Halloween 2023: Spooky Movies, Parties, Haunted Family Events & More! | Art and Culture | Spokane | The Northwest Inland inhabitant of the Pacific Ocean

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The 2019 King Family Halloween Show

IIt’s time for scares, ghosts, hauntings and candy! Welcome to the spooky season, dear readers.

If you’re looking for something to do in these final days before Halloween, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a look at some of the many Halloween-themed events happening in our region. Take the kids to an event or host a zombie-themed dinner party in downtown Spokane. Take your ghost as you see fit — and don’t forget to have fun!

If you’re looking for even more ways to celebrate the season, we’re accepting submissions to our community events calendar throughout the work week, so be sure to check back for the latest happenings. If you’re an event organizer, share the details with us at inlander.com/geltisted

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To view all of our events by date, name, location, keyword and more, visit inlander.com/events.

SUITABLE FOR A FAMILY

Colville Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Navigate a 12-acre corn maze, pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, or buy an array of freshly picked fall produce like sweet corn and countless varieties of winter squash. Open daily from 11am to 7pm until October 31. $6-$8. 73 Oakshott Rd., Colville. colvillecornmaze.com (509-684-6751)

Halloween Movies in Garland
Throughout October, the Garland is screening an array of eerie ghost films for your viewing pleasure. Visit the theater’s website for the full lineup, including titles like The silence of the Lambs (October 23), Hocus Pocus (October 25-29), Halloween (October 28-31) etc. $2.50. Movie times vary. Garland Theatre, 924 W. Garland Ave. garlandtheater.com (509-327-1050)

Ghoul Old-Fashioned Fun
Kids and their families are invited to this festival featuring Halloween-inspired activities including a ghost roast, bingo, crafts, games and more. Costumes are strongly encouraged. Saturday, October 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $5/child; under the age of 2 free. Camp Dart-Lo, 14000 N. Dartford Dr. campfireinc.org (509-747-6191)

SpookWalk
Stroll the streets of historic Browne’s Addition and hear ghost stories of people old and new who still watch the passing of time from the windows of mansions and bungalows. October 27-29, every day from 18:30-20:30 and 19-21 hours. $25. It starts at the former Browne’s Bistro, 1924 W. Pacific. tinyurl.com/BrownesTours (509-850-0056)

Halloween Moon Monster Cruise
These 45-minute evening cruises feature spooky decor, an onboard maze, photo contest and more. October 27-29 from 17:00 to 20:30. $15; ages 5 and under free. The Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St. cdacruises.com/halloween (208-292-5670)

North Idaho College CTE Trick-or-Treat
Families are invited to trick or treat around the halls and stop in each of the labs while learning about NIC programs. Friday, October 27 from 3 to 6 p.m. Free of charge. North Idaho College Parker Technical Education Center, 7064 N. Lancaster Rd., Rathdrum, Id. nic.edu/parkertec

Spooky Storytime and Scavenger Hunt
Auntie’s staff reads from two Halloween-themed books, followed by a scavenger hunt. Saturday, October 28 from 11 am. Free of charge. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. auntiesbooks.com (509-838-0206)

A wonderful autumn festival
A fall/Halloween festival aimed at kids, featuring a carnival, costume parade and other Halloween themed activities throughout the event. Saturday, October 28 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Free of charge. Cutter Theatre, 302 Park St., Metalline Falls. cuttertheatre.com (509-446-4108)

Spark-o-win
Spark Central gets spooky for a fun-filled day of creative activities and treats. Costumes are welcome but not required. Saturday, October 28 from 12-5 p.m. Free of charge. Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Pkwy. spark-central.org (509-279-0299)

Goblin party
Hosted by the Spokane Magical Moot, this party features food, games, prizes and more. Costumes are strongly recommended. Saturday, October 28 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Free of charge. Spokane Gallery and Framing, 409 S. Dishman Mica Rd. facebook.com/spokanegalleryboutique

Corbin Park Witches Ride
Ride your bike around Corbin Park dressed in your best witch regalia. Saturday, October 28 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Free of charge. Corbin Park, 896 S. Corbin Rd. facebook.com/corbinparkspokane

Isaiah Daniels Presents: Are the Ghosts Coming Back?
A stage show combining magic, theater and history as you dive deep into the world of spiritualism. Saturday, October 28 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. $30-$35. Bing Crosby Theatre, 901 W. Sprague Ave. bingcrosbytheater.com

HUB Drive-In Movie Series
Watch classic Halloween movies like Beetlejuice, Friday the 13th, Coco and Hocus Pocus in classic drive-in format. Saturday, October 22nd and 29th at 6:00pm and 8:30pm $25/car. HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Liberty Lake. hubsportscenter.org (509-927-0602)

Chaos Halloween Bash
A spooky party with a haunted house, VR sparks costume contests for all ages, complete with prizes and giveaways throughout the night. Sunday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. $5-$10. Chaos Arcade, 1020 W. Francis Ave. chaosarcade.com/halloween

Brick or treat!
This family-friendly Halloween event features local vendors selling crafty items and giving away free candy for the kids. Saturday, October 28 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Entrance free. Brick West Brewing Co., 1318 W. First Ave. brickwestbrewingco.com/halloween

Campbell House Halloween
Wear your costume for a family Halloween experience. Complete scavenger hunts and make crafts on the sun porch. Includes candy, games and fun for all ages. Buy your tickets online or at the door. Tuesday, October 31 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. $5, children 3 and under free. Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. northwestmuseum.org

