As the leaves fall and the winds pick up, you might be wondering what there is to do for a Cape Cod Halloween! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with plenty of fun events and local happenings to get you in the Cape Cod Halloween spirit! There are plenty of family-friendly ways to celebrate a Cape Cod Halloween as well as a few masquerade balls for adults only.
Cape Cod Halloween Happening: Halloween Spooky Species Special
Stop by the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster on October 29th from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm for a celebration of a family fun Cape Cod Halloween! There’s limited admission at the door, so it’s recommended that you make reservations in advance. Tickets at $7 per person. Learn about endangered species while playing games, scavenger hunts, making crafts, following the Aquarium treat trail, and visiting the Owl’s Nest! If you show up in a Halloween costume, you’ll get a coupon for the Science Shop. And if you’re hungry the Local Scoop will be around with ice cream pops and grilled cheese!
Cape Cod Halloween Happening: Scary Haunted House
Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre has created a haunted house to send shivers up your spine and thrill you to the bone, starting nightly from October 27th up through Halloween night from 5-9pm each night. Tickets $10, cash or credit cards at the door, no advance reservations. Not intended for little children
Cape Cod Halloween Happening: Neighborhood Halloween Parade
On Halloween at 3 pm don’t miss Falmouth’s Neighborhood Halloween Parade. Parade starts at the West Falmouth Library. Come dressed in costume and stay for stories at the Library afterward.
Cape Cod Halloween Happening: Sandwich Halloween Fest
October 21st and 22nd from 4:30 to 5:45pm at the Heritage Gardens and Museum. Admission is $5 per person with a maximum of $25 per family. Get your tickets early as this popular event usually sells out. Don’t forget to wear your costumes for this festive event. The grounds are decorated and let with festive lights, with a DJ dance party, carousel rides, a fire pit for marshmallow roasting and many more treats!
Cape Cod Halloween Happening: Enchanted Forest
On October 28th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm,enjoy a guided tour at Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary. Tours are staggered every 10 minutes. Follow the lantern-lit trails to meet some interesting characters and learn about our natural environment. A popular family event to enjoy Long Pasture after dark.
Cape Cod Halloween Happening: Halloween on Main (Plymouth)
Head up the coast to Plymouth for their 10th annual Trick-Or-Treat Walk throughout downtown Plymouth visiting 70+ downtown merchants. Event starts at Plymouth Memorial Hall with Free Halloween Activities, Face Painting, Pumpkin Decorating and much more! Free Parking at St. Peter’s Church and the Bottom Deck of the Parking Garage on South Russell Street. There is plenty of fun for the entire family! For ages 10 and under please.
Cape Cod Halloween Happening: Pumpkin People in the Park
Swing by Gould Park in Chatham anytime from October 14th to October 31st to enjoy the Pumpkin People in the Park. Gone are the whales of the summer, it’s now time for the pumpkin people! The pumpkins are designed and sponsored by local businesses, organizations, and local folks. Enjoy this fun and creative celebration of the season!
Cape Cod Halloween Happening: Art & Souls Masquerade Ball
The 21st annual ball at the Cotuit Center for the Arts on Saturday October 29th at 7:30pm. This year’s theme is Cinema Screams, featuring DJ Ian Lee, dancing and bone-chilling refreshments. There will be a cash bar and prizes for the Funniest, Scariest and Best Group costumes.
Cape Cod Halloween Happening: Wicked at Wicks
A Children’s Halloween Celebration at the Falmouth Museums on the Green on October 28th at 4:00 to 5:30 pm for Come down to the Falmouth Museum on the Green for a fun family Halloween event. The event will include trick-or-treating at several historic properties including the 1790 Dr. Francis Wicks House, pumpkin painting, storytelling, and a costume parade. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about local history, including stories about Halloween in Falmouth in years past. $15 per child/member’s children are $5! Costumes are encouraged.
Cape Cod Halloween Happening: Costume Contest & Ball
Stop by the Crown & Anchor in Provincetown on October 29th from 9pm to 1 am for the “frightfully furry” costume ball during the Spooky Bear Weekend filled with events themed from Grimm’s Beary Tales. A quintessentially ghoulish New England Halloween awaits you as Provincetown hosts a monstrous medley of parties, bingo and drag shows.
Cape Cod Halloween Happenings: Halloween at Batwood
This year on October 29th from 1-4pm, the Atwood Museum again opens it’s doors to ghouls, ghosts, witches and children. So put on your costume and join the trick-or-treating throughout the museum. Admission is free and no reservation is needed. Also check out their Halloween-themed art gallery filled with artwork submitted from children all throughout Chatham.
With all of the Cape Cod Halloween Happenings, you are sure to find something with just the right amount of spooky fun to help you and your family celebrate the season.