Have some spooky fun this Halloween!

As Halloween approaches you might be wondering what fun events are being offered. There is a lot to do in and around Anchorage, but I sometimes have a hard time finding out what’s going on until it’s too late to plan for it. This year I made a list, and I wanted to share it with you. Whether you’re looking for something family friendly or something that’s just for adults you can find out about it here. As I find more events I will keep adding them to the list.

Fright Nite Manor
October 6th – November 4th, 6-11pm
Northway MallFright Night Manor

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The largest of Anchorage’s haunted houses, Fright Nite has been opening for Halloween scares since 1985. All ages are welcome to enter, but be prepared  for the fright of your lives!  This may not be appropriate for young children.

Tickets: $10 for regular, $15 for 3D

Fall Family Fun Festival
Saturday, October 14th, 21st, & 28th
The Reindeer Farm

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Come join the fun at the Fall Family Fun Festival this year, and pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.  Admission includes: 

Reindeer Tour
Pony rides (ages 12 and under)
Spooky walk (Haunted house for kids)
 Reindeer Barrel Train
Tractor Pulled wagon rides
Hay Bale Maze
Games for Kids
Entertainment!

Additional cost:
-Food, Husky Burger and Homebaked goods!
-Pumpkin from the pumpkin patch  
$15 with admission, $20 without admission
(Limited number of pumpkins, first come first serve)
-Horse drawn Wagon rides $5 per person $20 per family
​Fall Family Photos by Diane Kris Photography

Tickets: General Admission: Kids 2 and under are free! $11 at the gate, $10 in advance online

Boris and Natasha’s Groovy Gruesome Gathering
October 21st-29th, Times Vary
Alaska Pacific University, Grant Hall

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Boris & Natasha are the vampire duo that are going to bring the bite back into Halloween in this show that is the perfect trick or treat for the whole family.  Get on your boogie shoes and join the fun in this brand new musical Halloween romp suited for all ages!

Tickets: General Admission: $11, Students/Seniors/Military: $9, Kids 12 and under: $6

Igor: The Butcher of Salzbury
October 20th-31st, Times Vary
Alaska Pacific University, Grant Hall

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Murder, mad science, grave robbing and revivification are all themes explored in this dark psychological thriller that it examines what makes a monster out of a man. Recommended for ages 12 and up or those who can handle a good scare.

 

Tickets: General Admission: $11, Students/Seniors/Military: $9, Kids 12 and under: $6

Halloween Events at Bass Pro Shop
October 21st-31st, Times Vary
Bass Pro Shop

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There are some free Halloween activities at the Bass Pro Shop. See the link above for more information.

Kid’s Halloween Train
October 21st and 28th, 10 AM-12:30 PM and 3-5:30PM
Anchorage Train Depot

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This October, join the Alaska Railroad for some Halloween family fun — a ride on the rails complete with costumes, crafting, tasty treats and more! With two Saturdays of departures at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., the Alaska Railroad Kid’s Halloween Train will travel 2.5 hours round-trip from Anchorage to Indian. Onboard the Halloween Train, passengers will enjoy monster-size fun, including entertainment from a magician, crafts, balloon animals, Halloween-themed Bingo, a raffle and coloring contest. Don’t miss this ghoulish good time!

 

Haunted & Enchanted Trails of Goose Lake
October 26th; Enchanted Trail 5-7pm, Haunted Trail 7-9pm
Goose Lake Park

For more information call Molly at 343-6992

Come walk the enchanted & haunted trails with your kids! The Enchanted Trail is a place where magical creatures meet brave warriors and high royalty and bring Halloween magic to life! The Haunted Trail is not for the faint of heart and is a place where ghosts, ghouls, and other surprises await!

Whether you choose to do one or both it will be a night of frights and delights with music, food trucks, and warming barrels. Costumes are highly encouraged!

There will also be a family beach ball party from 4-9PM

Tickets: $7 online/$10 at event

 
 

Enchanted Village
October 28th, 11AM
Winterberry School

 

More Details to follow.

 

 

Trick or Treat Street
October 28th at 12-4 PM
Alaska Communications

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Trick or Treat Street is a FREE & FUN event for families and children to trick or treat from business to business in downtown Anchorage in a safe and friendly environment. Join us for trick-or-treating from business to business in downtown Anchorage!

Fall Festival
October 28th at 12-8 PM
Alaska Native Heritage Center

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Come to ANHC  first winter event– the 2nd annual Fall Festival! Join us for this FUN and FREE family event! You don’t want to miss it!

