Spooky Halloween. Photo: Ira Serkes
Spooky Halloween. Photo: Ira Serkes

Courtesy of our friends at the ever-reliable 510 Families, here is a round-up of Halloween activities and outings in the East Bay where Jedi Knights and Cleopatra will be more than welcomed.

Decorate a Pumpkin  (Berkeley)
Decorate a pumpkin in the Art Studio!
Where: Habitot Children’s Museum
When: 10/31 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.mm

Montclair Village Halloween Parade
Trick-or-treating hosted by local merchants after the parade
Where: In front of Bank of America, Montclair Village
When: 3 p.m.

Hilltop Mall Trick or Treating (Richmond)
At participating merchants throughout the mall. For children in costume, 13 years or younger. (No masks, please!)
Where: Hilltop Mall
When: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Halloween Community Parade (Berkeley)
Parade, costume contest and treats.
Where: Frances Albrier Auditorium, San Pablo Park
When: Starts at 3 p.m.

Halloween at Sunday Streets. Photo: William Newton
Halloween at Sunday Streets. Photo: William Newton

Halloween on Solano
Trick-or-treating from 3-5 p.m. at participating merchants followed by costume contest.
Where: Church on the corner
When: 5 -6 p.m. for contest

House of Screams (Berkeley)
MLK Jr Youth Services Center presents a haunted house for kids 7 and up. FREE
Where: Grove Park in Berkeley
When: 6-9:30 p.m.

Temescal Trick or Treating (Oakland)
Merchants open their doors to trick or treaters
Where: Telegraph Avenue in Temescal District
When:  4 to 6 p.m

Berkeley’s Fourth Street Shops Halloween Celebration
More than 65 merchants will be giving out candy/toys. Participating merchants will have pumpkin at their door. Free activities include:

  • BUBBLE SHOW by Sterling the Bubblesmith ~ Remarkable hand-blown bubbles by Sterling Johnson with over 45 years experience. A joyous and festive experience of awe.
  • SCARY HAIR BOOTH by Keter Salon ~ Professional staff from Keter Salon will be on the street to give you spooky, scary hair with spiderwebs, creepy crawlies and wash-out color.
  • FACE PAINTING by Dinnie’s Delights ~ Made to order designs with sparkle!
  • PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS by Photolab ~ A tradition on Fourth Street, Photolab will commemorate your fun day with a free photo sent via email.
  • FUN FISHIN’ at Rabat (1825 Fourth Street) ~ Toss the fishing poll in and see what you get!
  • PUP PARADE at George (1824C Fourth Street) ~ Join us at the shop for treats and beverages at 3PM then we parade at 3:30PM.
  • PUMPKIN PAINTING at Market Hall Foods (1786 Fourth Street)  More details >

Where: Berkeley’s Fourth Street
When: From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Halloween

Got a baby too young for Halloween? Here’s a stroller walk that shows off Berkeley’s best decorated streets: Russell Street in Claremont (celebration ends at 8:30 p.m.) then visit the amazing pumpkins on Ashby and Piedmont; travel north and stroll along Josephine Street between Cedar and Rose, then make your way to Mariposa Avenue … one of Berkeley’s loveliest tree-lined streets.

Keep up with the many more neighborhood Halloween parties and celebrations on the 510 Families calendar!

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