Marina Spooktacular

Halloween Events in Los Angeles

Spooktacular 2018 flier

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Marina Spooktacular is a Halloween party on the harbor, featuring L.A.’s only haunted pirate ships. There’s fun and scares for all ages, but the frights intensify as night falls over Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey during this two-day festival. Free admission.

 

Oct. 27
3–4 p.m.

Ballet Folklorico Ollin - Mexican folk dance

Experience the culture of Mexico through the songs of Veracruz with Ballet Folklorico Ollin. In this participatory dance JAM presented by the Ford Theatre Foundation, participants stomp and step their way through the rhythms that come from this eastern Mexican state. The event ends with a fandango celebrating the entire community. Participants will perform on tarimas (wooden dance platforms) – so wear shoes you can make some noise in!

Oct. 27 & 28
1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.

Graveyard Treasure Hunt

An immersive, interactive, walk-through graveyard with spooky gates, scary props, and ghoulish tombstones. Special treasure scavenger hunts scheduled each day at 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.

Oct. 27 & 28
2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Magic Shows

A magician will roam the park, performing tricks and illusions to watch up close. Plus, staged magic shows are offered both days at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 28
12–1 p.m.

Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc - dances of the Aztec people

Experience the splendor of the Aztec people with San Fernando’s Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc. In this participatory dance JAM presented by the Ford Theatre Foundation, participants create rhythms and beats with fellow drummers and explore the music, choreography, and poetry of this ancient Mesoamerican culture.

Get Your Face Painted

Whether your style is a kitty cat or a spooky spider, stop by the face-painting station and get prepped for the day.

Learn a Cultural Dance

Presented in partnership with the Ford Theatre Foundation, participatory Dance JAMs teach the history and basic moves of various dance styles from around the world.

Enter the Photo Contest

Take a creative photo on the festival grounds and upload to social media with #mdrhalloween. The best photo will win a Marina del Rey swag bag with a dining gift card to Tony P’s Dockside Grill! The winner will be notified via DM during the week of October 29.

How to Get
a Wristband

Admission is FREE, however, liability waivers are required for all attendees (all ages) who want to participate in activities. You will exchange the signed waiver for a free wristband at the event registration table, located at the park entrance.

Sign the waiver by registering at Marina Spooktacular’s Eventbrite page. If you prefer, click here to download & print the Liability Waiver Form and bring it with you to the park. Completing the waiver form ahead of time will expedite entrance into the event.

GETTING HERE

LOCATION

Marina del Rey is located on the Los Angeles coast, 4 miles south of Santa Monica. From Interstate 405, connect to westbound Highway 90, which terminates in Marina del Rey. Make a left onto Mindanao Way and follow it to the end at Burton Chace Park. 13650 Mindanao Way.

PUBLIC PARKING LOTS

The Marina has 12 public parking lots. Click here for a map. The lots closest to Burton Chace Park are:
LOT 77, 13560 MINDANAO WAY - 70 SPACES
$0.25 per 10 minutes | Max. $8
LOT 4, 13500 MINDANAO WAY - 152 SPACES
$0.25 per 10 minutes | Max. $8
LOT 5, 4545 ADMIRALTY WAY - 222 SPACES
$0.25 per 10 minutes | Max. $5
LOT 2, 13477 FIJI WAY - 232 SPACES
$10 per regular vehicle; $13 with trailer
LOT 1/FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE, 13723 FIJI WAY - 501 SPACES
$1 per 20 minutes | Max. $15

THE FREE RIDE

The Free Ride provides complimentary on-demand transportation around the Marina daily from noon to 9 p.m. If you see one of the Free Ride cars, just wave down the driver and hop in. Or, text your pick-up location, destination, and passenger count in advance to 323-435-5000 (no calls, please). The usual 10-15 minute wait for your driver's arrival may be longer at high-traffic events. Gratuity for your driver is appreciated but not required. Passengers must be able to use a standard vehicle seat belt. Click here for a flyer with a map of the service area.

BEACH SHUTTLE

The Beach Shuttle offers free transportation on weekends and holidays on a set loop between Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, and the Venice Pier. Click here for a map.

UBER/LYFT

Call your rideshare driver to a location away from heavy traffic flow. We recommend finding a safe meeting place with a visible landmark, such as a gas station or restaurant, and do not attempt pickups and drop-offs along the street. This event does not have a designated rideshare zone, but quick drop-offs/pickups are allowed at the park entrance (no waiting vehicles allowed).