Halloween in Long Beach
2009-10-19 · By Editor
Are you looking for tricks or treats? Halloween in Long Beach will have plenty of both all throughout the month.
We’ve rounded up a list of terrifying Halloween events including Shipwreck on the Queen Mary, costume contests for people and pups, and Halloween festivals in Long Beach.
We’ll add more as we find more things to do for Halloween in and around Long Beach.
Join Chewsy Dog on Saturday, October 24 at noon for a puptacular Hounded Howloween Costume Pawty. There will be prizes, goody bags, games, raffles, and refreshments for the dogs and their parents. A furrtographer will be on hand to take the purrfect picture of your dog in costume!
Chewsy dog is located at 4107 Viking Way, Long Beach, CA 90808. For more information call (562) 354-6040.
Shipwreck on the Queen Mary
The highly anticipated Halloween spectacular Shipwreck aboard the Queen Mary is already going on in Long Beach harbor. Shipwreck is a spectacular themed Halloween event featuring highly haunted attractions, parties with live DJ’s and movie-set style production. Shipwreck aboard the Queen Mary terrorizes Long Beach for 15 nights of terror, fun and entertainment for the entire family.
This year producer Matt Gavin, formerly the production designer for Buffy The Vampire Slayer, has brought his highly-skilled team to create an environment that will please and terrify even the most discriminating horror fan. The haunted ship also adds a new attraction, the Psychadelic Krazy Clown Maze, to it’s list of 7 mazes and attractions.
Shipwreck takes place October 22-24, 27-31 and November 1 aboard the Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach. For more information on Shipwreck, visit www.shipwreckhalloween.com or call (800) 437-2934. Tickets cost $29-99.
Scarium at the Aquarium
The Aquarium will feature spooktacular activities for the whole family, including vampire magic shows, freaky facepainting, spine-chilling storytelling, an eerie children’s coloring contest, and a variety of creepy crafts. Discover the creepy creatures lurking in the depths of the Pacific at the Scarium of the Pacific on Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Children under 12 years of age are invited to come dressed as an underwater creature or other Halloween attire to compete in the costume contest. A new special prize category for costumes made with recycled materials has been added this year to show that even goblins can be green.
Kids in costume will receive free admission with the aquarium coupon available online. Just visit www.aquariumofpacific.org and do a search for “Scarium.” Adult tickets cost $23.95.
Annual Halloween Kids Costume Contest: Saturday, October 31
Costumed kids are invited to lead the Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade this year and there will be a few $25 and $10 prizes to those kids with the best outfits. There is no charge to enter the kids costume contest, but a signed entry form by parent or guardian is required. Be at the parade start line (meet inside the kids playground front gates, corner of Livingston Dr. & Park Ave.) by 2:20 p.m. with your entry form. Kids will step off at 2:25 p.m. Judges will be on the parade route. For more information visit www.HauteDogs.org or contact [email protected]
Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade
The Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade will also include a vendor and pet adoption fair. The annual pooch parade is the world’s largest Halloween pet event and more than 600 dressed-up dogs are again expected this year. The 6-block parade takes place Halloween Day, Saturday, October 31 at 2:30 p.m. and is co-sponsored by Justin Rudd, Haute Dogs and Councilman Gary DeLong. Free to spectate.For more information visit www.HauteDogs.org or email [email protected]
Halloween in Downtown Long Beach
It’s all treats at Halloween on Pine, the DLBA’s outdoor festival with food and drink specials from Downtown restaurants, haunting sights and sounds by DJ Groovy Lu, diabolical dancing by moonlight, a hair-raising comedy showcase by the Laugh Factory and a few surprises that are sure to give you a THRILLER (hint, hint)!
Sign up for the costume contest for a chance to win your share of the more than $1,000 in cash and prizes being offered!
For more information, call the DLBA at (562) 436-4259 or visit www.downtownlongbeach.org
Don’t forget the Halloween Horror Writing Contest from the Long Beach library. Entries are due October 31.
Know of a Halloween party, festival or event that we missed? Leave a note in the comments or send your event announcement by email to [email protected]
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