Halloween Happenings in the Tri-States
Dark Chambers Haunted Forest
October 26–29, and 31
Light Fright: 6-6:30 PM
Full Fright: 6:30 – 9:30 PM
YMCA Camp, 11764 JFK Road The Forest is open Oct. 6–7 13–14, 19–21, 26–29, NOT on the 30th and open again for the last day on Halloween, Oct. 31. There is a light fright version of the forest from 6 to 6:30 p.m. each night for $10. Tickets are $15 for everyone for the full fright which runs 6:30–9:30 p.m. You can also get a fast pass to the front of the line for $25. Get more details at DarkChambers.com.
Movie Night: A Ghost Story
Wednesday, October 25, 6 PM at Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Adults only. Free. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.
Trunk or Treat
Thursday, October 26, 6-8:30 PM at Dubuque Co. Fairgrounds
People decorate and gather their cars in the large parking lot to pass out candy and goodies from their trunks. This family event will have kettle corn, food, games, live music, and more. $1. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. DBQfair.com.
Rocky Horror Picture Show Screening
Midnight @ Mindframe Theaters October 27 and 28
The all-time cult classic Halloween favorite returns to the big screen. Rated R. 555 JFK Rd. MindframeTheaters.com.
Terror At the Grand Opera House October 27–28
Light Fright @ 6–7:30 PM
Full Fright @ 8 PM–11 PM
Light Fright @ 6–7:30 PM
Full Fright @ 8 PM–10 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
$5 Light Fright is intended for young children and those who prefer more a fun and less scary experience. $10 Full Fright is intended for those who want the full “Haunted House” experience. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information, visit TheGrandOperaHouse.com or call 563-588-1305.
Halloween Hike Friday, October 27, 6–8 PM at Swiss Valley Park
All ages are welcome for a night of nature. Starting at Swiss Valley Park. Registration is required as space is limited. $3. secure.getmeregistered.com/HalloweenHike 563-556-6745.
Asbury Halloween Parade
Friday, October 27, 7 PM at Spring Green Dr, Asbury, IA
Trick or Treat at Farmers’ Market
Saturday, October 28, 9–11 AM
at Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Bring the kids with or without costumes for activities and treats from our local farmers and crafters. Grab your map of participating vendors at the Kids @ Market booth and complete the Halloween hunt to enter to win a prize! Bags will be provided to the first 50 kids.
Galena Halloween Parade and Festival
Saturday, October 28
Hot Air Balloon Lift at 7:30 AM
Halloween Canine Contest at 11 AM–1 PM
Kid’s Festival at 1–4 PM
Parade at 6:30 PM
Downtown Galena, IL
This marks the 39th year that the Galena Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual, nearly two-hour long Halloween parade. The parade kicks off at 6:30 p.m. starting on Franklin St. and running south on Main St. ending at the flood gates.
Shuttle service starts at 2 p.m. and runs through 6:15 p.m. from the Galena Wal-Mart parking lot. Return shuttles run until 10 p.m. Free but donations are accepted. For more information, visit VisitGalena.org or call 815-777-9050.
Sweet Treats on Main
Saturday, October 28, 11 AM–2 PM
at Main St in Platteville, WI
Head to Platteville for Sweet Treats on Main from. Free train rides will be available for your trick-or-treaters (weather permitting).
Sunday, October 29, 10 AM–3 PM
at Diamond Jo Casino
Join Tri-State Vendor Events for a fun indoor Trick or Treat with the kids and do some shopping while you are there! Bring a bag for your children to go trick-or-treating with vendors and crafters. Bid on silent auction items that benefit a local community organization. Free.
Mad Scientist Party & Trick-or-Treat Event
Sunday, October 29, 4–6 PM
at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium (350 E 3rd St)
The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium will be celebrating its 30th annual Mad Scientist Party & Trick-or-Treat event at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium on Sunday, Oct. 29. The Mad Scientist Party & Trick-or-Treat event provides an indoor, safe, non-scary, family-fun experience for children 12-years-old and younger. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The event costs $5 per person ages 3 and older and $4 for members (a 20% discount); regular Museum & Aquarium admission charges do not apply. .For more information, visit RiverMuseum.com or call 563-557-9545.
Dubuque YMCA Halloween Parade
Monday, October 30, 6:30 PM
at Main Street, Downtown Dubuque
Parade begins at 6:30 p.m.. DubuqueY.org.