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Top Kid-Friendly Halloween Events in San Francisco

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 2017!

It is never too early to start planning for spooktacular Halloween Events in San Francisco! 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!


Go on an adventure in “Harvest Hallow” for access to new and exciting attractions. Navigate through San Francisco’s largest hay maze, a 5,000-square-foot structure made from 600 bales of straw and incorporates play areas within the design. Free with paid admission to San Francisco Zoo & Gardens!

Dates and times subject to change. Weather permitting.

Saturdays and Sundays from mid-September until Halloween
San Francisco Zoo

Goblin Jamboree 

Let’s Have a Spooktacular Time!

Don your best costumes and celebrate Halloween at the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s Goblin Jamboree. This year’s theme is Witches and Wizards and we’ve pulled together a cauldron of spooky themed programs and activities to entertain your entire family.

October 21-22
Bay Area Discovery Museum

Presidio Pumpkin Carving Workshop

Create your own Halloween Jack O’ Lantern in this favorite annual event! Tools and pumpkins are provided while supplies last. Registration is requested at

October 21
Presidio Main Parade Ground

Supernatural Halloween

Grab your favorite costume and have yourself a ghoulishly good time as you trick-or-treat your way through the Academy at night among spooktacular animals and spine-tingling specimens!

October 27
California Academy of Sciences

Halloween Town Hunt & Fundraiser

The fun starts in a haunted forest where kids will hunt for fairies, then explore Halloween Town for clues to collect to save the Good Witches heart.  Throughout Town, there will be many surprises - even for parents! Then it's upstairs for crafts of marshmallow skeletons, bat origami, animal cut-outs to mount on our wall and lots of Ed-Emberley drawing fun.  A Healthy & Delish snack buffet will also include Parent Punch!

And don't forget your costumed pooch - we'll have a doggie runway with winner doggie prizes for all.

October 28
Joe Goode Annex

Día de Los Muertos Masks

Come explore the Presidio's connection to Mexico by making Day of the Dead masks at their Creative Family Fun Crafts Halloween Event

October 28-29
Presidio Officers' Club

Halloween Hoopla

Our 17th annual Halloween Hoopla features interactive performances and games for kids under 10 and their adults and the return of the Yerba Buena Pumpkin Patch! Led by the ever-popular Unique Derique, the program features live music from Chelle! & Friends, roaming shenanigans from the Pi Clowns, mysterious palm reader Madam Z, and craft activities with Trash Mash-Up. The program culminates in the eagerly awaited Halloween Costume Parade, where everyone is welcome to show off their Halloween finery.

October 29
Yerba Buena Gardens

Halloween Faire

Come in costume to celebrate All-Hallows-Eve with other wizards, witches, ferries, astronauts and cartoon characters. Play carnival games, bounce in the jump house, enjoy the candy & prize hunt and costume parade!

October 29
Strawberry Recreation District

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

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