Boo! It’s the perfect time to watch your favorite horror movies and carve some pumpkins! Halloween is one of the highlights of the fall season, for kids and grownups alike. Trick and treating brings out the inner child in most of us and tons of candy corn lines the aisles of supermarkets and office desks. Get in the Halloween spirit here with Keep It Local Cleveland. When it comes to Halloween, Cleveland knows how to have a devil of a good time. From family-friendly Halloween events, and other cultural institutions, Cleveland attractions, tours and parties offer fiendish fun and spooky scares for everyone. Keep reading to learn our tips and tricks for this Halloween season.
From family-friendly events to heartstopping scares. Whether you are looking for Halloween thrills and chills or just a touch of spooky, there’s a Halloween event for YOU!
Common Grounds 24/7 Coffee Shop – Halloween and Anniversary Party! Costume contest, giveaways, and more. All ages are welcome! Spooky Speciality Drinks! Anniversary raffle at midnight. Click HERE for more details.
Kurtz Bros., Inc.’s 2nd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest – Show us your carving skills for a chance to win a Microsoft XBOX ONE S 1TB NBA 2K19 bundle with 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY in white. Click HERE for more details.
MedWitches Night Out – Halloween Sort & Happy Hour. Join for a spooky Halloween themed supply sort at MedWish, followed by continued festivities and networking at Goldhorn Brewery. Costume prizes will be awarded at MedWIsh. Click HERE for more information.
It’s The Great Pumpkin Party In The Square – Bring the whole family! Everyone is invited to dress up in your favorite costume and celebrate Fall in Cleveland here in The Square. This is a free event for the whole family with plenty of activities to keep you busy! Click HERE for more details.
For That WICKED Pain – Join Dr. Sara and the Inspired Chiropractic & Wellness team at The Somatic Center in Cleveland Heights for a Halloween themed Pilates & Muscle Release Workshop. Dr. Sara will be teaching her best “life hacks” for relaxing your muscles on your own at home! Click HERE for more details.
Do zombies make you run faster? Are you scared of the dark? Ever race dressed in a costume? Find out by signing up in one of these Halloween themed races here in Cleveland!
17th Annual Halloween Run for Justice 5K & 5 Mile – this event benefits our Lawyers Giving Back community outreach programs including the 3Rs, helping students in Cleveland and East Cleveland City School. Click HERE for more details and registration!
Join West Creek Conservancy for a Halloween themed 5K Run and 1 Mile Trot for Treats as you race Sasquatch through the trails at West Creek Reservation to benefit our mission to create a Greener Greater Cleveland. Click HERE for more details and registration details!
Trick-or-Treat Times for Northeast Ohio Communities: Halloween 2018 List
Click HERE on this WKYC link to learn the Trick-or-Treat times for Northeast Ohio communities
Treats & Eats
It’s time to get spooky! And hungry! There are more treats and eats than ever this Halloween season. With new items galore and some returning favorites, your Halloween food guide is here! We’ve got all the detail you need, including where to find all of the scary snacks you could ever want.
Melt Bar and Grilled has a few Halloween features on their menu!
Cookies & Cream Bread Pudding – homemade cookies and cream bread pudding served warm and topped with a sweet white chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream, real whipped cream, powdered sugar and crumbled chocolate cookies.
Great Lakes Nosferatu – the ghoulishly delightful imperial red ale rises from its grave this time every year to scare the beer-jeezus out of beer lovers everywhere. This ruby-red ale is brewed with rich roasted malt and Simcoe and Cascade hops. Don’t be afraid of Nosferatu; it won’t bite.
Undead Tiki – Captain Morgan rum, blue curacao, fresh lime, and pineapple juice, and house-made grenadine. This cocktail is scary refreshing and delicious spooktacular.
The Cute Little Cake Shop also featured sweets for this not so sweet season.
Cake Ball Mummies – Chocolate or vanilla cake balls, coated in white chocolate, and decorated to look like a cake ball “mummy”
Red Vanilla Eyeballs – Red vanilla cake, mixed with vanilla frosting, coated in white chocolate, and decorated to look like little cake ball “eyeballs”
Worms & Dirt – chocolate cake ball, coated in crushed chocolate sandwich cookies, and topped with gummy worms.
Click HERE to learn how to make this easy pumpkin cocktail recipe for Halloween! Create the Jack-o-LanderTini, a festive autumn cocktail like the professional mixologists at Landerhaven!
Shop til' You DROP
Get your spook on! What’s Halloween without costumes? This year kids are planning to dress in their favorite princess or superhero, while pets will be donning adorable pumpkin, hotdog or bumble bee getups. Adults, on the other hand, are sticking with the traditional spookiness, dressing as witches, vampires, and zombies. Halloween season is here in full swing and us shoppers are looking for the best deals on costumes, decorations, and candy!
Looking for costume sales? Check out Cleveland City Dance for gently used dance costumes, with some never worn. Cleveland City Dance also has a consignment rack filled with leotards, tights, jazz pants, skirts, dance shoes, and more for children and adults! Some items are as cheap as $5! Count us in!
Celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead in style this year! If you are looking for affordable Halloween party decorations, you’ll love Dean Supply Company paper ghosts, tissue spiders, and spooky Halloween themed banners and garlands. After you have all the Halloween decorating ideas that you need, you can also pick up some Halloween paper plates, cups, napkins, and table covers, too! Need Day of the Dead decorations? Dean Supply Company has those too! From colorful Day of the Dead Skulls, plates, cups, and more, you can throw a Day of the Dead celebration that no one will forget. Happy Dia de Los Muertos!
Bunny Paige has the HEART for this holiday, literally… Check out Bunny Paige and their love for this spooky holiday. Happy meal buckets from the 90s…if you know, you know. These offers end on the 31st so trick or treat yo self while you can!
Looking for your seasonal treats? Check out Campbell’s Sweets Factory for their seasonal items. There is no end to the creative confectionery creations Campbell’s can come up with. Popcorn pumpkins, Halloween-ready spooky corn, caramel pumpkin cupcakes and more!
Looking for a massive selection of Halloween candy that will have you grinning like a jack-o-lantern? What’s your number 1 Halloween candy? Trix or Snickers or just plain chocolate nuggets? Check out All City Candy!!! Just wander the dark and winding halls of their candy castle and find all the spooktacular treats your heart desires. With a selection this big, you’ll be able to feed all the trick-or-treaters in the neighborhood and still have some candy left over for yourself! Shop now!