Discover the top fall activities in Minneapolis Northwest and beyond. From festivals to haunted houses, trick or treat yourself to a gourd time.

Fall Festivals & Events

Children playing in a corn pit at the Twin Cities Harvest Festival & Maze in Brooklyn Park, MN

Twin Cities Harvest Festival & Maze

Brooklyn Park, MN
Saturdays & Sundays, mid-Sept. through Oct., 2021
Opens Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021

Arts in Autumn

West Palmer Park
Brooklyn Center, MN
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 | 1 – 4 p.m.

Fall on the Farm

Historic Eidem Farm
Brooklyn Park, MN
Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 | 12 – 3 p.m.

ValleySCARE: The Great Pumpkin Fest

Shakopee, MN
Saturdays & Sundays, Oct. 2 – 3, 2021

Autumn Woods Classic

Elm Creek Park Reserve
Maple Grove, MN
Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Registration is open!

Harvest-Tober Fest

Central Park
Maple Grove, MN
Oct. 9, 2021

Farmer Ken & Jan's Pumpkin Patch Trolley

Como-Harriet Streetcar Line
Saint Paul, MN
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16 and 17, 2021 | 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Parking Lot Pumpkin Bingo

Zanewood Recreation Center
Brooklyn Park, MN
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 | 5 – 6 p.m.

Explore our Fall Itinerary for Family Fun in Minneapolis Northwest and browse our Events page for even more fun seasonal activities. 


Family-Friendly Halloween Events

A group of children trick-or-treating with a young boy dressed as a vampire holding a Frankenstein-shaped bag in front of a girl dressed as a ladybug

Minnesota Zoo Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Minnesota Zoo
Apple Valley, MN
Saturday, Oct. 1 – Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 

Anoka Halloween

Anoka, MN
Friday, Oct. 1 – Thursday, Oct. 31, 2021

Pets on Parade (costumed pets!)

Kylawn Park
Brooklyn Center, MN
Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 | 1 – 3 p.m.

Halloween Party

Centennial Park
Brooklyn Center, MN
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2021 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Ghostly Gala

Community Activity Center
Brooklyn Park, MN
Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 | 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Pre-registration required

Movie Night: Casper

Community Activity Center
Brooklyn Park, MN
Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Spooktacular

Zanewood Recreation Center
Brooklyn Park, MN
Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 | 2 – 5 p.m.

Trunk or Treat

Maple Grove Community Center
Maple Grove, MN
Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021

Graveyard Ghost Stories Trolley

Como-Harriet Streetcar Line
Saint Paul, MN
Friday. Oct. 22, 2021 | 8:30 p.m.
$15 per passenger

Transylvania Trolley

Como-Harriet Streetcar Line
Saint Paul, MN
Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 | 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Free; 15-minute trolley rides

Trick 'r Trolley

Como-Harriet Streetcar Line
Saint Paul, MN
Saturday, Oct. 24, 2021 | 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
$5 per passenger

Big Woods Halloween

Eastman Nature Center at Elm Creek Park Reserve
2021 dates TBD

Trick-or-Treat Geocaching

Mississippi Gateway Regional Park
Brooklyn Park, MN
2021 dates TBD

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Adult Halloween Events

A scary looking clown wearing a dirty suit and holding a baseball bat staring at the camera in a photo from a Haunted House in Minneapolis

The Late Show: The Car Barn Murders

Como-Harriet Streetcar Line
Saint Paul, MN
Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 | 7 and 8:30 p.m.
$10 per passenger

ValleySCARE: Halloween Haunt

Valleyfair
Shakopee, MN
Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 2 – 31, 2021

Trail of Terror: Phantom's Feast

Shakopee, MN
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 - 16, 2021
Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 21 – 24, 2021
Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 28 – 31, 2021 

Haunted Basement

Minneapolis, MN
2021 dates TBD

Zombie Pub Crawl

Minneapolis, MN
2021 dates TBD

Twin Cities Horror Festival

Southern Theatre
Minneapolis, MN
2021 dates TBD

Monster Dash

Saint Paul, MN
2021 dates TBD

First Avenue Halloween Party and Costume Contest

First Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
2021 dates TBD

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Uptown Theater
Minneapolis, MN
2021 dates TBD

Check our Events page for more great events this fall in Minneapolis Northwest and beyond. Need a place to crash when the festivities are over? Relax at one of our modern and comfortable hotels with free parking and convenient access to downtown Minneapolis and everywhere you want to be!