Kids' Halloween Events in East Bay

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Published Oct 9, 2015

There are some spooktacular events coming our way to get us in the Halloween spirit! These are the top Halloween events for kids in East Bay area.

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Whether it’s pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, or costume swapping you’re after this Halloween, there are a ton of Kids Halloween Events in Oakland and the surrounding East Bay during the month of October, so we thought we’d tell you about a few… 

Top Kids Halloween Events in East Bay 

Bring the whole family to make sugar skulls, screen print a T-shirt or flag (bring your own clothing or fabric), make a cool or scary mask, and enjoy the Dia de Muertos decor and snacks throughout the Art Center! New this year: Make pom-pom skulls and eyeballs with artist, Dawn Gonzalez!

Oct 24, 1pm-3pm
Richmond Art Center

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 24-25, 10am- 3pm
Oakland Zoo

On the last weekend in October, join us to celebrate with fun and games that are more delightful than frightful. Come in costume and enjoy a spooktacular extravaganza with rides, parades, special performances, arts & crafts, pirate school, and more!

Oct 24-25
Children's Fairyland

Main Street Martinez & Cooperative Center FCU invite you to join us at a SAFE, FUN, and FREE Halloween Spooktacular! Instead of walking house to house, visit creatively themed and decorated car trunks and shops lining downtown Martinez to collect candy and treats. 

Sunday, Oct 25, 10am- 2pm
Downtown Martinez

Trick-or-Treat on Solano at every business from 3pm-5pm, and join in the costume contest from 5-6pm!

Oct 30, 3pm-6pm
Solano Avenue, Berkeley 

What could be spookier, safer or more fun than Halloween all weekend at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach? This Halloween Costume Party weekend gives trick-or-treaters chances to play carnival games, FREE PLAY pinball, win prizes and more! Prizes for everyone who comes in costume

Oct 30-Nov 1

Spooktacular Halloween Costume & Dance Party

Dress up in your awesome Halloween Costumes contest prizes awarded after. Fun games, dance party, pumpkin decorating, trick or treat, arts & craft, food, healthy treats,face painting and more.

Oct 31, 10am-1pm
We Rock the Spectrum - Berkeley

Come to Habitot's not-too-spooky celebration for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Play miniature golf in the garden graveyard, paint miniature pumpkins and y paper ghosts in the Wind Tunnel. Visit the witches’ apothecary in the grocery store. Treats and prizes. Come in costume!

Oct 31, 9:30am-12:30pm
Habitot Children's Museum

Meet animals that we often consider to be creepy and crawly. From snakes to butterflies to mysterious underwater friends, we’ll have Halloween fun at the shoreline.

Oct 31, 11am-12pm
Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

Watch pumpkins fly across the sky in the Pumpkin Catapult show and experience Halloween-themed science in this Happy Creepy Halloween event! Meet slimy, hairy, and creepy critters; use hydraulics to build your own pumpkin lifts, and wear your costume and get a free ticket to the National Geographic 3D Theater!

Oct 31, 11am-4pm
Lawrence Hall of Science

More Great Halloween Events

The Bay Area has tons of great events for kids and families happening throughout the Halloween season. Find out what’s happening in your neighbourhood this Halloween at our ChatterBlock Event Listings!

Written by Joelle Blaikie

Trying to make lives easier one parent at a time.

Joelle is the Product Manager at ChatterBlock and is eager to share interesting stories, upcoming events, and fun ideas to do with your kids & family. Passionate about her community, avid traveler, and proud auntie.

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