In this beautiful City, there is always so much to do. And when you have kids, you have more reasons to get out and enjoy life. Before you know it, they are out of strollers, on their ipads (or your iphones), and then suddenly in college! So let's get the whole family, and have some serious fun this weekend.

The Great Pumpkin Hunt at South Coast Botanic Garden

Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Oct 13th-Nov 1st 9:00am - 5:00pm

After a sneaky squirrel and ravenous rabbit ate last year’s prized pumpkin, the birds of South Coast Botanic Garden (ravens, owls, hummingbirds and hawks) have teamed up to save this year’s patch. They’ve secreted the pumpkins away to a clandestine location. Can you help find the missing pumpkin patch? Armed with your birdwatcher’s map, travel through the grounds of South Coast Botanic Garden in search of the hidden abodes of our feathered friends and collect the clues left in their bird houses. The clues will lead you to the South Coast Botanic Garden Pumpkin Patch. The hunt will be family-friendly, imaginative, adventurous, and will require some hiking through the nature trails. Put on your tennis shoes and dust off the strollers for an afternoon of fresh air and energy burning excursion!

Los Angeles Korean Festival

Seoul International Park

3250 San Marino St.

Los Angeles, CA 90006

Oct 12th - 15th 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

It is 44th Koreans festival and everyone is invited to share Korean history and culture. See tightrope walkers, masked dancers, martial arts displays, and K-Pop performers in action. Some of the traditional dances incorporate silk ribbons and colorful fabrics to create a visually beautiful effect. Kids will be intrigued to learn how to make a Korean lotus flower from paper and get involved in crafting a turtle ship among other activities. Adults may like to try their hand at Korean calligraphy. Enjoy traditional Korean food as well as all-American favorites – so rest assured you will be able to find meals to suit everyone’s tastes. Don’t miss the lantern lighting – the effect is stunning and you’ll want to take photos with the hundreds of traditional lanterns. [FREE]

Fall Festival at the Grove

6333 W 3rd St.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Oct 14th-15th 11:00am - 7:00pm

Head to the Farmers Market for their children-friendly Fall Festival. Carnival games, tractor pulls and a petting zoo are all mainstays at this annual harvest fest. Come in costume and catch a musical performance, explore the always delicious treats at the market or test your appetite with a pie-eating contest. This event is free to public. Activities and entertainment include pony rides, All-Alaskan Racing Pigs, Pedal Puller Races by All-Alaskan, San Fernando Valley Banjo Band, Pumpkin Carver Joe, Harvest Knot Workshop with American Straw, and much more. Check the schedule for details.

Absolutely Halloween at Santa Monica Playhouse

1211 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Sat Oct 14th 2:00 pm

Sun Oct 15th at 12:30 pm

This heartwarming musical tale of the aptly named “Candy,” a sweet young girl who learns some surprising lessons about life, love, laughter and sugar, from a delightful array of colorful characters who take her on a magical All Hallows’ Eve adventure, enlists the audience’s aid to help save Halloween for one more year.

20th Annual Fall Harvest Festival at Underwood Family Farms

Antique Tractor Weekend

3370 Sunset Valley Rd.

Moorpark, CA 93021

Oct 14th-15th 9:00am - 6:00pm

The Antique Tractor Weekend at the farm features beautiful old working tractors and a parade by Ventura County's Topa Topa Flywheelers from 10am-4pm! Activities include tractor-drawn wagon ride, the corn maze, hay pyramids, Animal Center with Fun Hill, Craig's Chicken Show, Kid's Corral, play area, live bands, themed-weekend entertainment, the Animal Show, Pig Races, and tons of open space and photo ops in the pumpkin patch! Don't miss the Pumpkin House, Pumpkin Basket, and the brand new Barrel Horses! There will be many vendors serving up delicious food such as Lion's Club hot dogs, hamburgers, roasted corn on the cob, pumpkin pie, Spencer/Makenzie's famous grilled fish tacos, shave ice, soft serve ice cream, kettle corn, cookies and many more homemade goodies.

Story time and Live Animal Presentation

The Santa Monica Aquarium

1600 Ocean Front Walk

Santa Monica, CA 9040

Sat Oct 14th 2:00pm

The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium hosts story time in the Dorothy Green Room every Saturday at 2pm, followed by a live animal presentation. Children (and adults) love to hear a good story, and the Aquarium has a nearly endless supply of books celebrating life of the sea. And while you're there, be sure to get a hug from a sea urchin, check out the new-born sharks in the nursery, make a marine-themed craft to take home and learn about the more than 100 species on exhibit.

Depot Day at travel town

Travel Town, 5200 Zoo Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA

Sat Oct 15th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This Saturday, join for annual open house and transportation safety fair at Travel Time with music, vintage vehicles, guided tours, special exhibits, a bake sale! This event is free and no reservations are necessary. [FREE]

Pumpkin Festival at Kidspace

Oct 14 - Oct 15: 9:30 am - 5:00pm

The 23rd Annual Kidspace Children’s Museum Pumpkin Festival is a family-friendly event for all ages. Kids will giggle with delight at the petting zoo, pony rides, exciting bouncers, carnival games, and seasonal crafts. Partake in a costume parade, make your own take-home fall crafts, enjoy face painting, and select pumpkins from the pumpkin patch.

Scarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Oct 14th-15th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discover the creatures lurking in the depths at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s eighteenth annual Scarium of the Pacific - a spooktacular, educational Halloween event for the whole family. Enjoy special Halloween programs, including the annual children’s costume contest, the creepy coloring contest, magic shows, underwater pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling, and kooky crafts, and meet eerie animals in the Great Hall.



Hocus Pocus at El Capitan this weekend [$10 via Goldstar]

The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor: Hunted Maze [$9-19 via Goldstar]

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