Southern California Halloween events and festivals: pumpkin patches, theme parks, haunted houses, and mazes. Scary festivals from Los Angeles to San Diego. The best thing about living in Southern California is you are never too far away from something fun to do on Halloween.
Halloween events range from family-friendly to age-restricted haunted parties. Scare zones live shows and ghostly walking tours of haunted neighborhoods. Find Halloween activities for Trick-Or-Treaters and grown-up Zombies. Discounts and Deals are available for most of these Halloween Events. Family events are listed at the bottom of this post.
(Late September through October 31, 2021) Knott’s Scary Farm will be terrifying visitors with mazes, scare zones, thrilling rides, and shows. No costumes. No re-entry. Park opens at 7 pm. Valid for one 2021 event night. Because Knott’s Scary Farm is a top-rated event, please allow extra time for unusually heavy traffic. Parking is $25.00
(Select Nights September through October 31. 2021) Face unthinkable horror at Halloween Horror Nights through. With seven mazes, a brand new Terror Tram, and scare zones, this year promises to take you Beyond Your Wildest Screams. Mazes that will make your worst nightmares come to life.
Southern California’s original Haunted Hayride is located in Griffith Park. Guests ride aboard a tractor-pulled hay wagon through the woods of Griffith Park. Sideshow with the backward Scary-Go-Round. The slideshow includes a house of mirrors and free psychic reading, plus a place to buy souvenirs.
Thursday – Sunday, September 17-October 31, 2021! For the first time, Howl-O-Scream has arrived to transform the peaceful SeaWorld San Diego park you once knew into something sinister. When night falls and a carnival of horrifying creatures surrounds you, try to put on a happy face.
Nights of the Jack is the ultimate Halloween attraction for Angelenos and has become a staple of the Southern California Halloween season. Vast grounds of elaborate, larger-than-life pumpkin installations greet visitors as they walk through the trail around the history-filled ranch.
Scream Zone Del Mar Fairgrounds
(October 2022) San Diego County’s largest haunted Halloween event. House of Horror, KarnEvil, Haunted Hayride. Children ages 10 or 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Not suitable for any children younger than 10.
Warner Bros. Studio Halloween Event
(October 2022) Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood: Horror Made Here. No Event for 2021. Tickets start at $59 per person and can be purchased from the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood.
Long Beach Zombie Fest. Become a Zombie free makeup services by artists from Cinema Makeup School. Haunted Maze with an Interactive Zombie Outbreak Cage, a Zombie Apocalypse Scavenger Hunt, and live entertainment. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. 400-403 Shoreline Village Drive Long Beach. No Event for 2021.
This walkthrough, maze-like show is not for the faint of heart. Delve into an avant-garde world of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbed spirits that walk among us. Not suitable for guests 15 and under. Evening shows through October. Tickets are selling fast. Book now for the best date. Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre in North Hollywood. Half-Price Tickets.
Haunted Hollywood Halloween Party
Age 21 and over. Get your drink on at the open bar, nosh on small bites, and hit the dance floor to the live DJ. Come dressed to impress and catch some fantastic prizes in the scandalous costume contest. You and your friends will party the night away well into the witching hour.
Halloween Party at Egyptian
The Egyptian Theatre and its private courtyard, usually the site of movie premieres, is the site of SoCal’s hottest Halloween party. LA-based DJs spinning house, Top 40, EDM, and club mixes, plus old-school hip-hop from DJ Prophet.
Y has invited you and few guests to participate in her Séance and step beyond the veil. The Séance runs Wednesday-Sunday, October 2- November 3 in Anaheim. Only ages 16+ admitted.
Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest
Enjoy thrilling rides and activities during the day and a frightening evening after the sun goes down. You won’t have any place to hide at Fright Fest, with several mazes and scare zones located throughout the Park. Fright Fest requires an additional pass on top of Magic Mountain’s daily admission.
Nightmare on Hollywood Blvd. Halloween Party
Nightmare on Hollywood Boulevard is expected to draw crowds of over 2,000 people, a raging block party. Show up in your spookiest, kookiest, and sexiest costumes, ready to get down on one of the wildest nights of the year—age 18 and over. Tickets are ten dollars.
This Halloween event is perfect for kids ages 3 to 11 years. Camp Spooky, Ghost Town, and a Spooky Hollow Maze in Fiesta Village. Runs all weekends in October through Halloween Day. Camp Spooky is included with regular park admission.
Adventure City’s Boo-Tastic Halloween Party
Kid-friendly Halloween event. Enjoy 11 exciting rides—walkthrough “Trick-or-Treat Street” for free candy and trinkets. Enter the All-New Vortex tunnel for a dizzying delight. Ride the Express Train for a fun Halloween scavenger hunt. Free Parking!
Brick-or-Treat Party Nights is back for even more Halloween fun. The entire Park is open after dark Saturday, September 30, and every Saturday in October. See the special ticket offer!
Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch is open from Saturday, September 18, 2021, to Sunday, October 31, 2021. Pick from a vast selection of pumpkins. Weekends include live entertainment, food trucks, rock climb, bounce, horse-drawn carriage, hayride.