PACIFICA, CA – Fall is in the air, bringing with it Halloween haunts, pumpkins, stuff and treats, Día de los Muertos, community festivals, and harvest / holiday shops.
Browse our annual guide, city by city, and find the entertainment happening near you near Pacifica and across the peninsula.
Bookmark this page: As more events are announced, we’ll add them. And if we missed the Halloween or fall festivities in your city or organization, send us an email and online links to [email protected]
NOTE: Events are subject to last minute changes or cancellations. So always check with the organizers that the activities go as planned.
Enjoy the season and Happy Halloween from Patch!
SEVEN. : Animal parade. Canceled.
SEVEN. 17-OCT. 31: ABC Pumpkin Patch – Inflatables & Games. Entrance to the patch is free; extra activities.
OCT. 29: Halloween trunk or treat. Sign up online.
OCT. 9: 8th Annual Fall Community Festival. Pumpkin, sweets and more with Via Services.
OCT. 29: “Monster Mash” Halloween Party. Registration in progress.
SEVEN. 18-19: Santa Cruz Mountain SOL Festival. Two-day music festival in the Santa Cruz Mountains at Roaring Camp Meadows.
OCT. 2-31: Harvest Faire & Halloween Fun: Roaring Camp Railroads. With pumpkins, scarecrow crafts, a train ride and more.
OCT. 30: Halloween party. Designed for toddlers, Kindergarten to Grade 5.
SEVEN. 4-OCT. 31: Pumpkins, hay rides, petting zoo and haunted house: Lemos farm. Scary and non-scary options for the haunted house.
OCT. 1-31: Arata pumpkin farm, hay maze labyrinth, haunted barn, and petting zoo. Don’t miss the breathtaking hay maze of the “world famous” two-acre Minotaur’s Labyrinth.
OCT. 16: HMB Pumpkin MiniFest. The extravagance has been reduced, but is coming back as a mini with fun for all! (UPDATE: CANCELED)
OCT. 16: Annual Pumpkin Race by Senior Coastsiders. In person and virtual this year with 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Kids Run.
OCT. 23-24: HMB Fall Antiques Fair & Sale. A portion of the admission fee goes to Animal Rescue, Sweet Farm Foundation.
OCT. 21-23: “Hallow-Window Painting” for individuals and families. Gather the gang and get creative!
THE HILLS OF LOS ALTOS:
OCT. 18-NOV. 1: “Guess the weight of the pumpkin” – Guess the weight of the giant pumpkin for a chance to win prizes.
OCT. 29: Halloween movie night with the family: Purissima Park. “Bring a blanket, a flashlight, a lawn chair and a lounge under the stars.”
OCT. 3: Holiday Party at the Allied Arts Guild. Get a head start on holiday shopping!
OCT. 13: Mystery Reader Group: Ghostly Mysteries. Online through the library. New arrivals are welcome.
OCT. 29: Dia de los Muertos and Frida Kahlo Fest of services for the elderly. Places are limited and tickets are on sale.
SEVEN. 18: Mid-Autumn Festival. With live music, food, vendors and karaoke.
OCT. 17: Halloween Carnival and Children’s Costume Contest. Intended for ages 10 and under.
OCT. 29: Halloween movie driving. Advance registration opens October 15.
SEVEN. 18: Harvest History Festival: Heritage Park. The morning includes fun and art projects for kids, live music and more.
OCT. 30 : Halloween “Monster Bash”: Rengstorff Park. A costume party with music, a winding labyrinth, games and a tribute to the Day of the Dead.
SEVEN. 25-26: Fog Festival on the Pacific Coast. Canceled.
SEVEN. 24-26: “Something Wicked This Way Comes” from the Paly Theater. Outdoor and interactive with fools, ghouls, witches and fairies.
OCT. 2-3: Large Square of Annual Glass Pumpkins: Art Center. A patch with thousands of handcrafted glass pumpkins.
OCT. 22: Ives Collective Autumn Concert. A living spectacle.
