Are you ready to get into the Halloween Spirit? We’ve compiled a list of all the best Halloween events happening in the northwest metro between now and Halloween night. From scary haunted houses to kid-friendly bouncy houses, these events have it all!
Andover: Halloween Costume/Trick Contest
Date: Saturday, October 30 Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: 6111 Hwy 10 N Suite 400, Ramsey, MN 55303
Who says dogs can’t enjoy Halloween too? AQK9’s Halloween Costume/Trick Contest is bound to be a fantastic event! Well-behaved dogs and their owners are invited to strut their stuff and show off their best tricks for a chance to win prizes. A panel of judges will award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for best costume and best tricks. Learn more and register your dog HERE.
2. Anoka: Spooktacular Carnival
Date: Saturday, October 30 Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: 1523 S 5th Ave, Anoka, MN 55303
One of Anoka’s long-running events is back: the Spooktacular Carnival! The Anoka Women of Today
have always succeeded at creating a super fun event, and this year should be no different. The carnival will be held in all four gyms at the Anoka Middle School-Fred Moore Campus with various games, prizes, bouncy houses, crafts, and much more to enjoy. Several vendors will be serving Halloween-themed food as well. Following the carnival, stick around for the Grand Day Parade at 1 p.m. Learn more about the Spooktacular Carnival HERE
3. Big Lake: Halloween Weekend
Date: October 22 – 24 Time: 1 p.m. Location: 16884 Park Blvd SE, Big Lake, MN
While Anoka is known for being the Halloween capital of the world, Big Lake doesn’t shy away from the Halloween events either. They have packed one weekend full of various Halloween events guaranteed to entertain and frighten the whole family. Learn to make special Halloween recipes, attend a pub crawl, walk through a haunted house, enjoy family-friendly events, or dance the night away at a Halloween party. Whatever event best suits you and your family, Big Lake has it all. Learn more about the individual events here.
4. Blaine: Kick-or-Treat
Date: October 26 – 31 Time: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: 1700 105th Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Join the National Sport’s Center for their 13th Annual Halloween Kick-or-Treat event October 26 – 31. This indoor soccer tournament is a non-sanctioned tournament and accepts all teams who want to play. All players, regardless of age and skill level, are welcome and encouraged to wear costumes. In addition to the soccer tournament, the NSC will award the best-dressed for the costume contest. Learn more information or register your team HERE.