California Halloween Events 2022

Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2022? 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.

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Halloween Happenings in Burbank - Burbank, CA - Oct 11 to Oct 31, 2019
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 12 to Oct 27, 2019
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.

Underwater Pumpkin Carving - Santa Clarita, CA - Oct 19, 2019
The Santa Clarita Aquatics Center has scuba diving teams carving pumpkin masterpieces in the diving pool, plus games, trick or treating and more.

Pugtacular Spooktacular - Torrance, CA - Oct 19, 2019
Pug Nation Rescue is hosting a dog costume contest, vendors, food, photo booth, adoptions, raffles and more.

Halloween Beer Crawl - Gilroy, CA - Oct 19, 2019
21+ bar crawl through downtown Gilroy, with costumes, craft beer, shopping and more!

Non-Sugar Skulls Celebrate Dia de los Muertos - Oakland, CA - Oct 21 to Nov 2, 2019
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, West Oakland, 81st Avenue, Cesar E Chavez, and Elmhurst.

Hustlaball - San Francisco, CA - Oct 25, 2019
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

Haunted International Ball at the Westin St Francis - San Francisco, CA - Oct 25 to Oct 26, 2019
Four separate rooms with different types of music – don’t miss out, grab your tickets today!

TeenZone Halloween Party and Haunted House - Oakland, CA - Oct 25, 2019
TeenZone at the Main Library comes alive for a Halloween celebration with treats, video games, a photo booth, and haunted house.

Halloweenie - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 25, 2019
Freddy & Jason’s Halloweenie returns – 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 25, 2019
Annual Halloween party in the Penthouse at Elevate lounge. Costumes preferred but not required.

Treats n Suites Halloween Bash - Carson, CA - Oct 25, 2019
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.

Wicked Halloween Ball - San Francisco, CA - Oct 26, 2019
Dress in your best and head to the Spooktacular Mansion for spooky decor including laser, lights, fog, & holograms, plus 2 levels of party including a huge dance floor, 2 full bars, lots of candy and more!

A Nightmare on 14th Street - Oakland, CA - Oct 26, 2019
20,000 sq foot complex holds 3 rooms plus an outdoor lounge. Costume contest with $2500 in cash andn prizes!

Halloween Milonga - Sacramento, CA - Oct 26, 2019
Social dance of Argentine Tango with a Halloween twist, including a costume contest – $10 admission includes light refreshments

Halloween Haunt - Sacramento, CA - Oct 26, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: 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 26, 2019
A place for kids to trick or treat plus food trucks, games, candy, and bounce houses.

Haunted Hollywood Halloween Party - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 26, 2019
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 26, 2019
Great dance floor, eye candy, costume contest, and events going every 30 minutes on the main stage plus two fully stocked bars!

Hollywood Halloween Pub Crawl - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 26, 2019
Half a dozen bars with drink specials, and costumes are encouraged!

Trick or Drink: Los Angeles Bar Crawl - Santa Monica, CA - Oct 26 to Oct 31, 2019
Check in at Britannia Pub 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 26, 2019
This year’s party will be 80’s inspired and and feature LA’s top DJ’s. Hotel wide party with multiple rooms of music spun by world renowned DJs, table service, plus hotel and VIP packages available.

Haunted W Rooftop - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 26, 2019
W Hollywood hosts an annual party with 2 rooftop areas (both wish amazing views) and 4 DJs, party favors and more!

Haunted Halloween Hunt - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 26, 2019
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.

San Diego WCKD Village - San Diego, CA - Oct 26, 2019
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 26, 2019
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.

Halloween Family Fun at Balboa Park - San Diego, CA - Oct 26, 2019
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.

Alvarado Street Brewery Boos and Brews - Monterey, CA - Oct 26, 2019
DJ, silent disco, costume contest with prizes, cocktail specials, beer and more! 21+ event

Trick or Treating in Pacific Grove - Pacific Grove, CA - Oct 26, 2019
Candy, giveaways, music, safety zone, and more – plus the PG Museum of Natural History’s spooky Science Saturday happens in conjunction: Bats, Spiders & Snakes.

Trick-or-Treat in Old Sacramento - Sacramento, CA - Oct 27, 2019
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 27, 2019
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

Pumpkin Carving and Pinot - Monterey, CA - Oct 27 to Oct 31, 2019
Drink a little wine and carve some pumpkins! $25 admission includes all carving materials, a pumpkin, and a glass of wine

Pooch Parade - Fresno, CA - Oct 27 to Oct 31, 2019
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!

Halloween Community Parade - Berkeley, CA - Oct 31, 2019
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, 2019
Indoor areas of the libraries are still closed – this event is likely canceled for 2020. Look for it’s return in 2021. Normally: Start out in the Children’s Room of the Main Library 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!

Day of the Dead Procession and Festival of Alters - San Francisco, CA - Nov 2, 2019
Was virtual for 2020 but no date yet announced for 2021.

West Hollywood Halloween Carnival - West Hollywood, CA - Oct 24, 2020
Modification for 2020: Dribe through Trunk ot Treat event at Plummer Park. Experience the sights and sounds of all things Halloween as you drive over to Plummer Park and enjoy a fun and safe way to Trick-or-Treat in your car while maintaining social distancing. Car trunks will be decorated for your viewing pleasure in various Halloween themes at the North Parking located at the intersection of Fountain Avenue and Vista Street. Children will enjoy a pumpkin patch, take-home craft activity kits, swag items, DJ, entertainment, prizes, candy and more. Register online. Normally: Annual youth carnival at West Hollywood Park with entertainment, face painting, caricature artist, balloons, photo booth, costume contests, pumpkin patch, games and more

Creepy Crawly Halloween Trick or Treat - Campbell, CA - Oct 25, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: Candy and other freebies are certainly a big part of this event, but most people come mainly to revel in a community wide costume party in the streets and get some candy as an added bonus.

Prohibition Halloween Party - San Francisco, CA - Oct 31, 2020
A Halloween yacht cruise around the bay, with a live DJ cranking the tunes, cash bar, and more, with four decks of fun available on board the San Francisco Belle. Wear your finest Prohibition-era garb

Halloween Costume Party at El Galleon - Avalon, CA - Oct 31, 2020

Nightmare in the Streets Golf Cart Parade - Avalon, CA - Oct 31, 2020
4-5pm on Casino Way. Contest for best costume, most deck out cart and best family themed costume. Candy bags will be provided

For more Halloween fun in California, check out our pages for these classic fall activities:
Haunted HousesPumpkin PatchesGhost Tours

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