Pick a Date To Play This October

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check out Ronnie's awesome halloween fomo Guide. EVENT LISTINGS ARE CHECKED AT THE TIME OF POSTING BUT SCHEDULES MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. LINKS ARE AVAILABLE BELOW TO ALL VENUES FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. PLEASE CONFIRM INFORMATION WITH THE WEBSITE.

Sunday, October 1

Fleet Week

Girls' Festival, 9am-5pm, Imagine a day of fun, exploration and empowerment for girls, The Hive, Oakland.

1st Dual Slalom Race at Stafford Lake Bike Park, 9am, This is the first ever dual slalom race at Stafford Lake Park! Come enjoy prizes, music, smiles, and rippin’ riding at California’s premier public dual slalom course, Stafford Lake Bike Park, Novato.

Pumpkin Patch Harvest Faire, 10am-6pm, Nicasio Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch.

Tiburon Half Marathon

Run Like A Girl, 8:30am, 1505 Tiburon Blvd. Tiburon.

World Veg Festival, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Green Gulch Farm Sunday Children’s Program, 9:45 – 11:45 am, Impermanence, Sejiki Ancestors Ritual, the beginning of the lecture is especially for children. After this short talk, children leave the zendo to participate in their own program. Activities include seasonal farm projects, mindfulness, yoga, contemplative handwork and ritual. Suggested donation $20.

Dave Rocha Jazz Ensemble, 11-11:45am, Listen and learn about Jazz with Dave Rocha and his jazz band.  The band plays an eclectic mix of jazz standards (Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, etc.) pop tunes (Cole Porter, Gershwin and Jobim) and original compositions., Mill Valley Library.

El Dia De Los Muertos, 11am-3pm, Petaluma.

Sunday Streets, 11am-4pm, Excelsior.

Woofstock Benefit Music Festival, 12-5pm, fun-filled afternoon of dancing, food, and groovy times with Mustache Harbor,! Marin Humane Society, Novato.

Famous4’S 20th Annual Mill Valley Community Block Party, 1:00 – 5:30pm, FREE Concert and Fashion Show, Beer Garden, Food, Kids’ Games and Surprises. This event benefits Kiddo!, Music, Art and After School Programs.  There will also be an opportunity to donate to help support hurricane relief.

Sleeping Beauty, 1pm & 3:30pm, Young Performers Theatre, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Oktoberfest, 2pm, Fun for the entire family. Enjoy music, bounce house, lawn chess, themed food, Oktoberfest beads and hats and German style beer. Cost: $10, kids 12 and under are free, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael.

Hamlet, 2pm, McLaren Park, San Francisco.

Inktober, 2-4pm, every day during the month of October, create your own Inktober piece, provide helpful lessons about committing to your initial designs and creative instincts, while also experimenting with various tools like ink brushes, quill pens, and more, Walt Disney Museum.

Film of the MonthHallowscreen!, & 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, every day except Tuesday, Walt Disney Museum.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Northern California Renaissance Faire, 10am-6pm, Hollister.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS:


Monday, October 2

Fleet Week

Museum Monday for Little Ones, 10am-Noon, Schultz Museum.


Tuesday, October 3

Fleet Week

Costume Swap, 3-7pm, Donate a bag for free admission; No donation-$5/person or $15/familyLocation: Tam Valley Community Center, Mill Valley.

Cycads: Prehistoric Plants Threatened in the 21st Century, 6-7:30 pm, Dr. Nathalie Nagalingum, Curator of Botany, California Academy of Sciences, Cycads are a group of bristly, palm-like plants that are prized in collections worldwide. Some species, like the sago palm, are commonly kept in yards throughout the Bay Area, Marin Art & Garden Center.


Wednesday, October 4, Blessing of the Animals

Fleet Week

Big Truck Day, 10am-12pm, McLaren Park, San Francisco.

Imaginary Robots, 3-4:30pm, ages 4+, What kind of eyes does your robot have? Arms? Legs? Springs, tinfoil, screws....beep beep beep beep. Come make your own imaginary robot. We'll have plenty of supplies, Sausalito Library.

Canine Appreciation Day at McInnis Park, 4 – 6pm, Bring your dogs (and humans too) for a free BBQ and raffle prizes donated by Pet Arcade. It will be an evening of fun and education with rangers and the Marin Humane Society. We’ll discuss Marin County Park rules and regulations as well as sensitive wildlife issues that all pet owners should know. McInnis Park, 310 Smith Ranch Rd, San Rafael.

Understanding Learning Differences: How to Support Your Child at Home and in School, 6:30-7:30, Holly Seerly, M.A., M.F.T., will be speaking about different kinds of learning differences, especially ADHD, Anxiety, and Auditory Processing and Sensory Integration challenges in adolescents


Thursday, October 5, Full Moon

Mill Valley Film Festival

Fleet Week

Canine Appreciation Day, 4 – 6pm, Bring your dogs (and humans too) for a free BBQ and raffle prizes donated by Pet Arcade. It will be an evening of fun and education with rangers and the Marin Humane Society. We’ll discuss Marin County Park rules and regulations as well as sensitive wildlife issues that all pet owners should know. McInnis Park, San Rafael.

