Bay Area Halloween events and activities 2013
SAN FRANCISCO AND BAY AREA -- Looking for Halloween activities and places to go? Check out ABC7's county-by-county list of events to help you get started! Click on any location for more event details.If you know of a great event that's not listed, please let us know about it!
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Amelie Wine Bar
Party Like a Pirate
Amélie's crew of swashbuckling buccaneers is waiting for you for a special Halloween pirates party. DJ Franky Boissy will be Spinning International Music from 8pm onwards. Come seat around your barrel dress up like pirates, swordmen, damsel in or mermaids on Halloween night! Thursday, October 31st, 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. 1754 Polk Street at Washington, San Francisco, CA.
California Academy of Sciences
SuperNatural Halloween 2013
The California Academy of Sciences invites families to grab their costumes and have a ghostly good time while trick-or-treating through the Academy at night, among spooktacular animals and spine-tingling specimens at SuperNatural Halloween 2013. Event guests will mingle among larger-than-life stiltwalkers, roaming magicians, and fanciful face painters that will help guests transform into their favorite Academy creatures. Guests will get the chance to experience the Academy after dark with a giant pumpkin carving demonstration, special coral reef dive program, and family-friendly activities for all ages brought together under one living roof. Saturday, October 26th, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. 55 Music Concourse Dr., Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA 94118. (415) 379-8000.
Davies Symphony Hall
"Psycho Film" with the San Francisco Symphony
Join the San Francisco Symphony and conductor Joshua Gersen for a chilling night at the movies, as the orchestra accompanies this classic thriller live. Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 at 8:00pm. 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102-4585. (415) 864-6000.
3rd Annual EYE HEART HALLOWEEN
2 rooms, and full DJ lineup includes Tommie Sunshine, Tasty Treat and more! Friday, October 25, 2013 at 9pm. 525 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Halloween International Ball
3 separate rooms with 7 world renowned DJs, 10-piece live salsa band and more. Tour the World in One Night! Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 9pm. 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108.
Pier 70, Building 12
Ghost Ship Halloween 2013: The Abyss
Original art installations, multiple stages hosted by top DJ crews and costumes. Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 9 p.m.. 420 22nd St @ Illinois. San Francisco, CA.
Heart Break Halloween: IAMSU / Sage the Gemini
Music featuring Kool John, Jay Ant, DJ Amen, Priceless Da Roc, DJ J12, Get It Indy. Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 8 p.m. 1290 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109. (650) 307-7001.
San Francisco Zoo
Boo at the Zoo
Roam the Zoo in search of candy, see special animal enrichment, create take- home crafts, take your picture with Casper the Friendly Ghost and much more. All activities are free with paid San Francisco Zoo admission. October 19, 20, 26 and 27. 11 am to 3 pm. (415) 753-7080.
SoMa StrEat Food Park
Truck or Treat Halloween Dance Party
Join Funcheap for SF's biggest nighttime outdoor Halloween costume bash with 500+ costumed revelers, DJs, smoke machines, a Robot Dance Party, trick or treating, food trucks, Spooky movies and beer & drink specials. Thursday, October 31, 2013 (5p-Midnight). 428 11th Street, SF.
Yoshi's San Francisco
FREAKS & BEATS
Costume Party and Halloween Celebration. Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 10:30pm in The Lounge. 1330 Fillmore at Eddy on the ground floor of the Fillmore Heritage Center. (415) 655-5600.
Bayfair Center in San Leandro
Fear Overload Scream Park
Ranked one of the top 13 haunted houses in the nation by the largest haunt reviewing website, HauntedAttractionMagazine.com. Haunted houses, props, sets and light show. September 28th - November 2nd, 2013. Bayfair Center (Across from Century Movie Theaters), 15555 East 14th Street, San Leandro, CA 94578. 1-877-554-4048.
G & M Farms in Livermore
Pumpkin patch, six-acre cornfield maze and old-fashioned family fun. Voted best seasonal attraction by Diablo Magazine. Weekends feature pony rides, pedal carts, Cow Train and new attraction, The Barnyard Blasters! Take the I-580 to Livermore, take exit Isabel Ave. South. (925) 447-FARM.
Boo at the Zoo
See how the animals at Oakland Zoo celebrate Halloween! Yummy treats, spooky boo train, costume parade, face painting, and scavenger hunt. Kids in costume receive a free ride ticket. Event included with regular Zoo Admission. Saturday, October 26 - Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 10:00am - 3:00pm. (510) 632-9525 x100.
