Sonoma County may be known for beautiful vineyards and cute towns, but don’t overlook our festive spirit. When Halloween comes around, Sonoma turns spooky. You’ll see for yourself when you walk through some of our favorite neighborhoods. If you’re looking for some spooky trick-or-treat spots to take your kids, here are our recommendations.
Healdsburg Farmers Market Pumpkin Festival – the farmers market will be hosting their 37th annual pumpkin festival and costume competition. The activities include pumpkin carving, pumpkin decorating with wheels and a costume competition! There will be three age categories (7 and under); (8 to 15) and (16 – Adult). You can register for all competitions at the event. For more info here
> When: Oct 30th ; Time: 8:30am to 11am; Cost: FREE ; Where: West Plaza Parking Lot
Howl-o-ween Dog Costume Parade & Contest at the Healdsburg Plaza. Don’t this super cute event with a parade of adorable pooches in costume, a contest and of course live music. More info and registration here
> When: Oct 23rd ; Time: 12 pm to 2pm; Cost: $20 donation ; Where: Healdsburg Plaza
Trunk – Or – Treat – Enjoy a safe and free place to Trick-or-Treat from the trunks of decorated public safety vehicles. The event will take place at the Veterans Memorial Building parking lot. RSVP here is you plan to join!
> When: Oct 27th ; Time: 4pm to 7pm; Cost: Free ; Where: Veterans Memorial Building
Downtown Tick or Treating & Costume Contest – Come dressed in costume and trick or treat at participating* Downtown Santa Rosa stores and restaurants. Candy will be available from 4pm to 6pm or while supply lasts. There will also be a contest for the best costume – kids, adults and even your furry friends!
> When: Oct 29th ; Time: 4pm to 6pm; Cost: Free ; Where: Santa Rosa Downtown
Movie Night at the Square – following the downtown trick or treating the city will be presenting Disney’s classic Hocus Pocus (PG). Remember to bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, and warm coats!
> When: Oct 29th ; Time: 6pm; Cost: Free ; Where: Santa Rosa Downtown
FUNtazmagoria – the Children’s Museum will transform into a family-friendly Mad Scientist and Glow in the Dark Art Studio. They will have a walk through experience with potions, creepy critters, and electric exploration. Get all the details here
> When: Oct 29th & 30th ; Time: 1pm to 8pm; Where: Sonoma County Children Museum
Town of Windsor Trick or Treat Trail – the Town of Windsor is putting together a spooktacular Halloween event for the little ones. You will need to pre-register for this event, which promises to have lots of fun games and tons of candy. Register here
> When: Oct 30th ; Time: 12pm to 4pm; Age: 12 and under ; Where: Keiser Park
SWD Haunted House – Studio W will be converting their dace studio into a haunted house, spooky but not completely terrifying. The event is geared towards kids ages 7+. Admission will be $10. Buy Ticket Here
> When: Oct 30th ; Time: 6pm to 9pm; Age: 7+ ; Where: Studio W
Halloween Double Feature – Enjoy a scary Halloween movie from the comfort of your own car. The perfect family activity – don’t want to drive? Leave the car at home and walk-in with your own seat. Buy your ticket here
>>> Screening The Adams Family (PG-13) AND Scream (R)
> When: Oct 22nd ; Time: 6:45pm ; Cost: $30 per car ; Where: Citrus Fair Fairgrounds
Halloween Carnival & Día de los Muertos – the Rohnert Park community service department is planning a spooky carnival for all ages, the activities will include carnival games, magicians, a haunted maze, costume parade and a live animal experience. Did we mentioned they will have awesome prizes too! Get all the details here
> When: Oct 30th ; Time: 12pm to 5pm ; Cost: Free ; Where: RP Community Center
Hallowluma Spooky Drive Thru – Drive through the Petaluma Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, where local businesses will be handing out goodies for the kids and making a fun and spooky experience. Decorate you car and come in Costume! Registration is required
> When: Oct 30th ; Time: 12pm to 3pm ; Cost: Free ; Where: Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds
Drive-In Movie (Ghostbusters) – Parks and Recreation is putting on a show with this Halloween drive-in special, Ghostbusters. All you have to do is pre-register, drive and be on time! Register Here
> When: Oct 22nd ; Time: 6pm ; Cost: $25 per car ; Where: Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds
6th Annual Halloween Covers Show – the Phoenix theater will be hosting a wide range of cover bands so you can sign your heart out to the best Halloween inspired tunes. Get your tickets here
> When: Oct 29th ; Time: 8pm ; Cost: $10 ; Where: The Phoenix Theater
The Great Pumpkin Party – this party is set to not disappoint! There will be arts and crafts, food, drinks, live music and a pumpkin carving contest! So start brushing those carving skills asap. For more details go here
> When: Oct 28th ; Time: 5:30pm to 7pm ; Cost: Free ; Where: Back Patio, Sonoma Community Center
** Please take care of yourself and loves ones, and follow all social distancing guidelines this Halloween.