Historical Dance & Events

Historical Halloween Dances and Traditional Autumn Costume Events

Looking for a slower, more elegant autumn celebration? Just look back into history.

If you want to go out dancing in Los Angeles this Halloween season, there’s a lot more out there that modern dance clubs or hot Halloween parties. The events listed here give you a chance to slow down in a more intimate environment… and let you step back into history.

Do you want to waltz? Do the Lindy? Try this section for costumed fun.

Please pay attention to the costume requirements here, especially for the dances.

Autumn Historical Costume Dances & Balls

Looking for a full dance calendar for historic events? Check out Mass Historia’s calendar: http://www.walternelson.com/dr/event/     More dances listed there.

Cicada Club Halloween Costume Parties

Dean Mora Orchestra Vintage Halloween Party

Inormation updated for 2016 Dine and dance to the finest Latin and Swing tunes of the 1940s and ’50s as Dean Mora and his haunted musicians take you on a ghostly musical journey back in time to the lost days of Hollywood’s most famous nightclubs of the past including The Coconut Grove, The Mocambo, Ciros and more.

  • Info: http://www.cicadaclub.com or event details. Dinner Reservations at 213-488-9488
    • Monday, October 31, 2016
    • Cicada Restaurant
      • 617 S. Olive St., Los Angeles (downtown between 6th and 7th)
      • Doors open at 7pm, showtime 8:30 pm.  See site for detailed schedule
    • Tickets : pre-sale discount $25 for the nightclub party only/ $40 on site if available, $49 dinner special, if available for party only. (Reserve dinner separately, if wish)
    • Dress code in effect: Suggests your best evening attire or vintages.  Ghastly, creepy or spooky fin fashions from the 1930s or 1940s.
    • 21+

Note: there is dining and dancing most Sunday evenings. See their website for their schedule and to make reservations for dinner. You may also go just for the dancing.

More Autumn Parties and Vintage Dance from The Cicada Restaurant

  • General Club Info: http://www.cicadaclub.com  /  Dinner Reservations at 213-488-9488
  • Cicada Restaurant
    • 617 S. Olive St., Los Angeles (downtown between 6th and 7th)
    • Doors open at 7pm, showtime 8:30 see site for detailed schedule
  • Tickets: See show list for ticket prices for shows.  Some shows have dinner specials.  This is separate.  Dinner not required for show.  (Reserve dinner separately, if wish.  Not included.)
  • Dress code in effect: Suggests your best evening attire or vintages.  Coat and tie for men.  Evening wear for women.
  • 21 +

Richard Halpern’s Hollywood Cavalcade

Inormation updated for 2016 Dance to the Big Band music of Richard Halpern’s Hollywood Cavalcade while you dine at the award winning Cicada restaurant. Take a ghostly trip back in time to the lost days of Hollywood nightclubs.   Haunted Hollywood Cavalcade featuring novelty dance music from the 1920s and 1930s.  RICHARD HALPERN “Mr. Tin Pan Alley” croons and belts his way through the songbooks of the Jazz Age and beyond.

  • Info: Event Info

    • Sunday, September18, 2016 EarlyBird
    • Sunday, November 13, 2016
      • Doors open at 7pm, showtime 8.  See site for detailed schedule
    • Event Tickets : pre-sale discount $20 for the nightclub party only/ $25 on site if available, $49 dinner special, if available for party only. (Reserve dinner separately, if wish)

Phil Crosby’s Golden Age All Stars

Inormation updated for 2016 Dine and dance to Mr. Crosby’s wonderful cabaret show honoring is grandfather Bing Crosby.

  • Info: Event Info

    • Friday, September 30, 2016 EarlyBird

      • Doors open at 7pm, showtime 9.  See site for detailed schedule
    • Event Tickets : pre-sale $30  for the nightclub party only/ $30 on site, if available, $59 dinner special, if available for party only. (Reserve dinner separately, if wish)

Johnny Holiday Show

Inormation updated for 2016 A special night of dining and dancing.  Live music and a vintage show.  Dance to an evening of big band music of the Johnny Holiday eleven piece dance orchestra.   Features an tribute to Bing Crosby by his great-nephew, Johnny Holiday.  The program will be styled after Bing’s radio programs and the “Holiday Palace” television show.  The emphasis is on music, variety, and surprises.

  • Info: Event Info

    • Friday, October 14, 2016 EarlyBird

      • Doors open at 7pm, showtime 9.  See site for detailed schedule
    • Event Tickets : pre-sale discount $25 for the nightclub party only/ $30 on site if available, $59 dinner special, if available for party only. (Reserve dinner separately, if wish)

Lizzy and the Triggermen

Inormation updated for 2016 A special night of dining and dancing from the prohibition era. Hot Ten-piece prohibition era Jazz band.  Capture the feeling of the early Jazz years.

The idea of the band is to evoke the raucous, fun, sexy, illicit energy of early jazz shows – but with a modern spin.  In addition to resurrecting great old songs that have been lost to history, we also play jazz versions of new pop songs – from The Strokes to Britney Spears.  Our shows are whole extravaganzas. In addition to the band, each show has incredible guest performers: from insane tap dancers  to world-class swing dancers to bold and fierce modern dancers.

  • Info: Event Info    or more band detail at http://www.lizzyandthetriggermen.com/
    • Friday, November 18, 2016

      • Doors open at 7pm, showtime 9.  See site for detailed schedule
    • Event Tickets : pre-sale discount $25 for the nightclub party only/ $30 on site if available, $59 dinner special, if available for party only. (Reserve dinner separately, if wish)

Note: there is dining and dancing most Sunday evenings. See their website for their schedule and to make reservations for dinner. You may also go just for the dancing.

Playford-to-Present – Annual Southern California English Country Dance Ball

Inormation updated for 2016 The ball is geared towards experienced English Country dancers; there will be no teaching at the ball. Most dances will be briefed with a walk-through and lightly prompted. Some advanced dances will not be briefed or prompted. It is assumed that all dancers are either knowledgeable with these particular dances or are experienced enough to pick up patterns on just one walk through. Several of the dances have complex figures that will require familiarity before the day of the ball even for very experienced dancers.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., at 7:00 p.m. dancing begins with two breaks during the evening with light refreshments.

Ball Practice and Style Workshops will be held in advance. These are listed on the event page.

Ball attire is “Festive/Formal,” and is not period-specific. The dances span the years 1651 – 2010, and the attire in the hall will likely do the same. Guests will be dressed in everything from Medieval to Regency, Victorian to Jazz Age, and many (possibly even most) will be in modern formals. The degree of elaborateness of the clothing will also vary considerably, some guests will have very ornate costumes, others will be dressed very simply. Most will be dressed elegant/formal, some will be in fanciful costumes.

“English Country” Tea Dance & Social – Pasadena

Inormation updated for 2016 The Victorian Tea & Dance Social is a series of monthly gatherings where lovers and admirers of Victorian-era dance can learn, practice, and socialize in a casual setting. Absolute beginners through advanced dancers are welcome. No partner needed.

Every month’s Victorian Dance Social will feature instruction in the group and couples dances of the period. Recorded music will be supplied. During the interval, dancers are invited to partake of tea and comestibles while enjoying a brief talk on subjects of interest to the Victorian dancer.Our event is at the lovely Scottish Rite Cathedral in Pasadena which features a large wooden floor, air conditioning,
and plenty of room for all!

You need not wear a costume to participate. Daywear of the Victorian era is welcome, as is other historical or fanciful dress. While there is no dress code, erring on the side of niceness will contribute to the charm of the afternoon. Please be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Both rubber-soled and high-heel shoes will impede your movement. We recommend you do not wear them.

