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!

Nickelodeon Boo-niverse

Now-October 31, 2021
Mall of America

Nickelodeon Boo-niverse is back! Celebrate the season with spinetingling fun at Nickelodeon Universe®. Meet your favorite Nickelodeon characters in their Halloween costumes and check out all our upcoming events throughout the season

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 October 2nd & 3rd, Oct 9th & 10th, and 16th & 17th, 2021!

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

October 1-November 7, 2021
The Minnesota Zoo

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is back for a second year at the Minnesota Zoo! An enchanted forest, nestled in the heart of the Zoo, plays host to this strolling exhibit. The trail features over 5,000 illuminated pumpkins of all different sizes, shapes and faces creatively carved and displayed from ground to tree-top. A variety of musical vignettes and fog make the perfect back drop for a special date night or family-friendly, fall outing!

The Great Pumpkin Fest

October 2-31, 2021
Saturdays & Sundays only

During the day, tiny terrors can join Snoopy and the rest of the PEANUTS gang for some not-so-scary Halloween activities for kids at The Great Pumpkin Fest! Enjoy your favorite rides, live entertainment and great fall activities at The Great Pumpkin Fest including Trick or Treat Street, Peppermint Patty's Corn Maze, Sally's Craft Corner, the Great Pumpkin Parade and more!

Valleyscare Halloween Haunt

October 2-30, 2021
Fridays & Saturdays Only

On select nights, the fun takes a terrifying turn as Valleyfair transforms into ValleySCARE, the upper Midwest’s largest Halloween attraction. With more than 75 rides, haunted mazes, scare zones and monsters prowling the park, there is something to satisfy everyone’s devilish desire. Not for the faint of heart! Note: Halloween Haunt activities are “Rated PG-13” and not intended for kids under 13 years of age.

Scream Town

Weekends and select weeknights October 2-31, 2021
Scream Town, Chaska MN

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

Phantom's Feast

October 16-31, 2021
Friday, Saturday & Sunday Only
Bad Manor on the Minnesota Renaissance Festival grounds

This October Jim Cunningham (The Feastmaster from The Minnesota Renaissance Festival’s Feast of Fantasy) personally invites you to join him for The Phantom’s Feast-a Ghost Hunt of Bad Manor! Long believed to be haunted Bad Manor was the site of a complete Paranormal Investigation in 2013. The findings of the Ghost Hunters will astound you! 3 separate Entities are trapped inside the walls of Bad Manor! Come hear the chilling tales of the actual Ghosts of our Festival.

The haunted history of Bad Manor will terrify and delight you this Halloween! Do you dare come? Can you survive the Séance? Are you afraid of the dark? There are only nine performances so get your Tickets now! Includes a meal, wine or beer, and a Phantom’s Feast Collectable Mug as our gift! The Phantom’s Feast! It’s the perfect way to get into the Halloween Spirit! Don’t come alone! It may be too intense for the faint of heart.

Kick-Or-Treat Indoor Soccer Tournament

October 26-31, 2021
National Sports Center

Join the NSC's 13th 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.

Twin Cities Horror Festival

October 28-31, 2021
Crane Theater

Celebrate 10 years of the Twin Cities Horror Festival. Featuring performances by Keith Hovis, Leslie Vincent, Khary Jackson, Tim Uren, Nissa Nordland Morgan, Aron Woldeslassie, John Heimbuch, Ariel Pinkerton, Kirsten Stephens, and MORE! Hosted by Erin Kennedy and Duck Washington.

Night Shade at the Bakken

October 28-31, 2021
The Bakken Museum

Demonic hosts Shady Shayla and Creepy Cindy will call forth the spirits of MINNEAPOLIS, joined by a cast of witchy misfits flipping the mix on tales from the Night Shade crypt: Watch in horror as a giant anunnaki pig has his fill of a pig themed Portlandia restaurant! Freeze in terror as the spirits of an ancient blood ritual between men and wolves is projected from a ceremonial grimoire! Claw the edge of your seat as a young boy tries to save his father's soul; and almost loses his own! Gasp as ghosts fly from an ancient manuscript and sit with YOU in the audience!

Gothess Halloween Dance Party

October 29, 2021

Halloween weekend will be exciting this year for all the Dark Babes in town! There will be plenty to do this year before most of us go into hibernation mode. So get those costumes ready for a intimate goth dance party! Just music, you and all the darkness.

