Top 7 Halloween Events for Families in Long Beach

It’s a week that’s absolutely filled to the brim with kid-friendly Halloween and Día de los Muertos events around Long Beach. From trick or treating to zombie walks to Day of the Dead celebrations —there’s something for every family to celebrate Halloween this weekend. There are SO many, it was tough to narrow down, but we did. Read on for our top seven Halloween events in Long Beach this week.

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Explore Día de los Muertos, a vibrant celebration of life and loved ones at MOLAA’s annual family festival! Learn more about this cultural tradition through art workshops, live performances, gallery tours, face painting, food and unique craft vendors. Día de los Muertos attire strongly encouraged.


Free Saturday Family Theatre Series is a FREE opportunity for kids of all ages to experience the magic of theatre. These FREE shows are open to all. Bring your kids, bring your parents, bring your neighbors! Reservations are required.

This is a FREE show, open to all, but seats are limited, so it is wise to reserve your seat. To make your reservation for these family-oriented performances, please fill out the form on their website.

Saturday, October 27

Join the boo-tiful El Dorado Nature Center for a hare-raising good time as you trick-or-treat your way along the trails. Visit our animal education village, or bounce yourself silly in the Ooh-possum Patch. There will be storytelling and face painting, food trucks and crafts. Parking is $7, and a suggested donation of $5 to support Partners of Parks/ Friends of El Dorado Nature Center at the gate. Dress as your favorite creature and come mingle with theirs. 

Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade​

Sunday, October 28

The biggest doggie Halloween parade is back! They encourage humans (adults and kids) to wear costumes, too! It’s free to enter the human costume contest/parade at 2:25, just before the Howl’oween dog parade begins at 2:30. Just be signed-in at the registration tent to get your entry number. 

You do not have to enter dogs in the parade. Just come watch the parade, or walk in the parade in your costumes, with or without a dog.

Sunday, October 28

Haunted Atlantis is a Halloween-themed DJ dance party for KIDS!


The Aquarium will transform into a dance club for kids and their parents to celebrate Halloween with Haunted Atlantis, presented in partnership with Kids Dance Society. 


Dance alongside hula hoopers and Circuit Breaker the dancing robot. Snap a photo in the photo booth and add to your look with face painting and glitter tattoos. Glow items and LED flashing accessories will be available for purchase. Family friendly costumes welcome. Parents can sit back and enjoy drinks and snacks in the Great Hall. The entire Aquarium will be open during this event, except Lorikeet Forest.


Cost: $25 per person; $23 per Aquarium member; and under 3 is free.


Tuesday, October 30

Grab your little monsters and join MOMS Club of LB for an afternoon of Halloween fun! Your little ghouls and goblins will be treated to an afternoon of trick or treating, Halloween crafts, live kid-friendly bands, a costume contest, and so much more creep-tastic fun!

Games, Crafts, Photo Booth, Scavenger Hunt, Trick or Treating, and Musical Entertainment from Kymberly Stewart and Jelly of the Month Club.

Long Beach 1st District City Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez, Centro CHA Inc, Arts Council for Long Beach and Opus Technique are proud to present the 5th Annual Dia De Los Muertos—a celebration of cultures and traditions, featuring colorful costumes, dance, food, arts, crafts, and world-class music from around the Latin community.

On Friday, November 2nd, 2018 the streets of Pine Ave in Downtown Long Beach will miraculously transform into a Grand Celebration & Street Extravaganza with breathtaking Latin Cultural Arts & Entertainment.


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