Activity Schedule from your Hacienda Heights Realtor Diana Wood
The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Sept. 29-Oct 31
Live your nightmares aboard the haunted Queen Mary and join our cast of ghouls, spirits, and undead for an unforgettable, frighteningly authentic haunted experience.
The Queen Mary, Long Beach
(877) 342-0738 / www.queenmary.com
SCV Walk to End Alzheimer’s Oct. 8
The Alzheimer’s Association/California Southland Chapter hosts this walk to raise awareness and funds for support, care and research relating to Alzheimer’s Disease.
7:30-11am / Bridgeport Park: 23520 Bridgeport Lane, Valencia
(800) 272-3900 / www.alz.org
Geranium Festival and ArtWalk Oct. 8
Dog pageant, art walk and rock climbing complement good old fashioned sack races and pie eating contests at the city fair-themed event.
11am-4pm / Barnes Park, Monterey Park
(626) 307-1388 / www.montereypark.ca.gov
West Covina Food & Wine Festival Oct. 8-9
A unique event for food and wine enthusiasts at two beautiful locations! The first day it will be held at South Hills Country Club and the second day it will be held at the Historical Hurst Ranch.
(626) 277-6072 / www.westcovinafoodandwine.com
Diamond Bar Restaurant Week Oct. 8-14
Our local chefs are excited to showcase special menus at promotional prices! So gather your family and friends to enjoy 7 days of breakfast, lunch and dinner deliciousness!
Dia de Los Muertos Art & Music Festival Oct. 9
Vendors will be present including food, artists, designers, and organizations. Take part in the Miss La Catrina Contest, Tribute Car Show, or the Alter Contest.
10am-5pm / Historic Uptown Whittier
Taste of the Pier King Harbor & Waterfront Oct. 9
Presented by Redondo Pier Association and King Harbor Association. Benefiting Cancer Support Community.
12-5pm / Redondo Beach Pier
Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair Oct. 9
Join us for a free day of fun and pet adoptions! Our pet fair attracts more than 10,000 attendees to this annual event.
11am-4pm / Hart Park: 24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall
(661) 297-5961 / www.bowwowsandmeows.org
Toy Drive to benefit Boys & Girls Club Oct. 13
Network with local business owners. Free raffle prizes and giveaways. Complimentary appetizers and beverages.
6-8:30pm / Brookdale Uptown Whittier: 13250 Philadelphia St.
(714) 396-5120 / www.whittierchamber.com
Craft Beer Festival Oct. 14-15
Hosted at the Jack Rose Track at CSULB. All proceeds benefit the CSULB Hospitality Department. 40+ brewers, food from Legends and Naples Rib Co (along with three food trucks) and live entertainment. Ages 21+.
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach Zombie Fest Oct. 14-16
Live Music, Haunted Maze with Interactive Scare Zone, Escape Room, Walking Dead Interactive Experience, Thrill of the World Workshops, Cosplay Contests, Ultimate Shock Show, Infamous Zombie Walk, Sideshow Museum, Interactive Reptile Exhibit with Fear Factor Attraction, Costume Contests and so much more.
Rainbow Lagoon Park: 350 E. Shoreline Drive
(562) 495-5959 / www.longbeachzombiefest.com
Diamond Bar Barktober Fest Oct. 15
Games and giveaways, costume contest – prizes for top three winners, photo booth – free souvenir picture with your pet, pet service and product vendors. Also, IVHS will be on hand with adoptable dogs and microchipping for $30 per dog.
9am-1pm / Pantera Park: 738 Pantera Drive
(909) 839-7000 / www.diamondbarca.gov
American Heart Association 2016 Heart Walk Oct. 15
Our team is participating to promote physical activity to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
7am / Santa Clarita – Bridgeport Park: 23520 Brindgeport Ln.
Belmont Shore Art Walk & Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest Oct. 15
This event will showcase the works of diverse artists who will use chalk as their medium, and the sidewalks of Belmont Shore as their canvas.
11am-4pm / 2nd Street, Long Beach
(562) 434-3066 / www.belmontshore.org
Long Beach Oktoberfest Oct. 15
Activities include contests, live bands, Oom Pah, German food truck, and more!
12-6pm / Shoreline Aquatic Park: 200 Aquarium Way
Trick or Treat for Hunger Oct. 15
We are seeking volunteers to go door-to-door to collect canned food and non-perishable items, which will later be distributed to residents in need.
8:30am-12:30pm / Smith Park: 6016 Rosemead Boulevard
(562) 942-2000 / www.pico-rivera.org
Arturo Sanchez, Sr. Halloween Parade Oct. 15
Marching bands, service groups, equestrian groups, dancers, and more in this annual family event.
