Main Street Maine‘s team has put together a list of safe Halloween-related events that are taking place in our nationally recognized historic downtowns. Join in for the 2023 festive fun while exploring these wonderful Main Streets!
IMPORTANT UPDATE! Following the tragic event in Lewiston, a number of downtowns are postponing their Halloween festivities. We’ll attempt to make the corrections below but please make sure to check the links provided for the latest update.
When: Several events. Saturday, Oct 21, 2023 at 2 and 6:00pm
Where: Colonial Theater, Augusta ME
FREE Halloween movie on Saturday, October 21 at either 2 p.m. or 6 p.m. Scan the QR code with your phone to get your FREE tickets and make a donation if you wish or just go to our ticket site https://givebutter.com/ACT-Halloween See our website augustacolonialtheater.com/events for more specific information.
When: Several events. Saturday, Oct 28, 2023 at 5pm, 6:30pm or 8pm
Where: Colonial Theater, Augusta ME
The Ghost Hunt at the Colonial event scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed and will be rescheduled. All ticket holders will be contacted as soon as a new date is determined. Please contact us at if you would like a refund.
When: Saturday, October 28, 2023 | 5:30-8PM, or until candy runs out.
Where: Downtown Augusta / Water Street
The largest trunk or treat in Central Maine! oin us downtown Augusta for a fun, safe Halloween!
When: Saturday, October 28, 2023 | 5:30-9PM
Where: 287 Water Street, Augusta, ME
Saturday the 28th, in our lounge, come in…have some spooky drinks, some freaky foods (complimentary), and listen to some Halloween music. Dress in costume, if you like, or just show up as you are…
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/ottosontheriver
When: Saturday, October 28, 2023 | Events Starts at 3 PM
Where: Library Park in Bath | 112 Washington St, Bath, ME
Join us for some non-scary FUN as we gather all the boys and ghouls at Library Park at 3pm for games and of course our PhotoBOO!th.
At 4pm we TROMP (aka Trick or Treat up Front Street)! No admission costs, but if you have some to spare we ask for donations to the Bath Area Food Bank.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/soggydogdesigns
Organizer: Peace & Unity Pet Services
When: Oct 29, 2023, Sunday @ 11:30 am – 1:15 pm
Where: at Steamboat Landing Park in Belfast, Maine
Meet in the grassy area at Steamboat Landing Park (34 Commercial St Belfast) near the Boat House. Please have your dog in their training gear (prong collar, Ecollar, muzzle if needed) and social distance from others.
COSTUMES ARE ENCOURAGED for you, your dog, or both! We will be giving away treats for tricks and prizes for the best costumes.
Text or call Chelsea’s cell phone (772) 618-5147 if you have any trouble finding us!
When: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2023 AT 3 PM – 5:30 PM
Where: Downtown Biddeford, Maine
This year’s Halloween event is back downtown and better than ever!
Bring the kids downtown on October 31st starting at 3 p.m. for some free trick-or-treating fun at local businesses. Participating businesses will have an orange cat displayed in their window. Come see and experience some of the new features this year’s event has to offer.
Feel free to wear costumes and bring a bag for treats. The events wraps up at 5:30 p.m
For more information, please visit: https://heartofbiddeford.org/listing/downtown-halloween/
When: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th, 2023 AT 6 PM
Where: City Theatre in Biddeford, Maine
When: Several dates. October 27, 2023 at 6 PM
Where: City Theatre in Biddeford, Maine
October in Maine….
The air is crisp…vibrant leaves scatter across the ground…and tales of the strange & spectral are in the air…
Once again, Briar & Bone brings you the Biddeford Haunts & Curiosities guided walking tour. Join our historian for a tour through downtown Biddeford, where you’ll hear stories of ghosts, folklore, and curious activities, taken from Biddeford’s own captivating history, all while viewing the very places where the stories occurred.
Tours begin at 6pm at Briar & Bone, southern Maine’s own cabinet of curiosities gift shop. The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes, and ends in our gallery, where we will serve warm cider and snacks to help chase away the chill.
Tours are limited to 16 guests per evening, and sell out quickly.
