On October 31, visit a Haunted House at MLK Jr. Youth Services Center or enjoy a parade and Costume Contest at San Pablo Park. Kids of all ages can join in a range of free Halloween options with youth from around Berkeley.
Join neighbors and community members of all ages for Halloween activities put on by the City of Berkeley - from a parade and costume contest to a Haunted House.
Put on your costume and join others from around Berkeley for our annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest or get ready to scream as you enter the biggest and scariest haunted house in Berkeley.
These free activities offer everyone a chance for some fun and festive activities at our community centers.
find Thrills at our free haunted house
Twist and turn your way through Clown room, Insane room, Alien World, Corn Field, and the Graveyard.
There's no age limit - but it can be scary for little ones, and youth ages 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Guests must remove all costume masks and hoods before entering the building and are reminded not to touch or hit the characters. Security will be on site.
Additional activities, including music, popcorn and cotton candy, a photo booth, and jumpers for the little goblins (ages 5-6 and ages 7-10). Kids will receive a goody bag with treats.
Public transit is available via AC Transit #12 and F; also, the community center is within walking distance from Ashby BART.
Parade around San Pablo Park
If you've got little ones who are interested in parades and costumes, put them in costume and join others from around Berkeley for our annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest.
Costume Parade - 4:00 pm - Take a short walk around San Pablo Park with your costumed friends and neighbors.
Costume Contest - Following parade - Show off your favorite costumes and compete in the categories below:
- Scariest Costume: Ages 0-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9+, Family
- Cutest Costume: Ages 0-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9+, Family
- Most Creative: Ages 0-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9+, Family
- Coordinated Family Costume: Family
Winners from each category (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) will receive certificates.
Neighborhood street parking is available, as well as public transit via Line 88 on the Sacramento bus line.
These events are organized by the City of Berkeley's Recreation Division, which offers dozens of camps, classes, and other activities for participants of all ages. Learn more and sign up via our registration portal and see more opportunities on our events calendar.
Join in the fun as we have a ghastly and ghoulish good time October 31 and enjoy our fun, festive, and frightening Halloween events.