Danse Macabre Victorian Masked Ball – Riverside

Inormation updated for 2016  Don your mask and your finest grim attire for the Danse Macabre Victorian Masked Ball.  You will have your chance to dance the night away on a cool, smooth, sarcophagus-gray cement dance floor with a menagerie of nameless, faceless partners.  Whether you waltz, polka, or line up for one of the group dances, you won’t know who or what you’ve been trotting around with until the Grand Unmasking at Midnight.

Join our Parade of Horribles for the costume judging or dally on the fog-shrouded patio for some anonymous chit-chat with a mysterious stranger.  Come as you aren’t.  (From the folks who bring you the Riverside Dickens Festival.)

Orange County English Country Dance

Inormation updated for 2016 We dance every 3rd Saturday of the month.  LIVE MUSIC at every dance.

Beginners always welcome.  You can pre-register for our dance classes which are part of the Anaheim Parks and Recreation Department by going to this link: https://ezrecconnect.anaheim.net/ezrecconnect/Start/Start.asp . Click on “classes” then “dance” and then find “English Country Dance.”

  • Info: http://www.ocecd.sdecd.org/
    • Saturday, October 15, 2016  Early Open
    • Saturday, October 29, 2016
    • Saturday, November 19, 2016
      • 4.30 to 7.30pm
    • The Anaheim Downtown Community Center
      • (Located in Anaheim between freeways I-5, 57 and 91)
      • 250 E. Center Street, Anaheim
    • Admission is $10 per person at the door.


Living History with a Halloween Flair

Cemetery Tours and Museums

Grave Expectations – Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Inormation updated for 2016 The stars are waiting for you on this tour of one of Old Hollywood’s most sought after “afterworld” addresses. This gorgeous old site is the final resting place for a pantheon of performers, including Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, Barbara LaMarr, C.B. De Mille,—and other high-flying Angelenos—and as the elegant (and eclectic) collection of monuments and mausoleums attest, our forefathers died as stylishly as they lived. Tour and tales!

  • Info: http://www.cemeterytour.com/or 818-517-5988 or info@cemeterytour.com
    • Hollywood Forever Cemetery,
      • 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard (East of Gower), Hollywood
    • Tours September, most Saturdays; October most Saturdays and Sundays; and some Nov days, 2016
    • *Tour dates can be subject to change, so check back or call 818-517-5988 to confirm. All tours begin at the flower shop by the entrance. Parking is available on the grounds.
    • $15, tour 2 hours. $1 to book online.  Check if RSVP required
      • Wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen
      • Please contact for large groups or private tours.
      • Reservations suggested, available on line
    • Hidden Hollywood & Jewish Heritage Tour are available by request for groups.
    • Weekday tours available for groups. More dates though the year.

Heritage Square Museum Halloween Events

Inormation updated for 2016 Enjoy the creepy happenings of Halloween at Heritage Square Museum. Learn all about death and mourning etiquette during the Victorian era and participate in a funeral inside one of our historic homes. Find out about the movement of Spiritualism; what it was, who followed it and why, and perhaps have your future foretold by a fortune teller. See how other cultures celebrate and remember their loved. Finally, discover how even the intricate details of clothing played a role how Victorians showed their loss of a loved one, what hair jewelry is, and much more.

Heritage Square Museum

Halloween and Mourning Movie Night Early Open

  • Info: Event Details 
    • Saturday, October 15, 2016, starting at 7:30 p.m.
    • tickets  $10, free for museum members

Come join us at the Square as we screen a classic scary movie on Saturday, October 18. Gates will open at 7 p.m. and the movie will begin at 7:30 p.m. Guests are invited to bring their chairs, blankets, and a picnic and enjoy a night watching a spooky movie under the stars.   Please check on their events page for updates on the film.

