No Halloween in the Castro 2018


As was the case last year, there will be NO Halloween celebration in the Castro in 2019 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 2019 (updated soon)
SF Station list
Our Night Life list
TimeOut list

Halloween Mega International Ball
Saturday, October 26, 9pm - 2am
The Westin St. Francis.
335 Powell Street, San Francisco
Event's page

W Hotel Halloween Party
Friday, Ocrober 25. 9pm- 1:30am
W HOTEL 181 3RD STREET, San Francisco
Event's page

Nightmare on Van Ness


SF Police Halloween Safety Tips
click here

Nightmare on Van Ness


No Halloween Celebration in Castro 311 Public Information

311 San Francisco At Your Service

Important public information here



Sponsored by the office of
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

   Office of the Mayor of San Francisco

    No Halloween Castro flyer

Home for Halloween Flyers / Web Banner
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Tips for a safe and sane Halloween
Following these simple safety tips will keep everyone safe on Halloween and the weekend before. Click here.


Halloween safety tips from the SFPD
In order to assist San Francisco's community in enjoying this fun-filled holiday as safely as possible, the SFPD has compiled the following tips. Click 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.

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 twelfth 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.