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Sacramento’s Halloween haunts

Sacramento’s Halloween haunts

The end of October is quickly approaching and that could only mean that one thing…Halloween is almost here! Like many of you, we at Sacramento365 have been anxiously waiting to play dress up, nosh on candy corn and scream at the top of our lungs.

 

 

 

 

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Midtown Business Association to present Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade on October 29

Midtown Business Association to present Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade on October 29

Plans are afoot for the Midtown Business Association (MBA) to present the crowd-favorite Midtown Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Marshall Park (915 27th Street).  Sponsored by the Sutter District – with restaurants that include BarWest, Biba, Blue Cue, Café Bernardo, Centro Cocina Mexicana, Harlow’s, Momo Lounge, Monkey Bar, INK Eats & Drinks, Paragary’s Midtown & Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar – the canine-friendly event is highlighted by the much-anticipated “pooch parade” scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. that day. Four-legged friends will strut by while competing in an entertaining costume contest that will include playful prizes for the winning pooches. 

Sutter’s Fort to present crowd-favorite “The Haunted Fort” lantern-lit tours October 28 & 29

Sutter’s Fort to present crowd-favorite “The Haunted Fort” lantern-lit tours October 28 & 29

California State Parks, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) and Friends of Sutter’s Fort are pleased to present “The Haunted Fort” lantern-lit tours for those looking for something ghoulishly unique to do this fall season. Based in fact -- but with a decidedly creepy twist -- the historic site will offer these special tour on two-evenings only on October 28 & 29, 2016.

All aboard for Halloween fun…“Spookomotive” trains to treat Old Sac visitors in October

All aboard for Halloween fun…“Spookomotive” trains to treat Old Sac visitors in October

Back by popular demand, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation will once again offer engaging and entertaining “Spookomotive” train rides for three weekends beginning in mid-October. With VIP First Class train rides also available, “Spookomotive” trains operate hourly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays beginning the weekend of October 15-16 and continuing on October 22-23 and October 29-30, 2016. Each operating weekend the Spookomotive will have a special theme, and the experience includes exciting on board entertainment and a tasty Halloween treat. Train ride guests are encouraged to get in the spirit and dress up according to the fun weekly themes that include: Superheroes & Villains (October 15-16), Pirates & Princesses (October 22-23) and Witches & Wizards (October 29-30).

2nd Saturday roadmap: all treats, no tricks

2nd Saturday roadmap: all treats, no tricks

Join me on an adventure for cool art and some hot for this Second Saturday! I’ll show you some of the can’t-miss spots in our October arts roadmap.

 

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Local museums offer fun & festive activities just in time for fall

Local museums offer fun & festive activities just in time for fall

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long. In October, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are offering fun Halloween, Día de Los Muertos and harvest-related events and activities sure to get guests in a festive fall spirit, including:

Dia De Los Muertos Events & Activities Presented by the Sacramento History Museum – October thru November 5

Make plans to stop in midtown on 2nd Saturday

Make plans to stop in midtown on 2nd Saturday

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting 2nd Saturday Art Walk destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month. Midtown guests will enjoy viewing art exhibits, participating in hands-on activities, sharing aspirations on a “wish wall,” meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more.

On Saturday, October 8, a sampling of the Midtown offerings include the following: