Halloween is sneaking up on us and if you're looking for some spirited action in the Greater Binghamton area and even within an hour's drive, you're in luck, there is a lot happening.

While there are a number of local taverns and clubs holding their Halloween festivities and costume contests this weekend, I wanted to focus on the family-friendly happenings for the weekend ahead.  Here are a few highlights that caught my eye:

  • Ghost Stories at Roberson Museum and Science Center, 30 Front Street in Binghamton Saturday morning (October 29) from 9-11 a.m.  Attend this spooktacular program dressed in your best Halloween costume.  Participate in a haunted mansion tour, enjoy a Halloween sky tour in our digital planetarium and create your own icky sticky science experiment. Halloween fun patch included. To register, call the museum at 607-772-0660 or email Lsacco@roberson.org.
  • Halloween Pet Portraits at Creature Comforts, 1250 Front Street, Binghamton, Saturday (October 29) from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Bring your pets and family dressed for Halloween for the portrait event to benefit Monica's Heart Greyhound Rescue.
  • Halloween Parades - There are quite a few happening this weekend!  Click HERE to find out where the parades are this Saturday. 
  • Halloween Trunk or Treat at the West Family YMCA, Main Street in Johnson City, Saturday (October 29) from 5 to 8:00 p.m.  Trunks will be able to arrive at 4:00 to set up and trick or treating will close at 7:30pm.  A safe and family-friendly environment for kids and families.  Once the "trunk or treating" wraps up, kids can enjoy face painting, and games in the pool and gym.

I'm sure there are a bunch more, family-friendly events and fundraisers with a Halloween theme going on this weekend in the Greater Binghamton area.  If I missed one that you know of, please include the information below in the comments section.  Have a safe and happy Halloween weekend with your family.