Monday, October 9, 2017 / by Thomas March
Halloween is just around the corner! It's one of the most exciting time of the year! Celebrating Halloween with family & friends in your own unique way is truly special.
If you're living in and around Sacramento, here's our list of this year's Halloween events you shouldn't miss!
Rekindle the enchantment and wonder of Halloween at Pumpkin Nights! This outdoor festival immerses you in a half-mile walking path of over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins, larger-than-life displays, and multi-sensory experiences. In addition to pumpkins, Pumpkin Nights offer food and activities for the whole family! MORE INFO HERE
September 12-October 31
Historic Folsom. Folsom, CA
Expect the unexpected! A butler greets you and other guests assembled in front of two ominous chamber doors. When those doors open, you are formally announced to the Manor’s hostess who seats you within the dining chamber. Dinner is perfectly prepared and served in courses. After dessert is cleared, a Master of Magic appears and the magic and mayhem begin. Miracles happen in your hands and mind as your desire to be entertained allows you to suspend belief, forsaking logic and reality. When your evening closes, it leaves one lesson behind... MORE INFO HERE.Ghost ToursEvery Friday and Saturday night from Oct. 13 through Oct. 28.Old Sacramento
Eerie journey back in time! Beware of wayward miners, murder victims, and other colorful Gold Rush characters. Hear tantalizing tales of how folks lived – and died! – in the fair city.Old Sacramento Ghost Tours depart from the Sacramento History Museum at 101 I Street in Old Sacramento. This mile-long guided walking tour lasts approximately one hour. Each tour can accommodate up to 25 people. Come dressed for the weather outside and wear comfortable walking shoes. Tours run rain or shine! MORE INFO HERESacramento Children's Museum Monster Bash
October 14,2017 Sacramento Children's Museum
A night of ghoulish fun at Sacramento Children's Museum's Monster Bash! Gear up for Halloween and wear your best costume and come play the night away at the Museum. With a DJ, dancing, refreshments, and of course - Museum play! MORE INFO HERE
Spookomotive Train RideOctober 14&15; 21&22; 28&29Takes off from Old SacramentoThis delightful, not frightful train is just the ticket for the whole family. The diesel-powered train is decorated for the season with cornstalks, scarecrows, skeletons, bats and spiders. Each operating weekend the Spookomotive will have a special theme, and includes exciting onboard entertainment and a tasty Halloween treat. MORE INFO HERE
This delightful, not frightful train is just the ticket for the family! Staffed by a “skeleton crew,” the popular train rides take place aboard an excursion train decorated for the season. Located in the heart of California’s Gold Country, Railtown 1897 SHP combines railroad heritage, local history and the lure of Hollywood and is one of only two authentic and still-operating steam-era railroad roundhouse complexes in the entire country. MORE INFO HERE
Sacramento Spooky Halloween River CruiseOctober 14-15, 21-22, 28-29Sacramento RiverDoes your child like to wear their Halloween Costume all month? Or maybe they have more than one? For three weekends in October, Hornblower will be cruising along the Sacramento River with a fun, family-friendly Halloween River cruise. Spend one hour cruising along the Sacramento River as the evening creeps in with the chilling sounds of background Halloween-themed music. Take your family to the coloring area where spooky Halloween-themed coloring sheets will be available or stop and have your faces painted! As you disembark, all of the children on board will receive a fun Halloween party favor. MORE INFO HERE
Take off to a galaxy far, far away for three nights of trick-or-treating and family fun in space at the 31st annual Safe & Super Halloween!Go on a space adventure as you meet your favorite intergalactic characters, take part in Jedi training and lightsaber fitness, and travel to Dagobah, Endor, and Tatooine.This three-night extravaganza also features 15 treat stations, a nightly costume parade at 8:30 PM, hands-on activities, and lots of fun. MORE INFO HERE
