California Halloween Events 2018

Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2018? We have put together one of the largest calendars of Halloween events in the United States for you. It locates holiday activities for all ages – from kid-friendly children’s activities to adult Halloween parties. We don’t have every event yet, but there are plenty of ideas to get you and your family in the mood for Halloween in California.

2018 Events

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Brick or Treat Party Nights at Legoland - Carlsbad, CA - Sep 29 to Oct 27, 2018
Saturday nights through October, features live entertainment, character meet and greets, costume contests, treat stations, pumpkin patch build, dance party, and more

Boo at the LA Zoo - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 1 to Oct 31, 2018
Boo at the Zoo happens every day in October, with special entertainment and activities on the weekends, and trick or treating on 10/20-21 and 10/27-28. Daily activities include a spooky stroll with a mini pumpkin patch and photo ops, Animals & You Boo with the opportunity to get up close with the animals, Boo Bird Show and more. Regular zoo admission is required.

Haunted Little Tokyo - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 1 to Oct 31, 2018
A month of frightful fun in Little Tokyo, with pumpkin patches, trick or treating, games, movie screenings, walking tours, costume contest and more

Spookomotive Train Ride - Sacramento, CA - Oct 6 to Oct 28, 2018
Hourly departures on weekends in October, with onboard entertainment and Halloween treats that is fun for everyone (and not scary) – the diesel train is crawling with spiders, cobwebs, cornstalks, and its “skeleton crew.” Riders are encouraged to dress up, especially with the fun weekly themes.

Absolutely Halloween - Santa Monica, CA - Oct 6 to Oct 28, 2018
Every year on Halloween, one person is chosen to save Halloween for one more year. Watch a young girl named Candy learn about life, love, laughter and sugar as she helps costume characters who come to live on a magical adventure to save Halloween.

ScreamFest - Hollywood, CA - Oct 9 to Oct 19, 2018
Film festival screening horror films old and new. Tickets are $11 each, and screenings are held at TCL Chines 6 Theatres.

Halloween Happenings in Burbank - Burbank, CA - Oct 12 to Oct 31, 2018
Burbank Parks & Rec offer a series of Halloween events, kicking off with a three-day Haunted Adventure at Stough Canyon Park (no children under 6), a Spooky Boo Bash for 55+ at McCambridge Recreation Center and a free Skullyball (glow in the dark volleyball) for middle and high school students at Verdugo Rec Center, both on the 20th. Head to Verdugo Aquatic Facility on the 21st for a floating pumpkin patch, and a Halloween skatefest at Valley State Park on the 26th. Bring your preschooler to McCambridge Rec Center for the Little Pumpkins Tot Party on the 27th (space is limited, registration is required) and the elementary kids for a Halloween Carnival on Halloween. There’s something for everyone this Halloween, so check out the details on the event website.

Spooky Halloween River Cruise - Sacramento, CA - Oct 13 to Oct 28, 2018
Two departures each weekend day – enjoy a one hour yacht cruise on the Sacramento River, enjoying the scenic views of Sacramento while listening to Halloween-themed music as the kids work on Halloween coloring pages and get their face painted. Snacks available for purchase.

[email protected] Halloween - Gilroy, CA - Oct 19 to Oct 21, 2018
Sing and dance, meet and greet the characters from the show, trick-or-treat along the Boo trail, rides like the Boo Train, and more

Monster Bash - Rancho Cordova, CA - Oct 20, 2018
An evening of ghoilsih play awaits at the Sacramento Children’s Museum, with a DJ and dancing, treats, and museum play.

The Drama Factory’s Monster Dash – 5k or 1 mile - Antioch, CA - Oct 20, 2018
A 5k or 1 mile run/walk with costume parade through Contra Loma Regional Park. Funds raised help keep the performing arts accessible to the community. Registraion includes a tshirt designed by a local artist and a finisher’s ribbon, with awards for the top finishers. Costumes are encouraged!

Monster Dash 5K, 10K, 15K and half marathon - Huntington Beach, CA - Oct 20, 2018
Fun run with an open course – and no DNF’s – you can drop down to a lower length at any time. The parking lot opens at 7am behind the Jack-in-the-Box off PCH and Warner Ave in Huntington Beach.

Trick or Treating at the Zoo - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 20 to Oct 28, 2018
Part of the Boo at the Zoo festivities, with trick or treating for the kids in the last two weekends before Halloween. Dress up and collect candy from around the zoo! Other Boo at the Zoo activities will be happening including special events for the weekends. Regular zoo admission is required.

