Wednesday, Oct. 31
Happy Halloween! It’s time to trick or treat and join in the Halloween festivities with crafts, costume contests and more. Here’s what is happening around the peninsula for the holiday.
Trick or Treat!
Ghouls and goblins are getting ready for the Baileys Harbor “Haunted Harbor Halloween Party” on Oct. 31. Start your night off by trick-or-treating throughout downtown from 5 – 7 pm. Be sure to pop in at businesses staying open for all the kiddos. Remember to turn your porch light on during the trick-or-treat hours to show that you’re handing out treats.
Spooky fun and games will start at the Town Hall at 6:30 pm. Offerings include food and drinks, a sensory table and a haunted house. The costume contest is held at 7:30 pm with prizes. Activities end at 8 pm.
Trick or Treating in the Village of Sister Bay is planned for 3:30 pm – dark
The Red Putter Mini Golf in North Ephraim has been dressing up the gnomes and bringing out the witches and ghosts to make a fun destination for Halloween. Stop by for a game amongst the decorations and fun photo-ops. Golfers who come in costume will receive $1 off their game of golf. Trick-or-treaters are always welcome. The Red Putter is open daily through Oct.31 and will reopen again in May.
Come in and join in making crafts to celebrate the Dia de los Muertos holiday in the Makers Space at Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion. The Baileys Harbor Library is also hosting Halloween crafting from 4-7pm.
Time to Party!
Ghouls, goblins and their families will want to stop by Hope United Church of Christ for the 10th Annual Halloween Party on Oct. 31, 5-8 pm. It is a great way to start or end a night of trick-or-treating. Food will be provided and family-friendly movies will be screened. Kids can sort their candy while adults relax. Families are also encouraged to use the church parking lot to trick-or-treat in the neighborhood before dinner. Admission is free and free-will donations are accepted for food. Hope Church is located at 141 S. 12th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. For more information call 920.743.2701.
From 6-7:30 pm at the Sister Bay Fire Station participate in Halloween games and win prizes. Parents are welcome. Sponsored by the Sister Bay Lions Club.
From 4-8pm come by for a fun night geared for the younger crowd. Featuring games, face painting, and prizes. Concession stand available with sloppy joes, hot dogs and desserts. Fred admission.
JACK O’LANTERN DAYS
Oct. 26-27, 2018
A true, hometown Halloween festival, Jack O’ Lantern Days will entertain little witches and goblins of all ages. Highlights include a festive costume contest, town hall games, town-wide trick-or-treating, a costume parade, mask making and more. This festival is full of surprises and will give your family a Halloween filled with good memories they’ll remember forever.
Be sure to check out Hands On Art Studio’s Great Pumpkin Lighting on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 6 pm. Volunteers are carving a wall of 300 pumpkins for viewing.
Friday, Oct. 26
5:30 & 5:45pm: Murder Mayhem Tour, Door County Trolley
6pm: Trolley Ghost Tour, Door County Trolley
7-11pm: Haunted Trolley Pub Crawl, Door County Trolley
Saturday, Oct. 27
9 am-12pm: Mask Making Family Art Day, Peninsula School of Art
10am-2pm: Gibraltar Fire & Rescue Open House with kids games, Gibraltar Fire Station
10am-4pm: Open Door Bird Sanctuary Interactive Raptor Exhibit, Founder’s Square
10am-6pm: The Great Pumpkin Lighting (lighting at 6 pm), Hands On Art Studio
12-12:30pm: Halloween Costume Parade and Costume Contest, Clark Park
1-3pm: Kids Halloween Party, Old Town Hall
1-3pm: Trick-or-Treating, businesses throughout Fish Creek
5:45pm: Murder Mayhem Tour, Door County Trolley
5pm & 7:30pm: Trolley Ghost Tour, Door County Trolley
7pm: Haunted Trolley Pub Crawl, Door County Trolley
9pm: Adult Halloween Costume Party, Bayside Tavern
THRILLS ON THIRD
Oct. 27, 2018
Have a spooktacular time during the 7th annual Thrills on Third event on Oct. 27 in Sturgeon Bay. Spend the day walking down historic Third Avenue and taking part in the numerous Halloween activities. All activities are free to the public.
Head over to the Boys and Girls Club of Door County from 9-11 am where kids can paint their very own pumpkin. Kids of all ages are welcome to paint and decorate pumpkins on a first-come, first-served basis. More than 100 pumpkins will be provided. Pumpkin painting is sponsored by Artists Guild. Participants are encouraged to bring a canned good for donation. The decorated pumpkins will be placed along the parade route until 3 pm to take home.
The Boys and Girls Club of Door County will also have a spine-chilling haunted house open from 10 am –1 pm. Beginning at 11 am, the Boys and Girls Club will sell hot dogs, hamburgers, lemonade, chips and popcorn. Don’t forget to stop by the Door County Library any time from 9 am – 12 pm to make slime and learn the science behind it.
Parade participants should gather at Martin Park, 207 S. Third Avenue, at 12:45 pm for costume judging. The costume parade is open to kids and families of all ages. Dogs are welcome to participate as well. Floats are not permitted. At 1 pm, participants will march down Third Avenue to Community Foundation Square, at the corner of Third Avenue and Kentucky Street. Musicians and songwriters from the 2018 Dark Songs event in Sturgeon Bay will entertain the parade participants and those watching with their unique, humorous and original songs. Awards for first, second and third place best costumes will be awarded by Miss Door County’s Outstanding Teen, Ashley Ellefson. A prize for the best dog costume will also be awarded. After the parade, participants are encouraged to walk along Third Avenue to take part in trick-or-treating at participating businesses until 3 pm.
For more information, call the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center at 920.743.6246 or stop by the Visitor Center at 36 S. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay.