It’s Halloween weekend in the ‘Burgh, which means lots of great community-based Halloween events, trick-or-treating and Dio de los Muertos celebrations!! Here’s my listing of family-friendly events for this exciting weekend.
Friday Night, October 30
Boo To You Too! at the Children’s Museum
The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is hosting a sensory-friendly Halloween celebration featuring trick-or-treating, DIY face-painting, story times, dancing, fortune-telling and more. Costumes are welcome, but not required. Restaurant will be closed, but families can bring their own food and eat at the cafe tables. Advance reservations required here.
Times: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with limited activities (decorating treat bags, face painting, and fortune teller). Other activities will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $9 nonmembers, $6 members, children under two are free
Location: Children’s Museum, 10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212
Halloween Happenings at Phipps Conservatory
Phipps Conservatory celebrates the holiday at its annual Halloween Happenings event, where kids can trick-or-treat through the Conservatory, collect healthy snacks and participate in kid-friendly activities throughout. Also, Halloween Happenings is a fantastic time to explore the very short Fall Flower Show at Phipps.
Times: 4-8 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission
Location: Phipps Conservatory, 700 Frank Curto Drive, Pittsburgh PA
Jump Zone Halloween Bash
Jump Zone in Allison Park is hosting a Halloween Bash where costumed kids will receive a goody bag. Also, Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin will be playing on the big screens.
Times: 4-8 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission
Location: Jump Zone Allison Park, 4025 Alpha Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15101
Scary Swim and Crafts Event at the Upper St. Clair Community and Recreation Center
The Upper St. Clair Community and Recreation Center is hosting a Scary Swim and Crafts Event.
Times: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: Free for members, $5 for nonmembers
Location: Upper St. Clair Recreation and Community Center, 1551 Mayview Rd, Upper St Clair, PA 15241
Trick-or-Treating at the Monroeville Mall
The Monroeville Mall is offering trick-or-treating for children ages 12 and under.
Times: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Monroeville Mall
Pine Halloween Parade and Party
Pine is hosting its annual Halloween party featuring a costume parade, costume contest, games, food and more.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Wexford Volunteer Fire Company, 228 North Chapel Drive, Wexford PA
Campfire Ghost Stories at Boyce Park
The Allegheny County Parks Department is hosting a Campfire Ghost Stories program where park rangers will tell spooky stories around a campfire.
Times: 7-9 p.m.
Location: Boyce Park Commissioner’s Shelter
Saturday, October 31
Happy Halloween!! If you’re looking for trick-or-treat times, the Pittsburgh Trib put together a great list of Halloween trick-or-treat times in the region here. Also, don’t forget to move your clocks back tonight!
Still need a pumpkin? Several farms will be holding their fall festival this weekend, including Reilly’s Summer Seat Festival, Soergel Orchards, Triple B Farms, Simmons Farm and Hozak Farms.
The Steel City Pet Expo
The Steel City Pet Expo features vendors, demonstrations, live entertainment, pet adoptions and more.
Times: 9-5 p.m.
Cost: $6, children under age 10 are free
Location: Monroeville Convention Center
Harrison Hills Halloween Trail Run
Harrison Hills Park is hosting a 5K/10K trail run with children’s activities, food, costume contest, carved pumpkin contest and more. See website for specific schedules.
Cost: Race day registration ($25 adult, $20 youth under 15, $10 walkers) or public can purchase a bracelet for food and contest participation ($10 for adults, $5 for kids 3-12)
Location: Harrison Hills Park, 5200 Freeport Rd, Natrona Heights, PA 15065
Open Studio at Pittsburgh Center For the Arts
The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts will be holding a special Halloween edition of its Children’s Open Studio Program. Kids ages 5-10 can be dropped off at any point during that time frame to create Halloween-themed art.
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 per hour
Location: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 1047 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh PA
S’Liberty Saturday: Autumn Open Door
East Liberty is hosting an Autumn Open Door featuring retail and dining deals, children’s activities and trick or treating, horse-drawn wagon rides, a free bike taxi and more.
Times: 10-9 p.m.
Location: Throughout East Liberty business district (see link above)
Halloween Color Crawl at Upper St. Clair Community and Recreation Center
The Upper St. Clair Community & Recreation Center is hosting its first annual Color Crawl, where families can run or walk two miles while being doused with color. Registration forms can be found and turned in at the C&RC, or registration is available on day of the event.
Times: 10-12:30 p.m.
Cost: Race Fee(through October 30)/Day of Race Fee: Individual Participant: $20.00/$25.00, Children 12 and under: $10.00/$15.00, Children 5 and under: FREE
Location: Upper St. Clair Community and Recreation Center, 1551 Mayview Rd, Upper St Clair, PA 15241
Halloween Festivities in Sewickley
Sewickley is hosting a number of Halloween-themed special events including a Halloween parade (begins at 10:30 a.m. at 601 Thorn Street) followed by trick-or-treating through the business district starting at 11:30 a.m.). In addition to regular trick-or-treating that evening in Sewickley, there is also the Sewickley United Methodist Church Haunted House from 7 to 9 p.m. for $8.
Brentwood Town Square Costume and Candy Crawl
Brentwood Towne Square is hosting a morning of trick-or-treating through the shopping center with a costume contest. Open to children 12 and under with adult supervision.
