Weekend Events: October 1-3, 2021

Enjoy the weekend and all that fall has to offer with our round-up of this weekend’s best events. From Bond in Motion to the annual Harvest Festival, we have you covered with October events!

October Events in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

When: until October 31, 2021

Where: Griffith Park

What: Fright season has officially begun and you can hitch a ride on the return of LA’s Haunted Hayride. The traditional hayride arrives back at Griffith Park with the return of the mid-’80s fictitious town of Midnight Falls.

Bond in Motion

When: until October 30, 2021

Where: Petersen Automotive Museum | Miracle Mile

What: Shaken, not stirred. See some of the most famous gadget-adorned vehicles of agent 007 and the films. The ‘Bond in Motion’ collection features 30 cars, motorcycles, boats, submarines, helicopters, and scale filming models of aircraft from six decades of James Bond movies. 

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

When: until October 2, 2021

Where: various locations

What: Celebrate the careers of famed Asian and Asian-American filmmakers at this year’s film festival. Returning for its 37th year, this hybrid version of the festival includes both virtual and in-person screenings. 

October Events in the Westside and Beach Communities

Rooftop Cinema Club Presents: Beetlejuice

When: Oct 1, 2021

Where: The Drive-In at Santa Monica Airport

What: You don’t need to say his name three times for Betteljuice to appear this weekend with a showing at the Santa Monica Airpot. Catch the cult classic film this Friday night! Rooftop Cinema offers the perfect alfresco rooftop movie viewing experience for some well-deserved weekend fun.

Rare Books LA Book Fair – Santa Monica Edition

When: October 1, 2021

Where: Santa Monica

What: Calling all bookworms, this one is for you! Rare Books LA brings back in-person book fairs with their upcoming Santa Monica edition. The highly anticipated event is being sponsored by Biblio.com and is located on the Third Street Promenade. Rare booksellers from around the U.S. will be sharing their love of books, maps, ephemera, fine bindings, original art, photography, and more.

Old Hometown Fair

When: October 2-3, 2021

Where: Manhattan Beach

What: Valley Drive will be lined with over 175 arts and crafts booths this weekend only for the Old Hometown Fair. The fair will also have the return of the Batte of the Bands along with other free games and entertainment. Check out Saturday’s opening parade and bid on 50+ silent auction packages.

October Events in San Fernando Valley

Tarzana Music Night

When: October 1, 2021

Where: Tarzana Communtiy and Cultural Center | Tarzana

What: Spend your evening in the gardens of the Tarzana Community and Cultural Center. This weekend’s music night will feature a showcase of musical artists performing outdoors. Musical guests will include Catharine Beck, Art Podell, Ric Taylor, Tracy Newman, and more!

Yoga at the Park

When: October 2, 2021

Where: Balboa Sports Center | Burbank

What: Find your inner zen with yoga guru Aimee Malgapo. This weekend’s yoga session will donate a portion of proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Center. Participants are recommended to wear pink in support. 

Movies on Location: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

When: October 1, 2021

Where: Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser Plant) | Van Nuys

What: Find yourself transported to the wonderful world of Willy Wonka this Friday. The Anheuser-Busch/Budweiser plant in Van Nuys will host a special screening of this 1971 classic for Movies on Location. 

October Events in Conejo Valley

Ventura Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show

When: October 1, 2021

Where: Ventura County Fairgrounds | Ventura

What: We’re going full in on fall events starting off with the 49th Annual Harvest Festival in Ventura. Spanning the weekend the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show welcomes back attendees to the Ventura County Fairgrounds. This family-owned and operated event will feature the nation’s finest artists and crafters for a one-of-kind shopping experience unlike any other.

Fall Harvest Festival at Underwood Farms – Friends of the Farm Weekend

When: October 2, 2021

Where: Underwood Farms | Moorpark

What: From this weekend through October, Underwood Family Farms invites you to their festival of fall fun. The farm festival featured a giant Pumpkin Patch, Pick Your Own & Fall Harvest experience. Enjoy the annual fall festival with a bevy of games, rides, photos ops, live entertainment, themed weekends, bands, and more! 

First Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Museum of Ventura County

When: October 3, 2021

Where: The Museum of Ventura County | Ventura

What: Join the Museum of Ventura County as they present their First Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. Sponsored by Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), the inaugural event will include light refreshments, live performances, and more. There will also be a variety of cultural family-friendly activities.