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The Ultimate Guide to Bay Area Halloween 2018

By / October 1, 2018

There’s so much going on for Halloween 2018, this may be a multiple costume year. Wear one while you dance on a yacht, one while you see wild live shows, one while you get your tarot cards read…you get the idea. Or show off the same snazzy get-up at multiple Halloween locales. From burlesque shows to club crawls to boat parties, we’ve got you covered all month long.

Stay tuned! We’re adding new Halloween events to this calendar every week, so keep checking in for more festivities to fill up your calendar.

Deadly Disco with MK, CamelPhat & Will Clarke

The Midway

Raise with San Francisco's deadliest, danciest Halloween party. Expect over-the-top art installations, performers, VIP experiences, and devilish delights that have sold out 4 years in a row.

$40 - $67 / RSVP
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San Francisco Halloween Club Crawl 2018

Mayes Oyster House

Why show off your costume at just one party when you can debut it at seven different bars? Hit up some of SF's finest watering holes for drink specials, DJs, and costume photo ops galore.

$14 - $22 / RSVP

Distillery Halloween Bash at Hanson of Sonoma Distillery

Hanson of Sonoma Distillery

Spooky spirit spiked cocktails, creative costume competitions, and distillery adventures await at this Halloween bash. Get transportation covered by booking a spot on their special SF-bound bus.

$60 / RSVP

Trick of Drink: San Francisco Halloween Bar Crawl

NorthStar Cafe

Bar crawling is like grownup trick or treating, with drink specials and a free cover instead of candy. Pop on your wristband and costume, assemble your crew, and prowl around SF.

$17 / RSVP

20mission’s Ghosted Party

Public Works

Escape into an over the top haunted house party, full of wild theatrical elements, cocktails, and music. The frightening festivities include apparitional art and mysterious petrifying performances.

$18 - $40 / RSVP

Opel Productions, The Midway & Vau de Vire present Dusk to Dawn

The Midway

Calling all vamps, sharp shooters, and quality freaks of all stripes: don't miss only-in-SF performances, art, curiosities, spectacles, and a dash of kink at this 11-hour, dawn-till-dusk party.

$28 - $35 / RSVP

Retro SF Halloween Party Cruise 2018

Pier 3 - San Francisco Belle

Add a little roaring 20s flair to your Halloween at this flapper-style party, hosted on a 30,000 square foot yacht. The flyest DJs, drinks, and glitzy fringe dresses will all be on deck.

$34 - $364 / RSVP

Titanic Masquerade Halloween Party Cruise

Pier 40

Masquerade balls are the height of costume party glam. Put on your favorite mask and set sail on the Fume Blanc, a spacious yacht with multiple decks, open bars, DJs, and dance floors.

$101 - $1590 / RSVP

Rock Wall Wine Company: Hallowine 2018!

Rock Wall Wine Company

Plenty of wine is the key to an amazing Halloween. Get in the holiday spirit with wine and food trucks, then try out the spooky sensory bar or haunted photo booth. Costumes are definitely encouraged.

$28 - $28 / RSVP
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Hubba Hubba Revue’s Halloween Bash

The Uptown Nightclub!

Burlesque belongs on your Halloween 2018 bucket list. Check out the Hubba Hubba Revue's Halloween Bash, complete with bewitching beauties and music by Sinister Twist.

$17 - $28 / RSVP

Dusky at Midway: Halloween Weekend – ‘Dusk to Dawn’

The Midway

Disappear into The Midway, where you can immerse yourself in side shows, art, and the musical stylings of Dusky. There are six different environments throughout the venue where you can wander.

$31 - $105 / RSVP

Halloween 2018 Rock the Yacht: Halloween Empress Yacht Party

The Empress Yacht

Get on board and explore the Empress Yacht, where each level is home to dance floors, premium open bars, and spots where you can enjoy sweeping views of the SF skyline.

$96 / RSVP

Halloween Funhouse 2018


The Halloween Funhouse adds a trippy carnival vibe to the All Hallows Eve festivities this year. Grab a drink and hit the dance floor as J.Espinosa, Jazzy Jim, and Marcus Lee spin all night long.

$17 - $1570 / RSVP

Halloween Style Sunday Supper at Serpentine 2018


Infuse your Sunday dinner with pre-Halloween spookiness at this family style feast. The menu at Serpentine tonight is full of scary delicious eats like tombstone cornbread and a "cereal killer" sweet.

$40 - $40 / RSVP

Outdoor Movie Series: “Scream”

Dirty Habit

It's the last Second Summer movie screening, where Dirty Habit turns their swanky patio into an outdoor theatre. Snuggle up under the stars, munch on bar treats, and watch Drew Barrymore freak out.

$19 - $19 / RSVP

Spooky Halloween Macaron Bar with Food La La

KitchenTown Café

Add a stylish sugar rush to your Halloween with a spooky macaron workshop. Transform macarons into jack o lanterns, ghosts, and witches with fillings, frostings, and Don Bugito's edible insects.

$54 / RSVP

DJ Marlboro at Aldeia Halloween

The Great Northern

The weekend is covered, but what about *actual* Halloween? Take your costume out for one last spin and spend the holiday with the legendary DJ Marlboro at The Great Northern.

$23 - $424 / RSVP

Spooky Gong-tacular Halloween Sound Meditation

Rurdramandir Center

Celebrate Halloween in a totally unique and unexpected way by unwinding at a spooky sound meditation. Nine different gongs will be a part of this surreal soundscape. Costumes encouraged.

$38 - $44 / RSVP


Claire Margine is a writer living in San Francisco. She’s a fan of daycations, dumplings for breakfast, and bottomless coffee. You can usually find her at the beach, or asking if she can pet your dog.

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