Gather 'round all you ghouls and ghosts, it's that time of the year again. For one night and one night only you are allowed, nay, ENCOURAGED to be someone else! What will you be? Will you be something terrifying? Something seducing? Something nerdy? Whatever your disguise just make sure you wear pants this year; we don't want a repeat trip to the hospital. Speaking of going places, where will you be celebrating this Halloween? If you're lost like a witch without a broom we have five recommendations to ensure you enjoy the night.

For the kids

Downtown Bozeman Trick or Treating
Nate Harris Photography

October 31st from 3pm - 6pm. Enjoy safe evening of traditional trick of treating in downtown! So, parent’s let your kids enjoy the brisk outdoors for a little Halloween fun in Downtown Bozeman and gather goodies at over 125 businesses! Hot drinks will be available at the Downtown Visitor’s Center at 8 East Main Street. We will also have patrol cars and “safety sams” located at the intersections to help slow down traffic and make your experience as safe as possible! See you there!

October 31st from 5pm – 8:00pm. Come INSIDE to Trick or Treat where it is safe, warm, friendly and FREE to the Community! Annual Kid’s Trick or Treating at the Gallatin Valley Mall Monday
Registration for Costume Contest for kids 12 and under is 5:00pm – 6:00pm
FREE Halloween photos (one FREE per family)

October 31st from 3pm - 6pm. Halloween candy will be distributed by the Gallatin Valley Roller Girlz! Bring the kids trick or treating INDOORS for a safe and spook-tacular time!

For the Adults

Halloween Party

October 26th at the Rocking R Bar. Live music from DJ Phocus and a $200 cash prize to the best costume. 21+

October 26th from 8pm - 2am at The Filling Station. Unofficial after party to the Bobcat's Football game entry is free with ticket stub otherwise $5. Golden Grenade, David Dalla G and DJ Surebert will perform.  In the spirit of Bobcat Nation- everyone's wearing GOLD. Lets make a rich sea of GOLD with a retro touch (circa the Solid Gold TV show of the 80's). Wear shiny gold jewelry, or a black suit w/ gold accents, or gold leg-warmers, or flashy spandex, or rock the chest hair w/ gold chains, or simply rock a golden tee. Whatever it is, make it GOLD! You can expect an ultra-stylish, retro dance party in a sea of gold featuring some of the best original hip-hop & rock music around. Big lights & sound, drink specials, and more! Don't miss it! 21+

October 26th from 6pm - Midnight. Join us for CMB's Tenth Annual Spooktacular Costume Ball Fundraiser, to be held in the Baxter Hotel ballroom on Saturday, October 26th. The theme for this year's ball is Endless Universe, and we'll be celebrating visitors from other worlds while raising critical funds for our vital educational programs and popular hands-on exhibits. Dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions. Tickets are $40 per person; for $400, you can reserve a table of ten for your whole ghastly crew. It's Bozeman's favorite Halloween party, and it's not to be missed! 21+

October 18-19, October 25-26, and November 1-2 at 8pm at The Verge Theater. Get in the Halloween spirit with the debut of Verge Theater's latest, locally written puppet show for adults! The show is rated PG-13. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Verge Theater is located at 2304 N. 7th Ave. in Bozeman.

Wild West Wednesday "Halloween Edition"

October 30th at Mixers. Live country DJ with country dancing on the dance floor and $200 cash prize for best costume. $2.50 Jack Daniels and Draft Beers. 21+

Halloween at Mixers

October 31st at Mixers. $5 cover that benefits MSU Rugby with boot night all night long. Live DJ. $500 Cash prize to the best costume. 21+

Halloween at the Rocking R Bar

October 31st at the Rocking R Bar. Karaoke and DJing from Screaming Monkey Productions. $500 Cash prize to the best costume. 21+

Pinky and the Floyd Halloween 2013

October 31st at the Rocky Mountain Rug Gallery top floor gallery. Tickets are on sale at Cactus Records for $20. This is a 21+ event

Boobelly Junction

October 31st and November 1st at 9pm at the American Legion in Downtown Bozeman. 21+

October 31 from 10pm - 1am at the Zebra Cocktail Lounge. Performances by Jon Wayne and The Pain who are reggaetronic dubstep. Where your costumes and come to the party. $1.50 PBR cans. 21+

October 31st from 8pm - 2am at The Filling Station. Cure for the Common & David Dalla G and The Stryde Present: THE FILLER HALLOWEEN PARTY. $10 Presale online at or at Cactus Records and Nu2u. 21+

November 1st from 8pm - 2am at The Filling Station. Take a trip to the Dark Side of the Moon with Miller Creek this Halloween weekend! We're adding some incredible musicians to the group to make this the greatest Pink Floyd tribute to date PLUS a full on psychedelic light show by Strange Design Lighting. 21+ $7

Booty Bash

November 2nd at 8pm - 2am at the Main Street Arts and Entertainment Complex. Featuring Splatinum from Portland with a multitude of local legends that will infuse the night with a variety of eclectic electric and eccentric vibes that will create the most fun electronic Halloween show in Bozeman to date. $8 presale
$12 at the door. Tickets available online and at Cactus Records

Freakers Ball

November 2nd from 8pm - 2am at The Eagles. AIAS annual MSU Freakers Ball featuring performances by DJ Camdan and The Backward Dreamers
$5 18+
$10 21+ - Gets one free Lone Peak beer

Downtown Bars

Downtown is always packed on Halloween with everything from Homer Simpsons to scary monsters. Many of the bars downtown will have live music as well to help get the party going and keep it going until late into the night.

For Both Kids and Adults

Haunted Houses


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