11am-3pm / Pioneer Blvd. & Mapledale St., Norwalk
(562) 929-5521 / www.ci.norwalk.ca.us
Water Fest 2016 Oct. 15
Join the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District and the County of Los Angeles to learn family-friendly ways to be water smart! The day in the park will include food, games, activities, giveaways, and a raffle.
10am-2pm / Arcadia Park: 405 S. Santa Anita Avenue
(626) 574-5400 / www.arcadiaca.gov
Calabasas Pumpkin Festival Oct. 15-16
Inflatable Rides, Carnival Games, Safari Train ride, Pinewood Derby Race, Mummy Wrap Contests, Pumpkin Pie Eating Contests, Live Entertainment, Reptiles & Nature Shows, Pumpkin Carving Demos, Kids Arts & Crafts, Car Show, Delicious Food, Beer & Wine Garden, Craft Marketplace, Pumpkin Pavilion and “Main Street” Business Expo.
10am-5pm / Juan Bautista De Anza Park: 3701 Lost Hills Road
(818) 222-5680 / http://calabasaschamber.com
The Landscape Expo Oct. 19-20
The Expo hosts over 600 exhibits and more than 40 educational seminars hosted by successful business experts, entrepreneurs and landscape professionals.
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
Haunted Maze and Movie Oct. 21
Admission is $5 per person or individuals may bring 3 canned food items. The Haunted Maze will take place inside the Michael Landon Center and will feature Zombies, Clowns and other creatures that will get your skin crawling! The move will be “Frankenweenie.”
5-9pm / Malibu Bluffs Park: 24250 PCH
(310) 456-2489 x350 / www.malibucity.org
Hurst Ranch Harvest Festival Oct. 22
We have woodworking projects, a petting zoo, leather craft with Cowboy Larry, panning for gold, Native American Indian craft and storytelling, quilting, spinning, weaving demonstration.
10am-2pm / 1227 South Orange Ave., West Covina
Buster Balloon’s Halloween SPOOK’tacular Oct. 22
Creepy comedy, spooky magic, and monstrous balloon creations guaranteed to have your little monsters howling with laughter and screaming with delight!
2:30pm / Arcadia Public Library: 20 W. Duarte Rd.
(626) 574-5400 / www.arcadiaca.gov
Glendale K-9s in the Park Oct. 22
LIVE Police K-9 Demos, Pet Adoptions, Vendor Booths, BBQ/Refreshments, Raffle Prizes, Pet First-Aid Seminars, Low-Cost Pet Vaccinations, Bouncers/Face Painting for Kids, Pet Costume and Speed Contests, Food Truck and more!
10am-3pm / Verdugo Park – 1621 Canada Blvd.
A Frightfully “Fintastic” Fishy Fest Oct. 25-26
Get into the spirit of the season at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium with a “fintastic” Halloween and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration.
12:30-5pm / 1600 Ocean Front Walk
(310) 393-6149 / www.healthebay.org
Whittier Halloween Capers Oct. 29
Please join us as we hand out treats at the Grassy Area in Historic Uptown Whittier as well as participating merchants along Greenleaf. Other activities include a costume contest for all ages, kids games, and a photo booth!
3-5pm / Historic Uptown Whittier
(562) 696-2662 / www.whittieruptown.org
Glendora Community EXPO & Career Fair Oct. 29
We are working with GUSD and COUSD to involve all the local students to give them a chance to talk with business professionals on what it takes to run your own business.
10am-2pm / Arrow High School, Glendora
(626) 963-4128 / www.glendora-chamber.org
Children’s Fall Harvest Festival Oct. 30
Entertainment includes Main Stage and roving magic acts; performance by Jumbo Shrimp Circus; a children’s participation drum circle; culinary demonstrations; story-telling; a variety of arts and crafts projects emphasizing “Color is Magic” and more.
12-4pm / Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach
(562) 431-3541 / www.rancholosalamitos.com
Prepared Peninsula Expo Oct. 30
The four cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula are teaming up in an effort to educate our residents and the broader community on Emergency Preparedness.
12-3pm / Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion, Rolling Hills Estates
Temple City Halloween Spooktakular Oct. 31
Our Halloween event is back with all the family favorites: carnival games, raffles, food trucks and tons of candy!
6-9pm / Live Oak Park
(626) 285-2171 / www.ci.temple-city.ca.us
Norwalk Halloween Festival Oct. 31
Games, activities, live entertainment and a costume contest. Food is available for purchase as well. Don’t miss out on this safe alternative to trick or treating.
6-9pm / City Hall: 12700 Norwalk Blvd.