Posted by Tasha on October 12th, 2010 in Festivals, Free Stuff to Do, Kids and Families
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Halloween 2010 in Tulsa: For the Kids
There’s so much going on in Tulsa this Halloween that I’ve made three – three! – lists of activities and events so that you’ll have the easiest and happiest time possible putting together your spooktacular itinerary for this year.
I’m going to kick things off with all the stuff the kids won’t want to miss this Halloween season. From free, community events to more costly ways to get your scare on, here’s the list among lists of ways to make the children happy, starting this very weekend.
Halloween Out and About
Pumpkin Patches Galore
Where: All over Tulsa
Click here for a mega-list of the pumpkin patches in the Tulsa area.
Tulsa Corn Maize
When: Now-Nov. 7; Friday, 5-10pm; Saturday, 10am-10pm; Sunday, 12-10pm
Where: 32506 E. 61st Street in Broken Arrow
There’s more to do at the Tulsa Corn Maize than just get lost. Let me count the ways: A paintball shooting range; campfires; a haunted maze; a cow train; hay rides; rubber ducky races; and a corn box (you have to see it to believe it). Admission is $6 per youth aged 4-12, free for kids 3 and under and $8 for adults.
Halloween Festival at The Castle of Muskogee
When: Oct. 29, 30 and Halloween, 6-10pm
Where: The Castle at Muskogee, 3400 Fern Mountain Road
Fun for kids and the young at heart alike, The Castle delivers ten spooktacular things to do that range from not-so-scary to really-really-scary, all across a 60-acre Halloween-themed park. From the sinister, fog-shrounded forest to the carnival atmosphere of Halloween Land, everyone is sure to find performances and activities they’ll never forget. Check out the ticket combos, which range $16-$26, http://www.okcastle.com/halloween-2008.html“> and are available from The Castle Web site.
When: Oct. 29, starting at 11:30am
Where: Clary Sage, 3131 S. Sheridan Road.
Looking for a haunted house-style event with a C.S.I. theme? Check out this event at Clary Sage, which shows off the skills of the cosmetology, esthetics and nail technician students there. Think you can find the murderer? If you can, you get a prize. Look also for a kids’ room with games, candy, face painting and nail art. Everyone who attends the event is encouraged to bring a canned food donation, too. Until 2:30pm.
Sand Springs Fright Night
When: Oct. 29 and 30, 7pm
Where: Prattville, 41st Street and Highway 97, in Sand Springs
If you’re in the Sand Springs neck of the Tulsa-area woods this weekend, fet two frightful nights of fun in Prattville, where you can check out a haunted house, games, prizes, Jupiter Jumps and free candy, all in a free, safe, indoor environment. Score!
Camp Cute & Spooky
When: Oct. 29 and 30, 7-9pm
Kids 10 and under can hit the trail to west Tulsa for an evening of great Halloween fun at the Discoveryland! entertainment complex (note: The dates on the website have not been updated, so be sure to copy the dates on this website into your calendar). Catch everything from a trick-or-treat trail through a lighted enchanted forest to a haystack jump to the “Monster Mash” dance stage to caramel apples and smores. Admission is $6 (but look what I found – a $1-off coupon!) and includes all activities. Don’t forget to don those costumes!
When: Oct. 29-Halloween, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum, in Mohawk Park off of 36th Street North between Sheridan and Mingo
Get wild this Halloween and http://tulsazoo.org/“>bring your boys and “ghouls” to trick-or-treat at the wildest neighborhood in town. A spooky (but not too scary) Halloween adventure is planned at this 21st annual HallowZOOeen. Get treats at Goblin Stops, play games and see zoo mascots as you roam the trick-or-treat trail. General admission is $7 (or $6 for members), and kids under 2 who are not trick-or-treating will be admitted free.
