Twin Cities Gateway Events

The Twin Cities Gateway offers a full schedule of events year ‘round. From our nine communities’ signature events (listed at left) to sporting events and large expositions at the National Sports Center in Blaine and live theater at the Lyric Arts Center in Anoka, our calendar of events is loaded with fun events for the whole family.

In addition to all the local events in the Gateway communities, remember you’ll also be within minutes of all sporting, concert and cultural events taking place in the Twin Cities. Click here for Twin Cities events.

October, 2018 Events in the Twin Cities Gateway

Anoka Halloween

October 8 - October 31 | Historic Downtown Anoka

You're in for a spooktacular time during Anoka's annual Halloween celebration. Anoka is the Halloween Capital of the World by...

You're in for a spooktacular time during Anoka's annual Halloween celebration. Anoka is the Halloween Capital of the World by congressional proclamation. October is loaded with fun Halloween events including races, parades, pumpkin carving contests, a medallion hunt, a house decorating contest and more!

The celebration reaches its climax at the Grand Day Parade on Saturday, October 27. With more than 150 floats and several marching bands, the parade is the largest hometown parade in the state.

Visit the Anoka Halloween Capital of the World website at http://anokahalloween.com.

12 Bridge Square | Anoka, MN 55303 | P: 7634217130

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Lyric Arts: God of Carnage

October 18th to October 21st, 2018 & October 25th to October 28th, 2018 | Lyric Arts Main Street Stage

In this hilarious dark comedy, a playground altercation between eleven-year old boys brings together two sets of parents for a...

In this hilarious dark comedy, a playground altercation between eleven-year old boys brings together two sets of parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses—and the rum flows—tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

420 E Main Street | Anoka, MN 55303 | P: 763 433 2510

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Community Pumpkin Carving

October 17th to October 18th, 2018 | Springbrook Nature Center

Help Springbrook Nature Center carve 1,000 pumpkins for Pumpkin Night in the Park. The nature center will provide: gutted pumpkins,...

Help Springbrook Nature Center carve 1,000 pumpkins for Pumpkin Night in the Park. The nature center will provide: gutted pumpkins, carving tools and patterns. You provide the energy and fun. All pumpkins are left with the nature center to be placed on the trails for the Pumpkin Night in the Park event. Each day from October 14-18, there will be time period for pumpkin carving. Volunteers can sign up for one (or more!) 30-45 minute carving slot. Register for a time slot by visiting springbrooknaturecenter.org/PumpkinCarving or call 763-572-3588.

100 85th Ave NW | Fridley, MN 55432 | P: 763-572-3588

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Pumpkin Night in the Park

October 20th, 2018 | Springbrook Nature Center

Over one thousand lit jack'o'lanterns magically glow along the forest trails as thousands enjoy great food, a DJ, fire dancers,...

Over one thousand lit jack'o'lanterns magically glow along the forest trails as thousands enjoy great food, a DJ, fire dancers, live music, family activities, bingo and more! Tickets are $10 each at the gate (cash or check only) and pre-sale tickets will be available for $8 online on Eventbrite.com (search Pumpkin Night in the Park) or at Springbrook Nature Center or City Hall.

100 85th Ave NW | Fridley, MN 55432 | P: 763-572-3588

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Wargo Fall Festival

October 21st, 2018 | Wargo Nature Center

Join the fun as we celebrate fall at Wargo Nature Center! We’ll crank up the cider press, play pioneer games,...

Join the fun as we celebrate fall at Wargo Nature Center! We’ll crank up the cider press, play pioneer games, and have self-guided nature activities available for you and your family.

7701 Main Street | Lino Lakes, MN | P: 763-324-3350

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Anoka County Community Connect

October 25th, 2018 | 707 89th Avenue NE Blaine, MN 55434

We are one of the largest, most efficient and most innovative hunger relief organizations working with nearly 1,000 partners and...

We are one of the largest, most efficient and most innovative hunger relief organizations working with nearly 1,000 partners and programs (food shelves, pantries, meal and other programs touching the lives of more than half a million people every year. We also work Federal Nutrition Programs, including SNAP (Supplemental Assistance Program). We help clients navigate the application process by providing assistance completing the application and helping you get it submitted to the county.

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Little Goblins Costume Party

October 26th, 2018 | Wargo Nature Center

Ghosts, goblins, and more! Join us in your favorite costume for a night of fun! We will have a variety...

Ghosts, goblins, and more! Join us in your favorite costume for a night of fun! We will have a variety of themed carnival games and crafts. Refreshments will be provided and you can even take a photo with our special photo backdrop. Wargo Nature Center staff will lead a flashlight hike and a look at the stars. Don’t forget your camera! Note: Parents/guardians are encouraged to dress in their favorite costume as well. Please make sure all costumes are family appropriate; no costumes with weapons. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Children ages 8 years and younger are welcome. Pre-registration is required.

7701 Main Street | Lino Lakes, MN | P: 763-324-3350

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World Broomball Championships

October 29th to November 3rd, 2018 | National Sports Center

The best of the best in tournaments the 2018 World Broomball Championships will be hosted in Blaine, MN. Don't...

The best of the best in tournaments the 2018 World Broomball Championships will be hosted in Blaine, MN. Don't miss out on planning your teams trip today!

1700 105th Avenue NE | Blaine, MN 55449 | P: 763 785 5600

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