What To Do: Halloween weekend events in the Treasure Valley

Posted at 9:56 AM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-26 20:01:25-04

Looking for plans this Halloween weekend in the Treasure Valley?  Here are some suggestions from

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Nightmare Before Christmas
October 27th - 31st, 2017 | Showtimes Here

Bored with his perennial role as Halloween Town’s frightening Pumpkin King, Jack Skellington wanders off and discovers the cheerful village of Christmas Town. Determined to shake things up in Halloween Town, he enlists the help of some mischievous trick-or-treaters to kidnap Santa Claus and takes over the job of delivering gifts to the children of the world himself. When his plan goes awry, Jack attempts to restore Santa to his rightful place. But first, he must rescue St. Nick from the clutches of the evil Oogie Boogie! More info here!


Halloween Costume Party: Benefiting M.A.D.D.

October 27th, 2017 | 7PM - 11PM

Party it up this Halloween! This costume party will be the event of the season, complete with dancing, heavy appetizers, costume competition, silent and live auctions, and having a great time! You will not want to miss out! Dinner and drinks provided by The Owyhee Tavern. Tickets are $50. Proceeds from this special event goes to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. More info here!


Evolution Dance: Asylum

October 27th & 28th, 2017 | 7:30PM - 10:30PM

Celebrate Halloween with a crazy, spooky, sexy and fun show from Evolution Dance Co., featuring Alter Ego burlesque, Diamond Dolls cabaret, and Vixens street dance. For ages 18 and older. More info here!


Imparables: El Show

October 27th, 2017 | Show at 9PM

Omar Chaparro and Adrián Uribe, two of the best comedians in Mexico, are joining for the first time to do a live comedy show where they offer a fusion of their most representative characters, as well as the creation of new characters that have surprised viewers who have witnessed this show in Mexico and the United States achieve unprecedented success. Omar and Adrian worked for more than six months with their production team to present their followers with a unique and different show. More info here!

Boise Fall Home Show

October 27th - 29th, 2017 | See Times Here

200 Beautiful Displays all at one convenient location! Get ideas and inspiration for your home. Updates and upgrades, professional tips, landscaping, new products, great fun and so much more! More info here!


HIVE Halloween!

October 28th, 2017 | 5PM - 10PM

Boise Hive’s All-Age-Sober-Halloween-Hootenanny! With Ana Lete, Marching to Sirens, Groggy Bikini, Fyberz doing an entire Nirvana, Idle Chatter and Zemon Lemon. Starts at 5 with treats for kids of all ages! Costumes encouraged! Prizes awarded! More info here!


WOW 104.3 Boo Bash 2017

October 28th, 2017 | 6:30PM - 11PM

WOW COUNTRY 104.3 Presents: WOW 104.3 BOO BASH! A FREE listener appreciation show for YOU! Four amazing country music acts all on one stage at one of the best venues in Idaho: The Knitting Factory. See amazing performances from: Walker McGuire, Brandon Lay, Adam Craig, and Jackson Michelson! Join us for a ‘spooktacular’ night of country music! More info here!


Headlamp Climb

October 28th, 2017 | 9PM - 12AM

Are you ready to climb in the dark? Join Urban Ascent as they plunge the gym into total darkness, using only the light from your headlamps to guide the way. Snacks and beer will be provided, but take your own headlamp; belay lesson not included. More info here!


Pickin' Treasure Valley Vintage Show and Artisan Market
October 28th & 29th, 2017 | See Times Here

Drop by the second Pickin’ Treasure Valley Vintage Show and Artisan Market to find out why Flea Market Style Magazine, Prairie Style Magazine, and Romantic Country Magazine all named it one of the top shows in the country. You’ll find vintage, home decor, farm fresh finds, artisan handcrafts and more. Admission is good for all weekend, with free parking. More info here!


