Halloween Happenings

Get ready to experience creepy, crawly, eerie, ghoulish and frightening Halloween fun in Minneapolis! You can get your fix of all things Halloween at our corn mazes, pumpkin patches, breweries and more. Check out our favorite social distance friendly Halloween events.

While you're here, be sure to check out the Halloween Capital of the World, Anoka, MN!

Afton Apple Orchard and Pumpkin Patch

Now open 7 days a week through Halloween
Afton Apple Orchard

Enjoy and explore the 250+ acres, producing Minnesota grown of apples, pumpkins, strawberries and raspberries. Venture into the 15-acre corn maze or take a hayride into the orchard for apple picking! Don't miss their apple festival September 26th & 27th, Oct 3rd & 4th, and 10th & 11th, 2020! General admission is $5 for ages 5 and older, and $4 for ages 4 and under.

Scream Town

Weekends and select weeknights October 2 - November 1, 2020
Scream Town, Chaska MN

7 scary attractions including Crop Spawn, Santa's Slay, Ludicrous Labyrinth, Zombie Apocalypse CDC, Circus Asylum, and more.

Wabasha Street Cave Tours

Ghosts & Graves: October 3, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 and 30, 2020
Times vary for both tours
Wabasha Street Caves, St. Paul

Get in the Halloween Spirit with Wabasha Street Cave's Ghosts & Graves Tours. There are walking and bus tours that include stories of haunted sites, murders and cave visits.

Disney Villains Drag Brunch

October 11, 2020
CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar

Scar. Ursula. Cruella de Vill. Maleficent. Jafar. Gaston. The Evil Queen. Join all the baddies as we celebrate Halloween. COSTUMES ARE ENCOURAGED. This is an all ages event. Join us for a socially distanced drag brunch. The plan is to have the show on the rooftop, but it if it's too cold or raining, we will move the show to the main level of Crave. All are welcome!

Deadly Drive-in

October 15-17, 2020
October 22-24, 2020
October 29-31, 2020
Rosedale Shopping Center

Imagine being trapped inside of your car while ghosts, goblins, and other things that go bump in the night torment you and your fellow passengers. The Deadly Drive-In is the Twin Cities’ brand new terrifying socially distanced haunted experience. You and up to six of your brave friends will encounter bloodcurdling ghouls, all from the comfort and safety of your own car with your windows rolled up. This experience is not for the faint of heart, as there will be blood. Can you survive the evening trapped in complete darkness? You never know what goes bump in the night.

Tickets go on sale September 17th.

Witchcraft & Wizardry Minneapolis

October 17, 2020
Outside in Minneapolis

Wands at the ready detectives! A spell-binding new adventure game is coming to Minneapolis on the 17th of October 2020 - and your team of mystery-solving wizards can join the fun! Transporting you into a fantasy world of witchcraft and wizardry, our enchanting outdoor adventure game will take your team on a magical journey all across town. Can your team of wizards unravel the mystery and crack the case in time? You’re a wizard, hurry! Grab your ticket today and don’t miss out on the most fun-filled day you’ll have with your friends all year!

Kick-Or-Treat Indoor Soccer Tournament

October 20-25, 2020
National Sports Center

Join the NSC's tenth annual Halloween Kick-or-Treat Indoor Soccer Tournament. Kick-or-Treat is a non-sanctioned tournament and accepts all teams, which include: club, intraclub, tournament teams or even just a group of friends who want to play.

Spooky Science: Halloween at the Bell Museum

Various days starting October 21, 2020-November 1, 2020
Bell Museum

You want spooky Halloween? The Bell Museum has got it all! In-museum demos include sheep brain dissections, owl pellet exploration, and flesh eating beetle meet-and-greets! Also check out a new installation in the Touch & See Lab with a skull and skeleton focus, which also features some especially weird and wonderful specimens from the museum's collection.

In addition, there will be virtual programming throughout the time leading up to Halloween with a virtual trick or treat. Get virtual treats like a skull pic, sketching bat specimens, or a downloadable mask!

Plus, in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium, enjoy Minnesota Spooky Skies: zombies (satellites) and ghosts (nebulae) and demons (stars), oh my!


October 24, 2020
5pm-7pm, 7pm-9pm
Northrup King Building

Join the Northrup King Buidling for an art filled and socially distanced evening! Door prizes for the most colorful, creative, all the while still fun-ctional masks and hats. Two sessions available, 5pm to 7pm and 7pm to 9pm. This enormous art complex is the largest in the Midwest, with generous space for social distancing. Tickets are limited.

Burn and Brew's at Lakes and Legends

October 24, 2020
Lakes & Legends Brewing Company

Join YogaFit Burn instructors Megan and Claire for a Halloween themed YogaBurn class at Lakes and Legends Brewing Company. Costumes are encouraged! YogaBurn will be a 50 minute fitness class focused on body weight exercises, with a yoga warm up and cool down. The event is $15, and includes a beer! RSVP is required, the event will be capped at 40 students to allow for social distancing.

