tales of our flying mammal. We will head out towards a popular roosting location as we watch our nighttime heroes begin their nightly adventures. This program is ideal to visually observe the bats in flight, though bat detectors are available to listen for their high-frequency calls. Ages 8 and up; children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Halloween Animal Art Preschool Program

OC Zoo

October 4-30 10:15am-11:15am

Come learn about creatures that are associated with Halloween! Class includes hands-on learning, fun crafts, and meeting zoo animals up close!  Ages: 3-4 years old only. Parent must accompany child for duration of program.

Movie Night Under the Giant Wheel: Hocus Pocus

Irvine Spectrum

October 12, 2019, 7-9pm

Join us for a special Halloween edition of our movie nights under the Giant Wheel with a seasonal classic. The movie will start at 7PM, but seating will be open at 5:30pm, so plan accordingly to make sure you have time to buy snacks!

Irvine Global Village Festival

OC Great Park

October 12-13, 2019, 10am-5pm

The now two-day festival incorporates the best of Irvine’s historic fall festival to offer more food, art, and music throughout an entire weekend at the Great Park. Families will delight in an expanded Kids Village with crafts, interactive activities, seek-a-treat, and a petting zoo.

Monster Bash Halloween Dance

Irvine Lakeview Senior Center

October 19, 2019 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Spook your friends at the Disability Services annual Halloween dance, the Monster Bash, now on a new date — Friday, October 19, 7–9 p.m. Event features refreshments and a costume contest, and guests will have the opportunity to purchase photos for $1 (cash only). Registration not required; $3 per person at the door. Ages 14+. For more information, call Disability Services at 949-724-6637.

Frankenstein Friday at Pretend City!

October 25, 2019, 10am – 4pm

In honor of Mary Shelley’s classic fictional character, Frankenstein, we’re celebrating this green giant with monstrously fun activities. We may not be mad scientists, but we’re mad about monsters!

The OC Ghostbusters visit Pretend City!

October 26, 2019, 10am – 5pm

We ain’t afraid of no ghosts…especially because the Ghostbusters will be here to handle all of the ghouls and goblins that try to impede on our fun. Join us for a spooky good time with hands-on activities and photo-ops.

Halloween Zoo-Tacular

OC Zoo

October 26, 2019, 10am-4pm

Join us for Halloween fun at the OC Zoo! Activities include trick-or-treating*, spooky kids crafts, a scavenger hunt*, and fun games! 

Costume Week

Pretend City 

October 27-31,  2019, 11am – 5pm

Black cats and witch’s brew, we want to dress up with you! Wear your costume to Pretend City this whole week and receive 25% off your second admission!

Trick-Or-Treat Through the City

Pretend City

October 31, 2019, 10am – 3pm

We’re all treats and no tricks here in the city! Get a start on the festivities by joining us for our special trick-or-treat extravaganza as you stop by our exhibits from some neat giveaways. This party is bound to be a scream!   

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Pretend City

November 2, 2019, 10am – 4pm

Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican tradition that celebrates loved ones who have passed. At Pretend City, we are celebrating Dia de los Muertos with vibrant, educational activities for little ones. Bring a photo of your loved one to add to our special Altar and partake in the celebration!

Fall things to do in La Habra

Family Dia de los Muertos

La Habra Branch Library

October 26, 2019, 11am-3pm

Crafts, Folklorico & Aztec dancers & more! 

Mini Monster Bash

Children’s Museum at La Habra

October 31, 2019, 10am-12pm

Calling all little monsters for a Halloween bash featuring Mad Scientist activities, games, crafts, and a mini-maze! Little ones and their adults are encouraged to dress in costume! 

Fall things to do in La Palma

Spooky Face Painting

La Palma Library

October 30, 2019, 4pm

Join us! Get your free face/arm painting with your favorite spooky design.

Fall things to do in Laguna Hills

Pumpkin City Pumpkin Farm

Laguna Hills Mall

Sept 27-31, 2019, Mon-Thurs 11am-8:30pm / Fri-Sun 10am-10pm

Come celebrate Halloween at Orange County’s premier Harvest Festival.  Meander through thousands of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes in a charming farm atmosphere.  Enjoy a host of amusement rides, game booths, and activities all set under the canopy of the beautiful autumn sky. Admission is FREE!

