Free Halloween Events In the Twin Cities – 2022

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 — even this year. 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.

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 2022.  Please contact us with events you would like listed.


October 2022: Halloween ComicFest – Virtual Event

Not as fun as some years, in 2022 Halloween ComicFest will take place virtually over the whole month of October with access to digital comics, interviews with creators and more.

Twin Cities Trunk-or-Treat Events 2022
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Find events hosted by the Minneapolis and St. Paul Parks Departments as well as local businesses and organizations.


Oct 7, 2022Pumpkin Fest

Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Kids can paint pumpkins, listen to live music, face painting, fall treats and drinks and pick-your-own pumpkins. 4pm. FREE.  

Oct 26, 2022: Loring Park Halloween Treasure Hunt

Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN 55403.
Find the treasure, report back with the secret code and get a prizeLearn more here. 6pm-7:30pm.

Oct 27, 2022Harrison 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. Pre-Registration available

Oct 28, 2022: Trick or Treat Halloween Party

Pearl Park, 414 Diamond Lake Rd E, Minneapolis, MN, US 55419.
Trick or treat trail, costume parade, freeze dance, games and crafts. Best for kids 12 and under. Pre-registration available. 5:30-7:30pm.  

Full. Oct 28, 2022: Halloween Haunted House and Bonfire

Elliot Park, 1000 E 14th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404.
Wear your costume to a fun night of games and ghouls. Registration required. Waiting List. 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Oct 28, 2022: Midtown Global Market Trick-Or-Treat

920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
A special Family Friday edition where kids can trick-or-treat at participating market vendors. 5-7pm.

Oct 28, 2022Matthews 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. 5-6:30pm.

Full. Oct 28, 2022: Powderhorn Halloween Trick-Or-Treat

Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407.
Drop into Powderhorn in your costume for a treat and a photo op.

Oct 29, 2022: Dia De Los Muertos / Day Of The Dead Celebration

Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Celebrate Day of the Dead at this annual event from Midtown Global Market. Drop in from 12pm-5pm.

Oct 29, 2022: 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, and treats. Drop in from 3-5pm.

Oct 29, 2022: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.

Oct 29, 2022Voll-o-Ween Halloween Party

2 locations: Lynnhurst Park, 1345 W Minnehaha Parkway Minneapolis, MN 55419 AND
Creekview Park, 5001 N Humboldt Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55430
Volleyball, moonwalk, age appropriate games, activities, crafts, and trick or treats. 10am-2pm.

Oct 29, 2022Webber Park Trunk Or Treat Halloween Party

Webber Park, 4300 Webber Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55412.
Costumed kids go from trunk to trunk to collect treats. Each trunk is decorated. Games between stations. 2pm-4pm. FREE.

Oct 30, 2022: Animal Masquerade Party

Kroening Interpretive Center at North Mississippi Regional Park, 4900 N Mississippi Dr., Minneapolis, MN 55430
Play nature games, make a nature mask. Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite animal. 1pm-3pm. FREE. Registration required.

Oct 30, 2022Halloween Stroll on 13th Ave

  • Curiosity Home, 1228 NE 2nd St #3, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • Dangerous Man, 1300 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • 612 Yoga, 302 NE 2nd St Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • Matchbox Coffee, 1306 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • Curiosity, 1228 2nd Street NE, 13th Ave NE Suite 3 158, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • Squared-Up Hair, 1228 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • Nixta Tortilleria, 1222 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • Eat My Words Bookstore, 214 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • Sheridan Neighborhood Organization, 1304 University Ave NE #301, 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. FREE.

Oct 30, 2022: Do Good Spooktacular Party at Lake Monster Brewery

Lake Monster Brewing, 550 Vandalia Street, St. Paul, MN 55114
Join Do Good Diapers and Lake Monster Brewing for a fun afternoon of costumes, kids and beer. 12pm-2:30pm. FREE.

Oct 31, 2022Folwell 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. 6pm-8p:30m. FREE.

Oct 31, 2022: Windom NE Halloween Night

Windom NE Park, 2251 Hayes St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Make Windom NE a fun, extended stop on your trick-or-treat rounds. 6-8pm.

Oct 31, 2022: Windom South Monster Mash Halloween Party

Windom South Park, 5821 Wentworth Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Dress in your Halloween best for inflatables, cookie decorating, music and treats. 6-8pm.

