Yes, it’s that time of the year again! Pumpkin carving, costume hunting, trick-or-treating, and plenty more spooktacular things to do. We’ve found the best kids Halloween events in Sacramento to keep you and your family in the Halloween spirit!
Enjoy affordable, family fun at the Gibson Ranch pumpkin patch! A kid zone is packed with entertainment including bounce houses, a kiddie train, face painting, and much more. The farmer’s market and peddler’s fair will provide one-of-a-kind gifts made by local artisans and seasonal produce grown in the Sacramento valley.
Saturdays and Sundays, September 30-October 29, 10am-7pm
Gibson Ranch Park
Scary, Creepy, SCIENCE
Scary science-themed fun takes place with a new theme each week. Themes include Pumpkin Slingshot Spectacular, Haunted Laboratory, Sweet Treat Science, Blood Suckers, and Spooky Sky.
Saturdays and Sundays, September 30-October 29, 11am-4pm
Powerhouse Science Center
Enjoy live entertainment, carnival games, face painting, holiday shopping at the vendor craft fair, and other fun activities. Plus, attendees receive free raffle tickets for some really cool prizes. Come early to sign up for and participate in the highlight of the day, the Children’s Costume Contest!
Saturday, October 14, 11am-3pm
Southgate Recreation and Park District’s aquatic staff invites your family to attend its first Halloween-themed splashing pumpkin event. This family event will give you a chance to swim to your choice of pumpkin.
Saturday, October 14, 12pm-2pm
Fruitridge Aquatic Center
For three weekends in October, Hornblower will be cruising along the Sacramento River with a fun, family-friendly Halloween River cruise. Spend one-hour cruising along the Sacramento River as the evening creeps in with the chilling sounds of background Halloween-themed music. Take your family to the coloring area where spooky Halloween-themed coloring sheets will be available, or stop to have your faces painted!
Saturdays and Sundays, October 14-29, multiple sailings
L Street Dock
This fun festival includes great family fun with themed games, prizes, and a great silent raffle auction, a doggy costume and pumpkin carving contest, and more! There will also be chef demos, band, a gourmet food court, beer and wine corral and over 150 farmers, food, specialty and artisan/crafter vendors.
Sunday, October 15, 9am-4pm
The 5K race will be timed with winners in each division. The 1K is a fun run and will not be timed. This will be a day of fun, fitness and family, all supporting children with hearing loss and families in need of mental health services. The race will start at the corner of Freeport Blvd. and Sutterville Rd. in Land Park and run through the beautiful tree-lined streets of Land Park.
Saturdays, October 28, 8am start.
William Land Park
Since 1991, Halloween Haunt has offered a unique setting and safe alternative to Trick-or-Treating for families with young children. Set in Safetyville USA, the unique miniature city, the event features carnival games, a costume parade, safety demonstrations and activities, and of course, trick-or-treat stations!
Saturday, October 28, 11am-4pm
Safety Center Inc.
Four-legged friends will strut their stuff and show off some creative costumes for a chance to win prizes! The event will also highlight Midtown’s popular mobile off-lease “Pop-Up Dog Park” and include family-friendly activities including face painting, a bounce house, hands-on arts and crafts and entertaining live music.
Saturday, October 28, 1pm-3pm