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.
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.
Overwhelmed by all there is to do in the Twin Cities during Halloween-time? Start with our Top 10 Halloween Events for Kids guide!
FREE HALLOWEEN EVENTS
Among our free Halloween fun favorites is the BareBones Puppet Extravaganza, Halloween ComicFest, and Anoka’s Grand Day Parade:
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:
HALLOWEEN IN THE PARKS
Our wonderful parks offer kid-friendly Halloween events all over the Twin Cities. Some of our favorites include pumpkin carving (leave the mess there), bonfires and learning to dance to Thriller at Thrill Kenwood.
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). The trick-or-treat events below happen at Twin Cities grocery stores and malls.
Costume story times are a great way to get some extra use out of your preschooler’s costume. We also include library Halloween events for bigger kids on this list.
HALLOWEEN 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.
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.