Annual Halloween & Mourning Tours  Early Open

Heritage Square’s Annual Halloween & Mourning Tours will return to the museum on Saturday and Sunday, October 26 and 27, Noon to 4 p.m. Learn all about death and mourning etiquette during the Victorian era, the movement of Spiritualism, and how other cultures celebrate and remember their loved ones. The program is more family friendly on Sunday (only), as children ages 2 to 12 may come play period games, make 19th century harvest crafts, and listen to spooky stories. $20 for Adults, $10 for Seniors over 65, $7 for Children 6 to 12 years. Free for Children under 6.

Grier Musser Museum Halloween Haunted House Tour

Inormation updated for 2016 The Grier Musser Museum is a turn-of-the century historic Queen Anne house which displays fascinating antique collections admit it’s stunning architecture. Join them for a piece of haunted history. Located near downtown Los Angeles and close to the new Red Line Subway Station.

This year’s exhibit (September 14 – October 31, 2016) is Dorothy in Oz: “a collection of Halloween memorabilia that is displayed during the month., such as, old pumpkins, ghost and goblins. The museum has a collection of Halloween pop-up books of old witches and scary monsters that seem to pop out at you. Also on display is our collection of Wizard of Oz memorabilia.”

  • Info: http://griermussermuseum.org/ or 213-413-1814 Event Details
    • Sunday, October 23, 2016   EarlyBird

      • 1 – 4 pm, Tours at 1 and 2:30
    • Grier Musser Museum
      • 403 South Bonnie Brae Street, LA
    • Tickets $12 adult / $6 kids
    • Reservation required

 

Beyond the Grave Tour – Homestead Museum

Inormation updated for 2016 American attitudes toward death and memorization changed dramatically from the 1840s through the 1920s. Learn about these changes as experienced by the Workman and Temple families as you tour the historic site, and be prepared to meet a few special guests along the way!  Light refreshments.   Space on each tour is limited and advance purchase is highly recommended.

  • Info:   http://www.homesteadmuseum.org    or 626-968-8492  or Event Detail
    • Sunday, October 23, 2016 EarlyBird
      • Tour times: Every hour, 1-4pm
    • Homestead Museum
      • 15415 East Don Julian Road, City of Industry
    • Tickets: $6 adults / $4 students and seniors, reservations recommended
    • Recommended for ages 9+
    • This tour can accommodate visitors with limited mobility.

Also see:

CURIOUS CASES:  Exploring Law and Order in Early Los Angeles:

Die Damned Quick: The Lynching at Workman Mill, 1874

  • Event DetailSunday, October 16, 2016.  Free lecture, reservations required

Long Beach Historical Cemetery Tour

Inormation updated for 2016 Guided tour, history and interesting stories of the cemetery and the area, and individuals who helped shape the city’s political past, others are ordinary people whose tales remind us that rich or poor, famed or barely remembered, everyone has a story to tell. Period costumes worn by all the performers further heighten the experience with an aura of authenticity. Many guests get so involved in the presentation that they forget that it’s an actor telling the story and ask “what was it like to live here in 1920?” The tour is appropriate for families and all ages. There is nothing scary about the presentations or the location.

  • Info: http://hslb.org/historical-cemetery-tour (562)424-2220
    • Saturday, October 29, 2016, 9am – n00n  EarlyBird
      • Guided Tours depart on the hour, 9 to Noon
      • Performances run continually from 9am-2:30
    • Long Beach Municipal & Sunnyside Cemeteries
      • 1095 E. Willow Street, Long Beach
    • Tickets: $20 (HSLB members $15), 5-18 – $8, under 5 – $1
    • Much walking, wear comfortable shoes

Tales from the Victorian Crypt – Riverside

Inormation updated for 2016 Fundraiser for Dickensfest.  Featuring the tortured souls of several unrequited lovers. Come to the graveyard for an evening of Romance, Love, and Death — but not necessarily in that order.  Celebrates literacy, as well as the culture, during the 1800s.   Haunting since 2014.

