GILROY, CA – Fall is in the air, bringing with it Halloween haunts, pumpkins, stuff and treats, DÃa de los Muertos, community festivals, and harvest / holiday shops.
Browse our annual city-by-city guide and find the entertainment happening near you on Gilroy, South Bay and Santa Cruz County beaches.
Bookmark this page: As more events are announced, we’ll add them. And if we missed the Halloween or fall festivities in your city or organization, send us an email and online links to [email protected]
NOTE: Events are subject to last minute changes or cancellations. So always check with the organizers that the activities go as planned.
Enjoy the season and Happy Halloween from Patch!
OCT. 8: Zoom ‘Salem Witch Hunt’ Lecture: Campbell Museums. Tony Fels, historian, author and professor at USF, shares history and what to learn from the past.
SEVEN. 25-26: Beach festival, sand sculptures and nautical parade. A two-day festival to kick off the season.
OCT. ten: Monte Foundation fireworks extravaganza: Capitola quay. Free event on a fall evening.
OCT. 9: 8th Annual Fall Community Festival. Pumpkin, sweets and more with Via Services.
OCT. 29: “Monster Mash” Halloween Party. Registration in progress.
SEVEN. 18-19: Santa Cruz Mountain SOL Festival. Two-day music festival in the Santa Cruz Mountains at Roaring Camp Meadows.
OCT. 2-31: Harvest Faire & Halloween Fun: Roaring Camp Railroads. With pumpkins, scarecrow crafts, a train ride and more.
OCT. 9-10 & 16-17: October Steam Train Tours: Niles Canyon Railroad. Enjoy the fall scenery!
SEVEN. 25: Annual Porch Festival. Great, fall afternoon.
OCT. 1-31: âThe big big BOO! “: Gilroy Gardens. Family fun is back on the weekends!
OCT. 29: Halloween movie night: La Vie Dansante Winery. Taste wine with a Halloween movie.
SEVEN. 18-26: U-Pick Sunflowers and Kids’ Entertainment: Swank Farms. Works as long as the harvest lasts
OCT. 1-31: Fall Days and Trail of Lights: Swank Farms. “Fall Days” is suitable for families, but the night “Trail of Lights & Field of Frights” gets a little scary!
OCT. 1-31: Pumpkin Junction, Choo Choo & Carousel: Casa de Fruta. Could make a great family outing.
OCT. 23-24: NorCal Renaissance Make Halloween Weekend. Last weekend devoted to everyone’s favorite spooky vacation.
OCT. 1: Outdoor film screening “Hocus Pocus”. Start the Halloween season!
OCT. 2-3: Magic glass pumpkin patch. If you want to take a look before the sale, “tour only” offered on Fridays.
OCT. 23: Pumpkins in the Park & ââTrick-Or-Treat. With treats and activity stations.
SEVEN. 23-OCT. 31:‘Immortal Reckoning’ Halloween Haunt: San Francisco Mint. “During the tour, something horribly wrong and the gates of hell unlock.”
OCT. 1-31: Sci-Fi Ghost Hunting Walking Tour. “A favorite of visitors and locals for over two decades!”
OCT. 14-24: Wardens Pumpkin Patch: Fort Mason. Family events, cocktails and meals for a good cause.
OCT. 30 : ‘Halloween Detective Dinner Show: Le MÃ©ridien Hotel. “Solve a hilarious mystery while you feast on a fantastic dinner.”
SEVEN. 10- OCT. 31: Winchester Mystery House All Hallows’ Eve Tours. Spookiness “Paranormal Investigation Adventure”!
SEVEN. 24-OCT. 31: ABC pumpkin patch, inflatables and pony rides. This includes a petting zoo, paintball, ducks and more.
OCT. 15-31: Grimm’s Sleeping Hollow. On the theme of Sleepy Hollow. Wicked Woods is not recommended for young people.
OCT. 16-31: The dead time of haunted dreams. Walk, if you dare, into the Ultimate Fear Zone.
SEVEN. 24-OCT. 31: Halloween Haunt: the great Californian America. “Killer Clown Town, Tooth Fairy and Backwoods return in all their horrific glory.”
SEVEN. 25-OCT. 31: Great Pumpkin Fest: the great Californian America. Have fun with the Peanuts gang.
SEVEN. 23-OCT. 21: Evergreen At Dusk: Historic Cemetery Tours. Discover the stories and secrets of one of California’s oldest public cemeteries.
SEVEN. 24-OCT. 31: The Pumpkin and the Corn Maze by Rodoni Farms. U-pick pumpkin fields and a five acre corn maze.
SEVEN. 24-25: Beach Boardwalk Fall Campout. Supports the American Cancer Society.
OCT. 19-31: 13 days of Halloween: Santa Cruz wharf. A “bingo” treasure hunt, plus specials on the dock.
OCT. 23: Chili Cook-Off on the Beach Boardwalk. Autumn and chili? Perfect combination.
OCT. 23-24: Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch @Live Oak Grange. Shop for handmade glass pumpkins and gourds.
OCT. 29: ‘The Lost Boys’ – Free Beach Movie. Considered by many moviegoers to be the first Halloween movie.
OCT. 30 : DÃa de los Muertos Celebration: Evergreen Cemetery. Free entry.
OCT. 31: Halloween Trick-Or-Treat at the Beach Promenade. Costume competition, too, at Neptune’s Stage.
OCT. 1-25: 2nd annual scarecrow competition. Four categories and awards to winners.
OCT. 17: “Mad Hatter Tea”: Montalvo Arts Center. It sounds like preparing for a fabulous fall day.
OCT. 22-23 & 28-30: Annual haunted house SV. Be brave and wear your running shoes!
SEVEN. 17: Celebrando la Cultura. An outdoor fall party!
SEVEN. 18: Time to Shine: Farm-to-Table Feast for Farm Discovery. “The dining experience includes artisanal ingredients from the Monterey Bay region, paired with local wine, beer and cocktails.”
OCT. 29: DÃa de Muertos Shows & Film. Part of the Music in Plaza series.
SEVEN. 25-OCT. 31: Filoli estate orchard days. Stroll through the beautiful Gentleman’s Orchard during peak harvest. For all ages.
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