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!


1. Halloween-Themed Fun…for Everyone!

31st Annual Family Halloween Carnival

WHAT: The Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Family Halloween Carnival is designed for children ages 2 to 13. Past carnivals have included face painting, haunted house, food and game booths, and much, much more! All game booths are constructed by children in the REC Program and the haunted house is constructed and staffed by Teen Center staff and their teens.
WHEN: October 20th from 10 am – 3 pm
WHERE: Manhattan Heights Park, 1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach
DETAILS: Check out the event page for activity pricing and details.


WHAT: Enjoy the spooky first moments of life of cinema’s most recognized and beloved monster of all time: Frankenstein! Watch the 1931 film in El Segundo’s renowned music hall.
WHEN: October 19th – 21st
WHERE: Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond Street, El Segundo
DETAILS: Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors. View the concert schedule for showtimes.

Oktoberfest LA

WHAT: An eclectic version of a traditional Oktoberfest includes everything from local brews to authentic German beer. Food varies from traditional bratwursts and pretzels to Thai-Mexican fusion, so bring your appetite and get ready for a great time! Music ranges from awesome local bands like The Tom Nolan Band and rockabilly groups to beatboxers, with Hazelnuss closing both nights to get everyone dancing to some awesome Oktoberfest tunes.
WHEN: October 20th & 21st from 2pm-10pm both days
WHERE: Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles
DETAILS: Entrance fee is $5. Tasting packages will be on sale during the event. Read more here!

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