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Scaring up Halloween fun in downtown

  Halloween-inspired classes at Art Heads Emporium

  Witches and Wine at Janky Gear

  • Details: At "Witches and Wine," Janky Gear will offer a curated festive beverage and snack pairing. Come for a glass of wine, the great gear, and awesome deals, but stay for the creepy mannequin selfie station!
  • Date: 4 to 7 p.m. October 27, 2022
  • More info: View more details here.

  All Hallow's Eve Soiree

  • Details: Put on your costumes for this year's Halloween Fundraising event. A portion of the profits will go to the Channel One Food Bank. We want food accessible to all Rochester residents so let us come together, eat good food, listen to great music and dance a bit for great cause.
  • Date: 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. October 29, 2022
  • More info: View more details here.

  Creepy Doll Contest and Cocktails

  • Details: Join the History Center of Olmsted County for our annual Creepy Doll Contest! 9 Dolls have been selected to represent the field this year, and we're out to find out which is the creepiest of them all. This 21+ event will feature cocktails, food, and music by LaidEe P! Get into the Halloweekend groove and learn a bit about the History Center with this one-of-a-kind event.
  • Date: 7 to 9 p.m. October 29, 2022
  • More info: View more details here.

  Halloween-themed party at LC's Venue

  • Details: LC's Venue is hosting a themed Halloween party with specialty cocktails and a prize give away costume contest.
  • Date: 9 p.m. October 29, 2022
  • More info: View more details here.

  Halloween Open Studio at Rochester Art Center

  • Details: Family Open Studio: Halloween Weekend Edition! Included with same-day admission to the Rochester Art Center. Join us for a family-friendly spooktacular Open Studio on the weekend leading up to Halloween! Open opportunities for drawing, painting and very special Halloween-themed crafts make this fun for the whole family. Admission rates: $5 per adult, $3 seniors and active military, Free for ages 21 and under. Free for Rochester Art Center Members. Youth ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Date: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. October 28-30, 2022
  • More info: View more details here.

  Haunted Theatre: Wicked Wonka's Factory Tour

  • Details: Join The Rochester Civic Theatre as we turn one of our theatres into a haunted attraction designed to entertain and frighten. What happened to those naughty children during Willy Wonka's magical factory tour, come and find out during this years edition of Haunted Theatre: Wicked Wonka's Factory!
  • Date: October 28-31, 2022
  • More info: View more details here.

  Hauntings with Hawk tour with Rochester Trolley and Tour Company

  • Details: Get in the Halloween-spirit with our Hauntings with Hawk trolley tour. Join us aboard a three hour tour guided by paranormal expert Dr. Hawk Horvath as she talks about the notable hauntings she has experienced right here in Rochester. As a bonus, see a demonstration of paranormal investigation equipment at one of our sites. Not recommended for children under the age of 13. Parental discretion is advised.
  • Date: Select dates from October 29 to November 5, 2022
  • More info: Reserve your space on the tour here.

  Haunted History tour with Rochester Trolley and Tour Company

  • Details: It's time to celebrate the spooks and ghouls of the Rochester area by hoping on our Haunted History with Oz trolley tour. Let your grave digging driver Oz bring you along through some of the more haunted stories and sites of Rochester. Hear about murder, secret hooch hide outs, and even witness a demonstration of paranormal investigation equipment live at one of our sites.  Not recommended for children under the age of 13. Parental discretion is advised.
  • Date: Select dates through October 29, 2022
  • More info: Reserve your space on the tour here.

  Nightmare Masquerade at Mayo Civic Center

  • Details: Come witness the Dance Lab's fourth annual spook-tacular dance performance, Nightmare Masquerade! A fun thrill for the whole family.
  • Date: November 5, 2022
  • More info: View more details here.

  Find out what else is happening in downtown Rochester with this events calendar.