Head to the Bay Area Suburbs This Weekend!

Oct 24, 2019

From harvest celebrations to Halloween happenings to tons of food and fun, there’s so much happening in the ‘burbs.

Palo Alto

There’s something for every animal lover at the Palo Alto Art Center’s Zoo Family Day from 2pm-4:30pm on Sunday. There will be hands-on crafts, dance, sign language storytimes and visits with real animals.

Menlo Park

Head to Fremont Park for a Halloween costume parade at 11am on Saturday, followed by trick-or-treating around downtown from 11:30am-2pm.

Mountain View

Bring your little monsters to Mountain View’s Monster Bash at Pioneer Park from 1pm-3pm on Saturday. There will be trick-or-treating, crafts and the Great Pumpkin Seed Hunt. It’s ideal for preschoolers through 10-year-olds.


Learn about bird conservation while enjoying a bonfire, beach walks, owl encounters and food trucks with the Richardson Bay Audubon Center from 1pm-6pm on Saturday. Tickets are based on a sliding scale.


Head to City Slicker Farms’ Harvest Festival from 11am-4pm on Saturday for storytime, a petting zoo, live music and demonstrations.


There are two fun seasonal activities to choose from in Alameda this weekend—the Halloween Festival from 12pm-3pm at Center Court or the Family Fun Fall Festival at 2pm at Waters Edge Lodge. Both will feature face painting, games and other attractions.


Albany’s Halloween Carnival is 6:30pm-8:30pm on Friday. You can decorate cookies, play spooky games and enjoy arts and crafts.


Go trick-or-treating in Lafayette from 4pm-6pm on Friday. The next day, check out Orchard Nursery’s Harvest Festival from 11am-4pm, featuring farm animals, pumpkins, live music and a craft fair.


Kids of all ages will love Orinda Theater Square’s free Halloween Walk, taking place from 10am-12pm on Sunday. In addition to safe trick-or-treating, families will enjoy free games, crafts and face painting.


The Danville Pumpkin Jubilee is 12pm-3pm on Saturday at the Livery Shopping Center. Bring your costumes and come out for live music, pumpkin-carving demos, wagon rides, games and trick-or-treating.


Visit the Alameda County Fairgrounds for Pleasanton’s Harvest Festival from 10am-5pm on Friday, 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday. Kids 12 and under are free. Adults are $9.

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