Halloween Events 2023

Are you ready for some spooktacular fun this fall? Look no further than Orange County for an unforgettable Halloween experience. From fall festivals to haunted trails, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Gather your friends and sign up for the Ghosts and Legends tour, where you will uncover the eerie history of the area and its paranormal past. Whether you’re a thrill seeker or prefer a more laid-back seasonal celebration, Orange County has got you covered. Don’t miss out on the most frightfully fun festivities of 2023!

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch & Weekend Fall Festival
Open September 16 – October 31, 2023
Weekday, Monday-Friday

Have you ever picked your own pumpkin right out of the pumpkin patch?

Tanaka Farms is one of the only farms in Orange County with a REAL pumpkin patch! We offer lots of activities, from wagon rides to arts and crafts!

LOCATION: Tanaka Farms
5380 University Dr
Irvine, CA 92612


Fall Fest – Hosted by Aliso Viejo Community Association
October 21
10-12 am

The Fall Harvest Festival will be held at Grand Park. This special event is open to ghosts and goblins of all ages and will feature carnival games, entertainment, a children’s costume parade,  community booths and a howling good time for everyone. Be sure to bring your trick-or-treat bag!

Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheater 6101 City Lights Dr
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Corona Del Mar🎃

Mosaic Day of the Dead Tile
Tuesday, October 24, 2023r
10 am – 2 pm

Have fun creating Sugar Skulls in appreciation of the Dia de Los Muertos cultural celebration. Join mosaic artist David Jarvinen as he hosts a Sugar Skull mosaic workshop, a captivating piece that combines artistry and cultural symbolism. Our project is a 6″ x 6″ square and comes with an embossed skull design to stimulate creativity. Perfect for hobbyists and art enthusiasts alike, this Sugar Skull mosaic adds a touch of flair and cultural significance to any environment. The combination of the sugar skull motif and the materials encapsulates the rich traditions and celebratory nature of Dia de los Muertos.

Limited seating. This class takes place outside and works through lunch so bring snacks and beverages.

Fee: $80 Member, $90 Non-Member

The Sherman Library and Gardens
2647 East Coast Hwy
Corona Del Mar, CA


Halloween Spooktacular
October 28, 2023
3-6 pm

Come out for the 6th Annual Halloween Spooktacular at Mariners Park! This free community event includes LIVE music, a trunk-or-treat area, a haunted walk-through, carnival games, bounce houses, costume contests, food trucks, and fun for the whole family! Food will be available for purchase, and proceeds will benefit our neighbors at Mariners Elementary PTA to support their school.

Mariners Park
1300 Irvine Ave.
Newport Beach, CA 92660.

Dana Point🎃

Halloween Halloween Spooktacular & Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 28, 2023
2-6 pm

Join us for this fun Halloween-themed event where the City’s Recreation Division teams up with Dana Point Police Services for two great family events in one day.

Dana Point Community Center
34052 Del Obispo St.
Dana Point, Ca

For more information, call the City of Dana Point Recreation Division at 949-248-3536.

Spooky Seas
OCTOBER 21 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Come to Ocean Institute for Spooky Seas with new family-friendly frights from bioluminescence laser tag to the mad scientist laboratory. There’s something fun for the whole family to enjoy! Bats & ghouls – come in costume to participate in our costume contest, trick or treat throughout the night, and enjoy food, drinks, and alcoholic drinks available for purchase.

Ocean Institute
24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr.

Spooky Treat Trolley

The Spooky Treat Trolley will be making stops at the following park locations and handing out treats for children up to 12 years of age. The trolley features elaborate decorations, Halloween-themed music, and the City’s Recreation staff dressed up in costumes. Get in the SPIRIT and come dressed in costume!.

Spooky Treat Trolley Stops:
3:30 pm-4:00 pm Pines Park, 34941 Camino Capistrano
4:30 pm-5:00 pm Sunset Park, 34345 Calle Naranja
5:30 pm-6:00 pm Dana Woods Park, 24900 Dana Woods
6:30 pm-7:00 pm Sea Canyon Park, 33093 Santiago Drive

For more information, call the Recreation Division at 949-248-3536.


Pretend City Costume Week
October 25-29, 2023

Get ready for a week of imagination, creativity, and endless fun as Costume Week arrives at Pretend City! Unleash your inner superhero, princess, pirate, or anything your heart desires! Wear your costume proudly and enjoy $2 off general admission for each person in your group. It’s a treat for your creativity and your wallet!

Fee: Included in museum admission.

LOCATION: Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA


Halloween at Pretend City 
Sunday, October 29, 2023

Spooky Spectacular: Join Us for a Halloween Extravaganza!

Step into a world of enchantment, mystery, and Halloween magic as we invite you to our thrilling Halloween Extravaganza. Whether you’re a tiny trick-or-treater or a daring ghost hunter, this event is packed with spooky surprises and fun-filled activities.

Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

Laguna Niguel🎃

Haunted Trails
October 12-15, 2023
6:30 PM

Haunted Trails is back again for another year of terrifying thrills! You are invited to join us on the trail for four memorable nights that are sure to haunt your dreams. Our undead monsters are eagerly awaiting your arrival.

One-Time Only Entrance Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, September 13th at Crown Valley Community Center during normal operating hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. You may also purchase tickets on event days. You must present a physical ticket to enter the trail. Not recommended for children under 10 years old.

Crown Valley Community Park
29751 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, Location at the entrance to the Community Park on the emergency road.


Fall-O-Ween at Heritage Hill Historical Park
October 13-15 & 20-22 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Come celebrate the fall season with OC Parks at the inaugural Fall-O-Ween at Heritage Hill Historical Park! Tour the decorated historical grounds during special park hours and take your picture at a variety of fall and Halloween-themed photo opportunities. Try to find your way through the straw maze and complete a scavenger hunt for ghoulish goodies at this free, family-friendly event.

Costumes are encouraged, and pets are welcome on leashes no longer than 6 feet. Be sure to grab your cameras to snap your festive photos with OC Parks this October!

Heritage Hill Historical Park
25151 Serrano Road
Lake Forest, CA


Newport Beach🎃

Halloween Party at the Library
October 31, 2023
4-5 pm

You’re invited to our Halloween Party featuring music group Kids Imagine Nation! Get ready for singing, dancing, and a lot of fun! Children are encouraged to wear costumes and join us after the performance for some coloring and trick-or-treating in the children’s room.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is first come, first seated, and limited by room capacity. Materials are available while supplies last.

Central Library Children’s Room
1000 Avocado Ave.
Newport Beach, California

Rancho Santa Margarita🎃

Fall Family Festival
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
2-5 pm

Enjoy “spooktacular” fun for all ages at SAMLARC’s Halloween Family Festival! Families can trick-or-treat in a safe and welcoming environment, play in bounce houses and inflatables, and enter the costume contest (child, pet, and family categories). Attendees are encouraged to capture their favorite memories at a festive photo booth, purchase refreshments from local vendors, and enjoy music, games, and more.

Entrance is complimentary for SAMLARC members. Be sure to bring your trick-or-treat bags to fill at the booths around the park!

Central Park
30842 La Miranda
Rancho Santa Margarita

San Juan Capistrano🎃

Ghosts and Legends Tour
October 27-28, 2023

Get in the spirit of Halloween by joining the Historical Society Walking Tour Guides on a spooky walking tour of Los Rios Street, the oldest residential neighborhood in California. Be prepared for creepy tales of big black dogs, strange monks who have lost their heads, and ghostly tales about a lady in white who have all been seen in this area.

O’Neill Museum / Historical Society
31831 Los Rios Street
San Juan Capistrano, CA