FFTC’s Guide to Twin Cities Halloween Fun

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We are just “dying” to share our roundup of Halloween fun in this frightfully full list of family friendly October events in the Twin Cities! Check back often as we’re always adding in new events.


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9/24-10/30Richfield Pumpkin Patch @ Veterans Memorial Park • Sat & Sun, 10am-sunset • Rides, games, pumpkins, food and more. Brought to you by Wheel Fun Rentals • Wristbands prices below:

9/24-10/30Lake Como Pumpkin Patch @ Wheel Fun Rentals, St. Paul • Sat & Sun, 10am – sunset • Rides, games, pumpkins, food and more. Brought to you by Wheel Fun Rentals • Wristbands Prices option 1 above.


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10/12-22/17: Waconia Scarecrow Tour, Waconia • Details: Self-guided tour. Ballot available at area businesses. Vote for your favorite scarecrow for a chance to win a night at AmericInn Waconia!

10/14/17: PunkinMania @ Triangle Park, Mahtomedi • 9am-3pm • Details: Games, inflatables, treats and, true to the name, a pumpkin patch! (Pumpkin Prices $2-$4/each)

10/14/17: Great Pumpkin Giveaway @ Richfield Fairwood Park • 10am-noon • One free pumpkin per family while supplies last, face painting, coffee, snacks and a photo booth.

10/15/17: Family Art Sunday @ Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts • 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. • Make an art project, go on an art scavenger hunt, and have a “spooky” snack. Drop In activities.

10/21/17: Pumpkin Fest 2017 @ 50th & France, Edina • 10am-1pm • Details: Enjoy trick-or-treating at local businesses starting at 10am (look for the sign in the window, kids 12 & under only, please), kids activities, horse-drawn trolley rides, a cake walk, and costume contest.

10/28/17: Halloween Storytime @ Barnes & Noble, Rosedale • 11:00 a.m. • Details: Featuring the books Mary McScary and Creepy Pair of Underwear.

10/21/17: Coloring Contest & Halloween Fun @ Rumriver Art Center, Anoka • 10am-4pm  • Details: Family art activities all day. Drawing, Pin the Heart on the Skeleton, make Halloween decorations, treats for costumed visitors.

10/21-22; 27-28 & 31, 2017: BareBones Halloween Extravaganza @ Hidden Falls Park, St. Paul • 7 pm • Details: An outdoor nighttime spectacle of puppetry, stilting, fire and music.

10/29/17: BooFest on Grand @ Grand Avenue, St. Paul • 11am-3pm • Details: Trick-or-treat at participating businesses from 1-3pm, free pony rides, a petting zoo and a costume contest; 12:30 Spooky Storytime at Red Balloon Bookshop.

10/27:  Halloween at the CreekPlymouth Creek Center • 6pm-8:30pm • Details: The one and only stop you need to make to celebrate Halloween! A family festival which includes carnival games, prizes, inflatables, entertainment and treats

10/29: Jerry’s Halloween Creepy Crawly @ Jerry’s Foods, Edina  5125 Vernon Ave. S • 11 am-1 pm • Details: trick or treat around the store for an indoor, family-friendly Halloween experience.

10/29: Jerry’s Halloween Creepy Crawly @ Jerry’s Foods, Woodbury 7760 Hargis Parkway  • 11 am-1 pm • Details: trick or treat around the store for an indoor, family-friendly Halloween experience.

10/29: Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre: Catrina Sings @ Calhoun Square, Minneapolis • 10am & noon • Details: A not-so-spooky bilingual puppet show is followed by a free make-and-take project and Halloween trick-or-treating.

10/29: Afton’s Annual Trick-or-Treat Trail, St. Croix Trail through Afton • 10am-2pm • Details: Stop at local businesses for treats, activities and fun freebies.

10/29: Free Fall Festival @ Empower Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Excelsior • noon-3 pm • Details:  free snacks, games, prizes, contests, and pumpkins (while supplies last). Prizes for best constumes and best pumpkin paintings. 

10/29: Harry Potter Halloween Celebration @ Roseville Barnes & Noble •  until 6pm • Details: Celebrate the world of Harry Potter all day long culminating with a parade and costume contest at 6pm. Dress as your favorite character.

