October Festivities Come to LA

Mr.Bones the face for Mr.Bones Pumpkin Patch has been brought to life and is one of the unique art pieces that take days to construct hovering over the skies of their annual patch in Culver City, California on October 8th, 2019 located on the corner of Jefferson Blvd. and College Road. (Adriel Navarro/Corsair Staff)

Mr.Bones the face for Mr.Bones Pumpkin Patch has been brought to life and is one of the unique art pieces that take days to construct hovering over the skies of their annual patch in Culver City, California on October 8th, 2019 located on the corner of Jefferson Blvd. and College Road. (Adriel Navarro/Corsair Staff)

October has arrived, Halloween is approaching, and Los Angeles is ready to celebrate the "spooktacular" holiday all month long. Whether it be heading to the closest theme park, a bone chilling maze, or a wildly themed-party each weekend, LA is sure to have something for everyone.

Looking for something other than your traditional round orange pumpkin, grab a wagon and check out the famous Mr.Bones Pumpkin Patch that has over hundreds and hundreds of all sorts of pumpkins to pick from located in Culver City,California on October 8th, 2019.(Adriel Navarro, Writer/Corsair Staff)

Looking for something other than your traditional round orange pumpkin, grab a wagon and check out the famous Mr.Bones Pumpkin Patch that has over hundreds and hundreds of all sorts of pumpkins to pick from located in Culver City,California on October 8th, 2019.(Adriel Navarro, Writer/Corsair Staff)

If you’re looking to save a few bucks, wake up early and go to the Santa Monica Farmers Market on Halloween morning for their annual All You Can Carry Pumpkin Patch. The name says it all, pay only five dollars to head into a batch of pumpkins and leave with as many as you can possibly carry out.

Mr. Bones’ Pumpkin Patch is another option, just a few miles away in Culver City, this patch brings the farm experience to the city. The eye catching, interactive pumpkin patch was originally founded in 1987 and has become a hit, attracting thousands of people every year. Loaded with a variety fun activities like bouncy houses, pumpkin painting, live music on certain nights, and even a petting zoo. This patch will definitely get you, your friends, and family into the spirit.

Mr.Bones’ Pumpkin Village is where you will find a lot of activities from pumpkin decorating, jumping around the bouncy house, to a ton of photo ops all around this well known Mr.Bones Pumpkin Patch as you can see here on October 8th, 2019 located in Culver City,California. (Adriel Navarro, Writer/Corsair Staff)

Mr.Bones’ Pumpkin Village is where you will find a lot of activities from pumpkin decorating, jumping around the bouncy house, to a ton of photo ops all around this well known Mr.Bones Pumpkin Patch as you can see here on October 8th, 2019 located in Culver City,California. (Adriel Navarro, Writer/Corsair Staff)



Looking for something more mellow? LA has a couple of well known outdoor movie establishments like EatSeeHear and Street Food Cinema. They began in the summer, but have extended into the months of October, and are scattered all over LA taking place Saturday evenings. Front Porch Cinema is set up on the Santa Monica Pier. These free, month long screenings include outdoor movies with certain vendors and will have movies like Coco and The Addams Family

Our neighbors at Will Rogers State Park in the Pacific Palisades will have a screening of classic horror-comedy Sean of The Dead with live music, and a variety of food trucks if you were looking to get a different environment from the pier. These events are well known throughout the city and have a lineup of well known food trucks you can eat at as well.

There are many events always occurring during this month besides movies and pumpkins. The German holiday usually starts in the last week of September, making its way through October, hence the name "Oktoberfest." Grab a few friends and family and venture out to certain restaurants or pubs throughout the city. Oktoberfest is taking place in Pershing Square in Downtown LA and as well as participating restaurants like Wurstkuche and Wirtshaus which all include live music, bratwursts, pretzels and beer.

The city of Angels and many others have embraced the vibrant Latin American tradition of Dia De Los Muertos. People gather together and dress up in festive clothing and create altars in honor of loved ones who have passed. The holiday is a celebration death rather than a time of mourning. Hollywood Forever Cemetery holds one of the biggest celebrations for this holiday each year - this year it takes place on October 27. Lady of The Dead brings in thousands of guests who are welcome to join and dress up, bringing their most eye catching looks for this all day celebration that has some of the most beautiful shows, altars and traditional food available in LA.

This October, LA is filled to bursting with festive seasonal activities. If you feel like you're missing out, want to save some cash or just want to try something different, go check out a few of these during the month.