It’s Spooky Season! And we are so fortunate that in the wonderful city of Long Beach, there is a plethora of family-friendly events to attend over Halloween weekend. We’ve put together a list of our favorites, and all of them are free! (Parents’ Night Out is the exception, but the fee is so you can leave the kiddos and go out and enjoy a kid-free night!)
Spooky Saturday at Shoreline Village
Shoreline will be getting spooky on October 30th from 2-6 pm! There will be a DJ, a zombie band, face painting, and a fortune teller. This event is completely free, including the face painting and fortune teller! Don’t forget to check out some of the shops there, or grab a bite at one of Shoreline’s various restaurants.
Halloween Spookfest at Admiral Kidd Park
October 29th from 5-7, there will be a trunk or treat, crafts, games, and more. At 7:30, there will be a screening of Hocus Pocus! Don’t forget a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on and warm clothes or a blanket to cover up with because the nights can get chilly!
PARENTS NIGHT OUT!!
If you want to celebrate Halloween Eve sans children but you still want your kids to have a spooky good time, this is the event for you. From 4-9pm, you can drop the kiddos off at The Petroleum Club in Bixby Knolls for Halloween crafts and games, a costume contest, pizza, dessert, and a movie! This event is facilitated by Vibes Kids Camp. We sent our kids there for 2 weeks over the summer and the staff is amazing. The price is $75 for one kid or $125 per family up to 3 kids. RSVP needed by October 27th.
Fall Fest at The Pike
Meet at the main plaza at The Pike Outlets on October 30th between 12-3. There will be character meet and greets, magic shows at 1 pm and 2pm, balloon and caricature artists, a costume contest, and trick or treating. This event is free but select crafts will be $2 to benefit humansave_org, an organization dedicated to ending human trafficking.
Coco at 2nd and PCH
Grab a blanket and chairs to check out Disney’s Coco at 2nd and PCH on October 29th at 6 pm. Seating is on a first come first served basis, but there is limited seating in the common area and there are heaters as well. Don’t forget a sweater and a blanket just in case!