Free Halloween Events In the Twin Cities – 2024

Where do you go for free Halloween fun around the Twin Cities when you want just a bit of a tingle up your spine? There is really no shortage of events. In fact, the Twin Cities’ own city of Anoka has held the title of Halloween Capital of the World since 1937 (although they claim 1920).

FEATURED PARTNER: Valleyfair Tricks and Treats

crowd of people in costume at Tricks and Treats at Valleyfair


Looking for Fee Based Events?

For our monster list of fee-based Halloween activities, jump over to our Plan Ahead Halloween Events. Many of these fun Halloween activities require pre-registration or tickets purchased in advance, so we get it out there so you can plan ahead.


Free Halloween Activities For Kids

Notes: Free Halloween events are often run by volunteers and, while they are free to attend, someone is paying for them. In order to keep these events free and pleasant for everyone involved, we encourage you to thank the workers at these events and to call or check the website to confirm before heading out.

We are happy to add activities throughout October 2023.  Please contact us with events you would like listed.


2024 TBA: Halloween ComicFest

Stay tuned for more details coming in October.


Find events hosted by the Minneapolis and St. Paul Parks Departments as well as local businesses and organizations.


2024 TBA: Waite Park Halloween Costume Swap

Waite Park, 1810 34th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Drop by Wait Park with old costumes to trade. Please only clean and safe costumes. 4-6pm.

2024 TBA: Pumpkin Carving & Seed Baking

Stewart Park, 2700 12th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Carve pumpkins and roasts pumpkin seeds. Pumpkins, materials, apple cider and snacks provided. 5:30pm-7:30pm.

2024 TBA: Harrison Halloween Trick or Treat

Harrison Park, 503 Irving Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Kids are encouraged to wear comments. Participate in activities, games, giveaways, inflatables and face painting and tons of fun costumes to see. Best for ages 5-14. 6pm-8pm. 

2024 TBA: Halloween Trick or Treat

North Commons Park, 1801 James Ave N, Minneapolis MN 55411
Activities, games, refreshments, candy and treat bags for kids under 16 years. Costumes welcome! 5-7pm.

2024 TBA: Preschool Halloween Party

Lyndale Farmstead Park, 3900 Bryant Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409
A parent-and-child trick-or-treat party with candy, games and music. Costumes welcome! For ages 0-6, pre-registration required. 10:30am-12pm.

2024 TBA: Preschool Halloween for Mummies and Monsters

Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Open gym for kids to run, ride and play with seasonal crafts and treats. Costumes encouraged. Open to all ages, but aimed at preschool kids with parents. 10-30am-Noon. 

2024 TBA: Midtown Global Market Not So Scary Halloween 

920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Trick-or-treat around the market in your costume (and join the parade to show it off at 6pm) and make crafts. Ditch your kitchen tonight and have dinner at one of the delicious vendors. 5-7pm.

2024 TBA: Dia De Muertos Celebration

Midtown Global Market, 920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Live music, dance, maker activities and food specials. Noon to 5pm.

2024 TBA: Halloween at the Hills

Linden Hills Park, 3100 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410
The annual neighborhood Halloween party invites you to take part in games, hayrides, dance party, and treats. Drop in from 3-5pm.

2024 TBA: Thrill Kenwood Halloween Fun Event

Kenwood Park, 2101 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405
A fun Halloween block party that is family-friendly, but take note: zombies will be involved. 3-6pm.

2024 TBA: Webber Park Trunk Or Treat Halloween Party

Webber Park, 4300 Webber Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55412
Decorate up your car and your kids and bring Halloween treats to Webber Park. Costumed kids go from trunk to trunk to collect treats. Each trunk is decorated. Games between stations and in the gym. Webber park provides hotdogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks. 2pm-4pm. 

2024 TBA: Animal Masquerade Party

Kroening Interpretive Center at N. Mississippi Regional Park, 4900 N Mississippi Dr., Minneapolis
Play nature games, make a nature mask. Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite animal. Registration required. 1pm-3pm. 

2024 TBA: Voll-o-Ween Halloween Party

Creekview Park, 5001 N Humboldt Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55430
Volleyball, moonwalk, age appropriate games, activities, crafts, and trick or treats. 10am-2pm.

2024 TBA: Van Cleve Halloween Party

Van Cleve Park, 901 15th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Family-friendly Halloween party for kids ages 1-9 with a magic show, age appropriate games and activities and treats. 11am-12:30pm.

2024 TBA: The Frightfully Early Holiday Market

Bachman’s Greenhouse, 6010 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Kids can trick-or-treat and make crafts while adults get a jump on holiday shopping from local artists. Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 11am to 4pm. 

