Hi friends & neighbors -
We heard you loud and clear! You want to hear what IEShineOn has in the Halloween Fun Guide. We’ve scoured the web and found some fantastic events. I only wish there was more of me so I could hop from celebration to celebration. My favorites are the Ghost Walk Riverside, Palm Springs Art Museum’s Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos celebration and hmm…hard to decide the third one. Do you have a few favorites you plan on attending? Let us know in the comments section.
Also, in addition to our Halloween Fun Guide, check out our Inland Empire Pumpkin Patch Guide for six fantastic local pumpkin patches!
Till next time…Boo!
p.s. There are so many events it was hard to cram them all into one list. We’ll be constantly updating this Fun Guide with more events as they pop up. So check the blog post often through the next couple of weeks.
10/20, “Fright Nite” Sleepover – For the first time at the March Field Air Museum you can bring a sleeping bag, toiletries and snacks at 6 p.m. and stay till 7 a.m.. Stay in an indoor aircraft and listen to spooky stories, go on a flashlight tour and paranormal tour with museum curator. Event is free!
10/20, Riverside Zombie Crawl – Zombies return to Riverside at 2p.m. at the Civic Plaza in Downtown. Come early and enter the costume contest.
10/26-10/27, Ghost Walk Riverside – Over six tours this year at the always popular Ghost Walk Riverside event. Go on tours, check out the Midway Carnival and enjoy the scene! Grab the discount code from our blog post and save!
10/26, Brick Top Blaggers – After Ghost Walk head to Lake Alice Trading Co. to wet your whistle and listen to the punk rock jams of the Brick Top Blaggers (think Dropkick Murphy and Flogging Molly)
10/26, Fright Night at Rancho Jurupua Park – Head to the family fun event with ghosts and goblins, costume contest, miniature golf, food and spooky kid-friendly movie. Admission is $5/person.
10/27, Harvest Festival – The Southern California Fair in Perris is having a fantastic festival with gourmet food trucks, carnival rides, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, live entertainment and more! Tickets 2 for $5.00 Online Presale Only; $5.00 Admission at the Gate; Kids under 6 are Free!
10/31, Halloween Carnival – Head to Bryant Park in Riverside from 5-8 p.m. for ages 3-14
10/31, Halloween Extravaganza Party - At the La Sierra Riverside library location kids are welcome to join from 3-7pm. for a movie screening of “Dark Shadows,” costume contest, halloween crafts, face painting and more. Library located at 4600 La Sierra Avenue Riverside, CA 92505
Thru, 10/31, Human Roast House – If haunted houses are your thing, dare to visit the Human Roast House on the corner of University Ave. and Main St. in Downtown Riverside. They are open Halloween from 7-10 p.m.
REDLANDS & SAN BERNARDINO
Check out our friends at InlandEmpire.us for a great list of events happening in Redlands
- 10/26, Hangar 24 Halloween Party
- 10/27-10/28, 8th Annual Haunted Grove Experience
- 10/28, Howl’O Ween Costume Contest & Festival
Also check out these:
10/28, Inland Empire Comic Expo’s 2nd Annual Zombie Beauty Queen Pageant – Contestants will compete in swimwear, casual, evening gown, and talent categories. The winner will receive $100, the complete ZKS collection, 1 ticket to Wondercon and SD Comic-Con. Starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10.
10/26, Halloween Stomp! – Drink specials, live music, dance floor and more! Free admission for 21 & over starting 8p.m.
10/27, Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire – 31st Annaul event held in Claremont Village. Come for the free fun, food, games and more!
10/27, The Zombie Band – Locals favorite The Zombie Band will be back at The Press. They’re a huge crowd pleaser so make plans to go!
10/27, 23rd Annual Harvest Patch/Car Show – Hayrides, farm animals, photo opportunities and, of course, pumpkins from 10-3 p.m. Check out the link and get a discount coupon.
10/31, Claremont’s Annual Halloween Festivities -
- Activities in the Village: Trick or Treat from 3-5 p.m.
- Activities at the Depot: Free event for kids up to 12 years old. Approximately 60 trick or treat stops open 3-5 p.m.. Depot fun and games open 4-7p.m.
10/31, Halloween Scary-A-Faire Celebration – Free Halloween event for the family in Downtown Upland. Streets will be closed off so trick-or-treaters can make their way safely. Bring a carved pumpkin for judging and come dressed up in a costume for the costume contest.
