Top Kid-Friendly Halloween Events in San Francisco

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Published Oct 5, 2016

Get in the Halloween spirit this year by taking the family to these amazing events! Here's the top kid friendly Halloween events in San Fran 2016!

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It is never too early to start planning for spooktacular Halloween Events in Victoria! This October there are so many exciting events - from face painting, pumpkin carving, bike rides, spooky houses, and even trick-or-treating! We at Chatterblock won't let you miss any of these fun Halloween events!


Piedmont Avenue Pumpkin Patch

Bring the entire family out to Piedmont Avenue to check out the Halloween Store and Haunted House. With Fall and Halloween decorations galore, we are sure the whole family will instantly get into the Halloween spirit. As always, admission to the pumpkin patch is free, so everyone is welcome to join! 

Oct 1st - 31st, 2016. 8 am - 9 pm. 

Piedmont Avenue 


SceamGate Haunted House 

ScreamGate Haunted House in San Francisco is a harrowing Halloween haunted house experience. Begin your journey through ScreamGate as the last moments of your life are ticking away, with a prayer that you'll somehow make it to the light, intact and alive. There are monsters, ghosts and demons lurking in every hidden corner, pushing you to an untimely end.

This attraction is not suitable for children under 12 and uses special effects that will make your boyfriend scream like a 4 year old. The intention is to scare you and by entering our attraction you agree to us doing so.....

Oct 5th -31st, 2016. 6 pm - 10 or 11 pm. 

Stonestown Galleria 


Underwater Pumpkin Patch at Brisbane Pool 

Have you ever picked your Halloween pumpkin from under the water!? If not, we recommend checking out the Underwater Pumpkin Patch at Brisbane Pool. Come pick out a pumpkin at the Aquatic Pumpkin Patch! Entrance Fee is $5. Pumpkins will cost $2-20 based on size. There will also be fun seasonal games and races for children of all ages. 

Oct 8th, 2016. 1 - 3 pm.
Brisbane Community Pool 


MCD MakeArt: Halloween Haberdashery & Other Headgear

Explore the assemblages of artist Marianne Lettieri, and then design and build your very own unique headpiece from found and repurposed materials at MCD MakeArt. This is the perfect piece for Halloween, carnavale, the Beaux Arts Ball, or anytime a costume is needed. Get ready to get crafting. 

Oct 8th, 2016. 1:30 - 3:30 pm.
Museum of Craft and Design 

Goblin Jamboree 

Let’s Have a Spooktacular Time!

Don your best costumes and join us for spooky family fun at the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s Goblin Jamboree, a two-day Halloween festival designed for children ages 6 months to 10 years. Bring your little pumpkins for a day filled with delightful tricks and treats, including pony rides, petting zoo, hay maze, bounce houses, train rides, face painting, boo bowling, mini-golf, glow-in-the-dark trains, witch races. PLUS: Musical performances by The Hipwaders, Jelly Jam Time, and Asheba. WOW! 

Oct 15 - 16th, 2016. 10 am - 4 pm. 

Bay Area Discovery Museum 


Halloween Pumpkin Decorating 

Bring your kids out to the October Crafternoon! Help your little one open up a Pumpkin and explore what's inside at the annual Halloween Pumpkin Decorating kid-friendly workshop. There will an art studio prepped with scoopers, stickers, paint, and more to personalize your very own pumpkin. All the spooky fun (without worrying about any of the mess)!

Oct 25th, 2016. 11:30 am - 12:15 pm.

Recess Urban Recreation 


CMC's Annual Children's Halloween Performance and Party

Hey kids (and parents)! You’re invited to the FREE Community Music Center’s annual Halloween Party, featuring CMC’s Children’s Chorus (ages 8-12) and Music for Children Class (ages 4-7) They’ll each put on short Halloween-themed performances, and a costume parade! Make sure the whole family comes out in costume, and remember to enjoy some refreshments after the show.

Oct 26th, 2016. 4:30 - 5:15 pm. 

Community Music Center 


Scaregrove 

Scaregrove, is the annual family-friendly Halloween event at Sigmund Stern Grove, happens on Friday, October 28, from 3-9 p.m. The fun and spooky event featuring costume contests, haunted houses, hay rides, carnival rides, giant inflatables, food for sale and live entertainment. Children of all ages are welcome and encouraged to wear their most creative costume.

Oct 28th, 2016. 3 - 9 pm. 

Sigmund Stern Grove 


Boo at the Zoo

Visit Oakland Zoo for our annual Halloween event, Boo at the Zoo!

Stroll the Zoo in costume and collect yummy treats. Ride the spooky boo train and join the dance party. Plus, get your face painted, make treats for the animals, and see how the animals at Oakland Zoo celebrate Halloween. Kids in costumes receive a free ride ticket.

Oct 29 - 30th, 2016. 10 am - 3 pm.

Oakland Zoo


11th Annual Pumpkin Festival

Celebrate Halloween at our fun-filled pumpkin patch meadow, with free pumpkins, activities, and treats for the kids.

Our long-standing Halloween Pumpkin Festival tradition continues this year and immediately follows the Piedmont Avenue Merchants Association’s annual Halloween parade, which is part of a daylong celebration that includes trick-or-treating at participating stores on the avenue.

To join in the fun, head down to the end of Piedmont Avenue after the parade and proceed into the cemetery to the pumpkin patch meadow. Children can choose a free pumpkin (one per child) and enjoy lots of other activities, including: several “jumper” inflatable fun houses to jump around in, a hay-bale tunnel, a clown balloon artist, face painting, and a craft area to decorate pumpkins, masks, and treat bags. Food truck vendors will be onsite. Parents must accompany their children to this event.

Oct 29th, 2016. 12 - 3 pm. 

Mountain View Cemetery 


Boo at the Zoo (San Fran)

Boo at the Zoo is coming up October 29-30! Make plans to join us for a Halloween family festival where you can trick-or-treat around the Zoo and see the animals enjoy pumpkin treats. Take a trip through the Haunted Nature Trail - if you dare!

Activities include:

- Trick-or-Treat at multiple stations throughout the Zoo
- Have fun making Halloween crafts
- Enjoy the Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp: Watch the animals enjoy tasty holiday-themed treats and wellness activities
- Brave the Haunted Nature Trail (Open 11:00-3:00)
- Have a Creepy Crawly Critter Adventure at the Insect Zoo
- Participate in our costume parade and contest

Oct 29 - 30th, 2016. 11 am - 4 pm.

San Francisco Zoo


Looking for more Halloween Events in San Fran? You can visit our popular Halloween Events page.


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