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Exploratorium’s After-Dark: Fright Night

  • When: Thursday, October 28, 2021 • 6:00 p.m. PT
  • Where: Pier 15, The Embarcadero
  • What: Face your fears and set your spirit free at tonight’s celebratory spectacle. Learn about what triggers our fear response and explore familiar superstitions that leave us with an eerie feeling. This evening will feature a specialty spooky cocktail and DJ set to send shivers down your spine. And don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for some sweet treats—and maybe some tricks—as you explore the museum!


Yerba Buena Gardens Halloween Hoopla

  • When: Saturday, October 30, 12:00 PM and Sunday, October 31, 20212:00 PM
  • Where: Children’s Garden, Yerba Buena Gardens, 799 Howard Street
  • What: Our 21st annual Halloween Hoopla features fun performances and activities for kids under 10 and their adults! The Hoopla grand finale is the annual Halloween Costume Parade – all kids are welcome to join in their best Halloween looks. Featuring performances by Festival favorites The Unique Derique, Caterpillar Puppets, the GRAMMY-nominated Alphabet Rockers and more activities to be announced!


Ghiradelli Spooky Square

  • When: Saturday, October 30, 2021, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Where: Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point Street
  • What: Celebrate Halloween with a day of spooky fun at Ghirardelli Square. All activities will begin at Andrea’s Fountain in front of The Cheese School. Don’t miss the Spooky Magic Show, Kids’ Costume Parade, or Dog Costume Contest!


Boo at the Zoo Sloth-oween!

  • When: Saturday October 30 and Sunday October 31, 10 AM to 5 PM
  • Where: San Francisco Zoo
  • What: Mark your calendars for Boo at the Zoo featuring Sloth-oween. Guests of all ages are invited to come in costume to celebrate. As you journey through the zoo you will find a variety of haunted houses featuring fascinating facts about sloths. We’re also excited to host a costume parade and contest each of these days at 12 noon.


Belvedere Street Halloween Block Party

  • When: Sunday, October 31, 5 PM
  • Where: Belvedere Street, between Parnassus and 17th Streets
  • What: On Halloween, the strip of Belvedere between Parnassus and 17th Streets is blocked off as packs of kids gather to show off their costumes and celebrate the holiday.