If you have no plans for Halloween, there's still time to make it happen. Sacramento will be crawling with creepy events and parties for kids and adults alike.
Here is a list of 20 fun things to do in Sacramento to celebrate the spooky holiday:
- The Crest Theatre is showing The Exorcist on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $10. Senior and children tickets are $8.
- If you're up for something spooky, check out the Lantern Tours of the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery presented by the Old City Cemetery Committee on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Guests will enjoy a lantern-led guide and meet some of the cemetery's forever-residents. Tickets are $35.
- The California State Railroad Museum is hosting Sips and Spirits: The Train Ride on Friday, Oct. 27 at 6:00 p.m. The train ride will feature a Mad Scientist and his minions and guests will enjoy a blood-shot cocktail, hard cider and appetizers provided Fat's Catering.
- Fright Night at the Sacramento Convention Center on Friday, Oct. 27. featuring Diplo, Excision, ValentinoKhan, GanjaWhiteNight, ArmNhmr & Paz. Tickets are $52 plus fees online or $52 without service fees when purchased with cash at the box office at 1301 L St , Sacramento, Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub is hosting the Erotic City Halloween Bash with The Purple Ones on Friday, Oct. 27 starting at 9:00 p.m. The Prince-themed event will feature a cash prize costume contest. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door.
- Join the Sacramento History Museum and take a Ghost Tour in Old Sacramento. The mile long guided walk lasts about an hour and is happening every Friday and Saturday through Oct. 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth.
- The Ultimate Terror Scream Park in Sacramento offers three haunted houses and was named the 'Best in the West' by Forbes. The attraction is open on numerous dates through Nov. 4. General admission tickets range from $25 to $30.
- The Halloween Gatsby Gala will be held at Revival in the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel on Saturday Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. The event is for the 21 and over crowd and will feature a 20s era cocktail menu.
- The Midtown Halloween Festival and Pooch Parade is happening Saturday, Oct. 28 at Marshall Park in Sacramento from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event features a costume contest and family-friendly activities such as face painting, live music, arts and crafts and bounce houses. Participating Midtown businesses will be handing out trick-or-treats from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- The 8th Annual Panteón de Sacramento (Sacramento's Cemetery) is an urban recreation of cemeteries throughout Mexico. The event is presented by the Latino Center of Art and Culture and is going on Saturday, Oct 28 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Midtown, on the parking lots between 20th and K St. There will be over 60 ofrendas (memorials) made by families and the organization, 40 food vendors, sugar skulls and mask making and more.
- The Sacramento River Train is throwing their Ghosts and Ghouls Beer & Wine Bash on Saturday, Oct. 28. During the 2.5 hour trip, guests can enjoy several breweries and wine tastings onboard. Half way through the trip, the train stops at their park along the river where guests can de-board and enjoy the fire pits and enter into a costume contest. Tickets are $45 to $80. The event is 21 and over.
- Join Hornblower Cruises and Events for the Sacramento Spooky Halloween River Cruise on Saturday, Oct. 28. The one-hour cruise on the Sacramento River includes Halloween activities for kids, a Halloween face-painter, and Halloween music. Guests can board at 2:45 p.m. or 5:15 p.m.
- Watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Colonial Theatre featuring Amber's Sweets as the cast. The show is happening on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 10:00 a.m.
- The 10th Annual Halloween Pub Crawl, hosted by Xoso Sport and Social League, includes one drink at check-in, drink/food specials at participating bars, and entry into the costume contest. The event is happening Saturday, Oct. 28 from 4:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. Early bird tickets are sold out but general admission tickets can be purchased for $15 or $20 the day of if not sold out.
- Vanguard is holding the WICKED Halloween Costume Party on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 10:00 p.m. $10 presale tickets are available.
- The California Automobile Museum is holding a Haunted Headlights Tour on Halloween night from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Guests will be led through exhibits, where they will encounter strange, creepy, and gory stories from automotive past. Tickets are $18 to $20 and include a beverage and snacks. The tour is not advised for children under 13.
- Boo at the Zoo is happening Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29 at the Sacramento Zoo from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids are encouraged to dress in costumes and head to the zoo for trick-or-treat fun. The event will feature 15 different candy stations, face painting for kids, festive games, themed stage shows, magic shows, keeper chats and even animal enrichments. Children can even enjoy a ride on the spooky zoo train or the creepy carousel for an additional fee. General ticket prices are $16. Kids under 2 are free.
- Burlesque performers, The Darling Clementines, will be live at Blue Lamp Lounge in Sacramento on Oct. 31 at 8:00 p.m for the Burlyclines Blood Bash. Tickets are $15 to $20.
- Crawloween is happening on Halloween in Old Sacramento. Guests will crawl through 10 local bars for drink specials and music, then head to Sactown Sports Bar for a costume contest at 11 p.m. and an exclusive, Crawloween-participants-only look at Old Sacramento’s newest bar. The event starts at 8:00 p.m. Watch out for zombies! The Sacramento Zombies will be wandering the streets during the crawl.
- Pumpkin Nights at the Gold County Fairgrounds in Auburn is an outdoor festival featuring over 3,000 carved pumpkins on larger-than-life displays. Local food vendors will be on location for the entire family to enjoy. The event is happening through Oct. 29. Buy tickets HERE.
Halloween is a free treat holiday. Make sure to check out what freebies are up for grabs in Sacramento in the countdown to Oct. 31st.
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