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Trick or treat! The best places around the Inland Northwest for Halloween fun

Halloween is a favorite holiday for kids and adults for three basic reasons – candy, candy, and more candy! But there are many different ways to celebrate around Spokane. Here are some of the events to choose from. Kids’ activities are listed first, followed by listings geared to an older audience:


Light The Night in Medical Lake

Lake City Assembly of God Light The Night in Medical Lake, Wash.

At Light The Night, the city of Medical Lake blocks off the streets around Lake City Assembly of God for an old fashioned Halloween experience. There will be a hay bale maze, hay wagon rides drawn by Belgian draught horses, twelve inflatable games, and other games and lots of prizes from partnering businesses like Toys R Us and Wal-Mart as well as other local businesses and other activities.

“We call it Light The Night because it’s literally like daylight,” said Nick Hawkins, family life pastor. “We put up 10,000 watts of lights. It’s a chance for kids to have fun in a safe environment where parents can let their hair down and relax knowing that the candy is safe, the place is well lit, and there are plenty of security crews in place.”

They will be giving away free hot dogs, cotton candy, caramel apples, coffee, cider, cocoa, and candy. Hours are 5pm to 8pm.

Lake City Assembly of God Church
400 E Grace St
Medical Lake, WA 98022
Located across from the post office:

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Lamont at night seen as stained glass. (staff photo)

Lamont at night seen as stained glass. (staff photo)

Halloween In The Park  (weather permitting)

There will be a Halloween celebration in the park on Friday, October 31 (that’s Friday the 13th backwards) with a fire in the fire pit, hot cocoa, cider, treats, etc.

Bug Tussle Park
Lamont, WA 99017

“Why go to some lame town where people are jealous of Lamont and resent your good fortune for living here when you can go trick-or-treating down the road?” Lamont mayor Steve Lacy said. Many folks provide fantastic candy and kids of all ages can warm their buns by a raging fire in the park.  Make Lamont the destination of choice for good, clean fun!  Don’t miss it!

“In deference to a councilman’s nagging phobias, we are asking all children to please not dress up as wiener dogs and to avoid making any and all yapping-like sounds during this distinctly ghoulish celebration,” Lacy said.

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Veggie Tales - The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything (2008). Source: IMDbAthol Baptist Church “Trunk and Treat”

It’s called the “trunk and treat” because cars will be lined up in front of the Community Center with their trunks open and kids in costumes can come up and help themselves to some candy.

The Veggie Tales movie “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything” will be shown. Free drinks and popcorn at the movie! Show starts at 7pm.

Athol Community Center
30355 3rd St
Athol, ID 83801
(208) 683-2802 or (208) 683-2101 or Susan (208) 683-2527

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Coeur d’Alene Haunted House

7pm – midnight
$5 admission or $4 and a non-perishable item donation for the Coeur d’Alene Food Bank.
All ages invited! “We had a group of four and fiveyear old come through last night, and they absolutely loved it. Nothing gory or anything like that, but the adults who come through scream their little head soff too,” a spokesperson said. About 25 people volunteer to make it a scary time for all.

Located at:
Blue Sky Auto
3535 N Government Way
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815

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Post Falls Haunted House, IdahoPost Falls Haunted House

Ghosts and Goblins come from all over the area to make their annual pilgrimage to the “best haunted house in the area”. You will scream…you will hide your eyes…you and your family and friends will have the time of your lives! Proceeds benefit the community in the form of eye care, glasses, handicap ramps, college scholarships and more. $6.00 per person.

Friday and Saturday, 6pm – midnight

The house is on the corner of Fourth Ave, and Post Street (From Spokane, take Spokane Street exit into Post Falls, turn right off the exit and left on Fourth Street) in Post Falls, Idaho.

For more information and directions to the house:  Please call 208-660-8936 or 208-773-5016



Real Life Ministries Community Harvest Festival 2008, Post Falls, IDCommunity Harvest Festival

6pm – 9pm

Real Life Ministries
1866 Cecil Road
Post Falls, ID 83854
(208) 777-7325, ext. 148

Click here for a PDF flier about the event.

There will be prizes, inflatables, free candy, food for sale, games and kettle corn. Free admission with a can of food for the food room.