2024 TBA: Our Lady of Peace Trunk or Treat

5426 12th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Trick or treat through decorated vehicles in the church parking lot. 4-6pm.

2024 TBA: Halloween Stroll on 13th Ave

  • Curiosity, 1228 2nd Street NE, 13th Ave NE Suite 3 158, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • Young Joni, 165 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • Sheridan Neighborhood Organization, 1304 University Ave NE #301, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • Squared-Up Hair, 1228 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • Integrated Health Studio, 1224 NE 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • Nixta Tortilleria, 1222 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • Eat My Words Bookstore, 214 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • Theater Latte Da, 345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Put on your spookiest costumes and join the fun! Stroll on 16th for some fun trick-or-treating. 3pm-4:30pm. 

2024 TBA: Logan Park Tiny Tot Halloween Party

Logan Rec Center, 690 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
During Logan’s regular indoor playground time with the addition of a Halloween themed bounce house, snacks, refreshments, treat bags, & coffee. Costumes welcome. Ages 0-6. 10am-Noon.

2024 TBA: Pearl Park Halloween Costume Parade

Pearl Park, 414 Diamond Lake Rd E, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Halloween costume parade, freeze dance, and treats. Best for kids 10 and under with parents. Pre-registration available. 5:30-7pm.  (More Halloween fun at Pearl 10/14/23)

2024 TBA: Matthews Park Halloween Party and Parade

Matthews Park, 2318 29th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Tricks and treats, games and goodies and a parade at 5pm sharp.  Seward neighborhood parade starts at 5pm. Party goes until 6:30pm.

2024 TBA: Folwell Trunk or Treat Halloween Party

Folwell Park, 1615 N Dowling Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55412.
Costumed kids go from trunk to trunk to collect treats. Each trunk is decorated. Games between stations. 6-8:30pm. More Halloween Family Fun at Folwell, Oct 25, 2023.

2024 TBA: Brackett Park Trick or Treat & Halloween Photo Booth

Brackett Field Park, 2728 39th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55406
Brackett staff will be handing out candy to trick or treaters and taking photos at their photo booth. All are welcome. Drop by the get a photo in your costume.

2024 TBA: Halloween Trick or Treat Bonfire

Central Gym, 3416 4th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55408
Stop by to warm up by the bonfire and collect candy and treats. All families are welcome. 6-8pm.

2024 TBA: Phillips Park Halloween Spooktactular

Phillips Park, 2323 11th Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55404
Family fun includes activities, snacks, refreshments, and Halloween candy for kids. Costumes welcome, but not necessary. All ages. 4-6pm.

2024 TBA: Windom South Halloween Trick or Treat

Windom South Park, 5821 Wentworth Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Stop by Windom south on Halloween for treat bags, games and refreshments. 5:30-7:30pm.


2024 TBA: Movie in the Park: Hocus Pocus (PG)

Como Midway Picnic Pavilion, 1199 Midway Pkwy, St Paul, MN 55103
The 1993 Halloween classic is back in Como Midway Pavilion. St. Paul is offering two family-friendly Halloween themed movies this season. The movie starts approximately 7:26pm with food trucks and activities beginning around 6:30pm.

We share the two rated R Halloween movies and up on Twin Cities Halloween Events for Teens & Tweens.

2024 TBA: Movie in the Park: Nightmare Before Christmas (PG)

Hidden Falls Regional Park, 1313 Hidden Falls Drive, St Paul, MN 55116
The second of two Halloween themed movies appropriate for families this season. The movie starts approximately 7:13pm with food trucks and activities beginning around 6:15pm.

2024 TBA: Duluth & Case Halloween Pet Photo Op Day

Duluth & Case Recreation Center, 1020 Duluth St, St Paul, MN 55106
Bring out your pet in costume to take their photo in a decorated space! 6-7:30pm.

2024 TBA: Duluth & Case Halloween Party

Duluth & Case Recreation Center, 1020 Duluth St, St Paul, MN 55106
Games, arts and crafts and a bounce house. Wear your Halloween costume! 6-7pm.

2024 TBA: Edgcumbe Monster Bash

Edgcumbe Recreation Center, 320 S Griggs St, Saint Paul, MN, 55105
Haunted house, costume contest and kids activities. Food trucks onsite. 5pm-8pm. 

2024 TBA: Hazel Park Halloween Drive Thru

Hazel Park, 945 Hazel St N, Saint Paul, MN 55119
Vehicle line starts at Case Avenue. Families drive up to each table in their vehicle to receive candy. No walkers or cyclists. No registration required.  6pm-7:30pm.

2024 TBA: McDonough Halloween Party

McDonough Rec Center, 1544 Timberlake Rd, St Paul, MN 55117.
Includes Halloween games, crafts and fun! Costumes encouraged. 6pm-7:30pm. No registration. 

