2022 Halloween Events and Things to Do in The Twin Cities


Even though Halloween falling on a Monday this year might seem like the spookiest part of the season, don’t let the holidays slip away. Grab the chance to engage in one of these spooky festivities across the Twin Cities this year.

Minnesota Zoo Jack-O-Lantern Show: Bring the family for a stroll past thousands of meticulously carved pumpkins. Until November 5; $18-24; Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; www.mnzoo.org

Rocky Horror Picture Show: Calling all movie fans obsessed with cult classics for this 18+ outdoor screening at Harriet Island. Dress warmly, pack an extra blanket, and enjoy a snack or two from one of the on-site food trucks. Twilight, October 21; Harriet Island Target Stage 110 Harriet Island Road, St. Paul; 651-292-7010

Twin Cities Paranormal Society Cocktail: Listen to the Twin Cities Paranormal Society with a drink in hand as they reveal their findings regarding Lexington’s haunted past and other locations. Tickets include two cocktails and assorted appetizers. 6-9pm October 23; $75; The Lexington, 1096 Grand Ave. S, St. Paul; 651-289-4990; thelexmn.com

Gangster Ghost Tour: Come in, fellas and ghouls; it’s time to greet some ghosts. Once a year, the ghosts of infamous gangsters come to life at the Landmark Center. Meet for a space tour through their eyes. 6 p.m. Oct. 26; $10; Landmark Center, 75 5th St. W., St. Paul; 651-292-3225; landmarkcenter.org

Barebones Halloween Show: Bundle up and bring your own chair to sit and enjoy the 29th Annual Barebones Puppets Extravaganza. The puppet show will include stilts, dancing, music, fire and an array of puppets. 7pm-8pm from October 28 to 31; $20; Midtown Greenway, 2828 11th Ave., Minneapolis; barebonespuppets.org

Gnome Festival: Garden gnomes might not be your thing, but you’d be hard-pressed not to find something at Gnomefest at the Gnome Pub with La Chouffe beer. Party in the parking lot, sample an unreleased beer, and listen to live music while you’re there. Gnome costumes optional but encouraged. 3pm-8pm, Oct 29; The Gnome Pub, 498 Selby Ave., St. Paul; 651-219-4231; thegnomepub.com

Monster Bash Halloween Music Festival: Sip hot apple cider beer and have a guaranteed good time at this event presented by Lake Monster Brewing and The Current. The musical lineup includes Ellis Cleve, Run Westy Run, Lazer Beak, NUR-D and DJ Joshua Berwald. 12pm-11pm on October 29; $9; Lake Monster Brewing, 550 Vandalia St. #160, St. Paul; 612-808-8662; vitalculture.com

All Hallows Eve: Join Jeremy Messersmith for a musical celebration of life, love and death at the Fitzgerald. All ages are welcome. 8 p.m. Oct. 29; $25; The Fitzgerald, 10 East Exchange St., St. Paul; 612-338-8388; axs.com

crawl and crawl: Between unlimited food and beer, costume contests, croque-monsieur contests and more, you won’t want to miss this 21+ evening. Co-hosted by Labor Kitchen and New Brewing, other food vendors include Dream Creamery and Pig Ate My Pizza. 5-10 p.m. October 29; $79; New Brewing, 4124 W. Broadway Ave., Robbinsdale; 763-537-7267; workkitchen.com

BOOnion Repository: Grab the family, put on your best costumes, and head to the Union Depot waiting room for a day of spooky fun. Activities include pumpkin crafts, face painting, a DJ and dance area, concessions via Deb’s Hot Dogs and Spinning Wylde Cotton Candy, and candy bar opportunities. The first 500 children under 12 will receive a free bag of candy. 10am-2pm 30 Oct; 214 4th St. E., St. Paul; 651-202-2700 uniondepot.org

Spooky Halloween Show: All ages are welcome to the Minnesota Children’s Museum Halloween pageant. Explore the museum, make sweets, play carnival games, participate in themed crafts and more. Tickets include museum admission and a bag of sweets. 6-9pm on October 30; $18; Minnesota Children’s Museum, 10 W. Seventh St, St. Paul; 651-225-6000; mcm.org

Great Pumpkin Halloween Festival: A costume parade, crafts, a just-for-kids DJ and treats await you at this daytime celebration at the Landmark Center. All ages are welcome. 1pm-3pm, Oct 30; Landmark Center, 75 5th St. W., St. Paul; 651-292-3225; landmarkcenter.org

Haunted Disco: Try to win one of the many cash prizes at the annual First Ave Costume Contest. Or just let loose and have fun with live entertainment including DJ Rowsheen, DJ Michael Grey, Izzie Pi, Chico Chi and DJ Smitty. 8 p.m. Oct. 31; $15; First Avenue, 701 N. First Avenue, Minneapolis; 612-338-8388; first-avenue.com


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