Iowa Halloween Events 2018

Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2018? We have put together one of the largest calendars of Halloween events in the United States for you. It locates holiday activities for all ages – from kid-friendly children’s activities to adult Halloween parties. We don’t have every event yet, but there are plenty of ideas to get you and your family in the mood for Halloween in Iowa.

2018 Events

Halloween Weekend – Rock Creek - Camanche, IA - Oct 5 to Oct 7, 2018
Rock Creek Marina & Campground hosts a weekend of Halloween activities at their Eco Tourism Center. Decorate your campsite for a chance at a prize, plus pumpkin carving, crafts, live animal presentations, trick or treating, hayrack ride, and more. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Halloween Night at the LFC - Bettendorf, IA - Oct 20, 2018
Festivities begin at 5 with Halloween themed activites until 5:45, when the movie screening begins. Costumes encouraged.

Hills and Dales Halloween Harvest - Dubuque, IA - Oct 20, 2018
4-6 pm at the Children’s Play Area in the Kennedy Mall, with costumes, candy, and a dance party! You can also trick or treat throughout the Kennedy Mall, make crafts, and more! $5/child

Scarecrow Shenanigans - Bettendorf, IA - Oct 21, 2018
12-5pm at Family Museum. Activities, experiments, and games, plus a scarecrow making station and more

Mad Scientist Party & Trick-or-Treat event - Dubuque, IA - Oct 21, 2018
30th annual. 4-6pm at the National Mississippi Museum & Aquarium. Live animal programs, trick-or-treating, science experiments, face painting, and craft activities will engage children 12-years-old and younger and their families. Costumes are encouraged, snacks and beverages are available for purchase, and the event is completely wheel chair and stroller accessible.

Halloween Crafts - Sheldon, IA - Oct 24, 2018
Craft time at the library for K-6th graders, starting at 2:45pm

Trunk or Treat at the Fairgrounds - Dubuque, IA - Oct 25, 2018
5:30-7:30 in the parking lot of the fairgrounds. $1 per person with food available for purchase.

Asbury Halloween Parade - Asbury, IA - Oct 26, 2018
7pm, Starts at Lord of Life Church. Walking escorts will be handing out candy from some displays, plus floats, marching groups and more.

Lyons Neighborhood Trick or Treat on the Avenue - Clinton, IA - Oct 26, 2018
Trick or treat on Main Avenue at 3pm

Halloween Parade and Carnival - Iowa City, IA - Oct 26, 2018
Costume parade around the park followed by carnival games, crafts, treats, performances and more, plus a visit from the Bookmobile.

Halloween Parade - Bettendorf, IA - Oct 27, 2018
“Witches on a Walk” is the theme for 2018. It starts at 23rd and Middle Road, and heads onto Spruce Hills Drive to 18th Street, back to Middle Road where it ends at the Life Fitness.

Halloween House of Wonders - Clinton, IA - Oct 27, 2018
Trick or treating with activity-themed rooms. Costumes are optional, and there will be a live DJ, refreshments, $1 hot dogs, and treats! Please bring your own bags. Proceeds benefit the YMCA and Make-A-Wish of Iowa.

Halloween Bash - Clinton, IA - Oct 27, 2018
TOMB (“The Old Man Band”) plays cover songs, plus costume contest and more

Horrorville Fright fest! - Coralville, IA - Oct 27, 2018
Altmaier Family Park hosts a spooky night with games, goodies,”haunted” hike, live music, and more. Costumes encouraged

Trick or Treat at Hy-Vee - Dubuque, IA - Oct 27, 2018
Head to your nearest Dubuque Hy-Vee location for coloring, cooking decorating, pumpkin decorating and trick or treating around the store. Costumes are encouraged at this free event.

Dia de los Muertos - Dubuque, IA - Oct 27, 2018
Enjoy a brief presentation, refreshments, and Dia de los Muertos themed arts and crafts

Grimes Halloween Fest - Grimes, IA - Oct 27, 2018
10th annual. The gym will be packed with inflatables, activities around the GCC facility, and candy for all at the booths set up. The entire family is encouraged to wear costumes. 4-7pm.

