Thursday, October 15, 2015

Halloween/Day of the Dead events!

Boo at the Zoo
Santa Ana Zoo
10/17, 18, 24, 25, 30
A "Merry not Scary" family friendly event where everyone is encouraged to come in costume! One of the safest places for children (ages 2-12) to trick-or-treat for Halloween enjoying goodies from 10 Stations. 

Columbia Memorial Space Center
Friday, October 23 & Saturday, October 24 

Spooky Science event is happening next weekend! It's going to be fun, and we're adding a new interactive twist to it this year. You'll have to come down and check it out! We'll also be building a smaller, less scary maze for the young ones.

As always, we'll also have several hands-on activities and cool demonstrations as well. Make sure to come out early for dinner and dessert, as we will have food trucks parked out front.

Event begins at 5:00pm (CMSC members can get in early at 4:00pm!) and ends at 9:00pm.

Lakewood Sheriff Haunted Jail
Friday, October 30
Lakewood  Sheriff’s station will be transformed into “The Haunted Jail.” The scary jail is built and hosted by station volunteers, Explorer Scouts and Deputies donating their time. Along with a scary jail for visitors 12 and older, there is also a less scary version for younger children.
The event includes public displays from various Sheriff’s Department units. Visitors will be treated to refreshments, treats and glow sticks for sale. All proceeds will benefit the Lakewood Station Fund.
Enter the Haunted Jail on foot through the rear gate of the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station (5130 Clark Avenue) from Civic Center Drive. Parking is best on the south end of Civic Center Drive on or near the vacant lot and Angelo M. Iacoboni Library. 

Lakewood - various parks
October 31
Lakewood's traditional Halloween Carnivals are getting set to offer fun and safety for youngsters on October's scariest night. Special carnival activities are scheduled for Saturday, October 31, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Biscailuz, Bloomfield, Bolivar, Boyar, Del Valle, Mayfair, Palms and San Martin parks.

Halloween Carnivals feature food and game booths, special contests and prizes for the kids. Use the "Park Finder" at to locate which Lakewood neighborhood park is closest to you. "Haunted houses" for little ghosts and goblins to venture inside will be available at Bolivar, Del Valle, Palms and San Martin parks.

Volunteers are needed to run carnival booths and assist with the haunted houses.

Day of the Dead Festival
San Pedro
Sunday, November 1

Join us for the 4th Annual San Pedro Dia de Los Muertos Festival in Historic Downtown San Pedro! This event is free to attend. The streets will come alive with art, culture, delicious cuisine & live entertainment. You can enjoy the Sacred Altar Competition & Exhibition, craft vendor booths, a food court, children's stage and play area and main stage entertainment.