2017 Halloween festivities in Southcentral
Halloween is not until Tuesday, Oct. 31. But many of Southcentral’s events are kicking off early. Here's a list of community events that you do not want to miss out on.
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Where: Northway Mall | 3101 Penland Parkway
When: Friday, Oct. 13 - Tuesday, Oct. 31 | Fridays and Saturdays 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. & Sundays - Thursdays 6p.m. - 9 p.m.
What: The 32nd annual Fright Night Haunted House had its grand opening on Friday, Oct. 13. The nearly 10,000 square-foot haunted house will be open
leading up to Halloween. Participants are expected to take approximately 15 to 25 minutes to traverse through the mazes. This year, the haunted house features clowns and 3D printing technology.
Tickets: $15 per person
Where: Mad Myrna's | 530 E 5th Avenue
When: Friday, Oct. 20 - Saturday, Nov. 18 | Fridays at 8 p.m. & 11 p.m. | Saturdays at 7 p.m. & 10 p.m.
What: Mad Myrna's presents their annual "The Rocky Horror Show" live production. For five weeks, the production is on Friday and Saturday evenings. There are generally two shows a night.
Tickets: $35 per person. This event is 21+ only.
Where: Alaska Railroad | 411 West 1st Avenue
When: Saturday, Oct. 21 & Saturday, Oct. 28 | Morning Train 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & Afternoon Train 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
What: Departing on the two Saturdays leading up to Halloween, the train will travel a 2.5 hour round-trip from Anchorage to Indian, Alaska. Passengers will enjoy Halloween-themed bingo, a magician, crafts, balloon animals, a raffle and a coloring contest.
Tickets: $69 adults, $35 kids (ages 2-11), $35 infants on a SEAT (months 0-23) and FREE for infants on a LAP (months 0-23).
Where: Anchorage MakerSpace | 1406 W 33rd Avenue
When: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
What: Need a place to prepare your Halloween costume? Anchorage MakerSpace is providing a space, tools, sewing machines and music for the community's "maniacal makers."
Tickets: FREE, but donations are suggested at $20.
Where: Bear Tooth Theatrepub | 1230 W 27th Avenue
When: Morning Session 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & Afternoon Session 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
What: A Halloween-themed family dance party, presented by the Bear Tooth Theatrepub, DJ Spencer Lee and DJ Victamone. All-ages are welcome, but the event is recommended for children 10 and under. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets: $15 individual or $12.50/each, when you buy a family four pack. Non-walking babies get FREE entry.
Where: Goose Lake | 2811 UAA Drive
When: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
What: Anchorage Parks and Recreation brings you two trails of frights and delights.
Tickets: Tickets are available online for $7. Tickets sold at event are available for $10.
A trail suitable for ages 3-years and up.
A trail suitable for ages 8-years and up.
Where: 1000 East Dimond Boulevard, Suite 102
When: Thursday Oct. 26 - Tuesday, Oct. 31 | 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
What: For five evenings, TBA Theatre and Suite 100 are partnering up for a haunted thrill like no other. Alaska's newest fright attraction ensures you a scary, spooky, frightening and thrilling Halloween experience.
Tickets: $10 per person.
Where: Faith Lutheran Church Alaska | 5200 Lake Otis Parkway
When: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
What: A family-friendly trick-or-treating opportunity for children, from the trunks of vehicles. There will also be pumpkin painting, a cake walk, a photo booth and more.
Where: Koots | 2435 Spenard Road
When: Friday, Oct. 27 - Tuesday, Oct. 31 | 7:30 p.m. | 8:30 p.m. | 9:30 p.m.
What: A Halloween-themed burlesque performance. For five days in a row, there are three performances a night.
Tickets: $10 per person. This event is 21+ only.
Where: Downtown Anchorage
When: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
What: A community event that allows families and children to trick-or-treat from business to business in a safe environment.
Where: Alaska Native Heritage Center | 8800 Heritage Center Drive
When: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
What: ANHC's Fall Festival activities include trick-or-treating around the village sites, Alaska Native dancing and local music with Todd Grebe and Cold Country, Spooky Storytelling with John Active, a costume contest at 4 p.m. for adults and kids, haunted village sites, face painting, pumpkin painting, Alaska Native artists and local food truck vendors.
Where: UAA Student Union | 2921 Spirit Way
When: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
What: UAA's student clubs and organizations offer a safe, warm alternative to trick-or-treating. Each organization hosts its own Halloween-themed activity and sets the ticket prices for their activities, too. The money raised goes to both their club and a charity.
Tickets: Activity tickets are priced at 50¢ each. Plus, $10 - $20 ticket bundles are offered for purchase.
