Halloween Just for Kids

Vicki Moore
Vicki Moore
Published on October 14, 2018

Halloween Costume Parade for infants to 12 
Carlmont Village, Belmont

Wednesday, October 31 ~ 4 pm
Trick or Treat with a free goodie bag from participating merchants

Harvest Fest & Haunted House 
McKinley Elementary Burlingame

McKinley Elementary School 
701 Paloma Ave.  Burlingame
Friday, October 19th ~ 6 to 9 pm
Saturday, October 20th ~ 4:30 to 9:30

For two fun-filled nights, the McKinley community comes together to transform the entire school into a unique Halloween experience for kids and adults alike!

The famous fall festival is Burlingame’s biggest Halloween event of the year!

Free Admission

Kids’ Zone Downtown Burlingame

Saturday and Sunday , October 27th and 28th ~ 10:30 am to 5:30 pm

The VIBE Halloween Festival
Foster City 

The VIBE Teen Center
670 Shell Blvd., Foster City
Saturday, October 27th ~ 11 am to 2 pm

SPOOKtacular day of food, games, and fun!  This event is geared towards preschoolers through fifth grade.  The day will consist of arts and crafts, costume contest, games, and a Haunted House.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Foster City Youth and Teen Foundation.

Elkus Ranch Halloween Fest

UC Elkus Ranch
1500 Purissima Creek Road
Half Moon Bay
Friday, October 26 ~ 3 pm to 6 pm


Halloween Fest is a new event at Elkus Ranch that will allow visitors the opportunity to reverse trick-or-treat with the animals–meaning YOU feed THEM!

Dress in costumes, complete a spooky scavenger hunt, decorate pumpkins, explore our gardens, and MORE!

Please note that all treats will be supplied by Elkus Ranch staff.  Th animals have strict diets and can only eat items that are pre-approved by staff. 

Reservations required $15 per person.
Children under 2 years old are free! 
100% of ticket proceeds benefit educational programs.

Free Outdoor Movie

Central Park
478 Lincoln Circle
Friday, October 19th ~ 5 pm

Spooktacular Haunted House & Carnival  

Community Center
540 Crespi Drive
Sunday, October 28th ~ 4:30 to 7 pm

Halloween Spooktakular & Carnival
Redwood City

Red Morton Community Center
1120 Roosevelt Ave.
Redwood City 
Saturday, October 20 ~  Noon to 3 pm

Chills and Thrills Night
Redwood City

Red Morton Community Center
1120 Roosevelt Ave.
Redwood City
Friday, October 26th   ~ 6 pm to 9 pm

Ages 5 through 12
Come in costumes!
Come and enjoy this spooky night filled with Halloween fun!
Make creepy crafts, enjoy a frightful dessert and play ghoulish games!
Pizza dinner and drinks are included.


Dia De Los Muertos – Day Of Dead
Courthouse Square, Redwood City

Courthouse Square, Redwood City

Sunday, November 4th  ~ 4 pm – 9 pm

Celebrate the Day of the Dead, a beautiful ritual in which Mexicans happily and lovingly remember their loved relatives who have passed. There will be music, dancing, an elaborate altars contest, a procession down Broadway, food court, vendors, as well as free activities for children.

There will also be a community Chalk Art Mural that everyone is encouraged to participate in.


Goblin Grotto Ages 10 and Younger
San Bruno

Thursday, October 25th ~ 5:30 pm to 6:16 and 6:45 pm to 7:30
Pre-registration required.  Call (650) 616-7180
Trick -or-treating, carnival games, storytelling & more!

Goblin Walk
San Carlos

Friday, October 26th  ~ 4 pm
For children 7 years and under
600-800 Blocks of Laurel Street
San Carlos

First 1,000 Trick-or-Treaters can pick up a Goblin Walk Trick or Treat Bag at Harrington Park or from any Goblin Walk Volunteer

Martin Luther King Park Fall Festival
San Mateo

Martin Luther King Park
725 Monte Diablo Ave
San Mateo
Saturday, October 20 ~ 11 am – 2 pm

  • Family games and prizes.
  • Arts and crafts.
  • Food vendors.
  • Music and more!
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