We’ve curated a list of our favorite events and activities for families the weekend ahead to save you the research. We update this page every Wednesday, so be sure to come back and see what we have coming up for next weekend in Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, and the cool towns nearby.
Things to do in the East Bay with kids this Weekend
All Weekend Stuff
- Have some old-fashioned fun at Alameda County Fair*: carnival rides, funnel cakes, pig races, and more.
- Boo at the Zoo! Head to Oakland Zoo Boo* or San Francisco Zoo* for a spooky time.
- Visit a farm for picking pumpkins, apples, or pomegranates. Call ahead to make sure U-Pick is still open before you pack your family and gear up for the outing.
- Dress in costume at Fairyland’s Halloween Jam*.
- Too rainy to play outside? Never. Have fun at these five East Bay spots to get even wetter on a rainy day.
*Advance ticket purchase required
Saturday, October 23
- Dive into The City of Berkeley’s first floating pumpkin patch at West Campus Pool. Register by October 22.
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- Spend lunchtime in OMCA’s newly renovated garden for a music, dance, and storytelling event.
- Honor loved ones through art at Richmond Art Center’s Día de Los Muertos Fall Family Day.
Sunday, October 24
- Join the fun and build community at Outdoor Play Day & Roller Skating at Liberation Park.
- Get moving at the Zombie Fun Run & Trunk or Treat.
- Pick at pumpkin at Harold Way Pumpkin Patch in Downtown Berkeley, then stay for crafts, storytime, and music.
- Downtown Martinez’s Trunk or Treat Spooktacular should get your family in Halloween spirit. Be sure to visit the farmers’ market next to the event.
Need more ideas? Check out our local events calendar for fun family-friendly happenings, East Bay Guide to Halloween Fun, Día de Los Muertos with East Bay Kids, or our Guide to every day in October with East Bay kids.
Disclaimer: 510families urges you to confirm any event details, like date, time, location, and admission with the third party hosting the event.