10/29: Anoka’s Grand Day Parade @ Main Street & Fifth Ave, Anoka • 1-3:30pm • Details: Curious as to why Anoka has been dubbed the Halloween Capital of the World? Find out during one of the dozens of events scheduled for 2016’s celebration.

10/28/2017: Halloween ComicFest • Participating comic book stores give away comic books to anyone who comes into their shops. Find a list of this year’s comic’s here. Use the store locator to find a participating store in your area. Look a store with Halloween ComicFest logo (to the right).

10/29: Halloween Kids Kraft @ Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee • 10:30-11:15am • Details: Not-so-spooky kids stories and a monster mask craft. Ages 2-8, registration required.

10/29: Tricky Treat-a-Palooza @ Galleria Edina • 10 a.m. to noon • Details: Complimentary trick-or-treating, treat bags, prizes + tons of fun in-store events.

10/29-30: Monster Bash @ TC Michaels locations • 10am-3pm • Details: Make a free bag for a trick-or-treat parade and more.

10/29-30: Main Street Trick or Treat @ Downtown Stillwater • Noon-4pm • Details: Main Street Businesses offer trick or treating.

10/29 & 31: Halloween Spooktacular at America Girl, Mall of America • 10/29: 12-3pm, 10/31: 4-7pm • Details: Visit the store in costume for a treat, a pumpkin craft and photo op.

10/30: Jerry’s Halloween Creepy Crawly @Jerry’s Foods, Eden Prairie 9625 Anderson Lakes Parkway  • 11 am-1 pm • Details: trick or treat around the store for an indoor, family-friendly Halloween experience.

10/29/17: Free Family Fun Days: Spiders and Other Creepy CrawlersRichardson Nature Center • 3-4 pm • This weekly event will have a Halloween theme.

10/29/17: Great Pumpkin Halloween Celebration | Landmark Center, St Paul | 1-3pm | Get out your costumes for a parade, treats, storytelling and a performance by the Teddy Bear Band.

10/30: Halloween Skating Party @ Burnsville Ice Center • 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. • Details: Trick-or-treating, open skating, prize drawings. Refreshments available to purchase. All ages; costumes encouraged. FREE admission and discounted skate rental ($3).

10/30: Babies & Brews: Little Monsters @ Lake Monster Brewery, 550 Vandalia St #160, St Paul • 2-4 pm • Details: Costume Contests, hang out with fellow parents, enjoy a quality pint, and let the little ones play.

10/31: Halloween Party @ Bloomington Ice Garden • 6-8pm • Details: Free open skating, games, and trick-or-treating. Aimed at kids preschool-aged through 4th grade with adult.

10/31:  Vadnais Heights Community Halloween PartyVadnais Heights Commons • 6:30-7:15 pm • Details: Entertainment by Circus Manduhai, Halloween treats, balloon animals, activities for the kids and refreshments.

10/31:  Frankenstein Read-A-Thon @ Minnesota Center for Book Arts • 6:00 pm • Details: Community members will read chapters of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein aloud throughout the evening in coordination with It’s Alive!, an exhibition celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of the book.

10/31: Inter-Generational Halloween Event @ The Glenn Hopkins, 1011 Feltl Ct, Hopkins • 10:00 a.m. to noon • Details: An inter-generational Halloween themed event at the Glenn of Hopkins; kids can do a little trick or treating, story book reading, singing, and a parade of costumes.

10/31: Conway Halloween Fest @ Conway Recreation Center • 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. • Details: Free and open to all. Costumes encouraged. Soccer clinic, food, games, bouncy house, face painting, prizes and more. 

10/31: Trick or Treat at the Governor’s Residence @ Governor’s Mansion, 1006 Summit Ave, St Paul • 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. • Details: Full size candy bars, mini pumpkins and apples, hot apple cider, glow sticks and candy.

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9/17-10/30: The Great Pumpkin Festival @ Valleyfair • Sat & Sun, hours varyPrices start at $29.99 plus parkingDetails: Valleyfair’s non-scary daytime family companion to Halloween Haunt.

9/30-10/30:  Spookley the Square Pumpkin @ Stages Theatre • Tickets: $16/ages 18-59,  $14/ages 60+, $12/ages 2-17, $5 lap/ages 3-4, free lap pass/under 2 • Details: All ages stage production based on the film and book of the same title.