Flashlight Tours at the Pioneer Cemetery – Sylmar

Atlas Obscura Society’s Flashlight Tour at Pioneer Cemetery

Inormation updated for 2016 Join Curbed and KCET’s Hadley Meares as we explore the second oldest cemetery in San Fernando Valley by flashlight.

Active between 1874 and 1939, the history of Pioneer Memorial Cemetery has more plot twists than a movie by M. Night Shyamalan. During this adventure, we’ll recount some of the mysteries – and some of the discoveries – as we stroll the grounds of this heavily vandalized, historic graveyard. There will be tales of all night ghost investigations, missing gravestones that made their way back, and pets chucked over the fence in a case of mistaken graveyard identity. Included will be findings of a ground-penetrating radar survey to find lost graves, updates on research about the cemetery’s resident citizens, and stories about the San Fernando Valley Historical Society’s ongoing preservation and restoration efforts to save the 140-year-old cemetery from further decline.

  • Info: http://www.sfvhs.com/or    Event Detail
    • Saturday, October 15, 2016, 7pm
    • San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery
      • 14451 Bledsoe St., Sylmar
    • See their webpage for more events.
    • Bring your own flashlight.
    • Please wear proper walking shoes and remember that it will be dark for most of the tour (there are red ants on the premises, so sandals are not advisable).

Also More Halloween Fun at Pioneer Cemetery

Inormation updated for 2016 Special Halloween-themed movie screening of the 1968 classic “Night of the Living Dead” combined with an after-dark tour of Pioneer Cemetery will be offered for one night only.  There will be screenings at 7m then a flashlight tour of the cemetery.  A second movie showing & then midnight tour will begin at 10 p.m.  This second premium VIP experience will include a real ghosthunt and special door prizes.

Please bring your own flashlight, blanket or chair (recommended). Refreshments will be available for purchase. Cash only. Street parking. Movie may not be suitable for young children. All proceeds will go toward planting more trees in the old graveyard. For more information, please leave a message at .

  • Info: http://www.sfvhs.com/  or 818-970-1286
    • Saturday, October 29, 2016
    • San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery
      • 14451 Bledsoe St., Sylmar
      • Limited street parking
    • Donation for movie and the tour afterwards
      • 7pm:  $10 per person ($5 if you wear a zombie costume)
      • 10pm: VIP $20 ($15 if you wear a zombie costume)
    • Bring your own flashlight, chair, blanket.  Close toed shoes recommended.

Haunted History – Los Encinos State Historic Park

Inormation updated for 2016 Los Encinos State Historic Park in Encino will host a program of organized family activities including:  BYOP pumpkin carving (Bring  your own Pumpkin),  Spooky cartoons and shorts, Twilight Tours, Haunted Harvest Games, and more.  Unliving History.

Pack a picnic and stay the day–admission is free. Old West attire is encouraged (no weapons please).

  • Info: http://los-encinos.org/or
    • Sunday, October 30, 2016 Early Open
      • Organized program begins at 3 pm
    • Los Encinos State Historic Park
      • 16756 Moorpark St., Encino
    • Free
    • Come in costume if you like. Why not make it historic?

Stagecoach Inn Fall Festival

??? Shiver at the Haunting of the Old Grand Union Hotel. Haunt the Stagecoach Inn Museum (formerly the Grand Union Hotel) in Newbury Park (near Thousand Oaks). Hallowe’en is a natural for this old hotel on the original stage route from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles.

Activities include crafts and games for kids, storytelling, cupcake walk, pan for gold. Free cider and cookies.

  • Info: http://www.stagecoachmuseum.org/ or (805) 498-9441
    • Saturday, October 31, 2015, 1-4   Early Open
    • Conejo Valley Historical Society and the Stagecoach Inn Museum
      • 51 S Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park, just off the 101 freeway, Ventu Park Road.
    • $5 adults, Seniors and Student, $4, $2 kids

Costumes not required but if you feel the urge to dress in the time frame of around 1880 it’ll be all the merrier!


