October events around the Twin Cities you don't want to miss!

aaron-huber-449730-unsplashFall fun is in full swing and we couldn't be more excited! Check out what spooky themed events will be taking place in the Twin Cities area throughout this month of October.

Minneapolis

Hullabaloo 2018

Where: Indeed Brewing Company      When:  October 6th - 7th    Cost:  $1 Entry Fee

Spend the first weekend of October enjoying some fall festivities for a great cause! This event includes live music, exclusive beer releases, Blue Door Pub food, and more. All proceeds will be benefiting the Indeed giving program, Indeed We Can, so come with cash to support this great cause!

CalaverasFest Twin Cities Latinx Music Festival

Where: La Doña Cervecería     When:  October 13th    Cost:  $10

Come celebrate Dia de los Muertos with live music, art pieces, various crafts on sale, and delicious food! This event is 18+ and will go from 5:30 PM until 12:45 am. Be prepared to have a fun night of celebrating!

The Great Candy Run

Where: Veterans Park      When:  October 14th    Cost:  $30

Spend some family fun while exercising in a sweet way! This 5K welcomes all ages to come enjoy a candy themed course along Veterans Park in Richfield. With the encouragement of dressing up, prizes will be given to those in the best costume. Games, activity stations, face painting, and refreshments will also be there to add to the fun.

Saint Paul 

Saint Paul Art Crawl

Where: Downtown Saint Paul      When:  October 12th - 14th    Cost:  Free

The St. Paul Art collective has been creating and protecting local art since 1977, come view and contribute to their initiatives of protecting artists work spaces while attending their annual Art Crawl. Artists from more than nine Saint Paul neighborhoods will be featured. Come understand the crucial role artists play in the Twin Cities while viewing some amazing pieces!

The Great Pumpkin Halloween Festival

Where: Landmark Center      When:  October 28th    Cost: Free

Enjoy an afternoon at the Landmark Center for costume contests, entertaining music, various crafts, spooky face painting, and more! There will also be a costume parade with candy being handed out. This is a fun Halloween event for the entire family to enjoy!

Stillwater

Rivertown Fall Art Festival

Where: Lowell Park     When: October 6th - 7th    Cost: Free

Come enjoy some Midwest artists on a cool afternoon. This event will display high-end art pieces, custom jewelry, hand-thrown pottery, blown glass, beautiful paintings, unique photographs, and more! Along with great art work, spend time listening to live music, shopping downtown Stillwater, enjoying delicious food, or grabbing a drink at the beer tent. With an event that attracts over 10,000 Midwest people, you don't want to be the one to miss out on the fun!

Harvest Fest & Giant Pumpkin weigh-off

Where: Lowell Park     When: October 13th - 14th    Cost: Free

In the heart of fall, this festival showcases beautiful autumn colors and many pumpkin traditions, including the Minnesota region's largest pumpkin contest. Come ready to eat and drink because the locals will be providing homemade pumpkin baked goods, chili cook-off, beer garden, and wine tasting. Activities of the giant pumpkin boat race, live music, tractor pull, face painting, kids costume contest, and more will happen throughout the weekend. This year the festival will be committed to supporting local charities as well!

Wayzata

Wayzata's Boo Blast & Boo Dash

Where: Lake Street     When: October 27th    Cost: Free

Come grab some candy while trick-or-treating in the stores of downtown Wayzata! There will also be in-store activities, great specials, and various goodies for everyone. The event will take place from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, so make sure you have a great costume prepared!

 Anoka

98th Annual Halloween Grande Parade

Where: Main Street and Fifth Avenue    When: October 27th    Cost: Free

Don't miss out on one of the largest Halloween events of the season in the Halloween capital of the world, Anoka! This parade tradition dates back to the 1920s, full of spooky floats and lots of sweets. The fantastic event will take place at 1:00 PM on the Saturday before Halloween. Come before, and stay after for even more parade fun with the Anoka locals!

Shakopee

ValleySCARE

Where: Valleyfair     When: Weekends in October   Cost: Starting at $32

Halloween inspired fun during the day and frightening adventures by night, occurs once again this fall season. Throughout the weekend of October visit Valleyfair for more than just their typical, exciting amusement park. The 75+ rides, attractions, and entertainment will provide fun for everyone, and at night time about 400 creatures will occupy the space providing a spooky scare for those in search of one. ValleySCARE is a great way to step into the haunted themed season.

 

These are only a few of the wonderful fall events happening in the metro area. For more updates make sure to connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin, as we will be constantly updating those with activities throughout the season. We hope everyone has a fun and safe October!

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