10/1: Harvest Howl @ Wildlife Science Center • 11am-4pm • $10/adults, $8/kids • Details: Live animal demos, American Indian demonstrations, pumpkin painting contests, kids games and more.

10/7-10/30: Flick or Treat Kids Series @ Marcus Theatres • Fri-Sun in October, 10am • $3/pp

10/8: Pumpkins in the Park @ Veteran’s Memorial Park, Shakopee • 4-6pm • $5/child, adults free • Details: Tickets include trick-or-treating, games, face painting, refreshments, a pumpkin and more.

10/14: Villain’s Halloween Ball @ Columbia Manor, Minneapolis • 6-8pm • $25/child, one adult admission included w/ each paid child • Details: Dress as a princess, hero or villain. The event will feature a dance and DJ, princess and villain photo ops, and other themed activities, recommended for ages 3-13.

10/13-10:31: Halloween at FlyOver America @ Mall of America • Mondays to Saturdays 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-7 p.m. • $12.95-$16.95/person • Appropriate for ages 4 and older • Children 8 or under must be accompanied by guardian older than 14 and all participants must be 40″ or taller • Details: Come dressed in costume, enjoy Broomelda’s Witches Academy Pre-Show and enjoy a 10 minute ride. The entire show is between 20-25 minutes.

10/14-10/31: Pumpkin Nights @ Minnesota State Fairgrounds • Sun-Thurs 6:30-10:30pm; Fri-Sat 6:30pm-midnight • $20/adults, $16/ages 4-12 & seniors, under 4 free, $64/family packs include 2 adults & 2 kids. Tickets can be pre-purchased at www.PumpkinNights.com, or at the door • Details: A mile-long walking path lined with 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins in 12 themed worlds to create a multi-sensory Halloween experience.

10/15-16: Farmer Ken & Jan’s Pumpkin Patch @ Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, Minneapolis • 12:30-4:30pm • $2/ride pp, under 3 free, pumpkins $4/each.

10/17: Pre-K Days: Gourds & Ghouls @ Base Camp, Boy Scouts of America, Minneapolis • 9am-12pm • $10/child, adults free • Details: Aimed at ages 2-5, join in group games, crafts and outdoor activities.

10/19-31: Pre-K Goblin Hunt @ The Works • Museum Hours • $8.50/admission • Details: Hunt for goblin graphics hidden in the exhibits. Find all eight and turn in your scorecard for a prize.

10/20/2017Spooktacular Halloween Carnival & Dance @ The Shoppes at Arbor Lake • 6pm-8pm • $30-$40/adult/child pair • Details: Hosted by Twin Cities Party Princess – a fun events for the whole family.

10/21: Halloween Spooktacular @ Shoreview Community Center • 6:30-8pm • $6-$7/pp, must pre-register • Details: Dance with a DJ, craft, play bingo and more.

10/21: Halloween Bash @ TranscenDance Xperience Studio • 5-7:30 pm • $8-$10/pp, must pre-register • Details: pizza, games, dancing, face painting, candy. For $10, you can be a part of the costume contest.

10/21-22: All Hallows Eve: 1900 Halloween @ Dakota City Heritage Village, Farmington • 1-8pm • $6/ages 13+, $4/ages 4-12 • Details: It’s Halloween turn-of-the-century style with spooky stories, games and customs.

10/21-23: Pumpkin Express Train Rides @ Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway, Osceola, WI • 9:30, 10:30 & 11:30am, 12:30 & 1:30pm. Last train leaves Dresser, to return to Osceola, at 4pm • Tickets: Adults: $25, Children (5-15): $15, Toddlers (4 & under): $5, infants: no charge. Details: Free pumpkins for kids, haunted, games and rides, music and performances included with tickets.

10/22: Halloween Paper Engineering @ The Works • 1:00-4:00 pm • $8.50/pp includes museum entrance • Details: Create a 3-D Halloween pop-up book with Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Learn paper engineering and spatial relationships. All ages.

10/22: Halloween Family Fun Day @ Weaver Lake Park, Maple Grove • 1-4pm • $5/child ages 2-8, under 2 & adults free • Details: 20+ activities including Monster Inflatables, crawling through the Web of Confusion Maze, pumpkin rolling, fishing in the Bottomless Well and more. Treat bags, crafts, contests and a fashion show.

