Ghosts, goblins and Great Lakes Brewing Co. beer. Sounds like Halloween in Cleveland. For the next two weeks, celebrate Halloween's spooky sights and sounds while sipping some sumptuous suds at these stellar Cleveland events.
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10/17-10/20, 10/24-10/27: BOO AT THE ZOO - CLEVELAND METROPARKS ZOO + THE RAINFOREST
Celebrate Halloween at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo + The Rainforest with a night of family-friendly fun from 10/17-10/20 and 10/24-10/27. Halloween themed events include the Creepy Crawly Critter Animal Show, the Monster Mash Dance Party, the Pirates of the Scaribbean Train Ride, a Halloween Hay Maze, jugglers, magic shows, musical entertainment and more. The 10/19 event is already sold out, but tickets for the others are still available so buy your tickets now! For tickets and more information, call 216.661.6500 or visit .
10/18-10/20, 10/25-10/27, WEEKENDS: HALLOWEEKENDS - CEDAR POINT, SANDUSKY
Don't forget about HalloWeekends at Cedar Point! For additional details, complete with photos showing everything this thrilling event has to offer, visit .
10/18, 10/25: HAUNTED CLEVELAND GHOST TOURS - POWERHOUSE, W. BANK, FLATS, DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND
Visit the ghosts of Cleveland's past on a Haunted Cleveland Ghost Tour. Offering history and thrills, this Cleveland-centric tour will shed some light on the legends and hauntings throughout the city. The first stop and meeting spot are located at the Powerhouse on the West bank of the Flats. For tickets and more information, call 216.251.0406 or visit .
10/18-10/20, 10/25-10/27: HAUNTAQUARIUM - GREATER CLEVELAND AQUARIUM, W. BANK, FLATS, DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND
Don't worry about scaring the fish here. For the next two weekends, celebrate Halloween at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium's Hauntaquarium located on the West bank of the Flats in Downtown Cleveland. Dress up the kids in their Halloween costume and take them out to enjoy a night of Halloween-themed arts and crafts at the Fish-Bone-Yard, music from Radio Disney (10/19, 10/26), games, contests and more. For tickets and more information, call 216.862.8803 or visit .
10/19: HOTCARDS BURN VIEWING PARTY - SHOOTERS ON THE WATER, W. BANK, FLATS, DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND
Light up your evening by attending the Hotcards Burn Viewing Party at Shooters on the Water on the West Bank of the Flats.Watch as 20 "Burners" light themselves on fire in an attempt to beat a record in the Guineness Book of World Records. Led by professional stuntman and Cleveland native, Ted Batchelor, this event also features the singing of the National Anthem by YouTube sensation, Madi Lee. For tickets and more information, visit .
10/19, 10/25-10/26: SPOOKY SCIENCE NIGHTS: ABOARD THE SCREAMSHIP MATHER - GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER, DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND
Board the Screamship Mather docked at the Great Lakes Science Center for one of two possible Halloween tours, a family-friendly "Little Goblins tour", or the scream-inducing "Terror" tour. After your tour, head inside the Great Lakes Science Center to enjoy some cider and doughnuts while you witness pumpkin explosions, create glow-in-the-dark concoctions, watch the OMNIMAX movie, Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs, see sparks fly during the Electric Madness Show, dissect a cow eyeball and more. For tickets and more information, call 216.694.2000 or visit .
10/19-10/20, 10/26-10/27: I-X TRICK OR TREAT STREET - INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION CENTER
Bring the kids (10 and younger) down to the I-X Center to enjoy an evening of sweet treats and Halloween-themed fun at the I-X Trick or Treat Street. Here, they can Trick or Treat their way through 12 themed candy stations, enjoy amusement rides, find their way through the 3-D mystery manor, watch live entertainment and more. For tickets and more information, call 216.676.6000 or visit .
10/25: FAMILY FUN HALLOWEEN PARTY - SHAKER HISTORICAL SOCIETY, SHAKER HEIGHTS
Celebrate Halloween with the whole family at the Family FUN Halloween Party on Friday, 10/25, at the Shaker Heights Historical Society. This event features costume contests, a pumpkin hunt, Halloween themed games, stories, movies and more. For more information and registration, call 216.921.1201 or visit .
10/26: BOO-TANICAL BASH - CLEVELAND BOTANICAL GARDENS, UNIVERSITY CIRCLE NEIGHBORHOOD
Take the kids down to the Cleveland Botanical Garden in University Circle on Saturday, 10/26 to celebrate Halloween in the spooky, yet family-friendly gardens. Here, kids can go trick-or-treating, enjoy musical entertainment, create Halloween crafts and more. For more information, call 216.721.1600 or visit .
10/18: CLEVELAND BEER WEEK, COLLABORATION KICKOFF - MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
For the official opening of Cleveland Beer Week, five different Cleveland neighborhoods feature one-of-a-kind, small batch collaboration beers created by the some of the region's most notable breweries. Each neighborhood event offers you the opportunity to taste all seven brews such as the Evil Monk created by Thirsty Dog and Portside, the Wango Tango Mango from Fat Head's Brewery and Chardon BrewWorks and the Berlot, a strong ale aged in wine barrels from Great Lakes Brewing Company and Cellar Rats Brewery. For more information, visit .
10/20: CLEVELAND BEER WEEK, CULTURE YOURSELF - GREAT LAKES BREWING COMPANY, OHIO CITY
Forget what you've heard about wine and cheese. Culture Yourself explores the perfect pairing between craft beers and artisanal cheeses. The interactive and educational event, held in the Great Lakes Brewing Company tasting room, features 14 breweries showcasing which beer styles pair best with various types of cheeses. For more information, visit .
10/26: BREWZILLA - GALLERIA AT ERIEVIEW, DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND
Local breweries are highlighted in the Ohio Brewery area while more than 70 breweries come together for a final Cleveland Beer Week gathering event in the Galleria. Attendees will receive a 3 oz. custom tasting glass and 25 tasting tickets for the evening. This event also features a Belgian Beer Garden and tasty appetizers created to pair with craft brews. For tickets and more information, visit .
For more information on the rest of the flagship Beer Week events, visit .
@ Quicken Loans Arena - 10/17 vs. Detroit Pistons, 10/19 vs. Indiana Pacers
@ Quicken Loans Arena, 10/18 vs. Hamilton Bulldogs
@ State Theatre, PlayhouseSquare -10/18@ Palace Theatre, PlayhouseSquare -10/19
@ Cleveland Skating Club - 10/18-10/20
@ Quicken Loans Arena -10/23-10/28
@ Palace Theatre, PlayhouseSquare -10/25
@ Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare -10/25-10/27
@ Kennedy's Theatre, PlayhouseSquare -10/25-10/26
@ State Theatre, PlayhouseSquare10/26For more information, visit Positively Cleveland's website at .
- April Ingle, Jen Kramer and Chris Moore