Fall things to do in Lake Forest

Autumn Harvest Festival

Heritage Hill Historical Park

October 4, 2019, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Heritage Hill Historical Park welcomes back the annual Autumn Harvest Festival. Bring the family to a fun-filled adventure and experience the park transformed into a spooky Halloween festival.Enjoy the Trick-or-Treat stations, Adventure Maze, and dare to visit the Haunted School House. Children of all ages can participate in ghoulish games, costume contests and the pumpkin decorating zone. Costumes and trick-or-treat bags are recommended. $5 Admission

Kids Imagine Nation – Autumn Harvest Festival

Heritage Hill Historical Park 

October 5, 2019, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

The Halloween adventure arrives early this year at the Autumn Harvest Festival. The park will once again be costumed and dressed as an adventure filled festival. Some of the attractions from past years included. The Indiana Jones Trick or Treat Stations, The Under the Sea Adventure Maze, “Harry Potter” School House, and Storytelling Adventures.

Haunt at Heritage Hill

October 11-12th, 2019, 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Scary mazes, music, stage performers, game booths and more! Wear your costume (no masks or face make-up) and come be part of this exciting tradition. No re-entry or outside bags will be allowed. *Recommended for 12 years old & up.

Fall pop up Market

Studio Vintage

October 13, 2019, 10am-3pm

Mark your calendars for our annual fall shop and sip event!

Fall things to do in Los Alamitos

Pumpkin Decorating

Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library

October 30, 2019, 10am-1pm

Drop in from 10am to 1pm, or 3pm to 6pm, to carve or decorate your pumpkin at the library! Make a traditional jack-o’-lantern or try one of our no-carve, but still spooky ideas. Don’t feel like carving?  We’ve got paint, glitter, glue, and more so you can really get creative. We’ll provide the space, supplies, and even clean up the mess. You just need to bring your own pumpkin. Ages 4-12.

Fall things to do in Mission Viejo

Haunty Halloween with Jack & Sally

Kaleidoscope – 27741 Crown Valley Parkway

October 26, 2019, 3pm-6pm

The afternoon of free family fun will take place in Kaleidoscope’s courtyard with balloon art, face painting, seasonal crafts, a DJ who will spin music, and dance performances by costumed characters. Youngsters will also enjoy trick or treating throughout the center, with the first 300 costumed kids receiving free trick or treat bags. 

Families won’t want to miss snapping their photos throughout the center, including in front of Kaleidoscope’s colorful Never Lose Your Wonder mural in the main courtyard, the Be You mural on the upper level, and next to festive Halloween displays with colorful oversized pumpkins, life-size BOO letters, and seasonal signs set among giant fall flowers.

Guests who want to get social can take selfies or family photos in front of any of the murals or seasonal displays, and tag @GoKaleidoscope and use hashtag #KSHalloween, to be entered to win a prize from Kaleidoscope tenants. There will also be an opportunity drawing with prizes of family fun available at check-in.

Parents will also enjoy small bites and beverage samples from Kaleidoscope restaurants, along with special discounts available that day from select retailers.

Fall things to do in Newport Beach

44th Annual Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch

Fall Faire, 1601 E. 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663

October 13, 2019; 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Come and join the fun at the Annual Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch! Pumpkins, Children’s Craft, games, face painting, Savor OC restaurant showcase, entertainment, and Pony rides and petting zoo.

Halloween Spooktacular

Grant Howard Park

October 26, 2019, 4-7pm

There will be a trunk or treat, a haunted maze, games, bounce houses, costume prizes, food trucks and fun for the whole family.

Fall things to do in Orange

Treats on the Street Autumn Festival

Orange Circle

October 24, 2019, 4-7pm

This free community event includes games, trick or treating with local merchants, a costume parade, and entertainment for participants of all ages.

Family Halloween Spooktacular

Orange Main Library

October 26, 2019, 2-3:30pm

Dress up in your Halloween costume to play games and make some spooky crafts. Prizes will be given out for the most spooktacular costumes. 

Haunted History Tours

Heritage Museum

October 30th, 8pm

Why is the front room called a “parlour”? Why photograph your recently deceased child? How long did the mourning period last? What superstitions did Victorians fear? Is the Kellogg House truly haunted? Perhaps you should decide for yourself.

Fall things to do in Rancho Santa Margarita

Acorn Day

OC Parks- O’Neill Regional Park

October 5, 2019, 10am-2pm

Come celebrate Acorn Day under the oaks at O’Neill Regional Park.  This free event is a family-friendly day of excitement and learning with activities for every age: free crafts for kids, a live butterfly enclosure, active games, face painting, live music and introductory ukulele lessons, nature and animal exhibits, storytelling, activities like painting on water, acorn and oak tree planting and much more for the entire family!

Halloween Family Festival

Central Park

October 31, 2019, 2-5pm

Families can trick-or-treat in a safe and welcoming environment, play in bounce houses and inflatables, enter the costume contest, and join in the child and pet costume parade! Capture your favorite memories at our festive photo booth, purchase refreshments from great local vendors, and enjoy music, games, and more!

