Lots of stuff going on in Oakland for Halloween 2013! We've got a big list of events below that you should feel free to add to. Additionally, you can find lots of stuff to do at http://sf.funcheap.com/ the Oakland's Own blog.
List of Events
1. Spooky Fun for Everyone - Healthy Halloween Carnival
October 24, 2013
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Come celebrate Halloween, and make art for Dia De Los Muertos! Bring your kids, friends, and neighbors to our Y fall celebration. With active games, healthy snacks, and laughs for the whole family, this Y Halloween is sure to be a hit! All minors must be accompanied by an adult or guardian at all times-come as a family and play together. For more information call (510)534-7441.
2. Frightful Family Fun - Halloween at the Y
October 31, 2013
M. Robinson Baker YMCA
3265 Market Street
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for an evening of fun. Bring your friends and family to the Y for a treat on Halloween day. We will have activities for everyone to enjoy: Carnival Games, Cooking Demonstrations, Dancing, Face Painting, Healthy Food, Jump House, Prizes, and more! For more info call (510)654-9622.
3. 8th Annual Pumpkin Festival
Saturday October 26 (12:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.)
Celebrate Halloween at our fun-filled pumpkin patch meadow, with free pumpkins, activities, and treats for the kids.
Venue: Mountain View Cemetery
4. Oakland Color Haunt
Sunday October 27 (1:00 P.M.)
Oakland Color Haunt is a unique paint race that celebrates Halloween & Health. Oakland Color Haunt is a three-mile, timed race where participants are targeted by Ghouls, Ghosts & Goblins who douse them in color at any stage. Haunt participants enter the maze, identify & blast their ghoulish targets with color. Armed with colors traveling at top speed the race is more about having the time of your life, than exercise.
Venue: Edoff Memorial Bandstand Lake Merritt
5. Bocanova's First Annual Costume Party
Thursday October 31 (7:00 P.M.)
Jack London Square’s popular Pan-American restaurant, Bocanova, invites diners and guests to celebrate Halloween this year at the restaurant’s first annual Halloween Party
6. 27th Annual Halloween Celebration
Saturday, October 26, (9:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m)
Piedmont Avenue. The Piedmont Avenue Merchant Association has a day packed with fun activities including free cartoons at the Piedmont Cinema, a costume parade at 11:00 a.m., trick-or-treating candy stations, music, face painting, haunted houses and much more. For more information, please visit www.piedmontave.org or call (510) 428-1838.
7. Lakeshore Avenue Halloween Parade and Fall Festival
Saturday, October 26, (10:00 a.m.)
Lakeshore Avenue. This annual tradition includes trick-or-treating down Lakeshore Avenue, a festive parade that steps off at 11:30 a.m. and a performance of Thriller by Hipline Studio. Face painting and other fun at the Lakeshore Baptist Church, 3534 Lakeshore Avenue. For more information, please call (510) 893-2484.
8. Annual Harvest Festival and Silent Auction
Saturday, October 26, (10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Sequoia Elementary School, 3730 Lincoln Avenue. Come for family fun. There will be lots of game booths, food, and fun for all, including a bounce house and the Dads’ Club BBQ. Bring your friends and neighbors to share in this community event. For more information, please visit www.sequoiaschool.net or call (510) 302-5026
9. 2nd Annual Hella-ween 5 Miler
Saturday, October 26, (4:30 p.m),
Old Oakland, Ninth Street near Washington. The 5-miler is designed to be fun and let people show off their creative side as costumes are encouraged. The out-and-back course is on the streets of Old Oakland, Jack London Square and Uptown. The course will feature two water stops and possibly a “special” stop at Linden St. Brewery. Each Runner will receive a premium, water, electrolyte, fruit, assorted snacks and two free beers. For more information, please visit http://www.oaklandmarathon.com/HellaWeen.htm
10. Kids’ Halloween Dance Party
Saturday, October 26, (6:30 - 10:00 p.m.)
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice Street. Dance-A-Vision Entertainment invites children, ages 7 to 11, to a special Halloween Dance Party with storytelling, a costume contest, relay races, photo shoot prizes and more. Every child will leave with a gift bag. For more information, please call (510) 763-5180.
11. Spooky Classical Music for Halloween
Saturday, October 26, (7:30 p.m.) Pro Arts Gallery, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza. Join Bay Area Classical Harmonies for an evening of carefully selected spooky classical music. For more information, please visit www.bayareabach.org.
12. Boo at the Zoo
Saturday, October 26 & Sunday, October 27, (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road. Teaming up with the Bay Area Science Festival, the zoo hosts this Halloween and science-themed weekend featuring trick-or-treating for kids, a costume parade, up-close animal encounters, spooking interactive stations and a Wildlife Theater presentation focused on creepy crawly animals. For more information, please visit www.oaklandzoo.org.
13. Jack O’Lantern Jamboree
Saturday, October 26 & Sunday, October 27, (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m).
Children’s Fairlyand, 699 Bellevue Avenue. Come in costume and enjoy a spooktacular extravaganza with unlimited rides, parades, goody bags and treat stations for kids, jumpers, arts & crafts, pirate school, costumed characters, special performances and more. For more information, please visit www.fairyland.org.
14. 22nd Annual Children’s Halloween Parade
Sunday, October 27, (11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Rockridge District, College Avenue. Join the costumed procession with trick-or-treating along College Avenue starting at noon from the Presbyterian Church, 5951 College Avenue, to the BART station. Explore a pumpkin patch and enjoy storytelling and music. For more information, visit www.rockridgedistrict.com.
