Looking for fun, free family activities to celebrate a holiday where it’s totally legitimate to put on weird clothes and beg for candy? Lincoln Park has its own set of events this Friday evening.

  • Northern Expressions Arts Collective’s Haunted Happenings event will once again transform the Harrison Community Center at 3002 W. 3rd St. This interactive, creative, and totally non-scary event for all ages, the Fairytale Food Festival, will challenge kids to identify characters from their favorite fairytales, books, and nursery rhymes…as well as identifying healthy ways to enjoy treats. The event runs from 4:30-7:30 on Friday. They’re also collecting donations of gently used kids’ and young adult books for the United Way’s Big Red Bookshelf program. For more information, check them out on Facebook.
  • Duluth Gospel Tabernacle is holding a Fall Festival from 6-8 p.m. Come by for this indoor carnival (they’re predicting a chilly day on Friday, so this is good to know…) featuring games, prizes, crafts, and candy. This event is a family-friendly one, aimed at kids from babies to sixth-graders. They’re located at 1515 W. Superior St.
  • Bark Avenue Grooming, at the corner of 24th Ave. W and W. 3rd St.,  is reprising its popular Haunted Basement with even more creepy goodness. From 5:30 to 8, venture into the basement maze and prepare to be scared…for real. They recommend this event for kids 10 and older. Younger visitors, as well as anyone feeling particularly faint-hearted, can go through an alternate pathway to get treats without getting scared out of their shoes. (Literally. It has happened.)  If you love the adrenaline rush that comes from getting well and truly freaked out, this is the event for you!
  • The Boys and Girls Club in the old Lincoln Park School building (2407 W. 4th St.) will be having a Halloween carnival from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on Friday. Come on by for a fortune teller, pumpkin pass, ring toss, face painting, bug eating, Halloween candy/prizes, a safety table with glow sticks for safe trick or treating, a gently used winter coat giveaway for youth/teens, and more games/activities!

If you’re doing old-school trick-or-treating, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has tips to keep the evening safe. Stay visible and have a great time!

Do you have any Halloween events you’d like to see on the calendar? Send us a reply with the details!