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Kids' Halloween Events on the Peninsula

Published Sep 25, 2017 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Here's our favorite kid-friendly events taking place in the SF Peninsula that we think are to DIE for. Happy Halloween!

Everyone's excited for Halloween! Don't get left out in the dark. Make sure you know all the fun events coming your way this Halloween. To help you, the Chatterblock staff has prepared a list of the most important events happening this Halloween 2017.

Creepy Carrots

What happens when you start to suspect that the veggies you love to eat might be following you? Find out in this stage adaptation of the book by Aaron Reynolds, adapted for PYT by Dexter Fidler. A world premiere that is perfect to get your young bunnies in the Halloween spirit!

October 13-14, Various Shows
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

The world-famous Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival is the season’s signature event, drawing hordes of visitors to the “World Pumpkin Capital” for an epic festival on historic Main Street. 2017 will be this Autumn Classic's 47th year celebration.

October 14-15 10am-5pm
Main St, Half Moon Bay

Halloween Parties at Hidden Villa

A variety of Halloween parties are offered for different age groups, starting with the Little Pumpkin Party (ages 1-4), on Oct. 22, followed by several Halloween Party group sessions (ages 4-12) on September 27-28. Children must be accompanied by parents.

October 22, October 27, October 28, multiple times
Hidden Villa

8th Annual Halloween Spooky Carnival

Enjoy fun and exciting games to play, yummy snacks, face-painting, a costume contest, candy guess and more! Don’t forget to wear your costume and prepare for a spooky good time!

October 26, 4pm-6pm
Onetta Harris Community Center, Menlo Park

Deer Hollow Farm's Spooky Times

Celebrate the Spooky Times of Halloween! There will be haunted barns and 'dark forests' to explore, crafts, petting zoo, treats, and more. $7 regular admission, or $5 if you come in costume!

October 28, 10am- 3pm
Deer Hollow Farm

Halloween Hoopla

Parade down Santa Cruz Avenue sporting your best Halloween costume. Enjoy live entertainment, crafts, carnival games, and our famous giant pumpkin guess at Fremont Park. Participants are welcome to come in costume and participate in the annual parade through downtown Menlo Park to Fremont Park.

Oct 28, 11am-2pm
Downtown Menlo Park

Monster Bash

Celebrate Halloween with your family, friends and neighbors at the Mountain View Monster Bash, at this free family Event.

October 28, 1pm-3pm
Pioneer Memorial Park

CalAve Trick or Treat and Halloween Carnival

Come start off your Halloween celebrations on California Ave: Palo Alto's most popular Halloween event for the whole family! This event, now it its 23rd year, is organized by Blossom Birth Services.

October 29, 10am-2pm
California Ave, Palo Alto

Super Family Sunday

The Museum & Zoo will be open exclusively to families who have children with special needs. Children with all disabilities are welcome as well as grandparents and siblings.  Wear your Halloween costume and meet the animals up close!  Reservations are required.

October 29, 4pm-6pm
Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo

Halloween Spooktacular

Kids under 12 are invited to enjoy fun entertainment, and to parade the Center in their costumed finery collecting treats along the way. There will be balloon artists making Halloween figures for kids to take home. Kids can participate in making oozy, gooey “slime” with Mad Science of the Bay Area, decorate sinfully sweet cookies and create crazy crafts, all happening throughout the Center.

October 31, 4pm-5:30pm
Hillsdale Shopping Center

We have more Peninsula Halloween events in our Chatterblock Events page! Check them out!

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