We are just “dying” to share our roundup of Halloween events in this frightfully full list of family friendly October family fun in the Twin Cities! Check back often as we’re always adding in new events. Click on the banners below to find events.
Twin Cities Trick or Treat Times
Looking for Twin Cities Trick or Treat Times? We don’t have official times here. Kids start around dusk and go until curfew. Find curfew times for your city here.
New to the Twin Cities? Get ready! Anyone who is old enough to remember the epic Halloween Blizzard of 1991 will want to reminisce. You can be ready to contribute by reading this MNOpedia article or just let your friends regale your with their stories.
FREE HALLOWEEN EVENTS
Among our free Halloween fun favorites is the BareBones Puppet Extravaganza, Halloween ComicFest, and Anoka’s Grand Day Parade. Get our huge list of free events:
PAID HALLOWEEN EVENTS
Some of the best spend-worthy Halloween fun includes the Pumpkin Express, a road trip to the Wildlife Center in Stacy for the Harvest Howl, Trick-R-Trolleys and the Bell’s Ghostly Garden. Find our big list of favorites:
Drive Thru Halloween Events
You may not have heard, but Drive Thru Events are all the rage in 2020. We’ve collected our favorites here.
Halloween Lights & Scarecrows:
Each year, some of our favorite homes with Holiday Light Displays start out the season in October with a Halloween Theme. We listed those homes here, along with some of the best community decoration events.
TWIN CITIES TRICK-OR-TREAT
If you are new to the Twin Cities, note that municipalities don’t set trick-or-treat hours around here. Expect kids from the time school releases until you turn out your porch light (maybe later). We usually see a lot of trick-or-treat events in Twin Cities grocery stores and malls, but this year, we aren’t expecting much. We’ll add them here if they start popping up. Check out both our Free Halloween Events and Paid Halloween Events for community trick-or-treat alternatives.
FOR TWEENS & TEENS
We know that Halloween for tweens and teens can be a tricky holiday to navigate. What kind of options to they have for traditional Halloween fun in the Twin Cities? We’ve got options to go out as a family as well as events done independently.
MORE HALLOWEEN FUN
Are you still putting together your family’s costume? You can find great-looking DIY ideas here.
Want to make Halloween fun at home? You can find simple DIY, festive activities here.
Or if you are looking for something a little healthier for Halloween treats, check out this article.
If you are looking for the more spooky side of Halloween, Minnesota Haunted Houses keeps a list of haunted houses and other attractions geared to adults and families with older children.