There’s a ton of spooky-fun family-friendly activities and events going on this weekend. You’re gonna have a hard time deciding what to do. Head to the zoo for some howling good excitement, hit a Toy Story Carnival or head to the Scaregrounds! Read on to find out where you need to be when the weekend rolls around.

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NE Portland

Head to the Annual Fall Festival
This is the biggest annual party of the year, with costumes, games, food and more! Get dressed up and be prepared for a night of amazingness. Games, food, best costume competition, music, prizes, the list goes on. Save the date, then grab your friends, family and neighbors! Fri. Event Details.

Attend the Toy Story Family Carnival
Enjoy free hot dogs, games, raffle prizes and candy in a warm, dry, safe environment!  Family friendly costumes encouraged, but not required. There are games for all ages including Sheriff Woody’s Lock-up, Buzz Lightyear’s Flying Saucers, Army Men Nerf Shooting Camp, Pizza Planet Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf, Life-size felt Mr. and Mrs. Potato head, Low-Sensory Lego Room and more. Fri. Event Details. 

Don’t Miss the 2019 Clark County ScareGrounds
The Clark County ScareGrounds is the Pacific Northwest’s premier Halloween event located on the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield, WA. This unique event features Haunted Houses, Carnival Rides, Midway Vendors, Side-Show Attractions, Food, Walkaround Characters, and more! Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

N Portland

Don’t Miss Disney on Ice: Mickey’s Search Party
Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party,a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics and unexpected stunts! Help them follow Captain Hook’s treasure map and look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell in immersive, fantastic worlds. Explore the colorful spirit realm of Coco in Miguel’s Disney On Ice debut, sail away with Moana as she bravely saves her island, see Belle in the sky above you as the enchanted chandelier comes to life, and sing-along with Elsa in the icy world of Frozen. Make memories with your whole family during Aladdin, Toy Story and The Little Mermaid as the search party becomes an all-out magical celebration on the ice, in the air, and all around! Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.


Check Out Sandy 2019 Library Haunt a New Chapter
The City of Sandy Library Partnering with Creatures of the Night presents a full walk-through haunted attraction with fantastic monsters, live actors &  enticing storytelling.Two fully different experiences. One for teens and one for juniors. Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

SW Portland
Have Some Halloween Fun at the Portland Tram
You can wear your witch’s hat but leave the broomstick at home and let the Tram fly for you. There will be frightful and delightful family activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., including games and Halloween arts and crafts for kids. Enjoy the views from the Tram anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Fri. Event Details.

Hit Howloween at the Zoo
The zoo provides a fun and safe setting for this Halloween tradition, where costumed trick-or-treaters learn about wildlife in a fun scavenger hunt throughout the zoo. In keeping with the zoo’s mission, Howloween aims to be educational as well as fun. Scavenger hunts and activities are themed to teach kids about animals around the world, and their habitats and adaptations. Kids can collect treats and prizes at the different stations. Because our everyday actions impact wildlife, the zoo only provides candy made by companies that are switching to deforestation-free palm oil. Learn more about palm oil and how you can help orangutans and elephants with your consumer choices. Sat. Event Details.

SE Milwaukie

Attend Okee Dokee Brothers at the Aladdin
Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander have been exploring the outdoors together since they were kids. Now, as the GRAMMY-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they write songs to encourage kids and families to get outside and get creative. Their latest album “Winterland”, is a tribute to the season of coziness, family time, and outdoor fun. With songs from their three Adventure Albums, written under wide-open skies and harmonies fine-tuned around the campfire, the natural world is at the heart of their Americana folk music.. At this special  Portland family concert, Red Yarn will also join the sing-along fun. Sat. Event Details.

West Linn

Check Out The Pumpkin Display at West Linn
Over 200 unique hand-carved jack o’ lanterns will be on display. Pumpkins include glow pumpkins, dancing pumpkins, a flaming pumpkin, fog, music, and lasers! Treats for the kids. Rain or shine. The display is located inside of a covered garage. All ages welcome. Sat. Event Details.

—Annette Benedetti