Where: Rodak NatureTrail | 32750 Eagle River Road
When: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
What: Families with children are invited to visit a series of fun and educational Halloween-themed stations set up along the Rodak Nature Trail, which is a 3/4 mile round-trip. Start anytime between 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., and allow enough time to visit all of the stations at your own pace.
Tickets: FREE, plus $5 parking.
Where: Anchorage Hilton Ballroom | 500 W 3rd Avenue
When: 6 p.m.
What: A festival fundraiser aimed to support Alaskans affected by sexual violence. Standing Together Against Rape is raising money for the victims of sexual assault/abuse and their families. The Masquerade Ball is an evening of dinner, cocktails, auctions, entertainment and dancing. Formal attire is appreciated and masks are encouraged.
• DBEC Haunted House
Where: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church | 8427 Jewel Lake Road
When: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
What: The members of the Dimond High School Business and Entrepreneurship Club are hosting a haunted house. Prepare to get scared and help raise money for the club's goal of giving a scholarship to a graduating senior at the end of the year.
Tickets: $3 per person.
Where: Sullivan Arena | 1600 Gambell Street
When: 8 p.m.
What: RockTober Halloween Bash is "the biggest Halloween Party in Alaska." Come for the music dressed as your favorite music artist or band. Prizes will be awarded to the winning costumes. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the music begins at 8 p.m.
Tickets: Ranging from $44.15 each - $78.60 each.
Where: Eagle River Nature Center | Mile 12 Eagle River Road
When: 2 p.m.
What: Why are owls associated with Halloween? Find out all about owls from volunteer Ginamaria Smith, who will bring her education bird, a great-horned owl.
Tickets: FREE, but parking is $5.
Where: Bosco's Comics Cards & Games | 2301 Spenard Road
When: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
What: This family-friendly cycling event will kick off in front of Bosco's Comics Cards & Games. There will be a Halloween costume contest, snacks, music and a bike parade – staying within the new bike lanes. Courtesy of REI, costume prizes will be awarded to the contest winners. Event organizers ask that you make sure your costume will not interfere with your ability to ride safely.
Where: Koots | 2435 Spenard Road
When: 8 p.m.
What: Metal Massacre is coming to Koot's for Halloween. On the North Stage, Koot's and Family Tree presents a plethora of local metal bands, including: Distance Defined, Part Time Super Heroes, Beyond The Tides, Everuin, Druj and Devilwitch.
Tickets: $5 per person.
Where: Alaska State Fair | 2075 Glenn Highway
When: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
What: A family-friendly event to celebrate Halloween indoors. Carnival games and concessions will be available.
Tickets: $6 per person. Proceeds benefit the
Where: The Alaska Zoo | 4731 O'Malley Road
When: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Last entry at 7:30 p.m.
What: Trick-or-treat along spooky zoo trails and get a photo with the 501st Legion's Alaska Garrison and ACOA. Friends and family will have a spooktacular time with trick-or-treat stations and activities all over the zoo and a bonfire for warming toes.
Tickets: $6 per zoo member, $8 per non-members and kids (ages 2 and under) are FREE.
Where: The Center | 4855 Arctic Boulevard
When: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
What: A family-friendly Halloween-themed event, including: trick-or-treating, bouncy houses, carnival games, crafts, face-painting, prize giveaways, 1 raffle ticket per person and balloon animals. In addition, coffee, cake-walk tickets and food trucks will be on-site.
Tickets: $7 per child, $10 per adult or $30 per family.
Where: 960 Coral Lane
When: Little Ones 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Beware 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
What: A Brena-family Haunted House for trick-or-treaters alike – everyone's invited. Young children should come early for some not-so-scary fun. Older folk should come later and be prepared to enter at their own risk.
Where: Dimond Center | 800 E Dimond Boulevard
When: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
What: Trick-or-treat away from the cold weather, which will also benefit the Red Cross of Alaska, simultaneously. All-ages are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets: $5 per trick-or-treater, which will be donated to the
Where: Anchorage Museum | 625 C Street
When: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
What: An all-inclusive event to celebrate Halloween with
, the rap name of Allison Warden, like she does in her village. The all-age costume party begins at 6 p.m., and the costume contest starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $10 per person (13+), $5 per child (ages 3-12) and members receive a 10 percent discount.
Where: Atwood Concert Hall | 621 W 6th Avenue
When: 7 p.m.
What: L. Frank Baum's tales of Dorothy and her adventures in oz are his most beloved. In this fantastic new adaptation, follow the yellow brick road to Oz, as you become a part of an immersive production with singing, dancing, and acting alongside professional actors. Kids (and adults) should come to the performance in costume, because afterwards all four levels of the Atwood Concert Hall lobby are opened for indoor trick-or-treating.
Tickets: $22-$29 per person. Tickets required for all ages.