Updated: Oct 20
All the weekend activities right here:
Friday, October 20 Boo at the Zoo ~ Oakland Calling all ghosts, goblins, and witches – join us for Boo at the Zoo every day from October 1-29, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Enjoy this family-friendly Halloween event with a spooky animal-themed scavenger hunt.
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Saturday, October 21 Kids Carnival at Hiller Aviation Museum ~ San Carlos Join the excitement with special activities just for kids! Aircraft checkouts, cockpit exploration, glider and helicopter construction and more are just some of the activities available at Kids’ Carnival.
Goblin Jamboree ~ Sausalito Spooky season has arrived at the Bay Area Discovery Museum! Experience the museum totally transformed for a fangtastic Halloween fundraiser for the whole family.
Randall Museum Family Halloween – San Francisco Open Cockpit Saturday – Santa Rosa Kids Night at the Museum – Santa Rosa Habitot Mobile Children’s Museum – Richmond Fun on the Farm – San Ramon Heritage Festival – Sunol Halloween Mask Making Festival – Santa Cruz
Sunday, October 22 Marine Science Sunday ~ Sausalito Learn more about what The Marine Mammal Center is doing to help save marine mammals found along the California coast and beyond. These interactive presentations hosted by our award-winning educators feature multimedia, pictures, video and more to share the stories of amazing marine mammals and the Center’s efforts to ensure the health of these animals and our ocean.
The Metropolitan Opera: Dead Man Walking
Back to the Future. PG, 116 minsTheatricalWide. ...
Killers of the Flower Moon. R, 206 minsTheatricalWide. ...
The Canterville Ghost. PG, 89 minsTheatricalModerate. ...
Deep Sky. NRTheatricalLimited. ...
Anatomy of a Fall. R, 150 minsTheatricalLimited. ...
Malibu Horror Story. ...
The Other Zoey. ...
Halloween Destinations Pumpkin Patch Festival – Suisun City, October 14-29 Haunted Railroad at Ardenwood – Fremont, October 21-29 Halloween at Gilroy Gardens – Gilroy, September 29 – October 31 Thomas and Percy’s Halloween Party – Felton, October 14-29 Tricks and Treats at Great America – Santa Clara, September 22 – October 28 History Park Halloween Haunt Light Show – San Jose, October 28 Halloween Jam at Children’s Fairyland – Oakland, October 20-29 Boo Fest at Discovery Kingdom – Vallejo, September 23 – October 29 Halloween at Great Wolf Lodge – Manteca, September 28 – October 31
Halloween Events Pumpkins in the Park – San Jose, October 14 Randall Museum Family Halloween – San Francisco, October 21 Pumpkins on Pikes – Petaluma, October 21 & 28 Jack O’Lantern Jamboree – Palo Alto, October 26 Funtazmagoria – Santa Rosa, October 27-29 Monster Bash – Mountain View, October 28 Halloween Hoopla at Yerba Buena Gardens – San Francisco, October 28 Thrill-O-Ween at Thrive City – San Francisco, October 28 China Town Halloween Festival – San Francisco, October 28 Halloween Dia De Los Muertos Family Fun Fest – Oakland, October 29 Family Halloween Concert – Redwood City, October 29 Halloween Parade and Dog Costume Contest – Sausalito, October 31 Halloween in Japantown – San Jose, October 31
Costume Parades Halloween Costume Contest – Benicia, October 28 Breakfast & Munchkin Masquerade at Jelly Belly – Fairfield, October 28 Capitola Village Halloween Parade – Capitola, October 29 Halloween Parade – Sausalito, October 31
