5 family activities in Connecticut for Halloween weekend


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But never fear, Connecticut offers a slew of family-friendly activities to enjoy Halloween weekend across the state.

Foxwoods Spooky Bash on the Grass

Foxwoods Casino is jumping into family Halloween gaming this year with a new addition – its first-ever Spooky Bash on the Grass on October 29 at 7 p.m.

The free event will include kid-friendly movies, a costume contest, food items, free candy bags at Grand Pequot Tower Lawn.

Halloween Spooktacular from the EverWonder Children’s Museum

Newtown’s EverWonder Children’s Museum brings back its convergence of science and seance with the annual Halloween Spooktacular. The museum promises spooky science, as well as arts and crafts. Years past have seen spooky bubbles, spooky touch boxes, edible bugs and pumpkin catapults and a Boo Bash at night.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 30 from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are required.

Spooktacular Ballet with Eastern CT Ballet

Eastern Connecticut Ballet is hosting its own spooktacular Halloween weekend at the Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook. The company will perform pieces like “Halloween Waltz”, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and “Dancing Bones”, which feature life-size glow-in-the-dark skeletons.

Shows run Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30, with a sensory performance on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are available online.

Outdoor movie night at Bishop’s Orchard

The little red bar[n] at Bishop’s Orchard in Guilford will host a family Halloween movie night on October 30. The event is free, outside of the winery’s pumpkin patch.

This year the movie will be the original “Hocus Pocus!” film. A sequel was released last month. The movie starts at dusk and no outside food is allowed. In case of bad weather, the invitation will be canceled before noon on the day of the event.

Flashmob Thriller by Michael Jackson

New Milford is bringing back its annual “Thriller” flash mob, based on Michael Jackson’s 1982 song, for the tenth year.

The event will take place during the city’s Trunk or Treat event on October 29. The event is open to children ages 6 and up. Children up to 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult. No previous dance experience is necessary, but rehearsals will take place before the event. Participants may attend any of them, but only need to attend one.

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