What to know
- Knott’s Scary Farm opens in Buena Park on September 16, 2021
- The spectacular maze will haunt selected nights until October 31st
- Special offers such as Fright & Fast Lane and Boo-fat are available
Knott’s Scary Farm opens: Golden State has a number of notable ghost towns, but one ghost town stands frighteningly high in many Californians’ Halloween-centered imagination: It’s the picturesque destination on Knott’s Berry Farm. And you can bet that when the Buena Park-based theme park’s annual horror-stravaganza returns, Ghost Town ghouls will also be back in awe-inspiring power. The new maze for ’21? Prepare to travel back to the “Goreing 20s” if you dare. Knott’s Scary Farm will run on select nights through Halloween, scary searching by SoCal.
Hola Mexico Film Festival: This exuberant celebration of the best of modern Mexican cinema as well as the time-tested works that have become classics became virtual in 2020, but the acclaimed party returns with personal screenings from 17-25. September 2021. “Perdida” opens the festival on September 17 at La Plaza de Cultura y Arte, and more movies will follow at Regal Cinemas on LA Live. And the final night movie, September 25th? It’s the hilarious “Chilangolandia.” See the entire network of documentaries, features and questions and answers on the Hola Mexico website now.
Wiggle Waggle Walk: How does your puppy ask for a walk? Is he hanging by the door? Nose your ankle? Paw your knee? Find his cutest string at once and trot to the Rose Bowl, where the Wiggle Waggle Walk, Pasadena Humane’s annual Fido fun fundraiser, will take place. The date is September 19th. You can participate as an individual and you bet that your scruffer is invited to talk by your side. Do you prefer to participate in the collection virtually by wiggling and wagging in your own neighborhood? There is also an opportunity for that. No matter how you sign up, you need to know that your registration fee will help dogs and animals in many different ways, including food and daily care.
Natdyk: Do you take the cool jump and actually take a night dive in oceanic surroundings? Documentaries sometimes bother in the Pacific after sunset, and so do thrill-seeking filmmakers. But the Night Dive, set to take place on September 17 in Long Beach, takes place at terra firma, though guests will be surrounded by thousands of real fishies. For this Night Dive is an after-hours event in the Aquarium of the Pacific, one created for adults that includes live music, DJ tunes, food trucks and all sorts of spectacular opportunities to stroll by lighted tanks full of jellies, crabs, turtles and other inhabitants in the depths. Get your tickets in advance for this lovely country lark lark.
Pumpkin patch time: October is still about half a month away, but you can bet that some of the most patch-tastic places around Southern California are preparing for a gourd-loving run. Two longtime local favorites open their pumpkin patches during the third weekend in September, with the Irvine Park Railroad welcoming gourd-seeking guests beginning Sept. 18 (you will go to Orange) and Tanaka Farms greeting pumpkin-loving people at 18. also (do to Irvine). There are lively activities created for children in both places, with plenty of fresh air to move around, hike, soak in the soft sunshine and admire these oh so beautiful fruits in the fall.