You’ve got your costume all picked out and already have a game plan for what to do with all that leftover candy. But what are you actually going to do this Halloween season? Whether you’re in the mood for a real fright or something more family-friendly, here are some of the best Halloween celebrations happening around the country.
Alabama: The Alabama Theatre, Birmingham
A masquerade ball and live orchestrated viewing of Phantom of the Opera are among the October events.
Alaska: Halloween Nature Walk, Anchorage
Enjoy the great beauty of The Last Frontier with this Halloween-themed walk along the Rodak Nature Trail.
Arizona: Balloon Spooktacular, Scottsdale
Check out Salt River Fields the weekend before Halloween for hot air balloons, live music, haunted trails and fireworks.
Arkansas: Boo at the Zoo, Little Rock
“Arkansas’s largest Halloween festival” features zombie paintball, a haunted train, a hay maze, rides and more.
California: West Hollywood Carnaval, L.A.
This giant party attracts over 500,000 visitors each year. Things can get rowdy so this one’s best for grown-ups.
Colorado: Emma Crawford Festival, Manitou Springs
This fun fest is named after a pianist who’s buried on Red Mountain.