Fall things to do in San Juan Capistrano

Zoomars Pumpkinpalooza

Oct. 1- 31st, 2019, 9am-5pm

Bring your family this autumn and experience a full pumpkin patch on our historic farm. You’ll meet kunekune pigs, sheep, feed apples to the zeedonks, hear turkeys gobble for grapes.Hop in the bunny patch to cuddle with cottontails, and then brave the goat pen for some very big hugs! There’s more to do than petting too. We’ve got a playground, a corn box, mini-train, even horses and ponies to ride! Grab a snack in our coffee shop then stroll the historic district and step back in time.

Fall things to do in San Clemente

The Local Fall Bazar

San Clemente Outlets

September 21-22, 2019, 10am-5pm

Celebrate the arrival of autumn with a pop-up makers’ market, featuring more than 30 local vendors; festive photos with a 16.5-foot Gigantic Jack O’Lantern; family fun at the Pumpkin Patch (fees apply). 

SPOOKY San Clemente

San Clemente Community Center, 100 N. Calle Seville

October 26, 2019, 4pm- 7pm   

Tricks and treats for all ages! Save the date and start planning your costumes! Join us for a night of haunted houses, spooky corn maze, tricks on Del Mar and a movie in the dark.

Fourth Annual Candy Crawl

San Clemente Outlets

October 26, 2019, 1-3pm

Save the date for our annual pre-Halloween celebration! Collect treats from participating stores and enjoy family fun, including a Pumpkin Patch, inflatable fun (fees apply), creepy crawlies from Wild Wonders, photo ops and more!

San Clemente: Pumpkin Splash

Ole Hanson Beach Club

October 30, 2019,  3pm-6pm

Enjoy a poolside pumpkin patch, spook-tacular music, pumpkin games and more at the Ole Hanson Beach Club! This is a free event where each participant will take home an orange floating friend of their own picking.

Sugar Skull-Teen Fest

San Clemente Library

October 30, 2019, 4-5:30pm

Celebrate Dia de los Muertes! For Teens ages 12–17 years. Join us for a fun afternoon decorating your own sugar skull. Refreshments will be served.

Fall things to do in Santa Ana

Spooky Science

Discovery Science Center

October 1-31, Weekends Only, 10am-5pm    

Spend this Halloween season dressed up and ready to explore at Discovery Cube’s Spooky Science exhibit! Throughout the month of October, Discovery Cube invites guests to enter the fantastical world of wizards and dragons! Discover enchanting chemistry in the “Wizard of Ooze” stage show, observe and analyze characteristics of real and mythical creatures, and join in on the costume parade. Along with the programming above, the Cube will host five special costume themed weekends sure to make the little ghouls, goblins and witches scream with excitement!

Halloween Tours: Unsolved Mysteries at the Bowers Museum

October 3rd-31st,  2pm-2:30pm

Join us for a spine-tingling experience that will haunt you! This 30-minute tour in the Historic Wing highlights mysteries surrounding the Bowers’ oldest artifacts and a ghostly presence often felt in the museum’s original building, dating back to 1936.

The Pumpkin Corral

Main Place Mall- Parking Lot

October 3-31, 2019, Mon-Thurs: 5pm-9pm / Fri: 4pm-10pm / Sat:10am-10pm / Sun: 10am-9pm

Join us for rides, fun games, delicious food and even a petting zoo.  Don’t forget to pick up your pumpkins for this Halloween.

Mexican Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls

Bowers Museum

October 24, 2019, 10am-12pm

Decorate Sugar Skulls in honor or gift to a loved one.

Boo at the Zoo

Santa Ana Zoo

October 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th, 5:30pm-8pm

Boo at the Zoo features: TEN Trick-or-Treat Stations throughout the Zoo providing a variety of toys, books, snacks, and candy on the, Trick-or-Treat Trail, Entertainment, Animal Presentations, Storytelling, Fun and Games, Costume Parade, Ride the “Boofari” Express Train, Carrousel, and Ferris Wheel for an additional fee, “Teen Scream” Haunted House (a separate area, included in the price of admission), Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chips, and Sodas for sale (cash only) by Tustin-Santa Ana Rotary Club. Free Parking

Dia de los Muertos

MainPlace Mall – Event Held in Macy’s Court, Center Court and Food Court

October 26, 2019, 2pm–5pm

During the celebration, there will be live music, dance performances, cookie decorating, art workshops, face painting and a photo booth. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes. The first 300 children to check in to the table in Macy’s Court will receive a FREE swag bag filled with goodies.

