Halloween Activities and Guidance

With the current widespread transmission of COVID-19 in Ada County, Central District Health (CDH) does not recommend trick-or-treating this year. CDH has put together a guide on COVID-19 and Halloween Safety with suggested activities that are lower risk. If you do opt-in to trick-or-treating, they have also shared some safety practices to consider. 


Halloween Storytime

Follow along as Mayor McLean reads "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything" by Linda Williams, illustrated by Megan Lloyd. The City of Boise wishes you a safe and happy Halloween!

City of Boise Activities

Inflatable skeleton lit up at night

Boo at Night at Zoo Boise

Boo at Night is a merry-not-scary fun-fest for the whole family at Zoo Boise! This is your chance to visit and experience the zoo at night, jam-packed with Halloween decorations and lights. Boo at Night will feature a variety of fun activities such as candy stations, costume and pumpkin decorating contests, zoo keeper chats, and more! All activities will follow current COVID-19 guidelines. 

Boo at Night evenings will run October 22-25, and 29-31. Hours are 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. with last admission at 8 p.m. daily. To limit the number of visitors in Zoo Boise at one time, a timed entry process has been implemented to promote safety and physical distancing. Advance tickets are required to secure an entry time slot. 

Get Your Tickets

Woman dressed as witch stands with Halloween decorations and bag of books

Boise Public Library

The Main Library location will be open on October 31 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for browsing. Wear your costume and pick a spooky book from our shelves on Halloween! There will also be grab and go kits available with seasonal items and activities for kids.  

All neighborhood branch locations will be open for curbside hold pickup on October 31 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Costumes are encouraged, and Halloween-themed grab and go bags will be available, too, while supplies last. 

Current COVID-19 safety protocols will remain in place, including required face coverings and physical distancing.

More Information

Neighborhood Association Activities 

Many neighborhood associations are coming up with creative ideas to safely celebrate Halloween this year. Reach out to your neighborhood association representative for more information about what’s happening in your area. 

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