Besides the changing weather, Halloween is one of our favorite parts of October. Oshkosh knows how to celebrate Halloween, with plenty of creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky, and all together ooky events for all ages. Here’s a list of things to look forward to this Halloween in Oshkosh! P.s. Oshkosh's trick-or-treating takes place on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31, from 4:00-7:00pm!

Zooloween at the Menominee Park Zoo

Trick-or-Treating in Oshkosh

Zooloween Boo at the Leach

Take part in trick-or-treating, children’s games, family entertainment, costume contests, and so much more at the Zooloween Boo event happening Saturday, October 21st at 11am-3pm. This event has a new location this year - the Leach Amphitheater! Enjoy food trucks, live entertainment and more!

Trick-Or-Treat with Scoob at the Movies

Grab the family and join Marcus Theatres in Oshkosh on Saturday, October 28 and Sunday October 29 to Trick-or-Treat with Scoob at the Movies! $9 admission includes screening of Schoob!, trick-or-treating stations, family-friendly crafts & activities, and more! Doors and activities open at 10:30am and screening of Scoob! starts at 11:30am. Costumes are encouraged - no masks or toy weapons!

Downtown Trick-or-Treat at the Market

Calling all ghosts, goblins & ghouls! Dress up in costumes and head to the Oshkosh Farmers Market on October 28th for tons of treats and fun! Vendors and participating downtown businesses will be handing out candy and treats during the market from 10am-12pm.

Spooky Skate Family Night at the YMCA

Come and ice skate at the Oshkosh YMCA's SPOOKTACULAR event! Family Night Spooky Skate event is fun for everyone. The fun starts October 14, 5-7 p.m. at the 20th Avenue Y. Dress in your favorite family friendly costume!

Sweet & Spooky Local Fall Treats

Oshkosh is the perfect place to satisfy your sweet tooth. Our local shops have plenty of treats, not tricks, in store for Halloween. Check out our guide about local Halloween goodies from Oshkosh favorites like Tamara’s, Caramel Crisp, Oshpop, and more to get an idea of what’s in store this Halloween. 

OshPop Carmel Apple Corn

Brews in the Zoo

A night out for the adults on October 20th from 5-9pm! Dress up in your best costume at the Leach Amphitheater featuring live music by Conscious Pilot, craft beer and food trucks -- & enjoy free admission! Costume contests categories include: Best Budget Costume, Laziest Costume, Most Creative Costume, Best Makeup Award, Best Couple Costumes, and Best Group!

Coco at Time Community Theater

Enjoy a fun Halloween movie on the silver screen. Time Community Theater is offering two showings of Coco on Saturday, October 28- Matinee screening (2pm) in Spanish, and the evening show (7pm) in English thanks to the Oshkosh Public Museum. And don’t forget some extra cash for concessions like popcorn and beer! Get tickets here!

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Celebrate and explore Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with your Oshkosh Public Museum! Learn about this celebration through traditional music, participate in our community ofrenda (altar) by bringing family photos and making handmade marigolds, and more on October 28th from 12pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the community!

Glow in the Park Not So Spooky Halloween Edition 

Beginning October 19th through October 31st experience Glow In The Park in a whole new moon light. Gather your ghoulish friends and come experience our Not So Spooky Halloween Edition. With a special playlist of fun and festive music, play your way through our Halloween decorated course that is sure to have your inner monster come out. (This event was not created to be scary, however it may not be suitable for young children. Parental discretion advised.)

Monster Mash Bash at The Howard

Join The Howard in the Grand Ballroom for a family friendly Halloween event! The Pocket Kings will take the stage and keep music flowing to entertain you and your family on the dance floor. Costume contests will run for family, kids, couples and individuals with awesome prizes for the big winners. Mac and Cheese (with options to load up yummy toppings) will be available along with a cash bar for purchase throughout the evening, so don’t worry about dinner plans! Get tickets here!

The Macabre Market

Check out The Macabre Market at Venue 404 on October 27th from 6-9:30pm! Indulge your dark side for an evening of all things odd, goth, and Halloween with 20+ local artists, makers, and businesses. More details coming soon! Follow along here!


Did we miss any spooky events? Let us know in the comments! If you’re interested in the supernatural year-round, consider visiting one of these haunted locations in Oshkosh. As always, share your fun with Discover Oshkosh on Facebook and Instagram for a chance to be featured!  

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