Trick-or-Treat times around Louisville
What time is trick or treating in Louisville? Trick-or-treat times hours in Kentuckiana.
Sunset in Louisville on Halloween 2018 will be at 6:44 pm. This may affect when you want to head out to trick or treat…… especially if you have little ones. And, despite it being a weekday school night, Louisvillians keep trick-or-treating to Halloween night. Of course, if you want to do something else with your family on another date, there are plenty of trick-or-treat Halloween events leading up to Halloween that are fun for the family.
Most counties have trick-or-treat times between 5-8 pm though Jefferson County traditionally has not set any specific hours. In Southern Indiana cities like New Albany, Clarksville, and New Albany, trick or treat times are 6-8 pm, with some locations stretching until 9 pm. We suggest 5:45-7 pm to safely venture out when it is not quite dark and be heading home before it is too dark.
Update: The weather for Wednesday 10/31 is predicted to be full of showers. Many municipalities, neighborhoods, even cities are choosing to change trick or treating to Tuesday 10/30. This might lead to quite a bit of confusion. Check with your specific neighborhood or area about the decision – as in local groups, as your neighbors, etc. There is no way we can update this post to reflect every change as it may come down to changes on a street by street basis! We have tried to keep up, but the updates are endless!
If we receive official communications or find posts from official sources online, we will post them here.
- Due to a forecast for heavy rain on Wednesday, October 31st, the official Trick-or-Treating times for the Town of Clarksville is being moved to Tuesday, October 30th from 6:00-9:00pm.
- Although the City of Jeffersonville recognizes October 31st as Halloween, the City would urge parents and neighborhoods to consider the weather conditions and use their own judgment when deciding to trick or treat.
- City of Charlestown – see right side of the page on desktop view – trick or treating moved to 10/30 6-9pm
- Floyd County – moved to 10/30 6-8:30pm.
- City of La Grange – Moved to 10/30 6-8pm.
- City of St. Matthews – Moved to 10/30 starting at 5:30pm
- City of Rolling Hills -Moved to 10/30 6-9pm.
- Lake Forest – Moved to 10/30 5:30-8:30pm.
- Grandel Farms – Moved to 10/30
- Beechwood Village – Moved to 10/30
- Norton Commons – Recommended date 10/30
- City of New Albany – Moved to 10/30 6:00-8:30pm.
- City of Lyndon – Moved to 10/30.
- Shelby County – no change from 10/31
- Oldham County – Moved to 10/30 6-8pm (time may vary by city)
- Crescent Hill – Hillcrest Ave – no change
- City of Louisville –
Decisions about when to trick-or-treat have to be made at the neighborhood level. With inclement weather expected on Halloween, I’d encourage neighbors to speak with each other about the best date for a safe, fun trick-or-treat.
— Mayor Greg Fischer (@louisvillemayor) October 29, 2018
For more – visit this WLKY article.
Sometimes, municipalities and communities within Jefferson County create their own trick or treat hours.
If/when we find specific details about communities in Louisville or our outer counties adopting specific/stricter trick-or-treat times, we will update this post to list the information!
If you are at home and want trick-or-treaters to stop by, simply turn on your light outside as a signal that you welcome trick-or-treaters. Also, if you are an allergy-friendly house, you can put out a teal pumpkin or hang a teal pumpkin sign so kids/families with allergies know you have items that are safe for them. There are lots of ideas for non-food treats!
Looking for a cool spot to trick-or-treat outside of your own neighborhood? I know it wraps up pretty early in my neighborhood – maybe you want to be out later. Hillcrest Ave. (unofficially Louisville’s “Halloween Street”) welcomes trick-or-treaters from 5-9 pm on Halloween. The neighborhood is all decorated for the night and it’s a big deal. You can bring canned goods and if you see a milk crate outside of a house, drop the canned goods in and they donate to a local food bank. Also, they decorate early so you can go meander around throughout October. See details here about trick-or-treating on Hillcrest Ave.
What about weather changes? In the past, we have seen some counties, cities, municipalities, and neighborhood change trick-or-treating dates/times if the weather is predicted to be dangerous so pay attention to your own area or neighborhood groups in the event of storms. Though, most do not change because of rain.