10/31, Halloween Carnival – Free Hallowen Carnival at the San Dimas Civic Center from 5:30-8:30 p.m.. Carnival will have ten cent game booths, costume contests, bounce house, Haunted Hall, food and more! This event is for ages 5 and up.
10/26, Nightmare on Ceres Avenue – Free family fun in Fontana! There will be games, music, costume contest and more! Bring the kids from 10-2 p.m.
10/27 – Victoria Gardens is the place to hang out in Rancho for folks with kids!
- Spooky Town Square Bash – Start off w/ the kids at a pumpkin patch, Halloween maze and other Halloween-themed games from 10-12 p.m. Oh, and first 300 kids (ages 2-10) will receive a free mini-pumpkin to decorate at the special pumpkin decorating station.
- Bass Pro Shop – From 10/19-10/31 these guys are offering all sorts of fun events – crafts, trick-or-treating, apple bobbing, costume parade and scavengar hunt. Oh, and a photo with Charlie Brown & Friends. Can I just say, “WOW?”
10/27, Spooktacular -Bring the kids to the Rancho Cucamonga library family storytime with or without costumes, games and more. Ages 2-11. Free!
10/28, Zombie Beauty Pageant - The 2nd Annual Zombie Beauty Pageant is set for 7 p.m. Sunday at the Fox Event Center in Fontana. Tickets are $10 at the door. Formal attire requested as well as costumes. Guests are asked not to wear zombie costumes, since the contestants will be wearing them.
10/31, Monster Bash – Head to the Cypress Neighborhood Center in Fontana for fun free activities for kids 2-12.
10/31, Halloween in Fontana – Free activities in various Fontana locations. Trick or Treating, costume contests, arts & crafts, live entertainment and more! Locations include Cypress Neighborhood Center, Jessie Turner Health & Fitness Center and Don day Community Center
10/27, Corona Pumpkin Patch – Pet Adoption Sponsored by RC Animal Center, free snacks, petting zoo and best pet costume contest
10/31, Boo Bash 2012 – Head to RA Sushi Chino Hills and enjoy some discounted food, drinks, live DJ and costume contest!
Thru 10/31, Not So Scary Halloween – Various events throughout this month will be held at The Shops at Dos Lagos including every Saturday a free Halloween movie screening.
Thru 10/31, Coffin Creek – Every Friday, Saturday and including Halloween day you can visit the haunted house and trail in Corona. Get ready to get scared!
SAN JACINTO VALLEY
10/22, Halloween Fest & Zombie Walk – Jump in on the zombie crawl – only rule is to meet on the corner of San Gorgonio & Ramsey St. at 3 p.m. Call 951-922-3242 for details. Or just head on down to the Banning Community Center for fun activities that are all free!
10/27, Monster Mash Halloween Party – Celebrate Halloween in Beaumont from 4-8 p.m.. Games, costume contest, mazes, and food all at the Albert A. Chatigny Senior Community Center.
10/30, Haunted House – Enjoy the haunted house in Hemet at the Valle Vista Community Center. $5/person; $4/person w/ canned good; $18 per family of 5 w/ 5 canned goods
10/31, Trunk or Treat – Free event at Beaumont Sports Park, located at Brookside & Beaumont Avenues from 5-8:30 p.m.. New safe alternative to trick-or-treating, trunk-or-treating allows kids to go from one trunk to another of vehicles parked safely in a parking lot. You can host a trunk or bring your kids.
10/31, Haunted Ghost Town – Vist the Idyllwild Community Center and get spooked! There is at least one “less scary” show for younger children. Donations will go towards local education. $7 for adults, $5 for kids under 14. From the Facebook pictures and reviews, this looks scary!
10/31, Trunk or Treat – Bring your kids to Fingerprints Youth Museum from 5-8p.m. for safe trick-or-treating alternative. There will be candy, food, games prizes and more! $3/child.
10/27, Bailey’s 4th Annual Halloween Ball – with over $500 in cash prizes for best costume & best couple. Captain Morgan’s Morganettes sampling Capt’n Black & tones of giveaways. Thanks to our Facebook friend Monique P. for giving us the heads up on this one.
10/27, Monster Stomp - Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium has another healthy and active alternative. Run a 1K/5K run. Event packages start at $100. Free goodie bag, costume contest and To’T for kids.