Tickets may be purchased in-store or online:
Saturday, October 21st on the Lower Mall
Come celebrate the Halloween season by decorating a pumpkin and enjoying some pizza with the Brunswick Parks and Rec Department! This program will give kids a chance to decorate their very own 6” pumpkin and participants will then be able to take their pumpkin home for families and neighbors to enjoy. Pumpkins as well as all decorating materials will be supplied. Water and pizza will be available for all participants too! Whether you choose to make your pumpkin spooky or cute you’ll be able to show off your creativity with this festive fall program! Two sessions are available from 10:00am-11:00am and 11:00am-12pm. The cost for this program is $10 for Brunswick Residents and $13 for Non-residents. Pre-registration for this event is required and early registration is highly encouraged!
Click here to register for Pumpkin Decorating
Sunday, October 22nd all along Maine Street
Show off your creativity with this Fall-themed window painting event designed for families! After making a preliminary Autumn or Halloween-themed sketch and having your sketch approved at the Recreation Department, your family may select a storefront window from the available list at the Recreation Center to paint! Paints and brushes will be provided on the day of the event. Don’t delay, since there are a limited number of windows available! The cost for this program is $20 for Brunswick Residents and $27 for Non-residents. Pre-registration for this event is required and early registration is highly encouraged!
Click here to register for Window Painting
Tuesday, October 31st Online via social media Hashtag and Our Department Email
Slip into your scariest, funniest, most outrageous costume and join in the Brunswick Parks & Recreation Department’s Virtual Halloween Costume Contest on Tuesday, October 31st Online via social media Hashtag and Our Department Email! Post your picture on social media using #Brunswickmeparksandrec or send your picture to . Don’t forget to include the name of the costume, the name of the person/animal/family in the picture, and the category you are competing in so we can correctly identify you and that’s all there is to it!
We will be awarding a prize from Frosty’s Donuts to one winner in each of the following age categories:
Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, Family, and Pet(s)
We are excited to offer everyone’s favorite, FREE Halloween Parade once again followed by a popular event with a twist— Tent or Treat! Slip into your scariest, funniest, most outrageous costume and join in the Annual Halloween Parade where individuals of all ages are invited to “Monster March” down Maine Street. The parade will be held on Tuesday, October 31st at 4:30 p.m., starting on the Mall in downtown Brunswick, 191 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011.
4:15pm – Gather on the Mall by the Gazebo
4:30pm – Parade Starts
5:00pm – Parade Returns to Mall
5:05pm – Tent or Treat & Photo Booth Zone on Mall
6:15pm – Event Ends
Individuals marching in the parade need to assemble on the Mall by 4:15 p.m. to be lined up. The parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. There is no age requirement to participate in the parade, but parents are encouraged to march with their children. Brunswick’s Parks & Recreation, Police and Fire Departments will join forces to provide safe escort and traffic control.
The parade will start at the Mall on the Park Row side and move down Maine Street, making a right turn onto Bank Street, a right turn onto Federal Street, then a right onto School Street and the parade will end back at the Mall. Immediately following the parade, at approximately 5:05pm, children are invited to participate in the Tent or Treat event where local organizations and volunteers will be handing out candy from decorated tents on the Mall. There will also be a Photo Booth Zone for families to take pictures for the virtual costume contest with fun, spooky, Halloween theme backdrops!
When: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2023 (8 to 11:59PM)
Where: O’Donoghue’s Pub | 103 Pleasant St, Brunswick, ME
Our Halloween Costume Party is back and better than ever! Join “Always, sometimes” for some great tunes and bring your best costume to be entered into our costume contest! This has always been a great time pre-covid and we’re excited to bring it back!
For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/352583534099390/
When: Friday October 27th, 2023 | Starts at 3 PM
Where: Downtown in Gardiner, ME 04345
Children are invited to dress up in their cute, silly and creepy costumes and come to downtown Gardiner for some Halloween Fun!!
From the Gardiner Public Library to the A1 Diner you will find many of of our downtown businesses handing out treats of all kinds!
Watch a performance in the street from Ampersand Academy of Arts.
THE ONE WAY SECTION OF WATER STREET WILL BE CLOSED to vehicles from Bridge St. to Church St. from 3pm to 5pm only.
