October Event Lineup
Happy fall y’all! We couldn’t be more excited about the changing colors, the plethora of pumpkins and seasonal events popping up all around Eagan. We invite you to grab your favorite sweater and a PSL as you head out the door to enjoy one or more of the many events happening this month in Eagan and the surrounding area!
Now through November 3 // 7pm – 10pm Sunday through Thursday, 7pm – 11pm Friday and Saturday // Minnesota Zoo
Guests will be invited to walk in wonder through an enchanted pumpkin trail, nestled in the heart of the Minnesota Zoo. The enchanted forest features over 5,000 artistically carved pumpkins, a variety of vignettes and dazzling effects.
Meet a Mermaid at Sea Life
October 3- 27 // SEA LIFE Aquarium at Mall of America
Interact with magical Mermaids + Pirate scalawags as they play next to thousands of sea creatures in the amazing 300 ft Ocean Tunnel. Snap the ultimate SHELL-fie during a personal Mermaid meet + greet and transform into a magical mermaid or swashbuckling pirate with this unforgettable makeover experience.
Sever’s Fall Festival
Now through Nov 3 // 1pm – 8pm Fridays, 10am – 8pm Saturdays and 10am – 6pm Sundays // Across from Canterbury Park in Shakopee
The Midwest’s original Fall Festival is celebrating its 23rd year of family fun in the Twin Cities. Check out the 2019 Maze Challenge and more!
Fall Flower Show
October 5 – November 24 // Como Zoo & Conservatory
Get your flower fix as the temperatures start to cool off, guests are invited to enjoy fall colors and full blooms at the Sunken Garden at Marjorie McNeely Conservatory!
Oktoberfest at Granite City
October 5 // Granite City Food & Brewery
Celebrate Oktoberfest with Granite City as they tap their new Double Hazy IPA! Enjoy $3 Double Hazy pints all day and $5 Double Hazy growler fills all day plus 25% off GC merchandise.
Great Pumpkin Fest at Valleyfair
Weekends in October // Valleyfair
During the day, tiny terrors can join Snoopy and the rest of the PEANUTS gang for some not-so-scary Halloween activities for kids at The Great Pumpkin Fest!
Halloween Haunt at Valleyfair
Weekends in October // Valleyfair
As darkness falls, Halloween Haunt comes to life with more than 300 creatures and monsters occupying more than a dozen of the most intense haunted attractions including hair-raising mazes and walkway scare zones.
Nature: A Walking Play
October 11 – 13 // Multiple Performances // Lebanon Hills Regional Park
Nature is performed outdoors as a “walking play.” A professional ensemble of actors takes the audience on a journey through the natural environment as scenes unfold around them. Bagpipes, ancient flutes, drums and rich choral arrangements are intricately woven into the experience.
Trail of Terror
Friday – Sunday October 11 through October 27 // Shakopee Festival Grounds
It’s considered the Twin Cities largest and scariest Halloween event with more than 2.5 miles of scares and horrors, indoors and out.
Minnesota Vikings Games
October 13 and October 24 // U.S. Bank Stadium
Watch the Minnesota Vikings take on the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins at their state-of-the-art stadium in Minneapolis.
October 19 // Caponi Art Park
Celebrate classic fall family fun at Caponi Art Park’s Leaf Fest! This year look forward to a variety of family favorites mixing art and nature in what is sure to be a memorable afternoon.
October 27 // Eagan Community Center
Celebrate Halloween at a giant indoor, fun-filled costume party at the Eagan Community Center. There are plenty of things to see and do for all ages. Children and adults dress up in costumes to take part in this Eagan Halloween tradition.
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