Halloween Carnival - Sheldon, IA - Oct 27, 2018
Carnival games from 11-2 at Sheldon Prairie Art’s Historical Park

515 Alive’s Freat Out Halloween Party - West Des Moines, IA - Oct 27, 2018

Thiesen’s Dog-o-ween - Cedar Rapids, IA - Oct 28, 2018
1-4pm. Halloween is right around the corner and your pups don’t want to feel left out. Dress your pup in their Halloween best and bring them to Dog-O-Ween at a Theisen’s location in the Corridor! KHAK team members will each host a location and broadcast live from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 28. The registration period is from 1:30 p.m. up until contest time. The entry fee for each dog is $10 and the contest will begin at 3:00 p.m. ALL proceeds go to local shelters. This year the event will take place at several Theisen’s locations including both locations in Cedar Rapids.

Thiesen’s Dog-o-ween - Cedar Rapids, IA - Oct 28, 2018
1-4pm. Halloween is right around the corner and your pups don’t want to feel left out. Dress your pup in their Halloween best and bring them to Dog-O-Ween at a Theisen’s location in the Corridor! KHAK team members will each host a location and broadcast live from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 28. The registration period is from 1:30 p.m. up until contest time. The entry fee for each dog is $10 and the contest will begin at 3:00 p.m. ALL proceeds go to local shelters. This year the event will take place at several Theisen’s locations including both locations in Cedar Rapids.

Thiesen’s Dog-o-ween - Coralville, IA - Oct 28, 2018
1-4pm. Halloween is right around the corner and your pups don’t want to feel left out. Dress your pup in their Halloween best and bring them to Dog-O-Ween at a Theisen’s location in the Corridor! KHAK team members will each host a location and broadcast live from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 28. The registration period is from 1:30 p.m. up until contest time. The entry fee for each dog is $10 and the contest will begin at 3:00 p.m. ALL proceeds go to local shelters. This year the event will take place at several Theisen’s locations including the one in Coralville.

Monster Mash Celebration - Coralville, IA - Oct 28, 2018
11-5pm at the Iowa Children’s Museum. Activities, mask making, pumpkin bowling, scavenger hunt and more, included in regular museum admission. Costumes encouraged.

Trick or Treat Spooktacular at Diamond Jo Casino - Dubuque, IA - Oct 28, 2018
The kids can go trick or treat while you go shopping iwth dozens of local vendors, plus a kids craft corner

First Stop for Halloween at the River City Mall - Keokuk, IA - Oct 30, 2018
5-7pm at River City Mall, the beginning of Beggars Night

Trunk-or-Treat at FBC - Clinton, IA - Oct 31, 2018
5:30-7:30pm at First Baptist Church

Tot Monster Mash - Iowa City, IA - Oct 31, 2018
9:30-11:30 at Mercer Park. Kids 6 and under are invited to don a costume and enjoy inflatables, games, stories, crafts and more. Free. Adult supervision required.

Southpark Mall Trick or Treat Night - Spencer, IA - Oct 31, 2018
5-6:30 at the Southpark Mall, with the official town trick or treat running from 5-7pm.

Trick or Treat Times – Some towns have “official” trick or treat times, and sometimes we have the time to find them (or we spot them while hunting down updated event dates – we’re a very small operation and can’t do everything we’d like to do). Hope it helps!

Asbury – 10/31/18 5:30-7 pm

Bettendorf – 10/31/18 5-7:30 pm

Hiawatha – 10/29 & 10/30/18 – Halloween Frolic and parade is on 10/31 so trick or treating will be the nights before

Iowa City – 10/31/18 5:30-8 pm

Sheldon – 10/30/18 5-7 pm with downtown Trick or Treat from 4:30-5:30

Spencer – 10/31/18 5-7 pm

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