No Oak Street Trick or Treating Event This Year
Due to COVID-19 state health guidelines that discourage large groups from congregating in close proximity to each other, the annual Oak Street & Brooks Street Halloween event on October 31 is canceled, and therefore the City will not be closing the street.
In a typical year, the City closes Oak Street and Brooks Street to allow for a large number of trick-or-treaters.
As the Oak Street/Brooks Street Halloween event is not occurring on October 31, the City asks that the public respect the residents that live on those two streets by staying away this year.
Thank You and Have a Happy, Healthy Halloween!
California Department of Public Health Urges Halloween Safety
To slow the spread of COVID-19, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommends families stay at home or limit interaction between households this Halloween.
The safest way to celebrate Halloween is to spend time with people in the same household or to celebrate virtually.
CDPH Safer Alternatives for Halloween
Some specific alternatives that are low risk but still capture the holiday fun include:
- Creating a haunted house or candy scavenger hunt in your home
- Having a scary movie night and Halloween-themed activities (pumpkin carving, face painting) at home
- Participating in online parties/contests (e.g. costume or pumpkin carvings)
- Giving treats at home only to those in your household.
- Prepare a Halloween basket for your children or Halloween hunt in your backyard
First Laguna Beach Pumpkin Carving Contest Being Judged Right Now!
As you read this, judges are inspecting entries and voting for their favorites in the City's first annual Laguna Beach Pumpkin Carving Contest!
Over 37 pumpkins were entered in the contest by residents this year as entrants compete for Pumpkin awards such as most original, scariest, and best overall. One pumpkin will also be crowned "Mayor's Choice."
Pumpkins may be carved, painted, airbrushed, or sculpted. Pumpkins will be displayed at the Promenade on Forest beginning tomorrow, October 30–November 1.
Come down to the Promenade on Forest tomorrow as the winning pumpkins will be on display with ribbons by noon!
See more photos of the entries below!
Laguna Beach Voting Information for 2020 Election
Tuesday, November 3 is Election Day!
Voters have the option to vote by mail, vote in person at a Vote Center, or use a Ballot Drop Box. Click HERE for information from the Registrar of Voters for Orange County. Click HERE to confirm that you are registered to vote — or to register for the first time.
Vote by Mail
Vote-by-mail ballots that are mailed must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by your county elections office no later than 17 days after Election Day.
You may also track your mailed ballot so you know when it has been counted. Remember, if you prefer to cast your ballot in person, you must bring it to any Vote Center by Tuesday, November 3.
Ballot Drop Boxes
Laguna Beach Vote Centers
The City's two Vote Centers will be open for in-person voting from October 30 - November 2, from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on November 3.
Laguna Beach Vote Centers will be located at: the Lang Park Gym located at 21540 Wesley Drive, and the Susi Q Community and Senior Center located at 380 3rd Street.
Click HERE for a list of all Orange County Vote Centers.
Participate in Upcoming Hotel Laguna Project Update Q&A Webinar
What is happening at the Hotel Laguna? Find out and get answers to all of your questions during a special upcoming webinar called “Just the Facts – The Hotel Laguna” on November 19, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. hosted by the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Participating in the upcoming Hotel Laguna Webinar are Marc Wiener, Laguna Beach Director of Community Development and Hasty Honarkar, Vice-President of The Laguna Beach Company.
If you have a question, please submit in advance of the webinar via email to Questions@lagunabeachchamber.org.
Welcome New Laguna Beach Businesses: Unleashed Art Gallery!
The City of Laguna Beach would like to welcome new business Unleashed Art Gallery, located at 570 S. Coast Highway to the City of Laguna Beach!
Unleasehed Art Gallery Owner Christie Smith has found her niche creating ocean-inspired work, made primarily out of fine wood and resin. Her work also includes original paintings and artfully inspired gifts.
Welcome to Unleashed Art Gallery and to all new Laguna Beach businesses!
New Temporary Laguna Beach Art Sculpture to be Installed Friday at Heisler Park
The Laguna Art Museum and City of Laguna Beach will be presenting the temporary art installation “Sunset Trace” by Poetic Kinetics Patrick Shearn November 5 - November 15, 2020.
Installation will start on Friday, October 30, 2020, with the kinetic installation extending from the Gazebo in Heisler Park along the pathway leading to Main Beach Park.
During installation, pedestrian pathways may need to be redirected for public safety.
This temporary art installation for the community has been funded by the Laguna Art Museum, the lodging establishments, and the City of Laguna Beach.