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Top 5 Halloween Activities Near Riverside & San Bernardino County

Anna Stevenson

Anna is a proud member of The Stevenson Team. She has been passionate about real estate since her earliest years of growing up in California...

Anna is a proud member of The Stevenson Team. She has been passionate about real estate since her earliest years of growing up in California...

Oct 20 7 minutes read

Get Into the Halloween Spirit with Family-Friendly Activities Near Your Area

Riverside County was founded in 1893. It is comprised of about 2.5 million people. This makes it the 4th most populated county in California and the 10th most populated county in the United States. Top attractions include: Castle Park, Mission Inn Hotel, Riverside Metropolitan Museum, Riverside Art Museum, Van Buren Drive-In Theatre, Fox Performing Arts Center, California Citrus State Historic Park, UC Riverside Botanic Gardens, March Field Air Museum, and much more. 

San Bernardino County was founded in 1853. It is comprised of nearly 2.2 million people and covers an area of 20,105 square miles with Victorville being its largest city. Some of the best attractions it offers are: The First Original McDonald's Museum, Rim of the World Scenic Byway, Big Bear Lake, San Manuel Stadium, Lake Arrowhead, Snow Summit, Lollipop Park, Planes of Fame Museum, California Theatre of the Performing Arts, and many more.

It is clear that there are plenty of fun ways to stay busy and entertained in these areas. That is especially true during the Fall/Halloween season. Below is a list of upcoming Halloween events going on in both of these counties.

1.) Trick-Or-Treat Halloween Market Event in Ontario, CA

Date: Friday, October 28

Time: 5:00pm - 10:00pm PDT

Location: Rodeo X - 3430 E Ontario Ranch Rd., Ontario, CA 91761

Facts: Inviting all ghouls, ghosts, goblins, and witches! Join us for a special Trick-Or-Treat Halloween Market Event at Rodeo X to kick off the holiday season. You won't want to miss out on all of the yummy food, craft brews, live performances, music, face painting for the kiddos, and giant outdoor yard games. PLUS! Wear your best Halloween costume for a chance to win a prize.

Trick-or Treating will begin as soon as the market opens from 5:00pm - 9:30pm. There will be 50+ vendor booths to shop from. They will have anything from clothing to accessories, candles, crystals, clean skincare, hand crafted jewelry, kids toys, anime collectibles, custom crafts, art, home decor, and more! Live dance show, meet and greet, dance-a-longs, photo shoots, and more with MINNIE & MICKEY MOUSE @clubhousecharacters from 6:00pm -7:00pm. There will be (2) costume contests: one for children and one for adults. Winners for each will be announced between 7:30pm - 8:00pm.

* Admission and Parking is Free

2.) 31st Annual Ghost Walk in Riverside, CA

Date: Friday, October 21 & Saturday, October 22

Time: 6:00pm - 9:30pm PDT

Location: White Park - 3936 Chestnut Street, Riverside, CA 92501

Facts: The midway at White Park will rise with the magic of Halloween this October. Explore the forgotten CarnEVIL sideshow attractions and take a tour featuring multiple theatrical encounters with the mystical, mysterious, and freakish underbelly of Riverside, this event is sure to excite young and old alike. This year’s celebration will feature two walking tour options that wrap through Riverside’s oldest park, established in 1883. The five acre grounds feature massive trees, diverse foliage, and the unexpected. You never know what might creep up. Along the trail, patrons will be treated not only to the sounds and sites of Halloween, but to the crowd favorite Thriller dance production. The experience ends at the kids carnival and food court. You won’t dare want to miss the 31st annual Ghost Walk Riverside!

*Admission is $5-$21

3.) Annual Trunk or Treat in Grand Terrace, CA

Date: Monday, October 31

Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm PDT

Location: 22456 Barton Road, Grand Terrace, CA 92313

Facts: A walk through trick-or-treating opportunity with a car decorating contest and a spooky good time. Safe event for families wanting to enjoy the Halloween festivities. The parking lot is on the corner of Barton Rd. and Mt. Vernon Ave.

* Admission is Free

4.) Carnival of Darkness in Ontario, CA

Date: Friday, October 21 - Monday, October 31

Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm PDT

Location: 1 Mills Circle, Ontario, CA 91764

Facts: Purchasing a ticket to the Haunt grants you access to the neighboring pumpkin patch featuring a children's inflatable haunt, Halloween inflatables, 26 ft. rock wall, pumpkins, vendors, train ride, a hard structure haunt, local DJ's, costume contests, and more TBA!

 * Admission is $15

5.) Halloween Spooktacular in Montclair, CA

Date: Saturday, October 29

Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm PDT

Location: Montclair Place - 5060 E North Montclair Plaza Lane, Montclair, CA 91763


In the Main Mall

  • Trick-or-Treat at Participating Tenants
  • Sugar Skulls Craft Project
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Twisting

In the NE Parking Lot

  • Costume Contest
  • Activity Booths with Candy (While Supplies Last)
  • Craft Area / DJ / Inflatable Jumper
  • Easy Access Parking South of AMC

For information call City of Montclair at 909.625.9479 or visit their website at

*Admission is Free





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