Times: 10:30-12:30 p.m.
Location: Brentwood Town Square, Saw Mill Run Blvd and Brownsville Road
Owl-O-Ween at the National Aviary
The National Aviary is hosting its annual Owl-O-Ween event featuring trick-or-treating, crafts, story times, close encounters with creatures of the night, a creepy crawly bug station and more.
Times: 11-3 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission
Location: National Aviary, 700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh PA 15212
Avalon-Bellevue Halloween Parade
The boroughs of Avalon and Bellevue are hosting their annual Halloween Parade.
Times: Registration begins at 10 a.m., parade starts at 11 a.m.
Location: Registration at Avalon Elementary School
Mt. Lebanon Recreation’s Pumpkin Patch Parade
Mt. Lebanon Recreation is hosting its annual Pumpkin Patch Parade. Wear your costumes and after the firetrucks and inflatables pass, children with adult chaperones are welcome to join the parade. Following the parade, children can trick or treat at participating businesses along Washington Road.
Times: 11 a.m.
Location: Washington Road between Shady Drive and Lebanon Avenue
Murrysville-Export Rotary Halloween Parade
The Rotary Club of Murrysville-Export is hosting its 50th annual Halloween Parade.
Times: Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. at Mother of Sorrows Church, parade begins at 11 a.m.
Location: Mother of Sorrows Church along Old William Penn Highway to Town Center and then Volunteer Fire Department
Dave & Buster’s Halloween Family Event
Dave & Buster’s at the Waterfront is hosting a Halloween Family event, featuring an appetizer buffet, desserts, soft drinks, gaming card, costume contest, family activities and more.
Times: 11 to 2 p.m.
Cost: Two packages available starting at $28/person
Location: Dave & Buster’s, Waterfront
Swissvale’s 21st Annual Halloween Parade
Swissvale Borough is hosting its annual Halloween Parade in its business district led by the Woodland Hills High School Band and followed by treats for all children who marched.
Times: Lineup starts at 11:45 a.m., parade begins at noon
Location: Begins at Roslyn Street at Woodstock Avenue
Baldwin Township Halloween Parade
Baldwin Township is holding its annual Halloween Parade.
Times: 2-3 p.m.
Location: Starting at the municipal building and ending in Armstrong Park
Blawnox Halloween Parade
Blawnox is hosting its annual Halloween parade, followed by trick or treating.
Times: Parade at 5 p.m., followed by trick or treating to 8 p.m.
Location: Meet at Freeport and Woodland Road for parade to Hoboken Church
Millvale Library Halloween Party
The Millville Community Library is hosting a Halloween party with trick-or-treating, a costume contest, a haunted house and more.
Times: 5-8 p.m.
Location: Millvale Community Library, 213 Grant Avenue, Pittsburgh PA
Aspinwall Annual Halloween Celebration
Aspinwall Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting its annual Halloween Celebration featuring a costume parade at the Borough Building and treat bags at the Fire Hall.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Aspinwall Municipal Building
Balafon West African Dance Ensemble at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater
The Kelly Stayhorn Theater hosts Balafon West African Dance Ensemble presenting an evening of dance that celebrates West African traditions and culture through an intergenerational ensemble of dancers and musicians.
Time: 8 p.m.
Cost: Pay What You Can
Location: Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA
Fireworks in McCandless
McCandless Township will be holding a Halloween fireworks display.
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: Town Hall Grounds
Sunday, November 1
Please note: The Carnegie Science Center is closed today.
Mariachi Fiesta at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
In honor of Dia de los Muertos, the Children’s Museum is hosting a Mariachi Fiesta featuring live music, dance and creative activities honoring departed loved ones.
Times: 12-1:45 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission
Location: Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals
The Steelers are playing the Cincinnati Bengals.
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Heinz Field
Dia de los Muertos Celebration
La Escuelita Arcoiris is hosting a Dia de los Muertos celebration featuring hands-on craft activities, face-painting, a puppet show, live music and the creation of “ofrendas” to honor lost loved ones.
Times: 2-5 p.m.
Location: Forbes Auto Body, 300 Gist Street, Pittsburgh PA
Escape Football at South Park with Hike It Baby Pittsburgh
Hike It Baby Pittsburgh invites you to ESCAPE FOOTBALL on a toddler-led 1.75 mile hike around Maple Spring Loop in South Park. Trail is stroller and carrier-friendly.
Times: 2:30-4 p.m.
Cost: Free (just sign Hike It Baby waiver before attending)
Location: Meet at Maple Springs Gazebo, South Park Township PA 15129
6th Annual Great Pumpkin Race
Zelienople is hosting the 6th Annual Great Pumpkin Race with the choice of a 5K or 1 mile fun run. Costumes are encouraged and race with be followed by food, prizes, music and more. Proceeds benefit the St. Gregory Parent Teacher Group and Athletic Programs.
Times: Race day registration opens at 1 p.m. and races start at 3 p.m.
Cost: $25 with family registrations available. See above link for more specific information on costs
Location: St. Gregory School, 115 Pine St.Zelienople, PA 16063
Have a safe and happy Halloween weekend!© Copyright 2015 Nadine Champsi, All rights Reserved. Written For: The Pittsburgh Mommy Blog
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