4 Kid-Friendly Halloween Activities in the Twin Cities

4 Kid-Friendly Halloween Activities in the Twin CitiesBoo! Who’s ready for some spooky good fun?

That’s right, it’s that time of year again. The little ones are about get dressed up and enjoy all of the countless Halloween festivities the Minneapolis area has to offer.

But even though Halloween is still a few days away, there are plenty of plenty of kid-friendly Halloween activities in the Twin Cities to enjoy with the whole family and get in the trick-or-treat spirit.

1. Pumpkin Fest (50th and France Avenue, Edina)

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

This annual fall festival hardly needs an introduction. Kids will love this year’s festivities, including trick-or-treating to nearby businesses, horse-drawn trolley rides, face painting, pumpkin carving, and much more. Don’t forget to participate in the costume contest that’s for both kids and pets!

2. Spooky Saturday (Eden Prairie Community Center, Eden Prairie)

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Looking for something a little closer to home? Spooky Saturday is your best bet! This annual children’s event features tons of activities, including costume contests, skating, arts and crafts, trick-or-treating, and an indoor play structure. Tip: Everyone who wears a costume will receive a special treat! Visit the Eden Prairie Parks and Recreation website to register in advance.

3. Como Friends Zoo Boo (Como Zoo, St. Paul)

Dates: Saturday, October 24 & Sunday, October 25, 2015

There’s no better way to celebrate Halloween than a trip to the zoo! Head to Como Zoo this weekend for a world of fairytales and fun with more than 200 costumed characters, trick-or-treating, live entertainment, and craft projects. This event is best suited for children ages 3-8 years old, and all proceeds will go towards helping the plants and animals at Como Park Zoo continue to thrive. (To purchase tickets, visit the Como Zoo website.)

4. Ghostly Gala (Community Activity Center, Brooklyn Park)

Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015

For even more spooky good fun, head to the Brooklyn Park community center on Halloween and celebrate in style with carnival games, prizes, food, and music. All proceeds for this event will benefit REACH for Resources, a non-profit organization that provides training and support to individuals with cognitive disabilities.

From all of us at Pronto, we wish you a safe and happy Halloween! (And for even more family-friendly fun all year-round, be sure to check out this list of free activities to enjoy in the Twin Cities.)