Event Calendar

October 30, 2021

  1. Halloween

    Anoka, MN Oct 23 - Oct 30

    This town, just north of Minneapolis, calls itself the Halloween Capital of the World. Festivities include a house-decorating contest and a Grande Day Parade.

  2. Pumpkin Festival

    Sycamore, IL Oct 27 - Oct 31

    In this town between Rockford and DeKalb, there will be a pie-eating contest, carnival, craft shows, decorated pumpkins and a parade Sunday.

  3. Mystery at the Fur Post

    Pine City, MN Oct 29 - Oct 30

    Unmask the phantom stalking the big top during "The Circus Returns'' at the re-created Snake River (formerly North West Company) Fur Post, an hour north of the Twin Cities. The program is family-friendly, and reservations are recommended.

  4. Halloween Parade & Festival

    Galena, IL Oct 29 - Oct 30

    There will be a hot-air balloon glow Friday, kids' activities and the town's annual parade along Main Street at 6:30 p.m.

  5. Jack O'Lantern Days

    Fish Creek, WI Oct 29 - Oct 31

    There will be mask making, pumpkin carving, trick or treating and haunted trolley tours.

  6. Zombie Days

    Washburn, WI Oct 29 - Oct 31

    Zombies will take over this town on Chequamegon Bay, and there are also carved-pumpkin, costume and house-decorating contests, a ghost hunt and a drive-in movie.

  7. UFO Day

    Belleville, WI Oct 30

    There's a craft fair, kids' games and a Forbidden Forest, but the 1 p.m. parade is the main event in this riverside village just south of Madison, where residents reported more than a dozen UFO sightings in the winter of 1987.

  8. Arts in the Dark Halloween parade

    Chicago, IL Oct 30

    Floats, giant puppets and performances are part of the 6-8 p.m. parade along State Street.


  9. BatFest

    Batavia, IL Oct 30

    This Fox River town hosts a pumpkin roll, pumpkin-carving battles, "Thriller'' dances, marshmallow shooting and a parade.

  10. Mount Carroll Pumpkin Fest

    Mount Carroll, IL Oct 30

    In this northwest Illinois town, there will be a costume parade, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin slingshot and pumpkin street drag races.

  11. Day of the Dead Xicago

    Chicago, IL Oct 30

    In the National Museum of Mexican Art and Harrison Park, families can create ofrendas (altars), eat pan de muerto, listen to musical performances and get faces painted. Admission is free.

  12. Day of the Dead

    Mankato, MN Oct 30

    In Old Town Mankato along Riverfront Drive, there will be a mariachi band, Aztec and folklore dancers, a makers' market, food trucks and children's activities and treats.