Oracle Arena in Oakland
Live 105's Subsonic Halloween Spookfest
Music featuring Sebastian Ingrosso, Empire of the Sun, A-Trak, Nervo, and MORD FUSTANG. Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 6p.m. 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621.
Pirates of Emerson at the Alameda County Fairgrounds
Haunted Themed Park
6 haunted attractions, nightly entertainment and more! Travel to the 15th century when Pirates reigned supreme! See calendar for open days and times. Alameda County Fairgrounds. Valley Ave & Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566.
Schafer Road in Hayward
Home haunt walk-through. Thursday, October 31, 2013. 7 pm-9:30 pm. 490 Schafer Rd., Hayward, CA.
Adults-only, performances, bands and music. 707 West Hornet Avenue, Pier 3, Alameda, California, 94501. Saturday, October 26, 2013. Doors open at 7:30pm. (510) 521-8448 x282. >> See more Halloween events at this location
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
Offer several varieties of pumpkins, interactive Pumpkin Patch Tours, bounce houses, slides, retail items (such as carving kits, painting kits, snacks) and a Halloween photograph area. Sunday - Thursday 9:30am to 9:00pm Friday & Saturday 9:30am to 9:30pm. Delta Fair Blvd & Century Blvd, Antioch, Contra Costa, CA 94509.
Brentwood: Technology Way & Brentwood Blvd.
Sanctuary of Fear
Sanctuary of Fear is a Haunted House that is part of the larger Brentwood Pumpkin Festival. Daylight hours are the kid-friendly times at the haunted house while nightime is for real scares! Open the week of Halloween. Technology Way & Brentwood Blvd.
Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton
Creatures of Impulse Presents NIGHTMARE EVENT
Live, improvised horror show. No show is exactly the same so come and see all three performances! Thursday, October 24 - Saturday, October 26, 2013. 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566. (925) 931-4848.
Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
Inflatable fun, lots of different varieties of pumpkins and a wonderfully decorated "memory zone" to take pictures of your little ones. Open now through October 31st, 2013. Sycamore Ave. at San Pablo Ave., Hercules, CA 94547.
Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
Whether you are headed to Kohl's or any of the other surrounding stores, you need to make a stop at this quaint pumpkin patch!Inflatable fun, lots of different varieties of pumpkins and a wonderfully decorated "memory zone" to take pictures of your little ones.Open now through October 31st, 2013. Located in Bay Fair Center Mall in the parking lot opposite Kohl's. 15555 East 14th Street, San Leandro, CA 94577.
The Streets of Brentwood
Bring the whole family including the dog! Trick-Or-Treating, costume parade, mobile video game theater, carnival games, pet photos/adoptions/costume contest. Saturday, October 27, 2012, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fourth Street, San Rafael
Trick or Treat Down 4th Street
The Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) will host the 29th annual free and safe Trick or Treating experience for kids on Fourth Street. Every year, hundreds of families visit and merchants hand out goodies to kids in costume! Saturday, October 26, 2013, 1:00 - 2:30 pm. Downtown San Rafael - From Lincoln to H Street.
Nicasio Valley Farms
Acres of pumpkins to explore! Big Jim's Award~Winning BBQ, music, food, giant slide, farm animals, pony rides, rock wall, train, mechanical bulls, and face painting. Open every day through October 31st. 10 a.m. until 6:00 pm. 5300 Nicasio Valley Rd., Nicasio, CA 94946. (415) 662-9100.
Sausalito City Hall
Halloween in Sausalito
Free candy! Kids of all ages are welcome to come in costume for a parade and some trick-or-treating!. Thursday, October 31, 2013, 5:45 - 8 pm. Johnson and Caledonia Street, Sausalito, California 94965. (415) 289-4152.
Join the Flintstones, the cast from the Wizard of OZ and more for photo opportunities. Thousands of costumed goblins (of all ages) will trick or treat. Admission is always FREE! Sat, Oct 26 2013, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Napa Valley Opera House
Film Event: Hitchcock's Psycho
In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock released PSYCHO and forever changed the shape and tone of the screen thriller. Film will be introduced by Tuesday Night Flicks programmer and host Richard Miami. Tuesday, Oct 29 2013, 7 p.m. (707) 226- 7372.
SAN MATEO COUNTY
Farmer John's Pumpkin Farm
Fun, family atmosphere in a relaxing country setting off of Highway 1. Monday - Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am - 6pm. 850 North Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. (650) 726-4980.
