Halloween Weekend on Long Island: Trick-or-Treat and More Things To Do with Kids

It’s the witching hour at the Ghoul Scouts of Suffolk County's Haunted Trail. Photo courtesy of the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County
It’s the witching hour at the Ghoul Scouts of Suffolk County's Haunted Trail. Photo courtesy of the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County

Looking for the best things to do on Long Island this Halloween weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list.

Halloween weekend is upon us, and there's no shortage of ways to celebrate on Long Island. Zip into the festivities at WildPlay's pumpkin toss zipline adventure. After that, stick around for the Halloween celebration at the Jones Beach Nature Center, which has scavenger hunts, costume parades, and pumpkin painting galore. Other top picks for Halloween weekend on Long Island include stepping back in time to experience an 1800s Halloween at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration, the Long Island Aquarium's annual Bats, Barnacles, and Broomsticks event, and the Great Jack-o'-Lantern Sail at Belmont State Park. 

Come Monday, October 31, be sure to keep our picks for the top trick-or-treat spots on Long Island handy, and bookmark our Long Island Halloween Guide for more picks to keep your costumed kids entertained all weekend, including Long Island's best trunk-or-treats and FREE Halloween activities and parades

Places featured in this article:


The Heckscher Museum of Art

Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library

Village of Greenport

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

Gateway's Not-So-Scary Halloween Adventure

Wantagh-Levittown Volunteer Ambulance Corps
Groundhog Day at the Holtsville Ecology Site
Holtsville Ecology Site - 7:00 AM Pick
Groundhog Day at Crossroads Farm
Crossroads Farm - 7:00 AM Pick
Baby & Me at CMEE
Children's Museum of the East End - 9:30 AM Pick
Llama Llama Live at The Tilles Center
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts - 10:30 AM Pick
Story + Art at LICM
Long Island Children's Museum - 1:00 PM Pick
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