13 family-friendly Halloween festivities in the Twin Ports

Pumpkin Sculpture 1 As we all know, Halloween falls on a school night this year, and many families with younger kids won't be able to join in the late-night festivities. For those of you looking for something to do that is family friendly, we have created a list of different things for you to try.

Friday, Oct. 25, events:

If you're interested in cake walks, fun photos, and raffles, The United Protestant Church of Morgan Park is hosting its annual Halloween Carnival for kids under 14.
Admission: Free Where: 88th Avenue West and Idaho Street, Duluth When: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Duluth Public Library will be showing the 2013 film, Mama. Keep in mind, it is rated PG-13.
Admission: Free
Where: Duluth Public Library, in the Green Room.
When: 2:00 p.m.

John and Anita Savage, the founders of the oldest paranormal investigation group in Minnesota, will talk about their experiences from two decades of ghost hunting.
Admission: Free
Where: Duluth Public Library, in the Green Room
When: 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 26, events: 

The Pilgrim Congregational Church is hosting a Pumpkin Carving Party
Admission: Free
Where: 2310 East 4th Street, Duluth
When: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The first 200 kids will receive a free pumpkin and decorating kit. Those who come in costume also receive a free treat bag. The day also includes a fall "do it yourself" photo area, music, art and craft and food vendors.
Admission: Free
Where: Belknap Street and Tower Avenue, Superior
When: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Hartley Nature Center is hosting its annual Howloween for families with children 8 and under. It includes a "critter" nature walk, games, activities, as well as crafts and snacks. Each session is limited to 150 participants, and per-registration is required.
Admission: $20 per household
Where: 3001 Woodland Ave., Duluth
When: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Engwall's Halloween Corn-i-val includes trick or treating, carnival games, prizes, pumpkin bowling, and more.
Admission: $10
Where: 4749 Hermantown Road, Duluth
When: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Barnes and Noble is hosting a special Halloween story time, featuring the story Go Away, Big Green Monster! Let your kids show off their spooky style in the costume parade, as well as getting a few treats!
Admission: Free
Where: Barnes and Noble (in Miller Hill Mall)
When: 11:00 a.m.

Try out tailgating, Halloween style. Trunk-or-treating allows children to go from car to car, collecting candy easily. The Eastridge Community Church is hosting this event.
Admission: Free!
Where: 3727 West Arrowhead Road, Duluth
When: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 27, events: 

The Great Lakes Aquarium will be having fun among the fishes. It includes games, face painting, and trick-or-treating through the aquarium.
Admission: $16.50 for adults; children 12 and under are free with a paid adult.
Where: 353 Harbor Drive, Duluth
When: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All Weekend:

Engwall's includes a corn maze complete with a word scramble game, as well as a mini maze for kids. Later in the evening, you can join the fun at Engwall's Field of Screams.
Admission: $8 for ages 12 and up, and $7 for those under 12.
Where: 4749 Hermantown Road, Duluth
When: Corn Maze, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Field of Screams, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Alpine Roller Coaster takes a spooky turn this seasons as a haunted coaster ride. Admission is $9.50 for single riders and $14.00 for double riders.
Where: 9500 Spirit Mountain Place, Duluth
When: Thursday-Saturday: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Sundays- 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

For those of you interested in staying home:

Check out Spoonful for different Halloween crafts you can do at home.
There is also a website dedicated to Halloween treats you can make.

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