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Halloween Events in Novato, Marin & Sonoma

Happy Halloween! It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to buy candy, get the costumes ready, and entertain the neighborhood ghosts and goblins! Here is a list of a few of the happenings around Novato, San Rafael, Petaluma, and Sonoma. It’s amazing how much fun you can have this week just in the Northbay!

Be safe, wear reflective tape on your costumes, and drive extra slowly.


  • Halloween Scream on the Green, Downtown Novato
    Friday, October 26, 5:30–9 pm & Saturday, October 27, 10 am–4 pm
  • Safe Trick-or-Treat Downtown Novato
    Saturday, October 27, 11 am–2 pm
  • Novato Horsemen Haunted House
    October 26 & 27, 7-10 pm
    $5/person admission
  • Howl-o-ween Festival, Pacheco Plaza, Ignacio Blvd, Novato
    Wednesday, October 31, 4–6 pm
    Pet Costume Contest & Parade at 5 pm


  • Nicasio Valley Pumpkin Patch, 5300 Nicasio Valley Road, Nicasio
    Every Day, 10 am–6 pm
    Free Admission

San Rafael

  • Halloween Festival, Saint Raphael School, San Rafael
    Saturday, October 27, noon–4 pm
  • Downtown San Rafael Trick-or-Treat
    Saturday, October 27, 1–3 pm
  • Halloween Activities & Graveyard Stroll, Lucas Valley Field, San Rafael
    Saturday, October 27, 6–8:30 pm


  • Tara Firma Farms Pumpkins on Pikes, Petaluma
    October 27, 2-10 PM
    $20/person; 6 & under free
  • Halloween Trick-or-Treat Trail, Downtown Petaluma
    Wednesday, October 31, 3–5:30 pm
  • Peter Pumpkin Patch, Spring Hill Jersey Farm, Petaluma
    Friday–Sunday, 9 am–6 pm
  • Petaluma Pumpkin Patch, 550 Stony Point Road, Petaluma
    Friday & Saturday, 10 am–10 pm, Sunday, 10 am–6 pm

Mill Valley

  • Tam Valley Haunted House, Tam Valley Community Center, Mill Valley
    Friday–Sunday, October 26–28
  • Trunk or Treat at the Center, Mill Valley Community Center
    Friday, October 26, 4:30–6:30 pm
  • DOGtoberfest!, Strawberry Village, Mill Valley
    Saturday, October 27, 3-6 pm
    Pet Costume Contest & Parade at 5 pm

Santa Rosa

  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!, Snoopy’s Home Ice, Santa Rosa
    Friday, October 26, 6–8:30 pm
  • Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch
    Friday–Sunday, 9 am–10 pm

Ross & San Anselmo

  • Pixie Park Halloween Social, Ross
    Saturday, October 27, 10 am-noon
  • Goblins’ Spooktacular, San Anselmo
    October 31, 5–7 pm

Corte Madera & Larkspur

  • Trick or Treat Town Center, Corte Madera
    Sunday, October 28, 12-3 pm
    Milo Foundation Pet Adoptions!
  • Halloween Festival!, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur
    Saturday, 11 am–2 pm

Sonoma, Vallejo, Berkeley, Oakland & San Francisco

  • Costume Campfire Family Program, Sonoma State Historic Park, Sonoma
    Saturday, October 27, 5:30–6:30 pm
  • Fright Fest, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo
    September 23–October 31, see website for hours
  • Not-Too-Spooky Halloween, Habitot Children’s Museum, Berkeley
    Sunday, October 28, 9:30 am–4:30 pm
  • Boo at the Zoo(s)
    Oakland Zoo: Saturday & Sunday, October 27 & 28, 10 am–3 pm
    San Francisco Zoo: Saturday & Sunday, October 27 & 28, 11 am–4 pm


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