Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge


When the Castro was still hosting its epic annual Halloween street party, the East Bay just couldn't compete. While we were all sad to see that party go, it did at least give this side of the bridge a shot at Halloween fun times. Following are our three favorite examples:

Treasure Island Ghost Ship Apocalypse
On top of having possibly the most awesome name any party has ever had, the Treasure Island Ghost Ship Apocalypse has the benefit of being on an island, in a giant military hangar. The hangar is divided into different sound stages, each of which will be packed as 40 different bands and DJs play through the night. There will be art cars, interactive art projects, and probably some of the best and weirdest costume watching in the Bay.

Fruitvale Dia De Lose Muertos The Mission's got nothing on Fruitvale when it comes to authentic Dia De Los Muertos action. Featuring live music on three stages, ceremonial alters, and Aztec dancers, the Fruitvale Dia De Los Muertos Festival promises to be a fantastic Mexican Halloween circus. And it doesn't hurt that you can grab some of the Bay Area's best Mexican eats here when you get hungry.

Grown-Up Trick or Treating
No kids? No costume? No problem. Head east for the new Savor Oakland food tour--a guided tour through Jack London Square and the Warehouse District, with multiple food and wine tastings. The cost is $45 per person and the tour runs Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, starting this weekend.

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