Halloween San Francisco 2018

Fun Things to Do for All Ages

San Francisco is the place to be again for this year's 2018 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 Wednesday, so most events fall the weekend before the holiday. You will also find handful of fun events the entire week.

Halloween in SF

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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 27 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 2018. 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.

>> Halloween Events for Kids

Other Fun Events on Halloween Weekend

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

Theater on Halloween San Francisco

This Halloween you will find two Broadway shows on stage. The first is Miss Saigon at the Orpheum Theater. It's the story of a relationship that is destined to fail between a young Asian woman and her soldier lover.

The second is Waitress. This musical is the story of a down and out waitress that hopes to turn her life around with her amazing pies. This one is on stage at the Golden Gate Theater.

>> 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, 10/27

Tickets: On sale now at a discount on Goldstar

Symphony Performances

Head to Davies Symphony Hall the weekend before Halloween San Francisco for a fun night of live music. They will perform Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier.

>> Find a full schedule of symphony performances in SF

My Favorite Murder

Are you a huge fan of the podcast My Favorite Murder? If so, then this is your chance to see it live on stage at Davies Symphony Hall. This comedy podcast explores true crime in a way that we don't often see. It's hosted by comedian Karen Kilgariff and writer, TV host Georgia Hardstark.

88 Degrees & Rising Tour

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 Wednesday, October 31 and features Rich Brian, Joji, Keith Ape, Higher Brothers and more. Show starts at 7pm.

More Concerts on Halloween in San Francisco & the Bay Area

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.

>> October & Halloween concerts in the SF Bay Area

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

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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