Half Moon Bay Main Street
Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival 2013
Music stages, food, drinks, crafts, costume contests and more. The Pumpkin Festival Parade is Saturday only. Half Moon Bay Main Street. Saturday, October 19th - Sunday, October 20th, 2013. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Halloween on the Farm
Pumpkin patches, ghost train ride, hay ride, haunted house, and petting zoo. Open daily in October. 12320 San Mateo Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. (650) 726-2342.
Costume parade, trick or treat bags, entertainment and crafts. Saturday, October 26, 2013 starting at 11:45 a.m.. The parade will start in the Maloney St. parking lot off Santa Cruz Ave. (650) 330-2220
Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
This pumpkin patch offers tons of inflatable fun for children and offers lots of different varieties of pumpkins and a "memory zone" to take pictures of your little ones. Sunday - Thursday 9:30am to 9:00pm Friday & Saturday 9:30am to 9:30pm. 1301 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063.
Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
This pumpkin patch offers tons of inflatable fun for children and offers lots of different varieties of pumpkins and a "memory zone" to take pictures of your little ones. Sunday - Thursday 9:30am to 9:00pm Friday & Saturday 9:30am to 9:30pm. 855 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY
California Avenue in Palo Alto
19th Annual California Ave. Trick or Treat and Blossom Halloween Carnival Trick or Treating, peformances, costume parade/contest, Halloween photos, carnival games, story time, dance performance, world drumming, mask-making and much more! Sunday, October 27 10 a.m. - 2p.m.. S. California Ave, Palo Alto.
California's Great America
An in-your-face scare experience mazes, scare zones, shows and rides! Fridays thru Sundays in October 2013. 7pm - 12am. 4701 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054. (408)988-1776 x8848.
Tully Road in San Jose
Dead Time Dreams
Haunted attractions and nightly shows. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct 31st, 2013. Located at the corner of Tully and East Capitol Expressway Roads, right by Eastridge Mall.
Rides, music, train, corn maze, carousel, petting zoo, pumpkin lab, hay jump and more entertainment. Open daily through October 31st, 2013. 14485 Monterey Road, San Martin, California 95046. (408) 778-7225.
Winchester Mystery House
Flashlight Tours and Sarah Winchester's Mystery Maze
Special 65 minute Flashlight Tours of the Winchester Mansion are given every Friday the 13th and on select evenings in October. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended as tours sell out. Opening now through November 10th, explore Sarah Winchester's Mystery Maze, with nearly 5,000 straw bales blanketing across a 1/2 acre of "mystery.525 S. Winchester Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95128. (408) 247-2101.
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
Roaring Camp Railroads
Halloween Ghost Train
Ride the Ghost train through a haunted forest as the Legend of Sleepy Hollow is narrated. Costumed actors reenact scenes from the famous tale on lighted stages along the tracks. A haunted house, games and other activities add to the fun. Departs from Roaring Camp in Felton! 5355 Graham Hill Rd., Felton, CA 95018. (831) 335-4484.
Scare up your best costume from 4 pm to 6 pm and stroll along Main, Merchant, Parker, Dobbins and other streets in Historic Downtown Vacaville as you enjoy treats from participating merchants. Fun will be had by all! Thursday, October 31, 2013. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Merchant Street and Parker Street Vacaville, CA 95688. (707) 451-2100.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Halloween-themed shows, monsters, zombies, show attractions, haunted mazes, costume stroll, puppet show, and animal shows. Friday - Sundays until October 27th, 2013. 1001 Fairgrounds Dr., Vallejo, CA 94589. (707) 643-6722.
Picnic area, tours, animals, honey and more. Open until October 31st. 636 Gossage Ave., Petaluma, CA 94952. (707) 765-4582.
Dell'Osso Family Farm
Haunted Castle, Corn Maze, trains, jumping pillows, pony rides, face painting, rides, picnic area, food court and more. Open daily until October 31st. 501 S. Manthey Road, Lathrop, CA 95330. (209) 982-0833.
Zombie Train in Sacramento
Be among the first to ride through an apocalyptic world inhabited by zombies in Sacramento's newest attraction, the Zombie Train! One part passenger train, one part zombie killing machine, this one-of-a-kind experience arms passengers with laser rifles to pick-off walking zombies along the tracks. Runs through November 1st, 2013. 400 North Harbor Blvd, West Sacramento, California 95605. (858) 967-3156.
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