10/22: Life Time’s “Spooktacular” @ Lifetime Fitness Centers around the Twin Cities • 12pm-2pm • $10/child ages 2+, under 2 & adults free • Details: Spooktacular stations designed to engage all ages including monster mash, scavenger hunt games and crafts. Open to the public.

10/21-22, 10/28-29: ZooBoo @ Como Zoo, St. Paul • 4:30-7:30pm • $7/person • Details: Over 200 live costumed characters interact and entertain children. This event offers families a safe trick-or-treating alternative plus many Halloween surprises. 2017 is the LAST year of ZooBoo. Como will come back with something new in 2019.

10/22-23, 10/29-30: HallZooWeen @ Minnesota Zoo, St. Paul • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. • Included with Zoo Admission ($12-$18/person, plus parking) • Details: Up-close encounters with animals; hands-on education programs and Halloween-themed treats for the animals; face painting, live musicians, and more.

10/23: Day of the Dead Family Day @ Minnesota History Center • noon-4pm • $12/adults, $6/ages 5-17, free ages 4 and under & MHS members • Details: This annual celebration features, music, dancing, traditional Mexican games, art activities, and samples of traditional bread and hot chocolate.

10/23: Ghouls and Giggles @ MN Landscape Arboretum • 1 -4 pm • Gate Admission + $10/child ages 3-12, adults free with gate admission • Details: Located in the Sensory Garden Pavillion and Parking Lot, trick or treat parade at 3:00, live music by the Bazillions, lots of kids’ activities, fee covers cost of all activities except paint a pumpkin ($5) and concessions.

10/25: Padelford Boo Cruise @ Padelford Riverboats, St. Paul • Boards at 1:45pm, cruises 2pm to 3:30pm • $25 for Adults. $12 for Children 3-12. • Details: Spooky riverboat family fun with tricks, treats, and kid-friendly activities.

10/28: “Not So Scary” Halloween Party @ Edinborough Park, Edina • 6:30-8:30pm • $10-$11/child • Details: Ticket includes admission to Adventure Peak, special entertainment and trick-or-treating.

10/28: Groveland Night Scare @ Groveland Recration Center, St. Paul • 6:30-8:30pm • $5/pp over age 2• Details: Family friendly event with spooky games, spooky treats, haunted house, crafts, and Halloween fun! Costumes encouraged. 

10/28: Halloween Fest @ Nicollet Commons Park, Burnsville • 6:00-8:00pm • $5/family• Details: Illuminated trick-or-treat trail, music and entertainment. Refreshments available for purchase. All ages.

10/28: Little Goblins Costume Party @ Wargo Nature Center • 6:30-8:00pm • $8/child • Details: Carnival games, crafts, refreshments, photo ops, flashlight hike. For ages 8 years and younger with parents. Pre-registration is required.

10/28: Costume Carnival @ Calvary Lutheran Church, 7250 Golden Valley Rd • 5:30-6:30pm • Carnival ticket: $5/16 games. Pizza dinner ticket: $5/person or $15/family • Details: Non-scary costumes encouraged, play games, win prizes and eat treats! 

10/28-29: Ghost Trolley: Witches’ Moon @ Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, Minneapolis • 6:30-9:30pm • $4/pp, under 3 free • Details: Appropriate for most ages.

10/29: Halloween at the Art Park @ Caponi Art Park, Eagan • 1-6pm • $5/pp (children 5 and under free) • Details: Celebrate the end of a fantastic season!

10/28/17: Gibbs Farm Halloween @ Gibbs Farm, Falcon Heights • 10am-4pm • $8/adults, $7/seniors, $5 ages 3+ • Details: Enjoy an old-fashioned Halloween with popcorn balls, a penny scramble, trick-or-treating at the farmhouse, storytelling and more.

10/29: Boo-ology @ Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul • 12-4pm • Details: Admission ($10-$13/pp) includes spooky hands-on science activities. Kids under 12 in costume get in free!

10/29: Art in Motion: A Thriller of an Event @ Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville • 7:30pm • $16/ticketsDetails: Performance features dances inspired by Frankenstein, ghouls, and Halloween characters that culminates in a thrilling zombie dance! Costumes encouraged. Reception follows performance.