Board Game & Pizza Night, 6-8pm, Family fun at the Library! Belvedere Tiburon Library.


Friday, October 6

Mill Valley Film Festival

Fleet Week

Sonoma County Harvest Fair, 4-9pm.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park. 

Litquake Events are all-ages unless noted otherwise. Book sales are offered when and where appropriate. Events without ticket reservations are first-come first served. 

Kids' PJ Party with Michael Genhart PhD!, 5-6pm, Get cozy, listen to a story or two, have some milk and cookies and get your books signed, then head home for bed., diesel, A Bookstore, Larkspur.

Marin School of the Arts - An Evening at Book Passage, 5-8:30pm, music, theater, art and more, Corte Madera.

Patricia Polacco - Remembering Vera, 6pm, a stray dog was found under a pile of boxes in a Coast Guard warehouse in what used to be called Government Island, the Coast Guard Base in San Francisco Bay, when a seaman named Dave Bunch was mopping the floor. It was love at first sight Book Passage, Sausalito.


Saturday, October 7

Mill Valley Film Festival

Fleet Week

Free Access to all Parks "Measure A Days", 7am – 7pm includes Blackpoint Boat Launch, McInnis Park, McNears Beach Park, Miller Boat Launch, Paradise Beach Park and Stafford Lake Park.

Free Saturday Morning Yoga, 9am, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley.

Fire House Bank, 9am-12pm, ages 5-12, Home Depot.

Celebrate Bay Day at The Yard with SF Giants and Save The Bay (San Francisco)! 10am-2pm, Enjoy live music, food trucks, adult beverages, a Save The Bay education station, and more while celebrating our beautiful Bay. From face painting to a visit from Lou Seal, there’s a way for everyone to enjoy Bay Day at The Yard thanks to sponsors San Francisco Giants and The Yard at Mission Rock!

“Take A Kid Mountain Biking” Day, 10am - 3pm, A free day for all kids to learn about bikes with instruction from Trips for Kids Marin! China Camp State Park, Miwok Meadows.

Presidio Family-Friendly Bike Ride, 10-11:30am, ages 8+, San Francisco.

Litquake Events are all-ages unless noted otherwise. Book sales are offered when and where appropriate. Events without ticket reservations are first-come first served. 

Bay Day, events happening across the Bay Area to celebrate the Bay!

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park. 

TarantulaFest & Barbecue, 10am-4pm, food, games, contests, entertainment, and enlightenment including a leisurely nature walk with a volunteer naturalist and search for tarantulas on the move, Henry Coe State Park.

Pumpkin Patch Harvest Faire, 10am-6pm, Nicasio Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch.

Headlands Fall Art Adventure, 10:30am, look at the work of Andy Goldsworthy for inspiration, and then create our own ephemeral nature art by gathering natural objects to create amazing sculptures, Marin Headlands.

Author Event: Carmen Bogan, 11-12pm, read her new book "Where’s Rodney," a delightful story about a young boy who takes a journey of discovery and learns just how “majestic” the world can be, Marin City Library.

Cellist Zuill Bailey, Music for Young Children, 11am, Acclaimed Cellist Zuill Bailey will perform a 30 minute concert for young children, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

San Domenico Garden Faire, 11am-2pm, music, organic food, games, and treats made in the garden, San Anselmo.

Corte Madera Library Kids Fall Coding Class, 11am – 1pm, ages 8+, Taught by students from the Redwood Programming Club. Come make cool games with the easy to learn language, Scratch. Older students are also invited to learn Java/Python/JavaScript. Call 415-924-6382. Corte Madera Library.

Creative Family Fun - Marvelous Monarchs, 11am-4pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

Healthy Parks, Healthy People, 2-4 pm, Join the Healthy Parks, Healthy People Rangers and leaders to work your way to fitness and a healthier lifestyle, Presidio of San Francisco.

LEGO Make & Take Activity Featuring LEGO Ninjago, 4pm, age 8+, Barnes & Nobel, Corte Madera.

Sonoma County Harvest Fair, 4-9pm.

First Friday Family Nights, 5-8pm, Swing into the weekend with music, science, food and fun!  On the first Friday of every month, CuriOdyssey. 

Family Fun Performance Nights: Magician Mike Della Penna, 5:30-7pm, Enjoy a magic show full of kid-friendly Halloween fun, Novato City Hall.

Northern California Renaissance Faire, 10am-6pm, Hollister.


Sunday, October 8

Mill Valley Film Festival

Fleet Week

Final Pancake Breakfast, 9am-1pm, Enjoy your morning breakfast with breathtaking mountaintop views of San Francisco, West Point Inn.

Italian Heritage Parade & Festival, San Francisco.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, take a look at Creatures of the Deep, classroom presentations, docent-led tours, and more! Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park. 

Novato Fire District Open House, 10a-1p, See the fire engine in action! Demonstration using the Jaws of Life! Watch the fire truck extend the ladder! Take pictures with firefighters! See details and locations on website.

Pumpkin Patch Harvest Faire, 10am-6pm, Nicasio Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch.

