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San Francisco is the place to be again for this year's 2019 Halloween celebrations. Whether you are looking to party or for some family friendly events, you will find them all here.
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. Other top picks include concerts, theater peformances, sporting events, and more.
This year, it falls on a Thursday, so most events fall the weekend before the holiday. You will also find handful of fun events the entire week.
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This year, you will find dozens of 21 and older Halloween Parties. Most are on Saturday night, October 26 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.
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.
Enjoy several kid-friendly activities for Halloween 2019. 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.
Here are a few additional events this Halloween in San Francisco!
This Halloween you will find plenty of options for the theater. Top picks include Hamilton and Harry Potter and The Cursed Child.
Hamilton is one of the hottest Broadway performances right now on stage. It's the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of our founding fathers. It includes all non-white actors and is a must see this Halloween in San Francisco. All shows are at the Orpheum Theatre.
The second show is Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. It's a new production written by J.K. Rowling and is the story of Harry as an adult. It tells of the struggles both he and his youngest son have about their families legacy. It's on stage at the Curran Theater.
Head to Davies Symphony Hall the weekend before Halloween San Francisco for a fun night of live music. They will perform Prokofiev & Shostakovich's Leningrad (10/24 - 10/26) and Get Out—Film with the SF Symphony (10/30).
You will find dozens of other concerts all weekend long in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Click the link below for additional concerts all around the SF Bay.
Enjoy local art the weekend of Halloween. On Saturday and Sunday, you can walk around the Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Mission, Castro, Noe Valley, Diamond Heights, and Bernal Heights. All studios are open from 11am to 6pm.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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