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The Magic Lantern Theatre, Spokane, WAFree Halloween Bash

For ages 21 and under, sponsored by the Youth Sustainability Council, a project of Community-Minded Enterprises. Basically high school and college age.

Free movies at the Magic Lantern Theatre: “Shaun of the Dead” at 7pm, and “The Shining” at 10pm
Music and dancing with local band Through the Reflection.
Costume contest with great prizes.
Free food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Community Building
35 W. Main Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 209-2603
Next door to the Magic Lantern and Isabella’s Gin Joint.

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Tekoa House of Terror 2008Tekoa House of Terror

The Haunted Labyrinth has over 15000 square feet of scares and fun! A group of volunteers gathers in the fall to produce a fantastic, unique experience for the “big kids”. Proceeds from the haunt go toward the next year’s haunt. This is a not-for-profit event.

Times: 7pm to 10pm

Admission is $10 per person, parking is free!

Brotherton W Seed
111 Ramsey St
Tekoa, WA 99033
Just head to Highway 27. It’s right off the highway. Follow the signs, you can’t miss it!

They do not recommend this attraction for children under 8, or persons with heart conditions. They are not wheelchair accessible. Concessions are available. Please dress warmly, this is an unheated haunt.

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Valleypoint Church, Spokane Valley, WATrunk Or Treat Community Outreach

Hours: 5-8pm

“A Life Change Family Church”
714 S Pines Rd
Spokane Valley, WA 99206

They will be hosting one of the biggest, funnest events, in the valley and it’s free! There will be huge jumping castles indoors, trick-or-treating with lots of candy for the kids, chili, cornbread, popcorn, straw maze, coffee shop, PONY RIDES and more. Wear a costume!

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Elements nightclub logoSpokane Elements (nightclub) Halloween Parties

21 E. Lincoln Rd.
Spokane, WA 99208
Located on the north side of the Top of China Buffet parking lot.

They are having two Halloween parties. One on Friday with Wired 96.9 and then Elements own Halloween party on Saturday. Both have guest DJ’s, cash prizes, sexy costumes and more. Both are “all ages” events. Party hours are 9:30 pm to 1:30 am.

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Schweitzer Mountain Fear Fest 2008Fear Fest at Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Friday-Saturday, 6-9 pm

The Attic
Schweitzer Mountain Resort
10000 Schweitzer Mountain Road
Sandpoint, ID 83864

Ages 14 and up. $10 (can be purchased in advance at the Activity Center). Stick around Halloween Night (Friday) for the Halloween Party in Taps! A Costume Contest with a $500 cash prize for first place; Tons of fun; Live music by acoustic folk act Jason Spooner from Portland, Maine!

Call (208) 255-3081 for more about Fear Fest and the Halloween Party!

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Northern Quest Casino logoMurder, Masks and Handy Work

The “murder” will be part of a who-done-it mystery that’s all part of the three-in-one event. “Lady Smithereen,” a popular (if not fictional) Las Vegas entertainer, will be celebrating the release of her new album when a member of her entourage is murdered. Guest of Northern Quest’s Halloween party, who are encouraged to wear costumes, will meet all the participants in the mystery and then try to solve the mystery and bring the killer to justice, provided they’re not too busy dancing to music from the ‘80s and ‘90s.

The casino’s Pend Oreille Pavilion will take on the appearance of a nightclub reminiscent of the legendary Studio 54, and party guests will enjoy light hors d’oeuvres during the evening.

Judges will award prizes for a variety of costume contests.

Fun starts at 8:30pm. Must purchase ticket for entry: $35-$45. (509) 325-SEAT.

Northern Quest Casino
100 N. Hayford Road
Airway Heights, WA 99224

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The Cretin Hop Halloween 2008Projection Madness and the Halloween Costume Concert

The Ultimate All Ages Halloween Costume Show starts at 7pm with Moral Crux, Deadones, USA, Reason for Existence. Only $6. This is a costume party!

“A Nightmare on Elm Street”, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre II” and “Lost Boys” will be shown starting at 10pm. Only $8 for all three.

The Cretin Hop
1317 N. Howard St.
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 327-7195

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Lakeview Cemetery headstone seen as stained glass, Sprague, WA. (staff photo)

Lakeview Cemetery headstone seen as stained glass, Sprague, WA. (staff photo)

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