Halloween happenings in Douglas County

Some events planned for this weekend, but most will take place on Halloween.

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Lynelle Lanoue hands out candy in downtown Alexandria during Halloween 2019.
Echo Press file photo
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DOUGLAS COUNTY — With Halloween right around the corner, here’s a look at some of the events around the Alexandria Lakes Area.

  • The Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association is hosting its annual Halloween Trick or Treat in downtown Alexandria on Monday, Oct. 31, from 3 to 5 p.m. Look for the Trick or Treat poster in the windows of participating stores. 
  • Shalom Lutheran Church in Alexandria will be hosting its annual Trunk-n-Treat on Monday, Oct. 31, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the church, 681 Voyager Drive. 
  • Calvary Lutheran Church and First Lutheran Church in Alexandria will be hosting aTrunk-or-Treat on Monday, Oct. 31, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Calvary, 605 Douglas Street. 
  • Vikingland Community Support Program is hosting its second annual Halloween parade. It will take place Monday, Oct. 31, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The parade will start at the Douglas County Fairgrounds and then go down 5th Avenue to Fillmore Street and then up to 9th Avenue. There is still time to participate. Send an email to if you are interested in being in the parade. 
  • Arabella Manor in Alexandria, 1810 Darling Avenue E., is hosting a Halloween Witches Ball on Monday, Oct. 31 starting at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to “wiggle and jiggle” your way around Arabella’s Spooky Circle and seek out the witches to get candy. You can vote for your favorite witch and enter to win prizes. 
  • Children ages 6 years and older are invited to “Halloween Perler Beads for Kids” at the Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street in Alexandria, on Thursday, Oct. 27. The event will run from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 
  • Windmill Ponds and Nordic Meadows is hosting a special time for kids with disabilities and special needs to have some Halloween fun. Kids can go trick or treating at Nordic Meadows, meet the tenants and frost a spooky sugar cookie. The event will take place Sunday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. 
  • Windmill Ponds, 715 Victor Street in Alexandria, is hosting a trick-or-treating event on Friday, Oct. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. 
  • Alexandria Community Education is hosting a Harvest Fun Community Event on Friday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Early Education Center, 1410 McKay Avenue S. Free entry with food shelf donation. Costumes are optional. There will be activities, snacks, stories and family games. 
  • The Evansville Community Developers is hosting a trunk or treat event on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Main Street. 
  • The second annual “Boo Fest” will take place Monday, Oct. 31, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Main Street and Central Avenue in downtown Osakis. There will be trunk or treating, a bake sale, tricks and treats from the downtown businesses. The event is sponsored by St. Agnes School in Osakis. 
  • The Brandon Community Club is hosting a Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Brandon Auditorium. There will be a caramel apple bar, cookie decorating, kids’ game and activities. Costumes are encouraged. 
  • The Viking Plaza Mall is hosting a trick-or-treating event on Monday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 6 p.m.
Celeste Edenloff is the special projects editor and a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. She has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in 2016 to once again report on the community she calls home.
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