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Best Halloween Events In Orange County

Best Halloween Events In Orange County

Halloween is a fun and spooky holiday celebrated by many, and one of my favorite times of the year! If you’re looking for a fun time in Orange County, we are so lucky that there’s some amazing activities happening.

When I think of Halloween-themed activities to do in Orange County, my go-to event is Knott’s Scary Farm. I can’t let the season go by without visiting its haunted mazes. So much fun! Halloween also brings us the Disney Halloween classic “Spooktacular Halloween season” that they hold every year. One of the best events in Orange County!

If you’re looking to enjoy Halloween-themed activities and avoid the crazy crowds. here are the Orange county Halloween events in each city!

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Anaheim Halloween Events

Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade


  • Downtown Anaheim Between Broadway and Clementine

Dates & Times:

  • Saturday October 28, 2023

This annual fall festival is celebrating the 100 year old tradition in the city of Anaheim. The even is known for it’s amazing parade that extends through Central Street Promenade and ends at the Anaheim Packing House. Fun for the whole family, kids ages 12 and under are invited to wear costumes for a fun Halloween costume contest. You’ll also have plenty of places here to get the perfect Halloween-themed photo ops, so make sure you have your phone fully charged!

If you have furry friends, they also host a dog Halloween costume contest! It’s one of the best parts of the event. I love that the parade also has a pet costume parade and contest. It’s always a fun time for everyone!

Buena Park Halloween Events

Cops "N" Goblins


  • 6650 Beach Blvd Buena Park, Ca 90621


  • October 31, 2023 2 pm- 6 pm

This fun event is presented by the Buena Park police department and Community service Department. It’s perfect for the whole family, because this is a free event in orange county. You’ll love the trip to the pumpkin patch, exploring the haunted house, playing carnival games, doing the kids crafts, and of course the kids costume contest is always fun! Be sure to come hungry because there are plenty of food trucks and lots of trick or treating. So bring something to collect candy in!

Silverado's Days Festival


  • 7225 El Dorado Drive Buena Park, Ca 90621


  • October 20 (4pm-Midnight)

  • October 21 (10am- 10pm)

  • October 22 (7am-10pm)

This amazing festival in Buena Park is another free event in Orange County (yay for no admission fee), and has been hosted for 66 years. There’s plenty to do including carnival games, and you can purchase food from a variety of different vendors. There is also an amateur horseshoe contest, corn hole tournament, dog show, and chili cook-off. A great way to spend the day!

Costa Mesa Halloween Events

Boo Ha Ha Oktoberfest


  • OC Fair Grounds 88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa Ca. 92626


  • October 29 & October 30, 2023 6:30 pm- 10 pm

Ready for an adults on fun night out? Boo Ha Ha is an adult-themed Halloween event in Orange County, that is a super lively and engaging event. It has live music, delicious food, and so many different types of American and German beer you can drink. This is an annual Halloween-themed event you don’t want to miss if you like Oktoberfest. Parking is $10.00 and General Admission is $47.50-$55.00 on Friday, and $47.50-$67.50 on Saturday. Such a fun way to celebrate the Halloween weekend!

Fullerton Halloween Events

Downtown Fullerton Market


  • Casa 723 S Harbor Blvd. Fullerton Ca. 92832


  • October 26, 2023 4:30 pm- 8:30 pm

During the week, The Fullerton Market is a typical farmer’s market, but during the Halloween season, they turn it into so much more! You’ll find great food and drinks, a live DJ playing popular and spooky music, kids costume contests, dog costume contests, free giveaways, and so much more. You definitely don’t want to miss this family friendly event!

Garden Grove Halloween Events

Jack O'Lantern Jamboree


  • 13630 Atlantis Way Garden Grove, Ca 92844


  • October 28, 2023 1:00pm-4:00pm


  • Ages 0-2 free

  • Ages 3-13 $10.00 (comes with pumpkin and decorating kit)

  • 14+ $2.00

The Jamboree in Garden Grove has so much to offer to get you into the Halloween spirit! Enjoy train rides, inflatable obstacle courses, a petting zoo, a reptile booth with educational shows, carnival games, a pumpkin patch, and a pumpkin decorating craft! Kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes! And kids ages 3-13 get a pumpkin and pumpkin decorating kit so they can get creative. Every attendee also gets a trick-or-treating bag!

This is a super popular event in Orange County, so make sure you reserve your tickets early because there is a limited number of tickets for sale!