Creative Family Fun - Marvelous Monarchs, 11am-4pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

Presidio Picnic, 11am-4pm, San Francisco.

Dipsea Hike for Zero Breast Cancer

Litquake Events are all-ages unless noted otherwise. Book sales are offered when and where appropriate. Events without ticket reservations are first-come first served. 

Northern California Renaissance Faire, 10am-6pm, Hollister.

Family Farm Festival, 2-6pm, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael.

Sonoma County Harvest Fair, 4-9pm.


Monday, October 9, Columbus Day

Mill Valley Film Festival

Fleet Week

Museum Monday for Little Ones, 10am-Noon, Schultz Museum.

Litquake Events are all-ages unless noted otherwise. Book sales are offered when and where appropriate. Events without ticket reservations are first-come first served. 

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival


Tuesday, October 10

Mill Valley Film Festival

Litquake Events are all-ages unless noted otherwise. Book sales are offered when and where appropriate. Events without ticket reservations are first-come first served. 

Oliver Twist, 7pm, Tamalpais High School's award winning student theatre company, Conservatory Theatre Ensemble (CTE) will present the Dickens' adventure of a young orphan boy, Oliver Twist, who manages to survive in the tangled world of Victorian England, Daniel Caldwell Theatre, Mill Valley.


Wednesday, October 11

Mill Valley Film Festival

Litquake Events are all-ages unless noted otherwise. Book sales are offered when and where appropriate. Events without ticket reservations are first-come first served. 

Oliver Twist, 7pm, Tamalpais High School's award winning student theatre company, Conservatory Theatre Ensemble (CTE) will present the Dickens' adventure of a young orphan boy, Oliver Twist, who manages to survive in the tangled world of Victorian England, Daniel Caldwell Theatre, Mill Valley.


Thursday, October 12

Mill Valley Film Festival

Litquake Events are all-ages unless noted otherwise. Book sales are offered when and where appropriate. Events without ticket reservations are first-come first served. 

Boys and Discipline (2 – 10 years), 7-9pm, Parents Place, San Rafael.

Oliver Twist, 7pm, Tamalpais High School's award winning student theatre company, Conservatory Theatre Ensemble (CTE) will present the Dickens' adventure of a young orphan boy, Oliver Twist, who manages to survive in the tangled world of Victorian England, Daniel Caldwell Theatre, Mill Valley.


Friday, October 13

Mill Valley Film Festival

Grand National Rodeo, Livestock Exposition and Horse Show, Cow Palace.

Litquake Events are all-ages unless noted otherwise. Book sales are offered when and where appropriate. Events without ticket reservations are first-come first served. 

Halloween Harvest Festival! 5-7pm, ages 2-12, Carnival Games, Pumpkin Carving and Decorating, Face Painting, Trick or Treat Bag Decorating, Carmel Apples, Bounce House, Marinwood Community Center, San Rafael.

KidsFest at the Zoo 2017, 5-9:30pm, Exclusive wildlife presentations, live music, face painting, fun activities and crafts, Food and beverages available for purchase, San Francisco Zoo.

Family Film Night: Featuring Beauty and the Beast, 5:30-9pm, Civil War Parade Lawn, Main Post, San Francisco.

Oliver Twist, 7pm, Tamalpais High School's award winning student theatre company, Conservatory Theatre Ensemble (CTE) will present the Dickens' adventure of a young orphan boy, Oliver Twist, who manages to survive in the tangled world of Victorian England, Daniel Caldwell Theatre, Mill Valley.

The Little Prince, 7:30 pm, James Dunn Theatre, Kentfield. Cancelled


Saturday, October 14

Mill Valley Film Festival

Grateful Day Fest, 12-6pm, Berkeley

Grand National Rodeo, Livestock Exposition and Horse Show, Cow Palace.

Sturgeons Mill, a 105 year old steam powered sawmill. We are a working museum that is open 4 weekends a year to the general public, Sebastopol.

Weekend Along The Farm Trails, most stops free, Explore Sonoma County's vibrant agricultural community. County farmers will open their gates and barn doors to offer a behind-the-scenes peek at life on the farm. Cancelled

Virgin Sport, From a wide variety of events to get your body moving to those who just want to join in on the fun and cheer from the sidelines, there will be a ton going on where everyone is welcome to come. Get ready for a weekend long celebration of local SF culture and community with art music culture and much much more. Consider yourself invited. Cancelled

Bon Air Invitational Car Show, 10am-4pm, More Than 100 Pristine Classic Cars, Music, Food and Children’s Entertainment, Greenbrae.

Pumpkin Patch Harvest Faire, 10am-6pm, Nicasio Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch.

Mountain School Apple Faire, 10am-1pm, ages 3-7, Carnival games, Prizes, Puppet Show, Fairy-Gnome maze, Kid-friendly crafts, gourmet sandwiches from Farm House, Apple home-baked treats and a cake/pie raffle, 50 El Camino Dr., Corte Madera.

Marin Music Festival, 10am-6pm, free, featuring local live bands, arts and crafts booths, food trucks, beer and wine, kid’s activities and a stunning waterfront view! Marin Rod & Gun Club, San Rafael.

