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Things To Do In October In LA

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Apex Estate Group Guide: Things to do in October

Our curated events and to-do’s for the month of October

Things to do in October: Eat well…

Paella Wine & Beer Festival

Fill up on paella at the October 7th Paella Wine & Beer Festival. There will be unlimited paella tastings from over 50 different chefs and unlimited beer and wine tastings from local and international wineries and breweries. Dancing is also encouraged at the 21 and up event where there will be live Spanish and Mexican musicians and performers. Tickets to the Pershing Square event start at $40.

Off The Hook Seafood Festival

Celebrate National Seafood month October 14th at the 3rd Annual Off  The Hook Seafood Festival. The Santa Monica event includes live music, games, seafood tastings, an oyster shucking competition, and VIP lounge. Tickets start at $50, and the event will benefit the Surfrider Foundation, which helps preserve the world’s oceans and beaches.

Eastside Food Festival

Taste the best of what East LA has to offer at the Eastside Food Festival. Mack Sennet Studios will host the October 22nd event where there will be over 35 food and beverages vendors from the area including Angel City Brewery, Café Birdie, and Jeni’s Ice Cream. Tickets start at $55 and include all you can eat food and soft drinks, 3 drink tickets to the bar, and access to food demos and panels.

Things to do in October: Get cultured…

Joshua Tree Music Festival

Take a drive out to the desert for the 12th Annual Joshua Tree Music Festival. This event takes place October 5th-8th, and their website calls the festival one of the “premiere family friendly festivals in the country.” Musical acts, yoga, a positive vibration station, healing oasis, live painting, camping, and all day kids activities are just a few features of the festival. Single day passes start at $60, a full weekend pass is $220, kids under 10 are free, and kids 11-16 get in for half price.

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Bring out your big hats and fancy suits for a classy time at the October 14th Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. The Will Rogers State Historic Park event will feature a polo match, lawn games, food trucks, and plenty of Veuve Cliquot champagne. Tickets for the 21 and over event begin at $75.

Things to do in October: Celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos…

Halloween Ghost Train

Get all aboard the Ghost Train this Halloween. The Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum event will take place every weekend in October starting on the 13th. This is a family friendly ghost train that is designed to be spooky, but features no blood, gore, or anyone jumping out at the train. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds go directly toward maintaining the trains and museum.

Día de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever

The 18th Annual Dia de los Muertos festival is back at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on October 28th. The celebration pays homage to loved ones who have passed on. A costume contest, children’s arts and crafts, Aztec dancers, Grammy winning performers, and an alter competition are all part of the event. There will also be multiple food and drink vendors for the daylong festivities. Tickets are $20, and kids and seniors get in for free before 4pm.

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For our 18th Annual Dia de los Muertos, we tip our feather and flower adorned hat to the Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada. Over 100 years ago, Posada gave us many of the foundational images of Dia de los Muertos that are still venerated today and which have become treasured images of Mexican culture and identity. J.G. Posada reminds us that art is power – political and social speech – mass produced by the printing presses and now social media. Posada’s La Catrina asks us to embrace the beauty and grace inherent in facing our own death and the inevitable loss of those we love. By facing loss with love, and art, we find transcendence. Limited pre-sale tickets go on sale this Friday at Noon for $10 at: Saturday October 28th 2017 NOON-MIDNIGHT #laydayofthedead #hollywoodforever #hwdforever

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What’s your favorite October event? Let me know in the comments below.

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