Kids' Halloween Events in Portland

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Published Sep 22, 2017

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 2017.

Portland Children's Museum

This Halloween Portland Children's Museum has some really nice events planned up for kids. Here is the list 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

Not-So-Scary Halloween-

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

There will be Trick or Treat Bag Decorating, Pumpkin smash and gooey guts, Spooky Story Times, Glow in the dark painting .You can also Trick-or-Treat around the Museum & join the costume dance party with a DJ.

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


Howloween, Saturday & Sunday

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 28-29


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 21


Penny's Puppets:

Sweet Tooth the Ghost Show and Costume Party

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.

Sweet Tooth The Ghost Puppet Show and Costume Party! A Halloween tradition!

Frank the mouse and Robin are getting ready for their costume party but their treats keep disappearing. Help them solve the mystery of the missing candy and also make a new friend.


Halloween Costume Crafting & Trick-or-Treating

The Craft Factory have 2 great kids events this Halloween-

1. 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 28

2. 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 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 28

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

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