Oct. 30 – Nov. 4
Check out this week’s events in San Mateo! Still looking for something to do on Halloween? No problem! There are a number of frightfully fun events happening throughout the weekend that the entire family will enjoy. Don’t forget to check out the listing of other events and activities taking place in San Mateo. There’s something for everyone.
Friday, Oct. 30 4:30pm-6:30pm
Dress your kids in costume and bring them to the Junior Gym for a fun-filled Halloween Bash. Check out the haunted house, and enjoy face painting, craft activities and more! Tickets usually sell out and are $10 for children and free for adults. To get a ticket, call (650) 548-9901 or visit the Junior Gym.
Saturday, Oct. 31 8:00am
Help the children affected by the Valley Fire. Many families impacted by this devastating fire in Lake County lost their homes, belongings and in some cases loved ones. The San Mateo Firefighters’ Association in conjunction with Local 2400 is sponsoring and hosting a Bike Building Party to replace what was lost or damaged by the fire. Bring your families and work with the San Mateo community to help those in need. Donations are also appreciated. Please make checks out to “The San Mateo Firefighters Toys for Tots”.
Saturday, Oct. 31 11:00am-2:00pm
Celebrate Halloween with a costume contest, games, crafts, and a walk through an enchanted forest! This event at the King Center is free and is suited for pre-school and elementary aged children.
Saturday, Oct. 31 11:00am-3:00pm
Come out for great food and live music! Choose from one of these tasty food vendors: Naked Chorizo, Me So Hungry Too, Oaxacan Kitchen Mobile, Ark Grill, Izzy’s Cheesesteaks, Don Pablo, and Moonraker Food Truck. Off the Grid is at the Hillsdale Caltrain Station every Saturday from 11:00am-3:00pm.
Saturday, Oct. 31 1:00pm-4:00pm
Explore downtown with a scavenger hunt! Kids will start at Scandinavian Designs to pick up a scavenger hunt game card and goodie bag for treats. Then visit downtown shops and restaurants, earning treats along the way. Don’t forget to wear your costume! Face painting and crafts will be available as well. No RSVP necessary.
Saturday, Oct. 31 4:00pm-6:00pm
Kids, dress up and come trick-or-treat at the Hillsdale Shopping Center! After trick-or-treating watch the juggling act and balloon artist, play in some “slime,” decorate cookies, make crafts, and more. The event is free to attend and suited for children under 12.
Saturday Oct. 31 7:00pm-10:00pm
Join your friends at the Pied Piper Players for a Halloween costume party and dance. This co-ed event geared towards tweens and tweens also includes movies, snacks, and loads of fun! The fee to attend is $25.
Sunday, Nov. 1 11:00am-1:30pm
Chat with a Master Gardener about your plants. Master Gardeners will be able to give general information and help with more specific plant problems. Bring a sample of your plant, if you wish. This event is free and held at the Kohl Pumphouse. For more information click here.
Wednesday, Nov. 4 4:00pm-6:00pm
Come for a free viewing of Paper Towns at the San Mateo Main Library, popcorn will be served!
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