California Halloween Events

San Jose Halloween

Pumpkins in the Park

October 12, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Guadalupe River Conservancy Pumpkins in the Park
Discovery Meadow
Woz Way & San Carlos
San Jose, CA


  • Giant Pumpkin Patch
  • Costume Parade
  • Children's Concert
  • Carnival Games
  • Great food sold
  • Fresh apple cider
  • Guadalupe River Education

Costume Parade! Pumpkins in the Park is a harvest fair for families with a strong environmental education component. It is designed to promote awareness of the Guadalupe River Park and celebrate the fall season. Pumpkins in the Park is held to raise funds and enlist supporters for Guadalupe River Park Conservancy. But, just as importantly, its purpose is to create awareness of the park and gardens and to bring families into the park for a day of learning and fun.

Winchester Mystery House Fright Night

Mysterious hauntings happen every day at this spooky place, but a special Halloween attraction makes it even more compelling to see and experience how Sarah Winchester's compulsion turned non-believers into screamers.

Dead Time Dreams

October 4-November 2, 2019, 7 -11 p.m.

 A fantastic line up entertainment includes two haunted mazes and Midway of Terror. 

Tully and East Capitol Expressway Roads, right by Eastridge Mall.
2501 Tully Rd.
San Jose, CA
Ticket: $20 general (VIP upgrade sold at gate),

  • Midway Of Terror entertains before entering the two attractions.  Freaks and Creatures at the darkly intense experience include Dead Time Dream's very own Patches, Trembles, Spyder, Shelly, Mumbles, and Special guests!
  • Seven Deadly Sins  based on true terrors, nightmares, and dark  horrors. The seven deadly sins listed in history are pride, envy, gluttony, greed, lust, sloth, and wrath but these twisted paths of horror stray into a kind of hell to assail your secret fears where you are the prey.
  • Demon House  is hell's  gateway.

Hours: 7:30-11 p.m. | Weekends 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m.

October 4, 5, 6, 2019 | October 11, 12, 13, 2019 | October 17, 18, 19, 20, 2019 | October 24, 25, 26, 27, 2019 | October 29, 30, 31, 2019 | November 1, 2, 2019

Willow Glen Trick or Treat on the Avenue

October 31, 2019, 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.
Willow Glen Business Association
Downtown Willow Glen
Lincoln Ave
San Jose
(408) 298-2100
Trick or Treat on the Avenue Downtown Willow Glen Business Association provides thousands of San Jose children a safe and fun Trick or Treat experience on Lincoln Avenue at participating businesses.
Session 1 is 11am-12:30pm (Toddlers, Strollers, Preschoolers)
Session 2 is 3pm-4:30pm (School-Age).

Japantown Halloween

San Jose The Day of the Dead

Saturday, October 18-19, 2019, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

St. James Park
South 2nd Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Free and open to the public

Traditional Mexican Dia de Los Muertos celebrates life and death

San Jose Day of the Dead

November 2, 2019, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

San Jose Museum of Art
110 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Free, but reservations required at

Celebrate El Dia de los Muertos with live performances, cultural demonstrations, and art making experiences for the whole family. Decorate calaveras de azucar (sugar skulls), explore other traditional activities, and connect with your community for an all-day, very contemporary celebration.

San Jose La Ultima Parada Celebration of Life

Day of the Dead October 27-28, 2019

School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Avenue
San Jose, CA 95116

Artists, musicians, dancers and friends celebrate the Day of the Dead. Bring your instruments, dance shoes and an appetite. The Mexican Heritage Plaza will throw open it's doors to showcase the vibrancy of the Dia de Los Muertos celebration and Mexican culture through a collection of cultural festivities, dances, and musical performances that honor the living and the dead.

Other fun events in San Jose include the annual Easter Egg Hunts.

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

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