15. Bingo Halloween Potluck
Tuesday, October 29, 1:00 p.m,
North Oakland Senior Center, 5714 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. New players are invited to join the regulars for some extra Halloween Fun! In addition to great food there will be costume and prizes and lots of goodies! For more information, please contact Mary Norton, Director of the North Oakland Senior Center, [email protected] (510)587-5085.
16. 8th Annual Temescal Trick or Treat
Thursday, October 31, (4:00 – 6:00 p.m.), Temescal District, Telegraph Avenue at 51st Street. Kids of all ages and their parents can stroll Telegraph Avenue and trick-or-treat at local merchants. Enter the costume contest at Ruby’s Garden. For more information, please visit http://temescaldistrict.org/.
17. Halloween Fun
Thursday, October 31, (4:00 - 6:30 p.m.), Manzanita Recreation Center, 2701 22nd Avenue. Come enjoy a haunted house ($1 entrance fee), free face painting, games and prizes. A costume contest will be held at 6:00 p.m. Registration is required for this event. For more information, please contact Marcelina Sanchez, Center Director, at [email protected] or (510) 535-5625.
18. Hacienda Halloween and Harvest
Thursday, October 31, (5:00 - 7:00 p.m)., Peralta Hacienda, 2465 34th Avenue. Hacienda Halloween is the perfect opportunity to bring the entire family for some good scary fun. Walk down the halls of this old, creaky house; peek into its rooms and see who pops up to enliven the story of California's past. Get a treat or two and, provided you are brave enough to make it to the kitchen, enjoy autumn vegetables and learn how westward migration transformed California’s food landscape. For more information, please visit www.peraltahacienda.org.
19. FM Smith Haunted House
Thursday, October 31, (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.) FM Smith Recreation Center, 1969 Park Boulevard. Free to all ages, the annual Halloween Night Haunted House event will feature two floors of ghosts, goblins, zombies, werewolves, vampires and skeletons. It is sure to be a frightening night. Come on out and have a spooky good time. For more information, please contact Lois Gomes, Recreation Center Director, at (510) 238-7742.
20. Spooky Stories for Kids: Sean's Shadow Puppets: Oakland Public Libraries, various dates and branches
Sean Powers is bringing his art of shadow puppetry to Oakland Public Libraries during the week before Halloween. He will perform "Fool Me Once," a scary Chinese tale about deception and its folly. Afterwards
he will spend time showing his puppets and answering questions about how he does his art. Sean will appear at five library locations:
- Piedmont Avenue Branch, Monday, October 28, 7pm
- Lakeview Branch, Tuesday, October 29, 6:30pm
- Golden Gate Branch, Wednesday, October 30, 10:30am
- Elmhurst Branch, Wednesday, October 30, 3:30pm
- Cesar Chavez Branch, Thursday, October 31, 4pm
21. Not-So-Scary Halloween Stories & Treats,
Tuesday, October 29 (7-8pm) Rockridge Branch Children's Area, 5366 College Avenue. Join us in your costume for not-too-scary stories, fun songs and special treats. Best for ages 2-8 years.
22. Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treating!,
Thursday, October 31, (12-8pm,)
Main Library Children's Room, 125 14th Street. Come trick-or-treat at the library! Start your visit in the Children's Room that afternoon and walk through the building in your scariest, shiniest and best costumes. Visit different parts of the library, get treats, and learn more about us.
23. Warehouse416 Halloween Party,
Saturday, October 26, 7pm, Warehouse416, 416 26th St. (7pm)
Music by fflood Transdud Massiv We will have a full no host bar, the profits of which will benefit the Montclair Lions Charities. Signature cocktails, Beer, (Linden Common on tap) Wine, and soft drinks by Angela Scrivani. Food will be served by Ron And Chris Scrivani. Costume contest at 9pm. For more info: Ron Scrivani at [email protected] or warehouse416.com
24. Thornhill Family Harvest Festival,
Sunday October 27, (2-4pm,) Montclair Dance Athletics, 5736 Thornhill Drive, Suite 106.
"We are closing off the parking lot and are uber excited about the fun!" Kiss-a-pig Fundraiser; Halloween Costume Contest; Pumpkin Patch and Carving Contest; Petting Zoo with goats, pot-belly pigs, bunnies; fun themed activities; Live Music; BBQ and a healthy harvest-themed menu. For more info, see their FaceBook page here.
25. Mad Science,
Tuesday-Thursday, October 29 & 30, 6-9pm and October 31, 5-8pm, Oakland School for the Arts' Black Box Theater, 530 19th St.
Oakland School for the Arts present "Mad Science", the spookiest underground science lab, gone really wrong. Come and see if you can handle the tension, conquer your fear, and brave the mutants. Due to content, no children under the age of 10 admitted without parent guidance. For more info: www.oakarts.org
26. Montclair Annual Halloween Parade,
Thursday, October 31, 3pm, meet in front of Bank Of America.
The Montclair Lions Club and the Montclair Village Association invite you to show off your costumes in the annual parade through the Village. Visit with Montclair Pet Mayor, Stomper, hosted by Montclair Veterinary Hospital, and see fabulous costumes worn by children of all ages. The parade concludes with trick-or-treating in Montclair Park.