Trick or Treating on the Wharf. Oct. 31. Little witches, goblins, ghosts and their parents can enjoy safe and sane trick-or-treating on the Wharf. Santa Cruz. FREE.
Día de los Muertos Community Festival. Nov. 1. Create traditional Mexican crafts such as tissue paper flowers, dance to live music and enjoy color dance performances at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. FREE. Santa Cruz
Shark Days. Nov. 1-2. Explore the ocean's most mysterious and misunderstood species with experts during Shark Days. This fun-filled weekend features shark and bat ray feedings, stories about sharks behind the scenes and special programs and activities. Monterey. $25-40, under 3 FREE.
Golden Moment Figure Skating Show. Nov. 2. Enjoy this extraordinary figure skating show headlined by Kristi Yamaguchi and Brian Boitano. $50-200. San Jose.
Día de los Muertos Celebration. Nov. 2. This cultural holiday is celebrated with playful skeletons and colorful altars honoring loved ones who have passed away at the Children’s Discovery Museum. Enjoy performances, storytelling, special art activities and a traditional altar. $11-12, seniors and children under 1 FREE. San Jose.
San Francisco, Marin & Peninsula
Halloween "Spook"tacular. Oct. 31. Participating stores at Hillsdale Shopping Center will hand out treats to costumed children ages 12 and under. There will also be themed special events and crafts. San Mateo. FREE
Día De Los Muertos. Nov. 1. Live mariachi band, face painting, sugar skull decorating and fun crafts! Fun for the whole family. FREE. Pacifica.
Sea Chantey Sing-Along. Nov. 1. Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Recommend for ages 6 and up. Reservations required. FREE. San Francisco
Go Goats! Nov. 1. You can feed and milk goats and learn groovy goat facts at Hidden Villa . Sign up early - this is one of our most popular animal programs! Children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult. For families with kids 6 and up only. $25. Los Altos Hills.
Mummenschanz. Nov. 2. Audiences can enjoy this clever, comic and bizarre world filled with strange creatures, amusing situations, astounding colors and imaginative shapes. $20-60. San Rafael.
Halloween on Solano. Oct. 31. Trick-or-treat at businesses on Solano Avenue from 3-5pm. A costume contest with prizes will be from 5-6pm. FREE. Albany.
Halloween Trick-or-Treat. Oct. 31. Trick-or-treat around Todos Santos Plaza businesses and see the Downtown Scarecrow Contest winner. 4-6pm. FREE. Concord.
Family Fall Festival. Oct 31. Join Pathway Community Church for carnival games, face painting, a photo station and more. Kid-friendly costumes encouraged. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 6-8:30pm. FREE. Dublin.
Día de los Muertos Celebration. Nov. 2. Celebrate and remember those who have passed on at the sixth annual Día de los Muertos Celebration, where there will be a community altar, fire dancers, DIY art projects, free skeletal face painting, a candlelight procession, and food and wine. 5-9pm. FREE. Berkeley.
Donate Halloween Candy. Nov. 2. Pack up leftover candy to be sent in care packages to members of the military through Blue Star Moms, an organization for mothers who serve in the military or have children who serve. 12-1pm. FREE. Walnut Creek.