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10 events to check out in Milwaukee this Halloween weekend

Posted at 9:31 PM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 22:31:11-04

MILWAUKEE — From Día de Muertos, to a not-so-scary Halloween, there is truly something ghouly for everyone this weekend in Milwaukee. Visit Milwaukee's Lindsey McKee has the scoop.

  • Day of the Dead: Day of the Dead is a fun Mexican tradition that celebrates those family and friends who are no longer with us. Taking place at the Mitchell Park Domes, visitors can enjoy mariachi music, dance performances, crafts, characters in costume, face painting, and a photo booth. The Desert Dome will be filled with orange marigolds, candlelight, and colorful decorations so it's sure to be a beautiful sight.
  • Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini: Harry Houdini died on Halloween in 1926. Since then, people have been trying to cross the veil and prove the spiritual afterlife exists. This year, Jewish Museum Milwaukee will try to connect with Houdini in the state where he learned the tricks of his trade. Perhaps Houdini will even make another appearance!
  • Milwaukee Food & City Tours' Ghouls & Spirits Trick or Treat: You heard that right. Hop on a bus as you take a tour of Milwaukee bars and restaurants dressed as your ghoulish self.
  • Gatsby 1920s Halloween Party at Bugsy's Back Alley Speakeasy: This Saturday, step back to the roaring '20s for a costume contest and champagne!

Other freaky events:

  • Gothic Milwaukee's Classic Tour
  • Not So Scary Halloween at Betty Brinn Museum (Friday)
  • Boogie Bash and Trick or Treat at Bayshore Town Center (Friday)
  • Spooktacullah at NO STUDIOS (Friday)
  • Halloween Party at North South Club (Saturday)

For more information on how to get into the Halloween spirit this weekend and next, head over to Visit Milwaukee's website.