Halloween Events around Louisville
Happy Halloween! Please enjoy this list of Louisville-area Halloween events for families and children.
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September 23-24: The Great Pumpkin Express at Kentucky Railway Museum
October- various dates: Bass Pro Shops will have FREE Halloween Events October 21-30 on select dates.
Weekends through October 28 – Literally, A Haunted House at Culbertson Mansion in New Albany
October 1st: The Haunted Hike at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve offers Halloween fun for the entire family! This kid-friendly event features a mile-long Fantasy Kiddie Trail with lots of trick and treat stations, a Harvest Hay Village, AstroJump’s Inflatable Party Zone, self-tours of our comic Haunted House, jungle hayrides, treat stations, face painting and fun activities for the entire family. Sunday, October 2, 3 pm – 9 pm.
October 5th starts the ‘World’s Largest Halloween Party’ at the Louisville Zoo! Delightful. Not Frightful. If scary is no fun for your little ones, then don’t miss the sweetest party in town. Enjoy your Zoo magically transformed into a living storybook with costumed characters and trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo for kids 11 and under. 5:00pm-8:30pm. Select dates in October.
Dates in October: The Spirits of LaGrange Ghost Tour is a two-hour candlelit walking tour. The tour takes you inside locations with about eight stops along the way for a distance of 12 blocks. Tours depart from the La Grange Welcome Center. Tours are not recommended for children under 12.
Weekends through October 28th: Grim Trails. If you are looking for a scare! (Best for older children)
Louisville Palace is showing a bunch of Halloween-themed movies throughout October. You can see the movies by clicking here, they are all on Sundays at 2pm and the cost is $5.
October 7th, 10am, 11am and 1pm: Spooky Stories by StageOne StoryTellers at Kentucky Center for the Arts. Free for members. $6 for non-members.
October 7th, 4-6pm: Mary T Meagher Halloween Carnival. Trunk or Treat & Carnival Games.
October 7th, 7:30-10pm: Ghost Stories on the Square in La Grange. Bring chairs.
October 12 – November 5: The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular will be held in Iroquois Park with 5,000 carved pumpkins lining a ¼-mile walking trail, illuminated at night as an “art show” daily from dusk to 11 p.m. during the week (Sunday-Thursday) and midnight on Friday & Saturday.
October 14th, 12-3pm: Pumpkin Painting at Lucky’s Market.
October 14th, 7-10pm: Creepy Things at Idlewild. Spider house, creepy bugs, and more! $10 adults, $7 children.
October 15th, 1-4pm: Fest-O-Ween At Paddock Shops Enjoy trick-or-treating, children’s activities and a FREE pumpkin with a $10 receipt from any Paddock Shops retailer (while supplies last).
October 17th, 5pm: Pumpkin Painting Party at Chick-Fil-A Glenmary.
October 20th, 10:30am: Friday Dance Party! Monster Mash. For kids ages 0-7 and their parents, at St. Matthew Library.
October 20th, 6-8pm: Pumpkin Swim at the Northeast Y. Members $6. Others $15. Swim with pumpkins in the heated pool and play water games, decorate pumpkins, play carnival games and enjoy healthy snacks .
October 20th, 6-9pm at St. Francis of Assisi: Jack O Lantern Stroll benefiting Dreams with Wings. Free. Over 1,500 beautifully carved pumpkins lighting the night, trick-or-treating, games, crafts, Louisville’s largest pumpkin pie by Heitzman’s Traditional Bakery, members of the Louisville League of Mascots, University of Louisville athletes, live music and so much more!
October 20th, 7:30-9pm: Ghost Stories with Keith Age (age 18+) at J-town Senior Citizen Center.
October 20-21, 8am-5pm: Halloween at Charlestown State Park
October 20 -21, 8-11pm: Zombie Park at Camp Taylor Memorial Park. $5.
October 20-22: Halloween at South Harrison Park. Camping weekend in Harrison County, IN.