Viva La Vida Santa Ana – Dia De Los Muertos Festival

Downtown Santa Ana

October 26, 2019, 1pm–10pm

Held in the heart of Orange County, Santa Ana’s Dia De Los Muertos Festival “Viva La Vida” captures the very essence of our cultural and artistic spirit. Organized by community members, the purpose of the celebration is to honor ancient traditions of the festival through art, culture, and compassion. “Viva La Vida is a free, family friendly festival.


MainPlace Mall

October 31, 2019, 4-6pm

On October 31st, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., MainPlace Mall invites children and their families to trick or treat participating retailers (designated by signs in their windows). Participants are encouraged to wear costumes; anyone over 12 years of age is asked not to wear a mask or costume with a weapon. Fighting is prohibited on the property and offenders will be asked to leave; the use of silly string, blow horns, or any powdery substance is also prohibited and subject to confiscation. 

Santa Ana Noche de Altares

Downtown Santa Ana

November 3, 2019 1:00pm – 10:00pm

In addition to viewing beautifully created altars, attendees will be entertained by cultural performances and live music. Children can get their face painted and participate in free, art workshops. Local artists will be selling their wares and local restaurants will be selling their most delicious dishes. Finally, attendees will have a photo opportunities with La Catrina, the modern-day icon of Día de los Muertos created by Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada.

Fall things to do in Stanton

Loco en Su Coco; a celebration for  Dia de Los Muertos

Stanton Library

October 30, 2019, 4-5pm

Celebrate with Arty as he takes you through the rich folklore of Dia de los Muertos. There will be free balloon creatures, puppets, music, storytelling and magic. 

Fall things to do in Tustin

Halloween Howl

Columbus Tustin Activity Center

October 31, 2019, 3pm-5pm

Halloween Howl will include a costume parade, carnival style games, a children’s performance by Ranger Jack, bounce houses, bubble show, prizes and plenty of Halloween treats and candy.

Legacy Halloween Spookfest

The District at Tustin

October 31, 2019,  5pm–7pm

Bring your princesses and superheroes for trick-or-treating, DJ dance parties, balloon art, kids activities, photo opportunities and more! Enjoy trick or treating throughout the Promenade – look for the “Trick or Treat Here” signs in the windows of participating Promenade stores and restaurants. Pick up your free Trick-or-Treat bag at the District booth located in the AMC Courtyard (while supplies last). All families are invited and encouraged to wear their spookiest costume.  Free and open to the public.

TEEN Sugar Skull Decorating

Tustin Library

November 1, 2019, 3:30-5:30pm

On Friday, November 1st from 3:30 – 5:00 pm teens in grades 6th-12th are invited to paint and decorate ceramic sugar skulls. All supplies will be provided for this FREE program.Please register at the service desk or call us to reserve your space. Space is limited to 20 spots on a first-come first-served basis.

Fall things to do in Westminster

Boo Bash

Westminster Mall

October 31, 2019, 4:30-7:30pm

Families are invited to come in costume, however, children over the age of 12 and adults may not wear masks. Children ages 2-12 years can enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the mall and win treats and prizes at the game booths. 

Worth The Drive (Los Angeles, Inland Empire and San Diego spots)

Pumpkin Nights

Fairplex Pomona

Oct 10 – Nov 3, 2019, 5:30pm-10:30pm

You’ll set out on a magical quest along a half-mile walking path, where you’ll discover the Forbidden Pumpkin City, a pirate’s cove, and more fantastical lands built using over 3,000 hand-carved real and synthetic pumpkins. The celebration continues with the Spirit of Pumpkins Fire Show, delicious tastes and treats, and outdoor movie screenings. 

Harvest Festival and Corn Maze

Forneis Farm

October 1-31, 2019, 1pm-5pm

Our famous Corn Maze and Harvest Festival is back for another year of FarmTastic Fun!

Join Us as the Farm takes on a magical theme to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Wizard of Oz! The FarmTastic Maze of Oz will have you saying: There’s no place like home… with 4 acres of twists, turns and dead ends!

Big Horse Corn Maze 

Big Horse Feed & Mercantile, 33320 Temecula Parkway

Sept 28- Oct 27, 2019, Tues-Fri 1pm-5pm / Sat-Sun 11am-5pm

4 acre corn maze plus full slate of family-friendly attractions. Weekend activities at the Big Horse Corn Maze includes our pumpkin patch, pony rides, hayride, pillow jump, animal sharing center, mini maze, pig races, high striker, rock wall, corn cannon, face painting, knockers balls, zip line, contests and much much more.

Carlsbad Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

Carlsbad Strawberry Fields

Sept 27 – TBA

Featuring hay rides to pumpkin fields, Field of Screams Haunted Corn Maze (Fridays & Saturdays only), kids corn maze, pumpkin painting and giant pumpkins.  

Carlsbad Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
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