Anoka Halloween
This metro-area suburb is believed to be the first city in the U.S. to put on a Halloween celebration to divert its youngsters from Halloween pranks. Today, the city is hard to beat for Halloween festivities, including parades and pumpkin-carving contests, plus other events such as a bingo, a bonfire, scavenger hunt, costume contests, a carnival and more. Oct. 8-30; highlights include a preschooler costume contest and a Big Parade of Little People on Oct. 27, and a carnival and a Grand Day Parade on Oct. 28.
When: Oct 21 Also: Oct 22, Oct 23, Oct 24, Oct 25 & Oct 26
Where: Anoka
Cost: FREE
Website: anokahalloween.com