Tomorrow is Halloween. Have you decided how you’re going to celebrate? If not, check out these fun events all happening on Saturday, October 31, 2015.
In 1978, John Carpenter’s slasher film Halloween hit the screens and the genre has never been the same. You can view the historic film tomorrow at Sunnyside Cemetery, courtesy of The Frida Cinema.
What: John Carpenter’s Halloween
Where: Sunnyside Cemetery, 1095 East Willow Street, Long Beach, Calif.
When: Gates open at 6:30pm; costume party at 8:15pm; film starts at 8:30pm
Tickets: $15 cash-only at the door
Every year, the Historical Society of Long Beach presents its annual Historical Cemetery Tour at the Long Beach Municipal Cemetery and Sunnyside Cemetery. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first event. Tours include graveside presentations by actors dressed in that particular era. Performances run continuously from 9am to 2:30pm, with guided tours at 9am, 10am, 11am and noon.
What: Historical Society of Long Beach’s 20th annual Historical Cemetery Tour
Where: Long Beach Municipal Cemetery and Sunnyside Cemetery, 1095 East Willow Street
When: Guided tours begin at 9am, 10am, 11am and noon
Tickets: General admission is $20.
Is the carnival more your style? Then check out the Bixby Knolls Community Carnival, which will include more than 14 carnival rides with no admission fees. Traditional carnival food will be available. The carnival is being held in collaboration with Grace Long Beach and King’s Church.
What: Bixby Knolls Community Carnival
Where: 3601 Linden Avenue
When: 6pm to 9pm
If you’ve got little ones, you might head on over to Pa’s Pumpkin Patch, which is hosting a petting zoo, games and rides.
What: Pa’s Pumpkin Patch Halloween event
Where: 6701 East Pacific Coast Highway
When: 10am to 6pm
Tickets: 10 Tickets for $20.00, 20 tickets for $40.00, 30 tickets for $50.00 or Individual Tickets for $2.25 each.
Hankering for a haunted house? Shoreline Village Haunted House will still be open tomorrow. Children’s activities include a Magic Show at 2pm and costume contests.
What: Shoreline Village Haunted House
Where: 401-435 Shoreline Village Drive
When: 3 to 9pm, Dead Wedding show at 6pm and 8pm
Last, but not least, you can visit Queen Mary’s annual Dark Harbor attraction. As usual there will be plenty of monsters to scare you and mazes to befuddle you.
What: Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor
Where: 1126 Queens Highway
When: 7pm to 1am
Tickets: Admission prices begin at $24 at the door.
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