Featured Event

Light The Hoan Premiere Light Show

Thursday, October 22nd at 6:30 p.m. (The bridge will be lit each night thereafter!)


The west side of the Hoan Bridge will officially be lit on October 22, 2020. To commemorate the bridge lighting, the lights on the Hoan bridge will perform a premiere light show synced to local music broadcasted on 88Nine Radio MKE. Celebrate the movements, relationships, and memories that make our city shine with family and friends by viewing the live show on TMJ4 between 6:30 and 7:00pm.

Photo Credit: Instagram, @brianlawsonphotography

The Quest for Solomon's Treasure

Tune in to this seven-episode world premiere web series streaming exclusively for First Stage audiences. Directed by First Stage alum and Hollywood actor Jeremy Tardy and written by First Stage Resident Playwright John Maclay, The Quest for Solomon’s Treasure follows six Milwaukee young people as they work together to solve clues in the ultimate treasure hunt to save the day. With new clues revealed each week in these 15-20 minute episodes, we invite the audience to help us solve this mystery… and maybe even win fabulous prizes! It’s a little bit Goonies, a little bit National Treasure, and one hundred percent Milwaukee. Recommended for families with young people ages 8+.  

Boo At The Zoo (Milwaukee & Racine Zoos)

Milwaukee County Zoo:

Spooky areas, carved pumpkins and light shows await as you travel in the comfort of your own car on a 1.5-mile Halloween haven route October 22-25. Many of the time slots are sold out, but there are still some tickets available during the later time slots. Find out more >>

Racine County Zoo:

Enjoy safe, outdoor trick-or-treating all day with the animals at the Zoo! On this Halloween-themed fun-filled day you can trick-or-treat (following CDC Guidelines), get a spooky cookie decorating kit to go, get a Halloween craft kit to go, get a pumpkin decorating kit to go, find and meet special creepy, crawly animal ambassadors, and more haunted surprises. Food and drinks available for purchase. Find out more >> 


  • The Holy Hill skeletons are dying to meet you! This year's theme is "Til Death Do Us Part."

  • Ghost Train in Shorewood

  • Scarecrow Lane at Retzer Nature Center

  • The Lightmare Before Christmas

  • and more!

10 Not-So-Scary Corn Mazes

We found 10 not-so-scary corn mazes to get lost in this year. One of them even has interactive checkpoints that you can use from your smartphone! Find out where they are, and what safety measures are in place. See them all >>

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October 22-25, 2020