Halloween events in Dubuque area

DUBUQUE – Halloween is right around the corner, and Dubuque is full of spook-tastic events. Here’s a full list:

  • Swiss Valley Halloween Hike: Friday, October 28, 6-8 p.m. The event is non-scary. Call ahead to reserve your 15 minute hike time at  563-556-6745. Snacks and crafts will also be offered.
  • Terror at the Grand Opera House: October 28-30. Light Fright will be 6-7:30 p.m. Full Fright will go from 8 p.m. until midnight. Light Fright cost $5 and Full Fright is $10.
  • Dubuque Farmer’s Market Trick-or-Treat: Saturday, October 29, 9-11 a.m. Bring the kids down for candy and to enter into a raffle.
  • Galena Halloween Parade and Festival: Saturday, October 29. The festival begins at 2 p.m. in downtown Galena on Washington and Perry Streets. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m. on Main Street.
  • Theisen’s DOG-O-WEEN Contest: Sunday, October 30. Registration for dogs begins at 3 p.m. and the contest begins at 4 p.m. A panel of judges will evaluate the dog’s costumes. Each entry costs $5 and the money raised goes to the Dubuque Humane Society.
  • Mad Scientist Trick-or-Treat Party: National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium: Sunday October 30, 5-7:30 p.m. Over 15 fun and scientific booths will be set up in the museum. The event is indoors and kids will receive a Halloween goodie bag when they arrive.

Community Trick-or-Treat schedules:

  • Sunday, October 29 – Galena, IL, 5-7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, October 31
    • Dubuque, IA, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Asbury, IA, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    • SAMS Club, Dubuque, IA, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • East Dubuque, IL, 5-7 p.m.
    • Peosta, IA, 6-7:30 p.m.
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Allison is a senior at Loras College and is a Dubuque native. She's the Producer of LCTV News, along with Payton Van Vors, as well as an anchor and reporter. This past summer, Allison had an internship with KCRG in Dubuque, and she's continuing to work for them this Fall. Allison reports because she loves keeping her community informed on issues and events that matter to them.

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