October 21-22, 12 – 5 pm.: Sunny Acres Farm Pumpkin Festival Admission is $5 per vehicle. Hayrides, petting zoo, bounce houses and pumpkin carving stations– all weather permitting. Children’s -horseback ride, $3 each. Drinks, pumpkins, gourds, mums and farm fresh produce will be available for purchase from Sunny Acres Farm Market.
October 21st, 10am: Halloween Story time and crafts at Westport Middle School Community Library.
October 21st, 11am: Halloween Dance Party at Shawnee Library.
October 21st, 11:30-1:30: Pumpkin Carving at Cooking @ Millies.
October 21st, 2-3pm: Tarantulas: Up Close & Personal at Highlands/Shelby Park Library.
October 21st: Louisville Halloween Parade and Festival, 12 – 8 pm. Family-friendly Halloween fun including an all-new street festival from featuring craft booths and live entertainment. The highlight of the event is the 15th Annual Louisville Halloween Parade taking place at 4pm. Don’t miss the fun!
October 21st, 5-7pm: Trick or Treat Campground at Charlestown State Park.
October 21st, 6-8pm: Hope Lutheran Church Trunk or Treat, 4200 Shenandoah Dr., Louisville 40241. This will be a safe, family-friendly way to dress up, gather treats and enjoy some fall activities.
October 21st, 7-10pm: Creepy Things at Idlewild. Spider house, creepy bugs, and more! $10 adults, $7 children.
October 21st, 5:30-7:30pm: Healthy Trunk or Treat & Open House Extravaganza at Louisville Family Chiropractic.
October 21st & 22nd, 3-4pm: Pumpkin Painting at Learning Express. Free but call to reserve your space. 502-254-7774.
October 22nd, 10:30am-5pm: Home Run Halloween at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.
October 24th, 5:30-6:30pm: 6th Annual Trojan Trunk or Treat at Southern High School.
October 24th, 6-8pm: Kids Halloween Party at Mark’s Feed Store in the Highlands.
October 24th, 7pm: Frankenstein: A Reading Performance by Kentucky Shakespeare.
7 pm, in the great parlor inside Locust Grove’s historic home. Light refreshments provided. Tickets $20 per person or $15 for Locust Grove members; prepaid reservations required. Call(502) 897-9845 to reserve.
October 25th, 10:15am: Toddler Halloween Story time at Crescent Hill Library.
October 25th, 10:30am: Ghostly Ghosts Story time at Shawnee Library.
October 25th, 11:15am: Preschool Halloween Story time at Crescent Hill Library.
October 25th, 6-7pm: Halloween Costume Contest at Learning Express.
October 25th, 4-7:30pm: Trick or Treatment at the Crescent Hill Gatehouse and Reservoir. Bring the entire family – costumes encouraged! Healthy Zombie Walk around the Reservoir with activity stations along the way. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
October 25th, 5:30-7:30pm: Trick or Treat Event at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing.
October 25th: Fall Festival 6:30- 8 pm at St. Paul United Methodist Church, trunk-or-treat starts at7:30. The whole community is invited to this free event, so bring your
friends and family in their costumes to enjoy an evening of decorated trunks, treats, games, crafts.
October 26th, 6:30pm: Halloween Party at Iroquois Library. All ages.
October 26th, 6:30pm: Monster Bash Dance Party at Middletown Library. All ages. Register.
October 26th, 5:30-7:30: Sweet Treats themed cooking class.
October 27th, 4-8:30: Annie May’s Halloween Party. Allergen-free treat bags for kids. Face painting, and vegan ice cream available for purchase.
October 27th, 6:30 (check in 4:45): Haunted Trail Run 5K. Costume fun run through decorated trails.
October 27th, 7pm: Dive in Halloween Movie (PG) at Mary T. Meagher Aquatics Center.
October 27th, 6-7:30pm: Primrose School Trunk or Treat
October 27th, 6-8pm: Halloween Costume Party at Side by Side Studio. Potion and spell making, mini pumpkin and gourd decorating, explosive painting, accessory station, refreshments and more!
Octobter 27th, 6-8pm: Trunk or Treat at Third Lutheran Church.