Life as a Leatherback, 10am & 1pm, Learn what it takes to be the world's largest species of turtle. Participants will discover the life cycle of a Leatherback sea turtle through interactive games and stories. Explore sea turtle skulls and specimens as well as witness real scientific video footage of a Leatherback foraging for food in the sanctuary. Attendees will also team up to assemble a life-size Leatherback model. Contact Courtney Buel @ courtney.buel@noaa.gov, San Francisco.

American Girl™ Halloween Party, 10am, ages 8-13, $30Hot dog “mummies” and cheese twist “bones,” oh, my! Learn how to make some Halloween-themed treats, both savory and sweet, so you can throw the scariest party on the block. We promise, you and your friends will have a spine-tingling good time! Williams Sonoma.

Crabbing at Fort Baker Pier, 10 am-Noon, Learn about the bounties of San Francisco Bay. See what you can catch!

Indigenous Peoples Day, 10am-6pm, free, traditional dancing, music, crafts, food and more, Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park, Berkeley.

LEAP Sand Castle Contest, 10am-4pm, Ocean Beach, San Francisco.

"Mini" Harvest Celebration Family Farm Day, 10am-2pm, classics like milking our goats, feeding our chickens, cooking, eating, exploring and playing - all with the added fun of some special activities to top off this exciting day, Slide Ranch.

Cornerstone Harvest Pumpkin Patch Festival, 10am-4pm, Sonoma.

Northern California Renaissance Faire, 10am-6pm, Hollister.

Halloween Cupcakes, 10:30am-12pm, $60, Cake Art Supplies, San Rafael.

Biketoberfest, 11am-5pm, Family Fun Including Bike Decorating, Bike Carousel, Kids Bike Skills Zone and Face Painting! FairAnselm Plaza 765 Center Blvd. Fairfax.

The Big Draw Festival, 11am-4pm, free, The Walt Disney Family Museum, Presidio, San Francisco.

Leap Sandcastle Classic, 11am-3:30pm, Ocean Beach, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun - Fabulous Funghi, 11am-4pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

Tolay Fall Festival, 11am-5pm, old-time, nature-based fun, Petaluma. CANCELLED

Harvest Festival, 11am-4pm, Food Expo, Kids Zone, Community Resources, Garden Expo, Food Trucks, Music and More! Cedar Rose Park, Berkeley.

Oktoberfest, 12-5pm, music, food and kids activities, Old Corte Madera Square, Corte Madera.

"Kids Caring About Costumes" Costume Shop Day, 12 – 4pm, ages 2-12, Civic Center Library.

Blues in the Barn, 1-5pm, Big Jim’s BBQ and Music with our own Buffalo Bruce Barlow, and his friends: Austin DeLone, bluesman Steve Freund, and Norm DiCarlo on drums. Our famous Hay Lounge will be serving beer, wine & lemonade, and our Horse Champions will be performing a Runway Show for your entertainment!  This event will be fun for the whole family and will support our ongoing equine guided learning programs for under resourced groups, environmental stewardship and the preservation of historic buildings, Golden Gate Dairy Stables in Muir Beach.

The Little Prince, 2pm & 7:30 pm, James Dunn Theatre, Kentfield. Cancelled

Litquake Events are all-ages unless noted otherwise. Book sales are offered when and where appropriate. Events without ticket reservations are first-come first served. 

Dave Eggers & Shawn Harris - Her Right Foot, 5pm, What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential to the story of America, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Oliver Twist, 7pm, Tamalpais High School's award winning student theatre company, Conservatory Theatre Ensemble (CTE) will present the Dickens' adventure of a young orphan boy, Oliver Twist, who manages to survive in the tangled world of Victorian England, Daniel Caldwell Theatre, Mill Valley.


Sunday, October 15

Mill Valley Film Festival

Weekend Along The Farm Trails, most stops free, Explore Sonoma County's vibrant agricultural community. County farmers will open their gates and barn doors to offer a behind-the-scenes peek at life on the farm. Cancelled

Sturgeons Mill, a 105 year old steam powered sawmill. We are a working museum that is open 4 weekends a year to the general public, Sebastopol.

Virgin Sport, From a wide variety of events to get your body moving to those who just want to join in on the fun and cheer from the sidelines, there will be a ton going on where everyone is welcome to come. Get ready for a weekend long celebration of local SF culture and community with art music culture and much much more. Consider yourself invited. Cancelled

Pumpkin Patch Harvest Faire, 10am-6pm, Nicasio Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch.

Children's Faire, 10am-4pm, legendary games, crafts, puppet shows and more, Marin Waldorf School, San Rafael. CANCELLED

Cornerstone Harvest Pumpkin Patch Festival, 10am-4pm, Sonoma.

Sunday Streets Berkeley, 11am-4pm

Creative Family Fun - Fabulous Funghi, 11am-4pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

Tolay Fall Festival, 11am-5pm, old-time, nature-based fun, Petaluma. CANCELLED

Special Children's Event: Kathryn Otoshi - Draw the Line, 1pm, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Ramble on Rose, Midnight North and Phil Lesh, 2pm, $10, all ages, live music, bouncy house crafts and more, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael.

