October 15, 16, 17 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)…JAYCEES FEARGROUNDS…Doors open at 7pm at the W. H. Lyon Fairgrounds. General admission tickets are $15 at the gate or $10 in advance online (www.jayceesfeargrounds.com)

October 17 (Saturday)…SPOOKY SCIENCE…10am-5pm at the Kirby Science Discovery Center at the Washington Pavilion. Children can explore the wonders of science and art through experimentation, discovering and creating through activities for all ages. Event favorites include boo bubbles, squishy slime, and more. Children get to take home a bag of Halloween goodies. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. $14 for adults, $7 plus tax for youth ages 3-17, children 2 and under free. Free for members. Attendees are required to wear a protective face mask that covers the nose and mouth. (https://www.washingtonpavilion.org/event/spooky-science-2020)

October 17 (Saturday)…DEUCES WILD DUELING PIANOS…7PM at the Orpheum Theater, 315 North Phillips. A high-energy show with a mix of comedy, music and extensive audience participation. Tickets start at $25. (https://www.washingtonpavilion.org/event/deuces-wild-dueling-pianos)

October 18 (Sunday)…KIDS DAY AT THE JAYCEES FEARGROUNDS…1-5PM at the W. H. Lyon Fairgrounds. A non-scary afternoon for younger children to enjoy. The haunted house is brightly lit for children to trick-or-treat through the maze filled with non-scary characters passing out candy, and many other activities to enjoy. Tickets are $8 or $7 with a canned food donation. (www.jayceesfeargrounds.com/kids-day)

October 22 (Thursday)…AN EVENING WITH PAULA POUNDSTONE…7:30PM at the Washington Pavilion. The show was moved from the Orpheum Theater to allow for a safe, social distancing experience. Patrons will be required to wear a mask for the performance. Tickets start at $32. (https://www.washingtonpavilion.org/event/evening-paula-poundstone)

October 22, 23, 24 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)… JAYCEES FEARGROUNDS…Doors open at 7pm at the W. H. Lyon Fairgrounds. General admission tickets are $15 at the gate or $10 in advance online (www.jayceesfeargrounds.com)

October 23, 24, 25 (Fri, Sat, Sun)…ZOO BOO…at the Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum. 5:30-8:30pm Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday. Explore the entire Great Plains Zoo campus with free-flowing movement, grab bags with sweets and goodies, hundreds of painted and carved pumpkins. Creepy Carousel and Spooky Savannah Express Train rides. Saturday from 9am-10am is exclusively for those with sensory needs. Purchase tickets in advance or the night of the event. (www.greatzoo.org/zooboo)

October 24 (Saturday)…HALLOWEEN AT LAKE LORRAINE…Trick-or-treating with characters from 12:30-2pm, Halloween family drive-in movie at 5:30pm, scary drive-in movie at 8pm, a haunted house decorating contest, photos, and more. The event is free. (https://www.lakelorrainesiouxfalls.com/Halloween2020)

October 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 (Tues-Saturday)…JAYCEES FEARGROUNDS…Doors open at 7pm at the W. H. Lyon Fairgrounds. General admission tickets are $15 at the gate or $10 in advance online (www.jayceesfeargrounds.com)

October 31 (Saturday)…EL RIAD HALLOWEEN BASH…Doors open at 7pm, dance at 9:15pm at the El Riad Shrine, 510 S. Phillips. Featuring music from On the Fritz. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. (Call 336-1117 for more info).