Are you aiming to have some ghoulish fun in the Santa Monica-area? Check out these local 2019 Halloween and trick-or-treating events!
Frightfully Fintastic Fishy Fest • Heal the Bay Aquarium
October 26 – 27 • 12:30 – 5:00 pm
Head to the Heal the Bay Aquarium at the Santa Monica Pier for the Frightfully Fintastic Fishy Fest, which celebrates both Halloween and Día de los Muertos. Highlights include a Scary Story Time, a Santa Monica Pier Costume Parade and Trick-or-Treating event, a Sunday Shark Feeding Presentation, a glow-in-the-dark science laboratory, crafts, face painting, and deep-sea animal artifacts. (1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA 90401)
Halloween Festival • Brentwood Country Mart
October 27 • 3:00 – 6:00 pm (Festival); October 31 • 3:00 – 5:00 pm (Trick-or-Treating)
The Brentwood Country Mart will host a Halloween Festival, with a contest for guessing the weight of a giant pumpkin, as well as a costume contest with prizes. Along with plenty of treats for the festival on October 26, there will be trick-or-treating from 3:00 – 5:00 pm on Halloween Day. (225 26th St, Santa Monica, CA 90402)
Marina Spooktacular • Burton Chace Park
October 26 – 27 (11:00 am – 9:00 pm)
The Marina Spooktacular at Burton Chace Park offers a wide array of spooky attractions, including haunted pirate ships, an interactive graveyard exhibit, a Haunted Blackout Maze of Terror, escape rooms, a funhouse obstacle course, a DIY costume booth, pumpkin decorating, and a Spooktacular Halloween Stage Show, as well as a live DJ, food trucks, and free giveaways. (13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292)
Haunted Heats Surf Contest • Santa Monica Beach
October 26 • 8:00 am
If you’re a surfing enthusiast and are looking for a unique Halloween celebration, then either join or watch the Haunted Heats Surf Contest, which is hosted by ZJ Boarding House. All participants in the surf contest are required to wear a Halloween costume. (2400 Barnard Way, Tower 26, Santa Monica, CA 90401)
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