The Little Prince, 2 pm, James Dunn Theatre, Kentfield.

Northern California Renaissance Faire, 10am-6pm, Hollister.


Monday, October 16

Behind the Scenes One-Day Camp, 9am-3pm, ages 8-10, $65, spend the day at Marin Humane one-day camp, they will learn how we care for shelter animals and get a chance to see compassion in action. They’ll meet a variety of animal guests and explore ways that can help animals, both domestic and wild. And of course we’ll have crafts, games, and snacks! Marin Humane, Novato.

Museum Monday for Little Ones, 10am-Noon, Schultz Museum.


Tuesday, October 17


Wednesday, October 18

Helping Your Child Cope with Anxiety (5  10 years), 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Parents Place, San Rafael.


Thursday, October 19, New Moon, Diwali

Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, 3 – 3:45pm, magic show full of Halloween fun for all ages with Mike Della Penna. Bring your ghosts, goblins, superheroes and fairies as tricks reign over treats in this silly, laughter-filled show, Fairfax Library.

Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, 6pm, Larkspur Library.

Girls Leadership Parent and Daughter Series: Nine Tools for True Friendship (girls 7 – 8 years and their parent), 6-7:30pm, Parents Place, San Rafael.


Friday, October 20

Tam Valley Haunted House, 3:30-4:30pm Not scary for under 8, 5-6:30pm Scary Over 9, 7:30-9pm HORRIFYING, Mill Valley. 

Teen Food Craft: Pumpkin Candy, 4–5:30pm, 6-12 grade, Civic Center Library, San Rafael.

Ohlone Big Time Festival, 5 pm, Rob Hill Campground, Presidio of San Francisco.

Grand National Rodeo, Livestock Exposition and Horse Show, Cow Palace.

The Little Prince, 2pm & 7:30 pm, James Dunn Theatre, Kentfield. 


Saturday, October 21, Orionids Meteor Shower

Goblin Jamboree, 10am-4pm, explore the haunted wonderland complete with games, attractions and live entertainment. Enroll in the witches’ school, take a train or pony ride, visit the petting zoo and enjoy a full brew of games, activities and live entertainment, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Non-Spooky Halloween Carnival, 10am-2pm, Fun for preschool through elementary aged children! This preschool friendly event is open to the public so bring your friends for games, prizes, food, a photo booth and arts and crafts. (Non-scary) costumes welcome! Twin Cities Community Preschool, Corte Madera. CANCELLED

Circling Las Gallinas Ponds, 10am-1pm, Take a stroll around Las Gallinas Ponds and observe the waterfowl that inhabit the area. We’ll look for a variety of ducks, egrets, herons, and White Pelicans! It is not all about birds. We’ll also look for River Otters who are often seen swimming in the ponds, or maybe a muskrat. Meet at Las Gallinas Ponds trailhead.

Celebrate the Season with Crafts and Stories, 10am-12pm, Kids and parents are invited for a magical morning of stories and crafts celebrating the fall season and, of course, Halloween. You will leave with tips for telling your own stories, and ideas for more projects to make together, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross.

Halloween Family Workshop, 10am-12pm, Drop-in anytime from 10-12pm for a fun hands-on family workshop making spooky creations. $5 per family suggested donation. Makers under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Makers over the age of 14 are welcome too! Makerspace Media Studio, Novato.

Presidio Family-Friendly Bike Ride, 10-11:30am, ages 8+, San Francisco.

Teddy Bears' Picnic, 10am & 11:15am, Children's Fairyland, Oakland.

Mary McScary and Creepy Pair of Underwear! Storytime, 11am, Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Presidio Pumpkin Carving Workshop, 12-4pm, Main Parade Grounds, The Presidio, San Francisco.

Bioneers Family Fair, 10a-4p, under 13, learn from some of the country’s top nature-inspired education masters and experience these spellbinding experiential education activities, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

Pumpkin Patch Harvest Faire, 10am-6pm, Nicasio Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch.

Love Math! A Festival for Girls, 10am-12pm, Come experience hands-on, collaborative activities that inspire a love for math, all for girls in grades 4 through 9, Proof School, 555 Post Street, San Francisco.

Trolly Dances, 11am-2:45pm, free with regular MUNI fare, tours leave every 45 minutes starting at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 2:45 p.m. from the Market St. Railway Museum, south of Embarcadero Plaza.

International Archaeology Day, 11am-2pm,  crafts, puzzles, adobe brick making, the Roving Ranger truck, and of course, tours of the archaeology site, lab, and Collections, Presidio, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun - Dig Site Sand Art, 11am-4pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

Potrero Hill Festival, 11a-4p, enjoy local food vendors and artists, musicians, historians, homegrown entertainment and much more, 20th Street between Wisconsin and Missouri Streets, San Francisco.

Wharf Fest, 11am-5pm, enjoy music and live entertainment, food and wine, a chowder competition, children’s rides, ship tours, street performers, art, fireworks, and more, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco.