Free St Paul Halloween Events

Sept 30, 2022: Movie in the Park: Hocus Pocus

Como Midway Picnic Pavilion, 1199 Midway Pkwy, St Paul, MN 55103
St. Paul has several Halloween-themed movies leading up to the holiday, but this PG film is the least scary of the batch. Find the rest on Twin Cities Halloween Events for Teens & Tweens.

Full. Oct 8, 2022: Pumpkin Festival

Battle Creek Rec Center, 75 Winthrop St S, St Paul, MN 55119
Pumpkin races, games, crafts and refreshments. 11am-1pm, FREE.

Oct 15, 2022: 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. FREE.

Oct 20, 2022: 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! 6-7:30pm, FREE.

Oct. 20, 2022: Palace Halloween Party

Palace Community Center, 781 Palace Ave, St Paul, MN 55102. 
Halloween party with games and crafts for kids of all ages. 6pm-8pm. Register Here.

Oct 25, 2022: Pumpkin Carving & Treats

Highwood Hills Rec Center, 2192 Londin Ln E, St Paul, MN 55119
Carve a pumpkin and share some treats. 5-6:30pm, FREE. Register here.

Oct 25, 2022: Hazel Park Trunk or Treat 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.

Oct 27, 2022: 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. 

Oct 27, 2022: MJM Halloween Bash

Martin Luther King Recreation Center, 271 N Mackubin St, St Paul, MN 55102
Merriam Park, Jimmy Lee, MLK Rec Centers celebrate together with food, games and more. Costumes encouraged. No registration required. 5-7pm.

Oct 27, 2022: 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.

Oct 28, 2022: Battle Creek Drive Thru Halloween Party

Battle Creek Rec Center, 75 Winthrop St S, St Paul, MN 55119.
Drive thru for treats and other gifts from community partners.  No registration required.  6pm-8pm.

Oct 28, 2022: 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.

Oct 29, 2022: 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. The first 24 entrants will receive a FREE French toilet golf game! While you are there, grab a cookie to celebrate Mischief’s 7th Birthday. 12pm-5pm. FREE.

Oct 30, 2022: 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. FREE. 10am-2pm.

Oct 30, 2022: Great Pumpkin Halloween Celebration

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

Oct 31, 2022: Fall Festival

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

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Includes events in Andover, Anoka, Blaine, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Fridley, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, New Hope, Osseo, Plymouth, Ramsey & Robbinsdale

Anoka Halloween Capitol of the World Events

Sept 30, 2022: Halloween Movie Night – Over the Hedge

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

Oct 2, 2022: 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 on elocation. 7pm-9pm.

Oct 7, 2022: Pumpkin Bowl

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

Oct 8, 2022: Anoka Vintage Fest

Anoka City Hall, 2015 1st Ave, Anoka, MN 55303
Halloween festival with music, food trucks and a flea market. 10am-5pm.

Oct 13, 2022Movie Night in the Park  Hotel Transylvania / Addams Family

George Green Park, 1498 S 6th Ave, Anoka, MN 55303
Bring your own chairs, blankets and snacks for a double feature of Hotel Transylvania and the Addams Family in the park. 6:30-9:30pm.

Oct 22, 2022: 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.

Oct 22, 2022: 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. FREE.

Oct 22, 2022: 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.

Oct 22, 2022: 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.

Oct 25, 2022Movie Nights in the Park – Hotel Transylvania II / Addams Family Values

George Green Park, 1498 S 6th Ave, Anoka, MN 55303
Bring your own chairs, blankets and snacks for a Halloween double feature in the park. 6:30-9:30pm.

Oct 28, 2022: 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.

Oct 29, 2022: 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.

Brooklyn Center Halloween Events

Oct 31, 2022: inTENtions Halloween Tailgate Bash

inTENtions, 69th and Humboldt Ave North Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Community Tailgate party in the parking lot, includes games, dance, crafts and trick-or-treat 5pm-7pm.

Brooklyn Park Halloween Events

Oct 29, 2022: Spooktacular & Movie

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 open house, Screening of Halloween Town to follow 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Buffalo Halloween Events

Oct 29, 2022: 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.  1-3pm.