More Historic Costume Events for the Fall

Escondido Renaissance Faire – Shakespeare in the Park

Inormation updated for 2016 Visit with the inhabitants of the “Village of Falconbridge” and view scenes of one of San Diego’s most beautiful Parks. The age of chivalry will be recreated among the wonders of nature in this idealic setting. Travel back to a distant place in time to share memories and the glories of the reign of Elizabeth the First.

  • Info:   http://www.oldetymeproductions.com/ or  (805) 496-6036
    • October 29-30 & November 5-6, 2016, 10 am- 6 pm 
    • Felicita County Park, Lake Escondido, 25 miles ne of San Diego
    • Tickets: $18, kids under 12 $8, free for ages 4 and under, Weekend passes, and more pricing info on site

 

Wild West Weekend! – Underwood Family Farms Harvest Festival (Moorpark / Newbury Park)

Inormation updated for 2016 The Ventura county farm opens up every October for a Harvest Festival. Acres of pumpkins and other fall vegetables, plus lots of entertainment, themed by weekend. Craft fair and a country store.

  • October 22 – 23, 2016: Wild West Weekend! Stunt ropers, a flea circus, music, magic and much more! Early Open
    • See site for more themes 

The Gunfight Behind the Jersey Lilly

Inormation updated for 2016 12 stages of Cowboy Action Shooting side matches ~ Top Gun and Sweet 16 Shoot Off ~ our traditional Thursday Night Punkin’ Bowling Black Powder Night Shoot and Friday Night Poker Tournament ~ Saturday night dance. Cowboy church Sunday morning.

The California State Championship. A whole Cowboy Town with lots of vendors, plenty of food and on-site camping!

Great Western War – Society of Creative Anachronism

Inormation updated for 2016 Go to war medieval style! Also classes, performances, lots of shopping, evening parties. Enjoy yourself in a simpler time.

  • Info: http://www.caid-gww.org/
    • October 5-10, 2016 Early Open
    • Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area, 13601 Ironbark Rd, Taft, (near Bakersfield)
    • Costume required. Medieval through 1600s

There are more costume & dance events scheduled for October. Check http://walternelson.com/dr/for many more ideas throughout the year.


Pirates!

Pirate Day – September 19 – a tad early, but Costumes!

International Talk like a Pirate Day

September 19. Check various group calendars for the extra planned silliness

Buccaneer Days

Inormation updated for 2016Aargh, mateys! Come celebrate our Annual Buccaneer’s Weekend. Don your best pirate attire and set sail for Two Harbors for a weekend of treasure hunts, costume contests, great food, live music, and a lot of fun.  Attendees are invited to don their best pirate costume and set sail . The cover charge provides access to four days of swashbuckling fun.

This year’s event will feature more entertainment than ever before with  live bands on all four days and DJs spinning hits late into the night. The Pirate Village will encompass the Harbor Reef Restaurant deck and the plaza below, with multiple satellite bars, treasure hunts and costume contests to provide fun for everyone.

 Pirate Festival

Inormation updated for 2016 Every year Shoreline Village at Rainbow Harbor is taken over by dozens of pirates turning the waterfront into a swashbuckling adventure enjoyed by all. Guests young and old are encouraged to come dressed in their best pirate garb and join in the fun.

American Pride Tall Ship’s crew will be dressed as pirates and offering onboard tours. The Tole Mour Tall Ship will have displays and information.
At Shoreline Village, this year’s antics include swordfights, dagger throwing, bull whip artistry, fire manipulation, plays, pirate bands, magicians and much more. There will be costume contests for all age groups and plenty of photo ops with your favorite pirates, including Capt. Hook, Capt. Jack Sparrow and Davey Jones look-a-likes.

The kids will have a blast at The Aquarium of the Pacific with pirate-themed activities including a giant inflatable pirate ship slide, pirate band and a children’s craft table.

