All Treats! Halloween Events for Kids in Long Beach

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Family-friendly Halloween events for kids

Long Beach has many family-friendly Halloween events that are safe and fun for kids.

As soon as the sun goes down, kids all over Long Beach will head out to collect candy from every home with an active porch light.

Families that prefer not to go trick-or-treating door-to-door, have their pick of kid-friendly events all over Long Beach. In addition to neighborhood groups and churches, several business districts will also pass out candy.

Halloween Events: October 26-27

Happy Howl’oween

Costumed kids will lead the Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade and there will be a few $10 prizes to those kids with the best outfits. There is no charge to enter the kids costume contest, but a signed entry form by parent or guardian is required. Registration for dogs costs between $20-35. The parade will travel for two blocks on the bike path through the middle of Marina Vista Park. Be at the parade start line (meet inside the kids playground front gates) by 2:20 p.m. with your entry form. Kids will step off at 2:25 p.m. Judges will be on the parade route. Marina Vista Park is located at 5355 E. Eliot Street. For registration details and more information on the event, visit www.hautedogs.org.

Spooktacular Scarium of the Pacific

Swim into the dark depths of the Aquarium, where there’s more fun than fright! Discover the eerie creatures lurking in the depths of the Pacific at the Scarium of the Pacific on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26-27, 2013, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Kids of all ages can hunt for creepy-looking animals while enjoying special Halloween activities and learning about the ocean. Saturday & Sunday, October 26-27, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free for children in costume under age 12 with coupon. Regular admission, $25.95 adult (12+), $22.95 senior (62+), $14.95 child. Additional information at the Aquarium’s website.

Harvest Festival at Rancho Los Cerritos

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site, in conjunction with the South Coast Storytellers Guild, presents “A Harvest of Stories,” a Family Festival on Saturday, October 26, between 1-4 p.m. Come and be entertained! The afternoon Festival is $3/person or $10/family, payable at the gate. The historic Rancho Los Cerritos adobe home will be open throughout the afternoon for tours.

Trick or Treating on Halloween Day

Trick or Treaters Invited to 2nd Street, Belmont Shore

Calling all ghosts, goblins, princesses and superheroes! Grab a bag and come show off your costumes in return for some serious candy loot! Walk the streets of Belmont Shore and trick or treat in participating businesses. Come out and enjoy shop keepers dressed up in their halloween best and sharing candy from 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.

Trick or Treating at the Towne Center

Join Long Beach Towne Center for the annual Trick or Treating Event on Thursday, October 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The evening of family fun will include free Halloween bags for the first 500 kids, trick-or-treating at participating stores, face painting, balloon art and a DJ spinning kid-friendly music.

Family-Friendly Festivals October 31, 2013

Halloween Spooktacular at California Heights United Methodist Church. From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. there will be activities and games for the whole family. California Heights United Methodist Church is located at 3759 Orange Avenue, Long Beach CA 90807. Call (562) 595-1996 or go to www.calheightsumc.org.

Cornerstone Church will host Treasures ‘N Treats from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1000 N. Studebaker Road, Long Beach. The annual special event Halloween night will offer fun for the whole family, including candy, games, a gospel message, trunks with treats, inflatable fun, balloon artist, prizes and much more. Admission is free with dinner available for a small fee. Call (562) 296-6487 or go to www.cclb.org/kids and click on the Treasures N Treats graphic.

Join WANA’s 7th Annual Halloween Party on the green at 20th Street and Daisy Avenue on Thursday, October 31, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Prizes for Best Costume ages 2 – 6 and 7 – 10. Contest begins at 7:00 p.m. sharp. Games and treats in a safe, fun environment. For more information contact Maria at ( 562 ) 427 – 5021 or Email : wrigleyalliance@gmail.com

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