Haunted Houses & Other Scary Places Unhinged at the Winchester Mystery House – San Jose, September 22 – October 31 Pirates of Emerson Haunted House – Fremont, September 29 – October 31 NightMARE Island – Vallejo, October 1-31 Haunted Hangar at Hiller – San Carlos, October 21 – October 31 Haunted House of Screams – Berkeley, October 31
Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes Speer Family Farms – Alameda, Tracy Three Nunns Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze – Brentwood G&S Farms – Brentwood Cool Patch Pumpkins – Dixon Arata Pumpkin Farm – Half Moon Bay Farmer John’s Pumpkins – Half Moon Bay Lemo’s Farm Pumpkin Patch – Half Moon Bay Pastorino’s Farm – Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Junction at Casa de Fruta – Hollister Swank Farms – Hollister Pumpkin Maze – Lathrop Joan’s Farm & Pumpkin Patch – Livermore G&M Farms – Livermore Spina Farms – Morgan Hill Grossi Family Farm – Novato Rancho Siempre Verde – Pescadero Petaluma Pumpkin Patch and Amazing Corn Maze – Petaluma Webb Ranch – Portola Valley Clancy’s Pumpkin Patch – San Francisco The Guardsmen Pumpkin Patch – San Francisco Pick of the Patch Pumpkins – Burlingame, Oakland, Richmond, San Jose, San Mateo, Santa Clara Rodoni Farms – Santa Cruz Moore Pumpkins – San Ramon, Livermore Muelrath Ranches – Santa Rosa Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze – Santa Rosa
FREE STUFF TO DO:
Oakland Museum of California (first Sunday) – Oakland
Telescope Viewing at Chabot (Fri & Sat eves) – Oakland
San Mateo County History Museum (1st Friday) – Redwood City
Asian Art Museum (1st Sunday) – San Francisco
California Academy of Sciences (4 select days per year) – San Francisco
Exploratorium (select days throughout the year) – San Francisco
CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point (select days) – San Mateo
Hands on Science Classes at Intel Museum (always free) – Santa Clara
Bay Area Children’s Discovery Museum (1st Wednesday) – Sausalito
Bay Model Center – Sausalito
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford (always free, special family programs on Sundays) – Stanford
Home Depot Kids Workshop (1st Saturday) – all locations
OUTDOOR STUFF TO DO:
Biking and Hiking Trails Iron Horse Regional Trail – Concord to San Ramon Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail – Lafayette, Moraga Contra Costa Canal Bike Trail – Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Concord Point Pinole Regional Shoreline – Richmond Angel Island – San Francisco Golden Gate Park – San Francisco Lake Merced – San Francisco Crystal Springs Trail – San Mateo Mt. Diablo State Park – Walnut Creek San Francisco Bay Trail – Bay Area
Boat Rentals Lake Chabot – Castro Valley Lake Elizabeth – Fremont Lafayette Reservoir – Lafayette Lake Del Valle – Livermore Vasona Park – Los Gatos Monterey Bay Kayaks – Monterey Shoreline Park – Mountain View Lake Merritt – Oakland Shadow Cliffs Recreation Area – Pleasanton Almaden Lake Park – San Jose San Pablo Reservoir – San Pablo
Boat Rides Alameda/Oakland Ferry – Alameda Elkhorn Slough Safari – Moss Landing Alcatraz Cruises – San Francisco Red and White Fleet – San Francisco Blue & Gold Fleet – San Francisco, Alameda, Oakland, Vallejo, Tiburon, Sausalito Hornblower Yachts – San Francisco, Berkeley Golden Gate Ferry – San Francisco, Sausalito, Larkspur Captain Kirk’s Sailing Adventures – Sausalito Angel Island Tiburon Ferry – Tiburon
Farms Wolfe Ranch – Brentwood U-Pick Farm Map – Brentwood Swanton Berry Farm – Davenport Joan’s Farm & Pumpkin Patch – Livermore Deer Hollow Farm – Los Altos Hidden Villa – Los Altos Hills Slide Ranch – Muir Beach CoastWays Ranch – Pescadero Petaluma Pumpkin Patch – Petaluma Tara Firma Farms – Petaluma Prusch Park – San Jose Rodoni Farms – Santa Cruz Loma Vista Farm – Vallejo