When: Oct. 29-31, 10am-6pm (last paid admission is one hour prior to closing)
Where: Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks
Great ready for Halloween on the high seas – the Oklahoma Aquarium is spooky (and salty!) with carnival games, a trick-or-treat trail, haunted feed shows and plenty of pirates handing out tricks and treats. Admission is $7 per youth, $10 per adult. Members get $1 off admission.
When: Oct. 29, 8pm
Where: Elote Cafe, 514 S. Boston Ave.
Don’t miss the first exhibition match of the off season of the Elote Luchador Wrestling Federation tonight, guaranteed to be the best costume party in town this Halloween weekend. Look for luchador matches starting at 8pm and going strong until 11:30pm. By the way, the matches will be kid friendly from 8-10pm. Look also for costume contests throughout the night, along with cash prizes and beer merchandise from the beer sponsors at the event. Let the ELWF help you to create a Halloween to remember this year.
Trunk or Treat with Tulsa Police Department
Where: Riverside Division of Tulsa Police Department, 7515 Riverside Parkway
When: Oct. 29, 5-7pm
Looking for a safe place on Halloween? Join the TPD tonight for games, candy and a Halloween safety briefing. Until 7pm.
Mummy and Son Halloween Dance
When: Oct. 29, 6pm
Where: Bixby Community Center, 211 N. Cabaniss Ave.
At this annual Mummy & Son Halloween dance there will be dance competitions, and a costume contest for those who dare to dress up, too. Plenty of refreshments will be on hand. Cost is $5 per person.
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, starting at 7am
Where: Downtown Tulsa
Kids and adults alike can dress up and run in Tulsa’s favorite way to burn a few hundred calories, the annual Tulsa Run. Register by Saturday, Oct. 23, to pay the regular $30 to race the 5K or 15K, or $15 for the 2K fun run. It all gets started bright and early (and chilly!) the morning before Halloween, with a finish line festival, including candy bars for the kids and warm coffee and cold beer for grown-ups, waiting at the end. Check the Tulsa Run Web site for more details and to register.
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, starting at 7am
Where: Brookside, between 33rd and 49th Streets
Starting at 7am with a pancake breakfast at the Brookside Lion’s Club, one of Tulsa’s most beloved districts will be transformed into a Halloween treat for the 20th year in a row. The Kids’ Zone opens at 10am, and trick-or-treating gets into gear at noon. The children’s costume contest will commence in the Food Pyramid parking lot at 1pm, followed by the pets’ costume contest. Stick around for the annual BooHaHa Parade at 2pm, from 33rd-49th Streets. It’s all free and open to the public.
K. Renee’s Fall Family Carnival
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 9am
Where: K. Renee’s Uniform Closet, 5557 E. 41st St.
Join K. Renee’s as they spend the day in true carnival fashion. Look for clowns, bobbing for apples, face painting, cotton candy, pie-eating contest, a Jupiter Jump”, and more.
Fall Festival with the Tulsa Oilers
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 11am-4pm
Where: Oilers Ice Center, 6413 S. Mingo Road
Enjoy games, food, Jupiter Jump, slides and glow skate for only $10, skate rental included.
Mommy & Me: Halloween Cupcakes
Where: All Things Cake, 8256 E. 71st Street
Head to All Things Cake with your favorite budding pastry artist and decorate cupcakes together this Saturday at this come-and-go cake party. Until 2pm. Register by calling (918) 994-4490.
Skeleton Making Workshop
Where: Living Arts, 307 E. Brady Street
Living Arts presents a workshop for anyone who would like to build a Skeleton for Dia de Los Muertos. Skeletons have been used for centuries by the Mexicans to show how people do not need to fear Death, but can actually dance and play with Death. It is a fun, cultural activity that will better enable students of all ages to understand the Celebration of Dia de Los Muertos. Erin Turner will lead the workshop. And don’t forget that on Nov. 1 Living Arts will present the annual Dia de Los Muertos Arts Festival in downtown Tulsa. The second of these three workshops is today from 1-4pm, and that’s when you’ll paint your skeleton. The third portion of the class is the actual festival, where you’ll showcase your skeleton and dance with it at the Dia de Los Muertos Arts Festival.
