Celebrating Halloween in Marin County

Are you ready for the festive fun Halloween can bring? Marin County has many fun happenings for this fall celebration, from parades to live entertainment, and themed farm and pumpkin patches. Take a look at these four Halloween celebrations you can enjoy!

Scream on the Green

Friday, October 25, 2019 at 5:30 PM (Kickoff)
Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sherman Avenue at the Civic Center Green in Downtown Novato, CA 94930

Now on its fourth year, the annual Scream on the Green celebration is a two-day Halloween extravaganza with games, food and drink, haunted houses, a costume contest and more! Wander down the Chamber of Horrors, or kick back and relax to live music and other entertainment. There are also artisan booths and a children’s play area for younger kids. It runs in conjunction with the Downtown Novato Business Association’s Safe Trick or Treat, so there are many spooky surprises in store!

Fairfax Halloween Parade

Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Bolinas & Elsie Roads, Fairfax, CA 94930

Show off your costume at the Fairfax Halloween Parade. The starting point will be the Fairfax Theatre on Broadway at 4:30 PM, and then the crowd weaves down Broadway to Bolinas and on to the haunted grove in Bolinas Park. Shop owners will hand out treats and The Fairfax Chamber will hand out neon glow necklaces! There are prizes for the best costumes—best family costume, best boy’s costume, best girl’s costume and most creative costume—which will be announced around 6PM. Winner or no winner, it will be a fun experience with treats for all!

HopMonk Tavern Pride & Joy Halloween Party

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:00 PM

HopMonk Tavern, 224 Vintage Way, Novato, CA, 94945

Rock out this Halloween and witness Pride & Joy as they grace the stage at HopMonk Tavern Novato. During its many years of phenomenal success, Pride & Joy has remained the most popular party band on the Bay Area music scene. This group is the Pride of the Bay Area and a Joy to anyone who loves to dance, and have achieved this by presenting the most timeless pop/soul music of our time in an electrifying high-style show that pulls the audience directly into the heart of their performance. As evidence of Pride and Joy’s across-the-board staying power, the band regularly sells out engagements at San Francisco’s premier nightclub Bimbo’s 365 Club, The Fox Theatre in Redwood City and The Mystic Theatre in Petaluma. In addition, they have played venues in Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, Baltimore, Dallas, Denver, Houston, and engagements throughout California.

Halloween Family Campout at Slide Ranch

Saturday, October 26, to Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Slide Ranch, 2025 Shoreline Highway, Muir Beach CA 94965

Spend a carefree night out under the stars at this festive family campout, anticipating Halloween, is a celebration of community, art and wholesome treats. Join Slide Ranch teachers for a day of farm activities, crafts and nature exploration. At night, gather for dinner, a cozy campfire and camping under the stars. Sunday morning, enjoy a breakfast buffet, morning farm chores, and preparing homemade treats harvested from our organic garden. Explore the creative potential of a bounty of winter squash and get crafty with wool and make tasty tidbits to share for trick-or-treating around the farm.