2024 TBA: Halloween Party at El Rio Vista Recreation Center

179 Robie St E, Saint Paul, MN 55107
Includes Halloween games, crafts and fun! Costumes encouraged. 6pm-7:30pm. No registration. 

2024 TBA: Phalen Park Halloween Spooktacular Bash

Phalen Recreation Center, 1000 E Wheelock Pkwy, St Paul, MN 55106
Games, a spooky arts and craft project, treats and a movie. 5:30-9pm.

2024 TBA: Northwest Como Halloween Bonfire

Northwest Como Rec Center, 1550 Hamline Ave N, St Paul, MN 55108
Bonfire, outdoor activities and crafts. Costumes encouraged. No registration required. 6pm-8pm.

2024 TBA: Trick or Treat with Raptor Center

Raptor Center, 1920 Fitch Ave, St Paul, MN 55108
Trick or treat among the raptors. Pre-register for timeslot. We expect this to sell out fast. 3pm-4:30pm.

2024 TBA: Halloween Costume Contest

Mischief Toy Store, 818 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105
Stop by Mischief to participate in their annual costume contest and have your photo added to their costume wall. 12pm-8pm. 

2024 TBA: BOOnion Depot

Union Depot, 214 4th Street East, St. Paul, MN 55101
Trick-or-treat, face painting, pumpkin crafts, DJ and other Halloween-themed entertainment. 10am-2pm.

2024 TBA: Great Pumpkin Halloween Celebration

Landmark Center, 75 W 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102.
Live entertainment, crafts, treats and a costume parade. 1pm-3pm.

2024 TBA: Gloria Dei Trunk or Treat

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Parking lot, 700 Snelling Ave S, St. Paul, MN 55116
Come in costume and trick or treat to all the decorated vehicles in the parking lot. Free popcorn and a visit from a fire truck too. 2:30-4pm.

2024 TBA: West Minnehaha Fall Festival

685 W Minnehaha, Saint Paul, MN, 55104
Drop in for seasonal fun and games for all ages. 5pm-7pm.

kids in halloween costumes


Includes events in Albertville, Andover, Anoka, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Elk River, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, New Hope, Osseo, Plymouth, Ramsey & Robbinsdale.

Albertville-St Michael Halloween Events

October 3, 2024: Albertville Lions Pumpkin Party

Central Park, 5801 Main Ave NE, Albertville, MN 55301, USA
Kids can get pumpkins, participate in games, tricks and treats and pose for photos and. 4pm-7pm. FREE.

October 26, 2024: Family Youth Community Connections Halloween Event

5975 & 5959 Main Avenue NE, Albertville MN
A free event for families that includes a not-so-spooky haunted house, treat bags, a straw bale maze, games, lives music and both indoor and outdoor activities. 10am-1pm. FREE.

2024 TBA: St Michael Cinema Trick-or-Treat & Movie Event

4300 O’Day Ave NE, St Michael, MN 55376
Local businesses will have a trick-or-treat trail set up for the first 500 kids to gather goodies followed by a free Halloween kids movie. 9am-11am. FREE.

2024 TBA: Albertville Premium Outlets Mall-o-Ween

6415 Labeaux Ave NE, Albertville, MN 55301
Trick-or-treat at nearly 20 participating retailers. 3-6pm, FREE.

Andover Halloween Fun for Families

2024 TBA: Andover Christian Church Great Pumpkin Party

16045 Nightingale St NW, Andover, MN 55304
Family-friendly costume contest, hayride, food, games, and prizes! All ages welcome. 5-8pm.

Anoka Halloween Capitol of the World Events

Halloween Paintings displayed on the wall of Rum River Art Center in Anoka Minnesota as part of the 2023 Halloween Capital of the World celebration.
Explore Anoka – The Halloween Capitol of the World

2024 TBA: Anoka Pumpkin Weigh-Off,  Scarecrow Contest & Adult Pumpkin Carving Contest

Anoka City Hall, 2015 1st Ave N., Anoka, MN 55303
Watch three Halloween contest all in one location. 7pm-9pm.

2024 TBA: Anoka Pumpkin Bowl

Goodrich Field, 1525 5th Ave, Anoka, MN 55303
Watch the Anoka Tornadoes v. White Bear Lake football. 7pm-9pm.

2024 TBA: Frankenstein Gallery Show

Rumriver Art Center, 2665 4th Ave #103, Anoka, MN 55303
Check local artists’ interpretation of the theme “Frankenstein” during gallery hours all month.

2024 TBA: Anoka Halloween Movie Night: The Bad Guys

George Green Park, 1498 6th Ave S, Anoka, MN 55303
Bring your own seating and snacks for a movie in the park. Movie start time: 6:45pm.

