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For those of you living in the LA area or planning a visit there in October and looking for some fun things to see or do, check out this October 2018 LA County Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues, Catherine, Peggy Sue and Kathleen, at First American Title:

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor | Sept. 27-Nov. 2 | Queen Mary, Long Beach

The Ringmaster’s corrupt control of over 200 heinous monsters has dragged our six terrifying mazes further into the depths of decay, promising the most intense season of SoCal’s most authentic haunted attraction. For more information: www.queenmary.com

Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon | Oct. 5 | Long Beach

Runners head towards the Queen Mary and then through Shoreline Village. After running next to the Pacific Ocean on the flat beach path, half marathoners will continue down Ocean Boulevard while full marathoners veer right and head through Belmont Shore toward Marine Stadium. For more information: 562-795-8900 | www.motivrunning.com/run-longbeach

Antelope Valley Fair & Events Center Craft Fair | Oct. 5-7 - Fri & Sat 12-8pm, Sun 7am-4pm | Antelope Valley Fairgrounds

Admission: FREE. Parking: $5. For more information: www.avfair.com

Harvest Fest at The Shoppes | Oct. 6 from 12-3pm | The Shoppes at Westlake Village

Family-friendly event to feature Jack O’Lantern’s Pumpkin Patch, Farm Friendz Petting Zoo and game, balloon tying, face painting and more. For more information: 805-495-5400 | www.shoppesatwestlakevillage.com

The Inflatable Festival & Run | Oct. 6 from 8am-2pm | Pomona Fairplex

Bounce houses, Zorb Balls, and inflatable jousting are only a few of the over forty inflatable attractions families can expect. The festival also features a 1-mile/5k track featuring kid-friendly inflatable obstacles. For more information: www.theinflatablerun.com

Off the Hook Seafood Festival | Oct. 6 from 3-7pm | Santa Monica Pier

Tastings from the city’s best seafood restaurants and chefs, live music, oyster shucking competition, sustainable seafood VIP Lounge and more. For more information: www.offthehookseafoodfest.com

Montrose Oktoberfest | Oct. 6 from 12-10pm | 2200-2400 Honolulu Avenue

Offers you an authentic Bavarian experience for the entire family to enjoy including food,  beer/beverages, games/rides, contests and live music. For more information: https://oktoberfest.montrosechamber.org

Bark at the Park | Oct. 6 at 10am | Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park, Lancaster

Vendor exhibits, fun games and activities for your playful pooch. Raffle proceeds benefit the LA County Lancaster Animal Shelter. For more information: 661-723-6077 | www.lancasterbarkatthepark.org

Adult Swim Festival | Oct. 6-7 | Market Row, Downtown LA

Combining the best of music, comedy, gaming and great food, Adult Swim fans will spend the weekend immersed in a one-of-a-kind cultural festival happening between two massive stages. For more information: www.adultswimfestival.com

Galpin Car Show | Oct. 7 from 9am-2pm | Galpin Motors, Northridge

We are expecting nearly 1000 vehicles that will be on display. In addition, we are also featuring more fun activities for kids like carnival games, paint-the-truck, live entertainment and food. For  more information: www.galpin.com/carshow

Denim, Diamonds & Stars for Autism | Oct. 7 from 4:30-9:30pm | Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village

VIP & general cocktail reception, silent & live auctions, live entertainment, seated gourmet dinner, and a program of celebrity presenters, live entertainment, and a tribute to 2018 honorees. For more information: 818-340-4010 | www.denimanddiamondsforautism.net

The City of Santa Monica presents COAST | Oct. 7 from 10am-4pm | Downtown Santa Monica

More than 2 miles of city streets will be closed to cars and open for people to stroll, bike, and roll. Attendees will indulge in food, listen to live music, enjoy world-class art, and experience the community’s public spaces. For more information: www.santamonica.gov/coast