Don’t miss one of Sacramento’s major Halloween happenings for children 3 to 5! Costumed kiddos and their grownups take a delightful stroll through the Museum and encounter enchanting music and dance performances by Sacramento’s most beloved entertainers and artists. At each stop, children receive a small gift for their specially decorated treat bag. The magical tour ends with sweet treats and a silly dance party. This program sells out annually, space is limited, and advance registration is required. Siblings under 18 months are welcome to tag along for free (treat bag not included). MORE INFO HERE
Dia de los Meurtos CelebrationOctober 22, 2017Davis Cemetery District. Davis, CA
This is an annual Dia de
los Muertos Celebration. This celebration is one of the last Mesoamerican indigenous influenced rituals, honoring mother earth and all ancestors. This celebration is part of an effort to create community, a sense of belonging, and global awareness of cultural richness in our multicultural society. The Dia de
los Muertos Celebration will include a variety of artists and performers, as well as a collective altar honoring all ancestors. These events are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the public alter. Everyone is encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, and enjoy the day. MORE INFO HERE
Auburn Community Harvest FestivalOctober 21,2017Auburn, CAFeatures quality live music, giant pumpkin and scarecrow contests, arts and crafts booths showcasing local artisans and a costume contest and parade for young and old alike. There are carnival games and pony rides for kids, food and vendor booths hosted by local nonprofits and Auburn’s own Sugar Plump Fairies are out in friendly force. A day of wholesome activities that cater to the entire family. And it’s FREE! MORE INFO HERE
Join the 4th annual spooky Haunted Howl-o-ween Party at Wag Hotels Sacramento to benefit Front Street Animal Shelter! Turning Wag into a haunted hotel for the evening and inviting some mummies and zombies to join the pawty. Canine and human guests will enjoy a frighteningly good time while trick-or-treating in our hotel and mingling with other witches, ghouls, and goblins. MORE INFO HERE
OFRENDA DIA DE LOS MUERTOS October 27,2017Sacramento, CAOfrenda promises to take you on tour through magical moments of the festivals of Dia de
los Muertos as they are celebrated through Mexico. This live on stage dance performance will unveil for you the mysticism that is Dia de
los Muertos. With live musical accompaniment by
Coríma this is the one performance you will not want to miss. MORE INFO HERE
Sips & Spirits
October 27, 2017
A new train ride complete with a blood-shot signature cocktail, Mad Scientist and his minions, Monster Mash dancers and more. Sip a hard cider and nibble on delicious appetizers provided by Fat's Catering while enjoying a dark night aboard the Sacramento Southern Railroad. MORE INFO HERE
Halloween Haunt 2017
Since 1991, Halloween Haunt has offered a unique setting and safe alternative to Trick-or-Treating for families with young children. Set in Safetyville USA, the unique miniature city, the event features carnival games, a costume parade, safety demonstrations and activities, and of course, Trick-or-Treat stations!
Families attending will enjoy a funhouse maze, face-painting, family games, raffles, live entertainment, and more! Wear your costume for the parade! MORE INFO HERE
Trick or Treat and FestiFall in Historic Folsom!
October 28, 2017
Dress up the kiddos in their Halloween finest and join us for Trick-or-Treating on Saturday, October 28th from 1-4 PM up and down Sutter Street in the Historic District of Folsom. Watch for Participating Merchant signs throughout the district. MORE INFO HERE
Hope For Hearing Halloween Run
Williams Land Park. Sacramento, CA
Help hard of hearing children learn to talk and traumatized children heal. This year's run is a timed race! The 5K race will be timed with winners in each division. The 1K is a fun run and will not be timed. Register now to take part in this exciting race with a great cause. MORE INFO HERE
Ghosts and Ghouls Beer and Wine BashOctober 27-28Sacramento River Train. West Sacramento, CA
Combining two most popular events, Beer Train and Old Vine Express, and throwing in a Halloween theme! This costumed event will feature beer and wine tasting and a-rockin' live band.
