We're excited to announce a few local events happening right in your neighborhood! Whether you’re looking for something to keep the little ones engaged or simply searching for fun and local activities to enjoy this month, we picked out our favorite family-friendly ideas to share with you! 

1. Monrovia Old Town Trick-or-Treat & Halloween Bash

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 31st

Time: 3pm to register for Costume Contest (FREE)

Location: Monrovia Old Town, 321 South Myrtle Ave, Monrovia

Join us for an afternoon filled with ghoulish fun for the entire family! The “Trick-Or-Treat” event is sponsored and hosted by the Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board.

2. Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 31st

Time: 3-6pm (FREE)

Location: Monrovia Library Park, 119 W. Palm Ave, Monrovia

Dress up your pooch and don’t forget to register your furry friend in the dog costume contest - for pooches of all ages and a pumpkin decorating contest for adults and kids ages 5 and up. Other activities include: face painting, story time and a photo booth!

3. Santa Anita Pumpkin Patch & Family Fun Zone

Date: Saturday, Oct. 21st, Sunday, Oct. 22nd, Saturday, Oct. 28th, Sunday, Oct. 29th

Time: 12-4pm, Starting at $40

Location: Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia

(Enter through Gate 6 off Colorado Place for Free Parking and Admission into the Infield)!

Visit the Santa Anita Pumpkin Patch, complete with our Family Fun Zone featuring an infield full of activities for your little jockeys, from inflatable jumpers, face painting and carnival games to pony rides and a chance to meet Seabiscuit! Plus, enjoy an exciting day of racing as the horses run around you.

4. Spooky Creatures in the Garden

Date: Saturday, Oct. 28th

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm, $5 per child

Location: Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia

Start your Halloween celebration at the Arboretum. We have activities designed for children ages 10 and under. Activities include: creepy science projects, fall book readings and walks, amazing photo opportunities, lawn games and other autumn crafts. NEW THIS YEAR! Flying Spiders with ScrapKins!

5. HALL-O-WIENER DOG RACES at the Santa Anita Park 

Date: Sunday, Oct. 29th

Time: 12-4pm

Location: Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia

(Free Admission and parking through Gate 6 off of Colorado Place)!

Dachshund racing returns to Santa Anita Park’s Infield with a twist! It’s a canine constume party as the toughest pups in So-Cal show off their Halloween looks in the spirit of the season. Spectators will get a chance to see these adorable races run and watch a full day of thoroughbred racing. Sign up required by 5pm, Oct. 28th. Dogs must be of the Dachshund Breed (Wiener Dog) to participate.