10/29: Transylvania Trolley @ Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, Minneapolis • 12:30-4:30pm • $2/pp

10/29: Howl-O-Ween @ Wildlife Science Center • noon-4:00 p.m. • Adults: $10.00; Kids: $8.00 • Details: Trick-or-treat; haunted barn; campfire, decorate your own trick-or-treat bag. Costumes encouraged. Leashed dogs welcome. 

10/31: Half-Price Admission @ The Works • 1:00-4:00 pm • $4.25/admission for wearing costume • Details: Wear a costume and get half-price admission on Halloween.

10/31/17: Halloween Event @ Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum • 10:00 am -8:00 pm • $10/admission (4 and under Free) • Details: First annual Halloween event.


10/8: Spooks and Ladders Halloween @ Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington • 2:30-4oo pm & 3:00pm-4:30 pm • $5/preregistered, $6/day-of space permitting, under 2 free • Details: Hike along; meet animal puppets; play games; dinosaur egg scavenger hunt; arrive in costume and bring a bag for goodies.

10/21/17: Old-fashioned Trick-or-Treat @ The Landing, Shakopee • Every half hour, 4-7:30pm • $9/ages 2-17, $5/adults; under 2 free • Details: Trick-or-treat along candlelit paths; greeted by costumed characters; horse-drawn trolley; hot cider.

10/21-22: 35th Annual Halloween Party @ Westwood Nature Center, St. Louis Park • 6:30-9:30pm • $8.50-$11.50/pp, pre-registration required • Details: Join in indoor/outdoor games, activities and theme trails. Visit friendly animal characters on Mother Nature’s Trail and dare to play Mystery Mini Golf in the dark woods. Music, refreshments and more.

10/22: Barnyard Boo @ Wood Lake Nature Center • 3-7:30pm • tickets sold by time slots • Advance tickets recommended, $5/pp, purchase at the nature center • Details: Petting zoo with llamas, goats, pot-bellied pigs; activities including an interactive trick or treat trail, dramatic Halloween stories, magician. Price includes hot cocoa and cookies for all ticket holders.  

10/22: Pumpkin Night in the Park @ Springbrook Nature Center • 6-10pm • $8/pp, under age 3 free • Details: Family-friendly Halloween event with enchanted trails, fire dancers, Monster Bingo, Pumpkin Patch Dance, pumpkin carving contest and more.  

10/21/17: Baker Boo @ Baker Park Reserve Campground • Reservations required by 10/9, call 763.559.6700, a $54 program fee is charged per campsite • Details: Decorate your campsite, play carnival games, carve a pumpkin, enjoy live entertainment, march in the costume parade and trick-or-treat through the Baker Boo Neighborhood and campsite loops.

10/23: Skull and Bones @ Eastman Nature Center • 1:00-3:00 pm, Drop In • Free • Details: Learn about skulls and bones. Bring your best skeleton joke to get a prize. 

10/26: Pumpkin Carving @ Silverwood Park, St. Anthony • 5:30-7:30pm • $8/pp, includes pumpkin and materials • Details: Finish with a mass pumpkin lighting and marshmallow roasting.

10/28: Preschool Story Time: Costumes & Critters @ Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings • 10-11am • $5/child ages 2-5 years, no charge for adult, RSVP by calling 651-437-4359 • Details: THE most popular story time of the year. Costumes are welcomed.

10/28: Little Goblins Costume Party @ Wargo Nature Center, Lino Lakes • 6:30-8pm • $8/child plus tax, adults free • Details: Evening includes carnival-style games, star-gazing, crafts and treats.

10/28: Halloween Extravaganza @ Dodge Nature Center, West St. Paul • 5:30-10pm • $8/pp advance, $10/pp day of • Details: Choose the friendly trick or treat trail (5:30-9:30pm), or, if you dare, the scary trail (6:45-9:45pm) along the ghostly pond and haunted prairie. Activities throughout the night include nature programs, face painting, storytelling, wagon rides and a costume contest.

10/28/17: Tamarack Trick-or-Treat @ Tamarack Nature Center, White Bear Lake • 3-5:30 pm, register for start times of 3:00 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 3:40 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. Activities take approximately 75 minutes to complete • $7.50/child, $3.25/adult • Details: The non-spooky event includes games, old fashioned hand-pressed cider, trick-or-treating, and live animal encounters. Pre-Registration encouraged.