Halloween Events - Whittier, CA - Oct 20, 2018
Head to Sorensen Park for a costume contest, candy giveaway, and more

Underwater Pumpkin Carving - Santa Clarita, CA - Oct 20, 2018
The Santa Clarita Aquatics Center has scuba diving teams carving pumpkin masterpieces in the diving pool, plus games, trick or treating and more.

Halloween Beer Crawl - Gilroy, CA - Oct 20, 2018
21+ bar crawl through downtown Gilroy, with costumes, craft beer, shopping and more!

Point Sur Halloween Tour - Monterey, CA - Oct 20 to Oct 27, 2018
An evening of fun – start off with a walking tour of the Point Sur lighthouse to watch the sunset, then head to the barn for a light buffet dinner, followed by storytelling of the lighthouse’s ghostly past, results of a recent ghost haunt, and more!

Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld - San Diego, CA - Oct 22 to Oct 28, 2018
Live shows, Halloween activities, trick or treating, parade down Sesame Street, celebration for Dia de los Muertos, and more. Bring a reusable bag or bucket from home to collect your treats.

Darling Clementines Halloween Masquerade Party - Sacramento, CA - Oct 25, 2018
Burlesque show with live music, costume contest, and DJ. 21+.

Halloween International Ball - San Francisco, CA - Oct 26, 2018
Three separate dance floors with 7 DJs, dancer, drummers and more

Hustlaball - San Francisco, CA - Oct 26, 2018
This Halloween event is but the warm up for their annual President’s Day weekend party – this event is a gay dance party, with a dance floor, world class DJs, live entertainment, and more

World Famous Halloween Pub Crawl - San Francisco, CA - Oct 26 to Oct 31, 2018
A massive bar crawl with four different nights in the Marina District, with participating venues offering drink specials. Start off at Bar None to get your pass and then head out! There is a multi-day pass if you don’t want to miss a moment!

San Francisco Halloween Pub Crawl - San Francisco, CA - Oct 26, 2018
Drink the night away in your costume with a drink special at local bars! Start out at Maye’s and go from there!

Non-Sugar Skulls Celebrate Dia de los Muertos - Oakland, CA - Oct 26 to Nov 1, 2018
Come to the Oakland Public Library to make sugar skulls (calaveras) with Model Magic and decorate them. Celebrated at several different branches including the Main Library (10/29), West Oakland (10/26), 81st Avenue (10/30), Cesar E Chavez (10/31) and Elmhurst (11/1).

TeenZone Halloween Party and Haunted House - Oakland, CA - Oct 26, 2018
TeenZone at the Main Library comes alive for a Halloween celebration with treats, video games, a photo booth, and haunted house.

Sacramento Halloween Haunt Yacht Cruise - Sacramento, CA - Oct 26 to Oct 31, 2018
Two departures each time – one open to any age, and one that is 21+. 1.5 hour cruise in the Sacramento River with a local DJ, full bar and snacks available for purchase, and cocktail seating.

Rio Linda Elverta Rec & Parks Trunk or Treat - Rio Linda, CA - Oct 26, 2018
Enjoy a haunted house, candy, face painting, games, trunk or treat and more!

Downtown LA Halloween Club Crawl - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 26 to Oct 27, 2018
Visit multiple venues in downtown Los Angeles for drink specials and no cover charges. Costume contest and more

Hollywood Club Crawl Halloween Party - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 26 to Oct 27, 2018
Visit multiple venues in Hollywood for drink specials and no cover charges. Costume contest and more

Halloweenie 12 - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 26, 2018
Freddy & Jason’s Halloweenie returns for it’s 13th year – come out for a night of dancing, drinking, and photo ops at the Balasco Theater. Benefits GMCLA’s youth outreach programs.

911 Halloween Party - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 26, 2018
Annual Halloween party in the Penthouse at Elevate lounge.

Treats n Suites Halloween Bash - Carson, CA - Oct 26, 2018
Trick or treating and arts & crafts, costume contest & parade, and hayride, with the opportunity to meet some of the players from the LA Galaxy, LA Chargers, LA Sparks, and LA Kings teams.

Trick or Treat India Street - San Diego, CA - Oct 26, 2018
Little ones can trick or treat throughout Little Italy in costume to get treats from merchants. Get the map of participating merchants from Piazza della Famiglia.

Wicked Halloween - San Francisco, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Dress in your best and head to the Wicked Castle for spooky decor including liaser, lights, fog, & holograms, plus 2 levels of party including a huge dance floor, 3 full bars, lots of candy and more!

