There can be so much more than just trick or treating with your kids, or taking them to a local pumpkin patch. With Halloween just around the corner, you and your family might be wondering what fun events you should partake in. Luckily for you, we have done the research for you and came up with, what we thought, were some of the best events happening in Southern California for this 2014 year. From festivals to parades to carnivals, we’re confident you and your family will have a blast!
Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade
When: Oct 25th, 2014. 11am- 5pm
Where: Center Street Promenade in Downtown Anaheim
The Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade is a local favorite, and has been since the day Babe Ruth was honored as the Grand Marshal in 1924. There are plenty of fun events for your kids to enjoy, including a haunted house, pumpkin patch, kid’s costume contest, game and food booths, trick-or-treating and more.
Knotts Berry Farm Camp Spooky
When: Every weekend in October and on Halloween Day
Where: Buena Park
Enjoy all the perks of Halloween without the spooks. Knotts Berry Farm focuses on celebration of cheer rather than fear and will entertain your family with shows, activities and trick or treating. A picture with Snoopy with your kids in costume will make a great memory and will be an event they won’t forget!
Annual Trick or Treat Festival
When: October 26th, 2014 10am -4pm
Where: OC Fair and Event Center Lot A, Costa Mesa
It’s the 17th Annual Trick or Treat Festival and Halloween Hearse Show in Costa Mesa, and you and your family are invited to take part in the show featuring reptile exhibition, Monster Cravings, entertainment and more. Get your kids dressed up in costume and they can experience early trick-or-treating before the big event. Most of the Halloween activities are free with the purchase of your Orange County Market place admission.
Halloween Kids Boo Cruise
When: October 24th, 2014, 5pm-7pm
Where: Dana Point Harbor
This is a very popular event, so we advise you to get there as early as possible. For $5 (children 1 and under are free), take a cruise on Sum Fun, the haunted vessel that will contain fun events and a costume contest. You and your whole family will enjoy this event! Call 949-496-5794 for more info!