Halloween Mystery Author Signing

October 29, 2021
Magers & Quinn Booksellers

Stock up on mysterious reads for your Halloween weekend! Authors Susanna Calkins, Jess Lourey, Lori Rader-Day, Shannon Baker, Marcie Rendon, Jessie Chandler, and Erica Ruth Neubauer will sign their recent work.

Halloween at Midtown Global Market

October 29, 2021
Midtown Global Market

Eat, trick or treat and be SPOOKTACULAR! Join us on October 29 at Midtown Global Market, from 5:00-7:00 pm for a fun evening. Trick or Treat through the Market. Storyteller Nicholas Pawlowski will tell an interactive story about Halloween. Costume contest for kids and adults at 6:00 pm. FREE kids craft. This is a free, family friendly event.

Seven Sins Halloween Eve Party

October 30, 2021
Seven Sushi and Steakhouse

Come out to the hottest Halloween Eve Party yet in downtown Minneapolis. Featuring djRayMills and Nick Skriblz. There will be costume prizes, drink specials, VIP bottle service and more!

Halloween & Brit's Birthday Bash

October 30, 2021
Brit's Pub

Celebrating Halloween and Brit’s turning 31! Head up to the cool vibe of the Clubhouse Lounge for the amazing Nicollet & Alcohol. Celebrate like it’s the naughty nineties again with the greatest Oasis tribute band around! As it's Halloween, dress in your best British clobber or come as your favourite Brit. Just to be sociable, they will have drink specials from Minneapolis very own Sociable Cider ($5 pints)

"Off The Hook" Halloween Festival

October 30, 2021
Doors open at 5:30pm
The Hook and Ladder Theater

An outdoor Halloween concert, with performances by Venus DeMars & All The Pretty Horses, Big Salt, Red Eye Ruby, Mad Mojo Jett, and Papersleeves DJ. Costumes Encouraged. Or Come as you Are.

Honky-tonk Halloween

October 30, 2021

A night to remember! Join Mortimers for a good ol' fashioned Halloween throw down. DJ Truckstache will be mixing it up on the ones and twos all night. Hello Heartache are going to play a set of their favorite Country classics. Cole Diamond's Tropical Depression is an Alan Jackson tribute of the highest caliber. Last but not least A Little Too Short To Be Stormtroopers will give you a healthy dose of Garth.

Flip Phone XXL: Halloween w/ Kylie Sonique Love

October 30, 2021
First Avenue & 7th St Entry

FLIP PHONE XXL: HALLOWEEN with Kylie Sonique Love (Winner of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 6) and Lady Cummeal, Cee Cee Russell, Priscilla Es Yuicy, Frozaen Pissás, and Domita Sanchez. Hosted by Tygra and Music by DJ Fancy Restaurant.

Mpls Halloween 5K, 10K & Half Marathon

October 30, 2021
Father Hennepin Park

Join us for the 5th annual Mpls Halloween Race. Take your favorite costume out for a test run and fun!

Halloween at the Haus

October 30, 2021
Bauhaus Brew Labs

Round up your crew and head to the Haus to celebrate Halloween! Freaky festivities will include: DJ-spun tunes from DJ Shane Kramer starting at 8pm, free beers for the best costumes, a special beer concoction or two, special food menu from Animales Burger Co (served ALL DAY)

Dia de los Muertos at Midtown Global Market

October 30, 2021
Midtown Global Market

Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos), is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration. One of the centerpieces of this event will be an authentic Ofrenda (altar) created from objects that remind us of loved ones who have passed on. Local artist, Monica Vega, will host a craft station to teach kids how to create one of the most recognized symbols of the holiday, sugar skulls. Traditional Dia de los Muertos food specials including $2 tamales at Salsa ala Salsa and $5 hot chocolate and Pan de Muerto (Day of the Dead Bread) at Manny’s Tortas. Arepa Bar will be offering $6 churros, and specials at many other Market restaurants. Sanchez Jewelry will be offering 10% off all sterling silver jewelry. Musician Robert Everest & Adrian Paz will be playing music. Presentation by Mexican Consul Iván Roberto Sierra Medal to the Mexican Business Community in Minnesota at Midtown Global Market. Presentation by Minnesota’s own artist and designer Luis Fitch. Mr. Fitch will be unveiling his United States Postal Stamp commemorating el Día de los Muertos to Minnesota.

