Looking for ways to celebrate Halloween in Oakland? Look no further! We gathered up costumer events, pumpkin festivals, and even events for you and your pet. 


“Thriller Night” Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid

October 28, 2016 

5:00 PM

Oakland Museum of California

Learn the Thriller dance with the Bay Area Flash Mob at Off the Grid at the OMCA on Friday night.


The Adicts

Oct. 28, 2016

7:00 PM 

Oakland Metro Operahouse

The Adicts originated as Afterbirth & The Pinz in late 1975. They soon changed their name to The Adicts and became known for their distinctive Clockwork Orange "droog" image, which along with their urgent, uptempo music and light-hearted lyrics, helped set them apart from other punk bands.


Welcome 2 The Dawn Part II: HALLOWEEN EDITION

Oct. 28, 2016

9:00 PM 

The New Parish

Prince Tribute


Mountain View Cemetery Pumpkin Festival

October 29, 2016

12 PM

Mountain View Cemetery

Celebrate Halloween at the fun-filled pumpkin patch meadow, with free pumpkins, activities, and treats for the kids. Halloween parade, which is part of a daylong celebration that includes trick-or-treating at participating stores on the avenue. Children can choose a free pumpkin (one per child) and enjoy lots of other activities, including: several “jumper” inflatable funhouses to jump around in, a hay-bale tunnel, a clown balloon artist, face painting, and a craft area to decorate pumpkins, masks, and treat bags. Food truck vendors will be onsite. Parents must accompany their children to this event.

Boo! Bark, Brews + Bites

October 29, 2016

11:00 AM

Jack London Square

Bring your four –legged friends to Oakland's waterfront for a free Halloween celebration with tricks, treats, frights and delights. Dress your pooch for a creative canine contest, dabble in paw painting, pet pampering and pet psychic, pooch photo booth and more! 


The Overlook Lounge Halloween Bash: DJs, Beer & Wine | Oakland

October 29, 2016

7:00 PM

The Overlook Lounge

A night of live DJs, light bites* and flowing beer and wine as they party it up in downtown Oakland.


21st Annual Dia De Los Muertos Fest: Live Music, Dance, Altars & Carnival

October 30, 2016

All Day

Fruitvale Village

This free, outdoor, family-friendly event invites Bay Area community to experience this cultural holiday with entertainment, food, dance, music and traditional Dia De Los Muertos altars, and artists displays.


TRAGIC QUEENDOM: Halloween Dance Party

Oct. 30, 2016

9:00 PM

The Night Light

Ferosha Titties, Alabama Slamma, Hollow Eve, Jupiter Knows, FEMA De LaHaine, Mama Celeste, Vinyl DeVille.


Haunted Horse Halloween Party!

Oct. 31, 2016

8:00 PM

Whitehorse Bar

Join ghostesses, Cemora Valentino-Devine and Mocha Fapalatte, for a Halloween celebration & Costume Contest, that only the White Horse Bar could bring. Drag show featuring the casts of both of your favourite White Horse drag shows: Ethereal Dollhouse: Gothic Beauty and Follies and Dollies at White Horse Bar! DJ Luna on deck, ready to make you dance til you're dead!


CUESA's Jack London Square Harvest Festival

October 30, 2016

9:00 AM

Jack London Square

Join CUESA in celebrating the fall harvest at Jack London Square Farmers Market. Savor the season with a day of tasting, learning, and family fun. Dress up in costume and bring the kids for apple cider pressing, pumpkin decorating, face painting, a fall pie contest, cooking demos, and more!


Halloween Edition Movie Night: Evil Dead Screening

Sunday, October 30, 2016 

8:00 pm

Bar 355

Join them for their Halloween Edition of Movie Night. For this month they will be screening Evil Dead 1 & 2 and Army of Darkness on their projector with subtitles. Plus, a themed cocktail menu, free popcorn, and an inspired DJ set by Manfriend Morgan.


Hella-Weird Halloween Part 2

Oct. 31, 2016

9:00 PM

The Night Light

Live Tributes from Cool People, covering: Prince, (early) Alkaline Trio, Silver Jews, Thin Lizzy, + Elastica