Free Halloween Events In the Twin Cities


Where do you go for free Halloween fun around the Twin Cities? Well there is really no shortage of events. In fact, the Twin Cities own Anoka has held the title of Halloween Capitol of the World since 1937. We LOVE our Halloween around here. Be sure to check out our separate article listing Halloween events at Twin Cities Parks and Nature Centers. Many of those events are also free.  And keep checking back, because we will keep adding to our list as we receive more events.

10/12/19: PunkinMania | Triangle Park, Mahtomedi | 9am-3pm | Games, inflatables, treats and, true to the name, a pumpkin patch! (Pumpkin prices $2-$4/each.)

10/13/19: Family Art Sunday | Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley | 1-3pm | Drop in for an art project, go on an art scavenger hunt, and have a “spooky” snack.

10/25/19: Burwell House Spooktacular Festival @ Historic Burwell House | 5:30-8:00pm | The Minnetonka Historical Society tells us the City of Minnetonka has decided to this festival will be a Halloween Festival this year (traditionally it has been held in June). Details to follow.

10/28/18: Burnsville Halloween Fest | Nicollet Commons Park | 6pm-8pm | Costumed celebration that includes an illuminated treat trail, music, activities and much more. No registration required.

10/26/19: Bruentrup Boo Bash | Bruentrup Heritage Farm | 1 pm – 3 pm | Live animals from the MN Raptor Center, puppet show, wagon rides, sensory scavenger hunt, concessions available for purchase. Dress for the weather.

10/26/19: Afton’s Annual Trick-or-Treat Trail | St Croix Trail through Afton | 10am-2pm | Stop at local businesses for treats, activities and fun freebies.

10/26/19: Pumpkin Fest 2019 | 50th & France, Edina | 10am-1pm | 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.

10/26/19: Halloween ComicFest | Participating comic book stores give away comic books to anyone who comes into their shops. You can also purchase packages to hand out to trick-or-treaters. Find a list of 2019 comic’s here. Use the store locator to find a participating store in your area. Look for a store with Halloween ComicFest logo (to the right).

10/26/19-10/27/19: Main Street Trick or Treat | Downtown Stillwater | Noon-4pm | Main Street businesses offer trick or treating.

Free Halloween Fun around the Twin Cities

Amazon costume link.

10/27/19: 2nd Annual HERO-ween @ The Firefighters Hall & Museum | 1pm-4pm | The Firefighters Hall & Museum invites the public to come out for indoor trick-or-treating in the museum and meet some local HEROs from Fire, Police and Paramedics!  Dress in costume or just come to visit. Meet HEROs, ask questions and take some photos with local First Responders. Everyone welcome to this FREE event.

10/31/19: Halloween Tricks and Treats | Afton Fire Station, 6301 Upper Afton Road, Woodbury  | 5pm-8pm | A favorite annual tradition of Woodbury Public Safety, goblins and all ghostly creatures are welcome to stop by one of Woodbury’s fire stations to collect treats on Halloween night. FREE.

10/31/19: Halloween Party | Bloomington Ice Garden | 6-8pm | Free open skating, games, and trick-or-treating. Aimed at kids preschool-aged through 4th grade with adult. Donations of non-perishable food items requested.

10/31/19:  Vadnais Heights Community Halloween Party | Vadnais Heights Commons | 6-8pm | Entertainment by Circus Manduhai, Halloween treats, balloon animals, activities for the kids and refreshments.

2018 Events

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