2024 TBA: Anoka Children’s Costume Contest

Anoka City Hall Basement, 2015 1st Ave N., Anoka, MN 55303
Special treat bags for each participant. Open to children ages 0-5. 10am-12pm. FREE, both online and day-of registration.

2024 TBA: Anoka Children’s Pumpkin Carving Contest

Riverfront Memorial Park, 2201 2nd Ave, Anoka, MN 55303
Children ages 3 to 12, can help carve pumpkins for the evening’s parade. 1pm-2:30pm. 

2024 TBA: Anoka Light up the Night Parade

Anoka City Hall, 2015 1st Ave, Anoka, MN 55303
Lighted floats parade down the darkened streets of Anoka. 7pm-8pm.

2024 TBA: Anoka Light up the Night Bonfire

Anoka City Hall, 2015 1st Ave, Anoka, MN 55303
Bonfire with food and music follows the parade. 8pm-10pm.

2024 TBA: Anoka Halloween Movie Night: Addams Family Values

George Green Park, 1498 6th Ave S., Anoka, MN 55303
Bring your own seating and snacks for a movie in the park. Movie start time: 5pm.

2024 TBA: Anoka Big Parade of Little People

Anoka Main Street, 1922 1st Ave. S., Anoka, MN 55303
Local school kids don their costumes and march through historic Downtown Anoka. 1:15pm-2:15pm.

2024 TBA: Anoka House Decorating Contest-Public Viewing

Anoka Main Street, 1922 1st Ave. S., Anoka, MN 55303
Addresses will be published after October 25th. Drive through and enjoy the community decorations. 7-9pm

More like this: Best Halloween Decorations for a Drive-By Experience in the Twin Cities.

2024 TBA: Anoka Grande Day Parade

Anoka Main Street, 1922 1st Ave. S., Anoka, MN 55303
Parade begins at State Street and Main Street and proceeds a mile and half to South Street/Military Road. 1-3:30pm.

2024 TBA: Pumpkin Smash

Sorenson Park, 2015 State Ave., Anoka, MN 55303
Bring your old pumpkins and toss them into the compost bin. Don’t forget to remove non-organic items.

Brooklyn Park Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Addams Family 2 Screening

Community Activity Center, Armory Gym, 5600 85th Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55443
Watch a screening of Addams Family 2. Food trucks on site. 1pm-3pm.

October 26, 2024: Spooktacular

Zanewood Park and Recreation Center, 7100 Zane Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55429
Walk the Spooktacular path, participate in a costume contest and enjoy a DJ, candy and a movie. Outdoor event. Dress for the weather. 2pm-5pm.

Buffalo Halloween Events

October 26, 2024: Buffalo Trick or Treat

Downtown Buffalo, 505 2nd Ave S, Buffalo, MN 55313
Trick or treat at participating businesses on the last Saturday in October. Wear your costume to receive a free treat.  2-4pm.

Temperature-Controlled Halloween

October 31, 2024: Indoor Trick or Treating

220 East River Pkwy, Champlin, MN 55316
When a coat is just going to ruin your costume, trick-or-treat indoors at Mississippi Crossing in a safe, climate-controlled trick-or-treating environment. 5pm-7pm

Elk River Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Elk River Downtown Trick-or-Treat

Collect treats at participating downtown businesses in Elk River plus photo opportunity at Rivers Edge Commons Park and a petting zoo. 2-6pm. FREE!

Golden Valley Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Grove Kids Trunk or Treat

Oak Grove Church, 5920 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN 55422
Decorated cars will fill the parking lot of the church for kids to trunk-or-treat, plus games, candy, hot drinks, inflatables and food trucks. 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Maple Grove Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Halloween Farmers Market Style

Maple Farmers Market, 12951 Weaver Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Kids can wear their costumes and trick-or-treat at the booths. Expect candy or farmers-market style treats. 3pm-6pm. 

2024 TBA: Maple Grove Trunk or Treat

Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Trunk or treat, costume contests, guess the weight of the pumpkin and other fun activities and free treats. 1pm-4pm.

2024 TBA: Free Family Fun Day: Minnesota Bats

Eastman Nature Center, 13351 Elm Creek Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55369
A chance to learn all about bats in a non-scary program for families. Drop in between 1pm-3pm.

Osseo Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Osseo Lions Boo Tour & Halloween Party in the Park

Central Ave., Osseo, MN 55369
Trick or treat up and down Central Avenue from 11am-noon and end at the park for more fun and gamesTreats handed out until 1pm.

Plymouth Halloween Events

October 25, 2024: Plymouth Halloween at the Lake

Parkers Lake Playfield, 15500 County Rd 6, Plymouth, MN 55447
Annual Halloween event with treats and  family fun. Costumes encouraged. 5-8pm.

