Free Family Fun for Halloween 2010
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
From trick or treating to celebrating, there’s inexpensive Halloween fun to be found in the Bay Area.
This October 31st you’ll find plenty of free or low cost Halloween activities in the Bay Area that offer a kid-friendly good time. Hauntmistress, of hauntedbay.com has curated a list of family-friendly activities for Halloween night 2010 to help you get the ghoulish mood and plan your hallows eve.
Yerba Buena Gardens Halloween Costume Walk (SF)
Annual Halloween Costume Walk featuring interactive performances and games for kids, followed by the popular Costume Walk and trick or treating.
– Free – Oct. 31, 2010, noon-1:30pm
– Yerba Buena Gardens, 760 Howard St., San Francisco
The Haunted Presidio (SF)
Join a ranger- and docent-led tour and learn about the mysteries and unexplained events of the Presidio’s 200-year history. Make your reservations by calling (415) 561-4323.
– Free – Oct. 31, 2010, 6:30pm-8pm
– Meet at the corner of Lincoln Blvd. and Funston Ave., Presidio, San Francisco
Fear Oaks (SF)
The Young People’s Teen Musical Theatre Company has created 800 square feet of scary haunted fun for adults and older kids. They also put on Thriller performances.
– $4 – Oct. 31, 2010, 7pm-9pm
– 346 Fair Oaks, San Francisco
Ghostly Gate Fields (Berkeley)
Golden Gate Fields celebrates Halloween with a haunted house, pumpkin patch, face painters, pony rides, balloon artists, bounce houses, and more. Plus, kids will receive a bag of goodies while supplies last. It’s also dollar day, so it’s $1 each for parking, soda, beer, hot dogs, and a program.
– Free for kids 17 and younger; $1 for everyone else – Oct. 31, 2010, noon-4pm
– Golden Gate Fields, 1100 Eastshore Hwy., Berkeley
Halloween on Solano Avenue (Albany)
Enter the costume contest and trick or treat at participating businesses.
– Free – Oct. 31, 2010, 3pm-7pm
– Ray’s Pumpkin Patch, 1245 Solano Ave., Albany
Trick or Treat at the SPCA Oakland
Join the SPCA Oakland Adoption Center for a scavenger hunt, time to meet some animals, fun activities, and of course – candy! Costumes encouraged.
– Free – Oct. 31, 2010, 1pm-3pm
– East Bay SPCA, 8323 Baldwin St., Oakland
Pardee Home Halloween Gala (Oakland)
The Pardee Home Museum is hosting its annual Halloween Gala at the Mansion. The fun includes a book signing by Karen Zimmerman, author of Ghost Stories and Legends of Alameda, Berkeley and Oakland; magician Mike Della Penna; refreshments; crafts; games; pumpkin decorating; pinata busting; a costume contest; mask making; and more.
– $5 – Oct. 31, 2010, 1pm-4pm
– Pardee Home Museum, 672 Eleventh St., Oakland
Mall Trick or Treating
Various malls in the Bay Area offer free trick or treating at participating stores, and some even have activities for the kids too. Check out Serramonte Center in Daly City, Hillsdale Mall in San Mateo, downtown Pleasant Hill, the Fremont Hub, Sunvalley Mall in Concord, and Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek.
– Free – Oct. 31, 2010
Sausalito Halloween Parade and Trick or Treat Lane
Kids are invited to put on their costume and march to Robin Sweeny Park for treats and Halloween fun, including a haunted house.
– Free – Oct. 31, 2010, 6pm-8pm
– Caledonia St. and Litho St., Sausalito
For a complete calendar of Bay Area Halloween events, including pumpkin patches, haunted houses, bar/club events, balls/parties, and more, visit Haunted Bay, the Internet hotspot for Halloween and harvest season events, information, tips, and more in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
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