13 Things To Do This Halloween Weekend

Happy Halloween Milwaukee!

1. Halloween Geocaching

FRIDAY & SATURDAY AT 8 A.M. | MILWAUKEE COUNTY PARKS

The Sierra Club is here to take you on a Spooktacular adventure through the woods this Halloween! You just sign up, receive your map and coordinates of your Halloween-themed caches and try to find as many as you can in the park you visit.

2. RSVR – Virtual Haunted House

FRIDAY & SATURDAY 6-8 P.M. | 2210 S. KINNIKINNIC AVE.

All the haunted, some of the house and none of the actual people jumping out at you, you can experience this haunted house completely by virtual reality technology. While you do have to physically go to RSVR Milwaukee to participate in the experience, the haunted house is a VR simulation that takes you through a graveyard, to a bonfire and more. Tickets are $10 and include a 20-minute haunted virtual reality experience and a chance to win a $50 gift card each night.

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3. Halloween Glow Drive-Through

FRIDAY-SUNDAY 6-9 P.M. | RACINE ZOO

From the comfort of your own car, experience a Spooktacular Halloween light display with “ghostly charms.” This experience is fun for the whole family and proceeds benefit the animals and programs of the Racine Zoo. Tickets are $5 per person and free for children ages two and under, and they must be purchased at the gate. See the Racine Zoo website for more information.

4. Haunted History Cruiser / Bus Pub Crawl Tour

FRIDAY & SATURDAY 6:30-9:30 P.M. | MEETING LOCATION VARIES

If you’re looking for some BOOze this weekend, this might just be the tour for you. This bus/cruiser tour through Milwaukee is full of haunted history, brews and maybe even some ghost sightings. Tour costs range from $42-57 per ticket, which includes one drink, light up glassware, a three-hour tour of Milwaukee and instructions on how to use Divining Rods and Ghost Meters. You can register at City Tours Milwaukee’s website.

5. Wisconsin Fear Grounds Haunted House

FRIDAY & SATURDAY 7-11:30 P.M. | WAUKESHA COUNTRY EXPO CENTER

From highly decorated haunted houses to terrifying interactions with ghouls and zombies, the Wisconsin Fear Grounds Haunted Houses are sure to be spooky, creepy and nightmare-inducing. Tickets prices range from $15-45 and can be purchased on their website.

6. Riverside Theater Ghost Tours

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, TIMES VARY | 116 W. WISCONSIN AVE.

Search for ghosts in one of the most haunted places in Wisconsin at the Riverside Theater Ghost Tours. Find out about the creepy paranormal activity encountered by staff, patrons and professional ghost hunters, and learn about the history behind it all. The tours are 60 minutes long, tickets are $30-40 and there will be bar service before and after tours.

7. Halloween Blackout at the Rave / Eagles Club

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, TIMES VARY | 2401 W. WISCONSIN AVE.

If you’re looking for a way to hunt for everything supernatural and creepy in the heart of Milwaukee, this is the event for you. You and a group can walk around the historically haunted and famously spooky theater with nothing but a flashlight and the hopes that you don’t see anything too terribly bone shaking. Groups can be up to 8 people per time slot.  The time slots are around 60 minutes per group. Tickets can be purchased on their website.

8. Clifford’s Halloween Spooktacular

SATURDAY 6:30 P.M. – 1:30 A.M. | 10418 W FOREST HOME AVE., HALES CORNERS

For a full lineup of Halloween fun accompanied with food and drinks, head on over to Clifford’s Supper Club for its Halloween Spooktacular. The schedule of activities includes Halloween themed trivia, ‘Skaraoke’ (A.K.A. scary karaoke), a costume contest, a silent vintage horror film screening and more! Tickets are $5 to reserve a table. Event capacity is limited due to social distancing.

9. Witches Meet up at Altered State of Mind

SATURDAY 11 A.M. – 7 P.M. | 2681 S. KINNICKINNIC AVE.

Pick up your charms, oddities, any all your other metaphysical items at the Witches Meet Up at Altered State of Mind this Halloween. Not only will everything be 13% off, but there also will be candy for the kids, prizes to win, a free mystery drawing and Halloween Day Doubles that include tarot card readings, crystal ball readings and more. Dress in your best witch or wizard outfits and head on over!

10. Witchful Thinking at Fireside Dinner Theatre

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, TIMES VARY | 1131 JANESVILLE AVE., FORT ATKINSON

The Fireside Dinner Theater is open and operating at 25% capacity to bring Laura Cable’s solo show “Witchful Thinking.” The show brings together all of the beloved villains from Ursula to the Wicked Witch for the annual Villain of the Year Contest. Tickets are $59.95 (plus tax) and include the show and a meal, all of which can be viewed on their website.

11.JB’s on 41 Halloweekend

ALL WEEKEND 3 – 11 P.M. | 4040 S. 27TH ST.

Have a terrifically good time with the whole family with glow bowling, costumes and drinks at JB’s on 41 all weekend.  If you show up in a costume on Halloween, you get a free game on your next visit! There will also be family specials on Friday and Saturday with arcade, bowling and pizza. And for the adults, while you bowl, you can sip on Witch’s Brew & a Ghost Martini.

12. Trick-or-Treat

ALL WEEKEND, TIMES VARY | VARIOUS CITIES

While it is recommended to not trick-or-treat this year, there are some places in the area that are still having trick-or treat this year, including Greenfield, Hales Corners, Wauwatosa and more. The North Shore Health Department highly recommends that trick-or-treaters take the proper precautions like wearing a mask, using hand sanitizer and social distancing. See more information about trick-or-treat in our guide.

13. Visit Halloween houses

ALL WEEKEND, TIMES VARY | MILWAUKEE AREA

Hop in the car and head over to some of the Halloween houses we found, or find your own, and have some holiday fun from the safety of your car. Some of the houses have donation pages for different causes, others a mailbox to send spooky pictures or letters and still others that just have skeletons running all over the place!

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Brianna Schubert is an editorial intern at Milwaukee Magazine. She is studying journalism, psychology and Spanish and is in the Honors College at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.