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Family Halloween Events in Marin & the Bay Area

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.

For more Halloween fun, make sure you check out our annual guide to pumpkin patches in Marin and Sonoma Counties.

Halloween Events:

Boo at the Zoo, Oakland Zoo
Oakland Zoo — Oakland

Friday–Sunday in October, 10 am–4 pm

Due to its popularity, we are extending Boo at the Zoo to four Friday, Saturday, and Sundays in October (October 8-31, 2021). Enjoy this family-friendly Halloween event with a spooky animal-themed scavenger hunt and fun goodies.

Halloween at the Center, Mill Valley Community Center
Mill Valley Community Center — Mill Valley

Friday, October 29, 4– 6 pm

Enjoy many fun and spooky trunks, crafts and surprises! 

Goblins Spooktacular, San Anselmo
Downtown San Anselmo — San Anselmo

Friday, October 29th, 5:00pm

It is a fun, town-wide trick or treating event for those ages 10 years old and younger.

The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Village At Corte Madera — Corte Madera

Friday, October 29, 7 pm

The Lark Drive-In presents a screening of this classic Halloween/Christmas mashup.

Gravity Vault Lights Out Halloween Headlamp Climbing!
The Gravity Vault — San Rafael

Friday, October 29, 7–9 pm

Experience a spooky and fun-filled evening of lights-out climbing! Enter the costume contest, climb the candy routes, and don't forget to bring a headlamp!

Weekend Along Farm Trails
Sonoma County Farms — Sonoma

Saturday & Sunday, October 30–31

Join us for Weekend Along the Farm Trails, when local farmers and producers open their gates and barn doors to offer a taste of life on the farm!

Randall Museum family Halloween Day
Randall Museum — San Francisco

Saturday, October 30, 10 am–1 pm

Randall Museum’s annual Family Halloween Day is back at the museum on Corona Heights!

Jeepers Jack-O-Lanterns
Paradise Beach park — Tiburon

Saturday, October 30, 11 am–1 pm

Join ranger staff at Paradise Beach Park in carving your spooky Jack-O-Lantern for Halloween!

Halloween Bash, Bon Air Center, Greenbrae
Bon Air Center — Greenbrae

Saturday, October 30, 11 am–2 pm

Bring non-perishable food items to the front of Mollie Stone’s Market in exchange for a trick-or-treat bag, then trick-or-treat at Bon Air shops and restaurants!

Halloween Festival
Marin Country Mart — Larkspur

Saturday, October 30, 11 am–2 pm

Come to the Marin Country Mart for a kids' costume contest, hands-on activities, and more.

San Marin High School — Novato

Saturday, October 30, 11 am–1 pm

Join us for the NMC Halloween Party. We have teamed up with San Marin High School, who are providing volunteers to dress up and conduct a trick or treat session. We'll have a bubble lady, live music and some goody bags to pass out to trick or treaters!

Halloween Hoopla
Yerba Buena Gardens — San Francisco

Saturday, October 30, noon–2 pm

The 21st annual Halloween Hoopla features fun performances and activities for kids under 10 and their adults!

Halloween graphic with ghosts and pumpkins
Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds — Petaluma

Saturday, October 30, noon–3 pm

Drive thru the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, where local businesses will be handing out goodies for the kids and making a fun and spooky experience.

Kids in Halloween costumes
The Village at Corte Madera — Corte Madera

The Vlllage hosts a Halloween celebration featuring Jamie and Natasha as “The Mad Scientists” and Serge the Pirate.

Strawberry Village — Mill Valley

Saturday, October 30, 12–3 pm

Pet related activities plus Trick-or-Treating and our famous Pet Costume Contest!

Spooky Square
Ghirardelli Square — San Francisco

Saturday, October 30, 1–4 pm

Celebrate Halloween with a day of spooky fun at Ghirardelli Square.

Costume Campfire Program, Sonoma Parks
The Sonoma Barracks — Sonoma

Saturday, October 30, 6–7 pm

A free special spooky campfire program with a short ghostly talk, songs, and a marshmallow roast. Come in costume!

The Lark Drive-In Double Feature - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2
The Village At Corte Madera — Corte Madera

Saturday, October 30, 8:30 pm

The Halloween thrills continue at the Lark Drive-In with this Harry Potter double-feature!

Boo at the Zoo, San Francisco Zoo
San Francisco Zoo — San Francisco

Saturday & Sunday, October 23–24 and 30–31

Join the SF Zoo for Boo at the Zoo and Sloth-oween.

Trunk or Treat flyer
The Quest — Novato

Sunday, October 31, 11 am–1 pm

Join the Quest for the return of Trunk or Treat.

Marin Country Mart — Larkspur

Sunday, October 31, 11 am–5 pm

Put on your costume and trick-ot-treat at the shops at Marin Country Mart in Larkspur.

Larson Family Winery — Sonoma

Sunday, October 31, noon

Have a howlin’ good Halloween with prizes for best doggie duds and enjoy the parade showcasing everyone’s costumes.

Trick or treat at Town Center
The Town Center Corte Madera — Corte Madera

Sunday, October 31, noon–3 pm

Visit our merchants on Halloween for free treat bags, while supplies last.

Halloween Family Parade
Fourth Street — Berkeley

Sunday, October 31, 1–3 pm

Halloween family parade on Fourth Street in Berkeley. Costumed characters, live music, goodie bags, bubble show & more...

Sausalito Halloween
Sausalito City Hall - Game Room — Sausalito

Sunday, October 31
Child-friendly at 4:15 pm, full haunt at 6:15 pm

Come see what spooky terrors lurk in this year’s Sausalito Haunted House.

Sausalito Halloween
Sausalito Station 1 Firehouse — Sausalito

Sunday, October 31, 6 pm

Parade begins at Station 1 Firehouse and ends at Robin Sweeny Park's Trick or Treat Lane.

The Village At Corte Madera — Corte Madera

Sunday, October 31, 7 pm

The Lark Drive-In presents a screening of this classic tale of supernatural encounters.

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