Halloween Fun for Under $20

How much fun is Halloween now that we have little people to dress up!?  I have at least 4 costumes in mind for Luke (but will probably only pull off one)… but I’m so excited for my little human dress up doll. Now – where to take him on my shoestring budget?

I’ve been scouring the web, checking out other awesome blogs and here’s a list I’ve compiled for great local Halloween Events for under $20


Halloween Family Fest, Plaza El Segundo

Thursday, October 16th – 10am – Noon – FREE


Babies R Us: Baby’s First Halloween

Saturday, Oct 18th 10am -11am: FREE South Bay Moms, I confirmed the store in Torrance is participating! *Check your local store to see if they are participating. Activities include a parade, story time, special trick or treat surprises for baby, raffles, giveaways & more.


Family Halloween Carnival

Saturday, October 18th from 12-4:30pm, Manhattan Heights Park

The Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department‘s annual Family Halloween Carnival is held every October at Manhattan Heights Community Center located at 1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard. The event is designed for children ages 2 to 13. Children under the age of 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Past carnivals have included face painting, haunted house, food and game booths, and much, much more! Costume Contest & Parade at 12:00!


Sea Scare at the Cabrillo Aquarium

Saturday, October 25th 6pm – 9pm Pre-Sale: $1 Kids $5 for Adults Pre purchase tickets here to avoid lines. At the Door: $3 Kids, $7 Adults

See the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium transformed into an underwater world of chills, thrills and gills. Come in costume and join in the masquerade of spooks and ghouls, trick-or-treat throughout the aquarium at treat stations, enjoy loads of fun and spooky entertainment.

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World Famous Pumpkin Race & Friendship Walk

Sunday, October 26th at the Manhattan Beach Pier

Freindship Walk: 9:00am Register Here

Pumpkin Race :12-5pm Free! To Enter a Pumpkin in the Race, click here 

READY, SET, GO! Gather your family and friends and get your little pumpkins to the 24th Annual World Famous Pumpkin Race Festival. Enjoy the spectacle of the Manhattan Beach Pier area transformed into Pumpkin Race Land, where creativity runs wild and cheaters never prosper. Dress in colorful costumes, enjoy fun activities for all ages, make your own pumpkin race car and feel the thrill of competing in the fun-spirited World Famous Pumpkin Race. This is a free fun event for the whole family. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and volunteers.

The 24th Annual World Famous Pumpkin Race Festival will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the Manhattan Pier beginning at 12:00 PM for what promises to be the most fun and unusual Halloween event your family has ever experienced! The day long Downtown Halloween Festival and Pumpkin Race will be filled with fun, excitement, surprises and laughter for all ages.


Boo at the Zoo

The LA Zoo is having events on 10/18, 10/19, 10/25 and 10/26 from 10am – 4pm – Free with paid admission to the Zoo. Zoo admission online is $19 per adults ($16 for seniors 62+) & kids under 2 are free. Think you might go to the zoo more than once this year? Check out the membership packages – for example the Individual Plus is $75, and includes free unlimited admission for one adult & one additional person (kids are still free and don’t count!). They also have a variety of Family passes.

The Boo At The Zoo Event Activities include trick-or-treating, jack-o-lantern carving demonstrations, strolling characters and magicians, crafts, interactive musical entertainment, and up-close encounters with creepy, crawly, and slimy creatures. Even some of our animals will join in the fun, with seasonal treats all their own.



Halloween Pumpkin Painting

Monday, October 27th 3:00-m – 5:00pm – California Pizza Kitchen, South Bay Galleria

**Be sure to bring the flyer to get your free pumpkin to decorate. Must RSVP to California Pizza Kitchen by 10/26


Kids Club at the South Bay Galleria: Haunted Halloween Puppets

Wednesday, October 29th – FREE – 10:30am

Halloween Puppets! The most colorful and fun puppet show ever seen. Full of amazing puppet tricks and stunts never before attempted by-hand puppets. The whole family will enjoy this show of puppet high-jinx and fun.


Halloween Celebration @ The Mother Nurture Center

Friday, October 31st – 12-2pm – FREE

Bring your little ones for a fun day at the MNC! We’ll have organic treats from our special foodie friends for babies, mommies and daddies, and a kiddo costume parade! Dress up with your baby and have some fun before nap time!! Also, get your picture taken by a professional photographer!


Halloween Trick or Treat, Riveria Village

Friday, October 31st. Halloween Trick or Treat around the Riveria Village shops from 4-6pm


Halloween Carnival at Wilson Park

Friday, October 31st – 4:00 – 8:00pm at Wilson Park

The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to enjoy the annual Halloween Carnival on Friday, October 31, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. The Carnival is a safe, family friendly alternative to trick-or-treating and will feature games, crafts, a photo area, spooky music by DJ Ozzie and costume parade taking place at 6:30 p.m. You can even stop by and check out the pumpkin decorating contest where 15 After School Club sites submit their most creative pumpkin decorations. Unlimited use wristbands are $9.00 per child and are required to participate in a variety of carnival activities that participants can win candy and prizes playing. Food trucks will be on site and available at an additional charge. The event will take place, rain or shine. Pets are not allowed at this event.

Did I miss anything? If so, please leave a comment & let me know!


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