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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: Fun for the whole family…

Alpine Village Oktoberfest

Alpine Village’s Oktoberfest celebrations are the oldest and largest in Los Angeles. Technically this event started at the end of September, but it really gets going in October. Grab your beer stein, chow down on pretzels and sausages, and take in the awesome entertainment for the whole month. Fridays and Saturdays are 21 and up with tickets starting at $20. Bring the whole family on Sundays with tickets starting at only $6, and free admission for those under 12.

Strut Your Mutt

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On October 10th take your pet for a nice stroll while helping charity at the Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt event. You and your pet can choose to run or walk in the event’s all ages 5K race, and all proceeds from participates go to local animal welfare organizations. For those who don’t want to participate in the race, but still want to attend, there will also be raffles, a beer garden, a pet psychic, and many more activities for you, your pet, and your children to enjoy.

Fall Festival

If you’re looking for something to do with your little ones, but think Halloween events might be too scary, check out the Farmers Market Fall Festival at 3rd and Fairfax. There will be pie eating contests, live music, a petting zoo, and tons of other family-friendly activities at the free October 17th-18th affair.

Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever

Things to do in October dia Hollywood Forever Cemetery calls their Dia de los Muertos event the largest of it’s kind in all of California. The 12 hour celebration begins at noon on October 24th and will feature musical performances by Grammy winning artists, 100+ alters created by community members to honor their lost loved ones, Aztec dancers, and plenty of traditional Mexican food. Tickets are $20 dollars and children under 8 and seniors get in for free before 4 pm.

Things to do in October: Not for the faint of heart…

10th Annual Dusk-to-Dawn Horrorthon

Get ready to get scared all night long at the 10th Annual Dusk-to-Dawn Horrorthon. 7 horror movies, including Halloween III: Season of The Witch and The Nest, will be played during the October 24th Aero Theatre event. You won’t have to worry about staying awake as coffee and energy drinks will be provided, along with food and special giveaways. Tickets start at $15.

Things to do in October: Party on Halloween…

Halloween at the Roosevelt Hotel

things to do in october rooseveltIf you’re looking to have an epic night out on the town on Halloween, look no further than the Roosevelt Hotel. Each year the hotel puts on an amazing party that spans across Teddy’s, the lobby, the pool, and the ballroom. Multiple DJs spin in different parts of the venue, and they always get a well-known headliner. Everyone in Hollywood comes out dressed to impress in amazing costumes. Plus, your glass never needs to be empty with multiple bars or tables for bottle service. Contact me for ticket info.

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

The best place to celebrate on Halloween for free in Los Angeles is at the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval. The event is the largest Halloween street party in the entire world. Almost all the streets in West Hollywood shut down for the event, and people are dressed up for as far as the eye can see. There are musical acts and plenty of food and drinks available at local restaurants. The event officially takes place from 6 pm to 11 pm, but the bars and clubs keep the party going all night long.


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

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