2024 TBA: Trick or Treat Plymouth Town Center

Plymouth Town Center, 3500 Vicksburg Lane North Plymouth, MN 55447
Trick or Treat for candy through the shopping center, participate in activities and show off your costume. 11am-3pm.

2024 TBA: Messiah Church Trunk or Treat

17805 County Road 6, Plymouth, MN 55447
Meet in the church parking lot for trick-or-treating, face painting and Halloween fun. 9:30am-10:30am. 

Yellow car with jack-o-lantern in trunk on purple background. Text reads: "Trunk or Treat - A Free Community Event for Kids of All Ages. Sunday, October 29. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Messiah."
Sunday, October 29, 2023.

Robbinsdale Halloween Events

October 3, 2024: Birdtown Boo Bash

Sanborn Park, 4242 Drew Avenue N. Robbinsdale, MN 55422
Celebrate Halloween with family festivities. 5:30-7:30pm.

2024 TBA: Robbinsdale Give & Get Trick-or-Treat

W Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
Kids up to 12 can dress up and trick-or-treat at local businesses on Broadway with the donation of a non-perishable food item. 4-6pm.
halloween pumpkins


Includes events in Fridley, Lake Elmo, Lino Lakes, Mahtomedi, Maplewood, Mounds View, Shafer, Stillwater, Vadnais Heights & White Bear Lake.

Fridley Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Halloween Kids Costume Contest & Storytime at Forgotten Star

38 Northern Stacks Drive, Fridley, MN 55421
A special Halloween edition of their Saturday morning kids storytime includes a costume contest with prizes. 11am-12pm. 

Lino Lakes Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Living Waters Trunk or Treat

Living Waters Lutheran, 865 Birch Street, Lino Lakes, MN 55014
Trick or treat through the parking lot of decorated cars. FREE and open to all. 12pm-2pm.

Mahtomedi Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Mahotmedi Punkinmania

Veterans Memorial Park, 93 Mahtomedi Avenue, Mahtomedi MN 55115
Games, inflatables, treats and, true to the name, a pumpkin patch! (Pumpkin prices $2-$4/each.) 9am-3pm.

Maplewood Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Lutheran Church of Peace Trunk or Treat

Lutheran Church of Peace, 47 Century Ave S, Maplewood, MN 55119
Trick or treat in costume through a parking lot full of decorated car trunks! Please bring a non-perishable food donation. 3pm-5pm.

Mounds View Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Mounds View Fall Festival

5394 Edgewood Dr, Mounds View, MN 55112
Ooooh, it’s time all the seasonal spooky stuff – a trunk-or-treat, dance party, photo booth and more fun. 6-8pm.

Saint Anthony Halloween Fun

2024 TBA: Faith United Methodist Trunk or Treat

Faith United Methodist Church, 2708 33rd Ave NE, St. Anthony, MN 55418
Wear and costume and trick or treat among decorated trunks in the church parking lot. Personal care donations will be accepted on behalf of Nourish 282. October 28, 2023, 2-4pm. 

Shafer Halloween Fun

2024 TBA: Puppets in the Park Halloween Hayride

Franconia Sculpture Park, 29836 Saint Croix Trail, Shafer, MN 55074
Hay ride, self-guided exploration, candy scavenger hunt, and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theater puppets. 1-6pm. Free;
Some Franconia events have a $5/vehicle fee to park

Stillwater Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Stillwater Main Street Trick or Treat

Downtown Stillwater, MN 55082
Participating Main Street businesses offer trick or treating. 1-4:00pm. 

Vadnais Heights Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Vadnais Heights Halloween Party

Community Park, 641 E County Rd F, Vadnais Heights, MN 55127
Costume parade along the Scarecrow Trail, followed by games and treats on the softball field. Dress for outdoors. Food truck on site. 5pm-7pm.

2024 TBA: Vadnais Heights Community Scarecrow Trail

Community Park, 641 E County Rd F, Vadnais Heights, MN 55127
Stroll along the Scarecrow Trail, take pictures with the funniest or most creative, and  vote for your favorite before you leave. During open park hours.

More like this: Best Halloween Decorations for a Drive-By (or Walking) Experience in the Twin Cities.

White Bear Lake Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Fillebrown House Trick or Treat

Fillebrown House, 4735 Lake Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Trick or treat on the front porch of the Fillebrown House on Halloween evening from 5pm-8pm.


Includes events in Afton, Apple Valley, Cottage Grove, Eagan, Farmington, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Newport, South St Paul & Woodbury.

Apple Valley Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Apple Valley Trunk-or-Treat

Apple Valley Family Aquatic Center, 14421 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley MN
Kids can trick-or-treat in costume among decorated vehicles in the parking lot. 11am-1pm.

Cottage Grove Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Locally Grown Theatre Presents: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Shepard Farm, 8946 70th Street S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016
Oooh, this is one for the tweens and teens who can stay out a little later and who don’t mind a few chills down their spine. The legend of the Headless Horseman will be presented outdoors – bring your own seating and snacks. 5:30-7pm. 

2024 TBA: Monster Bash Parade

Start: 7362 East Point Douglas Road
Cottage Grove’s community Halloween offering features floats with spooky themes and, of course, treats. You can find the parade route here. 10am.

Eagan Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Halloween Costume Parade

Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Rd, Eagan, MN 55123
Halloween-themed story time, followed by a costume parade. Best for ages: 2–6. 10-10:45am.

Farmington Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Halloween Havoc Tour

Tour through Farmington, MN 55024
Grab a map and drive past the best-dressed houses in Farmington.

Best Halloween Decorations for a Drive-By Experience in the Twin Cities

2024 TBA: Halloween Walk

Dodge Middle School, 4200 208th St W, Farmington, MN 55024
Kids dress up and stroll through non-scary, Halloween-themed stations, collecting candy. 5:30pm-7pm.

Hastings Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Community Halloween Party

Hastings High School Parking Lot, 200  General Sieben Drive, Hastings, MN 55033
Activity stations, DJ music, games, inflatable obstacle course, costume contest and food trucks onsite. Free will offering of non-perishable food or donation to “Youth Impact Council Scholarship”. 6pm-8pm.

2024 TBA: Halloween Candy Crawl

Downtown Hastings, MN 55033
Trick or treat Downtown businesses, visit a bounce house, play mini golf and more. 2pm-5pm. 

Inver Grove Heights Events

2024 TBA: Let’s Pawty Halloween Dog Event

Heritage Village Park, 4321 65th St E, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Halloween event with the family dog, including pet vendors, kissing booth, activities, costume contests, food truck and more.  10am-12:30pm.

Newport Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Newport Trunk or Treat

Newport Lutheran Church, 900 15th St, Newport, MN 55055
Decorate your car and hand out some candy or just come for the fun. Games, pumpkin decorating, art projects, and prize for the best trunk. 4-5pm.

South St Paul Halloween Events

2024 TBA: The Great Halloween Get Together

Marie Avenue between 4th and 7th Avenues, South St Paul MN
The city’s 22nd annual Halloween event includes a safe space for families to gather treats. All ages welcome. 5-7pm.

Woodbury Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Halloween Costume Swap

Washington County Environmental Center, 4039 Cottage Grove Drive, Woodbury, MN 55129
Families can drop off clean & gently used costumes between September 12-October 10, 2023.  Then drop by to select a this year’s costume on Wednesday, October 11th between 3pm-6pm. Note: one costume for child, a donation is not necessary to shop for a costume.

2024 TBA: Kahn Martial Arts Trunk or Treat

1850 Weir Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125
Trunk or treat at Kahn Martial Arts. 3:30-5:30pm.

2024 TBA: Valley Creek Mall Fall Festival

1750 Weir Drive, Woodbury MN 55125
Includes trick-or-treating at participating mall businesses plus take-home crafts and coloring pages. 10am-2pm. FREE.

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Includes events in Bloomington, Burnsville, Chanhassen, Chaska, Edina, Excelsior, Minnetonka, Richfield, Savage, Shakopee, St Louis Park & Waconia

Bloomington Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Lantern-lit Trail Nights

Richardson Nature Center, 8737 E Bush Lake Rd, Bloomington, MN 55438
Take am evening stroll along a half-mile illuminated trail near Richardson Nature Center. Families can read along with a story stroll then stop by the nature center to explore indoors. Drop in between 6pm & 8pm.

2024 TBA: Halloween Seed Giveaway and Costume Contest

Harrison Park, 1701 West 100th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431
Kids drop by Bloomington’s Harrison Park to get some free milkweed seeds to bring home and plant. Then, participate in an outdoor costume contest. No registration required. 5-pm.

2024 TBA: Free Family Fun Day: Bats

Richardson Nature Center, 8737 E Bush Lake Rd, Bloomington, MN 55438
Learn about this fascinating mascot of Halloween. During a non-scary, free event for families. Drop in between 1pm-3pm.

2024 TBA: Bloomington Halloween Trick or Treat Trail

Normandale Lake Park, 5901 West 84th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431
Community organizations will have trick or treat stations along the park trail. Families can enjoy DJ music from Kidsdance and purchase food. Best for kids pre-K through 5th grade. 2-5pm.