Champlin – Temperature-Controlled Halloween

Oct 31, 2022: Indoor Trick or Treating

Bowline Apartments, 220 East River Parkway, Champlin, MN 55316
When a coat is just going to ruin your costume, trick-or-treat indoors at the Bowline Apartments in a safe, climate-controlled trick-or-treating environment. Participating apartments will have decorated doors. 5pm-7pm

Crystal (Not-So) Spooky Fun

Oct 15, 2022: Flashlight Storybook Trail

Bassett Creek Park, 5609 32nd Ave N, Crystal, MN 55422
Bring a flashlight and follow a night-time storybook trail of the book, Too Cute to Spook by Diana Aleksandrova and illustrated by Alicia Young. 6pm-8pm.

Golden Valley Halloween Events

Oct 26, 2022: 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-8pm.

Maple Grove Halloween Events

Oct 20, 2022: 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 farmers-market style treats. 3pm-6pm. FREE.

Oct 29, 2022: 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.

Osseo Halloween Events

Oct 22, 2022: Osseo Lions Halloween Event

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 games. October 22, 2022.

Plymouth Halloween Events

Oct 28, 2022: Plymouth Halloween at the Lake 

Parkers Lake Playfield, 15500 County Rd 6, Plymouth, MN 55447
Kids can get close up looks at first-responder vehicles, get treats and participate in family fun. Costumes encouraged. October 28, 2022.

Oct 30, 2022: 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. FREE.

Robbinsdale Halloween Events

Oct 7, 2022: Spooky Sanborn

Sanborn Park, 4242 Drew Avenue N. Robbinsdale, MN 55422
Trunk or Treat from 5pm-6pm; listen to No So Spooky Stories, participate in crafts  and a pumpkin carving contest; dress up for a costume contest, watch Frankenweenie. Event begins 5pm & 7pm movie.

Oct 27, 2022: 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.
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Includes events in Lake Elmo, Lino Lakes, Mahtomedi, Maplewood, Stillwater, Vadnais Heights & White Bear Lake

Lino Lakes Halloween Events


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

Mahtomedi Halloween Events


1520 Mahtomedi Ave, Mahtomedi, MN 55115-1907, United States
Games, inflatables, treats and, true to the name, a pumpkin patch! (Pumpkin prices $2-$4/each.) 9am-3pm.

Maplewood Halloween Events


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.

Stillwater Halloween Events

Oct 29, 2022: 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

Oct 28, 2022: 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. 5pm-7pm.

October 27-November 2, 2022: 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.

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White Bear Lake Halloween Events

Oct. 31, 2022: 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.

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Includes events in Afton, Apple Valley, Eagan, Farmington, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, & Woodbury.

Apple Valley Halloween Events

Oct 31, 2022: Halloween with the Jolly Pops

Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Dance and clap with the Jolly Pops in the library atrium, then trick-or-treat for stickers. Costumes encouraged. 10am-10:30am. Ages: 0–6.

Eagan Halloween Events

Oct 31, 2022: 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. 10:30-11:15 am.

Inver Grove Heights Events

Oct 1, 2022Let’s Pawty

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.  2pm-4pm. FREE.

Farmington Halloween Events

Oct 17-31, 2022: Halloween Havoc Tour

Tour through Farmington, MN 55024
Grab a map and drive past the best-dressed houses in Farmington. October 17-31, 2022.

Oct 28, 2022: 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.

Oct 28, 2022: Halloween Skate

Schmitz-Maki Arena, 114 Spruce St, Farmington, MN 55024
A FREE Skating exhibition follows the Halloween Walk with an open skate, starting at 7pm. Bring a Food Shelf donation in lieu of admission! Friday, Oct. 28 from 6-8 pm.

Hastings Halloween Events

Oct 30, 2022: Halloween Candy Crawl

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

Newport Halloween Events

Oct 29, 2022: 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.


October 29-30, 2022: Costume Contest, Giant Pumpkin Race & U-Pick Apples

Driftless Orchard, N3050 US Hwy 63, Hager City, WI 54014
Costume contest at 1 & 3pm both days. Try to roll a giant pumpkin. See who is fastest. Plus, all the usual orchard activities. 10am-6pm. 


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

Bloomington Halloween Events

Oct 14, 2022: Nickelodeon Booniverse

Mall of America, 5000 Center Ct, Bloomington, MN 55425
Featuring Koo Koo Kangaroo Live! Nickelodeon characters will be in their Halloween costumes all season 6-9pm. Rides and attractions are NOT free: Purchase ride passes here.

