After the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled Cedar Point’s annual HalloWeekends in 2020, the event will return this year, including with expanded dates in October. 

Split between the family-friendly Tricks and Treats Fall Fest during the day and the adult-oriented scarezones and mazes of Haunt at night, HalloWeekends will stick to its traditional Friday night through Sunday night schedule for its first two weekends, Sept. 17-19 and 24-26.

However, throughout October, haunts will be from 6 p.m. to midnight on Thursday nights, with the park open all day on Fridays. 

“The new October HalloWeekends schedule gives you even more options to enjoy the event, and with Saturdays typically being our busiest day, you now have alternatives to sneak that last Cedar Point visit in before the season ends,” Cedar Point communications director Tony Clark said in a post on the official Cedar Point blog

Clark said details about the entertainment and attractions for this year’s HalloWeekends will be announced at a later date. 

Along with the HalloWeekends dates, Clark announced that the park’s 150th anniversary celebration will wrap up Aug. 15, and that reservations are no longer required for the Cedar Point Shores waterpark, which is open daily through Sept. 6.