The end of October is quickly approaching and that could only mean that one thing…Halloween is almost here! Like many of you, we at Sacramento365 have been anxiously waiting to play dress up, nosh on candy corn, and scream at the top of our lungs.
Thankfully the Capital City won’t make us wait until All Hallow’s Eve to feel the chills and thrills of the season. Check out our Holiday Events page for plenty of spooky (and not-so-spooky) events that will please ghouls and goblins of any age!
So whether you are looking for haunted houses filled with terrors that go bump in the night, kid-friendly outings, or a party that will blast “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah” on high, we’ve got all of the twisted details.
Whatever you decide to do, we hope you have a happy and safe Halloween!
These spooky local events are perfect for the entire family.
Trick or Treat in Old Sacramento
Starts at the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse
Don’t forget to wear your costumes! Over 35 local businesses in the historic district will be handing out candy to all visiting children.
Spookomotive Train Rides
California State Railroad Museum
Back by popular demand, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum and Foundation will once again offer engaging and entertaining “Spookomotive” train rides. The whimsically decorated and diesel-powered locomotives are crawling with spiders, cobwebs, cornstalks, and a “skeleton crew.”
Halloween Festival and Pooch Parade
Head to the heart of Midtown for an afternoon filled with craft-making, trick-or-treating, and adorable prancing canines! Front Street Animal Shelter will be on-site with plenty of pets looking for forever homes and the Food Literacy Center will offer a granola station and a fun photobooth to capture special moments.
Get down at these ghoulish and grizzly shindigs appropriate for adults.
Scared Stiff Halloween Massacre
Tommy T’s Rancho Cordova
The Darling Clementines are will help you get in the Halloween spirit with a heart-thumping, bone-jumping, bloody good burlesque show.
Vampire Ball: The Lost Boys
California Automobile Museum
Mark your calendars and necks for a “fang-tastic” evening of music from Mr. Bryan Hawk; listening to the incredible The Cure tribute band, Just Like Heaven; wandering through a vampire carnival; shopping Halloween related vendors; tripping out at the freak show zone; plus drinking the lovely liquors and wines — all while searching for the “Lost Boys.”
Sacramento Zombie Prom
The Sacramento Zombie Prom is a night to “dismember!” Enjoy a dance party featuring music from DJ Ryan and DJ Trash Epiphany, plus watch a zombie-themed burlesque show from the Devilishly Divine Revue.
Mix it Up:
Want to try something different? These sinister events might be right up your alley.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
St. John’s Lutheran Church
Make it a silent movie night! Watch the original 1923 The Hunchback of Notre Dame with thrilling special music effects by renowned theater organist, Walt Strony.
The Haunted Fort: Lantern-Lit Tours
Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park
Amid the glow of the campfire, daring visitors will go on guided tours through the Sutter’s Fort and hear unusual and intriguing tales of how some of California’s early pioneers perished throughout history.
The Rocky Horror Show
Green Valley Theatre
Get out your corset and heels and come be a part of the Sacramento Halloween tradition!
Looking for more haunted outings? Check out our Holiday Events page for plenty of spooky (and not-so-spooky) events that will please ghouls and goblins of any age!