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Come to Marina del Rey this Halloween and join in the Spooktacular activities. The Marina Spooktacular is a Halloween party on the harbor that features L.A.’s only haunted pirate ships. The event is perfect for all ages, with kiddie activities during the day, and frights as the sun goes down. Below, we break down everything you need to know about the event.


Dates, Times and Details


Marina Spooktacular is open 11 a.m.–9 p.m. October 27 and 28, 2018 at Burton Chase Park. Throughout the day enjoy pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, DJ music, pirate ship tours, food vendors, and more. Then as dusk falls on the Marina, the pirate ships tour become scarier, recommended for ages 13 and up!




Event Schedule


October 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm 

Ballet Folklorico Ollin - Mexican Folk Dance


Ballet Folklorico Ollin brings the culture of Mexico to Silicon Beach through the songs of Veracruz. Presented by the Ford Theatre Foundation, this interactive dance gives audience members the opportunity to join in and dance along to the rhythms that come from this eastern Mexican state. Participants will perform on tarimas (wooden dance platforms) – so wear shoes you can make some noise in!



October 27 & 28, 2018 @ 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm


Graveyard Treasure Hunt


With all of the pirate ships lining the marina, you know there has to be hidden treasure somewhere nearby! This special treasure scavenger hunt takes place in an immersive, interactive, walk-through graveyard with spooky gates, scary props, and ghoulish tombstones.




October 27 & 28, 2018 @ 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.


Magic Shows


Throughout Spooktacular, a magician will wander around, mystifying those who dare to participate with trick and illusions. The magician will also perform two staged shows each day at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.




October 28, 2018 @ 12:00pm


Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc - Dances of the Aztec People


Experience the charm of the Aztec people with San Fernando’s Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc. Like the Ballet Folklorico Ollin, Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc is presented by the Ford Theatre Foundation. The dance is interactive and allows participants to create rhythm and beats with fellow drummers and explore the music, choreography, and poetry of this ancient Mesoamerican culture.