California Halloween Events

Downtown Santa Barbara Trick or Treat

October 31, 2021, 3-6, 2021

State Street & surrounding streets
Santa Barbara, CA

Hundreds of costumed "creatures" each year take to State Street to search for sweet treats in Downtown SB on Halloween. Youngsters, kids, children and their families visit local businesses with signs in their windows to trick or treat in a fun & festive, safe Downtown Halloween event. This annual tradition is one of the city's most beloved experiences that brings families back each year to their local "haunts".

Celebrate Halloween

  • Trick-or-Treating
  • Costume Contests
  • Spooky Decor
  • Ghost Tours
  • After-Hour Events
  • You provide individually wrapped treats and prizes. Sign up HERE If you have any questions, please email Halloween Window Decor Contest Judging: Thursday, October 28th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm Help create a fun and festive Halloween atmosphere Downtown! In the weeks leading up to Halloween, decorate your windows and storefront and win cash prizes for most creative, unique, scary, or theme-oriented window display! Team up with your neighbors to make your block the spookiest spot downtown! (Please note: Your business does not need to be open for judging.) Sign up HERE If you have any questions, please email

Santa Barbara Monster Mash 

October 31, 2021, 3-6 p.m.

Paseo Nuevo
651 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA

 Join DJ Frank in Center Court for the Monster Mash.

For a fun, safe Halloween event, children and their parents are invited to Trick-or-Treat along State Street and throughout the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center to collect free ghoulish delights. All participating businesses will display an orange ghost and balloons in their window. Come in costume to receive a special treat. Don't forget to bring a Trick-or-Treat bag!


 Santa Barbara Spooky Zoo 2021

Animals at the Santa Barbara Zoo get treats, too, on this holiday and several others.

Haunt at the Showgrounds

October 22-24, 2021, 6 p.m.

Earl Warren Showgrounds
3400 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

There are 4 haunts -- The Tunnel, The Barn, Spirit Hall and The Crawl. Live music, Food trucks & Carnival bites plus the ever popular Beer Garden

There's food for sale, carnival rides and great entertainment. The event is open till midnight on Friday & Saturday. It closes at 10 p.m. on Sunday night.



Santa Barbara Dia de Los Muertos

Free Family Day October 27, 2019, 1-4 p.m.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

The whole family is invited to explore the Mexican tradition of day of the dead. Enjoy art activities. traditional music, dance performances, altar displays and refreshments. 


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

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