Leaves are falling all around, and the night is creeping in earlier and earlier, which only means one thing – Halloween is coming. Whether you prefer frights or delights, Sacramento365 has rounded up some of the best things that goblins, witches, and little monsters can do to help celebrate one of the best seasons – the spooky season.
El Panteón de Sacramento
Latino Center of Art and Culture
Oct 28-31 | Thur & Fri 6pm-10pm; Sat 10am-10pm; Sun 8am-8pm
El Panteón de Sacramento is the re-imagination of a traditional Mexican Día de los Muertos celebration in a small town cemetery. With dancing, music, family and community altars this is one of Northern California’s signature Día de los Muertos events.
Oct 29 | Fri 5pm-10pm
This family and pup friendly event is sure to delight all the monsters in your life. With food, live music, performances, trick or treating, costume contests and a large movie screen playing clips of classic Halloween films, there’s no doubt you’ll be in the Halloween spirit in no time.
Paws to Party Costume Party
California Automobile Museum
Oct 29 | Fri 5:30pm-9pm
The 9th Annual Paws to Party: Howl-O-Ween Edition features comedian Bobby Omoto and live music from the Rod Stinson Band and TrainRex! Plus: local vendors, photo booth, costume contest, and tons of tricks and treats! Note: This is an Age 21 and over and human-only event.
Oct 29 | Fri 8:30pm-11pm
Enjoy an evening of black lace and nightmares as the wandering spirits of the Scream Queens Gorelesque Productions escape the cemetery to haunt the stage of the Historic Colonial Theatre with their production of The Cabaret Macabre!
Sacramento Comedy Spot
Oct 29 | Fri 9pm
It’s Halloween time! The variety show will feature characters, sketch comedy, and improv, featuring some of your favorite Comedy Spot performers. Wear a costume! We dare you!
Spookomotive Train Rides
California Railroad Museums
Oct 30 & 31 | Sat & Sun 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm & 4pm
This delightful, not frightful train is just the ticket for the whole family. The diesel-powered train is decorated for the season with cornstalks, scarecrows, skeletons, bats and spiders. Each operating weekend the Spookomotive will have a special theme, and includes exciting on board entertainment and a tasty Halloween treat!
Pumpkin and Planes: Halloween in the Air Park
Aerospace Museum of California
Oct 30 | Sat 10am-2pm
Celebrate Halloween early with Amelia Bearhart and friends on Saturday, October 30th at the museum’s huge outdoor Air Park. Fly on by for trick-or-treating, music, Halloween-themed activities, and games for the whole family!
Crocker Art Museum
Oct 30 | Sat 11am
To kick off a thrilling Halloween weekend, costumed kiddos and their grownups are invited to a participatory performance full of amazement and artistic inspiration! Following the performance, explore the galleries with a Halloween-inspired scavenger hunt, take a festive family portrait, and discover a magical surprise or two. An interactive gift bag full of non-edible treats will be included with every child’s ticket.
Midtown Halloween Festival and Pooch Parade
Oct 30 | Sat Noon-3pm
Furry friends will strut and stroll by while competing in an always-entertaining costume contest that will include prizes, like gift cards to Sutter District restaurants and Midtown Love swag, for the winning pooches. Before the highly anticipated parade of costumed pooches, there will be plenty of family-friendly outdoor activities such as arts and crafts, a bounce house, photo-friendly pet backdrops, entertaining live music, and more.
Festival of the Souls
Mystical Celtic Heart
Oct 30 | Sat Noon-9pm
Mystical Celtic Heart presents Festival of the Souls. Come celebrate All Hallows’ Eve, Dia de Muertos and The Wheel of the Year with food, entertainment, music, activities and more.
Remembering and honoring the departed souls, celebrating Samhain (pronounced “sow-en”), The Witches’ New Year (Halloween), and the eight annual Sabbats that make up the Wheel of the Year which include Summer Solstice, Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, and Fall Equinox.
Cirque of the Damned
Big Sexy Brewing
Oct 30 | Sat 7pm-11pm
This bewitching outdoor event is not to be missed! Prepare for famished fire-eaters, sultry seductresses, spooky-scary-skeletons, joyous jugglers, aerialists, and fire dancing paired with Halloween and spooky beats to get your meat-suits movin’!
Sac Bar Crawl presents Nightmare on K Street
K Street Bars
Oct 30 | Sat 4pm-10pm
Come join Sac Bar Crawl for Sacramento’s biggest Halloween Costume Crawl! There will be multiple stops at bars and restaurants and will end at a block party!
Find more Halloween events happening here in the 916 on Sacramento365’s Holiday Events page.