California Halloween Events

Oakland Children's Fairyland Halloween Jam

October 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 & 31, 2021 | 2 sessions: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1-4 p.m.

Children's Fairyland
699 Bellevue Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610
$15 + $1.15,

Children's Fairyland is hosting an event called the Halloween Jam. Wholesome Halloween fun at Fairyland! More kooky than spooky​, join us for a boo-tiful time at Halloween Jam – six days of wholesome fall fun at Fairyland!  At the end of each session, everyone is welcome to march in our physically-distanced Monster Mash parade where kids get a special treat at the exit! No costume? No problem! They are encouraged, not required. Families have six days to play: October 22 through 24, and October 29 through 31, in two daily sessions. Please reserve your tickets in advance. A limited number of timed-entry tickets are available to ensure physically-distanced fun and safety for all. We h​​ope you and your family will join the fun! Fairyland admission Guests age 1 to 100: $15 Guests under age 1: FREE Fairyland members: Use the special code we emailed you for your discount! Magic Keys (in the new Willie, Willie Blue colorway) are available for $3/each in our online store or in the park's gift shop. Here are some basics you need to know for your visit: All guests age two years and older are required to wear a CDC-approved mask/face covering (bandanas, neck gaiters, and/or Halloween masks are NOT ok); Please stay home if anyone in your group is feeling sick on the day you're scheduled to visit; Keep a six-foot distance from other guests at all times; Make use of our many hand-sanitizing stations; Restrooms are now "single group use." Be patient. Take turns; Park is at reduced capacity to give everyone enough space and will open in two daily sessions; Morning session guests must leave the park at or before 12 p.m.; Afternoon session guests must leave the park at or before 4 p.m.; Our sanitation team deep cleans daily between 12 and 1 p.m. and again at 4 p.m.; Shoes must be worn at all times by all guests; Play, be free! Prior to your visit, please familiarize yourself with our full new guidelines and our updated Park Map (pdf). As always, adults are only allowed through Fairyland's Fairy Gates with a child, and kids are only allowed in with a grownup. Our founders wanted to make Fairyland a safe place for the children in our community to play and learn. Some 70+ years later, we believe this rule is more important than ever! Feeling sick? Please stay home. Refunds and rainchecks can be issued: If you bought your tickets online, please contact Customer Support at Brushfire, our ticket service provider, at (844) 369-9682 to exchange your unused digital tickets for another day or to have them refunded completely, for weekend support please email: If you purchased your tickets in person at our Box Office, please bring your refund or raincheck request there. Phone us with questions: (510) 452-2259. Hope you're feeling better soon! Take note: Tickets are valid only on specified date and specified admission shift (morning or afternoon) . Guests must exit once admission shift has ended.

Boo at the Zoo

October 24-31, 2020, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road $, | zoos




Past events 2019

Oakland Montclair Village Halloween Parade

October 31, 2019, 3-4:30 p.m.

Meet in front of Bank of America, Parade through Montclair, Trick-or-Treat in Montclair Park

Piedmont Avenue Halloween Celebration

October 26, 2019, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Free admission

Costume Parade for children 11 a.m. Montell & Piedmont Ave.
Trick Or Treating Candy Stations 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Window Decorating & Costume Contest For Merchants & Staff
Music & Entertainment
In-Store Specials
Window Decorations
Music and fun at several locations this year!: Key Route Plaza, 41st & Piedmont | Piedmont Plaza @ Linda & Piedmont  |  Piedmont Elementary School |  Mt. View Cemetery

Mountain View Cemetery Pumpkin Festival

October 26, 2019, 12-3 p.m.

Mountain View Cemetery
5000 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
Free Admission
Annual Pumpkin Festival -- Celebrate Halloween at the fun-filled pumpkin patch meadow, with free pumpkins, activities, and treats for the kids. This Halloween tradition follows the Piedmont Avenue Merchants Association's 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 (one per child) and enjoy lots of other activities, including: several “jumper” inflatable funhouses to jump around in, a hay-bale tunnel, a clown balloon artist, face painting, and a craft area to decorate pumpkins, masks, and treat bags. Food truck vendors will be onsite. Parents must accompany their children to this event.

Days of the Dead Ceremony

October 20, 2019, 12-4:3o p.m.

Oakland Museum of California OMCA
1000 Oak St.
Oakland, CA 94607

Ballet Folklorico, Mariachis,  Face painting, Tortilla making and calavera face painting demos, 10th Street Chalk Artists,  artisanal mercado  Off the Grid food truck.

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 the holiday Lighted Yacht Parade,   Nutcracker Ballet,   Oktoberfest and the Tree Lighting Ceremony.

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

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