2017 Halloween events around Milwaukee and southeast Wisconsin
From haunted houses to costumes and hayrides
3:51 PM, Oct 12, 2017
3:52 PM, Oct 12, 2017
From haunted houses and trails to costumes and hayrides, there are a wide-range of events happening around Milwaukee County and southeastern Wisconsin this Halloween season. Here's just a sampling of the available activities:
29th Annual “Halloween Haunts” at Wehr Nature Center in Whitnall Park
When: October 19, 20, and 21 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Details: Costumed guides will lead a humorous, educational and slightly spooky trek along a jack-o-lantern-lit trail. During the event designed for families with children age 4-10, characters will talk about the connection between humans and nature’s misunderstood Halloween creatures.
Admission: Advance ticket purchase is required. Ticket prices are $10 for non-Milwaukee County Residents and $7 for Milwaukee County Residents and members of Friends of Wehr.
Halloween Haunts Matinee: A special daytime version of Halloween Haunts will be held at 2:30 p.m.on October 21. Designed for families and groups, the matinee event will feature a self-guided walk into a Wetland Wonderland complete with costumed characters and special effects.
Pre-Event Pumpkin Carving: October 18 from 9 a.m. until all pumpkins are carved.
Details: The Tropical Dome will be transformed into a spooky site for ghosts, while the Desert Dome will become a place to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, or the day of the dead. Upon entering the dome each child will receive a starter bag of trick or treat candy. Everyone attending is encouraged to come in costume.
Admission: $8 per person; children age 2 and under are free.
Details: Friends of the Pulaski-Cudahy Park will offer free treats for kids at the park's pavilion that will be decorated for the season. Pumpkins, as well as food, will be available for purchase. Center Park is located at 5400 Swift Avenue.
Details: Friends of the Center Street Park offer a full day of family activities. The event opens with pumpkin carving, scarecrow building and arts and crafts. At 2:30 p.m. there will be a pumpkin chunkin' event. Food will be available for purchase.
"Night of the Ghost Train" on Oak Leaf Trail and Capitol Drive
When: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. October 31
Details: Night of the Ghost Train will feature a kid's costume contest, a walk across the tracks of the phantom train and a reading of a winning ghost-train story. The event is sponsored by Corner Bakery, Culver's and North Shore Bank and will begin at Corner Bakery at 1005 E. Capitol. Free treats are available while supplies last.
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Milwaukee at Walker's Point
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 28
Details: A variety of activities are planned to celebrate and honor the lives of a loved one who has passed. Activities include a traditional procession at 2 p.m. in which participants are encouraged to walk with a framed photo of a loved one who has passed. A walk/run is scheduled for 10 a.m. Food is available for a charge.
Details: Calling all ghost and goblins! Enjoy all-day trick-or-treating with the animals at the Racine Zoo. Activities include making your own edible spooky snacktivity, crafts and find and meet special creepy crawlers.
Admission: Boo at the zoo is included with regular zoo admission.
Details: The Cedarburg Chamber's Pumpkin Walk is a community-wide event that celebrates all things Halloween. Bring your carved pumpkins to light up the street. Wear your costumes and creep down Washington street to view the glowing pumpkins!
When: 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct 13 & 14 Details: Jack-O-Lanterns will cover Field Park for walkers to enjoy. At 8 p.m. the film Demon with the Atomic Brain will be shown outside on the baseball diamond. As in previous years, businesses will compete for the best display. Admission: $2 for adults $1 for children under 12 years old. Click here for more information