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6 Awesome Things to Do in LA This October

Things to do October 2018

There are only three months left in 2018 – how crazy is that? Luckily, there are tons of fun things happening around town to fill our calendars for the tail end of the year. October is going to be more fun than ever in LA with Halloween events, food festivals, and new pop-ups that are sure to keep you busy up until Halloween. Here are six awesome things to do in LA this October.

Moonlight Forest

The Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Gardens’ imaginative Moonlight Forest opens October 26. Experience dazzling lanterns based on nature, children’s gardens, and Chinese culture.

Fourth Annual DTLA Oyster Festival

Have you ever wanted to learn more about oysters, the differences in taste, and the “merrior” of it all? Oyster farmers from all over the country are heading to Grand Central Market in DTLA for non-stop shucking 11am-6pm October 13 & 14.


The Pizza Experience

Have you ever felt love for pizza so strong you thought you could just roll around in the dough? It’s time to make your dream a reality. The Pizza Experience features a dough room, pizza nightclub, pizza heaven, and even a pizza gym.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory + Ball at Cinespia

Is there a better setting for a Halloween night movie showing than the Hollywood Forever cemetery? Willy Wonka himself can’t stay away – he’ll be making an appearance at the showing which also features a costume contest, live music, DJs, and other surprises.

LA Fest

The LA Philharmonic is celebrating their centennial (100 seasons!) with LA Fest. The kickoff event features conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s new work by some of music’s greatest artists.

LA Philharmonic

The Nightmare Before Christmas at the Hollywood Bowl

Halloween classic The Nightmare Before Christmas is coming to the Hollywood Bowl October 26-28. Watch the classic film set to live music to get you in the Halloween spirit. This is Halloween, after all!

Ready for more fall fun? Check out the LA Girl’s official fall bucket list!