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Oakland Halloween Events 2012

on October 24, 2012

Are you looking for something fun to do on Halloween? Oakland North has compiled a list of spooky events happening in Oakland: From a dance party celebrating Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to a costumed stroll among the animals at the zoo, there is something fun for all ages. Check out the list bellow, or click on the map above to find out where the festivities are happening.

Spookfest 2012 with Calvin Harris, Datsik
Friday, October 26, 8 p.m.
Oracle Arena, Oakland
7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621

Performance by Calvin Harris—Scottish singer, songwriter and record producer—and Benny Benassi. Ages 18+

More information here

Total Trash Halloween Bash

Friday, October 26, 8 p.m.
The New Parish
579 18th Street, Oakland, CA, 94612

A party and show with Shannon and the Clams, Pangea, Audacity, and Uzi Rush.

More information here

Thrill the World Bay Area

Saturday, October 27, 2012, 9:30 a.m.
Studio One Art Center
365 45th Street, Oakland, 94609

Each year, thousands of people around the globe gather to break the world record for the largest simultaneous dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Zombie costumes encouraged. All ages are welcome. The schedule is:
9:30 a.m.—Dance classes begin.
11:00 a.m.—Costume Contest.
12:00 p.m.—Thrill Time
12:10 p.m.—Bay Area Flash Mob

More information here

Boo at the Zoo

Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA 94605

During the zoo’s annual Halloween event, visitors can stroll among the animals in costume and collect yummy treats.

More information here

Children’s Fairyland Jack o’Lantern Jamboree

Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28
Children’s Fairyland
699 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610

Come in costume and enjoy a spooktacular extravaganza with unlimited rides, parades, a pirate school, goody bags and treat stations.

More information here

Lakeshore Avenue Fall Festival, Trick ‘r Treating Parade and Crafts Fair

Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lakeshore Ave Baptist Church, Oakland
3534 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94601

Children will gather at the church to parade down the street in their costumes at 11 a.m., collecting treats from merchants. There will be mini-pumpkins, crafts and face painting at the fair, and treat bags will be available for costumed kids.

Contact: (510) 893-2484

A Nightmare on Broadway 3

Saturday, October 27, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Oakland Convention Center
550 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Halloween extravaganza and costume party. Ages 21+

More information here

Rockridge Halloween Parade

Sunday, October 28, 12 p.m.
College Avenue Presbyterian Church
5951 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618

From noon to 2:00 pm, participating merchants will host trick-or-treating along both sides of College Avenue, from Alcatraz to Broad.

More information here

Hacienda Halloween

Wednesday, October 31, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Antonio Peralta House
2465 34th Avenue, Oakland, 94601

Celebrate Halloween at the Hacienda for some good, scary fun. Meet ghosts from California’s past, collect treats and enjoy autumn vegetables.

More information here


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