10/28/17: Big Woods Halloween @ Eastman Nature Center, Dayton • $5-$9/pp, under 2 free • Details: Carnival games, pumpkin scavenger hunt, giant web walk challenge, trick-or-treating along a woodland trail, brewing something up by the cauldron and more. Refreshments included.

10/29: Pumpkin Houses @ Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Brooklyn Park • 1-3pm • $5/pp • Details: Collect natural materials to create a pumpkin home for your favorite forest friends.

10/28/17: Enchanted Forest HalloweenLowry Nature Center • 5-9pm • $5-$9/pp, under 2 free • Details: Dress in costume; trick-or-treat along character trail, storytelling, crafts, cookies, carnival games, music and a mad scientist puppet show.

10/30: Free Family Fun Days: Halloween HidersRichardson Nature Center • 3-4pm • Details: This weekly event will have a Halloween theme.


Family Story Time. Special Halloween Storytime. Stories, songs and fingerplays designed to enhance your child’s early literacy skills. Attendees are invited to come in costume for this special holiday storytime. • Appropriate for ages 2-5.

Baby & Me Story Time. Special Halloween Storytime. Share stories, songs, rhymes and play with your baby at this storytime designed for the youngest learner. Attendees are invited to come in costume for this special holiday storytime. For ages 6-23 months + caregiver. Note: Storytime limited to 15 on a first-come basis. Doors open from 9:30-9:50am only. Unlimited playgroup is from 10:05-11:00am.


10/17/17: Halloween Cookie Making @ Duluth & Case, St. Paul • 6-7pm • Halloween games, crafts and family fun. Costumes encouraged. For more information, call (651) 558-2171. FREE.

10/22 & 10/29: Pumpkin Carving @ Bottineau Park • 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. • Carve and decorate pumpkins in the Rec Center while supplies last. FREE, but Registration Required.

10/24/17: Halloween Party @ Hazel, St. Paul • 6-7:30pm • Carnival games, jump castle, arts and crafts, face painting for families. Bring a camera for the photo booth. FREE.

10/25/17: Halloween Mask Making @ Wilder Rec Center, St. Paul • 4:30-6pm • Join the Rec Check participants to make a cool ghoul mask. Call (651) 298-5727 to Register in advance.

10/26: Preschool Halloween Party @ Lyndale Farmstead Park • 10:30 a.m. • You’re invited to attend and check out the regular Wednesday Parent/Tot program which offers indoor playtime during the winter months. Kids should wear their costumes. FREE.

10/26/17: Hallowfest @ North Dale, St. Paul • 5-7pm • Hallow Fest is fun Halloween activities for youth under the age of 14. Come in costume! No registration necessary.

10/26/17: Halloween Party @ McDonough Rec Center, St. Paul • 5:30-7:30pm • Halloween games, crafts and family fun. Costumes encouraged. For more information, call (651) 558-2171. FREE.

10/27/17: Halloween Party @ Battle Creek Rec Center, St. Paul • 6-8pm • Games, crafts and activities for families. FREE.

10/27/17: MJM Halloween Bash @ Merriam Park Recreation Center • 6-8pm • Details: Activities include a petting zoo, jump castle, haunted house, and more! Wear your best costume for the costume contest! Registration Required. $5/resident; $7.50/non-resident. All Ages

10/27/17: Safe Summer Nights Fall Celebration @ Arlington Hills Community Center • 12-2pm • Details: Halloween fun with Saint Paul Police. Halloween activities and a costume parade for all participants in costume. No registration is not required. All Ages. FREE

10/28: Flick or Treat @ Webber Park • 6:00 p.m. • All ages. Phone: 612-370-4916. FREE.

10/28: Logan Halloween Party @ Logan Park • 10am-noon • Details: Kids ages 6 & under can enjoy entertainment, face painting, an art project, bounce house, healthy snack and treat bags. Pre-Registration required. FREE.

10/28: Halloween At the Horn @ Powderhorn Park • 6-8pm • Details: Entertainment includes creepy creatures, indoor and outdoor activities and sweet treats. Wear your favorite costume. FREE.

