Tricks and treats galore at local Halloween events

Tricks and treats galore at local Halloween events

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Oct. 22, 2023) — Maybe you’re old school and prefer a simple witch costume and a jack-o-lantern with a jagged smile. Or, you go all out with oozing zombies and ghouls dripping with blood.

Wherever your Halloween spirit takes you, there are plenty of local activities to feed your soul:

CYC’s Halloween Night.
The Community Youth Center’s Oct. 27 event includes a haunted house for the little ones and pumpkin painting 4-6 p.m. (bring your own pumpkin), followed by trunk or treat and a scarier haunted house, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The center is at 2241 Galaxy Court, Concord. Purchase tickets at

Concord Trick or Treat Trail.
Concord Rec offers trick or treating, face painting and a scavenger hunt for ages 2-11, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Baldwin Park, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. Registration required at

Pleasant Hill Haunted Trick or Treat Trail.
Organizers promise “frightful fun and spine-tingling sights and sounds” at the “not too scary” Halloween-themed stroll, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27, along the pathway starting at 147 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. The free event is open to all ages. For details, visit

Clayton Trunk or Treat and  Woof-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest.
Clayton Community Church and the Clayton Business & Community Association will pass out candy from decorated cars, 4-6 p.m. Oct. 28, 6055 Main St., Clayton. Bring your dog to join the parade and costume contest sponsored by The Pioneer, starting at 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit

Pixieland Amusement Park Spooktacular.
Dress in costume and ride the ghost train and other spooky rides, plus kids 1 to 8 years old can collect treats, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 29, 2740 E. Olivera Road, Concord. Learn more at

Concord PD Trunk or Treat and Safety Fair.
Concord police invite the community to their second annual event, which will include games, face painting, goodie bags, police motorcycles and K9s, 3-7 p.m. Oct. 29, at the Police Station, 1350 Galindo St., Concord.

Pleasant Hill Halloween Spooktacular.
Family-friendly entertainment plus free goodie bags, 3-5 p.m. Oct. 31, at the plaza near Jack’s Restaurant in downtown Pleasant Hill. For more information, visit

Grace Church Trunk or Treat.
Kids can trick or treat at decorated car trunks, 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Grace Church, 2875 The Alameda, Concord. For details,