OCT. 23: The Big Pumpkin Hunt: Gamble Garden. Includes a scavenger hunt, games, prizes and free ice cream!
SEVEN. 24-OCT. 31: Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch, Haunted House & Mini Corn Maze. Weekend entertainment includes a petting zoo and tractor rides on this family-run farm.
THE CITY OF REDWOOD:
OCT. 8-NOV. 21: The Italian family circus Zoppé. The fall tradition returns.
OCT. 22: Deadline for Halloween Decorating Contest. Out-boo your neighbor!
OCT. 23: Halloween cookie and cupcake decorating class. Create Halloween masterpieces to take home.
OCT. 24: Halloween in the library square. For pre-K to 3rd year.
SEVEN. 24-OCT. 31: ABC pumpkin patch and inflatables. Range of paintball and games too.
OCT. 28: Halloween “Jinxed Joyride”: Tanforan. A scary good time! Pre-registration required.
OCT. 2-31: ABC pumpkin patch and inflatables. With paint ball and games.
OCT. 9: Annual Fall Wine and Art Show. Canceled.
OCT. 22: Halloween Movie Night: Burton Park. Mister Softee free and games also on the program.
OCT. 23-24 & 30-31: Haunted Hangar and Halloween Carnival: Hiller Aviation Museum. The helicopter pumpkin drop is scheduled for October 30 and 31.
OCT. 29: Halloween “Goblin Walk” – In downtown Laurel Street.
NOV. 5-7: “Legend of Sleepy Hollow”: children’s theater. A seasonal classic for the whole family!
SEVEN. 23-OCT. 31:‘Immortal Reckoning’ Halloween Haunt: San Francisco Mint. “During the tour, something horribly wrong and the gates of hell unlock.”
OCT. 1-31: Sci-Fi Ghost Hunting Walking Tour. “A favorite of visitors and locals for over two decades!”
OCT. 14-24: Warden’s Pumpkin Patch: Fort Mason. Family events, cocktails and meals for a good cause.
OCT. 30 : ‘Halloween Detective Dinner Show: Le Méridien Hotel. “Solve a hilarious mystery while you feast on a fantastic dinner.”
SEVEN. 10- OCT. 31: Winchester Mystery House All Hallows’ Eve Tours. Spooky “Paranormal Investigation Adventure”!
SEVEN. 24-OCT. 31: ABC pumpkin patch, inflatables and pony rides. This includes a petting zoo, paintball, ducks and more.
OCT. 15-31: Grimm’s Sleeping Hollow. On the theme of Sleepy Hollow. Wicked Woods is not recommended for young people.
OCT. 16-31: Dead time dreams haunt. Walk, if you dare, into the Ultimate Fear Zone.
SEVEN. 17-OCT. 31: ABC Pumpkin Patch – Inflatables and Games. Ducks and paint ball too!
OCT. 1- 31: CuriOdyssey Pumpkin Days. With Halloween-themed science experiments, animal ambassadors, a pumpkin patch and more.
OCT. 9: Dia de los Muertos Festival: King’s Park. “Live music and performances, make-up, craft vendors, fun for the whole family!”
OCT. 16: Fall Festival and Pick-A-Pumpkin Patch. Includes games, crafts, and inflatables.
NOV. 12-14: Harvest Festival Arts and Crafts Fair: Fairgrounds. With hundreds of artisans with handmade arts and crafts, jewelry, food, glass and more.
SEVEN. 24-OCT. 31: Halloween Haunt: the great Californian America. “Killer Clown Town, Tooth Fairy and Backwoods return in all their horrific glory.”
SEVEN. 25-OCT. 31: Great Pumpkin Fest: the great Californian America. Have fun with the Peanuts gang.
SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO:
OCT. 23: Big pumpkin festival. With pumpkin, games and food.
NOV. 6: Annual vacation shop. Get started with holiday shopping.
SEVEN. 25-OCT. 31: Filoli estate orchard days. Stroll through the beautiful Gentleman’s Orchard during peak harvest. For all ages.
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