California Halloween Events

Eureka Boo at the Zoo

October 29, 2023, 12-4 p.m.

Sequoia Park Zoo
3414 W Street
Eureka, CA

Annual family event featuring lots of kids (both human and otherwise) at the North Coast's beloved Sequoia Park Zoo.

Candy Trail
Spooky Science Lab
Come in Costume

Hosted by The Sequoia Park Zoo & Foundation- Whoooooooo's ready for Boo at the Zoo? It's a fun-filled, family-friendly event. Stroll along a spooktacular Trick-or-Treat Trail sponsored by local businesses, wear your favorite costume, learn about creepy-crawly critters in the Spooky Science Lab and watch the Animal Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp!

Eureka Downtown & Old Town Trick or Treat

October 28, 2023, 2-4 p.m.

Main Street
Eureka, CA

Kids are invited to come in costume and trick or treat at participating businesses in Old Town and Downtown Eureka.


Eureka Old Town Great Pumpkin Hunt

October 27-31, 2023 calendar

Families can hunt for decorated pumpkins with unique names displayed in Downtown and Old Town windows. Pick up a participating form at the Eureka Visitor Center on 108 F Street and search for the pumpkins. Once you have located 20 and have voted for your favorite pumpkin return the form to the Visitors Center where kids can collect a treat.


McKinleyville Halloween Costume Parade

October 28, 2023, 11 a.m. - not confirmed. Contact Taffy Stockton at (707) 834-6460

McKinleyville Shopping Center
McKinleyville, CA

Safe, fun and free trick or treat event for children. Meet at the  Lots of free candy and toys from the Shopping Center Businesses.

Fortuna Trick or Treat Downtown 

October 31, 2023 , 3-5 p.m.

Main Street

Free, HumCoLibraryFortuna

Geared toward ages 12 years and younger. The Fortuna Library is participating in this year's downtown Trick or Treat walk! Ages 12 years and under should be in costume and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to participate.


FORTUNA: Halloween Movies

October 6 and October 20, 2023 , 6 p.m.

Gene Lucas Community Center
3000 Newburg Road
Fortuna, CA
Free Entry! GeneLucasCenter

Offering popcorn, snacks and drinks for a fee. Please bring your own blankets, seats, and other comfy items. If you would like to know the names of the movies call 707-725-3300 to find out! (Their license doesn't allow us to post the movie title on social media)


Not confirmed for 2023


Catch spellbinding stories of both the obscure and the infamous buried in Fortuna’s cemeteries. Tours start at 1:30 p.m. with the last tour leaving at 5:30 p.m. (times may vary). Held the Sunday before Halloween in October. The above information is courtesy of the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce.

Other fun events include a fun Easter celebration and the charming Lighted Tractor Parade at Christmas.


Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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