Find the perfect Halloween event for you and your family at a Metro park or venue:
Don't miss Zombie Fest at Blue Lake Regional Park
Oct. 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
It’s survivors versus zombies at this horror movie come to life. The Zombie Fest has something for everyone. Alive or "dead," everybody gets to finish the Run2Survive race, which starts at 11 a.m. Children ages 3 to 10 can join in the Little Zombie Run at 11:45 a.m. Afterwards, party at Zombie Fest.
Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m.
Come watch the Oregon Zoo's annual Squishing of the Squash, in which some of the world's largest land animals demolish some of the area's largest pumpkins.
Go wild during ‘Howloween’ at the Oregon Zoo
Oct. 25-26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day
Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife. A scavenger hunt throughout the zoo directs trick-or-treaters to activity stations with information about animals throughout the world, their habitats and adaptations. Goodie bags will be given out for completed hunts at the zoo’s exit. Children collect treats and prizes at the different stations. Free with zoo admission.
Oct. 25, 5 to 10 p.m.
Come in costume for this special kids-only event and explore the mysteries of the dark with a guided safari of the zoo, including visits to the animal hospital and kitchen. Trick or treat by playing with enrichment puzzles and games and make your own caramel apple. End the night with a costume parade and stories. Pizza dinner is included. The safari is $25 for zoo members, $30 for others. Register in advance. For children ages 6 to 13.
Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mikail the tiger will get Halloween-themed treats, while children can have their photo taken with a not-so-scary tiger and participate in fun activities and crafts. Portland Child Art Studio will be hosting a craft table to make spooky Halloween creatures, and The Craft Factory will be making animal masks for visitors to wear. The Halloween party will take place in Tiger Plaza 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the tiger birthday party at 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 31, 5 to 9 p.m.
Take a 45-minute candlelit tour of the beloved historical cemetery in Southeast Portland. Meet the cemetery’s “residents” at their graves and hear tour guides describe the unusual circumstances of their untimely departures. Tours depart every eight minutes through the evening. Tickets cost $5 for seniors 60 and older and children 12 and younger. For others, tickets cost $10 in advance or $15 for walk-in visitors. The event is sponsored by the nonprofit Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery, and proceeds go toward preservation efforts.
Glendoveer welcomes you to a Haunted Forest
Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.
Whether you prefer the indoor tricks and treats or the haunted driving range, costumes are encouraged. Children of all ages are welcome at this free event.