10/28: Armatage Fall Fest @ Armatage Park • 6-8:30pm • Details: Wear a costume. Trunk or Treat at park-provided vehicles; horse drawn hayride, bonfire, toasty s’mores, music. All Ages. FREE.

10/29: “Thriller” Halloween @ Central Gym Park • 6-8:30pm • Details: Music, bounce house, pizza, games, and goodie bags. FREE. THIS EVENT IS FULL.

10/29: Monster Mash Halloween Party @ Lynnhurst Park • 1-3pm • Details: Party includes a moonwalk, age appropriate games, activities, crafts, and treats. FREE.

10/29: Halloween: Minnehaha Falls of Fun @ Minnehaha Regional Park • 1-4pm • $3/pp, hayrides $2/pp extra • Details: Outdoor activities include a hayride, moonwalks, marshmallow roasting, and a treat trail. Inside activities include dance with Kids Dance.

10/29: Thrill Kenwood @ Kenwood Park • 3-6pm • Details: Halloween block party co-hosted by ARTrageous Adventures. Activities include zombie make overs and caricatures, The Big Epic Show, Magic Lantern entertainers, costume characters, a balloon artist, a beARTrageous Creation Station and other activities. FREE.

10/29: Van Cleve Halloween Party @ Van Cleve Park • 4-6pm • Details: Age appropriate games, activities and treats all culminate in a magic show at the end. FREE. 

10/29: Luxton Halloween Party @ Luxton Park • 6-8pm • Details: Activities and treat bags for kids. FREE.

10/29: North Commons Halloween Party @ North Commons Park • 6-8pm • Details: Wear your costumes! Activities include a bounce house, carnival games, candy and fun geared towards 1 – 12 years olds. FREE. 

10/30/17: Halloween Bonfire @ Rice, St. Paul • 6-8pm • Bonfire, face painting and roasting marshmallows and hotdogs on the fire. NOTE: Please do not wear loose fitting or flammable costumes.

10/31: Tiny Tot Halloween Party @ Creekview Park • 11am-1pm • Details: Kids ages 6 & under are encouraged to wear costumes. Activities include treats, games, music and a scream contest. FREE.

10/31: Preschool Pirate Halloween Party @ Pearl Park • 11:30am-noon • $3-$5/child • Details: Pirate themed fun including a bounce house, games, I-Spy room and sail the seven seas in search of the fabled Halloween booty. 

10/31: Halloween Party and Parade @ Matthews Park • 4-6pm • Details: Costumed kids are invited to Matthews Park. Seward neighborhood parade starts outside at 4pm sharp. A party with games and treats will directly follow the parade inside. FREE.  

10/31: Windom NE Halloween Party @ Windom NE Park • 5-7pm • Details: Wear costumes, enjoy some food, games, and entertainment. Treats will be handed out to the first 350 children. FREE. 

10/31: Bottineau Halloween Party @ Bottineau Park • 6-7:30pm • Details: Trick-or-treat at the park and enjoy family fun. FREE. 

10/31: Halloween Party @ Bryant Square Park • 6-8pm • Details: Annual Halloween Party. FREE. This Event is Full.

10/31: Lyndale Farmstead Halloween Party @ Lyndale Farmstead Park • 6-8pm • Details: Indoor bounce house, magic show at 7pm. FREE. 

10/31: Halloween at the Hill @ Linden Hills Park • 6-8pm • Details: A fun and safe environment for the whole family. Treats will be provided. FREE.

Where did they go?

Closed in 2017Pumpkin Patch @ Anoka County Farms, Ham Lake • Mon-Thur 3pm-sunset, Fri 12 pm-sunset, Sat & Sun 10am-sunset • Free on weekdays, $5/car weekends & MEA • Details: Closed due to construction.

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Joy Peters

Joy Peters - co-creator and writer for FamilyFunTwinCities.com.

Besides Family Fun Twin Cities, I spend my 9 to 5 at a day job pursuing my weird passion for calendars and organizing things as a legal secretary. When I get home I spend my time with my four kids, 10, 6, 4 and 1. My amazing husband is both a full-time musician and full-time stay-at-home dad. Together we run a small radio empire — SiaNet Radio — playing, promoting and enjoying the wide variety of local music and art in the Twin Cities. I juggle all this while writing about exploring the Twin Cities with kids. I couldn’t be happier.


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