  • Info: http://www.shorelinevillage.com/ or Event Detail
    • Saturday- Sunday, September 24-25, 2016 — 1-7pm Early Open
    • Shoreline Village at Rainbow Harbor and the Aquarium of the Pacific
      • 401-435 Shoreline Village Dr, Long Beach

 

Looking for more Historic events throughout the year??? Check out the Vintage Dance and History Calendar.


Da Graveyard….

Stuff that we can’t get current info on, or has been canceled…

 

Southern California Autumn Ball

??? Your subscription includes dance lessons at 10 a.m. (beginners) and 2 p.m. (intermediates), by our Choreographer John Hertz; a full tea with lecture; and dancing from half past 7, with buffet supper at half past 9. It is a well-provided day, and has long been a pleasant and applauded affair.

  • Info: http://www.regencyfriends.org or Event Link
    • Saturday, October 19, 2013 
    • Masonic Scottish Rite Cathedral
      • 150 N. Madison Ave., Pasadena
    • Ball subscriptions $30 until October 14th 2013 , then $35
      • Box lunch subscriptions, $20, must be received by October 16th
    • Period costume of about the year 1800 is welcome but not required.

Huntington Library Halloween

After-School Adventure: Huntington Chamber of Horrors

What creepy carnivores inhabit the Huntington? On the eve of Halloween, Jim Folsom, director of the Botanical Gardens, turns into a mad scientist and conjures up some weirdly wonderful predatory plants. Join him if you dare! Ages 5 and up. Fee includes one accompanying adult.

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2013 – 3:30- 5::00 pm 
  • Members: $10. Non-Members: $15
  • Registration: 626-405-2128
  • The Huntington Library
    • 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino

 The Blackguard’s Banquet

The Curious Collections of Baker Street / The Los Angles Sherlock Holmes Society are in their twenty-second year of Sherlockian events!

A Blackguards’ Banquet – Carnival of Crime.  We are pulling out all the stops to bring you a night of villians and villainy, games and fun!!

Participants are encouraged to wear their vintage finery.   No swords, edged weapons or firearms of any kind will be permitted. If you are in costume, please remember you will be moving around and doing a fair amount of walking.

Haunted Orange County Paranormal Ghost Hunt

For 40 years, people have claimed to hear, see and feel all manner of mysterious happenings at Heritage Square Museum. Whether it is the nature of the Victorian architecture, the historic furnishings and paintings on display or something all-together different, “ghost sightings” have occurred at the museum since its inception. Haunted Orange County ventures into Haunted LA County as they once again investigate the museum.

Join Haunted Orange County for a special paranormal ghost hunt at Heritage Square Museum on Saturday, Please check the events page for updated information.

    • Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer St., Los Angeles
    • Saturday, October 12, 2013    Now held in the summer
    •  7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. VIP meet and greet, refreshments
    •  8:oop.m. – 1:00 a.m.  VIP and general admission
    • Tickets are $75 general admission and $100 VIP admission

Marching Through History Military Exposition

MTHE is a family-oriented, educational atmosphere, celebrating the history of those who have defended their civilizations throughout history. Visitors are invited to walk through the camps of the participants. See historic memorabilia, living history presentation, period battles and demonstrations, historic vehicles and equipment.

MTHE is the largest time-line living history event west of the Mississippi River. They have nearly one-thousand historical interpretive specialists representing many different aspects of world history from Ancient Rome, to Elizabethan England, to Colonial America and beyond. Their timeline starts with the beginning of the civilized world and marches its way through history to the current conflicts.

  • Info: http://www.marchingthruhistory.com/
    • October 5-14, 2012, 9:30-5:30, Early Open
      • Main pass-in-review parade at noon. See site for full event list
    • Prado Regional Park
      • 16700 Euclid Ave, Chino
    • $7 per vehicle to enter the park