Participating businesses will receive an orange pumpkin printout to place in a window near their front door.
This is a very busy event – please plan ahead and drive safely around the area during this time.
For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/6395250750601802/
Where: 215 Whitten Road Hallowell, ME 04345 United States
When: October 10th, 2023 from 5:30 -7:30 PM
About this Event
A fundraiser costume bowling party.
Johnson Hall will be hosting a Halloween Costume Bowling Party for Kids at Sparetime Recreation in Hallowell on October 10th from 5:30 -7:30 PM. There will be glow bowling, music, costume contests and more. Up to six children/adults are allowed per lane.
The lane comes with shoes for each bowler. $80 per Lane
There will be a costume contest with prizes for the scariest, most original and best group themed costume (4 or more individuals must dress in the same theme to be eligible to win this prize).
For more information, please visit: https://www.johnsonhall.org/event/johnson-halls-masquerade-ball/
When: SATURDAY OCTOBER 28TH, 2023 FROM 8:30 PM – 12 AM
Where: Trackside Station parking lot | 4 Union St, Rockland, ME 04841
Bust out your best costume and join us for our annual Halloween Party! Live music by one of our favorite bands, NO Guts NO Glory! Ages 21 plus, $5 cash cover at the door.
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1533495830721989
When: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2023 AT 11 AM – 3 PM
Where: On Main Street in Saco, Maine.
Come on down to the Saco Main Street 23nd Annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival in our historic downtown.
We will have Fun and Games for kids, a “Trunk or Treat” area, Costume Contest, Pie Eating Contests, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, and more.
For the latest information and schedule, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/sacomainstreet/
Organizer: Skowhegan Parks & Recreation Department Skowhegan
When: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2023 AT 6 PM – 8 PM
Where: Community Center | Poulin Drive, Skowhegan
Get your tickets today at the Skowhegan Community Center. Tickets are only $5.00 per person. No refunds. Must be in line before 7:45 pm. Not recommended for young children.
ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!
For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/343776871443328
Oranizer: Skowhegan Parks & Recreation Department
When: Saturday October 28, 2023 11:30am-1:30pm
Where: Location: Skowhegan Community Center — 39 Poulin Dr. Skowhegan ME
Enjoy some treats from our local trunks and then a friendly scare in the Rec’s haunted house!
This event is free of charge.
For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100044940261588
PLAN YOUR VISIT: https://mainstreetmaine.org/skowhegan-me/
When: FRIDAY OCTOBER 27, 2023 AT 4:30 to 6 PM
Where: Main Street, Westbrook.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/downtownwestbrook
When: FRIDAY OCTOBER 27 & SATURDAY OCTOBER 28 and Sunday October 29, 2023 (see movie schedule below)
Where: Prides Corner Drive In Theatre
Friday & Saturday& Sunday !!
October 27th & 28th & 29th!
Double Feature Presentation!
Halloween time fun!
Come as you are to see movies under the stars.
Double Feature Presentation
Stay for one or two!
“A Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993) Rated PG
Showtime approximately 6:45PM
”Hocus Pocus” (1993) Rated PG
Showtime approx. 8:10PM
Find tickets on Eventbrite.
Gates open by 5:30PM
Ticket is for a Single Feature Presentation at Greater Portland’s favorite drive in theatre!
$15 car up to two people
$20 a car from three to five people
$5 each additional person beyond five
Cash at the Boxoffice or Snackbar!
We are open Rain or Moonshine
Sound on your car radio 88.9 FM or be sure to bring a radio.
No Smoking!! Except in designated area
No Alcohol allowed!!
Make sure ALL your lights are OFF when Movie is playing please and thank you!
Gates open by 5:30PM perhaps earlier…
Use “Tickets” link above to purchase tickets online via eventbrite until 9 PM on the night of the show! You may purchase tickets at the boxoffice with cash.
We are Cash ONLY at the boxoffice and Snackbar.
Snackbar is open from 5:30 to 30 minutes into the movie.
We will see you soon!!
State Law specifically prohibits smoking or vaping within your car or grounds within the Drive In Theatre. A designated area has been created for your convenience. Please inquire. We appreciate your cooperation and adherence to the law.
For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/PridesCornerDriveIn/
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