Family-Friendly Halloween Happenings

Communities and organizations are shaking things up this year with Halloween activities that adhere to health and safety recommendations.

Here are events to participate in to celebrate Halloween. 

Celebrate Halloween with a Host of Activities at Door County Libraries

Click here to find out all the fun things happening in October for Halloween, including crafts, costumes and spooky stories.

Spook-tacular Scavenger Hunt, Sturgeon Bay

Take part in a spooky scavenger hunt on and around Sturgeon Bay’s 3rd Avenue. Pick up a map at the Destination Sturgeon Bay ( visitor center, and return it by Nov. 6 for a chance to win a Destination Sturgeon Bay gift certificate. 

Park after Dark Halloween Light Display, Sister Bay 

Until Nov. 1, see the display of colorful Halloween lights on trees and bushes in Sister Bay’s Waterfront Park. Take a photo with Charlie Brown and other Peanuts characters in the Great Pumpkin display; set sail in a boat with Captain Hook and his first mate; check out Sammy the 18-foot spider and his web mates; look for jack-o-lanterns, ghosts and skeletons scattered around; and see the silly things in the windows of Village Hall after the sun goes down. Lights turn on nightly at dusk.

Sister Bay is celebrating the spooky season with a Park after Dark Halloween light display though Nov. 1, when Waterfront Park is lit up with colorful lights on trees and bushes. Submitted.

Door County Medical Center’s COVID-Friendly Trick or Treat

The hospital would like to brighten up the Halloween of the skilled nursing residents by inviting Door County families to visit Door County Medical Center’s Skilled Nursing Facility (near the corner of S 16th Pl and Rhode Island St.) to trick-or-treat from from 3 – 4:30pm Friday, Oct. 30th. This will all be done outdoors – proper distances will be maintained (residents will be inside) and facemasks are required.

HELP of Door County Drive-through Cookout

Oct. 30, 11am-6pm, at HELP of Door County, 219 Green Bay Rd, Sturgeon Bay

Come join us for spooktacular great eats! Purchase a brat or hot dog, chips and water for $5 or two brats or hot dogs, chips and water for $7. Raffle items also available. Wear your costume for an extra treat!

Kick Ash’s “Trail of Terror,” Ellison Bay

Oct. 31, 10am – 3pm, Kick Ash Coffee

Kids and their families are invited to walk our “Trail of Terror” which will be family-friendly. Guests are provided a list of things to find in the spookily decorated gardens outside of Kick Ash. Groups may move through the grounds together making sure to honor others with social distancing recommendations. Bring completed list back to the deck at Kick Ash and receive a bag of goodies.

Heritage Halloween at Heritage Village, Sturgeon Bay

Oct. 31, 3-7 pm, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay

The Door County Historical Society will host a new event: the first annual Heritage Halloween. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Costumes are encouraged for all ages.

Masks are required, and the trick-or-treating will consist of staff members handing out small bags of preportioned candy to anyone in costume during this family-friendly, open-air event. The buildings will be closed but decorated, and staff members will be on the porches sharing riddles, rhymes and short stories. 

Crossroads at Big Creek will lead short hikes through the woods so that visitors can experience nature at night. A small scavenger hunt is also planned that encourages reading, counting, and color and animal identification. Those who complete the scavenger hunt will receive a Halloween goody bag and a Culver’s free-scoop token. 

Drive-through Halloween, Fish Creek

Oct. 31, 4-7pm, Gibraltar Fire and Rescue

Enter through the parking lot and drive around to the back of the station. A bay door will be open for your vehicle to enter and receive a sweet treat. Please remain in your vehicle at all times. Plan to attend this event with members of your household. Masks or proper face coverings required and no walk-throughs permitted.

Halloween Drive-through Blue Moon Event, Sister Bay

Oct. 31, 6-7:30 pm, Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Station, 2258 Mill Road in Sister Bay

The Sister Bay Lions Club and Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department will host a drive-through Halloween event during which bags of prizes and treats will be given to little trick-or-treaters who are in their parents’/guardians’ vehicle. (There will be no walk-throughs because of social distancing.) Costumes are encouraged for all ages.

Drive-through Halloween, Baileys Harbor 

Oct. 31, 3-6 pm, Baileys Harbor Visitor Center

Reserve your bag in advance by emailing [email protected] or signing up on Facebook with the number and ages of children and a time slot during which to pick up your goody bags. Then drive through to receive the pre-ordered bags.

Drive-through Firehouse Halloween, Ephraim

Oct. 31, 4 pm until supplies run out, municipal dock across the street from the Firehouse Museum, Highway 42 in Ephraim

Drive through to receive a trick-or-treat goody bag from members of the Ephraim Volunteer Fire Department.

Drive-in Halloween Movie, Brussels

Oct. 31, Brussels Community Center, 1366 Junction Road (Cty DK) in Brussels

The Brussels Lions Club is sponsoring drive-through trick-or-treating starting at 5:30 pm, with a drive-in showing of Hotel Transylvania beginning at 6 pm.

The Ridges Sanctuary’s Halloween Night Hike, Baileys Harbor

Oct. 31, 6 pm or 7 pm, 8166 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor

Get your heart pumping with a 90-minute haunted-boardwalk hike. Register for one of the two hikes at