Tolay Fall Festival, 11am-5pm, old-time, nature-based fun, Petaluma.

Ohlone Big Time Festival, 12pm, Rob Hill Campground, Presidio of San Francisco.

Floating Pumpkin Patch, 1:30-6pm, Dive for your pumpkin at Ridgeway Swim Center. $10 per person (includes a pumpkin).  Enjoy a day filled with games, pumpkin decorating and pumpkin splashing fun for participants of all ages, Santa Rosa.

The Little Prince, 2pm & 7:30 pm, James Dunn Theatre, Kentfield. 

Tam Valley Haunted House, 3:30-4:30pm Not scary for under 8, 5-6:30pm Scary Over 9, 7:30-9pm HORRIFYING, Mill Valley. 

Paola Gianturco - Wonder Girls, 4pm, Paola and her eleven-year-old granddaughter documented the work of fifteen girl-led nonprofit groups in thirteen countries in Asia and Central Asia, North and Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. They interviewed and photographed 90 girls. If you think “girls are the future,” prepare to be dazzled. These girls are changing our world right now, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Boo Bash, 5-7PM - Trick or Treat down Tiburon's Main Street with our downtown merchants, Follow the jack-o-lantern lit trail to Belvedere Park for a carnival & movie in the park beginning at 7pm sharp.

Movie at the Pocket Park, 6:30pm, Disney's "Hocus Pocus", Downtown Recreation Center Pocket Park, Novato.

Grand National Rodeo, Livestock Exposition and Horse Show, Cow Palace.

Novato Horsemen Haunted House, 7-10 pm, 600 Bugeia Lane in Novato.


Sunday, October 22, Orionids Meteor Shower

Goblin Jamboree, 10am-4pm, explore the haunted wonderland complete with games, attractions and live entertainment. Enroll in the witches’ school, take a train or pony ride, visit the petting zoo and enjoy a full brew of games, activities and live entertainment, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, take a look at Creatures of the Deep, classroom presentations, docent-led tours, and more! Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Bioneers Family Fair, 10a-4p, under 13, learn from some of the country’s top nature-inspired education masters and experience these spellbinding experiential education activities, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

Pumpkin Patch Harvest Faire, 10am-6pm, Nicasio Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch.

Infant and Child CPR (for expectant parents, parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children up to onset of puberty), 10am– 12:30pm, Parents Place, San Rafael.

Teddy Bears' Picnic, 10am & 11:15am, Children's Fairyland, Oakland.

Trolly Dances, 11am-2:45pm, free with regular MUNI fare, tours leave every 45 minutes starting at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 2:45 p.m. from the Market St. Railway Museum, south of Embarcadero Plaza.

Creative Family Fun - Dig Site Sand Art, 11am-4pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

Free Day, Exploratorium.

East Bay Mini Maker Faire, 10am-5pm, Park Day School + Studio One Art Center, Oakland.

Tolay Fall Festival, 11am-5pm, old-time, nature-based fun, Petaluma.

Ohlone Big Time Festival, 12-4pm, Rob Hill Campground, Presidio of San Francisco.

Squid for Squirts, 1pm, Obsessed by octopuses? Intrigued by ink? Tickled by tentacles? Delve into the watery world of cephalopods! Watch squid and octopus films. Learn about Humboldt squid adaptations through our naturalist led dissection. Make your own Humboldt squid print souvenirs. And finally, participants get to dissect their own market squids using blunt-nose scissors. Contact Courtney Buel @ courtney.buel@noaa.gov, San Francisco.

Tam Valley Haunted House, 3:30-4:30pm Not scary for under 8, 5-6:30pm Scary Over 9, 7:30-9pm HORRIFYING, Mill Valley. 

Novato Horsemen Haunted House, 7-10 pm, 600 Bugeia Lane in Novato.


Monday, October 23

Museum Monday for Little Ones, 10am-Noon, Schultz Museum.

The Little Prince, 2pm & 7:30 pm, James Dunn Theatre, Kentfield. 


Tuesday, October 24

Picture Book Club: Mac Barnett - The Wolf, the Duck & the Moose, 4pm, This is a story about a duck and mouse who get swallowed by a wolf, and then decide to live in his belly, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

For Dads Only—Effective Fathering (all ages), 7-9pm, Parents Place, San Rafael.


Wednesday, October 25


Thursday, October 26

Magic Show | Magician Timothy James, 4-4:45pm, ages 5+, Timothy performs up close magic with lots of highly interactive kid participation, and award winning sleight of hand! Belvedere Tiburon Library.

GOBLINS' SPOOKtacular, 5-7pm, San Anselmo Avenue in spooky downtown San Anselmo. Dress in your most boo-tiful Halloween costume and join us for some traditional small town fun. This event is for those 0 to 7 years old! Merchants and volunteers will be standing along San Anselmo Avenue between Woodland and Tamalpais to hand out goodies. At fire station #19 on San Anselmo Avenue, there will be cookies and juice!, San Anselmo.


Friday, October 27

Teddy Bears' Picnic, 10am & 11:15am, Children's Fairyland, Oakland.

