Free Halloween Events in Orange County 2023

Free Halloween Events in Orange County 2023

Happy Halloween! We’ve lined up the FREE events in Orange County this spooky season. Take a look at all the things OC has to offer this Fall.  

Anaheim Fall Festival and Parade

Date: October 28th

Time: 11am-6pm 

Location: Downtown Anaheim

The Anaheim Fall Festival celebrates 100 years! The festival celebrates its centennial this October(establishedin1923), while its associated Anaheim Halloween Parade (establishedin1924) marks its 100th anniversary on October 30, 2024. This year, both FREE Orange County Halloween events occur on Saturday, October 28th. The festival occurs on Center Street Promenade in downtown Anaheim from 11:00a.m.-6:00p.m., followed by the parade kick off at 7:00p.m. The parade starts off at Broadway and Anaheim Blvd to Center Street Promenade, down Harbor Blvd., then west on Broadway to Manchester.

Anaheim Town Center Spooktacular Halloween Celebration

Date: October 29th

Time: 3pm-6pm 

Location: Anaheim Town Center: 2180 East Lincoln Avenue Anaheim, CA 92806

Gather your goblins, witches, and little monsters for an afternoon of frightfully delightful fun that promises to be an unforgettable Halloween experience for all ages. Experience the Giant Pumpkin Carving Showcase, watch mesmerizing magic or take part in the Candy Extravaganza.

Anaheim Plaza Trick or Treat

Date: October 28th

Time: 11am-1pm 

Location: Anaheim Plaza 

Get those costumes ready for this Free Halloween event, the Anaheim Plaza Trick or Treat! Get free candy for the kids store by store and maybe even get a little holiday shopping done. Now that’s a win!

Anaheim Hills Halloween Spooktacular

Date: October 31st

Time: 4pm-6pm 

Location:  Anaheim Hills Festival Center 8020 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd, Anaheim Hills, CA

Spooky season is here! We are calling all goblins, ghosts, and ghouls to join us for our Halloween Spooktacular event on Tuesday, October 31 from 4 pm to 6 pm. The event will feature trick-or-treating throughout the shopping center at participating stores and restaurants, live DJ, face painting, balloon twisting, photo opportunities, and more. You are sure to have a SPOOKTACULAR time!

Dana Point Halloween Spooktacular

Date: October 28th

Time: 2pm-6pm 

Location:  Dana Point Community Center: 34052 Del Obispo St, Dana Point CA 92629


The Dana Point recreation division and the Dana Point police department invite locals to this Free Halloween event. The indoor spooktacular is from 2-8, the outdoor trunk or treat 2-7pm.  

Dana Point Prado Square Halloween Festival

Date: October 07th

Time: 11am-4pm 

Location: Amber Lantern, Dana Point 92629

The street of the Amber Lantern in Dana Point will be closed down for this event on October 7th from 11-4PM to bring you a Spooktacular Free  Halloween Festival. Trick or Treat Yo’ Self to a free block party event showcasing an artisan marketplace of our community’s best local small businesses. We’ll be featuring a happy hour crawl with hauntingly good deals on local bites and craft spirits, live music, costume contests & raffle prizes, a pumpkin patch, kids craft zone and family-friendly workshops in Prado Square!

OctobooFest Market

Date: October 26th

Time: 4:30pm-8:30pm 

Location: Downtown Fullerton Plaza: 125 E Wilshire Ave, Fullerton CA92832

Farmer, Artisan and Food Vendors! Trick or Treating, costume contest, bounce house and more!

Spooky Halloween Scarolers

Date: October 20th-21st, 27th-28th

Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm 

Location: Bella Terra in Huntington Beach

Stumble upon our spooky “Scarolers” who will be lurking around Bella Terra singing frightening Halloween songs and ghoulish scarols for a terrifyingly good time!

Spooktacular Kids Club

Date: October 30th

Time: 10:30am-12:30pm 

Location: Bella Terra in Huntington Beach

Come see the live creepy crawlers with doodle bugs, participate in the costume parade, make your favorite Halloween themed craft, live music and entertainment at this Free Halloween event. 


