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Halloween Events , Harvest Festivals and Dia de los Muertos Events in SoCo


  • October 25 : Howarth Park Fall Festival and Costume Parade
    Dress in your best costume and join the parade for kids. Trick-or-treat at various locations around the park. Free. Noon to 4pm. (707) 543-3282 or (707) 543-3737
    Santa Rosa

  • October 25 : Railroad SCARE!
    Activities all day, 10am to 4pm. Peanut Parade led by Snoopy, Charlie Brown and Woodstock, Scare-dy Dog Parade, magic show, face painting, activities, music, food, treats in shops for all, handcrafted scarecrows in Depot Park and Railroad Square businesses.
    Santa Rosa

  • October 25: Pellegrini Halloween Harvest Party
    Great food and wine. Costumes encouraged. VIP tours at 12 and 1 pm. Costume prize ceremony at 2 pm. Reservations required by October 19, (800) 891-0244 ext. 4
    Santa Rosa

  • October 25 : Howl-O-Ween Pet Party
    Join the Humane Society of Sonoma County. Browse pet-related booths and enjoy howloween treats and games. Proceeds benefit shelter animals. 1 – 4pm; $10 donation per dog, people are free. (707) 542-0882
    5345 Hwy 12 West, Santa Rosa

  • October 25 : Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade
    Dog parade in Healdsburg Plaza. Benefit Healdsburg Animal Shelter. Prizes and fun for everyone. 12-2pm. Sign up at the Healdsburg Doghouse, $10 (707) 431-1044

  • October 25 : Kid's Harvest Carnival at Francis Ford Coppola Presents Rosso & Bianco Winery
    Play games, win prizes, kids costume contest, kids grape stomp. 11:30 am to 3 pm
    The winery will also hold Halloween and Harvest Events during the October weekends of 11-12, 18-19, and 25-26. (707) 857-1400
    300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville;

  • October 25 : YMCA Halloween Carnival
    Games and family activities including a haunted house, jump house, face painting, music, cake walk, prizes, more. 4–7 pm; $2 per child. YMCA, 1111 College Ave., Santa Rosa. 544-1829

  • October 25 : Redwood Covenant Church's 14th Annual Fall Fun Fest.
    Food (BBQ, pasta, salads, baked potatoes, etc), entertainment, free games for the kids. Children can bring a trick-or-treat container for free candy. Costumes encouraged, but no violent, gory, gross, or scary ones. Older children and adults cannot wear masks. All indoor games are free. Wristbands can be purchased for outdoor inflatable games; $7 Unlimited (per person), $5 each person family price (2 or more people), $1 one session. Redwood Covenant Church, 3175 Sebastopol Rd. 528-8463
    Santa Rosa

  • October 26 : Bayer Farm Fall Harvest Festival
    Celebrate the fall season at the 6-acre Roseland farm/park, owned by the City of Santa Rosa and managed by LandPaths. Bring the family and enjoy activites for all ages, including pumpkin carving, music, kids fall crafts, Dia de los Muertos alter, and more. 524-9318
    Santa Rosa

  • October 26 : Trunk or Treat
    Lots of candy, haunted house, games, prizes, crafts for kids under 10. Costumes encouraged. 3 to 5 p.m.; Free; First United Methodist Church, Stony Point Road and Giffen Avenue, Santa Rosa 545-3863

  • October 28 : Halloween Not-Very-Scary Storytime
    A fun evening of Halloween stories and songs. Come in your costume if you'd like. 6:30 pm. Free. Windsor Regional Library. 838-1020

  • October 31 : Chop's Halloween Carnival
    Event for the entire family. "Bob for Apples" and face painting, watch light hearted Halloween-themed movies with free popcorn; "Cake Walk" where participants can walk away with baked goodies; two bounce houses from Jubilee Jumps along with sack races; the Art Studio will be open for pumpkin decorating. Each participant will walk away with a pumpkin they have created themselves. $3 per person; 5 to 9 pm; 284-2467
    Santa Rosa

  • October 31 : Trick or Treat Trail
    Downtown merchants will be handing out treats to costumed kids. Participating merchants will have orange and black balloons placed outside their stores. 3–5:30 pm. 762-9348
    Downtown Petaluma

  • October 31 : Occidental Harvest Market Festival
    Children's costume parade and evening activities at the farmers’ market; a scarecrow contest, pumpkin carving, paella, and more. Saturday evening (Nov. 1) there will be family activities at the Community Center - Haunted House and Carnival. Free, Donation requested at Haunted House; (707) 874-9407

  • October 31 : "Not-So-Scary" Trick-or-Treat at Kidspot Imagination Center
    For children 5 and under. The "trick-or-treat" part starts at 11am. Adults are stationed at different posts and give out stickers, small toys, etc. There's coffee and pumpkin cake for all to share after. Event free with regular admission to Kidspot. Kids in costume have half-price entry.

  • October 31 : War Of The Worlds
    The Raven Players are recreating the original broadcast of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds," with added features and Halloween costumes. The program will be broadcast on KRCB.

  • October 31 : Halloween Gala at Pegasus Theater
    Watch the play “American Gothic: Works by Edgar Allen Poe” and enjoy Champaign and appetizers on Halloween night. The audience is encouraged to enhance the experience by coming in funereal attire.

  • October 31 : Halloween Night at the Palace of Frights
    Come in costume for a night of spooky science and frightful fun at the Exploratorium. 6–9 pm.; $9–$14; (415) 397-5673
    San Francisco

  • October 31 : Haunted Cave Tours
    Mix & Mingle with the ghosts and goblins. Haunted Cave Tours at Kunde Estate Winery & Vineyards. Come in costume & get a free Destination Series Tasting at the bar. Free; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; (707) 282-1530

  • October 31 : Halloween R&B Dance Party At French Garden Restaurant & Bistro
    Jackie Payne Steve Edmonson Band will play 9pm to midnight. $20 (prepaid with dinner reservation)or $25 (at the door) for dance party only. For reservations (707) 824-2030; at 8050 Bodega Avenue,

  • October 17 - November 2 El Dia de los Muertos in Petaluma
    El Dia de Los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is a big annual event in Petaluma. The two-week celebration, spearheaded by the Petaluma Arts Council, includes various art shows, performances, workshops, and the traditional candlelight procession with giant puppets and mariachis.

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