Onward Shay! Boise Marathon

October 29th, 2017 | Starts at 9AM
In memory of Shay Hirsch, Onward Shay! Boise Marathon bring togethers runners from all over the nation. This Boise running event features half and full marathons, 5K and 10K races, as well as a kid’s race, relays and the option to run with some of the biggest legends in the history of running. It’s also a Boston Marathon qualifier. Learn more about the race, relay teams, free and custom training, and the kid’s race at More info


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Downtown Nampa Trick-or-Treat

October 27th, 2017 | 4PM - 6:30PM

Come join Downtown Nampa in the annual spooky celebration! Trick-or-Treat Downtown merchants from four business close & join in Lloyd Square for trunk-or-treat, flashmobs, music, games and more! More info here!


Trunk Or Treat & Halloween Carnival
October 27th, 2017 | 4:30PM - 6PM

Go dressed in your Halloween best for the Garden City Police Department’s Trunk or Treat event at the Boys and Girls Club in conjunction with their annual Halloween Carnival. The goal of this event is to provide local children with a fun and safe place to have some Halloween fun. More info here!


Splash N’ Dash

October 27th, 2017 | 5:45PM - 9:45PM

Parents, enjoy a Friday evening with each other while your children splash in the pools. For four hours, certified lifeguard and lesson staff will be in the water actively supervising, playing water games and having a blast swimming around. Pre Registration required. Children must be potty trained. For ages 3-12. More info here!


Boo at the Zoo

October 28th, 2017 | 10AM - 5PM

Join Zoo Boise for the BEST Halloween event in town! There will be costumed characters passing out candy, costume contests for all ages, games, photo ops, face painting, special Halloween themed animal enrichments, of course the zoo, and much more! Proceeds from all activities are used for improvements to your zoo. More info here!


2017 Pumpkin Launch & Fall Festival

October 28th, 2017 | 11AM - 5PM

Habitat for Humanity’s Free Annual Pumpkin Launch and Fall Festival! Enjoy kids activities like face painting, pumpkin decorating, costume contest and more! Elsa and Captain America meet and greet with photo booth and the Owyhee County Carriage Express! Enjoy music by soul patch. Food truck vendors Kilted Cod, BBQ Guys, and Dutch Bros! There will be wine available by St. Chapelle, Huston Vineyards and Crescent Brewery! Help raise money with the live auction benefiting Canyon County Habitat for Humanity. Funds will help us bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. More info here!


Halloween Spooktacular Celebration

October 28th, 2017 | 7PM - 9PM

Only $5/person and includes skate rental! Costume contest and other terrorific games with fun music and prizes. More info here!


Howl-O-Woof Pooch Parade and Costume Contest

October 28th, 2017 | 12PM - 1PM

Dogs like Halloween, too. Dress your doggy up for the Third Annual Howl-O-Woof Pooch Parade and Costume Contest. It’s free to participate; no preregistration required. Simply arrive by noon and line up with your leashed dog(s). The parade will begin at 12:15, during which time a panel of judges will pick their favorite costumes in several prize categories. People are encouraged to dress up, as well. Presented by Meridian Parks and Recreation. More info here!


Creepy Critter Encounters

October 28th, 2017 | 3PM - 6PM

Learn about creatures of the Refuge on a spooky hike, see live animals, hear spooky stories, and create Halloween crafts. Go in costume for a special treat. Rain or shine. More info here!


Trunk R Treat Spooktackular

October 28th, 2017 | 6PM - 8PM

Princesses, superheroes, pumpkins, witches and goblins are invited to Hillview United Methodist Church’s annual Trunk R Treat. The church’s parking lot will be filled with cars decked out in a variety of Halloween-themed decorations. Instead of going door to door, trick-or-treaters will travel from trunk to trunk, collecting goodies along the way while having an opportunity to vote on their favorite trunks. Other activities include photo booth, games, guess the weight of the pumpkin, and S’more station. More info here!


TRUNK OR TREAT at The College of Idaho

October 28th, 2017 | 3PM - 6PM

Join College of Idaho for a Trunk or Treat at the campus! The event will be held in the McCain Parking Lot. This is the parking lot where Wisconsin Ave ends. Businesses and other college departments come and park and hand out candy and run activities! Costume contest with a pretty cool prize! Anyone and everyone is welcome! More info here!


