Looking for spooky fun? Celebrate Halloween in Redwood City

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Boo! Halloween is almost here! Looking for some spooky fun? Check out these events in Redwood City that will fright and delight you.

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Halloween Spooktakular

On October 21 from 12–3 p.m. bring your kids to the Red Morton Community Center for a fun and spooky Halloween party! Kids will enjoy carnival games, proudly show off their Halloween attire in a costume parade at 1:30 p.m., explore their way through the mysterious Monster Maze, create festive fall crafts, indulge in Transylvania treats, win prizes, and enjoy lots of other fun activities! Redwood City’s Halloween Spooktakular is suitable for kids ages 10 and under. Admission is $5 per child. Go here to learn more.

Fair Oaks Library Halloween Party

On October 25, 4 - 6 p.m. visit the Fair Oaks Library Branch for a Halloween party! Get in the Halloween spirit with scary stories, creepy crafts, treats, games, prizes, photos and a costume contest. This event will be fun for the whole family! This event is sponsored by Friends of the Library. To learn more go here.

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Not-So-Scary Halloween Parade and Magic Show

On October 26, 7–8 p.m. at the Downtown Library, bring your little ghosts and goblins to a not-so-scary magic show. After the show, children will parade through the Library picking up sweet treats. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library Bookstore. To learn more go here.

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Halloween Tour of Historic Union Cemetery

Are there ghosts in Union Cemetery? Some people say yes. Come on a tour (if you dare) on October 28, beginning at 10 a.m. Learn about people with “unusual” deaths — we have all the spooky details. Tours are free and last about an hour. Come prepared to walk on gravel paths. For more information go here.

Halloween Luncheon at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center (VMSC)

On Halloween the VMSC invites seniors to enjoy a special Halloween lunch beginning at noon for only $10. Come costumed and have a great time at one of our most popular events! There will be entertainment and opportunity drawings. Reservations can be made by calling (650) 780–7259. Go here to learn more about this event and other special events at the VMSC.

Halloween at the Teen Center

Teens, come visit the Downtown Library’s Teen Center on Halloween from 3–8 p.m.! Hang out, eat some popcorn, munch on Halloween candy, and enjoy a Halloween-themed movie marathon. Come in your best, funniest, scariest, quirkiest, weirdest Halloween costume and enter our costume contest. It’s going to be a fun time! Teen programs are for teens grades 6th through 12th. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Go here to learn more.

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Dia de los Muertos with Raices de Mexico and Redwood City PAL

On November 4 from 3–5 p.m. visit the Redwood City PAL building (3399 Bay Road) for a Dia de los Muertos sponsored by Redwood City’s Police Activities League. Admission is free and guests will enjoy arts & crafts as well as live performances by Raices de Mexico Ballet Falklorico and Duo Cascadas de Mexico.

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Dia de los Muertos with Circulo Cultural

Casa Circulo Cultural, in partnership with the San Mateo County History Museum and the Friends of the Library, and in collaboration with Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation, is hosting the 7th Annual Celebration of the Day of the Dead — Dia de los Muertos on Redwood City’s Courthouse Square on November 5, 4–9 p.m.

Come celebrate the Day of the Dead, a beautiful ritual in which people happily and lovingly remember their loved relatives who have passed. This free festival will include music, dancing, an elaborate altars contest, a procession down Broadway, community chalk art mural that you can participate in, a food court, vendors, and children’s activities. To learn more go here.

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More Details

Don’t forget to snap some photos of your family and friends at these events. We want to see your costumes, decorations, crafts, and more. Submit those photos to our photo contest, you may even win a prize. More details on the Redwood City Through Your Lens Photo Contest can be found here.

Interested in more events? Go here to view our online calendar. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat for events, community updates and more!

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