City of Norwalk Halloween Festival: OCT 31Thursday October 19, 2017
Enjoy music, dancing, costume contest, raffles, community scarecrow contest, crafts, and of course, Halloween candy at the City of Norwalk Halloween Festival! This is a wonderful option instead of door-to-door trick or treating. This FREE festival takes place from 6-9pm. The venue is only a short drive from Castella at the Norwalk City Hall located at 12700 Norwalk Blvd, Norwalk 90650.
Discover fresh ideas: Norwalk Farmers MarketThursday October 12, 2017
Enjoy locally grown produce that’s organic and good for you! The perfect source is the Norwalk Farmers Market only a few minutes from Castella in Norwalk. There’s a wide variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts, honey, Asian veggies and roots, fresh flowers and plants. You’ll find great prices and friendly service as well. Pick up something to make a delicious home cooked meal in your beautiful gourmet kitchen with Whirlpool appliances at Castella tonight! There’s nothing like a great meal to bring people together.
Norwalk Halloween Parade: OCT 21Thursday October 5, 2017
Dress up in your most creative Halloween outfits to check out marching bands from Southern California, ghosts, and goblins at the annual Norwalk Halloween Parade. The parade begins at the intersection of Norwalk Boulevard and Mapledale Street and will conclude at Hermosillo Park. Need a costume? No problem! Target in Norwalk has some great Halloween costumes.
Artesia International Street Fair & Diversity FestWednesday September 27, 2017
Enjoy family fun for everyone at the 4th Annual International Street Fair and Diversity Festival on October 7 from 11 am to 11 pm in nearby Artesia. This popular festival celebrates diversity as well as incredible international food. Check out the numerous cultural performances, entertainment on two stages, shopping, a kid’s zone, and a beer garden. The Kid Zone seems pretty darn awesome with a petting zoo, pony rides, arts and crafts, games, and a variety of rides.
GET SCARED. Knott’s Scary Farm starts SEPT 21Wednesday September 20, 2017
Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park is scarier than ever! Clowns may be involved. This popular attraction is the largest and most haunting Halloween experience in Southern California. Explore 13 different haunted mazes if you dare! More than 1,000 scary creatures will be all over the park to startle you. Remember, we warned you about the clowns! Knott’s Scary Farm takes place from September 21–October 31. The next seasonal attraction there will be Knott’s Merry Farm.
Make a splash at Norwalk Aquatics PavilionWednesday September 13, 2017
If you love the water, check out the nearby Norwalk Aquatics Pavilion. This state-of-the-art facility offers so much for all ages. Learn as a family how to swim. Do laps on your own. Take a class. Water aerobics, you name it, they have it. There’s so much fun to be had! They keep the water at a very comfortable temperature and the facility is handicap accessible. The Pavilion is located at Norwalk Park only a short drive from Castella by Brandywine Homes. The city of Norwalk has recreational and community events all throughout the year so there’s always an opportunity to enjoy an active and connected lifestyle when you live at Castella.
Los Angeles County Fair: Starts SEPT 1Wednesday August 23, 2017
Enjoy fair food, fun, rides, shows, concerts and so much more at the Los Angeles County Fair. It has fun for all ages. Check out The Igloo — an indoor ice rink — to have fun and cool off. Visit The Farm to watch ice cream and butter making demos. The Big Red Barn features kids’ exhibits, a petting zoo, and goat-milking demos. Jurassic Planet offers dinosaur fun. The Grandstand features live concerts by tribute bands. Of course, there are your favorite Fair rides, fair food, shopping, and challenging games. Enjoy Labor Day weekend at The Fair! Be sure to wear sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses too.
Taste of DT Long Beach: AUG 23-24Friday August 18, 2017
Bring your appetites for the third and final Taste of Downtown Long Beach event for 2017. It will take place at the scenic waterfront at Rainbow Harbor. Have your pick of dozens of participating local restaurants. There will also be live entertainment and libations. The Taste of Downtown will take place at the Band Shell at Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach from 6PM-10PM.
Celebrate National Cheesecake DayTuesday July 25, 2017
At nearby Los Cerritos Center, go to The Cheesecake Factory between July 30-31, and celebrate National Cheesecake Day with them. Dine-in guests any slice of its more than 30 legendary flavors of cheesecake for half price at any of its 193 restaurants nationwide. The Cheesecake Factory will also debut its newest cheesecake creation — Celebration Cheesecake — featuring layers of Original cheesecake, vanilla cake, strawberry, chocolate and vanilla mousse topped with cream cheese frosting and finished with brightly colored confetti. For every slice sold through August, The Cheesecake Factory will donate 25 cents to Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. Since 2008, The Cheesecake Factory has donated more than $4.2 million to Feeding America through the sale of its specially designated cheesecakes. Los Cerritos Center also features great stores such as Apple Store, Banana Republic, COACH, MAC Cosmetics and more.
Norwalk Brush Strokes & Beverages: July 28Wednesday July 12, 2017
Explore your artsy side and connect with new friends at the Brush Strokes & Beverages on Friday, July 28, from 7-9:30pm at Norwalk Cultural Arts Center. All levels of artistic experience are welcome. This is a step-by-step painting process is designed for all levels so don’t be intimidated. The event is $25 and 21 and over. The subject matter of the painting is predetermined and the host will guide everyone on how to create their own version. At the end of the night, you will walk away with an original painting you created all by yourself. The Cultural Arts Center is located at 13200 Clarkdale Avenue.