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Halloween Events in Bloomington

Check out some of your city's Halloween events for this weekend below.

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Photo: Carlos Eduardo Souza Lopes (Flickr)

Look below for some Halloween events in south-central Indiana this weekend.

Dennis James Hosts Halloween

Boo! It’s the Phantom Everything old is new again when master organist and Indiana University alumnus Dennis James returns to IU Auditorium for his annual Halloween-themed silent film organ performance.

Festival of Ghost Stories

  • October 28, 2011
  • Venue: Bryan Park
  • Address: 1001 S. Henderson, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-349-3725
  • Times: 7 – 8:30 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • www.bloomington.in.gov/parks

An Ink-black night with leering jack-o-lanterns and crisp cider set the stage for an evening of live storytelling beneath the stars. A Halloween-time tradition for more than 30 years, the Festival of Ghost Stories features haunting tales of ghosts

Pipes Spooktacular

  • October 28, 2011
  • Location: Auer Hall in the IU Simon Music Center
  • Address: 200 S. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN
  • Times: 7 pm
  • Admission: Free

Pipes Spooktacular is a family-friendly Halloween recital hosted by the IU Organ Department and Bloomington American Guild of Organists performing spooky and crazy organ music, including a tag-team for Bach’s famous Toccata in D Minor!

Halloween at Lake Monroe

  • October 29, 2011
  • Venue: Lake Monroe
  • Address: 4850 South State Road 446, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-837-9546
  • Times: 2 – 9 pm
  • Admission: $5/vehicle for Indiana residents; $7/vehicle for out-of-state residents
  • www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2954.htm

2 – 4 pm Creepy Crafts! Drop by anytime during this period to make some fun, seasonal crafts. Look for the craft tables near the Campground Gate. 5:30 – 7 pm Campsite Decorating Contest Vote for your favorite campsite today!

Safe Halloween at College Mall

  • October 29, 2011
  • Location: Bloomington College Mall
  • Address: 2894 E 3rd St., Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-339-9370
  • Times: 6 – 8 pm

Families are welcome to attend College Mall’s “Safe Halloween,” events include face painting and trick or treating around the mall.

Skate & Scare

  • October 29, 2011
  • Venue: Frank Southern Ice Arena
  • Address: 1965 South Henderson St., Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-349-3742
  • Times: 7 – 9 pm
  • Admission: $5 per person plus $2.50 skate rental

Indiana University’s School of HPER students put on the Halloween Skate & Scare each year showcasing their creativity and event planning skills. Kids and adults can skate to spooky music, enjoy warm cider and skate

Spooky Paper Making

  • October 30, 2011
  • Location: Twisted Limb Paperworks Studio on the B-Line
  • Address: 1122 S. Morton Street, Bloomington, IN 47403
  • Phone: 812-333-3151
  • Times: Sunday, October 30th Time Slots: 2-3:30 pm, 3:45-5:15 pm, 5:30-7 pm, 7:15-8:45 pm Monday, October 31st Time Slots: 6-7:30 pm, 7:45-9:15 pm
  • Admission: $15 per person + $5 refundable deposit on paper making felts
  • www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112598665510741

Enjoy cider and treats in our decorated studio while listening to haunted music and making Halloween-themed handmade paper with names like Headless Horseman, Dragon’s Breath, Children of the Corn, Eye of Newt, and Cobwebs!

Halloween Trick or Treating Hours

Calling all Ghosts & Goblins, This year’s Trick or Treating Hours in Bloomington are from 5:30 – 8:30pm on October 31st. Children make sure to walk with an adult, stay on sidewalks, look both ways, and get lots of candy!

Museum Celebrations: Halloween Family Fun Fest

Explore folk and fairy tales at the museum’s annual, free family Halloween celebration.

Spooky Paper Making

  • October 31, 2011
  • Location: Twisted Limb Paperworks Studio on the B-Line
  • Address: 1122 S. Morton Street, Bloomington, IN 47403
  • Phone: 812-333-3151
  • Times: Sunday, October 30th Time Slots: 2-3:30 pm, 3:45-5:15 pm, 5:30-7 pm, 7:15-8:45 pm Monday, October 31st Time Slots: 6-7:30 pm, 7:45-9:15 pm
  • Admission: $15 per person + $5 refundable deposit on paper making felts
  • www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112598665510741

Enjoy cider and treats in our decorated studio while listening to haunted music and making Halloween-themed handmade paper with names like Headless Horseman, Dragon’s Breath, Children of the Corn, Eye of Newt, and Cobwebs!

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