Spooky Fest at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning isn't about being scared; it's a family event for all-ages. Photo courtesy of CSTL
Spooky Fest at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning isn't about being scared; it's a family event for all-ages. Photo courtesy of CSTL

The Best Halloween Events for Long Island Families in 2020

Halloween in 2020 is bound to look a lot different than years past, but the good news is, Halloween is happening. While the CDC has put out its own Halloween guidelines, Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his approval for Halloween activities to go on as usual, as long as New Yorkers remember to take social distancing measures seriously. The bad news: Those safety measures mean many of our favorite Halloween activities and attractions are taking the year off.

If you’re scratching your head wondering what you’re going to do to keep the magic alive for your little one this year, have no fear. We’ve rounded up the best Halloween events for kids on Long Island in 2020. So, read on for all our picks, whether your brood is in the mood for spooky scarecrows , not-so-scary Spooky Fests, or something totally different, there is plenty of fun to be had this season.

Our list continues to evolve, so check back regularly for updates on in-person attractions and trick-or-treating opportunities for Long Island families, and be sure to bookmark our Halloween and Fall Fun Guides for all the best, family-friendly seasonal activities.


Center For Science Teaching And Learning CSTL
1 Tanglewood Rd.
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Roseneath Cottage
239 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY 11787

The Whaling Museum & Education Center
301 Main Street
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

Downtown Riverhead
Main Street
Riverhead, NY

Stony Brook Village
111 Main Street
Stony Brook, NY 11790

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
1660 Route 25A
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

North Shore Horse Rescue
2330 Sound Avenue
Baiting Hollow, NY 11933

Southaven County Park
Yaphank, NY

Old Bethpage Village Restoration
1303 Round Swamp Rd
Old Bethpage, NY 11804

Bayville Adventure Park
8 Bayville Ave.
Bayville, NY 11709

Hicks Nurseries
100 Jericho Turnpike
Westbury, NY 11590

Rockville Centre Public Library
221 North Village Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

As You Wish
59 Merrick Ave
Merrick, NY 11566

A Latte Fun
570 East Jericho Turnpike
South Huntington, NY 11746

Virtual Scavenger Hunt
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The Great Bird Blind Debate
Planting Fields - 9:00 AM Pick
Halloween Happenings at Stew Leonard's
Farmingdale Stew Leonard's - 11:00 AM Pick
Halloween Happenings at Stew Leonard's
East Meadow Stew Leonard's - 11:00 AM Pick
The 30th Annual Scarecrow Competition
Stony Brook Village - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides