AXS: Halloween 2018 concerts and parties in Minneapolis and St. Paul

By Kevin Wierzbicki

You may be too old to go trick-or-treating but that doesn’t mean that you have to go without sweet treats on Halloween. There’s a whole bag full of Halloween fun for adults on tap in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area this year, including some great concerts, costume parties and haunted happenings. Here are some events we think you’ll really like.


Weds. Oct. 31 @ 7 p.m.

Fine Line Music Café – 318 N. 1st Ave. – Minneapolis

Be among the first to see Kiiara’s latest show; this Minneapolis stop will be only the second on her fall tour with Moroccan singer ABIR. Kiiara’s big hit “Messy” was just remixed by electronic music wizard Sweater Beats and her video for “Be Somebody” is newly released as well.


Weds. Oct. 31 @ 8 p.m.

Turf Club – 1601 University Ave. W. – St. Paul

All the cool ghouls and groovy goblins in the Twin Cities will likely be at this Halloween show by the Los Angeles-based funk and soul band. Fronted by lead vocalist Adryon de León, the big band will be showcasing music from their brand new album Reasons.


Weds. Oct. 31 @ 8 p.m.

The Armory – 500 6th St. S. – Minneapolis

Known for wearing trippy glasses, REZZ will fit right in with the Halloween crowd when she brings her show to the recently remodeled Armory in downtown Minneapolis. The Canadian DJ will keep revelers dancing and maybe, in a nod to the scary holiday, she’ll don her scissor hands.

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First Avenue’s Annual Halloween Party & Costume Contest

Weds. Oct. 31 @ 8 p.m.

First Avenue Main Room – 701 N. 1st Ave. – Minneapolis

Wear your most creative costume to this event for a chance to get in on over $1000 worth of cash prizes. You may need to take it off at some point though so you can dance all night to music by DJ Espada, DJ Keezy, Mike 2600, Sophia Eris, DJ Smitty and Roy Freedom. The event will be hosted by radio personality Giselle Ugarte.

Halloween Haunt

Sat. Oct. 27 @ 7 p.m.

Valleyfair – 1 Valleyfair Dr. – Shakopee

The Valleyfair amusement park turns into “Valleyscare” for this frightful event featuring four “scare zones” including the creepy clown-infested Carnevil: Ringmaster’s Revenge. There’ll also be haunted indoor and outdoor mazes with names like Zombie High: In the Dark and Berserkers Unleashed, and stage shows such as Blood Drums, Sinister Circus and The Awakening will add to the spooky fun. Be prepared to shriek!

For information on other fun things to do in Minneapolis and St. Paul go here