October 2019 events calendar for Los Angeles

Plan your month with our October 2019 events calendar of the best activities, including free things to do, Halloween festivals and our favorite fall concerts
Tapia Brothers Farm Pumpkin Patch.
Photograph: Monique Batac Tapia Brothers Farm Pumpkin Patch.
By Time Out Los Angeles editors |

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 hit up costume stores and stockpile some of the best Halloween candy. If Halloween isn’t really your holiday, then celebrate the end of summertime crowds and enjoy one of the best hikes in L.A. Regardless, you’ll find something to do among the street fairs, Halloween parties and other fun festivals in L.A. in our October events calendar.

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