Halloween is just a few weeks away and the Irvine  area is brimming with silly and spooky events from theme parks to themed museum nights!  Here’s a few that caught our eye this season:

Great Park Spooktacular Fundays

October 14 & 15th  |  9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  |  Orange County Great Park, Irvine

Bring your costumes and head on over to the the two day Great Park Spooktacular Fundays!  Kids will be entertained by the pumpkin patch, treats, games, and crafts while adults will enjoy gourmet food trunks and some old-fashioned fall fun!  Help scare away hunger by bringing canned food goods to support our local food banks.  Adult admission and parking are free.

Boot Hill in Irvine

October 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29th  |   7:00 – 9:00 p.m. | 16 Goldenrod, Irvine

Boot Hill has become a neighborhood stalwart now on its 18th year hauting the residence at 16 Goldenrod in Irvine.  Each year the spirits rise from the dead by way of the old West to haunt Orange County for eight straight nights.  Stop by if you dare, but don’t say you haven’t been warned about the ghost of Jedediah Smith who has been known to seek revenge on all those who cross his path!

Local Bash

Tue, October 24, 2017 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT | Local Pet Market

There is nothing cuter than dogs in costumes, except maybe puppies in costumes.  At Local Bash’s Halloween party for the dogs, you may just get both.  The first 100 dogs get free gift bags, there will of course be a costume contest with a few categories, a taco stand, photo booth, raffle prizes, and vendors handing out free swag.  It’s the perfect event to bring you best friend to where you can both enjoy goodies and great company!  

Yappy Howl-O-Ween

October 27th |  4:00  – 7:00 p.m.  | The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

If your pup’s busy schedule doesn’t leave time for the Local Bash on Tuesday, try Howl-O-Ween on Friday! Here pups strut their stuff in costume for a panel of judges.  First prizes in each category receive a hand painted dog bowl by a local artist, Debby Carman. You can enter your pet in the costume contest for a $10 donation.  

Historic Yorba Cemetery Tour

Nothing says Halloween quite like an old cemetery, and this tour is the perfect opportunity to learn something new about the history of Orange County while perhaps sending a few shivers up your spine!  The Yorba Cemetery is the county’s oldest cemetery, and on the seasonal tour you’ll appreciate the quaint beauty of the place as well as some very intriguing urban legends.  

Aliso Viejo Harvest Festival

At the Aliso Viejo Harvest Festival you’ll find children’s crafts, carnival games, a live DJ and so much more.  Costumes are encouraged for the parade beginning at 10:30 am.  This event also has a charity element, and festival goers are asked to make a donation of their canned food or pet food.  In fact, if you’re bringing a kid along the only way they can enter the pony rides is with a wristband for donating!