San Francisco Halloween 2017

Scare yourself silly with our guide to San Francisco Halloween 2017, filled with spooky events, costume parties, terrifying tunes and horror films

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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 2017 fall on?

Unfortunately, this year Halloween falls on a Tuesday. So be prepared for the weekend prior to be jam-packed with Halloween festivities.

Halloween in San Francisco

Halloween events in San Francisco

You know what's scary? Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year. But fear not, we've rounded up a thrilling array of hair-raising events to keep you amused all week long.

By: Time Out San Francisco editors

Get your thrills and chills with these scary haunted spots in San Francisco

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. For those in search of chills and thrills (beyond corn mazes and horror movies), here are seven spots for fright night fun. RECOMMENDED: Fun pumpkin patches near the Bay Area    

By: Sarah Medina

Make your way through these fun corn mazes in the Bay Area

We can't think of a better way to celebrate the season than from inside a corn maze. With tons of Halloween events just around the corner, Bay Area pumpkin patches are packed with visitors seeking decorative gourds, pumpkin-spiced treats and fields of cut corn to get lost in. So grab your layers and a buddy (you always need a buddy in a maze) and check out one of these top corn mazes in the Bay Area. RECOMMENDED: Get your thrills and chills with these scary haunted spots in San Francisco

By: Lauren Sheber

Fun pumpkin patches near the Bay Area

Whether you're looking to carve a jack-o’-lantern, wander through a corn maze with the kids or arrange a festive horn-shaped basket of colorful squash for the Thanksgiving table, these local pumpkin farms will help you achieve peak holiday cheer. RECOMMENDED: The best places to trick or treat in San Francisco

By: Sarah Medina

More Halloween fun


The 20 best Halloween songs

We've lovingly selected the 20 spookiest Halloween songs ever recorded for your listening and dancing pleasure this Halloween.

By: Time Out San Francisco editors

The 10 best classic horror movies

Just in time for Halloween, Time Out proudly presents the best horror films, as chosen by those who write in, direct, star in and celebrate the genre.

By: Time Out editors