No Halloween in the Castro 2011


As was the case last year, there will be NO Halloween celebration in the Castro in 2016 and the streets will
NOT be closed. Traffic will flow normally. Bars and restaurants will be open for business.

Tell us about your Halloween Event
If you are organizing a Halloween event in your neighborhood / community and want to have it added to our list of events, please enter the information

SFGate's list of Halloween events
In addition to our own list, SFGate / SF Chronicle, SF Station and Kicktickets have a list of numerous events for Halloween 2016 (updated soon)
TimeOut list
SF Station list
Our Night Life list

Phantasm: A Karnival of Mischief
Saturday, October 29 9pm - 4am
The Armory, Corner of Mission st and 14th 
Event's page

A Nightmare On Van Ness Halloween
Saturday, October 29. 9pm- 2am
The Regency Center
1300 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco
Event's page

Nightmare on Van Ness


No Halloween Celebration in Castro 311 Public Information

311 San Francisco At Your Service

Important public information here

Halloween Safety Tips Sheet here



Sponsored by the office of
San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee

   Office of the Mayor of San Francisco

    No Halloween Castro flyer

Home for Halloween Flyers / Web Banner
Download-and-print your "Home For Halloween" Flyers. FAX to your friends! Put in your windows! Help us spread the word to enjoy Halloween in your own community.

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Statement from the Mayor of San Francisco
Mayor Lee offers safety tips to protect Trick or Treating families.

Please donwload here.
  San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee


10th Home for Halloween Campaign - press release
What will you be doing in your hometown and home neighborhood on Monday, October 31 -- Halloween 2016? For the tenth year, San Francisco's Home for Halloween campaign is urging people to celebrate the costume-filled holiday close to home in an effort to spur their local business communities and also remind revelers to keep the holiday safe and sane... read here

San Francisco named best
city in the country to Trick or Treat
San Francisco may have the smallest percentage of children of any city in the country, but there’s no better place for them to be on at least one night of the year. For the third year in a row, we’ve been named the best city for trick-or-treating in the entire nation.


Boo Tube
Check our latest Home for Halloween videos.

No Halloween in Castro 2008 No Halloween in Castro 2008

David Perry discusses this year's public safety campaign

Michael reminds us NO
Castro Halloween Party

No Halloween in Castro 2008 No Halloween in Castro 2008

Jefe de Policía nos recuerda que NO hay fiesta en Castro

Adam reminds us NO
Castro Halloween Party

No Halloween in Castro 2008 No Halloween in Castro 2008

David reminds us NO
Castro Halloween Party

Police Chief Gascon reminds
us NO Castro Halloween Party

click here for additional videos from previous years.

Halloween belongs to all of us. Following the successful campaigns of previous years to keep everyone safe and maintain the Castro’s tranquility, we’re continuing and expanding the Home for Halloween campaign. Like last year there is no party or special event in the Castro. However, there are lots of events and celebrations around San Francisco, throughout the Bay Area and right in your own “home” neighborhood!

This October 31st, bars and restaurants in the Castro will be open for business. However, as was the case last year the streets will not be closed to traffic. As in every other community in the City, there will be zero tolerance for behavior which doesn’t respect the celebrated diversity of our communities. And again like last year, there will be zero tolerance for individuals and businesses that do not obey alcohol consumption and distribution regulations. The Home For Halloween website will help promote your events so please let us know about what you have planned in your community.

The Castro is not appropriate for a party with 100,000 people. So, the Home For Halloween campaign enters its tenth year of celebrating Halloween throughout the Bay Area and encouraging people to respect everyone’s home, including the Castro. With your support, we can indeed make Halloween a “home” for celebrations that are fun, festive and respectful. Halloween is for everyone.


A bloggers' view on why "Staying Home for Halloween"
is the "in" thing to do, by avoiding big crowds and supporting events in the immediate neighborhood.

You can also check blogs from previous years
2007 blog
2008 blog
2009 blog