TheCity of Monrovia is excited to present Halloween Happenings throughout the month of October. Whether a little ghost or full-grown goblin, there’s something fantastic for all this Halloween.

Registrations are required for all programs and fees may apply. Sign-up for the programs by visiting

Halloween Movie Nights at Recreation Park 

Put on your costume and head down to Recreation Park to enjoy Halloween movie nights. Attendees will have the opportunity to show off their costumes, get their fill of sweets and goodies and end the night with a Halloween movie.

Movie Schedule

  • Oct. 3: “Hocus Pocus.”
  • Oct. 17: “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
  • Oct. 31: “Halloweentown.”

This program is free for Monrovia residents and $15 for non-residents. To ensure the health and safety of the community and COVID-19 guidelines are met, all programs will have designated family reservation spots that are six feet apart from others and face masks are required. These events are sponsored by PrimeLending and Sierra Family of Dealerships.

Halloween Home Decorating Contest

Turn your home into a “Spooktacular” showstopper for all to enjoy and enter the Halloween Home Decoration Contest. This contest is free and open to Monrovia residents only. Residents must register for the contest by Friday, Oct. 16. Judging will take place on the week of Oct. 19. After the winners are announced, a map will be published for the community to take a driving tour and see the festive displays.

Jack-o-Lantern Carving Contest

Get into the Halloween spirit and join in on the pumpkin carving fun.Those interested in the Jack-o-Lantern Carving Contest must submit their carvings by Oct. 19. Judging will take place on the week of Oct. 19.Winners will be selected and notified on Oct. 30. The city will share a video, on YouTube, of all pumpkin carving submissions on Oct. 31.

Old Town Monrovia Window Decorations 

Make time this October to stroll through Old Town Monrovia and take in the wicked sights adorned on merchant’s windows. Wear a Halloween costume and see what treats may come your way.


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