Believe it or not, there are only two weekends left before Halloween! There’s still time to prep for the costume contest at Halloween Frolic or grab some pumpkins straight from the patch…but if you need a break from spooky fun, we get it. Below, you’ll find everything from fine art exhibits to a weekend-long Oktoberfest. Enjoy!


3. Festivals, Fairs, Car Show

The Hermosa Beach Fine Arts Festival

WHAT: An annual fine arts festival including 100 booths of juried artist works, an outstanding student art exhibition, face painting, and art activities for kids, DJ music, and food trucks. Hermosa Beach Fine Arts is a non-profit organization. Proceeds from the event will be donated to K-12 art education programs and scholarships in local schools.
WHEN: October 20th and 21st
WHERE: On the corner of Pier Ave and the Pacific Coast Hwy in Hermosa Beach
DETAILS: Visit Hermosa Fine Arts for full event details.

19th Annual Author Fair

WHAT: The 19th Annual Author Fair will feature author panels, book signings, live music, poetry readings, a printing press demonstration by the International Printing Museum, and children’s programming.
WHEN: Saturday, October 20 from 10 am to 5 pm
WHERE: El Segundo Public Library, 111 W Mariposa Ave, El Segundo
DETAILS: For more information about this event, please call (310) 524-2728.

The Science of Art; Light & The LGBT Rainbow

WHAT: A Fine Arts Silent Auction & Fundraiser to benefit the South Bay LGBTQ Center.
WHEN: Saturday, October 20th from 5 pm – 9 pm
WHERE: Artlife Gallery, 720 C Allied Way El Segundo Plaza, El Segundo
DETAILS: Free general admission begins at 6 pm. VIP experience includes early 5 pm admission, meet and greet with the artists, original artwork signing, swag bag, photo booth, and exclusive champagne and hors d’oeuvres.

Micro and Mini Car Show

WHAT: The best things come in the best packages. See pint-sized vintage cars on display at the ADM. Event includes awards, a DJ, and food trucks!
WHEN: October 20th from 10 am – 2 pm
WHERE: The Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport St, El Segundo
DETAILS: Spectators are free. Museum admission is $10 per adult. Read more here.

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