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There are only a few days left until Halloween! We hope you’ve chosen your costumes and are as excited as we are about the influx of candy and parties that are coming our way. This weekend and next will be fully loaded with Halloween-themed events and we’ve circled up some of the best ones for this L.A. Weekender.


Oktoberfest Final Weekend: We couldn’t let a weekender slip by without a shout-out to Oktoberfest! It’s our last weekend of the year for lagers and ales, tons of toasts, warm, tasty German-themed food and contests and games aplenty. We’re sad to see it come to an end (giant beer steins and rock music are kind of a favorite of ours) but we enjoyed it to the fullest! Come party with us one last time, Thursday-Sunday.

Bubble Run 5k: Colorful foam + 5k race = endorphin-laden fun. The Bubble Run is coming to Fairplex this Saturday as our grounds are transformed into brightly colored foam zones, perfect for the whole family. Participants run the three-mile trek through our grounds and get foamed-out at four different foam bogs. At the end, runners and spectators alike celebrate at a huge dance party. Not a bad start to a Saturday…

Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo: Taking the Halloween spirit out to North Hollywood, the Los Angeles Zoo is having its own celebration.Visitors are invited to wear their wildest costumes and enjoy a trick-or-treat trek through the Zoo. Kids can watch pumpkin carving demonstrations, do arts & crafts and encounter some of the zoo’s creepiest animals.

Cirque de Soleil: Totem: If you need a break from all the Halloween hullabaloo, check out one of the newest Cirque de Soleil shows: Totem. Charting the evolution of man from its original amphibian to its ultimate desire to fly, the show boasts a variety of ancient myths displayed through acrobatics and other forms of artistic expression. You can see it this weekend at Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro.

Whatever you decide to do this weekend, have fun and be safe!

The Fairplex L.A. Weekender highlights events  throughout Los Angeles County. Additional information about all listings can be found at the event’s official website. If you have suggestions for an event, leave a comment in the box below or email us at

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