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October 2024 events calendar for Los Angeles

Plan your month with our October 2024 events calendar of the best activities, including free things to do, Halloween festivals and our favorite fall concerts

Michael Juliano
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Michael Juliano

While fall foliage is sparse in L.A., the there’s no shortage of Halloween spirit. It’s October, so there are precious few weeks left to secure your haunted house and spooky screenings tickets. If Halloween isn’t really your holiday, then celebrate the end of summertime and enjoy one of the best hikes in L.A. sans the seasonal crowds. Regardless, you’ll find something to do in L.A. in our October events calendar.

RECOMMENDED: Full events calendar for 2024

This October’s best events

  • Museums
  • South Park

Whenever, wherever—we’re meant to be with Shakira! Explore the history behind the global and social superstar in her new immersive exhibit, Shakira, Shakira, currently open at the Grammy Museum. Step into this enchanting space celebrating 33 years of Shakira’s career with never-before-seen outfits, exclusive interviews and videos, TikTok activations, an exclusive Instagram Gold Room and more. Head to the link below to purchase tickets and explore the other exhibits within the museum. 

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  • Music
  • Music festivals
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  • Inland Empire

Desert Daze is your antidote to the typical desert gathering (think a noisier, more indie lineup than Coachella and less dirt than Burning Man). Though it’s close enough to L.A. to go just for the day, the fest caters to campers with easy access to hiking trails and a bazaar of mystics and wanderers. The fest is skipping its 2023 edition at Lake Perris (it’ll be back in 2024) in favor of Daze in the City, a series of closer-to-home concerts that include Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Melody’s Echo Chamber, the Black Angels, the Dandy Warhols and Blonde Redhead.

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