OAKLAND Halloween Events
Mountain View Cemetery Pumpkin Festival Saturday, October 26, 2013, 12 noon - 3 p.m.
Mountain View Cemetery
5000 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
Annual Pumpkin Festival follows the local Piedmont Avenue Merchants Associationís annual Halloween parade, which is part of a daylong celebration that includes trick-or-treating at participating stores on the avenue.
To join in the fun, head down to the end of Piedmont Avenue after the parade and proceed into the cemetery to the pumpkin patch meadow. Children can choose a free pumpkin and enjoy four jumpers, a hay-bale tunnel, a clown balloon artist, face painting, craft table, refreshments and a treat bag. (Parents must accompany their children to this event.)
Stop by for an afternoon of Halloween fun!
Annual Dia de los Muertos November 2, 2013, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
East 12th St. between 33rd and 37th
and in the Fruitvale Village
A Day of the Dead celebration filled with live music, dancing, arts and crafts, international cuisine and more. Family-friendly and fun for people of all ages. Dia de los Muertos Festival is to bring together the community to celebrate life, love and death at our traditional cultural experience featuring talented artists, unique craft vendors, retailers and informational service providers. In the Fruitvale Village, colorful dance troupes and musicians will perform! Every year the highlight of the event is the sacred altars and memorials. As one of Oaklandís largest community events, the festival attracts people of many ethnic groups from all over the Bay Area. Thousands of visitors attend each yearís festival that celebrates our cultural traditions, the arts and artisans.
Oakland is event-driven, and it seems
like there's usually more than one thing
going on. For other fun events throughout the
year, be sure to check out
Lighted Yacht Parade,
Oktoberfest and the
Tree Lighting Ceremony.