Farmers Markets Campbell Farmers’ Market – Campbell Benicia Farmers Market – Benicia Daly City Farmers Market – Daly City Pescadero Grown Farmers’ Market – La Honda Moraga Farmers Market – Moraga Morgan Hill Farmers Market – Morgan Hill Mountain View Farmers’ Market – Mountain View Old Oakland Farmers’ Market – Oakland California Ave Farmers Market – Palo Alto Palo Alto Farmers’ Market – Palo Alto Pescadero Grown Farmers’ Market – Pescadero Coastways Ranch – Pescadero Redwood City Kiwanis Farmers Market – Redwood City San Carlos Farmers’ Market – San Carlos Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market – San Francisco San Jose Downtown – San Jose Bayfair Farmers Market – San Leandro Santa Clara Farmers’ Market – Santa Clara Rodoni Farms – Santa Cruz UCSC Farm & Garden – Santa Cruz Sunnyvale Farmers’ Market – Sunnyvale Vallejo Farmers’ Market – Valley Diablo Valley Farmers Market – Walnut Creek
Gardens Meyers House & Garden – Alameda Bamboo Giant – Aptos Berkeley Rose Garden – Berkeley UC Berkeley Botantical Garden – Berkeley Hayward Japanese Garden – Hayward Allied Arts Guild – Menlo Park Gamble Garden – Palo Alto Strybing Aboretum & Botanical Gardens – San Francisco Chinese Cultural Gardens – San Jose Japanese Friendship Garden in Kelly Park – San Jose Municipal Rose Garden – San Jose Rosicrucian Park – San Jose San Jose Heritage Rose Garden – San Jose San Mateo Japanese Garden in Central Park – San Mateo UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden – Santa Cruz Hakone Garden – Saratoga Villa Montalvo Arboretum – Saratoga Cornerstone Gardens – Sonoma The Gardens at Heather Farm – Walnut Creek Ruth Bancroft Garden – Walnut Creek Filoli – Woodside
Horseback Riding Mar Vista Stable – Daly City Friendly Pony Parties – Half Moon Bay California Riding Academy – Menlo Park Skylark Ranch – Pescadero Seven Oaks Farm – Portola Valley Spring Down Equestrian Center – Portola Valley Monterey Bay Equestrian Center – Salinas North Gait Equestrian Center – Walnut Creek
Nature Centers & Outings Crab Cove Visitor Center – Alameda Shorebird Nature Center – Berkeley Tilden Nature Area and Little Farm – Berkeley Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge – Fremont Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center – Hayward Sulphur Creek Nature Center – Hayward GreenPlay – Mill Valley, Ross James Fitzgerald Marine Reserve – Moss Beach Rotary Nature Center & Wildlife Bird Sanctuary – Oakland Palo Alto Baylands Nature Center – Palo Alto Ano Nuevo – Pescadero Point Reyes Outdoors – Point Reyes Station Marine Science Institute – Redwood City Crissy Field Center – San Francisco Randall Museum – San Francisco Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley – San Jose CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point – San Mateo The Marine Mammal Center – Sausalito Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary – Tiburon Lindsay Wildlife Museum – Walnut Creek Elkhorn Slough National Estuary Research Preserve – Watsonville Tiny Treks – Peninsula, South Bay
Swimming Lakes Contra Loma Reservior – Antioch Lake Anza, Tilden Regional Park – Berkeley Cull Canyon Reservoir – Castro Valley Gull Park – Foster City Quarry Lakes – Fremont Don Castro Resevoir – Hayward Shell Beach, Tomales Bay State Park – Inverness Del Valle Reservoir– Livermore Lake Temescal – Oakland Shadow Cliffs Lake – Pleasanton Almaden Lake Park – San Jose Coyote Point Recreation Area – San Mateo