Trunk or Treat, 4:30 - 6:30pm, It is a fun, free event for the community where families come to the community center parking lot and "trick-or-treat" from decorated car trunks.  Free music, activities, face-painting for kids and more! Mill Valley Community Center.

Magic Show, Thrills and chills await us as our Magician amazes us with Halloween magic combining comedy, audience participation and amazing magic to create a spooktacular 45 minutes show for goblins ages 3 to 103! Mill Valley Community Center.

Scaregrove, 3-9pm, Climbing Wall, BMX Biking, Skateboarding and more, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Spooky Spaghetti Bingo, 6-9pm, Corte Madera Community Center.

The Night Fairy, 7pm, ages 8+, When tiny but feisty Flory loses her fairy wings in an attack by a bat, she has to muster all her courage and ingenuity to survive in a garden full of threatening creatures, including a voracious spider, BACT Berkeley Center, Berkeley.


Saturday, October 28

Bay Area Discovery Festival, 10am-4pm, free, North Bay Discovery Day, Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

Greenwood School Kindergarten Open House & Pumpkin Patch, 10am-12pm, Mill Valley.

Boo at the Zoo10am-3pm, Stroll the Zoo in costume and collect yummy treats. Ride the spooky boo train and join the dance party. Plus, get your face painted, make treats for the animals, and see how the animals at Oakland Zoo celebrate Halloween. Kids in costumes receive a free ride ticket. Oakland Zoo.

Pumpkin Patch Harvest Faire, 10am-6pm, Nicasio Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch.

Kids' Turn: A Workshop for Families Experiencing Separation and/or Divorce—6 week series, (5 – 17 years), 10-11:30am, Parents Place, San Rafael.

Teddy Bears' Picnic, 10am & 11:15am, Children's Fairyland, Oakland.

Dia de los Muertos Celebration, 10:30am-1pm, all ages, a joyful celebration of dearly departed family, friends and pets during the Day of the Dead Mexican festival. Decorating sugar skulls, face painting, snacking on traditional pasteries and creating your own memory box, Mill Valley Community Center.  

Halloween - Boos, Bones and Walking with the Dead, trick-or-treat through the new skeletal exhibit, enjoy the Spirited Halloween Fun plus a Hauntingly Tasty Taco Bar, Safari West, Santa Rosa.

Kids Costume Contest Dog Parade & Scavenger Hunt & Trick-or-Treating, 10:30am, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

Halloween Bash, 11am-3pm, Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat, Pet Parade and Costume Contest at Woodlands Pet Food & Treats, Pumpkin decorating at Bank Of Marin, Live Music, Facepainting & Balloon twisting, Bon Air Center, Greenbrae.

Epic Tam for the Whole Fam, 11am-1pm, Bring the kids and enjoy an epic but easy, family-friendly, with incredible views from the Verna Dunshee trail and discover plants and animals along the way. 

The Night Fairy, 11am & 2pm, ages 8+, When tiny but feisty Flory loses her fairy wings in an attack by a bat, she has to muster all her courage and ingenuity to survive in a garden full of threatening creatures, including a voracious spider, BACT Berkeley Center, Berkeley.

Discovery Day at Cal State East Bay, 11am-4pm, Approximately 50 activities are scheduled, with demonstrations, experiments, hands-on-activities, exhibits, lectures and much much more, Cal State East Bay Hayward Campus, Science Buildings, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward.

Halloween Hoopla, 11-3pm, Trick-or-Treat So Others Can Eat at Bon Air welcomes costumed kids, families and pets to a day-long Halloween Hoopla with trick-or-treating at restaurants and shops, live music, face painting, pet caricaturist, pumpkin decorating and the start of its annual canned food drive, Bon Air Center, Greenbrae.

Boo at the Zoo, 11am-4pm, a  "not-too-spooky" Halloween family festival where you can trick-or-treat around the Zoo and see the animals enjoy pumpkin treats, San Francisco Zoo.

Family Matinees, 11am, ages 5-12, provide a window into the exciting world of live jazz and feature amazing artists from around the globe! This month is The SFJAZZ Collective, SF Jazz Center, Miner Auditorium, San Francisco.

Meet & Greet: Nostalgic Blood With Author J.Crockett, 2pm, Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Pumpkins on Pikes, 2-10pm, one of those very special events where magic is created and experienced by all who attend. The festivities start in the afternoon with great food, music and pumpkin carving. Everyone will get the chance to display their Jack-O-Lantern on a pike in the corn field. When the sun goes down the pumpkins are lit. It is a truly heart warming feeling looking over the glowing corn field to see the individual creations of all who attend, Tara Firma Farms, Petaluma.

Woodland Pet Food Halloween DOGtoberfest & Costume Contest, 3-6, free pet photos, pet sketch artist, pet psychic, animal rescue organizations and adoptions + more! Plus, there will be a Howl’oween Pet Costume Contest as well as free Center-wide trick or treating for kids and their families, Strawberry Village, Mill Valley.

Scaregrove, 3-9pm, costume contests, haunted houses, hay rides, carnival rides, giant inflatables, food for sale and live entertainment, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Zombie Beach High, 6-10p, kid friendly games, costume parade, games, trick or treating and more! Stinson Beach Community Center.

