A Spooky Good Time: Halloween Events Happening Around Boise 

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Boise's famed Harrison Boulevard is the local hotspot for trick-or-treating kids on All Hallow's Eve, but the inaugural autumn holiday is cause for celebration across ages. No matter the activity or age range, the City of Trees has a slew of Halloween-related gatherings.

Here's a list of some of Boise Weekly's favorites.

The Horrific Puppet Affair, through Saturday, Nov. 2

HomeGrown Theatre's Horrific Puppet Affair is no Sesame Street. Puppets, vulgarities and horrors abound. It's accessible to a wide audience, seeing as the theater charges a "pay what you can" admission price. The minimum is $10 and the top cost is $35, which is what it would take to cover the cost of the production, according to HGT's website.

It may best to leave the kids at home for this one. The production runs through Saturday, Nov. 2.

Boo at the Zoo, Saturday, Oct. 26

Animals and kids alike can enjoy Halloween treats, though most kids wouldn't be excited by a vitamin-enriched gourd in their candy bag. Omnivorous and vegetarian critters, however, quite enjoy them.

Luckily for the kids, Zoo Boise is offering treats for humans as well at Boo at the Zoo, an annual Halloween celebration where attendees can watch the animals receive their Halloween treats in costume, then grab some of their own.

Admission is $10.

The Balcony Halloween Party, Saturday, Oct. 26

We all float (to the dance floor) down here. The Balcony's annual Halloween Party offers a louder, 21-and-older party for people looking to swap the candy for adult beverages on Halloween.

There's also a costume contest with prizes for people who feel like going the extra mile on dressing up. But beware, the competition is as stiff as the drinks. Cover charge is $10.

Boise Classic Movies

Boise Classic Movies is not a Halloween-only affair, but given the number of '80s and '90s films revolving around the scariest time of year, its lineup really shines.

From Beetlejuice, to Ghostbusters and Hocus Pocus, the caliber of movies that will be screened is at an all-time high.

Prices vary, and the full line-up of upcoming films can be found at boiseclassicmovies.com.


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