Friday Freebies: Hall-o-Weekend edition

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Happy Hall-o-Weekend, everybody! If you’re ready to celebrate, make sure you do it the right way… for FREE!


Trick-or-Treat Fest

In the Lewis Center area this Friday? Stop by the Kroger Marketplace Plaza for a family-friendly night of fun. Participating businesses will be handing out candy between 4 and 7pm, plus the shopping center’s Subway restaurant is holding a Halloween Bash!


Grab your kids and your smartphone and head over to Bicentennial Park for a night of Halloween fun and Pokemon hunting! Please remember to RSVP so there are enough Trick-or-Treat bags to go around for everyone.

Family Fun Night at COSI

Okay, okay…so it’s not exactly Halloween-themed and it’s not completely free, but you can get discounted tickets  and take advantage of the extended hours this Friday, so you can visit, learn and play late without breaking the bank.


Halloween Family Funday

Stop by the North Market between 10am and 3pm on Saturday and check out all the free Halloween fun to be had! There will be craft activities, trick-or-treating, live music and much more.

Howl-Aween Pawty

Join Tail Wags and all their furry friends at Howl-aween Pawty! Enter your own pup in the costume contest, check out the prizes and raffle baskets and see adoptable dogs from Rescued Ohio, Ohio Pug Rescue and Buckeye Bulldog Rescue!

Fado Fear Fest

Head over to Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant Saturday night for an entire evening of Halloween fun. There’s no cover charge and there are more than $500 in gift cards up for grabs and the anything-goes costume contest!


Tired of the regular Halloween bar bashes? Dress up as your favorite character and check out 16-Bit Bar+Arcade Saturday. There will be tons of games, drinks and prizes, including VIP admission to Comic Con Chicago.!


TGI Fridays Halloween Party

You already know that dressing up for Halloween is awesome, but how do free kids’ meals sound? On Sunday, every child dressed in a costume gets a free kids’ meal with the purchase of an adult entrée! Plus, there’s a cool costume photo booth, trick-or-treat for the kids and face painting!

Tosstober Fest

Hey, OSU students! You know you love playing cornhole, so why not try your hand in the Tosstober Fest cornhole tournament and compete for prizes like TVs, Kindles and Chromecasts? There’s also a costume contest, pumpkin carving, free food and free T-shirts! You can register for the cornhole tournament here.

Trunk or Treat

Looking for a safe night of family fun? Head over to Capital City Church for a trunk or treat night for all ages! provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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