Halloween Sleepover
October 28th & 29th, 2017 | 7PM - 9AM

For Boys and Girls ages 5 to 12! This is one of the biggest events of the year, and boys and ghouls will have a blast exploring Planet Kid, climbing and swinging in our rock gym, bouncing on inflatables, and playing in our gym areas. Pizza and witch’s brew will be provided later in the evening. Kids in their favorite Halloween outfit can venture through the building on the Goodie Quest. More info here!


Homes of Idaho 2nd Annual Trunk Or Treat!

October 31st, 2017 | 6PM - 8PM

The best FREE Halloween night event that you won’t want to miss!! Join us on October 31st from 6pm until 8pm at the Nampa Civic Center. Trunk Or Treat, Candy, Games, Dutch Bros, Concessions, Jump Houses!! Families will have an absolute blast!! More info here!


Trick or Treat at Karcher Mall!

October 31st, 2017 | 4PM - 7PM

Bring your little ghouls and goblins to the KM for a safe, fun, and candy filled night! More info here!


Treasure Valley Nightowls

Science of Fear Adult Night

October 27th, 2017 | 7PM - 10PM

GET FRIGHTENED WITH DCI AT SCIENCE OF FEAR! Have you ever wondered how comfortable a coffin is for your eternal slumber? Do you and your friends have what it takes to escape from the Boise Escape on wheels? Come and join, “Why Are You Afraid Adult Night” is guaranteed to answer your scariest questions and curiosities. More info here!



October 27th, 2017 | 7PM - 10PM

Come experience an evening of chilling tales and ghostly tunes! Local authors will be sharing original horror stories, followed by the bone-tingling music of Boise’s own Sun Blood Stories. Snap some pics in Idaho Horror Film Festival’s spooky photo booth, and visit The Owyhee Tavern’s lobby bar for all your libation desires. Costumes encouraged! More info here!


Murder Mystery Dinner - Polter-Heist

October 27th & 28th, 2017 | Doors Open at 6PM

Can You Steal A Ghost? Join Madame Zelda Von Schpookum and her host of characters at the Intersection Banquet for some ghostly fun and of course MURDER! Includes Theatre, 3 Course Dinner, Gratuity and Tax! Dress attire – Ghostly, Addams Family, Munsters, Creepy, Ghost Hunters, FBI! More info here!


FNAF - Five Nights at Fatty's :: Halloween Parties

October 27th - 31st, 2017 | 9PM - 2AM

FIVE NIGHTS AT FATTYS HALLOWEEN 2017! Last year Fatty’s gave away an Xbox One, PS4, Go-Pro, 55 inch TV, and tons of gift cards! This year will be even bigger! They’re giving away $6,000 worth of goodies just for walking through the door! Super secret giveaways that we can’t even tell you about! Candy, booze, prizes, booze, music, dancing… and boos! More info here!


Pray For Snow Boise

October 28th, 2017 | 5PM - 10PM

Can you believe it? It’s time to Pray For Snow! Mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate with live music, a ton of beer and of course, partying. Join the fun in the large parking lot on the corner of NW 11th Street and NW Bannock – lots of space for lots of fun! Tons of giveaways, 10 Barrel will be celebrating the release of the 2017 Pray for Snow Winter Ale! You don’t want to miss this event! Free entry, beer and food available for purchase. More info here!

Haunted Hannah's Zombie Prom 2017

October 28th, 2017 | 7PM - 2AM

Enjoy games and huge prizes for best zombies, Day of the Dead and sugar skull costumes, dead musicians and movie stars, with $300 cash for best overall. Plus $1 Blood Shots and $3 Boo Bombs, and The Rocci Johnson Band on stage from 9PM to close. More info here!


Halloween Party at The Olympic & Neurolux

October 28th, 2017 | 7PM - 12AM

HALLOWEEN PARTY featuring  Lounge On Fire, Hollow Wood, Scott Yoder and The Grand Ratking! As part of two low cost + high quality shows at both Neurolux and The Olympic Venue on Halloween Party Night. Both shows are stacked with some of Boise’s best plus a featured touring guest, and we will be staggering set times between the two venues so you can catch all 8 bands! More info here!


The Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 28th, 2017 | 7PM - 10PM

The sweetest transvestite of them all is coming to the Egyptian Theatre! Don’t miss The Rocky Horror Picture Show, screening October 28th! This is the all-ages screening! There will be no bar. If you’d prefer a little libation while doing the Time Warp, then head to the 21+ show on October 30th. Fellas, it’s time to don the fishnet and lipstick; we’re doing the Timewarp (again) with Tim Curry and crew! Costume contest for those Rocky Horror themes/inspiration/cosplay with prizes, of course. More info here!


Grateful - A Tribute Band 3rd Annual Halloween Show

October 28th, 2017 | 8PM - 12AM

Grateful is a Boise based Tribute band paying respect to the legacy of the Grateful Dead. COSTUME CONTEST! The Tribute is performed by local Boise musicians: Bernie Reilly, Sean Hatton, Jon Englund, Daniel Blumenfeld, Christine Thomas, Louis McFarland & Neil Campbell Brennan. More info here!

The Purge - Halloween Party

October 28th, 2017 | 9PM - 2AM

Mark your calendars! #THEPURGE is coming to the streets of downtown Boise and you won’t want to miss the party at Dirty Little Roddy’s! The BEST costume of the night will WIN $500 CASH! Dress in costumes, be someone else for the night, and experience the BIGGEST Halloween party going down in Idaho! Get ready to party! Wristbands will be sold at the door the night of the event and will get you into both China Blue and Dirty Little Roddy’s. More info here!

Amsterdam Witch Trials - Halloween Event!

October 28th, 2017 | 9PM - 2AM

Ciroc is bringing the Salem Witch Trials to Amsterdam Lounge! Experience a frightening night of hauntings, horror, and a touch of witchcraft. On theme costumes are strongly encouraged at this halloween party! BEST costume will win a gift card to Chandlers, SCARIEST costume will win 2 tickets and swag to the Idaho Steelheads, and SEXIEST costume will win a “Dream Spa Package” from Two Rivers Salon and Spa! Enjoy craft cocktails made specially for this terrifying occasion and party all night long! More info here!

Voodoo On The Bayou

October 28th & 31st, 2017 | 9PM - 2AM

Halloween at The Balcony Club! Once again this is going to be THE party of the year! Join in on the fun as The Balcony hosts Halloween two days this year. October 28th and again on October 31st! Both nights there will be more than $2500 in Cash and Prizes! More info here!


Halloween at the KickBack Bar

October 28th, 2017 | 7PM - 1AM

Celebrate Halloween at the KickBack Bar with costume contest ($500 grand prize), drink specials, music by DJ Bonz, fun games, prizes and more. Take your ghoulish friends, your sexy sinister seductresses and group theme costumes. Special treats for everyone sharing their posts at the party on their social media. More info here!


Happy Hallo-Wine!

October 29th, 2017 | 11AM - 5PM

Don’t miss Cinder’s annual costume contest and Hallo-Wine celebration featuring fun activities for the kids, adults and even your furry friends. More info here!


Halloween Trivia Night

October 29th, 2017 | 4PM - 7PM

Test your Halloween knowledge and enjoy craft beer and candy. Participants who dress up will get upgraded to imperial pints. Trivia winners will receive free pitchers, and there will be assorted prizes for second and third place. More info here!


Playhouse: Polter-Heist Murder Mystery

October 30th - November 11th, 2017 | Doors at 6:30PM Show at 7PM

Join Madame Zelda Von Schpookum, president of the Boogeyman Outreach Organization (BOO), and a host of wacky characters as they attempt to make contact with the ghost haunting the Mouldering Pines Inn. More info here!


The Exotic Erotica Ball at Haunted Hannah's!

October 31st, 2017 | 7PM - 2AM

All Hallow’s Eve “Come As You Aren’t” Costume Contest for over $1000.00 in Cash & Prizes! NO Cover! The Rocci Johnson Band 9PM to Close – $1 Blood Shots – $3 Boo Bombs – Games @ 8:00: Exotic Erotica, Monster Mash, Hiding the Bone in the Skeleton- All great costumes will dance on stage with the RJB! Souvenir Photos on the Blood Red Carpet! Spirited drink concoctions by Hannah’s Boo Crew – Creepy Classic Videos by DJ Jazzy Jim! More info here!