It’s that time of year when all things creepy and crawly come out to play. Don’t be left out of the fun! From terrifying tours to kid-friendly costume parades, Cape Cod is the place to be this Halloween season.

Through October 31

Get into the Halloween spirit early with a stroll by the Falmouth Village of Scarecrows. Throughout the month, Falmouth Main Street merchants display imaginative home-made scarecrows in front of the quaint downtown shops and eateries. Makes for a perfect autumn afternoon! On Saturday, October 28, costumed kids can trick or treat at participating Main Street merchants from 1 to 3 pm.

Through October 31
Stroll through Chatham's wildly creative Pumpkin People in the Park at Kate Gould Park for a true taste of the season. Each October, members of the community display figurines and scenes using pumpkins as their medium of choice. Make sure you bring your selfie-stick and snap a photo with one of the “locals.”

Friday, October 27
The Museums on the Green offer a kid-friendly Halloween event 'Wicked at Wicks", which includes trick-or-treating at several historic properties on the campus, pumpkin painting, storytelling and a costume parade.

Saturday, October 28
Don your Halloween duds for a Halloween Celebration at Mashpee Commons on the green across from the Mashpee Public Library, and enjoy spooky tunes, refreshments and fun giveaways (11 am to 1 pm). At 1 pm, kids will parade through the Commons and  can trick or treat at participating eateries and shops. Costumed pets are always welcome to join!

Come in costume to the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History’s Halloween Spooktacular Stroll, where no tricks, just treats are in store (9:30 am to 12:30 pm). Ghosts & goblins of all ages will enjoy wandering the museum exhibits! Enjoy indoor & outdoor treat stops, the Agway hay bale maze, giant black cat photo op, and a pumpkin putt putt. Wear a costume, and bring your best joke for extra prizes.

Get ready for a spooktacular time at Mahoney's Falmouth from 1 to 5 pm! At the ghoulishly good time ,explore the store's Halloween displays, collect some treats, and enjoy tasty pies from the Chariot Wood-Fired Pizza Truck.

Dance the night away at Cotuit Center for the Arts’ annual Art and Souls Masquerade Ball (7:30 pm). This year's theme is "Ghost Light Gala," so come dressed your favorite theatrical character! The evening includes costume contests, a DJ, dancing, and “bone-chilling” refreshments.Buy tickets here!

October 27 and 28
Up your game (if you dare) with one of the popular Provincetown Ghost tours. Pilgrims, pirates and people of the past are said to fill the sights and sounds of this historical 90-minute walking tour of downtown Provincetown, where tour guides will take you by many of the town's historical buildings, homes, inns and cemeteries, sharing stories about reported ghost sightings and strange happenings. These family-friendly Halloween tours depart at 7 and 9 pm and the tours fill fast, so advance reservations are strongly recommended.

October 27-29
Provincetown is always throwing a party, and Halloween is one of the biggest. Spooky Bear Halloween Weekend in Provincetown (October 28-30) includes adult dance parties, a haunted house, dune tours, live performances and a Costume Contest & Ball at the Crown & Anchor. Book your Provincetown getaway now to be part of all the mischief and mayhem!

Tuesday, October 31
Safe trick or treating events can be found across Cape Cod on Halloween evening, including downtown Hyannis, Yarmouth Port, Harwich Community Center, Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis and at the Cape Cod Church in East Falmouth. Several libraries also join in the fun with daytime events, including the Mashpee Public Library.

Don’t miss all the things to do on Cape Cod this fall! Visit our blog for more of the season’s events and activities.