Best Halloween Events in Portland for Kids

Published Oct 3, 2018

Get in the Halloween spirit this year by taking the family to these amazing events! Here's the top kid friendly Halloween events in Portland 2018.

Portland Children's Museum

This Halloween Portland Children's Museum has some really nice events planned up for kids. Below is the list and details of these events-

Halloween Costume Swap-

Kick-off a green Halloween season at Portland Children’s Museum at children’s costume swap! Museum guests and members are invited to donate their gently used children’s Halloween costumes, costume pieces and accessories, and exchange them for costumes donated by others. 

Event Date: Oct 7, 13, 14, 20, 21

Boo Bash-

Treat your family to a playful, festive, and not-so-scary day of Halloween fun at Portland Children’s Museum!

Dress up and Trick or Treat at the Museum. Show off those costumes, and participate in some hair-raising activities, including clay pumpkin patch, bag decorating and goo.

Event Date: Oct 29

Candy-Free Halloween-

Dress up in your costume and join in a Halloween quest around the Museum. Trick-or-treat to each exhibit area to do a spookily cute art project or slimy sensory experience, watch a puppet show, feed carnivorous plants, and more. Museum staff will also be handing out candy-free goodies like glow sticks, hand-made Halloween buttons, and toys for a perfectly marvelous sugar-free Halloween that everyone can enjoy!

Event Date: Oct 31


West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta

The West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta is one of the most anticipated fall events in the Northwest! Each year people come from all over to watch the spectacle of costumed characters paddling 1,000 pound pumpkins in a series of wacky races across the Lake of the Commons. The Regatta is a free event that also includes pumpkin golf, pumpkin bowling, giant pumpkin weigh off, entertainment, food, and much more.

Event By : City of Tualatin (Lake at the Commons)

Event Date: Oct 21



The Oregon zoo provides a fun and safe setting for this Halloween tradition, where costumed trick-or-treaters learn about wildlife in a fun scavenger hunt throughout the zoo.

Presented by In keeping with the zoo's mission, Howloween aims to be educational as well as fun. Scavenger hunts and activities are themed to teach kids about animals around the world, and their habitats and adaptations. Kids can collect treats & prizes at the different stations.

Event By : Oregon Zoo

Event Date: Oct 20, 21, 27, 28


Halloween Night Flight

Celebrate Halloween at the Audubon Society of Portland as you learn all about the creatures of the night! Come face-to-face with Portland Audubon’s Great Horned Owl, Turkey Vulture, and Raven. Enjoy crafts, learning stations, and a naturalist-led night walk that will investigate the creatures that haunt the Portland Audubon sanctuary at night.

This is a FREE family-friendly event but you will need to reserve a spot on the night walk through Audubon’s sanctuary. Space is limited for the night walks so be sure to register early!

Event By : Audubon Society of Portland

Event Date: Oct 20


Penny's Puppets:

Silly Scarecrow's Farm Harvest

Penny's Puppet Productions is a professional one-woman puppet company. Penny's live performances use puppets, story, and song to inspire and entertain children of all ages. 

Silly Scully the Scarecrow is excited to welcome the fall harvest to his farm. Join the talking fruits and vegetables as they celebrate the season. Appi the Apple will rap about her nutritious delights. The Corn Sisters pop in for some fun and there is sure to be a chase scene when Stinky the Skunk tries to join the merriment. Joking, singing, dancing and fall harvest fun are sure to enthrall young and old.


Halloween Costume Crafting & Trick-or-Treating

The Craft Factory have 2 great kids events this Halloween-

Halloween Costume Crafting-

Dress to impress for this Halloween crafting event! For $10 make any Halloween-themed craft (haunted house, cat, or pumpkin), plus make a mask to match your costume for free! Enjoy a sweet treat while you’re there.

Event Date: Oct 27

Halloween Trick-or-Treating in Multnomah Village

The Craft Factory will be handing out a special treat (no tricks!) during the annual Multnomah Village Halloween trick-or-treat event.'

Event Date: Oct 31

Event by : The Craft Factory


Halloween Spooktacular

Dress in costume for an afternoon of Halloween fun at World of Speed! Join their costume parade, explore the haunted auto shop, race pumpkins in the Great Pumpkin Race, and make your own “Trunk-or-Treat” bags for gathering treats and prizes throughout the galleries.

Event date: Oct 20

Event By : World of Speed Motorsport Museum


Halloween Spooktacular Skate

Fun for witches, ghosts, and goblins of all ages featuring spooky games, a costume parade and contest, and more!

$1.00 off admission for skaters in costume!Rink dress standards apply. 

Event By : Oaks Park

Event Date: Oct 27, 28

Looking for more Halloween Events in Portland? You can visit our popular Halloween Events page.

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