Halloween Activities


The City of Madison does not have official Trick-or-Treating hours.

Recommended hours: ​4pm - 8pm on Monday, October 31, 2016


Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

Madison Police Department

  • Make sure your costume is visible to vehicles & others.
  • Do not use toy weapons as part of any costume.
  • Do not trick or treat alone.
  • Only approach homes that are well lit, & only approach the front door.
  • Stay on sidewalks & obey traffic signs / signals.
  • Carry a flashlight.
  • Don’t eat any candy until an adult can check it for you.
  • Make sure costumes do not impede movement or vision.


Halloween FUN in the Neighborhood Libraries

Come check out these Halloween-inspired events for toddlers, preschoolers and school-age kids at your nearest neighborhood library. Costumes are highly encouraged!


Downtown Madison Family Halloween

3pm - 6pm on Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Enjoy Halloween fun for the whole family in Downtown Madison!



Saturday, October 29, 2016

Please visit madfreakfest.com for:


Halloween at the Zoo

9:30am - 3:00pm on Sunday, October 30, 2016

Halloween at the Zoo is a fun, free event for the whole family. The event includes free trick or treating, plenty of activities and animal fun.