We are officially running out of time people!


Haven’t made it to the pumpkin patch yet? Want to avoid those crowds considering it’s days until Halloween?!

I have a solution for you! (Well many in fact!)

Here are some events you probably didn’t know about and may interest you! (Don’t worry, I have added some adults only events too!)

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(In order of event date)

Pumpkin Factory : 1025 Westminster Mall, Westminster, CA, 92683
All month of October
Visit the Pumpkin Factory for all your pumpkin needs! Check out the huge selection of pumpkins if all shapes and sizes while the kids play the carnival games, rides, and visit the petting zoo!

Irvine Railroad Park : 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA, 92869
All month of October
Join the fun! Check out the pumpkin patch, train rides, hay rides, bounce houses, face painting, panning for gold, John Deere racing, cookie decorating and more! Only 5 dollars per ticket!

Discovery Cube Science Center : Discovery Cube, 2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA, 92705
October 6-31, 2018
Throughout the month of October, Discovery Cube is inviting guests to visit The BeWitchery, where Ashes, our resident student witch, will use chemistry to teach you how to make potions, experiment with light and shadows at Bolton’s Shock Lab or help Vlad, their student vampire, discover his reflection in the infinity mirror.

http://www.santaanazoo.org/ : Santa Ana Zoo, 1801 E. Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92701
October 20, 21, 27, 28, 2018
5:30pm- 8pm
This family-friendly costumed extravaganza holds educational animal presentations, storytelling, and entertainment throughout the evening, with a grand finale costume parade! For the older kids, there’s also “Teen Scream,” a haunted house filled with thrills and chills. This ghoulish attraction has a separate entrance, but is included with the price of admission.

Pretend City : Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA
October 21-27, 2018
12pm – 2pm
Wear your costume to Pretend City this whole week and receive 25% off your second admission!

Treats in the Streets : Old Towne Orange Plaza Area, Chapman Ave. & Glassell, Orange, CA, 92866
October 25, 2018
4pm-7 pm
The streets surrounding the Old Towne Plaza are going to be closed off to traffic as Old Towne merchants decorate their shops and local non-profit groups provide delicious food items and tasty treats for a nominal charge. Fun activities include games, trick or treating, a costume parade, and entertainment for participants of all ages. (Parents please leave masks and pets at home)

Ghosts & Legends Tour : O’Neill Museum / Historical Society, 31831 Los Rios Street, San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675
October 26 & 27, 2018
Get in the spirit of Halloween by joining the Historical Society Walking Tour Guides on a spooky walking tour of Los Rios Street, the oldest residential neighborhood in California. Be prepared for creepy tales of big black dogs, strange monks who have lost their heads, ghostly tales about a lady in white who have all been seen in this area.

Anaheim Fall Festival & Parade : Downtown Anaheim, 195 W. Center Street, Anaheim, CA, 92805
October 27, 2018
Anaheim Fall Festival marks a return to homespun goodness with hand crafted old-timey carnival games, local entertainment, pumpkin patches, the traditional Kiddie Costume Contest, the newly named Howl-o-Ween Pooch Parade, themed food offerings and a real Ferris Wheel right on Center Street Promenade. All activities are low-or-no cost to enhance the family friendly nature of this event…come early, stay late, grab a bite from one of the snack vendors on the street or enjoy a meal from the existing brick and mortar restaurants. (Parade starts at 6pm!)


Halloween Zoo-Tacular! : Orange County Zoo, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA, 92869
October 27, 2018
Halloween fun at the OC Zoo! Activities include trick-or-treating, kids crafts, a scavenger hunt (12 and under), and fun games! First 100 children in costume receive a free gift! Come see the zoo animals receive treat-filled pumpkins throughout the day. Activities are free with paid zoo admission ($2 per person, ages 2 & under free). Zoo coupons/free passes are not valid for this event. Side note – Parking: $5 per vehicle.

