Mark the calendars for these Halloween haunts

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Out and about for Halloween

It’s not just kids who like to put on costumes and parade in public. This Halloween, there are plenty of opportunities for dress-up, be it a running event or trick-or-treating.

Unfortunately, Halloween falls on a weeknight this year, which takes a little fun out of an event that is meant to be celebrated long and hard. Still, there is no shortage of celebration options.

Oct. 25: Tuesday Night Races Costume Run
The Tuesday Night Races Halloween run is at Kincaid Park. Come out wearing your Halloween costumes. Races range from 2K to 10+K and cost $2 for kids, $12 for adults, and $20 for families who pay on site. Pay ahead of time and get a discount.

Oct. 21: Halloween 3-on-3 Kids Hoop Tournament
This Anchorage Parks and Recreation event is held at the Fairview Community Recreation Center, beginning at noon. Entry is $20 per team.

Oct. 22: Hallow Hoop Adult 3-on-3 Adult Basketball Tournament
This Anchorage Parks and Recreation event is held at the Fairview Community Recreation Center, beginning at noon. Entry is $40 per team.

Oct. 29: Cobweb Carnival
Come to the Fairview Community Recreation Center between 1 and 3 p.m. for this fun fall festival. $1 for 10 tickets

Oct. 29: Frightening 4K
Skinny Raven hosts this Halloween dress-up race, which begins at 11 a.m. from the Hotel Captain Cook. Bib pickup is 4-7 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27. There will be treats at every kilometer along the route. Water and sports drink will be available at the finish. There also will be a costume contest. Visit for more information.

Oct. 29: Trick or Treat Street
Trick or Treat Street is a free and fun event for families and children to trick or treat from business to business in Downtown Anchorage in a safe and friendly environment. The hours are noon to 4 p.m. for activities throughout Downtown including face painting, Halloween cookie decorating at the Hotel Captain Cook, costume contests, horse-drawn hay rides and more. Visit

Oct. 28 and 29: Sitzmark Halloween Concert
The ever-popular Lez Zeppelin will perform 9 p.m.-2 a.m. both nights at the Sitzmark Bar & Grill in Girdwood. Get dressed up in your Halloween finest and join the Sitz for a rockin’ good time at the Daylodge with all-girl Led Zeppelin tribute band, Lez Zeppelin, based in New York City. Tickets are $20 and for those 21 and older only. Call 754-2275 for more.

Oct. 28 and 29: The Halloween Train
The party begins aboard the Alaska Railroad as you travel between Anchorage and Girdwood in style, arriving to a enjoy dinner at the Hotel Alyeska and continuing on to a live concert at the Alyeska Daylodge. Overnight at the Hotel and enjoy a motorcoach ride back to Anchorage the following day. Of course, costumes are encouraged. Must be 21 years of age or older. Go to for more details.

Oct. 29: Halloween Nature Walk
Families with children are invited to visit a series of fun and educational Halloween-themed stations set up along the Rodak Nature Trail (3/4-mile round trip) at the Eagle River Nature Center. Start anytime between 2-2:30 p.m .to allow enough time to visit all of the stations at your own pace. Costumes are welcome, but be sure to dress warmly for being outdoors. Free, but parking is $5 for nonmembers. (

Oct. 31: Zoo Boo
Be a part of Anchorage’s most popular family trick-or-treating event. Tickets are $6 per zoo pass holder and $8 per nonpass holder. Children ages 2 and younger are free. There are two time frames during which to visit – 4:30-6 p.m. and the late arrival option from 6:30-8 p.m. There will be trick-or-treat stations and activities all over the zoo, as well as a bonfire for warming toes. The entire zoo will be decorated in Halloween spirit, so bring your camera to photograph your trick-or-treaters. Contact for details.

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