Huntington Beach Halloween Events

Halloween Fall Fest


  • Downtown Huntington Beach on Main St and 5th and PCH

Dates and Times:

  • October 31, 2023 4:00 pm – 8:00pm


  • $20.00 per family

This is another great event in Orange County! There are several local businesses, as well as the fire and marine safety crew, that come out to the event and hand out sweet Halloween treats. This is a perfect event for kids of all ages. In addition to the the trick or treating, the kids can play on the bounce houses and inflatable slides, and also enjoy the carnival games.

It’s always a fun time, and I love that everyone is wearing family-friendly costumes. Which is perfect because there’s always a costume contest for the kids and the dogs! Plus plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the festive photo booth!

Lake Forest Halloween Events

Heritage Hill Historical Park


  • 25151 Serrano Rd Lake Forest, Ca. 92630

Dates and Time:

  • October 14-16 & 21-23

  • 4:30pm – 8:30pm

Get your cameras ready and have a great time exploring the Halloween-decorated historical homes and sites! Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes, and kids of all ages will have a great time going through the hay maze. Plus there’s a scavenger hunt to collect sweet Halloween treats at the end of the event. Even better, parking and admission are free!

Laguna Niguel, Laguna Hills, and Laguna Beach Halloween Events

Haunted Trails-Laguna Niguel


  • 29751 Crown Valley Park Way Laguna Niguel, Ca. 92677

Dates and Times:

  • October 12-15, 4:00pm- 10:00pm


  • You pay per group (Maximum group of 8 people)

The haunted trail is one of the nicest Halloween events in Orange County! It’s seriously amazing! Located near Crown Valley/Laguna Niguel Park, the event is held the weekend prior to Halloween. This is the perfect place to visit to get in the Halloween spirit early!

If you have younger kids, they have a pre-dusk haunted trail that doesn’t include the monsters, volunteers dressed in scary Halloween costumes, or other spooky features. So if you do have small children, be sure to visit during the hours of 4 pm -6 pm. And don’t forget to book your tickets in advance. The parking and event can get super busy.

Pageant of the Monsters


  • 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach, Ca. 92651

Dates and Time:

  • October 27, 2023 7:00pm -10:30pm

The Pageant of the Monsters is an event in Orange County that takes place every five years. Guests can expect to walk through a Haunted house with an artistic/parody theme. One of the best events was in 2018 when they did a haunted house based off of Raiders of the Lost Ark. So much fun!

This is a great trick-or-treat event as well, and kids will enjoy the art workshops, live Dj music, games, movie screening, and other Halloween activities that will create a fun-filled family outing. You are all invited to wear a Halloween costume, but keep in mind there are no masks allowed!

Mission Viejo Halloween Events

Haunt of Halloween


  • September 30 – October 31, 2023

  • Thursday – Sunday throughout the month of October

This family fun trick-or-treating event is really great because they have a 5,000 square ft haunted maze that can compete with some of the Haunted mazes on Knott’s Scary farm. Unlike other haunted houses, they have introduced the interactive scare zone. The scare zone allows you to enter back into the haunted maze for five minutes and scare other guests going through the maze. It’s truly a memorable event, and everyone always has the best time!

They also have fun Halloween-themed shows with special guests like an illusionist, a magician, and a Mad Scientist creating bubbling potions. The kids can even visit a pumpkin patch and decorate their pumpkins. There is also a Halloween-themed food court that’s got some great choices!

Corona Del Mar and Newport Beach Halloween Events

Children's Halloween Extravaganza-Newport Beach


  • Newport Beach Central Library 1000 Avocado Ave. Newport Beach, Ca. 92660


  • October 31, 2023


  • 9am – 6pm

The Newport Beach library is a fun and simple event for the kiddos. You can stop in anytime during business hours for the kids to do some early trick or treating, as well as participate in fun crafts. And everyone is invited to wear their Halloween costume to get into the spirit!

Creatures of the Night- Corona Del Mar


  • Sherman Library and Gardens 2647 East Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar, Ca 92625

Date and Time:

  • October 29-30, 2023

The Creature of the Night unlike any other Orange County Halloween events. This is and educational event that kids love. While there is no trick or treating, haunted houses, or costume contests, it’s still a good event during the Halloween season.

What makes it special is that the whole family has the opportunity to learn about birds of prey, nocturnal animals, and night-blooming plants. Specialists from OC Birds of Prey and the Santa Ana Zoo come and share their knowledge of the different insects, birds, and plants that move through the night.

You will also get a chance to get up close and personal with birds of prey, a tortoise, insects, and you can even look at a dissected carnivorous plant. This is a really cool event, and I love that you get to learn so much from the people from the OC Birds of Prey and the Santa Ana Zoo.

