Twas the week of Halloween, and all throughout town, people were wondering where to get down. Parties, bars, ghost hunting and more. Witches and demons and candy galore. So if you're looking for ideas, we'll give you the gist. We proudly present this Casper activities list.

Thursday, Oct 25

Love Bites Tour Featuring; Kung Fu Vampire Liquid Assassin and Mars Prescription

Death Lab Productions presents the Love Bites Tour at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds Hall of Champions. This concert takes places from 6:00 pm- 12:00 am and is only $10 for advance tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the Check Cashing Center. For more information, call Joe at 307-277-9347.

Natrona County Historical Society Paranormal Investigation

The Casper Paranormal Research Society is proud to offer their yearly Paranormal Investigation, gathering at the Oil and Gas Commision. At 7:00 pm you can join Casper's leading paranormal research team in exploring the history of haunting in Casper. For more information, contact Rachel McBride at 651-224-4304.

Friday, October 26

Hoot and Howl With Nature

The Audubon Center is proud to host Hoot and Howl With Nature, an event designed to teach kids about some of Halloween's creeepiest creatures, including spiders, bats and bones! This event is from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm and will feature a variety of activities for all ages, including a maze, a spider web and even stories around a fire. Hot drinks will be provided, and it's completely free, though donations are encouraged. For more information, call 307-473-1987 or email

Casper Ghost Stories at The Library

The Natrona County Public Library and the Paranormal Research Society of Casper are coming together to offer you information about paranormal "hot spots" in Casper, as well as info about tools, equipment and techniques used for ghost hunting. You'll be given a chance to hear stories about ghosts in Casper, as well as the chance to share your own. It starts at 6:00 pm and is completely free! For more information, call 307-577-7323.

Duke's Halloween Party

Come get your drink on Friday night from 8:30 pm-1:00 am at Duke's! There will be a live band, The Avengers, and numerous drink specials. The best part is that Duke's is located at the Ramada Inn, so if you drink too much, you can just book a room for yourself.

NCHS Haunted Mansion

On Oct 26 and 27, NCHS will be hosting a haunted house to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundationc. The event goes from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm and 9:00 pm-12:00 am on Friday, and 7:00 pm-12:00 am on Saturday. Admission is $5 per person, but you will get a dollar off if you bring a non-perishable food item. If you're looking to get a good scare for a good cause, then come check out the NCHS Haunted Mansion. For more information, contact Abigail Schneider at 307-277-4797.

Spooky Skate Party

If you're looking to celebrate Halloween in the coolest place in Casper, come check out the Casper Ice Arena's Spooky Skate Party, from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. Those who come out can skate to scary music, play games and win prizes. There’s even going to be a costume contest! Admission is only $4 per person, with $2 skate rentals and those who have costumes get $1 off of a regular priced admission. Children 4 and under are free, so if you’re looking to have a “Spook-tacular” Halloween, then come out to the Casper Ice Arena on October 26 and get your skate on! For more information, call 307-237-8484.

Saturday, October 27

Downtown Trick or Treat Walk

From 10:00 am-1:00 pm, the kiddos can walk through Casper's beautiful downtown area, checking out the stores and collecting treats from store-owners. Maybe mom can pick up a new pair of shoes as well. It's free and open to the public!

Trick or Treat Trail

The Science Zone is proud to put on the 2012 Trick or Treat Trail, which will take place on October 27th 2012, from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm. They will also be offering the Trail to those with special needs from 3:00 pm-4:00 pm. The Trick or Treat Trail is free and open to the public and will take place at The Science Zone, located on the corner of Midwest and David Streets. Families will be able to wind through The Science Zone, collecting candy, treats and maybe a few quick scares in the process. There will also be a family-friendly haunted house for those looking for a few more thrills. Vendors will be selling hot dogs and Pepsi in the parking lot for $1 a piece, which will be a welcome treat for those waiting in line. There will also be a photographer on hand to capture your costumes in all their glory, so be sure to join us on October 27 to have a scary good time! For more information, call 307-473-9663.

A'Salt Creek Roller Derby

The A'Salt Creek Roller Girls will be hosting the Billings Roller Derby Dames at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds Industrial Building. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the bout starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $15 and kids 10 and under are free! Come cheer on your favorite roller girl!

All Hallows Eve Ball

Galloways Irish Pub will be hosting its annual All Hallows Eve Ball, this year featuring electronic artist/DJ Illiamna. This Halloween bash kicks off at 7:00 pm and goes allll the way til 2:00 am. It's got a "Dance the Monsters Away' theme, so come prepared to get down! There will also be a costume contest, games and giveaways. There's a cover charge of $5 per person and make sure to show up early because there is a max capacity.  And, of course, this is only for those who are 21 and older. Come get your drink and dance on at Galloways Irish Pub.

Wednesday, October 31

Sunrise Trick or Treating

If you want to grab some extra candy before heading out into your neighborhood, come to the Sunrise Shopping Center from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm. Shop owners will be passing out candy to kids 12 and under. Admission is free, so there's no reason not to come pile up on goodies.

Halloween At Casper College

If you're looking for a break from your candy-induced coma, come have some Halloween fun at Casper College. From 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, the whole family can participate in a haunted hospital ward and a carnival, as well as collect prizes and treats. The event is geared for all ages, though it's recommended only children 8 and over participate in the haunted hospital ward. Admission is free but it is asked that you bring one non-perishable food item.

Don Williams Live at Casper Events Center

If you're kid-free for the night, be sure to come check out Country music star Don Williams perform at the Casper Events Center. This legend has 17 #1 hits, so this coming to this concert should be a no-brainer. The show starts at 7:00 pm and prices vary, so for tickets or information call 800-442-2256.

And that's that. That is your Halloween weekend. It's entirely possible to check out all of those events if you plan accordingly. Have fun and be safe, because this Halloween will truly be one for the ages.