Reyes Adobe Days | Oct. 11-14 | Reyes Adobe Park, Agoura Hills

Entertainment, historical demonstrations – including rancho activities for kids, museum tours – art, parade, music, recreation, beer and wine tasting, gourmet food trucks, shopping and the RAD RUNS 10k & 10-miler. For more information: www.reyesadobedays.org

AltCar Expo | Oct. 12-13 from 10am-5pm | Santa Monica Civic Parking Lot

Every year, exciting debuts of alternative technology vehicles - cars, fleets, trucks, bicycles, and scooter - are available for a Ride & Drive experience. For more information: www.altcarexposocal.com

Shoreline Village Haunted Maze | Oct. 12-Oct. 31 from 5-9pm | Shoreline Village, Long Beach

This year all proceeds go to support the YMCA Youth Institute. Admission is $6. See website for schedule of days. For more information: www.shorelinevillage.com

Pumpkin Nights | Oct. 12-Nov. 4 from 5-10pm | Pomona Fairplex

Invites visitors to journey into the world of Pumpkin Nights with dazzling, multi-sensory Halloween displays and eight Pumpkin Lands created with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins and funkins. For more information: www.pumpkinnights.com

Malibu Pie Festival | Oct. 13 from 11am-4pm | Malibu Methodist Church: 30128 Morning View

Contests, kids’ activities, live music and more. For more information: 310-457-7505 | www.malibuumc.org

Oktobeer Craft Brew Fan Festival | Oct. 13 from 1-5pm | Hollywood Sports, Bellflower

Taste amazing beers where Hollywood celebrities once displayed their acting craft next to amazing Hollywood movie sets. Entertainment including live bands, DJ’s, comedians and gypsy street performers. For more information: www.eventbrite.com

Long Beach Oktoberfest | Oct. 13 from 12-7pm | The Pike Outlets

Unlimited tastes, 2 sessions & a return to The Pike Outlets. Enjoy both traditional and non-traditional Oktoberfest activities, food options & music. For more information: www.tasteofbrews.com

San Gabriel Valley Pride | Oct. 13 11a fromm-6pm | Pasadena Central Park

Local community organizations and businesses, Classic Car Show, Health & Wellness area, Pet Adoption, Drag Queen and Drag King readings, a Family Arts and activity area, “Portraits of Pride” exhibit of LGBT Olympian Athletes, a GSA Fundraising area, local entertainment and refreshments. For more information: www.sgvpride.org

Building Bridges Fall 4 Wellness Fair | Oct. 13 from 11am-2pm | Torrance High School

There will be free fun family activities ongoing, demonstrations, giveaways, informational booths, free healthy refreshments and healthy food trucks! For more information: www.torranceca.gov

Empty Bowls | Oct. 13 from 6:30-9pm | O’Donnell Hall/American Martyrs Church, Manhattan Beach

Three-course gourmet soup dinner (wine, appetizers, soup, salad, rolls and dessert), silent and live auctions, entertainment and select a handcrafted artisan soup bowl of their very own to take home with them! For more information: 310-782-8196 | www.familypromiseosb.org

Say NO Bullying Festival | Oct. 14 from 1-4pm | Griffith Park-Pettigrew, Los Feliz

Anti-bullying influencers, some of today’s hottest musical talent, exhibit/resource booths, food, celebrities, and a massive group of supporters from all over Southern California. For more information: www.saynobullying.org

LA Westside Food & Wine Festival | Oct. 14 from 3-7pm | LA Westside Marriott, Culver City

With over 25 food, wine, beer, spirit and drink purveyors providing scrumptious samples you won’t leave hungry or thirsty from this event! Benefits The Westside Food Bank. For more information: www.wsfb.org

Long Beach Zombie Fest | Oct. 19-21 - Fri 5-10pm, Sat-Sun 3-10pm | Rainbow Lagoon Park

Join hordes of rotting revelers for Long Beach’s annual zombie outbreak, a THREE DAY invasion of the walking dead who will channel their inner zombie as they take over. For more information: 562-495-5959 | www.longbeachzombiefest.com

