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October 26, 27, 28 and 31, 2018
6 to 9:30 pm

October 26, 27, 28 and 31, 2018
6 to 9:30 pm

SATURDAY 10/27 SOLD OUT

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HAUNTED HOUSE

Pageant of the Monsters

The Pageant’s backstage will transform into an eerie haunted house parody themed Raiders of the Lost Art.

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FIENDISH FAMILY FUN

Demented Chef

On the Festival grounds, enjoy halloween themed art activities, music and more “spook-tacular” surprises!

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SCARECROW CONTEST

Scarecrow Contest

Vote on your favorite scarecrow entry at the Pageant of the Monsters! Winners announced on October 31. Already entered? Click here for rules.

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HAUNTED HOUSE

Haunted House

The Pageant’s backstage will transform into a haunted house with an artistic twist themed Raiders of the Lost Art.

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LOTS OF GHOULISH FUN

Fiendish Fun

On the Festival grounds, enjoy halloween themed art activities, music and more “spook-tacular” surprises!

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SCARECROW CONTEST

Scarecrow Contest

Which scarecrow will take squash the competition? Vote on your favorite entry at the Pageant of the Monsters! Winners announced on October 31. Already entered? Click here for rules.

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Pageant of the Monsters

Just when you thought it was safe to go backstage the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters brings a monster of a good time back to Laguna Beach!

Only returning to the Festival grounds every five years, the Pageant of the Monsters will offer attendees a frightfully fun time with ghoulish tricks and treats October 26, 27, 28 and 31, 2018.

Resurrecting an event from years past, the Pageant’s backstage will transform into a haunted house with an artistic twist. Themed Raiders of the Lost Art, join “Cincinnati Smith” on a treasure “haunt” through the workshop labyrinths and behind-the-scenes catacombs. The Festival of Arts grounds will be filled with halloween-themed art activities, music, and other “spook-tacular” surprises.

This event is not recommended for children under 5 years of age. Funds for this event are provided in part by the lodging establishments and the City of Laguna Beach.

 * Strobe lighting, smoke and other theatrical atmospheric effects will be used during this event.

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PAGEANT OF THE MONSTERS

Adult tickets are $15 in advance
$20 at the door (pending availability)
Children tickets (12 and under) are $10

*Not recommended for children under 5 years old. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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Just when you thought it was safe to go backstage the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters brings a monster of a good time back to Laguna Beach!

Only returning to the Festival grounds every five years, the Pageant of the Monsters will offer attendees a frightfully fun time with ghoulish tricks and treats October 26, 27, 28 and 31, 2018.

Resurrecting an event from years past, the Pageant’s backstage will transform into a haunted house with an artistic twist. Themed Raiders of the Lost Art, join “Cincinnati Smith” on a treasure “haunt” through the workshop labyrinths and behind-the-scenes catacombs. The Festival of Arts grounds will be filled with halloween-themed art activities, music, and other “spook-tacular” surprises.

This event is not recommended for children under 5 years of age. Funds for this program are provided in part by the lodging establishments and the City of Laguna Beach.

* Strobe lighting, smoke and other theatrical atmospheric effects will be used during this event.

BUY TICKETS

PAGEANT OF THE MONSTERS

Adult tickets are $15 in advance
$20 at the door (pending availability)
Children tickets (12 and under) are $10

*Not recommended for children under 5 years old. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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A Ghoulishly Fun and Spooky Haunted House

Raiders of the Lost Art

Follow the footsteps of legendary archeologist, adventurer and treasure hunter “Cincinnati Smith” on a whimsical and haunted spoof of a popular movie series.

Cincinnati is on a perilous quest to recover the greatest treasures from exotic locales across the globe. He has set his sights on the holy grail, a golden idol, and the arc of the covenant!

His guests will trek through the creepy jungle empire of the Amazon to the desert tombs of the Pharaohs. Encounters with cannibals, mummies and yes, slithering reptiles are likely…”Oh NO not SNAKES!”  Yessssssssssss! indeed there will be snakes.

WATCH YOUR STEP.

More Tricks and Treats on the Festival Grounds

  • Alien autopsy and demented chef side shows

  • Up close encounters with the Reptile Zoo

  • Face painting and airbrush tattoos

  • Halloween photo-ops and selfie stations

  • Silent horror film movie screenings

  • Music by DJs from KX 93.5, Laguna’s Only FM

  • Create your own mask workshop

  • “Boo Bingo” and build a ghost with Laguna Art-A-Fair

  • Draw Halloween-themed ghouls and Jack O’ Lanterns in oil pastels with Sawdust Art and Craft Festival

  • Tissue paper roses with Laguna Playhouse inspired by the upcoming performance Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Rose

  • Tile glazing with LOCA Arts Education and Festival of Mosaics for an upcoming permanent public mural in Laguna Beach

  • Plus art displays, music, games, food and more “spook-tacular” activities the whole family can enjoy!

Pageant of the Monsters

Make a frightfully fun fashion statement with Pageant of the Monsters merchandise! Limited edition t-shirts and tote bags will be for sale at the event. Don’t forget to pick up these spooky souvenirs!

Participating Organizations

EVENT FAQS

Yes, but we don’t recommend this event for children 5 and under. The haunted house is more spooky fun rather than terrifyingly scary. There will be lots for children to enjoy outside of the haunted house including Halloween themed art activities, crafts and more! Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

General admission is $20 at the door (pending availability) and $15 in advance. Children 12 and under are $10. Tickets can be bought online, at the Festival’s box office, and by calling 949-497-6582.

Costumes may be worn by guests ages 12 and under. Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon. Guests 13 or older are not permitted to wear costumes to this event. Masks of any kind may not be worn, except for medical purposes.

There is limited parking in the City Lot directly across the street from the Festival of Arts grounds.  A fee may apply, please check posted signage.

You may also park for free at the Laguna Canyon Lot #16 at 1900 Laguna Canyon Road. A free trolley will take you directly to the Festival of Arts. Parking lot and trolley begins at 5pm and ends each night at 10pm.

Metered parking is located throughout the city and free after 7pm.

The Festival grounds will open at 6pm. The haunted house will open at 6:30pm with tours every 15 minutes. One entry per person/ticket.

Food and drinks will be available to purchase at the event. No outside food/beverage allowed. This is a non-alcoholic event.

Yes, there will be a wheel chair accessible route through the haunted house.

The Festival of Arts complies with the ADA and therefore allows service animals. Emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals DO NOT qualify as service animals per the ADA and are not allowed.

For groups of 10 or more, call our box office at (800) 487-3378 for details.

Funds for this program are provided in part by the lodging establishments and the City of Laguna Beach.