Halloween is next week, and there are lots of festivities happening throughout the Valley. There are haunted houses, pumpkin-carving, trick-or treating, arts & crafts, Dia de los Muertos celebrations, and more. We’ll update our list of events for Napa County as we find more, and if you have an event you’d like to see added to the list, please contact us.
Locals’ Night at the Oxbow: Fire, PD, and Costume Exchange!
Tuesday, October 22, 5:30-7:30 pm
Oxbow Public Market, Napa
Oxbow Public Market celebrates its weekly Locals’ Night with local first responders. Check out a fire truck, learn about CPR, sit/play inside a squad car, AND get a new-to-you Halloween costume. You don’t need to donate a costume to take one but donations are welcome! Attendance is free.
October 26, 8:30 am-1 pm
Napa Farmers’ Market, Napa
Something spooky is in the air at the Napa Farmers’ Market…come dressed in your best costumes and enjoy Halloween craft activities and apple tasting at the education station, plus mysterious music by Mark McCoy on the 99.3 FM The Vine Soundstage! 9:30 am & 10:30 am: Spooky Story Time; 10 am: Kids Costume Contest and Creepy Chef Demo “Witch Fingers” by Chef Derek Corsino
Kids Club Monster Bash
Saturday, October 26, 10 am-noon
Kids age three and up will make spider web photo frames. Supplies provided.
The Day of the Dead / El Dia de los Muertos / Kids Story Time
Saturday, October 26, 10:30-11:30 am
Napa Bookmine, Napa
Our favorite local bookstore hosts a special author-led story time with reading, music, and singing.
With sweet-smelling marigold petals and joyful songs, a family welcomes back their beloved ancestors. This lively and colorful (and not too scary) tribute to a unique holiday is in English and Spanish. Bob Barner is the author and illustrator of over 25 books for children, including Fish Wish and Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! An accomplished artist, he began his career as a cartoonist working on Li’l Abner under Al Capp before moving on to art direction and illustration.
Hometown Halloween Trick or Treating
Saturday, October 26, 11 am-1 pm
Downtown Napa Napa
Enjoy a safe afternoon of trick or treating in downtown Napa. Visit stores with orange and black balloons. Sleeping Beauty and other Disney Characters will be on-hand for photos.
Halloween Trick or Treat
Saturday, October 26, 11 am-2 pm
Bel Aire Plaza, Napa
This annual event features trick or treating around the plaza, a spooktacular costume contest and photos, face painting, and balloon artists. Visit the Halloween booth at Copperfield’s Books to find out which shops are handing out sweet treats and get your picture taken for the costume contest.
Family Fall Fest at The Village
Saturday, October 26, noon-7 pm
The Village at Vista Collina Resort, Napa
The whole family can enjoy carnival games, Halloween crafts, cookie decorating, face painting, bounce houses, pumpkin decorating, and more while enjoying live music and bites to eat from the Village Food Truck. Costumes encouraged!
Kids Club Monster Bash
Saturday, October 26, 1-3 pm
Kids are invited to make Monster Bash Slime. Participation is free and includes all supplies, even remade slime.
Saturday, October 26, 2-4 pm
Yountville Community Center
Your little ghouls and goblins will enjoy a spooktacular good time, with games, crafts, snacks and tons of non-candy prizes. Concessions will be available for purchase benefiting Yountville Elementary School Family Club. Event is free and all ages are welcome.
The Great Pumpkin Float
Saturday, October 26, 2-4 pm
Makai Swim School, Napa
Swim with pumpkins, yummy treats, games and activities. Kids 3 and younger FREE, $10 per guest. All children take home prizes and a pumpkin!
Family Fun Fall Open House
Saturday, October 26, 3-5 pm
The Guild, Napa
The Guild studio will be open for an afternoon of crafty family fun including crafts, cookie decorating and pumpkin painting.
Kids Night Out
Saturday, October 26, 6-10 pm
Gymnastics Zone, Napa
Drop off your kiddos for some not-so-scary fun at Kids Night Out and Monster Mash Halloween Costume Party. The kids will trick-or-treat, make potions, and play some monstrously fun games along with Gym Zone’s fabulous fun kids night out team. Pre-sign ups recommended.
Napa STEM Academy’s Halloween Costume Party Date Night
Saturday, October 26, 6:30 – 10:30 pm
Napa STEM Academy, Napa
Enjoy a night out while the kiddos enjoy an awesome Halloween Costume Party including a costume contest, pumpkin carving, face painting, and lots, lots more. Pizza, popcorn and drinks provided!
LMR’s Annual Pumpkin Carving Party
Sunday, October 27, 10:30 am-1 pm
Long Meadow Ranch & Farmstead, St. Helena
In addition to the main carving event on the lawn at Farmstead, there will be live music and face painting. Tickets include brunch buffet (children 12 and under are $20 and includes one pumpkin, carving kit, and brunch buffet and adults are $35). Entry is based on selected reservation time.
