Spooky activities have already begun

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Halloween is filled with candy, costumes and chaos. The holiday may only be one night, but festivities are already underway to celebrate. KELOLAND News is compiling a list of activities you can do before the frightful night is over.

Butterfly House & Aquarium Halloween Party

This event is happening October 27, 2019. It’s free with paid admission/membership. This Halloween party will have games, prizes, spooky story time and trick-or-treating with the staff. Costumes are optional.

Cauldron Bath Bombs
This event is October 26, 2019. It’s $10 per cauldron. You can make a cauldron bath bomb with a figurine on the top.

This event is is October 24, 2019 through November 2, 2019. It’s $15 for general admission and $20 for a fast pass so you can go in a faster line. This is a haunted house and museum.

Halloween Costume Party
This event is October 26th, 2019. It’s free, but you have to be 21+. This costume party at The District is hosting two DJ’s and a costume contest.

Halloween at Lake Lorraine

This event is happening October 26, 2019. It’s family friendly and free. Halloween at Lake Lorraine includes trick or treating, a costume contest, Halloween games, a photo booth and food for purchase.

Haunted House
This event is October 25, 2019 and October 26, 2019. It’s $12 per person or $10 with a non-perishable food item. Everyone can walk through this haunted house. The food items will be donated to the food pantry.

Haunted Runway Show
This event is October 30, 2019. It’s $10 per ticket per person. Elli Stone Bride along with some vendors are hosting a Haunted Runway Show.  100% of proceeds will go to the tornado victims fund.

Haunted Trails
This event is October 25, 2019 and October 26, 2019. It’s $12 per person or $10 with a canned food item. You can walk through the Screaming Woods on the haunted trails for this event.

Heartland Haunted Corn Maze
This event is October 25, 2019 and October 26, 2019. It’s $10 for adults and $7 for children. You can try to find your way out of a haunted corn maze.

Levitt Shell Trick or Treat
This event is part of DTSF Trick or Treat on October 27, 2019. It’s free and the Levitt will be one of many organizations giving out candy and trinkets.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
This event is October 26th, 2019. It’s $54.95 per person. The Dinner Detective is an interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Museum Halloween Party
This event is October 31, 2019. It’s free for children to go trick or treating throughout the museum galleries, hear spooky stories, participate in costume contests, kid’s crafts and a scavenger hunt.

Punk Rock Halloween
This event is October 25, 2019. It’s $5 per person. Must be 21+. Punk Rock Halloween is a live concert with four different bands.

Trunk or Treat
There are many trunk or treat events happening with various dates and times. Every event posted here is free:
Holy Cross Trunk or Treat
Zion Lutheran Church Trunk and Treat
Hillcrest Trunk or Treat
First Lutheran Trunk or Treat
First United Methodist Trunk or Treat
East Side Lutheran Trunk or Treat
Neighborhood Trunk or Treat Bash


This event is October 26, 2019 through October 28, 2019. It’s $5 for zoo members and $7 for non-members. Children under two are free. ZooBoo is designed to have kids go through decorated exhibits and walkways trick or treating at treat tents from costumed presenters. this event also has a spooky carousel and lit jack-o-lanterns.

We’ll be updating this spooky list throughout the week, so be sure to check back here for more events. Email wfowkes@keloland.com with Halloween events.

Some of these events suggest a Halloween costume, but if you’re not sure what to wear or who to go as there’s a tool to help you.

Google Frightgeist helps the user to determine what costume they should wear based on spookiness level, uniqueness level, style and the trend meter. Frightgeist also shows you the top trending costumes locally and nationally.

There’s also a map feature on the website to see the top-searched costumes.

You can also adjust in the top costumes tab if you’d like to see on a national level or a local level. As of now, the top costumes are IT, Witch and Spider-Man.

Here are the top five costumes for the Sioux Falls area:

  • IT
  • Witch
  • Hippie
  • 1980’s
  • Cowboy

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