By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Oct 19, 2020 at 3:02 PM

This weekend, The Yard at Bayshore will transform into a family-friendly, Halloween haven with a dance party featuring a live DJ, costume contest with prizes from Bayshore retailers and not-so-spooky displays. 

Princesses, monsters, superheroes, witches, ghosts and all other characters are invited to the free, two-day "BOOgie Bash" on Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Costume contests take place both days at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. 

Guests can also enjoy food and beverage offerings from local food trucks and the new RK’D Bar mobile beer garden. RK’D Bar features a retro gaming arcade and craft beers from local breweries, including Central Waters, Tyranena, New Glarus, Sprecher sodas and seasonal selections.

“We know that Halloween might be a bit different this year,” said Kirk Williams, managing director for Cypress Equities. “We’ve created a unique, open-air destination at Bayshore, and we’re thrilled to welcome families to The Yard to celebrate the season.”

Bayshore supports the practice of social distancing. Mask wearing is strongly encouraged, but not mandated. Social distancing signage and hand sanitizer units are in public restrooms and public seating areas are positioned for safe social distancing in the open-air environment. 

For more information about the BOOgie Bash and Costume Contest, visit


Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.