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Berkeley, California (Friday, October 28, 2016) - Join neighbors and community members of all ages for a weekend's worth of Halloween activities put on by the City of Berkeley - from a Pumpkin Patch Dash to a Halloween Parade to a Haunted House.

The Pumpkin Patch Dash is a Halloween Pumpkin Patch
carnival that features a series of youth track races, all of which are focused on kids from Pre-K through 8th grade. The Halloween carnival will have games, prizes, and face painting. T-shirts and goodie bags will be given to participants on a first-come, first-served basis. All participants receive a certificate, and medals are awarded to the top winners in each age group. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Visit the City's recreation page for race times and to register online.  Registration will also be accepted on-site on the day of the event.    

Pumpkin Patch Dash
October 29th, 9am - 12 noon
King Middle School Track
1700 Hopkins St., Berkeley
Fee: $6.00

On Monday, October 31st, we continue the fun with a Halloween Parade in the late afternoon.  Join tots, elementary age children and their parents in this creative, cute, and festive walk around San Pablo Park. A costume contest, free snacks, and goodie bags follow. Kids - please make sure your parents remember their costumes, too!  For more information, call 510-981-6641.

Halloween Parade on Oct. 31st 
   Activities:                 3pm - 4:15pm
   Parade:                    4:15 pm
   Costume Contest:    After parade
   Frances Albrier Community Ctr.
   2800 Park St., Berkeley, CA


To wrap up your Halloween, get ready to scream, as you enter the biggest and scariest haunted house in Berkeley. Get your best Halloween outfit ready for an evening of music, food, cotton candy, and fright. There's no age limit - but it is scary for little ones. There will be an indoor area for the little goblins including jumpers and a photo booth  

House of Screams  
October 31st, 6pm to 9pm
MLK Jr. Youth Services Center
1730 Oregon St., Berkeley, CA
For more information, call 510-981-6671. 

These Halloween events are organized and put on by the City's Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department, whose Recreation Division organizes dozens of camps, classes and other activities for people of all ages. Get a glimpse
at the Recreation division's offerings through the
Activity Guide and sign up via our online registration portal.


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