Halloween Happenings

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

From kids to kids at heart, there’s plenty going on around Sandpoint over the weekend and into next week to make this spooky season memorable for everyone. Here are just a few ideas:

Halloween Party @ the Bonner County Fairgrounds

4203 N. Boyer Avenue, Sandpoint

Friday, Oct. 26

6-9 p.m.

This free event, hosted by the Bonner County Fair Staff and Fair Board, includes a kid-friendly movie, games, plenty of candy and a costume contest. There will be four best costumes chosen: most creative, best handmade, funniest and scariest.

“Little Shop of Horrors” and “The Shining” Halloween 

Double Feature @ the Panida

300 N. First Avenue, Sandpoint

Oct. 26, 28, 31

What better way to celebrate the season than to revisit some of your favorite spooky flicks? Screenings of “The Shining” are 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 and 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. Screenings of “Little Shop of Horrors” are 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 and 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 31.

“It’s the Great Pumpkin, 

Charlie Brown” @ the Panida

300 N. First Avenue, Sandpoint

Saturday, Oct. 27

11:30 a.m.

Enjoy free popcorn and a free showing of this Halloween classic, courtesy of Kinderhaven, and sponsored by Bonner General Health, Finan McDonald and the Panida Theater.

Dio de los Muertos Party @ 

the Granary District

Saturday, Oct. 27

4 p.m.

Evans Brothers Coffee and Matchwood Brewing Co. are hosting the first annual Day of the Dead celebration in the Granary District, starting with a Community Alter. Bring photos and other offerings to honor your ancestors and lost loved ones. There will be a full food menu, face painting, sugar skulls, kids crafts and a screening of “Coco” at Matchwood from 4-8 p.m., as well as Latin music from the Los Flacos Band of Seattle 6-8 p.m. Then, the party moves to Evans Brothers for a dance party at 9 p.m. with DJ Boomerang of Tampa, Fla. Tickets are at Evans Brothers for $5 in advance or $7 at the door. A limited $15 special ticket includes a commemorative Day of the Dead pint glass and face painting at Matchwood.

Boo Bash Costume Ball @ 

Sandpoint Community Hall

204 S. 1st Avenue, Sandpoint

Saturday, Oct. 27

7 p.m.

Enjoy refreshments, door prizes and a costume contest at the Boo Bash Dance, hosted by Sandpoint’s USA Dance chapter. The fun begins at 7 p.m. with a tango lesson. $6 for USA Dance members, $9 for non-members and $5 for teens.

Queen B Halloween Show @ 

the Sandpoint Eagles Club

1511 John Hudon Lane, Sandpoint

Saturday, Oct. 27

Doors 8 p.m. Show 9 p.m.-12 a.m.

This annual drag show features a costume contest, drink specials and plenty of entertainment. Cover is $8 at the door. Must be 21 years or older with an ID to enter.

First Year Anniversary and Hallo-wine Party @ the BackDoor

111 Cedar Street, lower level, Sandpoint

Saturday, Oct. 27

The BackDoor Bar celebrates one year of business with a Michael David wine tasting 5:30- 7:30 p.m. and live music 8:30-10 p.m. Dress up for a chance to win the costume contest!

Trunk or Treat @ Davis 

Grocery and Mercantile

620 Wellington Place, Hope

Wednesday, Oct. 31

2-4 p.m.

Check out Hope’s new cafe and soon-to-be grocery store at this family-friendly event, featuring pumpkin carving, face painting, games, a costume contest and prizes for all who attend. This is a Teal Pumpkin Project event, meaning Davis Grocery is striving to make a happier Halloween for kids with food allergies by providing alternative treats.

6th Annual Trick-or-Treat @ Sandpoint City Hall

1123 Lake Street, Sandpoint

Wednesday, Oct. 31

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Local school-aged kids are invited to visit City Hall to kick off their Halloween festivities. Both first and second floor departments will be passing out treats while supplies last. Parks and Recreation will also hand out ballots so you can vote for the best-decorated department.

Family Costume Night @ 


On the Cedar Street Bridge

Wednesday, Oct. 31

4-7 p.m.

The whole family is invited to dress up, play games and collect candy at this event.

18th Annual Harvest Party @ Clark Fork High School

121 E. 4th Avenue, Clark Fork

Wednesday, Oct. 31

5:30-7:30 p.m.

This harvest party, hosted by the Cabinet Mountain Calvary Chapel in Clark Fork, is a “fun and safe alternative to wandering the streets in the cold and dark.” Dress up, enjoy carnival games and prizes and leave with a bag of candy.

Trick-or-Treat @ the Bonner County History Museum

611 S. Ella Street, Sandpoint

Wednesday, Oct. 31

4-7 p.m.

Nothing compares to the museum on Halloween, decorated to the nines and spooky as all get-out. Trick-or-treat at the museum then head to the Lion’s Den for warm drinks. This event is sponsored by Kaniksu Health Services.

Monster Mash Under-21 Party @ the Hive

207 N. First Avenue, Sandpoint

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8

Low Country Boil presents Topp at this no-alcohol event. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $12 at the door.

Halloween Party @ the 219

219 N. First Avenue, Sandpoint

Dress up and dance the night away while enjoying drink specials at the 219 Lounge. Best costume receives a prize. Local favorite Truck Mills and his four-piece band will provide the tunes 8-11 p.m.

Once Upon a Disenchanted 

Forest Halloween Party @ 

Eichardt’s Pub

219 N. First Avenue, Sandpoint

8pm until late

Eichardt’s pub is throwing a Grimm Disney Halloween Party with enchanted hour drink and food specials from 8-9 p.m., followed by a dance party with DJ Jedi at 9 p.m. that goes until your carriage turns back into a pumpkin. 

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