Fall Carnival to Kick Off Fun and Games on Main
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 4-5:30pm
Where: Central Park Community Center, 1500 S. Main Street in Broken Arrow
Parents with children ages 3-10 are invited to participate in this carnival where each child gets 12 free tickets to try out the games of luck and skill. Then, at 5:45pm, set the kids off on the Annual Pumpkin Hunt at the Central Park Softball Fields, just west of the Community Center. Children ages 3-8 will get a chance to run and gather as many candy-filled, pumpkin-colored plastic eggs as they can. The age groups of 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8 will each have their own field to hunt for the eggs. A golden egg will be hidden in each field, which can be redeemed for a special prize. Fun!
Fun and Games on Main
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 6-8pm
Where: 418 S. Main Street in Broken Arrow
If fall’s good for anything, it’s a giant block party. Get it with Fun and Games on Main in Broken Arrow, where festival-goers get tons of free food from Reasor’s, Ferguson Pontiac and Blue Bell Creameries, a rollover simulator, Broken Arrow Police Department’s Special Ops team, Vince and Larry the Crash Dummies, McGruff the Crime Fighting Dog, a costume contest, a pumpkin-decorating contest and a petting zoo, all topped with enough candy to last you until Easter. It’s all free and open to the public.
When: Oct. 30, 7pm
Where: SpiritBank Event Center, 105th and Memorial (click here to purchase tickets)
Rcokstar Social Circle is back with Halloween Hysteria, an ultra-hip dance party for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Come in costume or come in street clothes and get your dance on with DJ ECCO, emcee MIKEY B & the rcokstar entertainers. Look also for beat boy battles, dance-offs, a fashion show and, of course, more.
Scary Okie Karaoke
When: Oct. 30, 7pm
Where: The Coffee House at Youth Services of Tulsa, 311 S. Madison Ave.
Get free coffee, tea, wi-fi, cappuccino, hot chocolate, ping pong and, most important, karaoke and a costume contest at the Coffee House at Youth Services of Tulsa this Halloween weekend. Perfect for kids age 12-18. Until 11pm.
Scary, Spooky, and Weird Soda Tasting
When: Oct. 30, 7pm
Where: Ida Red Boutique, 3336 S. Peoria Ave.
Try a variety of strange and unusual sodas at the home of Tulsa’s greatest soda variety to celebrate Halloween tonight. Cost is $5.
Trick or Treating at RiverWalk Crossing
Where: Riverwalk Crossing in Jenks
Go trick-or-treating (and maybe sneak in a little shopping, too) at RiverWalk Crossing tonight. Be sure not to miss the Hurricane Mason concert at the Amphitheater, either.
When: Oct. 31, starting at 4pm
Where: SpiritBank Event Center, 105th and Memorial
Get free (yes, free) games, fun and trick or treating for the whole family at this event, where there will also be a $5 concert featuring Seventh Day Slumber with special guest KJ-52. This event is hosted by South Community Church.
Halloween at the Libraries
A Hardesty Hallo”Wii”n
When: Friday, Oct. 29, 4:30pm
Where: Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E. 93rd St.
Play spooky Wii games and dress as your favorite video game character for a chance to win a treat. Refreshments will be provided. This event is for ages 9-12.
Halloween at the Parks
Fall Furry Scurry
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 10:30am
Where: Hicks Park, 3443 S. Mingo Road
Join the folks at Hicks for a fun-filled morning of canine cavorting. This year’s Fall Furry Scurry will consist of a fun run for dogs and their owners. Look for a 1/2-mile fun walk and a 1-mile fun run. A few local pet-related businesses will be on hand to showcase their products and services. Stick around after the run for dog-related games and door prizes. Fun-run participants must pre-register by October 15th. Registration for the fun run is $15 and includes an event t-shirt. Please call (918) 669-6355 if you have any questions or to register.