Orange Halloween Events

Irvine Pumpkin Patch


  • 1 Irvine Park Rd. Orange, Ca. 92869

Dates and Time:

  • September 16-October 31, 2023

  • Weekdays: 10:00am-5:00pm

  • Weekends: 9:00am-6:00pm


  • $7.00 per activity ticket

  • Book of 15 tickets is $90.00


  • Weekdays $3.00 per vehicle

  • Weekends $5.00 per vehicle

Irvine Regional Park hosts one of the best pumpkin patches in Orange County! There are so many activities from a petting zoo, hay maze, hay rides, haunted house, pumpkin ring toss, cookie decorating, face painting, pumpkin decorating, moon bounce, bounce house, carnival games, hay pyramid, pony rides, and horse rides. The list just keeps going! It also has a fully stocked snack bar that has hot dogs, hamburgers, and other yummy snacks for sale.

Guests can also enjoy the Irvine Park railroad which has mini train rides. Perfect for the kids! Just to note, there is free admission to the pumpkin patch, but you must go to the train station to purchase activity tickets to do all the activities. I’ve been going for years, and so many people think it is one of the best pumpkin patches in Southern California. I would have to agree! This is the perfect patch to bring the whole family. They will not be disappointed!

Rancho Santa Margarita Halloween Events

Halloween Family Festival


  • 30842 La Miranda, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca. 92688

Date and Time:

  • October 31, 2023 2 pm-5 pm

Samlarc’s Halloween Family Festival is a safe trick-or-treat event for the whole family! You can enjoy a pet costume contest, as well as a kid costume contest. Perfect for everyone! There are also lots of local vendors, great music, inflatable bounce houses, and of course fun games. They created a truly fun Halloween party that is a great event every year!

San Clemente Halloween Events

Casa Creepy Haunted House


  • 415 Avenida Granada San Clemente, Ca. 92672


  • Children: $10

  • Adults $15

Casa Creepy is a fun South Orange County Halloween event where you get to walk through a giant haunted mansion, all while looking out for vampires, werewolves, and ghosts. It is so much fun to walk through, but I would only take children ages 8 and up!

Santa Ana Halloween Events

Boo at the Santa Ana Zoo


  • 1801 E Chestnut Ave. Santa Ana Ca. 92701

Dates and Time:

  • October 21, 22, 28, 29

  • 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


  • $14.95 Members

  • $29.95 Non-Members

  • Children Under 3 are Free

Put on your Halloween costume and follow the Halloween trail through the Santa Ana Zoo. Plus, you’ll get to see all the zoo animals, take lots of pictures, and get into the Halloween spirit!

Camp Creep It Real at the Santa Ana Heritage Museum of Orange County


  • 3101 W. Havard St. Santa Ana Ca. 92704

Date and Time:

  • October 16, 1 pm – 7 pm

  • October 17, 2023, 11 am – 5 pm

The Santa Ana Heritage Museum will hold a camp event where there will be vendors, photo ops, Hocus Pocus celebrities, creepy camp counselors, food, treats, and live music. This years theme is Horror camps! Should be a fun time for all!

Stanton Halloween Events

Halloween Festival


  • 10660 Western Ave. Stanton Ca. 90680

Date and Time:

  • October 28, 2023

  • 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

One of the best annual events hosted by the city! Attendees can enjoy live music from a DJ playing pop and spooky music, spooky stories time, Halloween creepy crafts, costume contests, and trick or treating. Definitely a fun event you don’t want to miss in Orange County!

Tustin Halloween Events

Spooktacular Filmfest


  • District at Tustin Marketplace 2437 Park Ave. Tustin, Ca. 92782 AMC Fountain Courtyard

This is a free event, but keep in mind that you have to reserve your seats in advance! I would also try to get there early to get a table and grab dinner from one of the local restaurants around the Marketplace. So much to enjoy! I really love the live music, and also enjoy playing interactive digital trivia at your table

Villa Park Halloween Events

Halloween Fest at Villa Park


  • Villa Park Town Center

Date and Time:

  • October 28, 2023

  • 4pm – 7pm

Halloween Fest is a popular community event! What’s great is that all the free activities include trick or treating, hay rides, crafts, a spooktacular dance party, a pumpkin decorating and carving contest, and of course a kids and dog costume contest. You don’t want to miss it!

Westminster Halloween Events

Hauntington Beach Manor


  • Westminster Mall 8200 Westminster Blvd. Westminster, Ca. 92683

Dates and Times:

  • September 29 – October 31, 2023

  • Click here for the times and date.


  • Tickets start at $30.

I love this because the Hauntington Beach Manor is on par with the haunted houses at Knott’s Scary Farm. I dare say even close to Universal’s Hollywood haunts. Seriously amazing! Keep in mind that they are currently renovating the location right now, so it will be interesting to see what new scares they have created. If you have older kids and love haunted houses, this is a great place to go.

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