• Hometown Halloween: Brentwood's annual downtown Halloween event will be 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 on First and Oak streets. Bring your ghosts and goblins for some treats as they visit downtown businesses for a safe Halloween night. www.brentwoodchamber.com.

  • Halloween dance and dinner: Flor Do Oakley hosts a Halloween dance and dinner at 5 p.m. Oct. 22 on 520 Second St. Features live entertainment by Alianca, a costume contest and treats for the children. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12.50 for children 7-12. 925-625-5833.

  • Oakley annual Harvest Festival: Oakley celebrates the fall season noon-4 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Oakley Civic Center Park, 3231 Main St. The fun begins with a pumpkin decorating and a pie-eating contest. Join in the costume parade through the park for a chance to win a best costume award. Children's activities include arts and crafts and pony rides. Admission is free. 925-625-7041 or coelho@ci.oakley.ca.us.

  • Spooktacular: Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce invites you to a spooktacular Halloween event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct 22. Enjoy a free movie, trick or treating, face painting, bounce houses, balloon artist, costume contest and free pumpkins for the first 200 kids in costume. Brenden Theater, 4085 Century Blvd. Admission is free. 925-432-7301.


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  • Come in, if you dare: La Paloma High School, 400 Ghiggeri Drive in Brentwood, presents a haunted house from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 27. Other activities include a costume contest, children's games and yummy treats. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 18 and younger. 925-634-2888.

  • Playmaker's Haunted House: No skeleton key needed. Just come right in the Liberty High School's Playmakers' Haunted House 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and 5:30 -8:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Admission is $6; $5 if you bring a nonperishable food item for a donation to local charities. Liberty Performing Arts Center, 850 Second St., Brentwood. 925-634-3521, http://libertyunion.schoolwires.net.

  • Halloween Howl La La Boo: The Oakley Library hosts a frightful and spooky story time at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at 1015 Neroly Road. Come dressed in your favorite costume for stories, crafts, treats and plenty of fun. 925-625-2400.

  • Pioneer Elementary School Fall Fest: Bring the whole family from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 28 to Pioneer Elementary School, 2010 Shady Willow Lane in Brentwood for an evening of Halloween fun. Activities will feature games, arts, crafts and loads of other ghoulish activities. 925-513-6410.

  • Halloween Street Festival: Halloween at The Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road, is set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 29. Children in costume can participate in a parade, a pumpkin carving contest, and trick-or-treating throughout the center. Bring your pets for a costume contest and photos. Pet contest registration is $20. Proceeds from the pet contest benefits the Contra Costa Humane Society and photo proceeds will benefit HARP. Pet adoptions will also be available. Admission is free. 925-516-8500, www.shopstreetsofbrentwood.com.

  • Halloween pancakes and pumpkins: Start your morning with an all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Shadow Lakes Event Center, 401 West Country Club Drive in Brentwood. Seatings are 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Oct. 29. Costumes for everyone are encouraged. Check out the games and crafts for the children. Advance tickets are $8 and $10 at the door. 925-325-6232.

  • Costume parade: A Halloween costume parade takes place during the Pittsburg Farmers Market beginning 11 a.m. Oct. 29 at 550 Railroad Ave. Prizes will be awarded by age groups for scariest, cutest and more. Free gifts bags for all. Admission is free. 925-432-7301.

  • Day of the Dead blessings: The Impulse Gallery, 329 Railroad Ave., will host a Day of the Dead gallery and community alter exhibit at the Impulse Gallery in Old Town Pittsburg noon-5 p.m. Oct. 29, 1-5 p.m. Oct. 30 and 1-7 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Admission is free. Sponsored by GATO and Co. 925-439-2558.

  • Witches Brew Family Festival: Families will enjoy safe trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, face painting, balloon artists and more from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Sand Creek Crossing shopping center on Sand Creek Road and Highway 4 bypass. Participating businesses will hand out candy and other goodies to children of all ages in costume. Bring your own bag and get ready to have a frightfully good time. www.sandcreekcrossing.com.

  • Halloween Bash: Families can enjoy safe Halloween fun at Small World Park in Pittsburg from noon-5 p.m. Oct. 30. Children's activities include treats, games and more. Choose a pumpkin to take home from the pumpkin patch. Admission is $4 for adults. Children are $2, or can get in free with the donation of a canned food item benefiting those in need. 925-252-4842.

  • Circus Night: Enjoy a safe alternative to Halloween from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Harvest Time Assembly of God Church, 2200 Ventura Drive in Brentwood. The event features candy, games and pony rides. Admission is free. Hot dogs, nachos, popcorn and other snacks will be available for $1. 925-516-1908.

  • Community carnival: Grace Bible Fellowship of Antioch presents a community carnival 2-9 p.m. Oct. 31 at Somersville Towne Center, 2556 Somersville Road, Antioch. Food, pony rides, games, concerts, carnival rides, face painting and more. Admission is free. 925-522-2017.