Dance and Costume Parties For Big Kids:
Black and Orange Ball at Hannah’s—Costume contest, drink specials and creepy classic videos by DJ Jake and the Rocci Johnson band.
Halloween Masquerade Party at Flatbread in Bown Crossing—Mysterious masks are a must, and the best one wins a Flatbread gift basket. Cover charge includes beer, wine and food.
Halloween Bash at The Whiskey River—Live music with Riff-Raff and prizes for best costumes.
Fright Fest at the Basque Center—All ages Halloween dance party featuring more than 10 DJs. Full bar for those 21 and older.
Halloween Party at Piper Pub—Featuring Candread and Rizing Rezistance.
Halloween Party at The Refuge—Costume prizes and drink specials. Music by Upinatem, Demoni, Gravity Bong and trigger Itch.
Costume Party at Montego Bay—Don your best costume for this one: $500 in prizes are up for grabs.
Art and Theater:
"Monsters In The Cupboard" at Flying M—Group art show featuring local artists' depictions of spooky scenes painted on old cupboard doors. Bid on the pieces through the month of October. Proceeds will benefit the Idaho Food Bank.
"Dia De Los Muertos" at Gallery Alexa Rose—Opening of the exhibit of works by local artists honoring the Mexican holiday, which is time to honor loved ones who've passed away and the cycle of human life. Meet the artists and participate in making your own offering.
Jekyll and Hyde at the Nampa Civic Center—Musical adaption of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, in which a man must battle with his chemically induced alter ego.
Dracula at the Nampa Civic Center—Adaptation of Bram Stoker’s creepy classic about Count Dracula. Suitable for those 14 years and older.
Phantom of the Opera at the Egyptian—Benefit screening of the silent film, accompanied by live theater organist Dennis James. Proceeds benefit the Egyptian Theater Robert Morton Pipe Organ restoration fund.
Boo At the Zoo at Zoo Boise—Take your little monster, or lion, or superhero to the zoo for trick-or-treating with vendors from the community. Face painting and Halloween-themed games and activities are interspersed with the animal exhibits.
Philharmonsters at Esther Simplot Center for the Performing Arts—Boise Philharmonic’s annual spooktacular Halloween concert. A pre-concert party with games and a musical petting zoo followed by a 25-minute concert. Costumes encouraged.
Hullabaloo Halloween Carnival at Wings Center—Family friendly Halloween-themed carnival and costume party. Proceeds from the sloppy joe dinner go to benefit Teen Challenge Academy.
Scarecrow Stroll at Idaho Botanical Gardens—Stroll the Garden to view and vote for the most creative scarecrow.
Odds and Ends:
Psychic and Holistic Wellness Fair at Her Spirit Center for Women—Wear your Halloween costume for this day of healing, learning, and fun including psychic readings, dream analysis, Reiki healing and massage. Shop for artwork, jewelry and crafts.
Wicked Wonders at Solid—Vaudeville Productions presents an hour-long "evil" magic show in the spirit of Halloween. Kid-friendly shows are those scheduled earlier in the day.
Haunted World in Nampa—The Northwest's largest outdoor haunted spot. Tour the haunted grounds including a corn maze, dungeons, barnyard and hostel. Concessions and gift shop available.
Frightened Felons at Old Idaho State Penitentiary—Get a look at what life was like for prisoners during the Old Pen's creepy past. Activities include dice-making, bean flipping and scavenger hunts. Friday's event is geared toward visitors 10 years and older. On Saturday visitors must be at least 13 years old.
Spectrum Spook-tacular at Joker’s Wild—Starve a vampire and donate blood during this family-friendly event. Jump houses, face painting and prizes for all, must be 17 years old to donate blood. Schedule an appointment online at redcrossblood.org.