Novato Horsemen Haunted House, 7-10 pm, 600 Bugeia Lane in Novato.

Jack O’Lantern Jamboree, Children's Fairyland, Oakland.

Super Natural Halloween Party, 6:30-9pm, Grab your costume and have yourself a ghoulishly great time trick-or-treating your way through the Academy at night—among spooky skulls and spine-tingling specimens! California Academy of Science.

Graveyard Stroll, 7pm, uncovers one of Marin’s most interesting, but little known cemeteries. All treats (and tricks) are free. Marin County Parks Lucas Valley Field Office in San Rafael.

Star Party on Mt. Tam, 7:30p, Mill Valley.

Halloween - Boos, Bones and Walking with the Dead, trick-or-treat through the new skeletal exhibit, enjoy the Spirited Halloween Fun plus a Hauntingly Tasty Taco Bar, Safari West, Santa Rosa.


Sunday, October 29

Mad Dash, 9:30am-1pm, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Pumpkin Patch Harvest Faire, 10am-6pm, Nicasio Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch.

Teddy Bears' Picnic, 10am & 11:15am, Children's Fairyland, Oakland.

Jack O’Lantern Jamboree, Children's Fairyland, Oakland.

Boo at the Zoo10am-3pm, Stroll the Zoo in costume and collect yummy treats. Ride the spooky boo train and join the dance party. Plus, get your face painted, make treats for the animals, and see how the animals at Oakland Zoo celebrate Halloween. Kids in costumes receive a free ride ticket. Oakland Zoo.

Nature for Kids: Indian Tree, 10am – 1pm, We’ll head up the hill and visit several different forest habitats. We’ll go through one area that is completely shaded by bay trees, then we’ll walk up an oak covered hill, and finally end up in a little grove of redwoods. Meet at the trailhead on Vineyard Rd in Novato.

First Act: The Magic Flute Adventure, 10-11:30am & 11:30am–12:30pm, ages 3-6, workshop led by San Francisco Opera Teaching Artists, San Francisco.

The Night Fairy, 11am & 2pm, ages 8+, When tiny but feisty Flory loses her fairy wings in an attack by a bat, she has to muster all her courage and ingenuity to survive in a garden full of threatening creatures, including a voracious spider, BACT Berkeley Center, Berkeley.

Boo at the Zoo, 11am-4pm, a  "not-too-spooky" Halloween family festival where you can trick-or-treat around the Zoo and see the animals enjoy pumpkin treats, San Francisco Zoo.

Family Fall Day, 11am-4pm, art tours, storytelling, crafts, and more, BAMPFA, Berkeley.

San Raphael School Halloween Festival and Haunted House, 12-4pm, San Rafael.

Halloween Hoopla, 12-2pm, Unique Derique, Venezuelan Music Project, Pi Clowns, palm reader Madam Z, crafting with Trash Mash-Up and the Children’s Creativity Museum, games, photo booth and parade! Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, San Francisco.

Autumn Jazzfest & Costume Party on Mount Tam, 1pm-Dark, FREE ADMISSION - tasty treats at a neighborly price, Rain or Shine and it's looking like Shine! MWPCA Clubhouse 40 Ridge @ Panoramic Highway.

Fort Point Family Halloween Celebration, 1-6pm, Free activities, food trucks, costume parade, Fort Point National Historic Site.

CarTUNE Afternoon: Disney Delights, 2pm & 4pm, Grab your popcorn and settle in for an afternoon of classic cartoons filled with classical music! San Francisco.

Celebrate Halloween, 3-5pm, costume party celebration with The JAMband, Park Chalet, San Francisco.

Spooky Stories and Songs with Scott Law's Bluegrass Dimension, 3:30pm, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael.

Novato Horsemen Haunted House, 7-10 pm, 600 Bugeia Lane in Novato.

Howl-o-ween, they also have a Kid Zone, The Treasure Island Flea.

Jack O’Lantern Jamboree, Children's Fairyland, Oakland.


Monday, October 30

Museum Monday for Little Ones, 10am-Noon, Schultz Museum.

LEGO Haunted House Workshop, 3–5 pm, This Halloween season, join Play-Well TEKnologies for a LEGO Haunted House workshop! Participants will have time to engineer their own trap then they will see if their LEGO Minifigure to go through. Can you make it out of the haunted house without getting scared! Play-Well Marin, San Anselmo.

Movie Night: Young Frankenstein, 8pm, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael.


Tuesday, October 31, Halloween

Explore what you eat, 2-5:30pm, do you know about the biology, chemistry, physics and even math of your food? Get hands-on with science to find out! Join Cal scientists for some fun, food-related investigations, Spooky Science at Adeline Market, Berkeley.

Pacheco Plaza Halloween Festival, 3:30pm, games, a live DJ dance-party and games and trick or treating! Novato.

Fairfax Halloween Parade, 5pm.

Halloween Sausalito, 6-9pm, child friendly Haunted House, BBQ, trick-or-treat, dog costume contest and more, Sausalito City Hall.