2024 TBA: Mall of America Mall-o-Ween

Mall of America, 5000 Center Ct, Bloomington, MN 55425
Please note, this is NOT mall-wide trick-or-treating but a treat bag hand-out event at the mall. Costumes encouraged! 4-7pm.

2024 TBA: Trick or Treat at IKEA

IKEA Minneapolis, 8000 IKEA Way, Bloomington MN, 55425
Stop by the Level 2 Showroom entrance for a map and instructions, then trick-or-treat at each department for a different treat. Wear your costume and bring a treat bag. Recommended for kids 12 and under. This program requires participants to register for the free IKEA Family benefits program. 10am-2pm. RSVP for the event here,

Burnsville Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest & Puppy Parade

Alimagnet Park, 1200 Alimagnet Park Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337
Bring your pup for an afternoon in the park for a dog costume contest and vendor fair. This event is free! No registration needed. Noon-2pm.

2024 TBA: Burnsville Halloween Skating Party

Burnsville Ice Center, 251 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville, MN 55337
FREE admission for public skating and mini private lessons for new skaters (booked on a first come first served in person basis). Costumes are encouraged. Noon-1:30pm, Free admission, $5 skate rental.

2024 TBA: How to Craft a Scary Story

Burnhaven Library, 1101 County Rd 42 W, Burnsville, MN 55306
Halloween-themed, but not scary, story time, with songs, stories, crafts and a short movie, followed by a costume parade. Ages: 2–6 (siblings welcome). 10-11am.

2024 TBA: Halloween Storytime and Costume Parade

Burnhaven Library, 1101 County Rd 42 W, Burnsville, MN 55306
Hear tips and tricks for writing scary stories and practice writing your own. Geared for youth ages 8–12. Ages: 2–6 (siblings welcome). 10-11am

Chanhassen Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Historic Cemetery Walk

Historic St. Huberts, 7801 Great Plains Blvd, Chanhassen, MN 55317
Tour Chanhassen Pioneer Cemetery and St. Hubert’s Cemetery with costumed guides! 
Three Time Slots: 11am (seated indoor performance), 1pm & 4pm (walking tours). FREE, but registration required.

See Also, Chanhassen’s Annual Halloween Party in Paid Halloween Events in the Twin Cities.

2024 TBA: Trick-or Treating at the Fire Station

7610 Laredo Dr, Chanhassen, MN 55317
Stop by the Chanhassen Fire Station while trick-or-treating to get some candy and meet Chanhassen firefighters. 6-8pm.

Chaska Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Grace Church Chaska Trunk-or-Treat

1981 Bavaria Rd, Chaska, MN 55318
Trunk-or-treat in the church lot plus enjoy hot beverages, a bonfire and a photo station. 3-5pm.

Eden Prairie Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Harvest to Halloween at the Barn

Riley Lake Park, 9180 Riley Lake Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Decorate pumpkins, horse-drawn wagon rides, glow dance, story stroll, scavenger hunt and other family activities. Additional activities include art stations, a scavenger hunt and awards. 1-5pm.

Edina Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Trick-or-Treat at 50th & France

50th & France, France Ave S & W 50th St., Edina, MN 55424
Enjoy trick-or-treating at local businesses in this Edina shopping district (look for the sign in the window, kids 12 & under only, please). Registration available on Eventbrite. 1-4pm. 

2024 TBA: Pumpkin Smash & Bash

Countryside Park, 6240 Tracy Ave. South, Edina, MN 55436
Bring unpainted pumpkins for games and smashing before composting. The fire department will be dropping some pumpkins from a tall ladder. 4-6pm. 

Excelsior Halloween Events

October 26, 2024: Halloween in Excelsior

Downtown Excelsior, MN 55331
Trick or Treat at businesses from 10am-2pm. Go on a self-paced scavenger hunt for a chance to win prizes.

More like this: Find More Family Scavenger Hunts!

Halloween in Hopkins

2024 TBA: Halloween in Hopkins

Main Street between 7th & 13th Avenue, Hopkins, MN 55343
Trick or Treat at businesses, take a haunted jail tour at the police department, games at the artery, spooky story walk at Cream & Amber, fun at Stages Theatre, costume contest at kiddywampus, cookie decorating at American Legion and dog costume contest at Elks Lodge Patio. 11am-2pm. FREE.

Minnetonka Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Burwell House Spooktacular Festival

Charles H. Burwell House, 13209 E McGinty Rd E, Minnetonka, MN 55305
Take a spooky scavenger hunt, do crafts, listen to the storyteller, take a tour of the Burwell House, and build and race a pirate ship. Park at St. David’s Family Center. Historic Burwell House, Minnetonka, 5-8pm. 

