Halloween happenings

Halloween happenings

A collection of costume contests, parties, trick-or-treating and more

Haunted houses, parties, trick-or-treating and costume contests — there’s a lot for kids and adults to do this time of year.

Here’s a rundown of Halloween happenings for the holiday weekend, the big day itself and the immediate aftermath.

Friday, Oct. 26

Free Halloween Skate, 7:45-9:15 p.m., Treadwell Arena, 105 Savikko Road, Douglas. The 16th annual open skate is sponsored by Juneau Pediatric Dentistry. Costumed participants have a chance to win prizes.

Haunted Mansion Halloween Dance, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., UAS Recreation Center, 12300 Mendenhall Loop. There will be food, Italian sodas and a costume contest with prizes for the funniest, most original and scariest costumes. Attendees must be 18 or older. The event is free for UAS students and guests can bring canned food.

Halloween Part at Elks, 6-9 p.m., Juneau Elks Lodge 420, 9321 Glacier Highway. The part will feature a Walking Dead Wine Tasting, Devil’s Club Brewing Company beer on tape and live music. The party is open to the public.

Third Annual Adult Trick or Treating, 4-7 p.m., FREYA Romance Boutique, 9310 Glacier Highway Suite 107. Come in, draw a ticket and win an adult prize. Must be 18 or older to participate.

Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27

Haunted Station, 7-11:55 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Station, 345 Egan Drive. Entry is free, but canned donations are welcomed. Children 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult, attendees 14 and older must present valid ID upon entry.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Halloween Carnival, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Mendenhall Mall, 9105 Mendenhall Mall Road. This free Halloween Celebration presented by Juneau Rotaract Club features games, prizes, treats, a photo booth and a spooky house. Costumes encouraged.

Capital Killers Walking Tour, 2-3:30 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum, 114 W. Fourth St. Two former Juneau criminal reporters, Ed Schoenfeld and Betsy Longenbaugh, will offer a Halloween walking tour. Tickets cost $25.

House of Howl Haunted House, 6-11 p.m., Fire Training Center, 2601 Sherwood Drive. The Juneau Chapter of the Alaska State Firefighters Association will hold a haunted house fundraiser. There will be fire engine tours 6-8 p.m. There is a $5 entry fee.

Fifth Annual Spirit of Fall Carnival, noon-2:30 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School, 1639 Glacier Ave. Join JDHS cheer and stunt team for carnival games, food, a bounce house, face painting and more. This is an annual fundraiser for the cheer team.

Annual Viking Lounge Halloween Costume Contest, 11:30 p.m., The Viking, 218 Front St. There will be cash prizes and a DJ. First place is $250 cash.

Tuesday, Oct. 30 and Wednesday, Oct. 31

Halloween at the Rock Dump, 4-10 p.m. Oct. 30 and Oct. 31., Rock Dump Indoor Climbing Gym, 1310 Eastaugh Way. Normal day pass fees apply, with a $5 off ladies night discount on Halloween. There will be treats and treasures on the wall. Costumes welcome.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Ghouls Night Out, 2-6 p.m., The Canvas at REACH, 223 Seward St. The event is free for all ages, features an Oreo race, a dance and costume contest for $5 with signup at the Canvas and more.

Halloween Treat at the Museum, 2-4 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum, 114 W. Fourth St. The museum will be open for trick-or-treaters, who can expect punch, cookies and a small gift.

Pre-Trick or Treat Bash, 3-5 p.m., Wells Fargo Dimond Park Field House, 2961 Riverside Drive. This event hosted by Juneau Pediatric Dentistry will feature slides, bounce houses, goody bags, photos with princesses and heroes, a costume contest, photos with princesses and heroes and snacks.

Downtown trick-or-treating, 2-6 p.m., downtown Juneau. This year, 71 businesses will participating on Seward, Front, Franklin, Second, Third and Fourth streets, Marine Way and Egan Drive. They will be marked with orange balloons and “trick-or-treating here” signs.

Thursday, Nov. 1

Halloween Candy Buy Back, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Benjamin Gilbert DDS, 418 Fourth St. Candy will be bought for $2 per pound, and it will be sent to soldiers through Operation Gratitude.

Friday, Nov. 2

Playboy Spaceman Skull Party, 8 p.m.-midnight, Rockwell Ballroom, 109 S. Franklin St.

The annual party takes place at the Rockwell. There will be a full bar. Admission is $15.

Saturday, Nov. 3

Halloween Candy Buy Back, noon-2 p.m., Juneau Pediatric Dentistry, 2200 Dunn St. The fourth annual buy back will buy extra candy back for $2 per pound. The candy will be donated to soldiers through Operation Gratitude.

• Contact arts and culture reporter Ben Hohenstatt at 523-2243 or bhohenstatt@juneauempire.com. Follow him on Twitter at @capweekly.

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