Ocean Avenue Halloween Block Party - San Francisco, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Family friendly fun on Faxon Avenue between Ocean and Demontfort, featuring games and prizes, a DJ, costume contest, photo booth, and more!

Halloween Massive - San Francisco, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Three dance floors, each with a different theme and music.

Haunted Hotel - San Francisco, CA - Oct 27, 2018
21+ costumed party at the W San Francisco for their “sinister chic” happening with some of the city’s hottest DJs

A Nightmare on 14th Street - Oakland, CA - Oct 27, 2018
20,00 sq foot complex holds 3 rooms plus an outdoor lounge. Costume contest with $2500 in cash andn prizes!

A Nightmare on Van Ness - San Francisco, CA - Oct 27, 2018
3 Floors with 4 rooms of music, 7 DJs, and a VIP open bar all night!

Crawloween - San Francisco, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Start out at Maye’s for a massive bar crawl with 23 bars offering $3 beers, cocktails and shots, a free shuttle, and over 6000 partiers! It’s like trick or treating for adults!

Haunted International Ball at the Westin St Francis - San Francisco, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Four separate rooms with different types of music – don’t miss out, grab your tickets today!

Halloween Masquerade Ball - Sausalito, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Outdoor garden with firepit, acoustic music, large dance floor, 2 bars, tarot readings and henna, private indoor room available

Titanic Masquerade Halloween Party Cruise - San Francisco, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Take off from Pier 40 on a cruise with 4 hours of open bar, 3 decks, 2 DJs all of which make for one amazing masquerade party with amazing views of the city, Alcatraz, and more!

Stripped – Halloween Masquerade - San Francisco, CA - Oct 27, 2018
A party you won’t forget, with music as you lose your inhibitions and get into all sorts of shenanigans. Don’t forget the mask

Masquerade Party wtih Three Day Rule & EliteSingles - San Francisco, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Join other 50+ partygoers at Chambers, at the Phoenix Hotel, is transformed into a masquerade to remeber, with sexy decor, romantic lighting, and more. Cocktail attire and a mask the order of the day, with matchmakers on site.

Speakeasy Halloween Party Cruise - San Francisco, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Party around the bay and enjoy unforgettable views of San Francisco, while partying on three levels with multiple live DJs, cash bar, and more. Flapper and suit attire encouraged, but all costumes welcomed

Rock the Yacht: Halloween Yacht Party about the Empress Yacht - San Francisco, CA - Oct 27, 2018
A Halloween yacht cruise around the bay, with a live DJ cranking the tunes, three hour premium open bar, and more

3rd Halloween Night Celebration - San Francisco, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Bollywood Nepalese and mix music all night, costumes recommended!

XOSO Halloween Pub Crawl - Sacramento, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Registration includes one Deep Eddy drink at check-in, plus drink and food specials at participating bars, and entry into the costume contest.

Halloween Milonga - Sacramento, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Social dance of Argentine Tango with a Halloween twist, including a costume contest – $10 admission includes light refreshments

Trick or Treat and FestiFall - Folsom, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Trick or Treat on Sutter Street, plus jump houses, games, prizes and more from 1-4, a preview of Mary Poppins and a mad science exhibit at the Ampitheather, Halloween costume contest for kids and pets! Address is for the parking garage.

Halloween Haunt - Sacramento, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Since 1991, Safetyville USA has hosted an annual Halloween event in their miniature city, with carnival games, a costume parade, safety demonstrations, and trick-or-treat stations!

Fremont Presbyterian Church Trunk or Treat - Sacramento, CA - Oct 27, 2018
A place for kids to trick or treat plus food trucks, games, candy, and bounce houses.

Midtown Pooch Parade - Sacramento, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Pooches and people head to Marshall Park for a parade and festival with face painting, bounce house, arts & crafts, live music, and more!

Hollywood Pub Crawl - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Twelve hours of dashing from bar to bar on Hollywood Blvd for a self-guided pub crawl with food, drink and event specials at over 10 venues!

Haunted Hollywood Halloween Party - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Haunted Apt 503 hosts this party, private to the Ivy Plus Society until 10pm. DJ, food, costume contest, and more

NoHo MonsterBash - North Hollywood, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Great dance floor, eye candy, costume contest, and events going every 30 minutes on the main stage plus two fully stocked bars!

Heaven & Hell Halloween - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 27, 2018
One night with two afterlifes – Heaven and Hell

Hollywood Halloween Pub Crawl - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 27 to Oct 31, 2018
Half a dozen bars with drink specials, and costumes are encouraged!

