Free Halloween Events and Halloween Parades in Westchester for Kids

The Cross County Shopping Center's annual Halloween bash features a lively blend of dancing, bouncing, crafting, stories, games, trick-or-treating, and more. Photo courtesy of the event
The Cross County Shopping Center's annual Halloween bash features a lively blend of dancing, bouncing, crafting, stories, games, trick-or-treating, and more. Photo courtesy of the event

Two of our favorite things collide in October: Halloween and FREE events in Westchester and the Hudson Valley. With all the money spent on costumes, ticketed events, and parties, having no-cost events to add fun without adding expense is a perfect way to enhance the season. 

Get ready to get the most out of Halloween without getting the most out of your wallet. We’ve rounded up 20 Halloween events that are FREE to attend. From costume parades to scavenger hunts, there’s enough variety here to justify getting costume mileage on many occasions throughout the month.

Be sure to check out our Guide to Halloween Fun for Westchester Families for other ways to enjoy the spooky season. And if you’re looking for more action, head to our Family Activity Calendar for all sorts of fun events.

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Places featured in this article:


Portchester-Rye Brook Library

Chappaqua Train Station Parking Lot

Downtown Nyack

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Yonkers Public Library - Will Branch
Museum Minis
Westchester Children's Museum - 11:00 AM Pick
Mother Goose Storytime
North Castle Public Library - 11:00 AM Pick
Wiggle Giggle Time With Dawny Dew
Rye Free Reading Room - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides