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29th Annual Family Halloween Carnival

Shima 0 comments 19.10.2016


29th Annual Family Halloween Carnival

Join the Fun with After School REC and the Teen Center!


12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location:Manhattan Heights Park
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, California 90266

The Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department's annual Family Halloween Carnival is held every October at Manhattan Heights Community Center located at 1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard. The event is designed for children ages 2 to 13. Children under the age of 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Past carnivals have included face painting, haunted house, food and game booths, and much, much more! All game booths are constructed by children in the After School REC Program and the haunted house is constructed and staffed by Teen Center staff and their teens. Download a copy of the Halloween Carnival flyer (PDF). Events, attractions, and costs are subject to change without notice.

Costume Contest and Parade 12:00 PM
Costume Categories


5 and under

6 to 7

8 to 9

10 to 12


Parent and Child

Prize Categories

Most Original


Judges Choice

Carnival Booths $0.50 to $2.00
The carnival booth are games are made by the participants of the After School REC and Teen Center. Booths will be closed during the costume parade. Tickets are required.

Haunted House $1.00
Haunted house is $1 sponsored by the Teen Center. Haunted house will be closed during the costume parade. Tickets are required.

3,000 Push Up Challenge Free
One of the mission statements of the Parks and Recreation Department is to "Promote Health and Wellness." To help instill that in our participants and promote that philosophy, we would like you to take the challenge and help us reach a NEW push up goal on the day of the carnival!

Inflatable Jumpers  $0.50
Tickets are required.

Food Stand $1.00 to $2.00
Pizza (pepperoni/cheese), water, juice, chips, granola bars, cotton candy, and popcorn. Tickets are required.

Face Painting Price TBA

Tickets will be sold at the Information Booth. Each ticket costs $0.50. Bills over $20.00 will not be accepted.

For more information or to volunteer for this event, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448.

Concerts in the Park

Shima 0 comments 04.06.2015

Photo Credit: City of Manhattan Beach

Photo Credit: City of Manhattan Beach

One of my favorite summer activities is discovering all the fun things there is to do for free!

I spent many years as a Nanny and to keep the children busy, I would research local places that offered a good time for the kids and myself. A few years ago, I discovered CONCERTS IN THE PARK.
Every year, the city of Manhattan Beach provides a series of summer-long concerts held at Polliwog Park. The concerts vary from Elvis and Beatles tribute bands to local musicians.
The performances are free to the public and offer an excellent outdoor dance floor for you and the kiddos. The first concert will begin on Sunday, June 28 and will continue until September 6, 2015. Concerts play from 5:00-7:00 PM.

If you’re looking for a kid-friendly activity, pack a picnic and head to your local park for some free fun!

For more details and rules, please refer to the City of Manhattan Beach’s website.

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