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Local Halloween events

Halloween 2009
Halloween 2009

These events take place on Saturday, October 31st.

For the little ones:
Rancho Los Alamitos Fall Festival
(562) 431-3541
This has been a family tradition for years.
Noon – 4:30pm
Park at CSULB Lot 11
Come to the Rancho for a spirited day of music, entertainment, pumpkin-themed crafts and games – all reminiscent of a 1920s street fair.
Click Rancho Los Alamitos for the full schedule of activities

Trick or Treat at the Long Beach Towne Center
7501 Carson Blvd . at the 605 Fwy
Trick or treat at Barnes & Noble, Petsmart, and Staples
Click Long Beach Towne Center for the full list of participating stores

For older kids:
14th Annual Long Beach Historical Society Cemetery Tour
Long Beach Municipal & Sunnyside Cemeteries
Entrance at 1095 E. Willow St.
General admission: $18, Students 12-18 $5, under 12 free
Tour features 10 new stories, historical displays, crafts, free hot dog lunch, & more
From the website:
This unique and highly entertaining daytime event transforms Long Beach’s two oldest cemeteries into a “Living History” tour. It has grown into a local cultural phenomenon that brings the cemetery to near capacity with living people strolling about listening to tales of the dead. Strolling amidst the old tombstones, tour participants gather at selected grave stops to hear first hand tales that every cemetery plot has a story. Ten characters from the past recount their life, accomplishments, contributions and influences. Glimpses of living, customs, attitudes and culture provide fascinating insights into bygone eras.
Click Long Beach Historical Society for more info

And just over the bridge in San Pedro:
Happy Harbor Halloween
Port of LA
Harbor Ave., between 3rd and 5th Sts.
Free carnival games, crafts, music, face painting, storytelling
Free parking at Harbor/6th St. near the Maritime Museum
Click Port of Los Angeles for more info

Then after this festival, head up 6th St. to Pacific Ave. for San Pedro’s Downtown Day of the Dead Festival
6th/7th Sts. & Pacific Ave.
Activities for children start at 3pm
Free bus service from Long Beach!
Buses will leave Ocean & Pine every 30 minutes
Click Dia De Los Muertos for more info

And for the teenagers:
Shipwreck Queen Mary
7pm –midnight
General admission: $29
Slither down to the Queen Mary for the 15th Annual Halloween Terrorfest, SHIPWRECK! Dare to venture into terrifying mazes located both on and off the haunted vessel
Click Queen Mary for more info

Happy Halloween!