Halloween Events around Louisville

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Happy Halloween! Please enjoy this list of Louisville-area Halloween events for families and children. 

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Louisville loves Halloween. There are so many events for kids of all ages and many are free. We even have a Halloween parade! Trunk or treat events are also popular and abundant. We will keep updating this post to add events has they are created so check back often.

Click here for indoor trick or treating events. 

For Halloween events in Oldham County – click here.

Looking for more fall fun? – click here.

What about Kids Eat Free deals for Halloween?  – click here. (pending updates)

Throughout the season: Haunted attractions are abundant. Click here for a list of options if you have older kids that are ready to scream.


Throughout the Season

Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s will have FREE Halloween events on select dates.

Halloween on Hillcrest is a legendary street for decorations in the Ville. If you are looking for a street to visit this Halloween, take a walk down Hillcrest to check out some of the most elaborate decorations you will find in any neighborhood in town.

The Spirits of LaGrange Ghost Tour is a two-hour candlelit walking tour on weekend throughout October. 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.

The Louisville Free Public Library has a ton of Halloween themed events. Here is the link to the October page. You can sort by location if you have a particular branch you’d like to attend.

Wednesdays in October: Kentucky Derby Museum offers a Horses & Haunts Tour.

Pirates of PRP is located at Seaforth Drive, Louisville, KY 40258 for the Pirate/Halloween lovers in us all! Check their Facebook page for updates.

October 8 – November 3: 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.

Open last weekend in September and every Friday and Saturday in October. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $15.- Literally, A Haunted House at Culbertson Mansion in New Albany.

Weekends through October 27: Grim Trails. If you are looking for a scare! (Best for older children).


In order by date

September 28-29: The Great Pumpkin Express at Kentucky Railway Museum

October 4 is the start of 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.

October 5: Oldham County Halloween & Safety Fest – 4pm-7pm, Oldham County Fairgrounds

October 5: Louisville Halloween Parade and Festival, 12 – 9 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 17th Annual Louisville Halloween Parade taking place at 6pm. Don’t miss the fun!

 

October 12: 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, Inflatable Party Zone, self-tours of our comic Haunted House, jungle hayrides, treat stations, face painting and fun activities for the entire family. 3 pm – 7 pm.

 

October 12-24

Various Halloween crafting projects in New Albany.


October 18

St. Francis of Assisi: Jack O Lantern Stroll benefiting Dreams with Wings, 6-9pm, 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!

YMCA Norton Commons Fall Festival, 6am-8pm

Louisville Palace showing of Hocus Pocus, 8pm


October 18-19

Halloween at South Harrison Park. Camping weekend in Harrison County, IN.


October 18-20

Weekend of activities for campers: A Haunting Good Time at Charlestown State Park

Halloween at Buffalo Trace Park. Camping weekend in Harrison County, IN.


October 19

Corn Island Storytelling Festival, 7:30pm, Blackacre State Nature Preserve

StageOne StoryTellers presents: Spook-Tacular, 10am-1pm

Halloween Spooktacular with Louisville Orchestra, 10am-noon.

Germantown Trunk or Treat, 7pm-9pm.

Sunfish Pumpkin Regatta, Louisville Sailing Club, 4pm.


October 19-20

Cabela’s Halloween Event, 12pm-5pm, Calling all ghosts and goblins time to put on your best Halloween attire and join us for some SPOOKTACULAR FUN. FREE crafts and games, FREE 4×6 Halloween photo opportunity.

Sunny Acres Farm Pumpkin Festival  Admission is $5 per person. Hayrides, petting zoo, bounce houses and pumpkin carving stations– all weather permitting.


October 19 & 26

Creepy Things at Idlewild Butterfly Farm, 6pm both days.


October 20

Halloween in Highview Park, 5pm-7pm

Fest-O-Ween at Paddock Shops. Trick or treating. And, kids get a free pumpkin with a $10 receipt from one of the shops, 2pm-4pm.

Homerun Halloween at Louisville Slugger Museum, 11am-5pm. Kids in costume tour tree, there’s trick or treating, and free Halloween mini bats (while supplies last). Additional themed activities included.

California Park Halloween, 2pm-4:30pm.


October 22

Signature at Jefferson Place, 5:30-7:30pm,4th Annual Community Trunk or Treat! Candy, prizes, snacks, inflatables, photo booth, music and more.

