The Delaware Valley is already getting ready for Halloween, with storytimes, parades, costume contests and more events happening all week. Here are 10 highlights:
Through October 31
200 Kings Hwy., Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Haddonfield, New Jersey is hosting fun Halloween activities every day through the end of October. Check the schedule for walking tours, a parade and family scavenger hunt.
Not-So-Scary Halloween Storytime
October 26, 10:30 a.m.
Lovett Memorial Library, 6945 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19119
Ages 2 and up are invited to enjoy Halloween stories — in costume! — that aren’t too scary.
Nighttime Spooky Storytime
October 27, 5 p.m.
Andorra Library, 705 East Cathedral Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19128
If your kids are in fact looking for something a little spookier, head over to Andorra Library on Wednesday for scary stories, dancing, a costume parade and even a free book!
Trunk or Treat
October 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
780 Friesburg Aldine Rd., Elmer, NJ 08318
If you’re looking for a safe way for your kids to go trick or treating this year, check out this free Trunk or Treat event.
Preschool Costume Parade
October 29, 10 a.m.
Philadelphia City Institute, 1905 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Join the Free Library for their annual preschool costume parade in Rittenhouse Square.
A Hurly Burly Halloween Party
October 29, 6-8 .m.
The Pocket Park, 34th St. & Brandywine
This family-friendly, interactive outdoor event featuring performances of Shakespeare’s spookiest scenes is a fundraiser for the local Shakespeare in Clark Park theater organization.
Candy for Kids on Halloween Weekend at Battleship New Jersey
October 30 & 31, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
62 Battleship Pl., Camden, NJ 08103
Kids who are touring the Battleship New Jersey this weekend will be able to get a treat of packaged candy for Halloween.
Halloween in the Sculpture Garden
October 31, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.,
Philadelphia, PA 19130
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is hosting a jam-packed day of Halloween fun in their sculpture garden. Kids will be able to trick-or-treat, listen to local spooky tunes and enjoy ghost stories from staff of the museum.
Halloween Trick or Treat
National Canal Museum, 2750 Hugh Moore Park Rd., Easton, PA 18042
The National Canal’s Museum Kids on the Canal activity for this month will be a historically themed treat or treat event.
Halloween Costume Contest
October 31, 12:30 p.m.
Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne, PA 19047
Visit the Sesame Street-themed park for their annual Halloween Costume Contest on Halloween. The child contest will be at 12:30 p.m. and the family contest will be at 1:30 p.m. The winners will be invited to march in a special pre-show before the Neighborhood Street Party Halloween Parade.