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Family-Friendly Halloween Options

Halloween is a beloved holiday filled with spooky fun and creative costumes, but it doesn’t have to be all about frights and scares. Families with young children or those simply looking for a more wholesome Halloween experience can still enjoy this festive time of year. In this blog, we’ll explore a range of family-friendly Halloween options that offer a perfect mix of fun, creativity, and a touch of spooky without crossing into terrifying territory. So, grab your pumpkins and candy bags because it’s time to make some memories!

Halloween Hoopla – Held at the Shawnee Park Center on Friday, October 27, this event for kids includes a costume contest and other fun Halloween activities like pumpkin decorating and even pumpkin bowling! This event is for children 12 and under. Tickets are sold at the door at a price of $5.

Spooky Market – The Cape Riverfront Market turns into the “Spooky Market” for this Halloween-themed event held on Saturday, October 28 from 8 am to noon. The Spooky Market will offer henna tattoos & tarot card readings! There will also be a pet costume contest and an adult and child costume contest.

Howl-o-Ween Trunk or Treat – This one is for the WHOLE family, including the pets! Held at Busch Pet Products & Care on October 21, this event features local trunks (vendors) tailored to the pet industry and even Halloween pet portraits! Find out more here.

Other than local events, you can always create family fun of your own by painting pumpkins at home, trick-or-treating with family and friends or even having a Halloween baking party making Halloween-themed treats together!

Halloween doesn’t have to be a holiday reserved for the bravest of souls. With these family-friendly Halloween options, you can create lasting memories, encourage creativity, and enjoy the enchantment of the season without the frights. Whether you’re carving pumpkins, crafting costumes, or indulging in delicious treats, there’s a delightful Halloween activity for every family to enjoy together. So, embrace the spirit of Halloween and make it a magical experience for your loved ones!

For more events in town, be sure to visit our Events page for shopping, tours, attractions and more!

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