Marina Spooktacular

Halloween Events in Los Angeles

 


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. Make sure to tag us: #mdrhalloween and #ilovemdr on your social media posts.

Oct. 26-27
All Day

L.A.'s only Haunted Pirate Ships

Step aboard these skeletal tall ships if you dare, for close-up encounters with haunting zombie pirates. Ongoing tours of the pirate ships will be less scary in the daytime, but haunted Zombie Pirates will surely fright those at night! Recommended for ages 13 and up (after the sun sets!). Fill out a Liability Waiver Form per person and get a wristband to board the ship (more info under "How to Get a Wristband" section).

Oct. 26
1PM-2:30PM; 3:30-5PM

JAM sesssions - dances

JAM Sessions provided by the Ford Theatre | Kalpulli Teotlalli Tepeyolotl – Aztec Dance

Oct. 27
1PM-2:30PM; 3:30-5PM

JAM sesssions - dances

JAM Sessions provided by the Ford Theatre | Ballet Folklorico Ollin – Mexican Folk Dance

Oct. 26-27
6PM - 9PM

Master Juggler

Jack Skellington roams the park, on & off stilts and showing-off astounding juggling tricks! And don’t miss the “glow-in-the-dark” juggling.

Oct. 26-27
11AM - 5PM

DIY Costume Booth

Make your own costumes! Hosted by Rediscover Center.

Oct. 26-27
All Day

Escape Rooms

Teams of up to 6 players are given 10 minutes to escape the room. Try Lavinia’s Den: The Trespasser’s Curse or Mr. MacGuffin’s Halloween Party. *Suggested Age is 10 & up.

Oct. 26-27
All Day

Haunted Blackout Maze of Terror

(Beware: High scare level!): For the true Halloween enthusiast who loves to experience the disorientation, scares, effects, and immersion of going through an intensely terrifying haunted blackout maze. For the patron who really loves Halloween and an authentic Haunt.

Oct. 26
Saturday
2PM and 5:30PM

Kids Magic Show

Staged magic show by Master of Magic & Illusion

Oct. 27
Sunday
2PM and 5PM

Kids Magic Show

Staged magic show by Master of Magic & Illusion

Oct. 26-27
7:30PM

Spooooktacular Halloween Stage Show

Watch “ The Hammer Smasher”, a one-of-a-kind routine where the magician must escape in time to save an item borrowed by an audience member. “The Ghost” will also perform a spooky yet hilarious mind reading routine. Then, be amazed by “The Head Chopper of Doom, a guillotine style effect using a volunteer!

Oct. 26–27
12PM - 5PM

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: 12 pm | 1 pm | 2 pm | 3 pm | 4 pm | 5 pm

Oct. 26–27
All Day

Other Fun Attractions

Pumpkin decorating, scare and fun-friendly actors, fun house obstacle course, live DJ, food trucks, free giveaways and more!

Face & Hand Halloween Creep Airbrush Stations

Face painted masks, designs, for kids and adults, with sheen and sparkles. A great selection of designs for all ages.

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. This year we have three categories: Best Ensemble; Best Kid Costumes (12 & under); and Best Pet Costumes! The winning photo of each category will win a Marina del Rey swag bag with a dining gift card to Tony P’s Dockside Grill! The winners will be notified via DM during the week of October 29.

How to Get
a Free Wristband

Free Admission! Just click here to RSVP and submit the required waiver form online, to expedite entrance into the event. 

NOTE: Any person (regardless of age) who wishes to board the pirate ship or participate in any of the rides/activities inside the park MUST sign and submit the following liability waiver form. You will receive a wristband at the event which gives you access to the pirate ship and other rides/activities.

If you prefer, you can download & print the Liability Waiver Form below for each person (regardless of age) who wishes to participate in any activity or rideCompleting the waiver form ahead of time will expedite entrance into the event.

  • Click here to download the Liability Waiver Form for Saturday, October 26, 2019 
  • Click here to download the Liability Waiver Form for Sunday, October 27, 2019

 

You may also fill out and sign the waiver when you arrive at Burton Chace Park on either day. Look for the LA County Beaches and Harbors booth and printed forms will be available for anyone who wishes to participate in any activity or ride (regardless of age). 

GETTING HERE

LOCATION

Marina del Rey is located on the Los Angeles coast, 4 miles north of LAX (Los Angeles International Airport). 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; $14 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).