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Local Family Halloween Events

Oct 12, 2014 08:58PM ● By Jennifer Neys

In Martinez

Pumpkin Dunkin at Rankin

On Sunday October 19, dig out the goggles, dust off the bathing suit and jump in the Rankin Aquatic Center pool to pick the perfect pumpkin. Crafts supplies provided. Must pre-register for a pumpkin at or call 372-3510. Per person pumpkin and swim $6/Measure H; $4.50 Pumpkin and Swimming. Participants must pre-register. No registration needed to swim only. Ages 0-2 years (No pumpkin, swim only) Free;  Children (No pumpkin, swim only) $1.50; Adults (No pumpkin, swim only) $2.50 and Seniors (No pumpkin, swim only) $2.00. Event is from 1pm-3pm.

Marty and Barbara’s Halloween Hunt

On Thursday, October 23 from 3:30-5pm is an old fashioned Halloween affair. At Holiday Highlands at Figtree and Eastwoodbury Lane there will be crafts, candy, and face painting to share. There will also be a candy hunt! Everything is FREE. Decorate a candy bag and have your face painted. The candy hunt will be at 4:00pm sharp. Space is limited to the first 100 children. Registration closes on October 23. Register on line at
Event is for ages: 3 - 12 years old. 

Halloween Spooktacular

The 5th annual Trunk or Treat Main is a free Halloween Spooktacular! On Sunday, October 26 from 10am to 2pm in Downtown Martinez. Local businesses provide a safe place for you to enjoy Halloween festivities. Instead of walking house to house, visit creatively themed and decorated car trunks and shops lining downtown Martinez to collect candy and treats. The 500, 800, and 900 blocks will be filled with Trunk or Treat cars and many stores throughout the downtown will be open and handing out treats. Treat bags and maps will be handed out to Trunk or Treaters in the Main Street Plaza, adjacent to Starbucks on Main St. Face painting in the plaza will be provided by the City of Martinez Parks & Recreation Department. For more information call (925) 228-3577.

Alhambra Cemetery Halloween Tour

The tour is on Friday, October 31, from 6:30 -7:45pm at the Alhambra Pioneer Cemetery. The cemetery, established in 1851, has stunning views of the Carquinez Strait and a rich history. A tour guide will introduce you to families with names you know and some you don’t. You’ll learn more about local war heroes, personalities, politicians and a most creative caretaker. Tours are designed to enlighten, not frighten. Wear sturdy comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Evenings can be cool. Sorry, no children please! To reserve a tour space, please call Martinez Recreation at 372-3510 or register on line at

In Concord 

Vote for Best Scarecrow

Join the Downtown Businesses at Todos Santos Plaza on Halloween, October 31st from 3pm to 5pm to Trick or Treat with the kids, and vote for the best Scarecrow in town. Look for the orange and black balloons in front of the participating businesses.

 In Pleasant Hill

Trunk or Treat

On Friday, October 24 bring the whole family in costume and enjoy the evening going from trunk to trunk, collecting candy from community members who have decorated their vehicles for this fun, spooktacular event. Crafts, activities and a goodie bag for each child. Don’t want to trick or treat? Register your decorated vehicle for a chance to win a great prize. Hot dogs and drinks available for $1 each & supports the Pleasant Hill Teen Center. Free for trick-or-treaters. Donations appreciated; sponsored by Generations Church. This free event is in the Pleasant Hill Park Parking Lot, 147 Gregory Lane. Trunk Entry Fee: $5.

In Lafayette

Take you kids trick-or-treating from business to business in downtown Lafayette. This event is in the center of town and includes Mt. Diablo Blvd. from Dewing to 1st Street and Lafayette Circle. Business will have candy or treats for the kids and will stay open until 6:00pm. Look for the "Trick or Treat Street" poster on the doors on Friday, October 24

In Walnut Creek
Broadway Plaza's Community Trick-Or-Treat from on October 31 from 5:30 -7pm.  Please join Broadway Plaza for a safe and sane Halloween!  Treats will be distributed by participating retailers only, while supplies last.

Downtown Walnut Creek
Calling all goblins, superheroes, princesses & witches! You're invited to creep through downtown collecting Halloween treats from participating businesses! WCD encourages participants to be eco-friendly...bring your own candy bag. Starting location will be at Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive. Begin your afternoon of fun at the Lesher Center for the Arts to pick up a map of participating businesses between 2pm-4:30pm. Children 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult. 

Convenient parking available at the following city parking garages:

1625 Locust St. (next door to the Lesher Center)

1350 Locust St. (between Mt. Diablo Blvd. & Cypress St.)

Metered Parking throughout Downtown Walnut Creek