Hollywood Monster Night - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Top DJs, dancers, costume contest, and more

Trick or Drink: Los Angeles Bar Crawl - Santa Monica, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Check in at West End Nightclub to get your wristband and the map of participating bars, then head out for drink specials without a cover!

Halloween at the Hollywood Roosevelt - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Hotel wide party with multiple rooms of music spun by world renowned DJs, table service, plus hotel and VIP packages available. Dress up as your favorite superhero or villain!

Haunted W Rooftop - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 27, 2018
W Hollywood hosts an annual party with 2 rooftop areas (both wish amazing views) and 4 DJs, party favors and more!

Hante Sofitel Halloween - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Halloween party at Hotel Sofitel LA, a French-inspired playground

Halloween Yacht Party - Newport Beach, CA - Oct 27, 2018
3 hour harbor cruise with unlimited buffet dinner, full cash bars, costume contest with cash prizes, DJ and two levels of dancing, and more

Sea Scare - San Pedro, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Your favorite attractions return, like Trick-or-Treat Trail, Seaside Boardwalk, a party zone, and Skull Alley, all at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.

Halloween Capers - Whittier, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Trick or treating, costume contest, and more

All Night Horrorthon – Aero Theatre - Santa Monica, CA - Oct 27, 2018
All night marathon of horror films, with free between-film food, giveaways, trailers and shorts, special appearances, and more!

West Hollywood Halloween Carnival - West Hollywood, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Annual youth carnival at Plummer Park with entertainment, face painting, caricature artist, balloons, photo booth, costume contests, pumpkin patch, games and more

Haunted Halloween Hunt - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 27, 2018
A clue-solving Halloween adventure – it’s part scavenger hunt, race, and escape game all in one. Teams of two to four players will set out on an adventure around downtown LA, with tricks, treats, challenges, clues, and more.

Carrera de los Muertos - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 27, 2018
5k that honors Day of the Dead – join friends and family to honor and remember loved ones that have passed in this cultural tradition.

PALS Halloween Dance - Torrance, CA - Oct 27, 2018
People Actively Learning and Sharing (PALS), a program that serves the population with special needs, presents a Halloween dance, with a DJ, photo booth, and game room.

Pugtacular Spooktacular - Torrance, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Pug Nation Rescue is hosting a dog costume contest, vendors, food, photo booth, adoptions, raffles and more.

Halloween in the Garden - Avalon, CA - Oct 27, 2018
The first 1000 Catalina residents get in free, admisison is $8 for adults and $4 for kids. Trail of fright, craft alley, games, prizes, costume contest, DJ dance party, treasure hunt, photo booth and more.

Happy Harbor Halloween - San Pedro, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Two locations of fun! The day begins with a Halloween-themed pet “bark or treat” followed by a costume parade, music, reptiles, arts & crafts, face painting, games, and more fun for all ages! Head to Downtown Harbor or Wilmington Waterfront Park to join in the fun!

San Diego WCKD Village - San Diego, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Formerly the Monster Halloween Bash, San Diego’s biggest Halloween & music festival comes to the East Village with four stages of non-stop music, creepy costume contest, body glitter bar, games, fortune tellers, haunted attractions, and more! 21+ event.

Hotel del Coronado Halloween: Hallo-Wine *and* Kids Halloween Party - Coronado, CA - Oct 27, 2018
San Diego’s most famous haunted hotel hosts a party for adults-only once again – dress up and enjoy the spooky surroundings, food & drinks including wine tasting, dancing and more! 21+ event. There is a *separate* event the same night for children, with costumes, trick-or-treating, and dinner – see the website for information and tickets on both events.

Nightmare on Normal Street - San Diego, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Block party with an outdoor dance floor, local DJs, beer garden, food trucks, live entertainment plus a costume contest (including a pet contest). 21+ event, benefits the San Diego LGBT Community Center and Fabulous Hillcrest.

Halloween Family Fun at Balboa Park - San Diego, CA - Oct 27, 2018
10th annual. Enjoy a fun, safe, and culturally inspired kickoff to your Halloween at Balboa Park, with over two dozen museums and attractions participating to offer crafts, costume contests and parades, and tons of spooky surprises. Learn about Day of the Dead, enjoy live entertainment, play games and more. Participating museums offer free admission to children 12 and under with paying adult.

Halloween Bash - Redding, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Wonka themed Halloween bash, with DJ, drink specials, dancing, costume contest, door prizes and more. 21+

The Summoning Halloween Street Party - Modesto, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Music, dancing, costume contest with over $2000 in cash, and more. 21+

Alvarado Street Brewery Boos and Brews - Monterey, CA - Oct 27 to Oct 28, 2018
5th annual. DJ, silent disco, costume contest with prizes, cocktail specials, beer and more! 21+ event

Trick or Treating in Pacific Grove - Pacific Grove, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Candy, giveaways, music, safety zone, and more – plus the PG Museum of Natural History’s spooky Science Saturday happens in conjunction: Bats, Spiders & Snakes.

