Halloween events for kids in Portland 2017
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Get the Halloween costumes ready for the special events for kids in Portland, Oregon during the fall of 2017. Children will love dressing up for costume contests, trick or treating, and getting together at community celebrations.

Yappy Halloween
Oct. 14 @ 12 p.m.
Bridgeport Village, 7455 SW Bridgeport Rd., Tigard, OR 97224

Kids and pets dress in costume to join the family-friendly fun at Yappy Halloween in Bridgeport. Dress up in Halloween finery to join the costume contest and enjoy the games, prizes, crafts, and more. This free event will provide treats for dogs and people, from Pet Wants PDX and California Pizza Kitchen.

West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta
Oct. 21 @ 10 a.m.
Tualatin Lake of the Commons, 8325 SW Nyberg St., Tualatin

The West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta is a large, popular festival with events for kids and adults. Kids dress in Halloween costumes to compete in the Kids’ Costume Contest on the Main Stage at 11 a.m. Family-fun activities and attractions will include a pumpkin pie eating contest, entertainment, music, face painting, and the regatta races. The Festival will be free to attend and many of the activities will also be free.  

Monster Mash
Oct. 22 @ 4 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Southwest Community Center, 6820 SW 45th Ave., Portland, OR

Wear Halloween costumes and dance, make crafts, and more at this community event. There will be two different time slots. The advance admission fee will be $12 and $6 for additional children. Price will increase $2 per child on the day of the event.

Costume Carnival
Oct. 22 @ 5 p.m.
East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave., Portland, OR

This event will be for grade school and preschool children with an adult. Wear a costume and play carnival games, do crafts, and get faces painted. Game tickets will be 4 for $1.

Squishing of the Squash and Howloween at the Zoo
Oct. 27-29 @ 10 a.m.
Oregon Zoo, 4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221

The zoo offers a safe setting for kids to enjoy Halloween trick-or-treating and scavenger hunts while learning about wildlife. The Squishing of the Squash, which is a precursor the Howloween weekend, will feature the fun of watching large animals squishing large pumpkins. Howloween weekend There will offer treats and prizes for kids at stations throughout the zoo, which will provide only deforestation-free candy. The Halloween activities are geared for children 2-12, but all will be welcome. Howloween will be free with regular admission (Adults/$14.95, Youth (3-11)/$9.95, Infant (0-2)/Free).

Enchanted Trail
Oct. 27-28 @ 7 p.m.
Mary S. Young Park, 19900 W. Willamette Dr., West Linn, OR 97068

There will be two trails, the Haunted Trail for children 8+ and the non-scary Enchanted Trail for younger children. The Enchanted Trail will be a magical forest with storybook characters and scenes. The short loop will be good for families with very young children. Admission will be $4 in advance or $5 at the event, free for children 3 and under. Tickets to the Enchanted Trail will not allow access to the Haunted Trail, which has a higher admission fee.

Not-So-Scary Halloween
Oct. 29 @ 10 a.m.
Portland Children’s Museum, 4015 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, OR 97221

Kids will enjoy the fun activities, including decorating a trick-or-treat bag ($5 material fee), pumpkin smash, stories, painting with glow-in-the-dark paint, trick-or-treating inside the museum, and a DJ costume party. Museum admission for non-members ages 1-64 will be $10.75.

The Monster March in Sellwood
Oct. 29 @ 3 p.m.
Llewellyn Elementary School, 6301 SE 14th Ave., Portland, OR 97202

Kids dress up in costume to join the Monster March presented by the Sellwood Westmoreland Business Alliance. Meetup will be at the Llewellyn Elementary School.

Trick or Treat on Main Street
Oct. 31 @ 4 p.m.
Main St., Oregon City, OR

Oregon’s first Main Street will bring several hundred kids and their parents to downtown Oregon City for an evening of fun and trick-or-treating.