Date: October 13th-15th, 20th-22nd

Time: 4:30pm-8:30pm 

Location: Heritage Hill Historical Park: 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Tour the decorated historical grounds during special park hours and take your picture at a variety of fall and Halloween-themed photo opportunities. Try to find your way through the hay maze and complete a scavenger hunt for ghoulish goodies at this free, family-friendly event.

TGIF Nights Halloween Edition

Date: October 20th

Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm 

Location: The Kaledioscope Mall: 27741 Crown Valley Parkway Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Get ready to celebrate Halloween like never before. Dress up in your most boo-tiful costumes and bring your friends along for a frightfully good time. We’ve got a wicked lineup of activities and entertainment planned just for you. From bounce houses to creepy costume contests, this event will leave you screaming for more. So mark your calendars and don’t miss out on this hair-raising extravaganza. It’s time to get your scare on at TGIF Nights Halloween Edition! Click Here to RSVP.

Halloween Spooktacular

Date: October 28th

Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm 

Location: Mariners Park & VJ Community Center is located at 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach, CA 92660

This free community event includes LIVE music, trunk-or-treat area, a haunted walkthrough, carnival games, bounce houses, costume contests, food trucks, and fun for the whole family! 

Old Towne Orange Treats in the Streets

Date: October 26th

Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm 

Location: Plaza Park. Intersection of Glassell and Chapman Avenue. Orange, California 92866.

Trick or treating, games, costume parade, booths in Old Towne Orange.

Boo at the Oaks

Date: October 13th

Time: 5:30pm-9:30pm 

Location: Santiago Oaks Regional Park 

The night is full of creepy creatures and scary sounds…unless you know what’s out there! Visit the Oaks after dark to discover which critters call this canyon home. The evening is filled with fun nature stations, creative crafts, scavenger hunt for prizes, and night hikes!

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. easy hike at a slow paced ideal for families and young children
8 – 9:30 p.m. moderate for older children and adults

Costumes are welcome but must be able to safely hike on dirt trails in the dark. Strollers are not recommended as we will walk across the creek’s steppingstones. No pets. Event and parking are free; registration is required. Click Here to register.

Halloween Family Festival

Date: October 31st

Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm 

Location:  Central Park, 30842 La Miranda, RSM

Families can trick-or-treat in a safe and welcoming environment, play in bounce houses and inflatables, and enter the costume contest (child, pet, and family categories). 

Candy Crawl at the San Clemente Outlets

Date: October 28th

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm 

Location: San Clemente Outlets 101 W Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente, CA 92672

Dive into a spellbinding world at the San Clemente Outlets Candy Crawl Event! Immerse yourself in spooky melodies, transform your look with face painter’s artistry, and be amazed by the balloon twister’s creations.  

Trick or Treat Mainplace Mall

Date: October 31st 

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm 

Location: Mainplace Mall: 2800 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Trick or Treat at the Mainplace mall! Costumes are encouraged but not required for this Free trick or treat event. 

Halloween Festival

Date: October 28th 

Time:  TBD 

Location: Stanton Central Park. 10660 Western Ave,
 Stanton, CA 90680

Join the city of Stanton the  Saturday before Halloween for the annual Halloween Festival at Stanton Central Park. This special event is open to ghosts and goblins of all ages and will feature games, entertainment, costume contests,  food booths and a howling good time for everyone. Be sure to bring your trick-or-treat bag!

Halloween Howl

Date: October 31st

Time:  3:30pm-5:30pm

Location: Columbus Tustin Rec Center: 17522 Beneta Way
Tustin, CA 92780

Join the city of Tustin for some trick or treating at the rec center.

Movies in the Park: Hotel Transylvania

Date: October 21st

Time:  3:30pm-5:30pm

Location: Hurless Barton Park: 4601 Casa Loma Ave, Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Grab your blanket and a chair and head to Hurless Barton Park for the Fall showing of Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

Prism Haunt

Date: October 31st

Time:  7:00pm-10:00pm

Location: 24465 Chamalea, Mission Viejo CA, 92691

This Haunted House is FREE and open Halloween night! Click Here for more information.

Scarecrow Festival

Date: October 14th

Time:  2:00pm-6:00pm

Location: Lions Park 1845 Park Ave, Costa Mesa 

Scarecrow contest, kids costume parade, trick or treat station and pumpkin decorating at this annual event! 

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