10/27, Field of Screams – 4 mazes, 2 scare zones and oodles of screams! Check out this page for a $3 off admission flier. Look for the flier and keep an eye on the corner for the coupon.
10/27, Paws on the Promenade Spooktacular – Support your local animal shelter at Promenade Temecula’s “Paws on the Promenade Spooktacular” event from 3-5 p.m. Event includes pet parade, photos treat bags, vendor boots and pet adoption.
- This event is also a great opportunity to raise money for local animal shelters. Register with Animal Friends of the Valleys by October 19 at http://www.animalfriendsofthevalleys.com/page13.html and start fundraising today!
- Raise $250 for the event and your dog will be given the Very Important Pooch (VIP) treatment! VIP privileges include: VIP pooch area, photo package, preferred seating near stage, and entry into all contests.
Thru 10/27, Vampire Vail Halloween Festival - Vail Lake in Temecula turns into the “Apocalypse Party at the Lake” on Fridays and Saturdays through the end of the month. Prices for general admission, the Spooky Haunted Hayride and Vampire Vail’s Haunted House is each $10 per person, and children under $12 are $5.
10/18-10/20, Mecca Haunted House – Only $2 per ticket for haunted house fun at the Mecca Community Center.
10/20 & 10/27, “Asylum” – 9th Annual haunting at Theatre 29. It sounds like it’s a local favorite and a cannot miss event. Their description sold me plus it’s only $7. Compare that to any L.A. haunted houses – worth it! Check it out!
10/22, Howl’oween Parade of Pets – Got a pet and love to dress him/her up and show ‘em off? This event is perfect for you and your four legged loved one. Check out the details on how you can enter the parade or just go there and enjoy the parade.
10/26-10/28, Howl-O-Ween – Kids of all ages can trick or treat at 16 trick-or-treat stations, go on a Fright Ride through the wild and sooo much more! 6-9 p.m.; Tickets are $10; Members, Children, Military(with ID)$8
10/27, PS Food Truck Fest – Over 30 food trucks roll into Palm Springs from 12-5 p.m.. Tickets start at $10; VIP $25. Check out more details on their site.
10/27, Day of the Dead/Dia de Los Muertos – This free event sounds like so much fun! Celebrate this traditional event for three days, 2 locations in Palm Springs. PS Art Museum out do themselves with performances, art activities, and traditional festivities communities around the world will also celebrate.
10/29, Indio Community Center Halloween Carnival – From 1-6 p.m. the Halloween carnival at the Indio Community Center Park looks like a great way to have some fun with the kids. Admission is $5.
10/29, Full Moon Celebration – What a perfect way to celebrate Halloween! Let’s all howl at the moon together at Ace Hotel Palm Springs. There will be a drum circle, dancers and card readers.
10/27 – Victorville VNA Monster Mash 5k - Get active! Go on a 5k (3 mi.), scary maze, family fun, food court. Costumes optional. (Btw, love the Frankenstein like character on your event poster!)
Remember to check out our Pumpkin Patch Guide for a couple Apple Valley places that stand out with some fun seasonal activities! Check it out.
BIG BEAR & LAKE ARROWHEAD
10/27, Boo in the Zoo! – Bring the kids to a late afternoon/early evening of Tricks ‘n Treat–The Graveyard, Pumpkin Patch, Electric Dungeon of Doom, Witches Brew, Scarecrow Land, Witches Lair, and Goblins throughout the park. Also enjoy seeing the park animals receive their Halloween treats too!
10/27, “Unscary” Halloween in Lake Arrowhead – The LARTC Children’s Troupe Production hosts kids 4 and under for a collection of short stories, plays, music and more for a spooktacular event. Admission $5.
10/27-10/28, Haunting of Hillhouse at LART – Lake Arrowhead Repertory Theatre performs the chilling “The Haunting of Hill House.” Tickets are $15.
10/31, Halloween in the Village – Trick-or-Treat from shop to shop in Big Bear Village with your kids from 5-7:30 p.m.
10/31, Ghost Village – Lake Arrowhead Village has a lot going on with kids entertainment and contests from 2-5:30 p.m., followed by another kids’ concert by The Ukulady. Then it’s tme for the adults to play with a KISS Tribute concert 6:30-8:45 p.m., open beer garden then a Ghost Walk through the Village from 9-10:30 p.m. Ghost Walk maps will be available all day in the Village shops and eateries!