Family Friendly Halloween Events

Halloween brings out the kid in all of us, from debates along the lines of “What is the best/worst Halloween candy,” to curling up with a spooky book or movie, hoping for a genuine scare.

To help you make the most of this sensational season, we’ve provided the following roundup of family friendly Halloween events!

Looking for more? Check out our list of Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes here, and our list of Family Friendly Festivals here


HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL AT CASTLE OF MUSKOGEE

  • When: September 27-October 26; Fridays and Saturdays; gates open at 5:30, ticket sales end at 10 p.m.
  • Where: Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Rd., Muskogee

Castle of Muskogee’s annual Halloween Festival has attractions for people of every age and desired scare level. Kids can enjoy Halloweenland, the Enchanted Boardwalk, a Halloween Train and more, while those who can’t get enough make-believe horror can sign up for Domus Horrificus, Casa Morte and the Trail of Blood. Plus, you can purchase Halloween decor and costumes on-site as well as food and beverages. Learn more at www.okcastle.com.


MS. TORI’S MESSY ART: PAINTING PUMPKINS

  • When: Thursday, October 10, 4-5 p.m.
  • Where: Glenpool Library, 730 E. 141st St.

Wear your grubby clothes and join Ms. Tori to decorate minipumpkins for Halloween. Pumpkins and paints are provided. Space is limited. Registration is required. Call 918-549-7323 to register. For preschoolers and elementary students.


HALLOWEEN MOVIE NIGHT

  • When: Friday, October 11. Movie begins at dark, Trick-or-Treating begins earlier
  • Where: Chapman Green, 605 S. Main St., Tulsa

Enjoy a Halloween movie at Chapman Green! The movie shown will be whichever receives the most votes from the public, so follow @chapmangreenarts on social media for updates! Before the film begins, kids can go trick or treating at neighborhood businesses.


MAKE AND TAKE CRAFT: SPELLBOOKS

  • When: Thursday, October 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Schusterman-Benson Library, 3333 E. 32nd Pl.

Join us as we repurpose old books into spooky spellbooks, just in time for Halloween! Supplies are limited and registration is required. Call 918-549-7323 to reserve a spot. For ages 13-18.


CHANDLER PARK SCAVENGER HUNT

  • When: Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at dusk
  • Where: Chandler Park, 6500 W. 21st St.

Explore the ‘haunted’ Chandler Park in search of candy and prizes. Bring a flashlight. See you there…if you dare.


SWEETS & TREATS ON SPOOKY STREET

  • When: October 25-31
  • Where: Gathering Place, 2650 S. John Williams Way

No tricks, just treats! Gathering Place is casting a spell for all not-so-scary ghosts and ghouls to make their way to the park for sweets and treats. Head to Spooky Street for a kid-friendly, family event where free candy stations will be a real scream. With fun games, costume contests, live entertainment and so much more, this all hallows celebration will be a monster mash of memories!


CHANDLER TRUNK OR TREAT

  • When: Friday, October 25, 6-8 p.m.
  • Where: Chandler Park, 6500 W. 21st St.

Come to Chandler Park’s first Trunk-or-Treat, located in in the community center parking lot. Enjoy family time and lots of candy! Concessions available for purchase and costumes encouraged.
In the chance of rain, event moves inside the community center.


HALLOWMARINE 2019

  • When: October 25-31, 6-9 p.m.
  • Where: Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Dr., Jenks

For the first time, the Oklahoma Aquarium will host seven nights of indoor trick-or-treating for kids of all ages from Friday, October 25 to Thursday, October 31! Guests can follow the Trick-or-Treat trail for loads of candy, and see our fascinating marine life in the surrounding exhibits. Dress up in your best Halloween costume for a chance to win prizes, get your face painted with your favorite animal, and join us for the opportunity to interact with some of the ocean’s most curious creatures from the deep! Little ones can explore the Coral Cove, a sweet and spooky play area with age-appropriate games, candy, and prizes. www.okaquarium.org


SOCO FLASHLIGHT SCAVENGER HUNT

  • When: Friday, October 25, 7-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: South County Recreation Center, 13800 S. Peoria Ave., Bixby

Age groups: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9 & 10-12
Calling all families of Super Heroes, Princesses, Zombies, Mummies, and more! Don’t miss out on your chance to search for candy and toys at the SOCO Soccer Fields. DON’T forget your flashlights.