Family Funday: Special Edition Spooky Treats
Sunday, October 27, 1:30-2:30 pm
The CIA at Copia, Napa
Spend the afternoon at the Ghoulinary Institute of America for some spooky Halloween sugar-filled fun! Participants will explore deliciously creepy recipes for the whole family in this demonstration-style class. Witches Fingers, Halloweenies, and Sorcerer’s Brew, oh my! Come in costume! All superheroes, princesses, and superhero princesses, welcome!
Fall Family Spooky Hike
Sunday, October 27, 6-8 pm
Wetlands Edge Preserve, American Canyon
American Canyon Community Parks Foundation (ACCPF) is hosting this easy 1.5 mil Halloween-themed family hike. Participants will venture out on the gravel trail around the retention pond at the Wetlands Edge trailhead of the Napa Bay River Trail. Friends from Napa County Resource Conservation District will be on hand to teach participants about the nocturnal animals that frequent the trail. Costumes are encouraged, light fall snacks will be provided. And don’t forget your trick or treat bags!
Copia Community Trick-or-Treat
Tuesday, October 29, 5:30-6:30 pm
CIA at Copia, Napa
Don’t forget to bring a bag for all your goodies and get a treat-trail passport when you arrive at CIA at Copia. You’ll enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities for both kids and adults! If you collect all the stamps along the treat-trail, you’ll be entered to win a special prize! This merry-not-scary event is free and fun for the whole family. Stick around after trick-or-treating for our final Cinema Under the Stars screening of Hocus Pocus in the Copia gardens!
No Sweet Trick to Treat
Thursday, October 31, 10-11 am
Community Resources for Children, Napa
The popular No Sweet Trick or Treat is back! Bring your children, come in costume, and trick-or-treat (for non-food/candy items). Children who participate will trick-or-treat through the building, vote for their favorite decorated pumpkin, and enjoy some spooky stories. Requires pre-registration.
Great Pumpkin Hunt
Thursday, October 31, 3-5 pm
Tra Vigne, St. Helena
Search the grounds surrounding the Pizzeria patio in the “pumpkin patch” for your numbered mini-pumpkin! Redeem for tasty prizes – kids pizzas, pastas, gelato and more. Decorate your pumpkin at the decoration station. Other fun games include jelly bean jar count, guess the pumpkin weight, cornhole and more! Goodie bags for all costumed kids.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley Halloween Carnival
Thursday, October 31, 5:30-8 pm
Boys & Girls Club of Napa Valley, Napa
This free event is open to the public and provides a safe alternative to trick-or-treating.There will be a variety of carnival game booths, a fortune teller, arts and crafts, face painting and photo opportunities. Candy and prizes are awarded at all booths and activities. While all carnival games and treats are free, food will also be available for purchase.
Candyland Trick or Treat
Thursday, October 31, 6-8 pm
Hillside Church, Napa
Candyland is an opportunity to bring your kids to a safe place to trick or treat. The Hillside campus will be transformed into the Candyland game board. Visit the different lands, and follow King Candy’s map as you meet the characters, and get tons of candy and prizes along the way.
Howl-O-Ween Haunt at Evil Vines Cemetery
Thursday, October 31, 6-9 pm
Evil Vines Cemetery, 2110 Euclid Avenue Napa
Each October the Evil Vines Cemetery appears, filled with tricks and treats for all ages. Evil Vines Cemetery is a free, outdoor yard haunt benefiting benefiting Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch (JARR). Guests can brave a trip to the treat bowl and venture through eerie cemetery paths. Stop by for a ghostly good time and bring a donation or an item from JARR’s Wish List — because there’s nothing scarier than a homeless pet!
El Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead
Saturday, November 2, 1-8 pm
Sunday, November 3, noon-5 pm
Boys & Girls Club of Napa, Napa
This two-day, free event for all ages, brings our community together across cultures to enjoy a Latinx tradition that remembers people no longer with us. On Saturday, enjoy 20+ altars, music, dancing and craft activities for all ages. Mexican food and traditional items will be for sale. On Sunday, the altar exhibition continues along with food sales and craft activities.
Dia de los Muertos
Saturday, November 2, 2-7 pm (face painting until 5 pm)
CIA @ Copia, Napa
Bring the whole family to enjoy the Grove before it closes for the season and celebrate Dia de los Muertos! During this Day of the Dead celebration, a festive day of remembrance for our ancestors, feast on traditional Mexican dishes including pan de muerto, tamales, and more. Add to the celebration and get your face painted in sugar skull fashion.
Dia de Los Muertos Celebration
Saturday, November 16, noon-4 pm
Napa Valley College Upper Valley Campus, St. Helena
Don’t miss our annual “Dia de los Muertos” Community Celebration (rescheduled from November 2).
This is a magical event, thanks to the mighty collaborative efforts between Nimbus Arts and the UpValley Family Centers. This amazing cultural tradition provides a wonderful chance to share in community altar exhibits, special art installations, music, dance, delicious culinary delights, historical displays, and free traditional crafts for the whole family!