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Looking for fun activities for your family this season?
From Halloween events to harvest fairs to Día de los Muertos, Milwaukee has you covered. Here’s an extensive list of events happening in the city this month and some safety tips.
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Friday, Oct. 28
Trick-or-treating at night in Enderis Park takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for children and friends 12 and younger. Children must be in costume and accompanied by a parent or guardian. Enderis Park is at 2956 N. 72nd St.
Saturday, Oct. 29
The first Sherman Park Harvest Fest will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 3000 W. Sherman Blvd. Event will feature food, music and other activities.
Día de los Muertos 5K Run and Picnic, a benefit for playground equipment, will take place at Prince of Peace School, 1646 S. 22nd St., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Event will feature music, a taco sale and prizes. To support the walk by donating, go to catholicschoolsWALK.org.
Free indoor trick or treat for children 10 years and younger at the Latino Family Expo & Festival. Event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at St. Augustine Preparatory Academy, 2607 S. 5th St. Expo will feature a children’s area, piñata party, cultural exhibits and other resources.
Día de los Muertos Festival and 5K run/walk at Forest Home Cemetery, 2405 W. Forest Home Ave. Event kicks off with a run/walk at 9 a.m., followed by a festival that runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Arts and crafts, local vendors and food trucks, face painting, music and dance will be among the highlights.
Sunday, Oct. 30
Trick or treat is scheduled for the City of Milwaukee from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Community Trunk or Treat from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Mother of Good Counsel, 6725 W. Burleigh St. Register to participate or get more information at bit.ly/colctreat22.
Northcott Neighborhood House and Bader Philanthropies are hosting a Trunk or Treat from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on West Wright Street from North 7th Street to MLK Drive.
Monday, Oct. 31
Central Lindsay Heights presents a Trunk or Treat Halloween Block Party from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the 2300 block of North 17th Street. Event will include food, music, candy, raffles and prizes for best trunk and costume.
How to stay safe
Here are some steps from the National Safety Council to help make this a happy and safe Halloween.
Tips for trick-or-treaters
- Make sure costumes and accessories are fire-resistant.
- If your children trick or treat at night, place reflective tape on their buckets or costumes or give them glow sticks.
- Use non-toxic makeup to ensure vision is not obscured.
- Have an adult accompany your trick-or-treater.
- If they go alone, preview a specified route for them and set a specific time for them to return home.
- Stick to well-lit areas and tell your children not to enter anyone’s home or car.
- Tell your children not to eat treats until they return home.
Tips for motorists
- Watch for children walking on roadways, medians or curbs.
- Enter and exit alleys and driveways carefully.
- Discourage new and inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween.
- Drive slowly and not recklessly (our tip)
Mendez, who is bilingual in English and Spanish, graduated from UW-Milwaukee, with a double major in Journalism and Media Communications and Sociology. In 2008, he won a Society of Professional Journalists' regional award for social columns dealing with diverse issues such as poverty, homelessness and racism. Currently, he's a master's degree student at the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University.
His interests include scholastic research, social networking and the Green Bay Packers.