Family Halloween Events in Marin & the Bay Area
Halloween is one of our favorite holidays of year, and there's so much family fun to be found in Marin and the San Francisco Bay Area. Find a variety of family-friendly Halloween events that's right for you! We'll keep updating our list of events for Marin and beyond as we find more this fall. If you have an event you'd like to see added to the list, please contact us.
Marin and Sonoma Events
- LEGO Haunted House Workshop
Play-Well Marin, San Anselmo
Monday, October 30, 3–5 pm
This Halloween season, join Play-Well TEKnologies for a LEGO Haunted House workshop! Participants will have time to engineer their own trap then they will see if their LEGO Minifigure to go through. Can you make it out of the haunted house without getting scared! Fee: $20. For more info and to register, visit their website.
- Halloween Trick-or-Treat Trail
Tuesday, October 31, 3–5:30 pm
Join over 60 participating downtown Petaluma merchants for a fun and safe community Halloween for the entire family and goodies for costumed kids under 12. Prepare for a hautingly "ghould" time as the scary, the cute, the ugly and the creepy descend on Downtown Petaluma. For more info, visit their website.
- Halloween Festival
Pacheco Plaza, Novato
Tuesday, October 31, 3:30–5:30 pm
Trick-or-treaters welcome, live DJ dance party, games, face painting, balloon animals, prizes, pet costume show and contest. For more info, visit their website.
- Sausalito Haunted House
Game Room, Sausalito City Hall
Tuesday, October 31, 4:15–8 pm
Come see what spooky terrors lurk in this year’s inception of the annual Sausalito Haunted House. They’re dying… to meet you! Haunted House schedule: child-friendly 4:15–5 pm and full haunt from 6:15–8 pm. Cost: $5 per person or $20 per family suggested donation. Location: 420 Litho Street, Sausalito. For more info, visit their website.
- Sausalito Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treat Lane
Caledonia Street & Robin Sweeny Park, Sausalito
Tuesday, October 31, 5:45–8 pm
Kids of all ages are welcome to come in costume for a Halloween Parade and for some trick-or-treating. Parade begins at the Station 1 firehouse (at 333 Johnson and Caledonia) Come on down to the Sausalito City Hall, located at Caledonia and Litho Streets in Sausalito for a spooky time. For more info, visit their website.
San Francisco Zoo
Through October 31
Every weekend in October, go on an adventure in “Harvest Hallow” for access to new and exciting attractions. Navigate through San Francisco’s largest hay maze, a 5,000-square-foot structure made from 600 bales of straw and incorporates play areas within the design. Jump in the bounce house, challenge your friends to a friendly game of ring toss and use our festive Harvest Hallow setting for photo ops – all free with paid admission to San Francisco Zoo & Gardens! For kids AND adults, SF Zoo’s “Zoo Brew Haus” at The Depot Grill is pouring a great selection of brews, and cooking a full smorgasbord of German-inspired dishes, like beer-braised bratwurst with Guinness mustard and Sauerkraut! During lunch, dine to the upbeat sounds of a live band playing traditional European polka music. For more info, visit their website.
Other Bay Area and Northern California Events
- Fright Fest
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo
September 23–October 31, hours vary
It's a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on including several haunted houses and scare zones located throughout the park. The stuff of nightmares lurk around every corner as the dark of night washes over the park. The ghouls are set free for their daily hunting rituals. For more info, visit their website.
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