Looking for some family-friendly activities filled with fun and fright to get in the Halloween spirit? Take a look at these six not-to-miss events happening in Providence for the whole family and get excited for the upcoming spooky holiday!
Spooky State House Treasure Hunt
Roam the halls of the Rhode Island State House dressed in your favorite costume for a trick-or-treat treasure hunt on Thursday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m.–7 p.m. Check out the arts and crafts area to create your own creepy creature and enjoy a special appearance by Big Nazo creatures. Admission is free and families are encouraged to bring one nonperishable food donation to benefit the RI Community Food Bank.
Food Trucks at City Hall: Halloween Edition
Enjoy a bite from your favorite local food trucks behind historic Providence City Hall on Thursday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m.–8 p.m. during a special Halloween event. Children 14 and under are welcome to dress in costume and start their trick or treating early at the trucks from 5:30 p.m.–7 p.m. Admission is free.
Mayor Jorge Elorza’s Halloween Monster Mash
Join Mayor Jorge Elorza for a free family-friendly party for kids at Providence City Hall on Friday, Oct. 28, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Get in the Halloween spirit with a dance party, costume contest, spooky appearance by Big Nazo creatures and, of course, candy. Admission is free.
Spooky Storytime & Haunted Art in the Park
Head to Burnside Park for a family-friendly spooktacular event on Saturday, Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Enjoy a Halloween-themed dance party, costume parade, a hay bale maze to explore, mini pumpkins to adorn, and crisp apples to crunch from our local farmers. Kids in costumes get a treat. But no costumes, no problem — if you don't have one, you can make one there!
Boo at the Zoo Family Overnight
Spend a night at the Roger Williams Park Zoo, Saturday, Oct. 29, for the wildest family overnight adventure in town! The night begins with pizza and ice cream before educators engage you in an owl pellet dissection, animal encounters, and give you VIP access to the world-famous Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. Set up your sleeping bags in the Meller-Danforth Education Center with popcorn and a movie to snooze to. A light breakfast will be provided before a morning zoo tour.
Boo Bash at Providence Children’s Museum
Don’t miss the Providence Children's Museum’s annual Halloween bash on Sunday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Dress in costume, play bewitching games, enjoy hands-on fun with imaginative arts and “witch crafts.” This event is free with regular museum admission.
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