Celebrate Halloween weekend at these events across Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Celebrate Halloween weekend however you want with tons of spooky events happening all around the state.

All of them are bound to be some gourd ol’ fashioned fun.



Hallo-weekend at The Durham Museum – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

All weekend long, children 12 and under get in free at the Durham Museum, and costumes are encouraged. Plus, enjoy a prepackaged bag of Halloween goodies, the Haunted Train and games on The Platform. Just be on the lookout for dancing zombies.

Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St., Omaha

Scales and Tails – Saturday, 2-4 p.m.

Can an owl turn his head all the way around? Do snakes blink? What is a vulture’s defense when it is scared? You will do a little myth-busting to find the answers to these and other questions about some of the resident animals. This fun family program will include slime-making, eating spooky cookies (decorated by you), and other exciting educational activities. Activities will be both indoors and outdoors. Be sure to dress for the weather.

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd., Bellevue

Fall Festival – Saturday, 4-9 p.m.

Join in on the fall fun with carnival games, a fall photo area, free pumpkin painting, trick-or-treating through the whole park and a variety of characters taking pictures, including the Sanderson Sisters. Food trucks will be available for a limited time. The festival will go until 6 p.m., following by an outdoor showing of “Hocus Pocus.” Bringing blankets or folding chairs is encouraged.

Gene Leahy Mall, 1302 Farnam St., Omaha

Omaha Rising Festival – Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.

Hook n Sync is bringing an all-day music and fun festival for the family and kids. There will be live music from more than five artists and bands, dance performances, comedy, circus acts, clowns, magic shows, local shopping, food trucks and even a Halloween costume contest.

Gene Leahy Mall, 1302 Farnam St., Omaha



Boo at the Zoo – All weekend, 5:30-8 p.m.

Boo at the Zoo is Lincoln’s largest trick-or-treat event. The entire family will love stopping at over 40 trick-or-treat booths to get candy, coupons and more. All of the money raised directly supports the soo and its animals.

Lincoln Children’s Zoo, 1222 S. 27th St.

ShakesFEAR – All weekend, starting at 6 p.m.

Go on a harrowing journey to recover one of Shakespeare’s lost plays. To escape a spell cast by the Weird Sisters, you’ll have to confront a murderous king, meddling fairies, ghastly ghosts and a bloody butcher with an appetite for blood.  Can you survive The Haunted Temple?  This production is not recommended for children under 13 or the faint of heart.  Shows run every 15 minutes.  Tickets are available here.

Temple Building, 1209 R St.

Fright at the Museum – Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Have a scary gourd time at Morrill Hall with Halloween-themed games, activities and crafts. Premade trick-or-treat bags (including candy and non-food items) will be provided for children. Costumes are optional, but a 10% gift shop discount will be given to anyone in costume. Check out the website for a complete list of activities.

Morrill Hall, 645 N. 14th St.



Halloween Trick-or-Treat on Main – Friday, 4-6 p.m.

Enjoy a safe and fun Halloween experience in downtown Plattsmouth. Your little ones will enjoy walking in the shops and visiting local businesses.




Teen Zombie Prom – Friday, 6:30-8 p.m.

Morton James Public Library will have a zombie makeup station, karaoke, pizza and prize drawings. There will also be prizes for the best dressed zombie. (Keep in mind, open wounds are fine, but all costumes must be school-appropriate.) This party is for teens age 13 and up. No registration.

Morton James Public Library, 923 1st St.

Youth Halloween Party – Saturday, 7-9 p.m.

There will be treats, craft and activities for all ages. Wear your costume. Free, no registration.

Morton James Public Library, 923 1st St.



Treat the Trail – Saturday, 5-6:30 p.m.

Trick or treat with the Partners in Education for its fourth annual Treat the Trail.

Community Medical Center Nature Trail, 3307 Barada St.



Trick or Treat on Silver Street – Saturday, 4-7 p.m.

Local Businesses will be ready for your trick or treaters. Come along Silver Street and trick or treat between 13th and 16th Streets. A Trunk or Treat will also be set up on 13th. Photo Op will be set up by Napa for you to take your own photos.




Trunk or Treat – Friday, 5-7 p.m.

Come to the annual Trunk or Treat on Main Street brought to you by Kiwanis and the Chadron Chamber of Commerce.

Main Street between Second and Third Streets

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