Activities include:
-Trick-or-Treating around village sites
-Alaska Native dance and local music Todd Grebe and Cold Country
-Spooky Storytelling
-Costume Contest ~ Adult and kids categories!
-Haunted Village Site 
-Face Painting
-Alaska Native artist vendors & Food Trucks 

Frightening 4K
October 28th, 11 AM
DowntownFrightening 4k

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2017 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Back for the 5th year, this fun out-and-back course will allow you to see all the awesome costumes. There will be a team and individual costume contest with great prizes after the run. All activities are based on the 4th Avenue side of the Captain Cook. After you run, hit businesses downtown with the kids for Trick or Treat Street starting at 12:00 p.m. This year the race will be limited to 1100 participants so make sure to sign up early!

There is an entry fee.

 

Halloween Party
October 28th, 8-12PM
Best Western Golden Lion Hotel

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Alaska Dance Group’s Annual Halloween Party is back at the Golden Lion. This will be the 14th Annual Halloween Dance (last year’s was a Tango-Ween event at the Turnagain Arts Building). There will be a variety of music played to satisfy all of your dance style cravings, and food will be catered by 36 Bistro. Come join us for some goulish fun, laughter and dancing!

 

Tickets: $15

Rogues and Wenches Halloween!
October 28th
Route33 in Spenard

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They are the “Irish Pub Balladeers!” A band of seven Anchorage musicians who play acoustic instruments and sing traditional Irish & Scottish songs, sea shanties, and pirate fare, their lyrics often have a wry, humorous and sometimes bawdy twist. Come have a drink, dance, and sing along!

The Great Pumpkin Party
October 30th
Spenard Recreaton Center

For more information call 343-4160

Dress in costume; enjoy crafts, cookie decorating, a pumpkin walk, and some fun games! This family-friendly event allows your little ones the opportunity to create, play, and meet new friends? Pre-Registration is required, drop in is unavailable. 

Ages: 2-5 Yrs. old

 

Halloween at the Anchorage Museum
Tuesday, October 31st at 4:30 PM
Anchorage Museum

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Choose from a family-friendly afternoon showing of The Ooky Spooky Light Show in the planetarium or two cool evening events at the Anchorage Museum: an all-ages costume party, costume contest, DJ, dancing and Allison Warden as AKU-MATU; or a Halloween Spooktacular for ages 21 and older with a “spook easy” with cash bar.

The Ooky Spooky Light Show
4:30 p.m.
Experience Halloween music in the Thomas Planetarium. Classic and favorite Halloween tunes such as “The Monster Mash,” “Ghostbusters,” “Thriller” and more come to life with playful and spooky visuals. $6 plus museum admission.

Please note: This show is a non-astronomy show containing loud music, flashing lights, spinning stars, and other effects that some may find disruptive. This show is not recommended for those who may have conditions that could be aggravated by this experience.

Iñupiat Halloween with AKU-MATU
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Join “AKU-MATU” (the rap name of Allison Warden) to celebrate Halloween like she does in her village. Everyone is invited to the all-inclusive, all-ages costume party beginning at 6 p.m. Costume contest begins at 7 where participants are encouraged to “perform” their costumes for the crowd to win the hearts of the judges. Music finishes out the night with an energetic performance by AKU-MATU and DJ WD4D. $10 adults/students ages 13 and older; $5 children 3 through 12; members receive a 10 percent discount.

Halloween Spooktacular: The Ooky Spooky Light Show
6:30, 7:15 and 8 p.m.
Kick off Halloween night with The Ooky Spooky Light Show in the Thomas Planetarium. This 21-and-older evening event melds classic and favorite Halloween tunes such as “The Monster Mash,” “Ghostbusters,” “Thriller” and more with funny, spooky visuals and a “spook easy,” with cash bar until 9 p.m. $10. Tickets available at anchoragemuseum.org; space is limited.

Please note: This show is a non-astronomy show containing loud music, flashing lights, spinning stars, and other effects that some may find disruptive. This show is not recommended for those who may have conditions that could be aggravated by this experience.

 

Zoo Boo
Tuesday, October 31st, 5-8 PM
Alaska Zoo

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Time to scare up a treat at the zoo on Halloween, Monday October 31st. It will be very spooktacular, with trick-or-treat stations and activities all over the zoo and a bonfire for warming toes. The entire zoo will be decorated in Halloween spirit, so bring your camera to photograph your trick-or-treaters. Buy a warm drink or meal in the Coffee Shop. The Gift Shop will be open for shopping and souvenirs. Stop by our Discovery Center to fight off the chill and learn about how the zoo began.

It’s all happening on Halloween at the Alaska Zoo, so join us and be a part of the most unique trick-or-treating experience in Anchorage. Be sure to come in costume!

online ticket sales (click here to purchase).

Tickets: $6 per zoo pass holder and $8 per non-pass holder.

 

Rocky Horror Show
Saturday, November 11th at 7PM
Mad Myrna’smm_rocky

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Mad Myrna’s 10th anniversary of Rocky Horror Show!  Come enjoy a live version of everyone’s favorite bad horror film musical, complete with Dr. Frankfurter and the rest of the cast.

The Rocky Horror Show is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Tickets: $35, available online

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