Richfield Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Great Pumpkin Giveaway

Fairwood Park, 6700 Logan Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423
One free pumpkin for family, face painting, treats, photo booth and giveaways. 10am-12pm.

2024 TBA: Richfield Community Trunk or Treat

Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel, 6527 Portland Avenue, Richfield, MN 55423
Bring a bag/bucket/pillowcase to collect candy from local businesses, Wear a costume, bring food donations to fill a hearse. Bring your costumed dog, too. 4pm-7pm.

2024 TBA: Spooktacular Storytime Costume Party

Augsburg Adventure Park, 7000 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55423
Part of the Augsburg Adventure Park Friday and Saturday Fun series, kids are encouraged to wear costumes and participate in a story time and open play on the playground. 10am.

Savage Halloween Events

Note: The annual Savage Halloween Bash has moved to the Paid Halloween events list in 2023.

Shakopee Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Shak-O-Lantern Festival

Downtown Shakopee, MN 55379
A fun festival for the whole family, featuring live music, vendor market, food trucks and trunk-or-treating for kids.

2024 TBA: Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Shakopee

Trick-or-treat at participating businesses along Main Street. 10am-12pm. FREE!

2024 TBA: Shakopee Spooky Family Fun Night 

Huber Park, 150 Fillmore Street N, Shakopee MN 55379
Outdoor event will include spooky games, prizes, carriage rides, trick-or-treating and activities. 4-7pm.

St Louis Park Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Howl-O-Ween

Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Dr, St Louis Park, MN 55416
A day to dress up your family and family pet and stroll through Wolfe Park. Costume contest at 2:30pm. Vendors, community organizations and prizes. 12pm-3pm.

2024 TBA: Shops at West End Great Pumpkin Festival

1640 West End Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Trick-or-treat at participating shops plus games, prizes, music, crafts, a bounce house, free balloons and free short films at the ShowPlace ICON theater. 10am-1pm.

2024 TBA: Goblins on Ice

The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Dr, St Louis Park, MN 55416
Free indoor or outdoor Halloween skating event! Free rental skates are available and costumes welcome. The event is for all ages. 12pm-1:30pm.

Waconia Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Waconia Scarecrow Tour

Waconia, MN 55387
Self-guided tour. Ballots available at area businesses. Vote for your favorite scarecrow.

Wayzata Halloween Events

2024 TBA: Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest

851 Lake St East, Wayzata, MN 55391
Join a FREE pie eating contest for prizes and bragging rights.  October 28, 2023. 11-2pm10am-10:30pm. (Great for teens)

2024 TBA: Boo Blast Celebration

1151 Wayzata Blvd, Wayzata, MN 55391
Trick or treat in downtown Wayzata., participate in in-store activities and get special deals. 11-2pm.

More Wayzata Halloween Fun (Not Free): Come early to participate in or watch the Boo Dash 5K & 1 mile races and costume contest. You can also build a pumpkin racer and participate in the Pumpkin Derby.

Halloween at Home


Free Kid-Friendly Halloween Podcast

For some free Halloween fun at home, Get FREE iTunes episodes of the Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest podcast. These kid-friendly retellings of classic Grimm fairy tales each feature a surprising twist and commentary from a classroom of kids.

Scary (or not so Scary) Games To Play Outside: If you are looking for some ways to encourage the spooky spirit of Halloween at home, our Outdoor Games article has a couple seasonally appropriate ideas: We explain how to play Ghost in the Graveyard, Hide-And-Go-Seek in the Dark (this could be an indoor game as well) and Weeping Angels in this article. All of these games are appropriate for groups of grade school kids and can be as spooky (or not) as the kids want to make it.

Halloween Themed CraftsLakeshore Learning may not have in-store crafts this year, but they have a great archive of crafts you can do at home.

Want to make Halloween fun at home?  You can find simple DIY, festive activities here. 

More Halloween Fun:
Family Guide to Twin Cities Halloween Events

4 thoughts on “Free Halloween Events In the Twin Cities – 2024”

  1. Do you have a correct link for the Firefighters museum event for 2019, the one posted is for Sunday Oct 28, 2018. 10/27/19: 2nd Annual HERO-ween | The Firefighters Hall & Museum, Minneapolis
    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. 1-4pm. note: I own the group Minnesota Resource Connection & do like to post from your site, however, I’m finding this seems to be an ongoing issue that events dates/years are not being verified before posting so I have to check each & everyone one of them, resulting in my posting directly from the source vs directing my members to your site 🙁

    1. Hi Diane. That link should take you to the home page of the Firefighters Museum, which lists the 2019 date. I see that their event page hasn’t been updated from 2018, but they are a volunteer organization. I would trust that the home page is correct date-wise and that this year’s event will be essentially the same as last year’s event. — Joy.

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