Halloween is Wednesday, meaning many of the celebrations kick off this weekend and you have even more chances to get spooky.
Check out this list of Pasadena events and if you know of other events happening, share them in our events calendar or mention them in the comments section.
Old Town Haunt
20 North Raymond Avenue (at Colorado Boulevard), Oct. 25-28, 30-31, hours vary (check website)
Pasadena’s haunted “house” in the basement of an old bank building that was allegedly the scene of dead bodies in the 1920s continues this year. A kids matinee for ages seven to 12 is offered Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. and significantly spookier tours are at night. For more on ticket sales and exact times, check out http://www.oldtownhaunt.com/rates.html
Spooky Interactive Storytelling
Pasadena Public Library (various locations), Oct. 24, 25, 27, 29-31, various times
The Pasadena Public Library is sponsoring special performances by the Flights of Fantasy Story Theatre, which blends folk tales, fables and rhymes into a frothy brew this Hallows Eve.
Madison Halloween Carnival With Armory Center for the Arts
Madison Elementary School (515 Ashtabula St.), Friday, Oct. 26, 5-8 p.m.
Kids of all ages are welcome for a night of food, games, entertainment, a haunted house and a costume parade where they can show off their costumes. Armory Community art workshops will take place for kids of all ages.
Porticos Art Space (2033 East Washington Boulevard), Oct. 26-27 at 8 p.m., Oct. 28 at 4 p.m.
A large cast and live orchestra bring this tale of a gruesome barber to life. Find out more in this Patch article.
Pumpkin Decorating at One Colorado
24 East Union Street, Oct. 27, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Kids can decorate a pumpkin that is provided and take it home just in time for Halloween.
MakeSpace ARTS Childrens Halloween Party
2797 East Foothill Boulevard #100, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Make slime with the Silly Scientist, create arts and crafts and wear a costume and get a goody bag! Space is limited so RSVP at www.makespacearts.com.
Kidspace Children’s Museum Annual Pumpkin Festival
Brookside Park (360 North Arroyo Avenue), Oct. 27-28, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
This free festival drew more than 20,000 people last year. This year includes live musical performances, crafts, and a photo op at the pumpkin patch. You can buy tickets for pony rides, bounce houses, carnival games, food and more. Find out more here.
Spooktacular Fall Festival
Victory Park (Sierra Madre Boulevard and Paloma Street) Oct. 31, 5-8:30 p.m.
Toddlers to adults can take part in costume contests, enjoy a giant slide, face painting, games, arts and crafts, pumpkin decorating, sticky wall, haunted house and a train ride around the park. Admission is free but attractions are extra. Find out more in this Patch article.
Trick or Treating and Photos in Old Town
24 East Union Street Oct. 31, 5-8 p.m.
Dress up your brood and bring them to trick-or-treat in Old Town on Halloween night from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Once the kids have collected their loot, they can pose for a free family portrait with One Colorado’s photographer and take the photo home.
And don’t forget your pets! Halloween can be fun for people but particularly scary for our furry friends, so check out these Halloween safety tips for pets from the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.
How are you celebrating Halloween? Tell us in the comments.