SAN PEDRO – Oct. 1, 2009 – Halloween fun returns to the Port of Los Angeles with the Happy Harbor Halloween Festival.

From noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, bats and ghouls are invited to enjoy free carnival-style games, crafts, music, face painting, storytelling and more on the Promenade adjacent to Harbor Boulevard, between 3rd Street and 5th Street, in San Pedro.     

Sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles, the festival will feature a children’s Halloween costume parade lead by Pelican Pete at 12:30 p.m. Parents are invited to dress and participate too.  Collect candy with your little ones as you trick-or-treat from booth to booth or try your luck at one of the carnival-style games.

The fun doesn’t stop there. Radio Disney will be on hand to rock it out Monster Mash style with games, a creature sound contest and more. The Franklin Haynes Marionettes will perform at 1:30 p.m. with a free puppet craft activity directly following the show.  There will be free rides aboard the “Spooky” Red Cars for costumed guests.

Free parking is available at Harbor Blvd. and 6th Street near the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. Don’t miss the fun and excitement! For more information about this event and others, please visit our website at www.portoflosangeles.org.

The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as
well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves.  As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates 919,000 regional jobs and $39.1 billion in annual wages and tax revenues.  A proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port is self-supporting and does not receive taxpayer dollars.

The Port of Los Angeles – A cleaner port.  A brighter future.