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Halloween in San Francisco ?

Jeff Howard October 17, 2019

It’s the spookiest time of year in The City by the Bay with 2019 Halloween in San Francisco set to be another wild week. If you’re looking to party this October, there is a deluge of events planned, and we have the inside scoop on the top places to be. Take a look at our Trinity SF guide to learn the best spots to celebrate Halloween in San Francisco!



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The leader in bar, pub, and club crawls in San Francisco, CrawlSF will be hosting three huge events during the week of Halloween. The three events hosted this year are:

Whether you’re looking to party late into the night or get started early (or both), there are plenty of great options occurring at the various bars around Polk Street. These lively bar crawls are expected to attract over 7000 participants from local SF neighborhoods to tourists from across the globe. Polk Gulch is typically the epicenter of bar crawls in San Francisco due to its proximity to the popular Russian Hill, Pac Heights, and Marina neighborhoods. Participating venues include Mayes, Wreck Room, Shanghai Kelly’s, Rouge, Bullitt, Soda Popinski’s, Brickyard, and much much more. Over 20 total bars will be a part of this pub crawl with free buses transporting ticketed guests. Trinity residents living at Marina Cove or near Polk Street at Clay Park Tower, Trinity Towers, 2000 Broadway, or 1000 Chestnut will have easy access to the hottest Halloween bar crawl in The City!

Mega Halloween Party

If you would prefer to stay at one venue with various impressive attractions, look no further than the “Mega Halloween Party” at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in Union Square. This massive party will feature countless DJs, dancers, musicians, and performers all together in four separate magically decorated ballrooms. This annual event is one of the most anticipated events of the Halloween season, but you must be in costume and 21+ to enter!  There will be two straight nights of parties at the Westin St. Francis (just a short walk from Trinity Place + Trinity Towers) on Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th with a variety of ticketing options available!

SuperNatural Halloween Party in Golden Gate Park

If you are searching for a family-friendly Halloween party in San Francisco, we recommend you check out the SuperNatural Halloween Party taking place at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. Along with the 40,000 live animals always present, the Cal Academy’s Halloween festivities will include:

  • Silent disco in Steinhart Aquarium
  • Trick-or-treating
  • Dancing
  • Face painting
  • Magic shows
  • Scientists and specimens
  • Live animal shows
  • Giant pumpkin carving
  • Crafts
  • Photo booths
  • Food and drink
  • Teen Lounge—no adults allowed! Teens get exclusive access to karaoke, arcade games, snacks, and more.

This event will take place on the evening of Saturday, October 26th, and there are a variety of ticket packages with options for kids, parents, teens, and families!

Nightmare on Van Ness


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Another event claiming to be the #1 Halloween party in SF will take place at one of The City’s Best Concert Venues, The Regency Ballroom. The three-level locale has hosted well-known performers at this Halloween extravaganza for the last ten years. Scheduled events for this year’s event on the evening of October 26th include:

  • 4 Hours VIP Open Bar Option (9:15p-1:15a)
  • 7 World Class House Music & Open Format DJs
  • TOP 40 | Hip Hop | Electro | House | Latin Music
  • Massive Celebration filled with Music, Lighting, and Décor
  • State of Art Light and Sound Production
  • Go-Go Dancers
  • $500 Costume Contest
  • Exclusive VIP Mezzanine overlooking the entire main floor

Positioned in the center of SF on Van Ness, The Regency Ballroom is a quick trip from Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, Civic Center, and multiple other popular San Francisco neighborhoods.

Halloween at Sea San Francisco Cruise Party

Any San Francisco resident looking to avoid the congestion within The City but still go out for Halloween should certainly consider taking a cruise around the bay. This 21+ event will set out from Pier 3 at The Embarcadero on Friday, October 25th at 8:30pm – Saturday, October 26th at 1am.  Presented by Hornblower Cruises, this party will feature a variety of entertainment options such as:

  • 3 hour cruise w/ breathtaking views of San Francisco Bay by night
  • 3 Floors of Music (Live Salsa with the spectacular Avance band and Reggaeton + Top 40/ 80’s/ 70’s with the best Bay Area DJs)
  • Costume contests (costume is optional)
  • Four fully stocked Bars
  • Multiple enclosed outdoor decks

BOO! Halloween: San Francisco 2019

If you are a fan of EDM, then you are probably already aware that BooSF! returns to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on October 25th-26th. This “spooktacular” musical event will feature musical acts including:

  • Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
  • 13
  • Gammer
  • Ravell

Bill Graham is located in the “heart of the city” next to Civic Center and just steps from the newly constructed Trinity Place apartments. This bustling center of San Francisco is home to much of The City’s performing arts, and there is no shortage of local bars and clubs to enjoy. This year’s Halloween festivities look to be spectacular, so hopefully, you have a spooky yet safe holiday!


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