San Francisco Halloween 2018

Scare yourself silly with our guide to San Francisco Halloween 2018, filled with spooky events, haunted locations, and terrifying corn mazes

Spookeasy Halloween Extravaganza
Photograph: Courtesy Spookeasy/Dennis HearneSpookeasy Halloween Extravaganza

Making plans for the most important holiday of the year—we're talking Halloween, of course? Our guide to Halloween in San Francisco has you covered with the best candy treats, the rockingest parties, the coolest activities and events and more. We've also rounded up our favorite haunted spots where real ghosts still can rattle a few chains. Let the countdown to the thrills and chills begin!

What day does Halloween 2018 fall on?

Unfortunately, this year Halloween falls on a Wednesday. So be prepared for the weekend prior to be jam-packed with Halloween festivities (or to call in sick the next day). 

Halloween in San Francisco

Halloween events in San Francisco
Things to do

Halloween events in San Francisco

We've rounded up a thrilling array of hair-raising events to keep you amused all month long.

Get your thrills and chills with these scary haunted spots
Things to do

Get your thrills and chills with these scary haunted spots

With its legacy of earthquakes, island prisons and fantastic fortunes won and lost (not to mention all the ancient Indian burial sites), it’s small wonder San Francisco is one of the country’s most haunted places. 

Make your way through these fun corn mazes
Things to do

Make your way through these fun corn mazes

We can't think of a better way to celebrate the season than from inside a corn maze.

Fun pumpkin patches near the Bay Area
Attractions

Fun pumpkin patches near the Bay Area

These local pumpkin farms will help you achieve peak holiday cheer.

The best places to trick or treat in San Francisco
Things to do

The best places to trick or treat in San Francisco

One of the best parts of Halloween in San Francisco is finding the neighborhoods where kids (and let’s be honest, parents) can score the best candy in town.

The 10 best horror movies
Movies

The 10 best horror movies

The best horror movies as voted for by more than 100 experts

More Halloween fun

The 15 best horror movies on Netflix
Movies

The 15 best horror movies on Netflix

We've browsed every subcategory and found these 15 best horror movies on Netflix.

The best Halloween candy to stock up on
Restaurants

The best Halloween candy to stock up on

These are the 31 best confections to have on hand—for trick-or-treaters or yourself—on October 31.