Halloween Spooktacular 5k

October 30, 2021
Fulton Brewing Taproom

We are the Minnesota Brewery Running Series and we run for beer! Join us at Fulton Brewery on Saturday, Oct 30 for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this awesome North Loop taproom. Weave through the surrounding area at whatever pace you like, no matter what there’s a beer waiting for you at the finish line! What’s included?! All participants receive:FREE craft brew from Fulton Brewery, Your choice of a collector’s pint glass or seasonal swag item from the Brewery Running Series, Your chance to win sweet door prizes, like Brewery Running Series merchandise or a growler to take home, Access to event festivities, games, goodies and giveaways, Halloween Costume Contest and more!

Vampire Family Reunion: Free Halloween Extravaganza

October 30, 2021
Pryes Brewing Company

Gather your vampire fam for a bloody good Halloween bash at Pryes. Enjoy a frighteningly full day of fun inside & outside the taproom: Dress up in your vampire best all day & night to quench your eternal thirst for "Blood" Orange Miraculum infused with glitter and two different Halloween candy-infused casks on tap. Live Music starts at 5:00pm.

Halloween Murder Mystery Party

October 30, 2021
Minneapolis Cider Co.

It's that time of year again, the second annual Minneapolis Cider Co. Halloween Murder Mystery Party in their new private event space, The Haralson Room. Transport to the 1980's for a night of murderous fun.

It's 1985 and rumors of blackmail, thievery, and scandalous controversies have been circulating throughout our town’s grapevines. We all hope everybody can put aside their differences for a night of fun. If not, there may be misfortune on the horizon. This is where your story begins.

Crepes, galettes, and plenty of drinks will be available for purchase on-site. You will be contacted two weeks prior to the event with your character assignment and suggested theme to go along with your character!

Halloween Horror Night @ REM5

October 30, 2021

Welcome to Halloween Horror Night at REM5 VR Lab. They are bringing together the most terrifying VR content for ONE night only. Each Ticket includes a FREE beer token! Bonus content is available for this night only including the horror version of "The Plank" and an Oculus Go at each POD with "Face Your Fears". 8-11 pm gets you unlimited VR horror. They'll have a bar and the kitchen open too!

Costumes are encouraged, the more bloody the better, prizes awarded for best dressed.

Adult Villain Halloween Ball (21+)

October 30, 2021

Come one, come all to the Spooky Halloween Ball! Finally, a wonderfully wicked event for the queens and kings of the kingdom. Hosted by the most vile villains, join the Evil Queen, The Dragon queen and four more magical friends, this adult ball will be the most spectacular of all. Activities include: adult costume contest, a delicious (and un-poisoned) Finnegan’s Beer, tarot reading, wicked wishes, portrait stations with the Villains, live villain performance.

First Avenue's Annual Halloween Party & Costume Contest

October 31, 2021
First Avenue & 7th Street Entry

Join the best Halloween party in town. First Avenue's Annual Halloween Party and Costume Contest is back again for another year.

BeetleJUKE: Halloween Dance Party

October 31, 2021
Part Wolf MPLS

Time to conjure your inner juke god with your best costumes and some of the best DJ's! Including: Yasmeenah, Nanobyte, DIE/ASPORA, SweeTness, Palmbutta, Simba Katz. Hosted by Imani Mansfeild

*Vax cards required at the door or Negative Covid test within 72 hours

Festival de las Calaveras: Twin Cities Latinx Music & Arts Festival

October 31, 2021
E Lake St + Chicago Ave, Minneapolis

Festival de las Calaveras is a Latinx music and arts festival volunteer-organized by non-profit community group Tlalnepantla Arts. The festival is centered on the traditional and contemporary celebration of Day of the Dead, an indigenous Mexican tradition which honors the memory of ancestors and departed loved ones.

Festival de las Calaveras is composed of a series of events that take place annually in the fall and include live music, dance performance, puppet theater, visual arts exhibition, multimedia animation, spoken word, and family art-making activities.

The Sinful Table: A Culinary Cabaret

October 31, 2021
Copper Hen

Elektra Cute is teaming up with chef Marisol Herling and libation designer Emily Stoks for a culinary cabaret to satisfy the senses! For the Halloween edition, they’re pairing up the most frightfully delicious plates with haunting performances. Gather up your dinner dates and reserve your table! They'll be serving up perfect pairings of cabaret, cocktails, and culinary excellence.