Oct 25, 2022: Toddler Tuesday – Nick Jr. Halloween Bash

Mall of America Rotunda, 7104 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
Trick or Treat around the Rotunda and Nickelodeon Universe and watch Nick Jr. Halloween episodes on the big screen. 11am-12pm.

Oct 27, 2022: Halloween Extravaganza

Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431
Bingo and Halloween fun. 9am-3pm. Free, but Registration Required.

Oct 30, 2022: Halloween Trick or Treat Trail

Normandale Lake Bandshell, 5901 W 84th St, Bloomington, MN 55438
Free outdoor event designed for kids pre-k to 5th grade. Kids start at the west side of the park and work their way around the trail. Little kids are encouraged to start between 2pm and 3:30pm and bigger kids after 3:30pm. Learn more and find a trail map2-5pm.

Burnsville Halloween Events

Oct 26, 2022: Halloween Storytime and Costume Parade

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). October 26, 2022.

Oct 29, 2022: 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. October 29, 2022, Noon-2pm.

Oct 30, 2022: 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. October 30, 2022. Noon-1:30pm, Free admission, $5 skate rental.

Chanhassen Halloween Events


Bandimere Park, 9290 Kiowa Trail Chanhassen, MN 55317
Second annual trunk-or-treat event in the park. Wear your costume! Register at the Eventbrite link. 2-5pm. FREE.

Chaska Halloween Events

Oct 30, 2022: 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

Oct 12, 2022: EPC Kids: Halloween Spooktacular

Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Drive Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344
Join a costume parade, make seasonal crafts, and dance. Play beanbag toss at Auntie Anne’s and find $5 Kids Meals at select restaurants. October 12, 2022, 10am-11:30am.

Oct 15, 2022: 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. October 15, 2022. 2-5pm, FREE.

Edina Halloween Events

Oct 29, 2022: Trick-or-Treat at 50th & France

France Ave S & W 50th St., Minneapolis, 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). Register ahead of time for a downloadable map. 1-4pm. 

Nov 3, 2022: Pumpkin Smash & Bash

Countryside Park, 6240 Tracy Ave. S., Edina, MN 55436
Join a pumpkin-rolling competition, then smash or bash your pumpkin to be composted.  4-6pm.

Excelsior Halloween Events

Oct 29, 2022: Halloween in Excelsior

Excelsior Brewing, 421 3rd St, Excelsior, MN 55331
Trick or Treat at businesses from 10am-2pm; Party at Excelsior Brewing 1-11pm, Kids Dance (1-4pm), Kids Costume Contest (3pm), Dog Costume Contest (4pm); live music (7pm-11pm).

Halloween in Hopkins

Oct 29, 2022: Halloween in Hopkins

The Artery, 8th Avenue South from Excelsior to Downtown
Hopkins Police Department
, 1010 1st St S, Hopkins, MN 55343
Mainstreet between 7th & 13th Avenue, Hopkins, MN 55343
Kiddywampus, 1023 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
Stages Theatre Company, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
Cream & Amber, 1605 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
American Legion, 10 12th Ave S, Hopkins, MN 55343
Elks Lodge, 30 8th Ave S, 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.

Minnetonka Halloween Events

Oct 28, 2022: 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

Oct 15, 2022: 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. Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel, Richfield.  4pm-7pm.

Savage Halloween Events

Oct 22, 2022: Savage Halloween Bash

Savage Sports Center, 13450 Dakota Ave S, Savage, MN 55378
Costumes, food, music, games, inflatables, and of course candy. This event happens rain, snow, or shine.  5pm-8pm.

Shakopee Halloween Events

Oct 1, 2022: Shak-O-Lantern Festival

Downtown Shakopee, MN 55379
NEW IN 2022! A fun festival for the whole family, featuring live music, vendor market, food trucks and trunk-or-treating for kids.

Oct 29, 2022: Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Shakopee

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

St Louis Park Halloween Events

Oct 28, 2022: Goblins on Ice

The Rec Center & ROC, 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. October 28, 2022. The Rec Center 12pm-1:30pm & The ROC 5:45pm-7:15pm.

Waconia Halloween Events

Oct 13-23, 2022: Waconia Scarecrow Tour

Waconia, MN 55387
Self-guided tour. Ballots available at area businesses. Vote for your favorite scarecrow. October 13-23, 2022.

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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 – 2022”

  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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