This event starts with finding your assigned seat where your welcome letter will be waiting. From there you can walk around the train to visit any of the four tasting stations located throughout the train. We'll have several breweries on board pouring fresh-tapped beer along with a selection of ten wines from across Northern California. You pick what you want to taste and we'll pour!
During the 2.5 hour trip, feel free to wander among the three open-air cars or return to your assigned seat in the enclosed cars to enjoy your wine or beer. Half way through the trip we will stop at our park along the river where guests can de-board and enjoy our fire pits and enter into our costume contest! Let the best ghost or ghoul win! This event is for 21 and over. MORE INFO HERE
Raley Field, Sacramento, CA
Enjoy a special Flick-Or-Treat movie experience. Watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on big screen with pre-movie trick or treating, and themed games and prizes! MORE INFO HERE
BOO AT THE ZOO
October 28 & 29, 2017
Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento, CA
Get out those costumes, grab a trick-or-treat bag and head to the Sacramento Zoo for the daytime Boo at the Zoo!
Enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the ENTIRE zoo at 15 different candy stations, face painting for kids, festive games, themed stage shows, magic shows with Trevor the Magician, keeper chats and even animal enrichments. Top off a perfect day with a ride on the spooky zoo train or the creepy carousel for an additional fee. MORE INFO HERE
October 28-29, 2017Funderland Amusement Park. Sacramento, CA
Join Funderland's annual Spooktacular Halloween! There will be Trick-or-Treating, Hay Maze, Special Super Hero visits, Magical Magician, Costume contests, Free Crafts, Vendors and More. You and your family will sure to have all the Halloween fun! MORE INFO HEREMasterworks I: Halloween Spooktacular – Auburn Goes Pops!October 28 & 29, 2017Placer High School Auditorium. Auburn, CADressing up in costume is not required–but certainly welcome! Musical treats include favorites such as Night on Bald Mountain and Danse macabre, plus selections from Harry Potter, Ghostbusters, Psycho, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and much more. This event is an Auburn first–not to be missed! MORE INFO HERE
Food Truck Cinema: Hocus PocusOctober 28, 2017Woodcreek Golf Club. Roseville, CA
Food Trucks + Craft Beer Garden + Wine Bar + Concert + Hocus Pocus on a 35' Outdoor Screen on the Driving Range. This family-friendly, pet-friendly event is like a Drive-in meets a Picnic, on the save comfortable green of Woodcreek Golf Club in Roseville, CA. MORE INFO HERE
Bridgeway Play Fall FestivalOctober 29, 2017Bridgeway Lakes Community Park. West Sacramento, CA
Join Bridgeway Play's 3rd Annual Fall Festival. Come celebrate in the park with friends and family, fun for all! Trick-or-Treat prizes & toys will be given to the kiddos rather than candy. With Food Trucks, Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Dancers and Vendor Booths that you can all enjoy! MORE INFO HERE
Old Sacramento's CrawloweenOctober 31, 2017Old Sacramento, 2nd and K Street
Join the bars of Old Sacramento for Halloween Pub Crawl!
This year, 8 participating bars have $4 drink specials waiting for all who purchase an Official Crawloween Mug - memorabilia that will be yours to keep! Purchase for $12 here: https://crawloween17.eventbrite.com/
As always, the crawl is free, but purchasing an Official Mug gets you the drink specials! MORE INFO HERE
Haunted Headlights Tour
October 31, 2017
California Automobile Museum. Sacramento, CA
Every car has stories, even one you just bought last year. But cars
that’ve been around for decades, even centuries…imagine how many stories they could tell. And…how many of them are unsettling, unnerving, or downright creepy or gory? Come find out!Join the first ever “Haunted Headlights Tour”. Guests will be led through our exhibits, where they will encounter strange, creepy, and gory stories from automotive past. Our exhibits will come to
spook-tacular life like never before; you won’t want to miss it! MORE INFO HERE
HAVE A SPOOKY FUN THIS HALLOWEEN!