No Tricks: 12 Halloween Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Who says treats are for kids? When it comes to Halloween, there’s no age limit. While adults don’t get as many treats going door-to-door anymore, we definitely still like to have fun on Hallow’s Eve.

From after dark parties in museums to moonlit cruises on the Bay, Halloween after 21 has never been more exciting. So forget about the candy, because it’s all about booze now. Put together your Halloween best, and head to one of our 12 curated Halloween events for adults.

Thursday: October 26th

Photo: NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences, Facebook.

Get a head start on Halloween by going on a field trip to the Cal Academy of Sciences. The museum will be transformed into a spine-tingling, supernatural tribute to ’80s horror movies and strange creatures. Curious spirits can learn about spiders, ants, and other creepy creatures while enjoying Halloween-themed spirits and cocktails of their own. Local drag queen extraordinaire Peaches Christ will deliver a chilling performance.
Creatures of the Nightlife | California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA | Thursday, October 26th: 6PM – 10PM | Tickets:

Starting on Thursday (10/26), the ultra chic Holy Cow Nightclub will begin hosting a series of Halloween events like their Latin-O-Ween event on Thursday and their American Horror Story: Cult event on Halloween Day. Visit their website for more information regarding event schedules, guest lists, and VIP accommodations.
Holy Cow! | 1535 Folsom Street | San Francisco, CA | Thursday – Tuesday, October 26th – October 31st | Info:

Friday: October 27th

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Get spooked out at this 2 day event featuring 3 magically decorated dance floors with party sounds courtesy of 6 world renown guest DJs. There will also be an exciting costume contest with great prizes taking place over the course of the 2 days.
Halloween International Ball Vol.1 | 181 3rd St, San Francisco , CA | Friday, October 27th: 9PM-2AM | Tickets: Eventbrite

San Francisco’s newest and hottest nightclub, Hue, will begin hosting a series of Halloween events starting Friday, October 27th. As a tribute to the greatest Playboy of all time, Hugh Hefner, they’ll be hosting Hue Hefner’s Haunted Playboy Mansion on Saturday (10/28). Dress up in your best Playboy costumes, or just dress to impress, and hop your way into Hue for a Halloween treat. Visit their website for more Halloween events and additional event information.
HUE Lounge & Nightclub | 447 Broadway, San Francisco, CA | Friday – Tuesday, October 27th – October 31st | Info:

Saturday: October 28th

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Taking place at the glamorous Westin St. Francis Hotel at 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!
Mega Halloween International Ball // 335 Powell Street, San Francisco , CA 94102 // Saturday 9PM-2AM // Tickets: Eventbrite

Dig up your best Roaring 20’s costume and embark on a 3 hour cruise around the Bay. Party on 3 entertaining levels and rock the boat with music by guest DJs Brian V, Eddy Santana, and 99.7’s very own DJ Weapon. All costumes are welcomed, but speakeasy attire is recommended. Check-in begins at 8:30PM and the cruise departs promptly at 10PM, so don’t be late! Pier parking is extremely limited so ride sharing is highly recommended.
Speakeasy SF Halloween Party Cruise | The San Francisco Belle: Pier 3 San Francisco, CA | Saturday, October 28th: 8PM – 1AM | Tickets:

For a night filled of revelry and Halloween shenanigans, head out to the Regency Ballroom for the 9th Annual “A Nightmare on Van Ness” extravaganza. 3 floors of non-stop action, with 4 music areas featuring 7 DJs and an all night VIP open bar, this is one Halloween event you don’t want to miss. Dress up in your scariest costume and enter the costume contest for a chance to walk away with $500.
9th Annual A Nightmare on Van Ness | The Regency Center, 1300 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco CA | Saturday, October 28th, 2017: 9PM-2AM | Tickets: Eventbrite

Hosted by Crawl SF is San Francisco’s favorite Halloween pub crawl event: Crawloween. Join thousands of other costumed crawlers and crawl your way through 4 bars along Polk Street while enjoying $3 drink specials from 2PM – 10PM. There will be a free shuttle transporting crawlers from bar to bar, photographers, and an after party so you can keep the night going.
Crawloween | Mayes Oyster House, 1233 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA | Saturday, October 28th: 2PM – 10PM | Tickets: Eventbrite

Sunday: October 29th 

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Get wavy at Sunset Sound System’s Halloween Costume Boat Party aboard the San Francisco Belle! With a fantastic lineup of guest DJs like DJ Three and resident DJs Solar, Galen, and J-Bird spinning all the hottest hits, this is a party you don’t want to miss. There will also be an after party hosted at The Great Northern for you party animals. Please arrive early and on time so that the program is able to be carried out on schedule.
Halloween Costume Boat Party 2017 // The San Francisco Belle: Pier 3 San Francisco, CA  // Sunday: 5PM – 11PM // Tickets: Eventbrite

Tuesday: October 31st 

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Fresh off the release of his new album Flower Boy, rapper Tyler, The Creator is making an appearance at the Warfield Theatre.
Tyler, The Creator | The Warfield, 982 Market Street, San Francisco, CA | Tuesday, October 31st: 8PM | Tickets:

With the dollar sign in her past, a reinvented and anew Kesha is promoting her latest introspective album Rainbow at the Masonic on Halloween night. This is the perfect opportunity to whip out that Ke$ha costume hanging in the back of your closet.
Kesha | The Masonic, 1111 California Street, San Francisco, CA | Tuesday, October 31st: 8PM | Tickets:

Dash Berlin will have the club going up on a Tuesday at Pure Nightclub in Sunnyvale this Halloween. Buy your tickets now because this show WILL sell out. Costumes are encouraged, and VIP packages are available via Pure Nightclub’s website.
Dash Berlin | Pure Nightclub, 146 South Murphy Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA | Tuesday: October 31st: 10PM – 2AM | Tickets: Eventbrite

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