O’BRIEN PARK HALLOWEEN FLASHLIGHT HUNT

  • When: Friday, October 25, 7:15-8 p.m.
  • Where: O’Brien Park, 6149 N. Lewis Ave.

Bring your flashlight for a Halloween candy hunt in the dark! Costume Contest begins at 7:15 p.m.
Hunt begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.


BROOKSIDE BOOHAHA

  • When: Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Where: Brookside

Kids can enjoy trick or treating at Brookside businesses and restaurants, as well as Kid’s Zones complete with costume contests, bouncy houses and more! Get more information at www.brooksidetheplacetobe.com.


HOWL-O-WEEN

  • When: Saturday, October 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Where: Whiteside Park, 4009 S. Pittsburgh Ave.

Gather the dogs, the kids, the neighbors and come out for a howling good time at Whiteside! There will be dogs available for adoption, a dog parade, treat hunt, puppy yoga and costume contest and agility run!


NOT-SO-SCARY MONSTER PARTY

  • When: Saturday, October 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Bixby Library, 20 E. Breckenridge Ave.

Join us for fun monster stories, games and crafts. Costumes are welcome. For ages 3-11.


SCARY IN SPERRY

  • When: Saturday, October 26, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Judy Z. Kishner Library, 10150 N. Cincinnati Ave., Sperry

Join us for a spooky celebration with glow-in-the-dark activities and a haunted house. Experience crafts, games, prizes and more. Come in costume for added fun! For all ages.


TEEN READ MONTH: HARDESTY FALL FESTIVAL AND HAUNTED HOUSE

  • When: Saturday, October 26, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Where: Hardesty Library, 8316 E. 93rd St.

Games, crafts, candy and a haunted house! There is something for everyone at our Fall Festival. Take a trip through Alice’s Wonderland in our haunted house (ages 10 and up) or join us for one of our spooky storytimes before making a Halloween mask and getting your face painted. It’s going to be a hauntingly good time!


BIXBY MUMMY & ME DANCE

  • When: Saturday, October 26, 6-9 p.m.
  • Where: Bixby Community Center, 211 N. Cabaniss Ave.

Mummy’s of all ages! Bring your sons and daughters in costume to an exciting Halloween Dance. There will be costume contests, dance competitions, games and refreshments. No pre-ticket sales, $5/person. Just show up.


HALLOWZOOEEN

  • When: October 27-28, 5-9 p.m.; October 29-31, 6-9 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. N.

Visit the zoo for a spooky, but not too scary, Halloween trick-or-treat event the whole family will enjoy! Your little ones can fill their bags with treats while exploring a world of royal courts, carnival games and swashbuckling pirate adventure. Burger King Royal Castle summons all princesses (and prince charming types) for royal court activities. Then, chart yer course for QuikTrip Pirate Island with a one-of-a-kind pirate ship. The Pumpkin Patch Playroom delights kids of all ages with its hay maze and pumpkin decorating. Be warned, brave souls, that a tour through the Haunted House can be a hair raising experience. Cost for admission is $9 for ages 1 and older; $8 for Tulsa Zoo members. The Haunted Train is back with spooky (but not-too-scary) surprises around every turn for only $5. Children can take a spin on the Scary-Go-Round for only $1. Dates: Oct.28-31 from 6-9 p.m.; 5-9 p.m. on Oct. 26-27. Tulsa Zoo6421 E 36th St. North.


PIRATES AND PRINCESSES

  • When: Monday, October 28, 5-6 p.m.
  • Where: George Kaiser Family Foundation Rajan’s at the Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. N.

Chart yer course for a fairy-tale Halloween they’ll never forget! Enjoy a feast fit for your wee royalty or budding buccaneer during Pirates & Princesses. This royal adventure starts at 5:20 p.m. and includes an interactive character dinner with pirates and princesses, admission to HallowZOOeen and Haunted Train tickets. Tickets are $25 per dinner seat or $250 per reserved table of 8. Tickets are required for all guests, including children of all ages. For more information, visit tulsazoo.org/feast or contact the zoo at (918) 669-6602.


PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST

  • When: Monday, October 28, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Central Center, 1028 E. 6th St.

Join in as we carve up some fun at Central Center’s Pumpkin Carving Contest. For ages 6 to 12. Show off your carving skills and you could win a prize. All contestants must be accompanied by a parent (Parents are encouraged to lend-a-hand when needed). Carving supplies and pumpkin included. Monday, Oct. 28th, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 per contestant. Must register at Central Center by Monday, Oct. 14.


BUILD A READER STORYTIME: HALLOWEEN EDITION!

  • When: October 29, 3-3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Maxwell Park Library, 1313 N. Canton Ave.

Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime! There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for your older children. Join us for not-too-spooky Halloween stories. You may wear a costume.


MESSY ART CLUB: HALLOWEEN POTIONS

  • When: Tuesday, October 29, 6-7 p.m.
  • Where: Zarrow Regional Library, 2224 W. 51st St.

Mix magical potions and create unique Halloween crafts. Costumes are welcome but you might get messy. Fun for all ages.


HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL

  • When: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Whiteside Park, 4009 S. Pittsburgh Ave.

Whiteside’s Halloween Carnival is for kids 8 and under. $5 gets you unlimited play, including a spook house, carnival games, cake walk face painting and a bounce house.


IT’S PUMPKIN CARVING TIME!

  • When: October 30, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Nathan Hale Library, 6038 E. 23rd St.

Come and create the scariest pumpkin of all! Pumpkins are provided by the Tulsa Library Trust. For ages 10-16.


FANDOM CLUB: HALLOWEEN CRAFTS

  • When: October 30, 5-7 p.m.
  • Where: Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Rd.

Join us for a spooky night of Halloween crafts and a scary movie. We’ll watch Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” For ages 10-18.


BUILD A READER STORYTIME: FAMILY–HALLOWEEN EDITION

  • When: October 31, 4-4:45 p.m.
  • Where: Broken Arrow Library, 300 W. Broadway Ave.

Bring the whole family for this special Halloween-themed storytime. Come dressed in your costume and receive a sweet treat. // Trae a toda la familia para este cuento especial de Halloween. Ven vestido con tu disfraz de Halloween y recibe un dulce regalo.


BUILD A READER STORYTIME: FAMILY–HALLOWEEN EDITION

  • When: October 31, 6-6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Hardesty Library, 8316 E. 93rd St.

Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime. Join us for not-too-spooky Halloween stories. Come dressed in a costume or not. Fun will still be had by all!


TRICK OR TREAT MAIN STREET

  • When: October 31, 4-6 p.m.
  • Where: Main Street Jenks, 115 S. First St.

Downtown Jenks becomes the home to ghouls, goblins and more for this one-of-a-kind Halloween celebration. Come in your costumes and join us for a wicked good time! Visit each location for a special Halloween surprise.


BOO-TANICAL!

  • When: Thursday, October 31, 5-7 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.

Trick-or-treat in the Children’s Discovery Garden as it becomes even more magical as the sun sets. No scares here, just fanciful fun for young and young at heart. Limited tickets. Purchase on website. tulsabotanic.org


HALLOWEEN TRICKS AND TREATS

  • When: Thursday, October 31, 5-9 p.m.
  • Where: ahha Tulsa, 101 E. Archer St.

Everyone is invited for special activities including:

  • Ghostly refreshments
  • A building-wide scavenger hunt with prizes
  • Hands-on Halloween activities in THE STUDIO

Costumes are encouraged! All activities are included with admission. All ages welcome. ahhatulsa.org/halloween.


HALLOWEEN NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM [FREE]

  • When: October 31, 6-8 p.m.
  • Where: Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore

Want a fun and safe place to Trick or Treat?  The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will be open from 6-8 p.m. for trick-or-treaters of all ages.  www.willrogers.com


GHOULS ON THE GREEN

  • When:
  • Where: Guthrie Green, 111 E. M.B. Brady

Go to www.guthriegreen.com for upcoming information about this popular Halloween event.

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