The one day out the year where people are able to dress however they want without weird stares is now upon us, and in case you were wondering, yes, I’m talking about Halloween! Over the course of the next 4 days there will be an array of events taking place around the Bay celebrating this festive holiday! Grab a pumpkin from the Bay Area’s 7 Best Pumpkin Patches, or make your way through San Francisco’s Top 5 Trick-or-Treating Neighborhoods! Haven’t had the chance to go out and buy a costume? Check out these 33 Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes guaranteed to help you stand out from the crowd! The forecast is set for a wet one this weekend so try to stay dry while you’re out celebrating. So party hard, and above all have a safe and fantastic Halloween!
Friday October 28
LIT!→ From dusk till dawn, head out to Temple SF this Friday, and prepare to embark on a journey with world renown DJ Andy Caldwell. Caldwell has been the recipient of 2 grammy awards and has performed in Las Vegas, the Berlin Love Parade, and the Electric Daisy Carnival. Recently remodeled in late 2015, Temple SF has been San Francisco’s top designated nightclub, and it is also ranked #24 on Nightclub & Bar’s annual list of top clubs in the country. Boasting 4 differently designed rooms, Temple offers its guests with different music options. The main level’s EDM dance floor features an impressive light display and audio system, while the equally entertaining main dance floor on the lower level features hip hop. Temple SF is the place to be if you want your night to be as lit as a jack-o-lantern.
Magical!→ With 3 magically decorated dance floors hosting 6 world renown DJs, The Halloween International Ball at the W Hotel in San Francisco hosted by AYKUT Events is one of the best and biggest Halloween events taking place this weekend! This 2 day event will have a Euro / Top 40 / House dance room, a Persian / Middle Eastern dance room, and a 80’s / 90’s / Mashup / Hip Hop dance room as well. There will also be an exciting costume contest with great prizes taking place over the course of the 2 days, so buy your tickets now!
ALCATRAZ!→ Don’t miss out on this thrill ride adventure at Fisherman’s Wharf very own Dungeon this weekend. Escape from Alcatraz is a 60 minute experience that takes visitors on a historical journey from the Gold Rush to the story filled background of the infamous Alcatraz penitentiary. With 9 live actor shows on a fabulous 360-degree stage this experience will thrill and engage visitors! The first 300 brave souls to arrive in costume will be granted free entry, so show up early in your Halloween best and prepare to be spooked!
Saturday October 29
Spooky Glamour!→ Taking place at the magnificent and legendary Westin St. Francis Hotel on Union Square is the Mega Halloween International Ball! With 4 uniquely decorated rooms, go-go dancers, stilt walkers, live musical acts, 7 DJs, costume contests, and so much more, this event offers an experience with unparalleled luxury. Check out this glamorous event and party hard this Halloween weekend!
80’s Themed!→ Travel through the twilight zone and take a journey back to the 80’s at The Upside Down 80’s themed Halloween! Taking place at the Alchemist Bar & Lounge, there will be an open bar where guests are able to try out the spooky specialty cocktails whipped up by their awesome mixologists as well as a wide array of draft beers, wine, and well drinks! Tickets will be limited to ensure a pleasant experience for guests, so buy your tickets now!
Sunday October 30
Boat Party!→ Get wavy this Sunday at Sunset Sound System’s Halloween Costume Boat Party aboard the San Francisco Belle! Sunset Sound System seeks to create communities with dance, and have partnered up with P4P (Parties for Peace) a non-profit event production and fundraising organization to help them raise awareness for issues revolving around education, sustainability, and social justice. With every $25 donation made towards the cause, the donor will receive a tax deductible receipt, so check them out and party for a good cause this Sunday! PS: Please arrive early and on time so that the program is able to be carried out on schedule!
Monday October 31
PARTY ON!→ Keep the party going this Monday at Holy Cow’s Heaven vs Hell Halloween Party! Featuring over $10,000 in decorations, an outdoor patio, a 360 inch LED wall, 3 bars, and multiple dance floors, this event is just the thing you need after a long Monday at work. Doors open at 10PM and will last until 2AM. Entry will be free to guests before 10:30 so get there early and celebrate your Halloween this Monday!