Follow the guide to Halloween celebrations in San Francisco with the kids

As a parent, you can't escape Halloween, even if you wanted to. So be organized and it should be fine. Here are a few celebrations everybody should like, your kids and yourself.



We obviously don't mention all the events organized in the city. Still, here is a good selection that should keep you busy for a few days.







Actually many animations, parties, events and happenings will take place the week end, right before October 31. That makes sense... because, once Halloween will have taken place, everybody will be focused on Thanksgiving!



Scaregrove 2018.

Friday, October 26, 2018. 3pm - 9pm.

With Scaregrove, SF Rec and Park turns the Stern Grove into a Halloween place to be, with hay rides, a haunted house, carnival rides, giant inflatables, workshops...

Price: 10$ per people for an all-access pass. 

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California Academy of Sciences.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

5pm - 9pm.

Supernatural Halloween 2018

Little monsters will invade the museum for a Trick or Treat tour in the academy, special "haunted tour" at the Planetarium, fanciful face paintings, giant pumpkins carving demonstration, complimentary beverages for kids and their parents...

Penguins already wonder if they still fit in their Batman costume!

We love the idea of the silent disco at the Aquarium and the #adultsfree Teen lounge.

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Boo @ the Zoo.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Startiung at 10:30am

Even animals will get their special Halloween treats! 

All activities are free with paid San Francisco Zoo admission.

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Oakland Zoo

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Sunday, October 28, 2018

10am - 3pm

Boo at the Zoo .... it is also at the great Oakland Zoo. Have fun and cross the bridge! And find out if you haven't yet about this green heaven.

Boo at the Oakland Zoo



Yerba Buena Gardens

Halloween Hoopla

Sunday, October 28, 2018. 12pm – 2pm.

The Hallowwen Yerba Buena event? Definitely a rendez-vous in SF, now for more than 10 years. The parade welcomes kids and their parents. Live music, arts and crafts activities, for Halloween fun sake.

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Haight Street Store

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Starting at 3pm

Cult Amoeba has scheduled DJs, a costume contest and candies and treats all day long. Not exactly kids oriented. But on your way to the park or to Cole Street, you could have fun.

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Farley's 29th Annual Pet Parade and Costume Contest

Saturday, October 27, 2018

1pm to 4pm 

Cute as can be. A good reason to grant a visit to Potrero Hill.

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We almost forgot to mention the Randall Museum. It has been closed for so many years on its beautiful hill, that we were going to skip it. Sorry!



Family Halloween Day

At the Randall Museum

Saturday, October 27, 2018

10am - 2pm

The tradition at the Randall Museum has always been to celebrate Halloween the nice and cute way, not the scary way. Tradition will be respected once again.

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For costumes stores and most popular Trick or treat locations, take a look at our article.


Happy Halloween!!



 Photo credit : David Menidrey @cazault