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Halloween San Francisco 2017

Fun Things to Do for All Ages

San Francisco is the place to be again for this year's 2017 Halloween celebrations. Whether you are looking to party or for some family friendly events, you will find them all here.

This year, it falls on a Tuesday, so most events fall the weekend before the holiday. You will also find some events the week prior too.

Halloween in SF

Highlights this year include several popular ghost tours, more than a dozen 21 and older events, and several museum sponsored events for the kids. You will also find some fun places to go trick-or-treating, haunted houses, and a few other fun activities all weekend long.

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Top 21+ San Francisco Halloween Parties

This year, you will find dozens of 21 and older Halloween Parties. Most are on Saturday night, October 28 at some of San Francisco's largest venues.

These parties often include music by some of SF and the Bay Area's top DJs, cocktails throughout the night, and a chance to mingle with other Halloween lovers. Almost all require costumes.

>> Full List of the Best 21+ Parties in SF

Ghost Tours in San Francisco

San Francisco is said to be one of the most haunted cities in the US. This makes it the perfect place for fun, yet spooky ghost tours. They range from a visit to one of SF's most ghostly spots, Alcatraz Island, to a walking tour through City Hall. All of them offer chilling stories about the dark events that led to today's mysterious and unusual occurrences. Many run all year long with a few extra special tours just for Halloween.

>> Ghost Tours of San Francisco

Halloween Events for Kids

Enjoy several kid-friendly activities for Halloween 2017. These events fall both on the weekend before and on the big holiday, so you can celebrate both weekends. Highlights this year include the SuperNatural Halloween Event at the California Academy of Sciences, Boo at the Zoo at the San Francisco Zoo, and the Annual Spooktacular Halloween Party in Japantown.

>> 2017 Halloween Events for Kids

Half-Priced Tickets for Halloween Events

  • 10/1 - 10/31: Nighttime Segway Tour, discover the haunted history of SF's top districts, nightly at 7:30pm, leaves from Fisherman's Wharf, check ticket availability

  • 10/28: Nightmare on Van Ness Street, 21+ Halloween party at Regency Ballroom, check ticket availability

  • 10/31: Costumed Halloween Pub Crawl, starts at Mayes Oyster House, check in starting at 6pm, check ticket availability

Halloween Night Events & Concerts

Other Fun Events on Halloween Weekend

Here are a few additional events this Halloween in San Francisco!

Theater Performances

Catch on of this weekend's top theater performances on stage all around SF. One of the top shows is Barbecue at the SF Playhouse. It's the story of what happens when an intervention for a family members turns into a discussion about how everyone in the family needs a big life change. It's a funny take on today's American family.

>> Find additional shows this month in SF


The Dinner Detective at Le Meridian Hotel

Do you love murder mysteries? Do you want to try your hand at solving one in person? If so, then check out this fun interactive Dinner Detective show at the Le Meridian Hotel. Tickets include a four-course meal and the chance to place your bets on the murderer. Between each course, you will receive clues about the mystery and the person that solves the crime first receives a prize at the end of the night.

Date: Saturday, 10/28

Tickets: On sale now at a discount on Goldstar


Symphony Performances

Head to Davies Symphony Hall on Tuesday, October 31 for Zubin Mehta Conducts the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. The performance starts at 8pm. In addition, you will find other performances such as Rebellious Genius: Shostakovich's First Symphony throughout the weekend.

>> Find a full schedule of symphony performances in SF


Boo! San Francisco

Every Halloween in San Francisco, the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium throws a fun party with several internationally recognized acts. This year's event is on Friday and Saturday night and features artists such as A-Trak, Kayzo, Borgore & Dillon Francis. You can buy either one day or two day passes.


More Concerts on Halloween in San Francisco & the Bay Area

You will find dozens of other concerts all weekend long. Highlights include Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull & CNCO in Oakland at the Oracle Arena and the Zac Brown Band at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View.

>> October & Halloween concerts in the SF Bay Area


Comedian Joe Rogan

Laugh all night long at one of two performances by Joe Rogan this weekend. You will recognize this internationally renowned comedian as the host of Fear Factor, The Man Show, and his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience. He performs two shows on Saturday night at the Nob Hill Masonic Center.

>> More comedy shows this weekend


Open Studios

Enjoy local art the weekend of Halloween. On Saturday and Sunday, you can walk around the Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Balboa Park, and other districts. All studios are open from 11am to 6pm.

>> Additional info on this year's Open Studios event


Golden State Warriors

The 2016/2017 NBA Champs the Golden State Warriors are in town this Halloween Weekend. You can catch a game on either Friday or Sunday night. They take on the Washington Wizards on Friday and the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.

Additional Parties & Halloween Events in the SF Bay Area

In addition to all of these fun things to do on Halloween night in San Francisco, you will also find dozens of other activities this holiday all around the SF Bay. The include activities for kids, haunted houses, and 21+ costume parties.

>> Find information on some of my favorite SF Bay Area activities this year

Find Halloween Costumes

If you are looking for the perfect Halloween costume, then check out my list of my five favorite places to shop. You can design your own look or find the perfect pre-made option. All are open year around.

>> 5 Places to Find Costumes in SF

10 Most Haunted SF Places

Would you like to investigate some of SF's most haunted locations? On this list, you will find a list of the most haunted places in San Francisco that are open to the public. This allows you to stop by and investigate these ghostly sightings for yourself!

>> 10 More Haunted SF Locations

Free Walking Tours

Find a variety of free walking tours all weekend long. These tours, given by SF City Guides, give you the chance to learn even more about San Francisco. Top tours include the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and Chinatown.

>> Find out more about these and other tours all around SF


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