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Halloween Events - 2016
For Families

San Francisco

Silver Bullets: All-Day Werewolf Marathon
Saturday, October 29
Yerba Buena Gardens. San Francisco

Come howl at the moon with us Halloween weekend during an all-day series spotlighting that neglected but fearsome horror favorite: the werewolf.

ScreamGate - Haunted House
October 5 through October 31
Stonestown Galleria
3251 20th Avenue, San Francisco

Think you have what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse? Come find out this Halloween at San Francisco's ScreamGate Haunted House, a thrilling interactive journey through horror. Steel yourself as you enter through the gates, because you're entering the world of the undead, where hordes of brain-hungry zombies lurk around every dark twist and turn, waiting to make you their dinner. Can you make it through without becoming one of the walking dead?

Secret of the Cursed Chapel (by Evil Sphinx)
Thursday, October 27
6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm
The Chapel at Fort Mason

Can you escape the Curse??? Fearless sleuths are invited to explore the Fort Mason Chapel in order to discover mysterious artifacts, solve confounding puzzles, and uncover the dark and ancient secrets that lie buried within. Be aware – a terrifying curse will be cast upon all those who enter! Can you solve the mystery of the Chapel? Or will you be forever cursed? 

This experience lasts 1.5 hours. Entry times are every 1/2 hour 6-8:30pm on Thursdays and Fridays and every 1/2 hour 1-9pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Halloween. When you purchase your ticket, first select the date and the number of tickets you want to see available entry times. 

Creative Family Fun: Dia de Los Muertos Masks
Saturday, October 31 11am
Presidio Officer's Club Exhibition Hall. 50 Moraga Ave.

Drop in for imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage. Featuring different crafts every weekend!

Halloween Vampire Tour of San Francisco
Monday, October 31 8pm
Huntington Park, Nob Hill, San Francisco

This is a very unique walking tour of the beautiful Nob Hill neighborhood. The stops are: Grace Cathedral, the Nob Hill Café, Huntington Park, the Pacific-Union Club, the Fairmont Hotel, and the Mark Hopkins Hotel. The script contains about 85% true San Francisco history, with fun vampire lore and humor mixed in. It is not dark or gory, and is suitable for all ages. Because there are no hills involved, it is wheelchair friendly. Undead are admitted free, but proof of status is required. If you would like to add to the fun, your Hostess, Mina Harker, encourages you to come in costume. There will be a costume contest, so look your worst!

First Annual San Francisco Costume Dash 5K
Sunday, October 30, 8:30am
Golden Gate Park

Join thousands of costumed runners at the first annual San Francisco Costume Dash 5k on Sunday, October 30th!

Put on your craziest costume and get ready for five kilometers of fun through Golden Gate Park! 

The fun continues after the run with an after party in the park, featuring a costume contest and free gifts from our sponsors! Don't miss out. Start your 2016 Halloween celebration in style!


North Bay



SF Chinatown Haunted Walking Ghost Tour
every Friday and Saturday, 7:30pm - 9pm
Utopia Cafe Restaurant
141 Waverly Pl., San Francisco

Cynthia Yee’s San Francisco Chinatown Ghost Tour is a unique tour that provides our guests with a not-so-known history of San Francisco Chinatown. As with all of her tours, Cynthia has crafted SF Chinatown Ghost Tours based on years of research, personal experience, and accounts from local residents.

This year-round 1 ½ hour walking tour takes guests through San Francisco’s Chinatown, the oldest Chinese community in the United States which has been a popular shopping, dining and sightseeing destination for over a century. Yet most outsiders have never experienced the extrasensory realm of vintage Chinatown after dark. Chinatown’s mysterious streets and alleyways are known for its rich history and haunting past.

Halloween Hoopla
Sunday, October 30, noon - 1:30pm
Yerba Buena Gardens. San Francisco

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival’s 16th Annual Halloween Hoopla features interactive performances and games for kids under 10 and their adults, and the return of the Yerba Buena Pumpkin Patch! The program culminates in the eagerly awaited Halloween Costume Parade, where everyone is welcome to show off their Halloween finery.


East Bay

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Monday, October 31 7pm
2036 University, Berkeley

The perfect movie to watch on Halloween Night!

Friday Nights at OMCA: Thriller Night
Friday, October 28, 5pm - 10pm
Oakland Museum of California. 1000 Oak St, Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA with Off the Grid food trucks, music, and more! Join OMCA every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Enjoy the best in Bay Area curbside cuisine from gourmet food trucks, local beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages at the Blue Oak beer garden, live music, and dance lessons. Get creative at family-friendly drop-in workshops, learn from local foodies in the Makers & Tasters Series, and enjoy special guest performers and events. Gallery admission is half-price for adults and free for ages 18 and under!

Nightmare Island
Thursdays – Sundays, October 20-23 & 27-31.
Open from 5-9pm each evening.
Mere Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve

Annual Halloween Haunt Fundraiser on the grounds of the historic Mare Island Ammo Depot Get ready to get scared for a good cause! If the Mare Island Shoreline Preserve wasn’t scary enough at night this time of year...come out to our annual "NightMARE Island" The last of our fall fundraisers, it's scheduled for 8 nights, Thursdays – Sundays, October 20-23 & 27-31. Open from 5-9pm each evening.

Annual Halloween Pumpkin Patch Party and
Dia De Los Muertos commemorative Altar building

Friday, October 28, 3pm - 6pm
Native Wellness Center 2566 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond

Costume contest, Art and Crafts, Games and plenty of treats. Unable to stay?, than stop by with your Halloween bag for some free treats

Peninsula / South Bay

California's Great America Halloween Haunt
September 23 - October 31
California's Great America 2401 Agnew Rd Santa Clara

For the Halloween season, California's Great America is annually transformed into the fright fest Halloween Haunt. In addition to the regular roller coasters and rides of Great America, Haunt consists of 8 horror-filled mazes, the two new ones this year being the Roadkill Roadhouse and the Chamber of Horrors Wax Museum, plus 3 spooky live shows and 3 scare zones littered between the attractions.