Looking for some un-spooky Halloween fun for the kids? Here are a few events perfect for the little ones. If you know of any more, be sure to leave them in the comments.
Thursday, October 11, 8pm
Monster-free kids night: The Wicked West Ghost Town at Jose Ramon have put their monsters to bed and are inviting all kids out for two free nights of unscary fun! Kids are invited to dress up (no scary or gory costumes please!) and check out the haunt while the monsters are away. Check out the details in a guest blog at The Village by Wild Bill Wolcott, founder of the Wicked West Ghost Town.
NOTE: The Wicked West Ghost Town will no longer be haunting, starting in 2013.
Saturday, October 20, 2-6pm
Floating Pumpkin Patch: Before Halloween hits, find your perfect pumpkin floating in the pools of Ridgway Swim Center. Theyll also have a decorating station with crafts and pumpkin primping needs. Plus, the pool will be open for swimming and fun. Sponsored by Hale’s Apple Farm. $10 with pumpkin, $5 without. Ridgway Swim Center – 455 Ridgway Ave., Santa Rosa More info at ci.santarosa.ca.us
Saturday, October 27, 4-7pm
YMCA Halloween Carnival: The kids will love this carnival of all things fun, including face painting, carnival games, a haunted mansion, DJ music for dancing, and sooooo much more! $5 for kids ages 2+, adults are free. Sonoma County Family YMCA. 1111 College Ave., Santa Rosa. scfymca.org
Friday, October 26, 7pm
Mostly Magic Spooktacular Show: The whole family will love this magic show of Halloween hijinks and spellbinding trickery. $10 12 & under, $15 adults, $13 seniors. Rohnert Park Community Center. rpcity.org
Saturday, October 27, 11am-1pm
Halloween Festival: Plaza North in Petaluma will have a festival filled with free fun and trick-or-treating with the merchants.. They promise no tricks, only treats. N McDowell Blvd & E Washington Blvd.. Petaluma. theplazanorth.com
Saturday, October 27, 12-1pm
Howl-o-Ween Parade: From Superdog to Princess Pups, bring your dogs dressed in their favorite costume for a fun parade, costume contest, and more at this benefit for the Healdsburg Animal Shelter, presented by the Healdsburg Dog House. $10/dog. Healdsburg Plaza. healdsburgshelter.org
Saturday, October 27, 2 p.m.
Petaluma Copperfield’s Zombie Walk: The annual jaunt of the undead is open to all brainfeeders. Dress up and join the parade, then visit with Judy Moody author Megan McDonald. Free. All ages. 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. copperfieldsbooks.com
Sunday, October 28, 11 a.m.
Sebastopol Copperfield’s Zombie Walk: The 3rd year for this annual event brings the undead out in the open for a foot dragging parade, ending with prizes and treats at the store (sorry, no brains will be available for comsumption). 11 a.m. Free. All ages. 138 N. Main St., Sebastopol. copperfieldsbooks.com
Sunday, October 28, 11am-2pm
Petaluma Mothers’ Club Fall Festival: The annual event is a great place for kids to play just before Halloween, with jump houses, a bake sale, games, crafts, face painting, and so much more. Plus, the moms are collecting diapers to donate to young moms at San Antonio High School. Kids are invited to wear costumes for the costume parade at noon. Free admission. Kenilworth Jr. High. 800 Riesling Rd., Petaluma. petalumamothersclub.org
Tuesday, October 30, 5-8pm
Analy Nursery School’s 31st annual Halloween Carnival: Toddlers to 6 year olds will love this non-scary alternative to Halloween. This FREE carnival includes prizes, games, a cake walk, raffle, and food. Please no masks or scary costumes. Analy High School Cafeteria, 6950 Analy Ave., Sebastopol.
Wednesday, October 31, 3-5:30pm
Downtown Petaluma Trick or Treat Trail: The local merchants of historic downtown Petaluma will be handing out goodies to costumed kids 12 & under. Look for participating businesses with balloons and posters in their windows. Kentucky & Fourth St, Petaluma. petalumadowntown.com