Haunted Wagons
Stroll through the museum’s carriages, which have been transformed into a haunted attraction for the season. Saturday, October 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 29 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday, October 31 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. $6. Indoor Northwest Railroad Museum, 23700 Sprinkle Rd., Reardan. inlandwrailmuseum.com (509-796-3377)

Halloween costume swap
The Spokane County District Library hosts numerous eco-friendly costume swaps for the thrifty souls in all of us. Moran Prairie (October 25 from 3:30-5:30 pm), Fairfield (October 26 from 3:30-5:30 pm) and North Spokane (October 28 from 3:30-5 pm) and Argonne (November 2 from 15:30-17:30). scld.org

TRUNK OR TREATMENT EVENTS

NATIVE Project Trunk-or-Treat
Youth and families are invited to feast on decorated car trunks. Thursday, October 26 from 4-6 p.m. Free of charge. NATIVE Project, 1830 W. Maxwell Ave. facebook.com/TheRealNATIVEProject (509-483-7535)

South Hill Trunk-or-Treat
Collect candy from Halloween-themed trunks in this alternative trick-or-treat experience. Saturday, October 28 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Free. Goodwill, 2927 E. 27th Ave. discovergoodwill.org

Chests of goodies
Come dressed in costume, play Halloween themed costumes and play games to win prizes. Sunday, October 29 from 12 to 3:30 p.m. Free of charge. New Horizons Community Church, 3122 W. Lincoln Rd. nhccspokane.com (509-327-6433)

Trunk or treat
This event features candy, hot chocolate, raffle prizes, bounce houses and more. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Sunday, October 29 at 1:30 p.m. Free of charge. The Vine Church, 9140 N. Reed Rd., Hayden, Id. thevineidaho.org (208-449-2080)

Spangle Trunk-or-Treat
Decorate your car, dress up and bring the family for an evening of tailgating or a treat at Spangle Foods. Tuesday, October 31 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free of charge. Spangle Foods Country Store, 315 W. Jennings Rd. Spangle, Washington facebook.com/spanglefoodscountrystore

MUSIC + NIGHTLIFE

Ghost rave
Rave with horror music. Costumes highly recommended. Thursday, October 26 at 9pm $20-$25. Age 18+. Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. sp.knittingfactory.com (509-244-3479)

Halloween event
Dancers from Muse Bellydancing perform on stage. Saturday, October 28 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Free. Age 21+. Chan’s Red Dragon, 1406 W. Third Ave. fb.me/e/TCXtJrco

Neon Moon: Halloween Honky Tonk
This Halloween party features live DJs, a mechanical bull, flash tattoos, a photo booth, a whiskey tasting option and more. Costumes are encouraged. Saturday, October 28 from 7pm to midnight. $10-$25. Age 21+. The Wonder Building, 835 N. Post St. EventBrite link

Big Dipper Halloween Cover
Night 1: Xingaia as a Ghoul; Emergency exit as MXPX; Atomic Fuzz as Joan Jett; Be like Interpol. Night 2: The Pink Socks as Blink-182; Crisp mustard against all authority; Counting The Fallen as Fall Out Boy and David Joseph as Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos. Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. $15-$20. All ages. The Big Bear, 171 S. Washington St. thebigdipperspokane.com

A wonderful and strange Halloween
A Twin Peaks-themed Halloween party with live music by The Bookhouse Boys and a costume contest. Saturday, October 28 from 6-10 p.m. Free of charge. Black Lodge Brewing, 206 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. blacklodgebrewing.com (208-640-6298)

Halloween bar crawl
This annual bar crawl features blanket clearance at all venues, drink specials, after parties and more. Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 from 4pm to midnight. $20-$25. Age 21+. Starts at Fast Eddie’s, 1 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. crawlwith.us/spokane/halloween (509-455-8752)

The Rocky Horror Show
The Garland’s annual Halloween weekend screening of the 1975 cult classic features prop bags, shadow throwing and other festivities. Saturday, October 28 at 11:59 p.m. $8. Garland Theatre, 924 W. Garland Ave. garlandtheater.com (509-327-1050)

Halloween Cocktail Party: Zombie Prom
A four-course dinner menu paired with Halloween-inspired cocktails featuring dishes such as calamari pasta and lamb with marsala. Dress up in your best zombie outfit. Sunday, October 29 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. $85. Tavolata, 221 N. Wall St. ethanstowellrestaurants.com (509-606-5600)

SCARED

Scarywood Haunted Nights
Scarywood is full of haunted attractions and roaming monsters, including five haunted attractions, nine scare zones and the chance to ride most of Silverwood’s signature rides in the dark. Through Saturday, October 28; Thursday from 7-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 7pm to midnight. $44-$76. Age 12+. Silverwood Theme Park, 27843 US-95, Athol. scarywoodhaunt.com

King Family Haunted House
This year’s King Family Halloween theme is “Icons of Horror,” a traveling horror show dating back to the late 1800s. The family is also accepting donations of nonperishable food for the food bank and money for Make-A-Wish. This is the last year of the King Family exhibition. Until October 30, Friday-Saturday from 7am-9pm, also Sunday, October 29 and Monday. October 30. 15604 N. Freya St., Spokane. facebook.com/thekingfamilyhalloweendisplay

The Hillbilly Haunted House
A haunted attraction that raises donations for local schools and clubs. This haunted house is rated PG-13. October 20-21 and October 27-28; Fri-Sat 6:30am-10:30pm. $5 suggested donation. Corner of Deer Park-Milan and Milan-Elk Rd. facebook.com/thehillbillyhauntedhouse1

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