Photo courtesy of California State Railroad Museum.
The Sacramento region plays host to a spooky amount of opportunities to celebrate Halloween this month and Sacramento365 has gathered the best events in the region for you.
Spookomotive Train Ride
California State Railroad Museum Foundation
October 19, 20, 26 & 27 | Sat & Sun 11am-4pm
A moving train, a spooky villain, and you and your kids are the only ones dressed for success to stop them! The Spookomotive train offers two more weekends in October where kids can dress as witches and wizards or superheroes and villains (during their respective weeks) for this exciting journey filled with on-board entertainment and Halloween treats.
Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park
October 19 & 26 | Sat & Sun 6:30pm-9:30pm
The friendly wayward spirits haunting Sutter’s Fort invite the whole family for fun, Halloween-themed, hands-on activities. It’s a throwback to the frontier of the 1800s with turnip carving (the original Jack-O-Lanterns), creepy campfire stories, sugar skull mask making, and more.
Midtown Halloween Festival and Pooch Parade
October 26 | Sat 12pm-3pm
Whether you’re two or four-legged, put on your Halloween best for this Midtown extravaganza that’s truly for the whole family! A “Pop-Up Dog Park” will be surrounded by face painting, a bounce house, hands-on arts and crafts, and music from kids’ favorite band, The Hoots.
Participating Midtown business on J and K Streets will also be handing out candy and hosting fun, family activities during this time.
October 26 | Sat 4pm-9pm
Of all the trick-or-treat options being offered, only one also presents the family with a magical screening of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on a humongous scale. Flick-or-Treat invites kids and parents to dress up for a night that will also include Harry Potter trivia and games.
12th Annual Halloween Pub Crawl
October 26 | Sat 4pm-11pm
For some adults-only fun, crawl across Midtown for food and drink specials at over 12 participating bars with a costume contest you can vote on throughout the night.
Boo at the Zoo
October 26 & 27 | Sat & Sun 11am-4pm
Enjoy a day at the zoo with 15 different candy stations and activities like face painting, festive games, stage shows, a chance to learn about animals, and more!
Historic Folsom Spirits, Brews, and Bites
Historic Old Folsom
October 27 | Sun 2pm-5pm
If it takes a few spirits for you to get into the Halloween spirit, Historic Folsom has the event for you! Sutter Street stores will open their doors to offer drinks and bites from local brewers and restaurants while you stroll through blocks of live music in your spookiest get ups.
Art of Darkness
Blue Line Arts, Roseville
October 31 | Thurs 6pm-12pm
Adults can embrace their inner child on this frightfully tasteful night featuring a costume contest and arts and crafts in the Art Alleyway! Of course, there will be spooky drink specials along with a live DJ and a photo booth to make this the perfect Halloween at the gallery.
Something for everyone awaits, including a trick or treat in your neighborhood!
Looking for even more Halloween events to check out? Take a look at Sacramento365’s Holiday Events page.