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Huntington Beach Halloween

Main Street Downtown October 31, 2017, 4-8 p.m.

Are you ready for Halloween? Huntington Beach offers its very beach version of the beloved holiday that is celebrated in California in a big way. Explore in this annual holiday in Huntington Beach!


STRAND ON 5TH STREET (and Walnut). Registration available on location during events.

  • 4 p.m. Costume Contest Registration for kids & pets at the Haunted Strand on 5th Street
  • 5 p.m. Kids Costume Contest at the Haunted Strand on 5th.
  • Ages: Infant-6 years; 7-12 years
  • Categories Scariest, Funniest, Cutest, Most Creative, Best Duo or Group
  • 6:30 p.m. Business Spooky Decor Award at Haunted Strand
  • 6:30 p.m. Canine Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest. Categories include Scariest, Funniest, Cutest, Most Creative, Best Duo or Group Costume Contest Entry.

Each year the downtown merchants are equipped with thousands of pounds of candy to hand out to trick or treaters who swarm the streets of Huntington Beach on Main between Pacific Coast Highway and Orange Ave. and on 5th Street running parallel to Main. The free event includes a family-friendly atmosphere with food vendors, bouncy houses, petting zoo, sometimes pony rides (depends on season) Halloween costume contest for children (and pets in recent years) and carved pumpkins either as an organized event (usually a pre-event by Longboard Pub) or as part of the celebration.

The Huntington Beach Fire Department usually parks a fire truck downtown for families to inspect, and you may sometimes see McGruff or Smoky the Bear handing out candy, too!

The restaurants and bars remain open during the event, with most hosting parties for the older crowd after the kids Halloween celebration rolls up between 8 and 9 p.m. If you've never been to this Halloween Spooktacular, go!

Downtown Huntington Beach
200 Main St.
Main & 5th, Olive & Walnut
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

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