Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Take your pick from this pumpkin decorating party, trick or treating with animals, of this fall festival concert. Scroll down for more fun weekend ideas for kids!

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Eventbrite’s Virtual Tricks & Treats

Just because Halloween looks a little different this year doesn’t mean you can’t go all out. Kids and adults alike can perfect their Halloween ambiance at home with virtual pumpkin carving workshops, face-painting tutorials, and DIY costume classes. Then attend a virtual costume party, test your Halloween-themed trivia, take a virtual haunted tour, or learn about the history of All Hollow’s Eve. Event Details.

Free Spooky Science: Zombies Like Brains

These live, interactive workshops provide a FUN, hands-on experience while teaching kids the methods that scientists take to find answers to medicine’s biggest questions. Event Details.

Fall Festival Concert

Pull up a hay bale for a fall virtual concert with Eric Ode, a national award-winning children’s singer/songwriter and a widely published author. Event Details.

Ministry of Mystery Virtual Escape Room

The Ministry of Mystery has been solving incredibly important mysteries since 1928. Now the M.O.M. has an intriguing, and probably exceptionally dangerous mission, that needs immediate attention! Event Details.

Virtual Halloween Murder Mystery

An unidentified skeleton has been discovered at the Mount Vernon Hotel. Who was killed? By whom? With what? Work with your team of fellow detectives to unravel the mystery and solve the case so justice can be served! Event Details.

Family Art Project

Learn the process of decomposing using microscopes and deep observation, then catalogue these observations, and how they make you feel, in your own hand-bound book made of envelopes. Fill these envelopes with pressed decaying leaves and flowers along with letters you write and allow to decay. Event Details.

Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Party

Head to Sahadi’s for a safe, socially distant Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Party where costumes are encouraged! Event Details.

American Girl Doll Yoga

Bring your favorite American Girl doll along for this special yoga class! Event Details.

Vale Park Pumpkin Patch

Bring the whole family to Vale Park to pick your own pumpkins and get into the fall spirit. Event Details.

Trick-or-Treat with APECs Animals

Meet several of APEC’s Ambassador Animals and spend some time preparing tasty treats for the critters using fall fruits and veggies.  Predict which fall items will be the favorites of the guinea pigs, rabbits, and turtles. All participants are required to wear masks for the entire program. Event Details.


There are tons more events on our calendar – be sure to check them out all week long!


The CDC has specific recommendations in place for Halloween 2020. We have updated our information to the best of our knowledge, but as we’ve learned in 2020, changes can happen at the last minute, so please check with your local city and county to get the most up-to-date info. on what is allowed in your area. Even if you can’t trick-or-treat, there are lots of fun ways to celebrate with the kids


–  Jesseca Stenson


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