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Halloween is Happening in Shakopee

Family-friendly events, from parades to a Boo-gie dance party, take place in Shakopee starting Friday.

With all the Halloween-themed events around Shakopee, it probably should be known as the southern metro's Halloween capital. Not only are there events taking place from the to the to , plenty of family-friendly events get underway starting Friday.

Goblin Boo-gie Dance Party

Friday, Oct. 28

10-11:15 a.m.
Enigma Teen Center

Fee: $5 per child

There will be classic disco and boogie tunes, dancing lights, bubble machines, and hula hoops for this morning dance party for preschoolers. Enigma becomes a haunted Halloween haven for those age 3-5 and their families. Costumed kids can march through and dance to boogie music. No preregistration required.

 

Jack-O-Lantern 5K and Kids Pumpkin Run

Saturday, Oct. 29

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Registration

9 a.m. - 5K

10:15 a.m. - Kids Run

Shakopee Community Center

Fee: $25-30 for 5K, $5 for Kids Pumpkin Run

Dress in costume and join in the fun at the 3rd Annual Jack-O-Lantern 5K and Kid’s Pumpkin Run. Halloween costumes encouraged with prize for Best Costume, plus awards for the top three male and female finishers in each age group. Due to the narrow paths along the 5K course, strollers, roller blades and pets are not allowed during the race.

Until noon Oct. 27, people can register for the 5K for $25. On race day, 5K registrants pay $30. Register online at active.com.

Halloween Kids Kraft

Saturday, Oct. 29, 10:30-11:15 am

Scott County Historical Society, 235 Fuller St. S., FREE

Gather up the kids for a fun pumpkin story and Halloween craft. Make a pumpkin patch or witch’s hat and listen to the book "Big Pumpkin" by Erica Silverman. The event is free but registration is required. Call (952) 445-0378 or email the museum at info@scottcountyhistory.org. Admissions to the museum and research library are free this day too!

Costume Trick-or-Treat Parade

Shakopee Town Square Mall

Saturday, Oct. 29

11 a.m.

Participate in second annual costume trick-or-treat parade by meeting in center atrium near Marcus Theatres at . Marcus Theaters’ mascot “Stubby” will lead kids around the mall. Shakopee Town Square merchants will give out candy for costumed trick-or-treaters. Contact Heidi at (952) 516-7009 or hkeyho@msbcollege.edu for more information.

Scary Skate & Spooky Family Fun Night

Sunday, Oct. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Shakopee Community Center

Fee: Free ($3 for skate rental)

Test out your scary or funny costume the night before Halloween. Bring your family and friends to that and Ice Arena for a night of Halloween crafts, open gym and family entertainment. You can also spin and skate to a spooky beat in the ice arena. For more information, call (952) 233-9500.

Your Photos Could Make Your Child a Halloween Star

Lastly, don’t forget with Heidi Klum as judge.

Based on photos you upload of your children in their Halloween costumes, Klum will select the best costume as the Grand Prize winner.
 Patch will whisk the winner to New York or Los Angeles for a two day, three night trip for two that includes a meet and greet with Heidi, plus a donation of $1031 to a local charity of the winner's choice. Nine runners up will also get a $1031 donation from Patch to a local charity of their choice.

 Entering is easy. Just upload a photo of your child, 12 years of age or younger, in his or her Halloween costume.

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