Here’s what you need to know about kid-friendly Halloween activities this weekend
The spooky season is upon us, and we want you and your family to have a safe and happy Halloween. We’ve compiled a list of places to gift, other kid-friendly Halloween activities, and some tips for staying safe while having fun.
Times and places of sweets
Official treat time in Milwaukee is 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 31. More information, including tips for parents, tips on hosting a treat event in your neighborhood, and general Halloween safety tips, can be found on the City of Milwaukee website.
Homes and businesses in the Harambee and Riverwest neighborhoods participating in a sleight of hand during this time must register their location by Friday, October 29 using this form. This will help cheaters in the area find you. Cheaters can view the map here.
On Saturdays, families can also indulge in treats at the Latino Family Expo and Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Augustine Preparatory Academy, located at 2607 S. 5th St. Register here for free.
On Sundays, kids can participate in a costume contest at Haunted Hoops, located at the Al McGuire Center, 770 N. 12th St. The Marquette University men’s basketball team will compete against each other during the event and the costume contest will be held at half time. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the event will continue until noon.
Costume contest and other kid-friendly Halloween activities
On Thursday, Battle Lounge hosts a Halloween costume party for kids with treat bags, pizza, video and board games, dance games, contests and more. The party will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 5419 W. Lisbon Ave.
On Saturdays, children can participate in the Cholo and Chola costume competition for children, located at 1225 S. Cesar E Chavez Dr. The competition takes place from 2 pm to 6 pm.
Also on Saturdays, families living in the Metcalfe Park neighborhood can join Metcalfe Park Community Bridges for a Halloween party with candy, park games and more. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the new Butterfly Park, 3701 W. Meinecke St.
- When going out, especially at night, consider wearing clothes that are very visible or in bright colors. It helps cars to see you crossing the street.
- Note that while your costume may include a mask or face covering, it is probably not as effective at slowing the spread of COVID-19 as a mask you would normally wear for this purpose. Cheaters, especially those who expect to spend time indoors, should consider wearing a mask designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 in addition to the mask or face covering that may accompany their costume.
- Parents should consider inspecting candy before their children eat to make sure it is safe.