Happy Halloween: 8 Family-Friendly Halloween Events

The spookiest day of the year has arrived, and we've put together a list of safe and fun, family-friendly events happening around the area.

Madisonville "Not-So-Scary" Spook House

Kids will have a “spooktacular” time at this family-friendly affair.  The free event begins on Halloween — Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 5:30 p.m. with trick-or-treating at local, participating businesses and ends with a not-so-scary spook house at City Hall. Other activities include a scavenger hunt, door prizes and concessions.  Children up to age 10 are encouraged to participate.

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Gretna Goblin Night

The City of Gretna hosts a goblin night on Oct. 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for children ages 10 and under. Little goblins can enjoy music, games, food, fun and lots of candy. The event will be held on the river batture by the amphitheater.

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Crawloween

Kids can get up close with the creepy critters that make your skin crawl on Tuesday at the Audubon Insectarium. Participants will learn the myths behind these “scary” critters, go trick-or-treating for bug themed trinkets and indulge in Halloween-themed cookies. Kids can also participate in a “how many maggots in the jar” contest to win a gift certificate to the gift shop. Kids in costume can receive a $3 discount on admission.

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Museum Mash

The Louisiana Children’s Museum has some ooey, gooey, booey fun in store for Halloween day. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., costume-clad kids can participate in craft making, learn how to make slime or boogie down at the monster mash dance party.

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Boo at the View

From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., kids can trick-or-treat at Clearview Mall. Participating retailers displaying a “Boo at the View” sign will hand out yummy goodies.  Entertainment, face painting, games, balloon art and photo opportunities with Mr. Hal-O-Ween are included in the fun.

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Halloween Photos and Goblin Express

The little ones can visit the center court of Lakeside Shopping Center for some ghoulish fun. Halloween photos and rides on the goblin express are available starting at 10 a.m.

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Halloween Spooktacular

NORD recreation centers around the city treat kids of all ages to a fun and safe night of trick-or-treating, a costume contest, carnival games, prizes and more. The spooktacular event is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  However, the festivities kick off earlier in the day with a “Thriller” flash mob at City Hall starting at noon which will also feature a special tribute to Fats Domino.

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Dante's Disco Inferno Fantastique at the Music Box Village

Described as a “Halloween party like no other,” the costumes-required bash at the Music Box Village begins at 6 p.m. with trick or treating for the brave kids who dare enter the inferno.  At 7 p.m., the brave adults can dance the night away to the sounds of DJ Rotten “Spooky” Milk and Cauche Mar.

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