Halloween Events in Council Bluffs

October is quickly approaching which has fall and Halloween on a lot of our minds! There are several Halloween Events in Council Bluffs to attend this year. Grab the costumes, the candy bags, and enjoy some Halloween fun!
PS: I will continue to add to this list over the next few weeks as well.
Spooky Halloween Events in Council Bluffs for the Whole Family

Halloween Events in Council Bluffs for 2019

Click the orange links to learn more about each of the Halloween Events in Council Bluffs.

  • September 13th – November 1st: Stop out and experience the first Pro-Haunt in Council Bluffs – Madness Haunted House at Mall of the Bluffs! Make sure you check out their calendar for special ticket prices on certain nights as well as a family-friendly lights-on night!
  • September 13th – October 25th: Friday Night Movies at Ditmars Orchard will be happening each Friday night beginning at 7:30. Movies include Casper, The Goonies, The Secret Life of Pets 2, The Sandlot, Trolls, Nightmare Before Christmas, and Hocus Pocus!
  • September 21st: The Fall Festival at Hy-Vee on West Broadway is happening from 10am-3pm. There will be a bounce house, games, and great store deals.
  • October – Coming Soon:  Halloween Event at Bass Pro Shops from 12-5PM or 5-7PM depending on the day. There will be games, crafts, free treat bags for the first 75 kids, and pictures available to purchase. Plus cookies to decorate on Halloween night!
  • October 4th: Harvest Family Fun Night at the UP Museum is happening from 5:30-8pm. There will be fall games and fun for all ages.
  • October 5th: Monster Mash Pillow Craft at the Council Bluffs Public Library at 11AM for kids ages 4-years-old through 6th grade.
  • October 12th: Flaming Pumpkin Fest Part Duex at the Squirell Cage Jail with tricks, treats, and fun for everyone starting at 4pm and ending at 1pm. Tickets are required and run $25 each.
  • October 19th: Ghost Pet Craft at the Council Bluffs Public Library at 11AM for kids ages 4-years-old through 6th grade.
  • October 19th: Enjoy the Fall Festival at Hitchcock Nature Center from 4-6pm. Cost is $3 per person and there will be games, treats, and trick-or-treating around the campground.
  • October 21st: Halloween Touch a Truck at Quaker Steak and Lube from 5-8PM.
  • October 23rd: Trick-or-Treat at the Council Bluffs Public Library at 9:45 for kids ages 5-years-old and younger.
  • October 26th: Kikker’s Rock and Roll Halloween Bash is happening from 9pm-1am.
  • October 26th: Monster Bookmarks Craft at the Council Bluffs Public Library at 11AM for kids ages 4-years-old through 6th grade.
  • October 28th: 100 Block Trick or Treat on the 100 Block from 4:30-6PM.
  • October 31st: Stop by the Trunk or Treat at Broadway United Methodist Church (11 S. 1st St.) from 5p-7p to trick-or-treat at decorated car trunks.
  • October 31st: Night Terrors of Twin City home haunt on Twin City Drive starting at 6:30PM. – I still need to confirm they are doing this again for 2019.

Don’t forget to visit one of three Pumpkin Patches in Council Bluffs



11 Replies to “Halloween Events in Council Bluffs”

  1. You posted the Target event wrong. It was actually Sat. from 11-2. We showed up today only to be told it happened yesterday.

    1. I am SO sorry Ruth! I’m not sure how I got the date wrong and my apologies for any inconvenience it caused you and your kids.

  2. I love the information provided. I’m from California and don’t know anything about the Midwest. I have a 2yr old daughter and didn’t know what fun activities was out there for her to do. Thank you so very much for providing fun stuff for us to do we have so much fun.

    1. You are so welcome and welcome to the area April! I’ve started a list of holiday events for November and December so hopefully, you find more fun activities this winter!

  3. Just making your site aware of an upcoming activity that may be of interest to Midwest moms:

    Celebrate Christmas Wild West style at the Western Historic Trails Center.
    Children will get to decorate a western themed ornament, hear a cowboy
    christmas story, listen to music by local musicians and have their picture
    taken with Santa in our wild west photo booth. Cookies and cider will be
    provided.

    1. Hi Chris! Thank you for sharing about the upcoming event at Western Historic Trails Center. Do you know the date and time of the event or do you have a link to the details so I can add it to the holiday list?

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