Southern California begins to shine as fall starts in the rest of the country. Warm, sunshine laden days draw visitors from afar to this area. It is not just the weather, however! There are several events in the area that are sure to make October a special time in Southern California.


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The Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival The smooth sounds of jazz will fill the cooler (but still warm) autumn air as this festival gets going in October. This ten-day jazz festival is the perfect vacation destination for those that love good music and good weather all in one place. If you cannot make the entire thing, join for a weekend or even a day of enjoying the sights and sounds of the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival. An event like this showcases why Southern California is the place to be in October.  

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Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade

Is there anything cuter than a dog in a costume? I cannot speak for the dogs, but people sure do love an animal dressed up in cute Halloween garb. You can get your fill of adorable dogs all in one place – in Southern California, of course. The parade at Marina Vista Park is sure to impress as dogs of all kinds will sport costumes of all kinds.

This event does not just stop at the dressed-up doggies, as kids and adults will parade in costume as well. Vendors will be featured along with the opportunity to adopt your own pet to dress up next season! The Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade is a day full of fun capped by the parade of a lifetime. Only to be seen in sunny Southern California!


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The Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair

With warm autumn temperatures, the outdoor fair season is extended in Southern California. The Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair features food, beer and wine, games, music, and almost anything else you could imagine goes on at a festival. Art will be showcased and on sale. This event is a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy beautiful Southern California in the beginning of October.

October does not have to mean just haunted houses and trick-or-treat events! There are many ways to enjoy the great fall weather in Southern California and these October events are sure to keep you entertained.