Area Halloween Festivities


Bianca Schnerre, Writer

This year Halloween is on a Sunday, which is kind of a bummer since we’ll have school the next day, but the Halloween festivities continue this weekend. Orion’s trick or treat times are from 5 pm to 7 pm on Halloween night if you are interested in participating in trick or treating in some way or another. Other area Halloween festivities will be listed below.

The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy

The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy will present The Rocky Horror Show in October with shows at 7 and 11 pm on October 29, 30, and 6 pm on October 31. Doors open one hour before curtain time, and seating is limited. Call 309-786-7336 or visit for more information and ticket reservations.

Figge Art Museum

The Figge Art Museum is partnering up with the LULAC Quad Cities and Hola America to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with special installations and events. You can view larger-than-life Catrinas throughout the gallery space and can view a traditional altar. The installations will be viewable through November 14 at the museum.

Boo at the Zoo

It is Niabi Zoo’s last weekend open to the public for the 2021 year. They are hosting Boo at the Zoo on October 30-31, from 9 am to 3 pm. Local businesses and non-profit organizations decorate their designated area in a Halloween theme and give candy out to kids as they trick-or-treat around the zoo.


Davenport’s Halloween parade is on Saturday, October 30, at 6:30 pm.

Bettendorf’s Halloween parade is on Saturday, October 30, at 6:00 pm.

Haunted Houses

Shock House, located in Rock Island and voted one of the top 10 haunted houses in Illinois, is open in October on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 pm to 12 am.

Terror at Skellington Manor, located in Rock Island and voted one of Illinois top 10 haunts, is open at 7 pm on weekends in October, including Halloween night. 

Factory of Fear, located in Moline and voted top 10 by the users of haunted Illinois, is open on weekends in October, including Halloween.

Torment at Twelve Hundred, located in Orion, is open all weekends in October, on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 pm to 12 am and from 7 pm to 10 pm on Sundays and Halloween.