Halloween Party at Howl - Universal City, CA - Oct 27, 2018
Howl at the Moon Indianapolis hosts another Halloween party with drink specials, games, and a costume contest.

Halloween Hoopla - San Francisco, CA - Oct 28, 2018
Interactive performances, games, pumpkin patch, and costume parade for kids and their families

Trick-or-Treat in Old Sacramento - Sacramento, CA - Oct 28, 2018
Children and their adults can trick-or-treat in the Old Sacramento Waterfront district from 12-3. Pick up a map at the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum. Candy available while supplies last.

Trunk or Treat at the California Automobile Museum - Sacramento, CA - Oct 28, 2018
Kiddos can wear their costumes to decorate bags for collecting candy before setting off on an adventure around the museum to discover different stations of candy and spooky stories

Grand Park’s Downtown Die de los Muertos Altars - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 28 to Nov 4, 2018
The traditions of Dia de los Muertos are celebrated in Grand Park, with many ways to experience and learn about the holiday. 50 altars and art installations by local artists will be on display, with free lunchtime tours

Pumpkin Carving and Pinot - Monterey, CA - Oct 28 to Oct 31, 2018
Drink a little wine and carve some pumpkins! $25 admission includes all carving materials, a pumpkin, and a glass of wine

Haunted Mansion Halloween Party - San Francisco, CA - Oct 28, 2018
The final party at Infusion Lounge. 21+ event – general admission ticket (click link below) includes two drinks.

Pooch Parade - Fresno, CA - Oct 28, 2018
A Haloween event just for dogs and their humans! Parade, canine carnival and costume contest in the former Blockbuster parking lot at Olive & Yosemite. Vendors, beer & bone garden, family entertainment, and more!

Aldeia Halloween - San Francisco, CA - Oct 31 to Oct 13, 2018
DJ Marlboro mixes funk carioca (baile funk) for this annual Halloween party

Halloween Stroll - Vacaville, CA - Oct 31, 2018
Stroll along downtown Vacaville and trick-or-treat with over 25 merchants, play games, enjoy music, dancing from a Thriller flash mob, and more! The first 1000 families will receive a free trick-or-treating bag.

Halloween Festivies - Sausalito, CA - Oct 31, 2018
A whole town’s worth of activities for halloween! Child friendly (lights on) followed by full terror haunted house, BBQ at the firehouse, Halloween parade and trick or treating, and dog costume contest.

Halloween Community Parade - Berkeley, CA - Oct 31, 2018
Parade around San Pablo Park in your favorite costume, compete in the costume contest, try to keep up in the freeze dance, eat food and get goodie bags! Everyone should wear a costume – even the grown-ups!

Trick or Treating at the Library - Oakland, CA - Oct 31, 2018
Start out in the Children’s Room and walk through the library in your costume! Visit different parts of the library to get treats and learn more about what the library offers!

Trick or Treat and Costume Contest - Oakland, CA - Oct 31, 2018
Trick or treat around the library, compete in a costume contest, and search for treasure!

Trick or Treat at the Museum - Rancho Cordova, CA - Oct 31, 2018
Come to the Sacramento Children’s Museum dressed up in costume for trick-or-treat stations, a costume parade, and museum play! $5/person or donate a children’s book to get in for free! Members are free. 10am-2pm

Halloween Festival for DTLA Kids - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 31, 2018

Halloween Dance and Costume Contest - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 31, 2018
Annual Angelus Plaza Senior Activity Center Halloween dance and costume contest with a DJ, refreshments and more – free event

Catalina Island Halloween Parade - Avalon, CA - Oct 31, 2018
The parade down Crescent Ave starts at 4pm – dress up in costume and join in the fun with Island kids and residents.

Halloween Costume Part at El Galleon - Avalon, CA - Oct 31, 2018
21+ party at El Galleon, with karaoke, costume contest, and more.

Dia de los Muertos - Rancho Cordova, CA - Nov 1 to Nov 4, 2018
Learn about the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) during this four-day celebration at the Sacramento Children’s Museum with sugar skull decorating, and an ofrenda (alter) set up to remember and honor loved ones who have passed away.

Day of the Dead Procession and Festival of Alters - San Francisco, CA - Nov 2, 2018

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