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Happy haunting

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Happy Halloweeeen! Hope y'all have a fun & spooky weekend!

Drinks, dancing & deadly delights

Sat Oct 29: Go to GOBLIN MODE, a daytime dance party at Lost Grove Brewing. 5-10pm. It's free to go!

Sat Oct 29: Participate in the Thriller Dance Class + Parking Lot Flash Mob at Potter Wines. It's $10 to participate and goes 3-5pm.

Sat Oct 29: Tropical Latin Halloween Party is happening at the Knitting Factory. At 9pm get a beginner lessons for Merengue, Bachata, Salsa, then social dance starts at 10pm.

Sat Oct 29: Check out The Upside Down Halloween Party at The Balcony.

Sat Oct 29: Elevate Dance Series Halloween Massacre II is happening at Asana Climbing Gym in Garden City. Tix are $30.

Sat Oct 29: Join the The Creepy Crawl, a bar crawl at Amsterdam, Karma, Roddy's & StrangeLove. Tix are $25.

Sun Oct 30: Go to The Fabulous Chancellors Annual Halloween Ball at The Riverside Hotel. Enjoy dancing to rock n' roll hits & more. Tix are $20.

Mon Oct 31: See the Macabre Mass Booolesque & Cabaret show at VAC. Starts at 9pm & tix are $15. 21+

Costume parties

Fri Oct 28: Bring your pup to the Halloween Doggie Costume Party at Helhest Helfest at Mad Swede Brewing. Tix are $15 & includes a pint of Helhest Oat Ale, a pro photo of you & your dog, & a donation to Boise Bully Breed Rescue. Lots of prizes to be won!

Sat Oct 29: Bring your pup to the Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest at Hops & Bottles. Prizes, giveaways & pups!

Sat Oct 29: Night Two of Helhest Helfest is a Halloween Costume Party + Contest at Mad Swede Brewing. Live music, dancing, costumes, prizes, fun!

For the fam

Fri Oct 28: Hear Ghost Stories in the Graveyard at Canyon Hill Cemetery. It's for all ages & goes 7-9pm. It's free!

Fri Oct 28: Kids age 6-13 can check out the Pumpkin Plunge at Nampa Rec Center. It goes 6-9pm, $4-$8.

Sat Oct 29: Got knife skills? Join the Pumpkin Carving Competition at High Desert Harley-Davidson. Carving supplies, pumpkins, hot coco & adult beverages provided. It's free!

Sat Oct 29: Kids age 5-10 can go to the Kids Yoga Halloween Bash at Source Meditation Studio. It's $25.

Sat Oct 29: Kids age 11-14 can embrace corpse pose at Tween Halloween Yoga at Source Meditation studio. It's $25.

Sat Oct 29: Take the fam to Boo at the Zoo for costume contests, candy, cute animals & more.

Sat-Sun Oct 30-31: Check out the Haunted House at 2952 Bryson Ave in Boise. It's free & all ages!


Th Oct 27: Experience Hoodini's Trick-or-Treat Trail through escape rooms at Puzzle Effect. 5-8pm. It's free!

Sat Oct 29: Trick or Treat at The Nampa Farmers Market from 9am-1pm. Costume contest at 9am.

Sat Oct 29: Check out the Trunk or Treat Car Show from 9-11am at the Cinemark Majestic Theater.

Sun Oct 30: Bring the whole fam to Craft or Treat, a spooky craft fair & trick-or-treat. It's at Helhest Helfest at Mad Swede Brewing & it's all ages & free!

Mon Oct 31: Comb's Car Corral is having its Annual Trunk Or Treat, with free giant candy bars. 9am-7pm.

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Tunes & shows

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Comedy & storytelling

  • Th Oct 27: Swing by The Brew Haha Comedy Open Mic at Mad Swede. 8-9:30pm.
  • Fri Oct 28: Check out Scaryfort, an evening of chilling tales & ghostly tunes at The Olympic. Tix are $12 and starts at 7pm. 21+
  • Fri Oct 28: Go to the Bad Parents Comedy Show & see comedians Kris Sharma, Alisha Donahue, Ben Hess & Brittany Hargis at Mad Swede. Tix are $20 & starts at 7pm.
  • Sat Oct 29: Check out the season finale of the Bring Comedy Backyard Joke-O-Lantern Showcase. Tix are $15.
  • Sat Oct 29: See the Game Changer Improv Comedy Show at Treasure Valley Children's Theatre. It's $10-$12 & all ages!
  • Sun Oct 30: Go see Desert Oracle live at Neurolux. It's a radio show that explores mysterious happenings, strange tales and local lore about the desert. Tix are $20. 21+

Food finds & things to drink

  • Fri Oct 28: Taste of Downtown kicks off tomorrow! Go on an eating & drinking adventure!
  • Fri Oct 28: It's HOWL-o-ween at Payette Brewing. Drinks, dog costumes & food.
  • Sat Oct 29: It's Apple Day at Cherry Hill Farms! Take a wagon ride through the orchards to a private Fuji U-pick section & receive one free apple & a bag of dried cherries.
  • Sat Oct 29: Go check out Voodoo Cellar Boise. It's a new bar where Spacebar was at 200 N Capitol Blvd. Opening party starts at 9pm & your first drink is free!
  • Tue Nov 8: Get your tix for the southern wine dinner with Telaya Bites & Kismet Kitchen. Tix are $40 & includes five wine + food pairings.

Things to do

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Thanks for reading! Have a fun & safe Halloween weekend!

With love from Boise,




From Boise

by Marissa Lovell

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