Halloween comes but once a year, and it's the perfect opportunity to be someone (or something) else, for a change. Then there's the free candy, of course. Ozaukee has all kinds of fun Halloween happenings for all ages — here's the lineup!
The Haunt celebrates its 16th year of scaring people silly! Head to the fairgrounds Friday and Saturday nights between October 13th and the 28th to experience the horror, if you dare!
Monsters in the Museum at the Cedarburg Art Museum Saturday, October 14, 10-11 a.m. Donut Monster will be providing their delicious donuts to participating kiddos as they create monsters of their own at CAM. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Gothic History Tours October 20, 21 and 27 The Gothic History Tour returns for their 18th year with the Care and Feeding of Ghosts and Ghouls! This 90-minute walking tour is volunteer-led and benefits the non-profit Cedarburg Cultural Center.
Scary Bloody Mary Walk Saturday, October 21st from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Enjoy Bloody Marys while supporting the Cedarburg Friends of Parks & Recreation! Thirteen sponsor bars compete for the title of Best Bloody Mary 2023, while participants compete for Best Costume. Participants vote for Best Bloody and Best Costume to determine the winners.
Harry Potter Film Festival October 20 - November 2 Step off the streets of Cedarburg and on to the Hogwarts Express at the Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce Harry Potter Film Festival at the historic Rivoli Theatre! The festival will feature multiple showings of all eight original movies in the Harry Potter film franchise. Watch for additional ways local businesses are turning downtown Cedarburg into a mini Hogsmeade Village with costume contests, selfie stops, food & drink specials, Potter-themed window decor, and more!
Cedarburg's Enchanting Evening, Ladies Night Out Thursday, October 26, 5-8 p.m. In conjunction with the Harry Potter Film Festival, this year's Ladies Night Out promises a magical evening of fun for participants!
The Cracked Cauldron Beer Garden at the Cedarburg Art Museum Thursday, October 26, 5-8 p.m. In conjunction with the Harry Potter Film Festival, look for the cracked cauldron in the front of the museum and follow the driveway to find the magically hidden garden! Visitors will enjoy the floating candles, wizarding photo opportunities on the CAM Stage, and libations from the Lakefront Brewery Tap House (beer, wine, NA beverages, and specialty cocktails). This is a family-friendly event, with treats for all ages!
Fall Festival at First Immanuel Lutheran School Friday, October 27, 5-8 p.m. Join First Immanuel Lutheran School for their annual free Fall Festival! Trunk-or-Treat, Hay Rides, Costume Contest, Food, Inflatables, Music, Games, and more! The whole community is invited!
Pumpkin Walk Tuesday, October 31st from 5-9 p.m. The Pumpkin walk is truly Halloween fun for the whole family. Jack-o-lanterns line Washington Ave., and many of the main street businesses offer treats and specials for those who wander through.
Nightmare on Elm Street & Business Trick-or-Treat Thursday, October 26, 4-8 p.m. From 4-6 p.m., trick-or-treat at participating businesses, then head over to Village Park where Food Trucks in the Park meets Dead Man's Carnival! This family-friendly event features a fun stage show with music, vaudeville and circus acts. A large selection of food trucks and beverages will be available.
Pumpkin Carving & Spooky Cave Tour Saturday, October 21, 11-4 at Foxtown Brewing Enjoy Halloween movies, drink and snack specials for adults and kids, and more!
Habitat Haunting at the Mequon Nature Preserve Saturday, October 29, noon-2. Come dressed in your costume and hike the Streich Family Wetlands trail system! Stop at different stations along the way and receive candy and other goodies. Play some yard games and run around Marty's Playspace when you are all done! Leashed dogs are welcome (have them dress up too!).
Fall into Grafton Saturday, October 7, 10-4 Scaled down from last year, Fall Into Grafton returns with its famous Bank Five Nine Pumpkin Derby and more!
Music Market at Paramount Plaza Sunday, October 15, 1-5 Live music, raffle prizes, and a Halloween Costume Contest for all!
Haunted History with the Grafton Historical Society Thursday, October 26, 6-8 p.m.
Spend an evening with Tea Krulos, an expert on all things haunted, for a spine-chilling presentation on the spooky stories and dark tales of Grafton and the Milwaukee areas.
Trails & Treats Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21 at Riveredge A non-spooky night of fall family fun as you hike a mile loop of our trails and visit education stations featuring some costumed woodland creatures along the way! While there, these new friends will entertain and educate you about their habits and habitats, and give you some candy-free treats while they're at it!
Saukville Scare 5K Run/Walk Saturday, October 21, 9 a.m. - noon at Grady Park in Saukville, this family-friendly Halloween-themed event benefits the Saukville Elementary School free breakfast program.
Living Hope Lutheran Church Trunk-or-Treat Sunday, October 29, noon - 2 p.m. Join Living Hope Lutheran Church for a Trunk or Treat! Bounce House, Brat Fry, and candy, of course!
Doggy Costume Parade & Contest Thursday, October 19th from 5-7 p.m. Who doesn't love a parade of dogs? Especially dogs dressed in costumes! The parade starts at 5 at the Heart of the Harbor and the contest will take place thereafter. No need to register your dog. Just come on down with a well-dressed pup to enter!
Witches Night Out Thursday, October 19th from 5-8 p.m. Check out Port's newest businesses, catch the doggy parade, and enjoy a fun evening with your witches at Port's Halloween-themed Ladies Night Out!
Halloween at the Y Friday, October 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The whole community is invited to enjoy spooky games, crafts, bounce houses, and more, as well as an open swim. Costumes are encouraged for this event!
Huntin' for Pumpkins Friday, October 27, 5-7 p.m. Kids will get a chance to hunt for the perfect pumpkin in Upper Lake Park and one lucky child who finds the great golden pumpkin will receive a special treat! There will also be a spooky maze, photos from VIP, hot cider, a spooky story walk present by W.J. Niederkorn Library, and more! Pre-Registration is required.
Trunk-or-Treat & Chili Dump at Christ the King Lutheran Saturday, October 28, 4-7 p.m. Costumes encouraged and the community is invited to join CTK for some Halloween fun!
Downtown Trick-or-Treating in Port Saturday, October 28th from 12-3 p.m.. Wear your best costume and visit businesses downtown!
Booo! at the Barn Saturday, October 28th from 8-11:30 p.m. Join Buechler Farms for an Adults Only Costume Party, featuring Live Music by Sonic Circus, prize for the best costume, a photo booth, snacks, 50/50 Raffle and more!
Halloween Opportunities Outside of Oz
The Forgotten Girl at First Stage October 20 - November 12 Families with children ages 10 and up can experience a powerful, and a little bit spooky, tale of history, forgiveness, friendship, and redemption at Wisconsin's best theater for families and young children.
Happily Haunted Gardens at Bookworm Gardens in Sheboygan October 15-29, 5-8 p.m.
Join Bookworm Gardens for not-so-spooky family fun! There will be thousands of twinkling lights, stories, scavenger hunts, a pumpkin walk and costumes galore!
Renaissance Theaterworks presents WITCH though November 12th at Next Act Theatre in downtown Milwaukee, for adult audiences.
Night of the Living Opera with Milwaukee Opera Theatre through November 5th at the Broadway Theatre Center in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.
Dracula with the Milwaukee Ballet through October 29th at the Marcus Performing Arts Center.
Trick-or-Treating in Oz