Out of the Darkness Community Walk | Oct. 20 - 10am | Santa Monica Pier

Speakers, entertainment, remembrance activities, and a community resource fair. Make a difference in the lives of those touched by suicide by participating in our walk. For more information: www.afsp.org/lawalk

Bravery Uncorked Food, Wine & Jazz Benefit | Oct. 20 from 12:30-4:30pm | Boccaccio’s Restaurant, Westlake Village

Ticket includes Wine Tasting (+ beer) amazing food, & live music by the Jack Daro Jazz Band. Supporting the National Wounded Warrior Center to be built in Mammoth Lakes. A live auction, silent auction and raffle. For more information: https://501auctions.com/braveryuncorked

Buckboard Days Parade | Oct. 20 at 9am | Rowland Heights

“Passport Through Rowland Heights” Grand Marshal: Congressman Ed Royce. Festival immediately following the parade at Rowland Park. For more information: www.buckboarddaysparade.org

American Indian Celebration | Oct. 20-21 from 11am-4pm | Antelope Valley Indian Museum, Lancaster

Native music, dancing, storytelling, and food. Native artists will sell jewelry, beadwork, gourd art, paintings, and crafts. For more information: www.avim.parks.ca.gov

Oktoberfest DTLA | Oct. 20-21 from 2-10pm | Pershing Square

Lots of great beer, sausages, pretzels, authenic desserts and of course live music and dancing. For more information: www.oktoberfestdtla.com

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival | Oct. 20-21 from 10am-5pm | Juan Bautista de Anza Park

There will be live bands, contests, reptile and wildlife shows, inflatable rides and giant slide and youth carnival games. Pumpkin patch, pumpkin foods and flavors, pumpkin beer, pumpkin crafts and professional pumpkin carver. For more information: www.calabasaspumpkinfestival.com

LA Cancer Challenge 5K Walk/Run | Oct. 21 from 7:30-11am | UCLA

The signature fundraising event of the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. For more information: www.lacancerchallenge.com

Asian World Film Festival | Oct. 24-Nov. 1 | Arclight Culver City

Champions films from more than 50 countries across Asia. AWFF draws greater recognition to the region’s wealth of filmmakers while strengthening ties between the Asian and Hollywood film industries. For more information: www.asianworldfilmfest.org

Claremont Village Venture Arts and Crafts Faire | Oct. 27 from 9am-5pm | Claremont Village

Get your holiday shopping done early as you walk the streets lined with 400 booths! For more information: www.villageventure.com

Diamond Bar Halloween Party for Pups & Kids | Oct. 27 from 9am-12pm | Pantera Park

All treats and no tricks. Activities for both children and dogs. For more information: www.diamondbarca.gov

Model Train Show | Oct. 27-28 from 10am | South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Peninsula

“How to” clinics will be held on various railroad subjects throughout the day. Bring your own model cars and locomotives if you would like advice and assistance. For more information: 310-544-1948 | www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org

Kidspace Pumpkin Festival | Oct. 27-28 from 9:30am-5pm | Brookside Park, Pasadena

Petting zoo, pony rides, bouncers, carnival games, and seasonal crafts. Participate in a costume parade, enjoy face painting, and pick out pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. For more information: www.kidspacemuseum.org

Marina Spooktacular | Oct. 27-28 from 12-8pm | Burton Chase Park, Marina Del Rey

Expect kid-friendly fun by day and spooky entertainment by night (recommended for ages 13+). Costume contests, DJ entertainment, crafts, free pumpkins and carving kits. For more information: www.visitmarinadelrey.com

A Time for Heroes Festival | Oct. 28 from 12-3pm | Smashbox Studios, Culver City

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s 30th anniversary! For more information: www.pedaids.org

Long Beach Dia De Los Muertos | Oct. 31 from 5-11pm | Pine Ave., between 4th and 6th Street

Live Concert, Facepainting, Mariachis, Ballet Folklorico, Dia De Los Muertos Altar Displays, Children’s Fun Zone, Arts & Crafts, Art Displays, Food and Beer Garden. For more information: www.visitlongbeach.com

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