October 27th, 7pm: Kidabalou at Breslin Park (hosted by Northeast Christian Church).
October 27-28: Halloween Weekend at Buffalo Trace Park. Camping weekend in Harrison County, IN.
October 28th, 2-4pm: Community Trick or Treat at Morning Pointe Senior Living.
October 28th, 10am: Spooky Dance Party at Main Library. Ages 3-7.
October 28th, 11am-3pm: Boo Dell at Yew Dell, Trail-o-Treats, Hay rides, a straw maze, scavenger hunts and the popular Mr. Magic at 2pm will round out this fabulous fall day. Bring a pumpkin decorated like a character from your favorite book and enter the Jack-o-Lantern Look-a-Like contest! This event draws a big crowd, so go early to get in on the goodies. Free with Regular Admission!
October 28th, 11am-3pm: Halloween in Brown Park. This free and family-friendly celebration includes trick-or-treating stations throughout Brown Park, bounce houses, hay rides, a petting zoo, and games.
October 28th, 12-2pm: Take a Boo Sightseeing Cruise on the Belle of Louisville.
October 28th, 1-5pm: Halloween Walk with the Animals at Salato Wildlife Education Center.
October 28th, 2pm: Spooky Puppet Theatre at Main Library. Ages 3-12.
October 28th, 3-5pm: Halloween Harvest Festival at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. Age 12 and under.
October 28th, 4:30-8pm: Pumpkinfest is in Jeffersontown. This is a great alternative to the traditional trick-or treating. Children dress in costume and trick-or-treat along Historic Gaslight Square, enjoy activities at the pavilion and enjoy lunch.
October 28th, 5-7pm: Trunk or Treat at Portland Promise Center.
October 28th, 5pm: Trunk or Treat at the New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater.
October 28th, 5-8pm: Westport Village Trick-or-Treat Night.
October 28th, 6-8pm: Trunk or Treat at AA Auto & Detailing
October 28th: Corydon Halloween Parade. Get in the spirit and come dressed in your favorite costume and stroll through the Square in downtown Corydon. The parade starts from the Harrison County Fairgrounds at 6:30 p.m.
October 28th, time TBD: Fright Light Halloween Party at the Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium.
October 28th, 5-6pm Trunk-or-Treat at the Buechel Train Depot.
October 28th, 7pm: UAC Public Night and Halloween Event. Bring your scary costumes and experience the “treats” of the wonders of the night sky and a lovely first quarter moon.
October 28th, 7pm: Kidabalou at Northeast Christian Church.
October 29th, 3-4pm: World’s Spookiest Fossils at Falls of the Ohio State Park.
October 29th, 3-5:30: Halloween Bash at Griffin Recreation Center.
October 29th, 5-7pm: Trunk or Treat at Westport Road Church of Christ.
October 29th, 11am-7pm: Joe Huber’s Trick-or-Treat on the farm.
October 29th, 1-7pm: Captain’s Quarters 3rd Annual Chunkin Pumpkins at Cancer
October 29th, 4:30-6:30: Halloween Workshop (Baking)
October 29th, 5:30-8:30: Trunk or Treat at Christ Church at Goshen
October 30th, 1-2pm: Spooky Halloween Story Time & Craft at Learning Express Toys.
October 30th, 2:30-5:30: Trunk or Treat at VFW Churchill Downs Post
October 30th, 4pm: Halloween Family Story time at Western Library. All ages.
October 30th, 5:30-7:30: Halloween Workshop (Baking)
October 30th, 6-8pm: Goosebumps Party at Shively Library. Ages 8+
October 30th, 6-8pm: Halloween Hunt at Shawnee Library.
October 30th, 6-8pm: Halloween Downtown The night is filled with trick-or-treating around Big 4 Station Park. Free event for ages 10 & under.
October 30th, 7-8pm: Creepfest at Newburg Library. Ages 4-10.
October 31st, 10am-9pm: Halloween Drop-in Fun at Middletown Library.
October 31st, 6-8pm: Halloween Trick or Treat at Shively Library.