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Halloween Events in Monterey

Halloween Events in Monterey

Spooktacular Monterey: Your Complete Guide to Halloween Festivities

Get ready for the ultimate Halloween experience in Monterey and its surrounding areas! From the family-friendly 'Costumes in Classics' rally that ends with a thrilling drive around the Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca to the spine-chilling 'Halloween at Point Sur Lightstation,' there's something for everyone this spooky season. Put on your favorite costumes, partake in pumpkin-rolling contests, and even explore real haunted houses. Mark your calendars for a Halloween filled with thrills, chills, and unforgettable memories. Read on to discover the top Halloween events and activities you won't want to miss!

Tuesday, October 10

If you're looking for a Pumpkin Carving & Pinot experience, go to Sovino Wine Bar for Halloween fun! Pumpkins, carving tools, stencils, aprons and of course a glass of wine will be provided! 

Friday, October 20

Celebrate National Pumpkin Day and craft your pumpkin just in time for Halloween at Sanctuary Vacation Rentals. We provide pumpkins, paints, artwork ideas, and décor. Create your masterpiece and stand a chance to win a goodie basket and wine from Twisted Roots.

Saturday, October 28

Carmel's Annual Pumpkin-Rolling Contest, taking place from 11am to 1 pm, is a highlight of the town's month-long birthday celebrations, featuring a course on Ocean Avenue lined with hay bales and fencing for spectator safety. Participants can find a truckload of pumpkins at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Santa Fe Street to join in the action.

If you're into costume contests, don't miss Howl-o-Ween at Carmel’s Forest Theater! A spectacular outdoor event with live music, snacks, and incredible prizes for extraordinary pet/owner costumes. Free entry!

Ghosts and goblins of all ages are also invited to Pacific Grove's Trick or Treat. This free family event includes activities, candy, giveaways, music and special offers at participating businesses.

In addition, the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History will be hosting its FREE Science Saturday: Bats, Spiders & Snakes from 10am-3pm.

The Pebble Beach Zombie Race and Emergency Preparedness Fair will take place in picturesque Pebble Beach on the Fire Defense Roads, from 9am-12pm. There are two running courses planned, the challenging 5K Zombie Crawl (think 3.1 miles of steep hills) and the 2K Survivor Stroll (a flat mile that is perfect for strollers and youngsters).

Experience "Halloween at Point Sur Lightstation," a spine-chilling evening that begins with a sunset walk to the lighthouse and a light buffet at the Barn. Professional actor and storyteller Kevin Hanstick will captivate you with eerie tales of Pt. Sur's ghostly past, and a paranormal investigator will reveal findings from recent ghost hunts. For those daring enough, explore the genuinely haunted, un-restored Triplex. The night concludes with dessert and hot drinks at the Visitor Center.

Sunday, October 29

Rev up your engines for the "Costumes in Classics" rally, a thrilling drive that culminates at the iconic Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca. Starting at 2:00 PM and ending around 6:30 PM, rally-goers are invited to wear their favorite costumes for a spirited drive. The rally features sunset laps around the racetrack at approximately 5:45 PM and caps off with Halloween festivities at Monterey Touring Vehicles.

Tuesday, October 31

Trick or Treat by the Bay at Old Fisherman's Wharf! Come in costume and enjoy this free family-friendly event with trick or treating available at participating merchants on the Wharf from 4-7pm. *Editor's Choice

Join Lighthouse Cinema's Spook-tacular event in Pacific Grove! After your trick-or-treating is done, come and partake in our Halloween Spooktacular BunnyFest. You have the option to choose one or both of our movie showings, Hocus Pocus or BeetleJuice (just don't say it three times!). During the intermission, we will have a Trick-Or-Treat and Costume Contest, making it a truly enjoyable experience for everyone.

Come celebrate Halloween with your family at The Del Monte Shopping Center Pumpkin Pandemonium! Candy and glow sticks will be handed out, free pumpkins will be available in the Pumpkin Patch along with other kid-friendly activities.

The City of Seaside will be holding its annual Halloween Bonanza at the Oldemeyer Center from 4-7pm. The event will also feature games, a haunted house, activities, interactive crafts, treat bags and refreshments. The first 300 people get a spooky filled Halloween bag!

Last, but not least come and join us at Carmel-by-the-Sea Birthday at 4pm. The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea was incorporated on Halloween in 1916, so it celebrates its birthday and the country’s favorite costume-and-candy holiday with a Halloween Parade through downtown. This is not to be missed event!

Your Halloween Adventure Awaits

Monterey and its neighboring towns of Carmel and Pacific Grove offer various Halloween festivities that cater to all ages and interests. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie seeking a high-speed rally at Weathertech Raceway or a paranormal enthusiast eager to delve into the haunted history of Point Sur Lightstation, there's no shortage of ways to celebrate this Halloween. Remember to put on your favorite costumes and bring along your sense of adventure. Make this Halloween a memorable one by participating in these incredible events!

Have a wonderful and safe Halloween! If you’re looking for other events, check our upcoming events calendar. For accommodations, browse our top picks for hotels and inns.

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