Spooky San Clemente : Community Center, 100 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente, CA, 92672
October 27, 2018
4pm-7 pm
Join in on some fright including a haunted maze, a mystical magic show, a costume contest and parade, a movie on the lawn (MONSTERS, INC at 6 pm), and ghostly games. Activity wristbands will be available for purchase for $5 at the event. This is a family-friendly Halloween celebration!

Hometown Halloween : Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA, 92691
October 27, 2018
4pm-7 pm
Celebrate the fall holiday with themed carnival games, crafts, music and much more from 4 pm to 6 pm. Then from 6 pm to 7 pm, it’s fun or fright as you travel through our glowing haunted maze.

Halloween Fest : Villa Park Towne Centre, 17855 Santiago Blvd, Villa Park, CA, 92861
October 27, 2018
Join the happy haunting grounds for young ghosts, goblins, a few pirates, some skeletons, and lots of princesses who have escaped from their local castles. Costumed children will have the opportunity to visit local merchants for treats throughout the Towne Centre. There will also be hayrides, a coloring contest, food, commemorative photos and pumpkin carving.

Casa Creepy – Haunted House : Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA, 92672
October 27, 28, 31, 2018
7pm-9 pm
Encounter ghosts, mummies, and creepy-crawly surprises around every corner during spooky tours of our historic 1927 home. Period films such as Nosferatu and vintage-themed special effects will ‘reel’ in the whole family, and candy and refreshments will be available. $12 general adult admission, $7 for ages 12 and under.

Pumpkin Splash : Ole Hanson Beach Club, 105 W. Avenida Pico
San Clemente, CA, 92672
October 30, 2018
3pm-5 pm
Bring your bathing suit and towel and jump in the pool with the pumpkins! Free event for all ages – event includes a floating pumpkin patch, giant inflatables, and more! Each participant will be able take home an orange floating friend of their choosing! How cool is that?!

Pretend City : Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA
October 31st, 2018
Go Trick-Or-Treating at Pretend City! On Halloween, they are having a special trick-or-treat extravaganza for all friends! Stop by the museum and take part in the Halloween Bug Bash as well as trick-or-treat at different stations through the city! Fee is included with museum admission.

Fall Fest : Hosted by Compass Bible Church, 150 Columbia, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
October 31, 2018
For the past 13 years, Fall Fest has become a favorite event for families to enjoy on Halloween night. Costumes are welcomed…and encouraged but remember NO SCARY COSTUMES!
The event is free, along with rides, games and candy. There will be small charge for food, so please bring cash (credit cards will be accepted with a small add on charge). (I will be personally volunteering at this event!)

Halloween Extravaganza : Central Library Children’s Room, 1000 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA, 92660
October 31, 2018
4pm-5:30 pm
Trick-or-treat at the Newport Beach Public Library! At the library, they’ll have not-so-scary stories, Halloween crafts and yummy treats. Finish the evening with trick-or-treating around the library. Don’t forget to wear your costume! Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Family Fall Festival : Central Park, 30842 La Miranda, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, 92688
October 31, 2018
Enjoy Spooktacular fun for the entire family at the Fall Family Festival. Trick-or-Treat in a fun and safe environment, enjoy multiple inflatables and bounce houses, partake in the costume contest and join the child and pet costume parade while you listen to music and play games. Entrance is complimentary for SAMLARC members only. Be sure to bring your trick-or-treat bags to fill at the booths around the park!

Halloween Howl : Columbus Tustin Activity Center, 17522 Beneta Way (Corner of Irvine Blvd & Prospect, Tustin, CA, 92780
October 31, 2018
Costume contests, family entertainment, carnival games, prizes and candy.

Cooks Corner Event – ADULTS ONLY :
October 31st
Enjoy live music from Sling Shot! No cover charge, drink & food specials, strictly adults! This will be a Rated-R night!

Looking for more/other events in the area? Check out these!

More Halloween Events in Orange County

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