Wisconsin Halloween Events 2022

Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2022? 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 Wisconsin.

Last Major Update:

Happy Halloween! We hope you had fun with all the events we found! Check the festival pages for more 2022 events near you leading up to Thanksgiving and the beginning of December. See you next year for more Halloween fun!
Many have been canceled or their websites were not updated for this year. Please double-check the event organizer's websites before heading over to any events in case of any changes or cancellations.

2022 Events

Haunted Hearthstone - Appleton, WI - Oct 1 to Oct 29, 2022
Beautifully restored 1880’s mansion for an evening of spooky tales of Halloween past. You’ll tour the decorated house guided by costumed characters.

Zoo Boo at the NEW Zoo - Green Bay, WI - Oct 7 to Oct 22, 2022
Fridays and Saturday. Tickets for NEW Zoo’s Zoo Boo will be available for purchase at several locations, and online.

Boofest - Neenah, WI - Oct 15, 2022
Future Neenah hosts BooFest during the final outdoor Farmers Market of the season each year in Shattuck Park. It is a FREE, fun, fall, family event with Halloween activities including a kids and dog costume contest, games such as pumpkin bowling, carved pumpkin contest, and trick-or-treating both Downtown (10am-noon) and at the Market (9am-noon).

Boo at the Zoo – Milwaukee Zoo - Milwaukee, WI - Oct 20 to Oct 23, 2022
As the sun starts to set, enter the Zoo and see it in a whole new light (or whole new darkness). Decorations throughout the park will delight kids and adults. Halloween décor includes hundreds of freshly carved pumpkins throughout the Zoo courtesy of the Zoo Pride volunteers and staff. While those pumpkins light up the path, your faces will light up when you watch a professional pumpkin carving demonstration. Watch the amazing transformation and detailed work put into the giant pumpkin. Kids can load up at treat stops throughout the Zoo. But don’t look down at the goodies too long, or you’ll miss the stilt walker going through the Zoo. Other opportunities include riding the Raven’s Rail (the Halloween-themed train ride). Costumes are not required, but it’s just a lot more fun when you wear them.

Fright Night - Greenville, WI - Oct 21 to Oct 29, 2022
Haunted Pavilion and Hay Ride. Spook free hour for younger kids followed by lights out full scare. Bonfire, face painting, pumpkin decorating, dance party and concessions.

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary Halloween Event - Green Bay, WI - Oct 21, 2022
A fun family event suitable for all ages. Kids are welcome to come in their costumes! Trick-or-treaters will navigate the trails of the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary and visit different booths while hearing the wolves howl and owls hoot. Paid participants will receive a trick-or-treat bag with treats, map, and glow sticks. Booths throughout the trail will have activities, games, and more treats to collect. A campfire, music, and s’mores station will also be available.

Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead Celebration - Kenosha, WI - Oct 22, 2022
Learn about making an ofrenda (altar) from Bradford High School Spanish students. Create paper flowers to put on the ofrenda in honor of loved ones. Enjoy performances by the Ballet Forklorico Nacional. Then explore the Museum as you expand your vocabulary with a bilingual scavenger hunt.

Haunted Hustle 5K - Middleton, WI - Oct 22 to Oct 23, 2022
The Spooky Duo race event is a two-day challenge that combines the 5K event on Saturday with the Half Marathon or 10K on Sunday. Family Experience featuring live entertainment, bouncy village, face painting, balloon animals, s’mores, cookie decorating, kid’s yoga, local mascots, kid’s games and more!

Kenosha YMCA Halloween Party - Kenosha, WI - Oct 29, 2022
Join the Kenosha YMCA for a hallowing good time, including freaky fun food, trick or treating, a costume contest, and other spook-sensational activities for kids ages 3-12 and, of course, parents too. Free; a donation to the Kenosha YMCA’s Annual Campaign would be greatly appreciated.

Boo at the Zoo – Henry Vilas Zoo - Madison, WI - Oct 29, 2022
Dress up as your favorite goblin, ghoul or witch and head to the Zoo for fun, family-friendly, and spooky activities for all! Henry Vilas Zoo is a free zoo.

Brady Street Halloween Parties - Milwaukee, WI - Oct 29, 2022
Eighteen bars and restaurants will be holding costume contests this year. Each of those bars will pick a first place winner to represent them at a Grand Prize drawing which will happen at MIDNIGHT at Hosed on Brady. HUGE cash prizes plus additional prizes sponsored by Bud Light and Guinness!

Spooky Stories & Fun at Appleton Public Library - Appleton, WI - Oct 29, 2022
Wear your favorite costume and enjoy a slightly spooky story, crafts and fun activities! Starts at 11 AM.

Boo at the Zoo – Racine Zoo - Racine, WI - Oct 29, 2022
Enjoy safe trick-or-treating all day with the animals at the Zoo!

Thrills and Chills - Sturgeon Bay, WI - Oct 29, 2022
The day kicks off at 10am with the annual Costume Parade down 3rd Avenue. All are welcome to participate, even friendly animals. The fun continues at the Boys and Girls Club of Door County with a Grills & Thrills Cookout fundraiser and Haunted House until 1pm. The Sturgeon Bay branch of the Door County Library will be giving away goodie bags in their lobby with the Door County Ghostbusters. Bay Shore Outfitters will be hosting their first annual Pumpkin Carving Party from 11am – 4pm on their patio. 100+ pumpkins are waiting to be turned into beautiful masterpieces. All are welcome and materials will be provided. City-wide business trick-or-treating will take place after the costume parade throughout all of downtown Sturgeon Bay. Visit both the East and West Waterfront businesses and look for the Thrills & Chills participant jack-o-lantern in business windows!

Mineral Point Halloween Parade and Trick ‘r Treat - Mineral Point, WI - Oct 31, 2022
4-6 PM at Shake Rag Alley. If you are a kid or want to act like a kid…put on your wildest costume and come to Shake Rag Alley after the Mineral Point Halloween Parade. Children of all ages will meet friendly (not scary) costumed characters who will be passing out Halloween treats at each of the Shake Rag historic buildings.

Past Events

Mad Freak Fest - Madison, WI - Oct 26, 2019
A large annual Halloween party and music festival that occurs on the Saturday closest to Halloween.

Fright Club - Eau Claire, WI - Oct 26, 2019
The Plus, Clear Water Comedy, & Showtime Championship Wrestling are proud to present Fright Club – The Chippewa Valley’s biggest Halloween bash

Enchanted Forest - La Crosse, WI - Oct 24, 2020
10 AM to 3 PM. Enchanted Forest is a non-scary, trick-or-treat hike through Myrick Park, where your child can dress up in their Halloween costume and meet friendly characters as they collect candy and other goodies along the way.

For more Halloween fun in Wisconsin, check out our pages for these classic fall activities:
Haunted HousesPumpkin PatchesGhost Tours

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