Check out these family-friendly October events from Youth, Parks & Community Enrichment

The City’s Department of Youth, Parks & Community Enrichment (YPCE) wants you to mark your calendars for these fun October events.

From dog-friendly aquatics events to spooky themed movie nights, YPCE is offering multiple activities across Sacramento for all to enjoy.

Many events are free of charge, but some require advanced registration. Find additional details on YPCE’s Facebook page.


Boo Bash

Belle Cooledge Community Center

Friday, Oct. 20 | 6:30-9 p.m.

Dress up in your best Halloween costumes for a screening of “Hocus Pocus” and enjoy a haunted house, pumpkin patch, seasonal crafts, fresh popcorn and a dog costume contest.

Clunie Community Center (register here)

Tuesday, Oct. 24 | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This Halloween event features games, crafts and more for children ages 0-4 years of age and parents/guardians of all ages.

Floating Pumpkin Patch

North Natomas Aquatics Complex (drop-in only)

Saturday, Oct. 21 | 3-6 p.m.

Pannell Community Center (register here)

Saturday, Oct. 28 | 1-4 p.m.

Join the annual Floating Pumpkin Patch events featuring arts, crafts, games and activities including the pumpkin pool plunge.

Pricing: $5 entrance fee (includes pumpkin); $2 entrance fee (does not include pumpkin)


Pannell Community Center

Thursday, Oct. 26 | 6-8 p.m.

Enjoy a haunted house, explore various vendors, and trick-or-treat for candy.

Haunted House

Oak Park Community Center (register for ages 6-12 here, register for ages 13-17 here)

Friday, Oct. 27 | 6-8 p.m.

This event is a collaboration of Kids Night Out and Teen Hotspot night featuring a haunted house, live music and raffle prices. Food will also be provided.

Fright Night at Sim

George Sim Community Center

Friday, Oct. 27 | 6-8 p.m.

Join for an indoor trick-or-treat and haunted house experience featuring pumpkin decorating, a photo booth, cookies and hot cider.

Freaky Friday

South Natomas Community Center

Friday, Oct. 27 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Stop by to participate in a costume contest for kids and adults, snap pictures in the photo booth, and join in candy giveaways and raffles.

Spookyacular Movie Night

North Natomas Aquatics Complex (register here; drop-ins welcome)

Friday, Oct. 27 | 6-8 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)

Watch Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride” under the moonlit sky, take part in giveaways and enjoy popcorn and candy.

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