Bay Area Halloween Events Guide 2022

Fall is here, which means spooky season has officially arrived! Many Halloween events are returning and most COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. From spooky mazes to more family-friendly ones, we've compiled a list below of events in the Bay Area to help you celebrate this Halloween season!

Berkeley: Halloween Family Parade and Costume Contest

Address: San Pablo Park, 2800 Park Street, Berkeley, CA 94702

Time and Date: Oct. 31 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


  • The City of Berkeley is bringing back its costume contest event in addition to the annual parade this Halloween.
  • The event will feature a parade around the park, several costume contests and a Halloween show.

Fremont: Candle Lighters Ghost House

Address: 39169 Fremont Blvd. Fremont, CA 94537

Date: Select nights through Oct. 30


  • The Candle Lighters are hosting their annual family-friendly event once again.
  • The event will feature a house tour, Halloween treats and other activities.

Newark: Fear Overload Scream Park

Address: 2086 Newpark Mall, Newark, CA 94560

Dates: Select nights from Oct. 7 through Nov. 5


  • The annual Halloween attraction has returned but moved to a new location in Newark.
  • This Halloween attraction offers walk-throughs that will be filled with scares and the return of their trained actors in costume to scare the guests.

Oakland: Boo at the Zoo

Address: 9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA 94605

Dates: Oct. 22 through Oct. 31


  • Oakland Zoo's popular Boo at the Zoo event returns for another year for the whole family to enjoy.
  • The event features a spooky animal-themed scavenger hunt and a costume contest.

Oakland: Halloween Jam at Children's Fairyland

Address: 699 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

Dates: Oct. 21 through Oct. 31


  • Looking for a family-friendly event? Then, this one is for you.
  • Children's Fairyland annual event will feature rides, a scavenger hunt and arts and crafts stations.

Pleasanton: Pirates of Emerson Haunted Theme Park

Address: Valley Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Dates: Select nights from Sept. 30 through Oct. 31


  • Located at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, the annual Halloween haunted park has returned.
  • This event will feature haunted attractions for people to scream their heads off!

Santa Clara: California Great America's Tricks and Treats

Address: 4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Dates: Select nights through Oct. 30


  • This year, California's Great America has replaced its popular Halloween Haunt event with a more family-friendly event called "Tricks and Treats."
  • Theme Park officials said the event will feature shows, interactive characters, seasonal treats and candy.

San Francisco: Castro Family Halloween Block Party and Costume Contest

Address: Noe Street at Market Street in San Francisco's Castro District

Time and Date: Sunday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Castro Merchants are hosting this first-annual event, which is open to all ages.
  • The event will offer free photos with the "Castro wicked witch," treat or treating, costume contests and other Halloween activities.

San Jose: Unhinged: Nightshade's Curse at Winchester Mystery House

Address: 525 S. Winchester Blvd, San Jose, CA

Dates: Select nights from Sept. 30 through Oct. 31


  • The famous Winchester Mystery House will be hosting their own Halloween attraction.
  • Officials said their haunt through the mansion will include multiple routes.

Vallejo: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's Fright Fest

Address: 1001 Fairgrounds Dr, Vallejo, CA 94589

Dates: Select nights through Oct. 31


  • Six Flags' annual Halloween event returns for another year.
  • The event will feature haunted attractions, scare zones, entertainment shows and Halloween themed rides.
  • Recently, NBC Bay Area's Ginger Conejero Saab got a chance to go to one of the newest attractions. You can see that in the video below.
Halloween season is in full swing at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, where a scary, new attraction opens. Ginger Conejero Saab carefully takes a live tour.

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