Things to Do in Los Angeles in October

Things to Do in Los Angeles in October
Los Angeles is a large city with many events and activities going on at any given moment. If you are going to be in Los Angeles in October and are looking for something fun to do, you will have no shortage of options to choose from. Whether you are looking for an activity for the whole family, like Boo at the L.A. Zoo, or something more targeted for adults, like the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval, you will find plenty of things to do in Los Angeles in October.

L.A. Chinatown Moon Festival Fun Bike Ride & 5K Run/Walk

The L.A. Chinatown Moon Festival Fun Bike Ride & 5K Run/Walk is the oldest annual mid-autumn Moon Festival in southern California. For 2009, the festival takes place on October 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. A bike ride and a 5K run/walk take place as part of the festival. The festival includes cultural entertainment such as the Shaolin Warriors of Chinatown and some Chinese acrobats. Festival festivities are free, but there are entry fees for the bike ride and the 5K run/walk. The bike ride begins at 3:30 p.m. and the 5K run/walk begins at 7:30 p.m.
L.A. Chinatown Moon Festival Fun Bike Ride & 5K Run/Walk
Central Plaza-Chinatown
943-951 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 680-0243
chinatownla.com/calendar.php?eventcategoryId=4&eventId=35

Boo at the L.A. Zoo

Each October the L.A. Zoo has Boo at the L.A. Zoo. This event is suitable for all ages and typically occurs that last two weekends of October. For 2009, Boo at the L.A. Zoo takes place on October 24, 25, 31 and November 1. All regular exhibits are still accessible during Boo at the L.A. Zoo. Special activities include face painting, pumpkin patches, eerie crafts, jack-o-lantern carving, the Freaky Fun House and an amusement zone. All of the Boo at the L.A. Zoo festivities and attractions are included with zoo admission.
L.A. Zoo
5333 Zoo Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-4200
lazoo.org

West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval

The West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval has been happening each year on Santa Monica Boulevard since 1987. The event is free and features a week of lead-up festivities before the actual West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval. Lead-up events include a youth carnival and a pet costume contest. The West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval takes place each year on October 31 between 6 p.m. and midnight.
West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval
Santa Monica Blvd. between La Cienega Blvd. and La Peer Dr.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
westhollywoodhalloween.com

Article Written By Jamie Lisse

Jamie Lisse has been writing professionally since 1997. She has published works with a number of online and print publishers. Her areas of expertise include finance and accounting, travel, entertainment, digital media and technology. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English.

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