Boom Island Goes to Hogwarts

October 24, 2020
Boom Island Brewing Company

Hop on your broomstick and fly on over to Boom Island Brewing as we transform our taproom into Hogwarts! Wizard attire highly encouraged, but if you prefer, you may dress in Muggle manner. Expect potions crafted by our Brewmaster & Non Alcoholic Butter Beer (Northern Soda Butterscotch Root Beer). Always family-friendly!

Twin Cities Horror Festival - Virtual

October 29-31, 2020

The Twin Cities Horror Festival will be streaming five spine-tingling tales into your home.

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat

October 29, 2020
Mall of America

Join the American Cancer Society for the first ever Trunk-or-Treat event to provide children of all ages with a safe space to have their Halloween fun!

Over 20 decorated trunks will line the Mall of America NorthParking Lot (east of IKEA off of 24th Ave S and Lindau Ln) while cars drive-thru the event and pick up candy at each trunk! All candy will be individually packaged and a safe social distance will be maintained at all times. There will be a free professional photo booth where you can exit your car and take photos to show off your Halloween costumes! We will also have a food truck available with delicious food to go.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the American Cancer Society #GoldTogether Champions campaign to fight back against childhood cancer. Get your tickets today!

JXTA Jack-O-Lantern Plaza Takeover & Contest

October 30, 2020
Juxtaposition Arts

Com out to JXTA's skate-able art plaza for a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween takeover! This free event will have individually wrapped candy for trick-or-treaters, a Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin decorating contest. Masks & social distancing will be enforced. CASH PRIZES for Jack-O-Lantern contest winners - $100, $50, and $25 for first, second, and third places.

Evento virtual: Día de los Muertos

October 30, 2020 - November 2, 2020
Online Event by Minneapolis Institute of Art

This year, for the health and safety of our community, Día de los Muertos will be a virtual experience. Join us online the weekend of Friday, October 30 – Monday, November 2, to celebrate this meaningful holiday. The virtual community festival will feature artist interviews, performances, videos of celebrations from Minnesota to Ecuador, and other interactive elements.

Haunted Halloween Dinner

October 31, 2020
5:00pm, 8:30pm
Erte & The Peacock Lounge

Grab a costume and join Erte & The Peacock Lounge for a thrilling evening!! Their haunted dining room will be transformed for a one of a kind encounter. The Chef will feature a 4 course candlelight dinner and ghost stories will be shared! Find out for yourself if they are actually HAUNTED! Umm, who lit that Candle?!? Did we mention that the building began as a MORTURARY back in 1916?

There will be two seating for this experience: 5:00pm & 8:30pm.

First Avenue's Annual Halloween Party & Costume Contest

October 31, 2020
First Avenue & 7th Street Entry

Nothing could be scarier than 2020, so we couldn’t let Halloween pass without marking the occasion. Our annual costume contest can’t be missed, so First Avenue has reconfigured the classic Halloween night out with seated tables, timed entry, and safe costume contest entry. A very limited number of group and individual tickets will be sold for the event.

Diá de Los Muertos & Halloween at Midtown Global Market

October 31, 2020
Midtown Global Market

Midtown Global Market will be the place to be for people of all ages to enjoy both the traditional Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and Halloween. These events are free and open to the public. Midtown Global Market welcomes the public to come and support our independent business owners.

Howl-O-Ween at Sociable Cider Werks

October 31, 2020
Sociable Cider Werks

Back at it again! Time for yet another year of doggy dress-up and tail waggin' fun. Bring your pooch to the taproom in their best Halloween garb for our favorite party of the year...Howl-o-Ween. There will be tasty doggie treats (and human prizes too) for the top three best dressed (as chosen by Sociable staff).

Halloween Party @ Exchange

October 31, 2020
The Exchange & Alibi Lounge

Costume Party at Exchange! It's time for the craziest Halloween party of the year! LifeOfQues' Costume Party! Come dressed in your best costume to win your share of the $800 prize pool! The party is hosted by H Dot and has sounds by DJ YS! According to Minnesota state guidelines, you must wear a facemask and adhere to social distancing.

Fulton Brewery Halloween Spooktacular

October 31, 2020
Fulton Brewing Taproom

We are the Minnesota Brewery Running Series and we run for beer! Join us for our Halloween Spooktacular 5k fun run at Fulton Brewery on Saturday, October 31 @ 11AM. Weave through the surrounding area at whatever pace you like, no matter what there’s a beer waiting for you at the finish line!

Monster Dash Marathon, 10L & 5K

October 31, 2020
Races begin at 8:30am
St. Paul

The Monster Dash course in St. Paul is fast, beautiful and entertaining. Challenge yourself to run the distance in costume and you could be the winner of the Monster Dash Costume Contest. Be sure to stay afterwards for the Post-Race Party!

Halloween at the Haus

October 31, 2020
Bauhaus Brew Labs

Reservations will be required, but the festivities will include:
- Parlour Food Truck will be slinging burgers from 2-9pm Tapping a special
- HARIBOO MUMMY BEAR SOUR beer, available until it lasts
- Giving out free beers for the best costumes