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.

Kid’s Halloween Party, Mark’s Feed Store, Middletown, 5pm-8pm.


October 23 

Dixie Area Business Association Trick-or-Treat, 5:30-7:30pm

Trick or Treatment at the Crescent Hill Gatehouse and Reservoir, 4:30-7:30pm. 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.

Trick or Treat Event at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, 5:30-7:30pm.

Family Halloween Night – Assumption High School, 5:30-7:30pm. 


October 24

Free Creek Family Fall Festival, 5pm-8pm.


October 25-26

Kidabalou 2019 – 6:30pm-9pm


October 25

Village Trick-or-Treat – 5-7pm and Free

Annie May’s Halloween Party. Allergen-free treat bags for kids. Face painting, games. Come in costume, 4:30pm-8pm.

Clark County YMCA Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival – 6-8pm 

Trunk-Or-Treat, Primrose School of East Louisville, 6pm-7:30pm.

Harvest Festival, Signature HealthCARE at Jefferson Manor, 5pm-8pm.

Spooktacular Kids Night, Louisville Equestrian Center, 6pm-9pm.  

Little Monsters – My Gym Louisville, 4:30-7:30pm. 

Trunk or Treat at Craig & Landreth Cars– 5-7pm


October 26

Fright Light Halloween Party at the Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium, 11:45am.

Trunk or Treat and Movies – Sauerbeck Family Drive-In, 6pm-11:30pm

Halloween in Brown Park, This event has been moved in to Walden School, 4238 Westport Rd, Louisville, KY 40207. 11am-3pm. Over 60 area businesses setting up trick-or-treating stations throughout Brown Park’s trail, bounce houses, hay rides, and games and crafts this event is always a great way to get into the Halloween spirit.

Take a Boo Sightseeing Cruise on the Belle of Louisville, 12pm-1:30pm.

Haunted Halloween Cruise 9-11:30pm, on Belle of Louisville (Parents, 21+)

Trunk or Treat at Watterson Trail Church of Christ, 4-6pm:4-6pm.

Healthy Trunk or Treat & Open House Extravaganza at Louisville Family Chiropractic, 4pm-6pm.

Trunk or Treat at Okolona Christian Church, 4pm-6pm.

3rd Annual Squallis Puppeteers BOO BALL, 5pm-10pm.

Comicfest and Trunk R Treat, TCB Toys & Comics, 12pm-8pm.

Howl O Ween Trick Or Treat Fun Festival, Hillview Government Center, 12pm-7pm.

Trunk or Treat @ the Market, East End Farmers Market, 4:30-6:30pm.

5th Annual Fall Festival – St. Paul Baptist Church at Shively Heights

Halloween Party at Mike Linning’s – Mike Linning’s, 11am-6pm. 

Halloween Bash – Paint Spot, 6-10pm

Happy Halloween –  Lake Forest Village, 2-4pm

Halloween PAW Patrol – Target, all location, 10am-1pm 


October 27

Boo Dell at Yew Dell, 11pm-4pm. Trail-o-Treats, Hay rides, a straw maze, scavenger hunts and the popular Mr. Magic at 2pm will round out this fabulous fall day. This event draws a big crowd, so go early to get in on the goodies. Fee for admission.

Hayride on the Hill at Baringer Hill in Cherokee Park. Live music! Food, beverages and beer for sale, 3:30-6:30.

Joe Huber’s Trick-or-Treat on the farm, 11am-7pm.

Trick or Treat at the Track, Churchill Downs, 12-4pm.

Lil’ Monstars Halloween Bash, Hard Rock Cafe, 9am-11:30am.

Pumpkins, Pipes, and Puppets, Highlands Community Ministries, 2pm-3pm.

Toy Malls Halloween Party, 1pm-4:30pm.

Trunk or Treat – Middletown United methodist Church, 5pm-6:30pm. 

Hideout Halloween Trunk or Treat, Hideout Pizzaria, 2pm-5pm.

Fall Potluck Social and Allergen Friendly Trunk or Treat – 3513 Brookhollow Dr, 4pm-7pm. 

Paint a Pumpkin – Learning Express, 1pm-3pm. 

FUN-O-WEEN – Main Event

Pumpkinfest – Jeffersonian, 10617 Taylorsville Rd., 4:00-6pm. 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.

Norton Commons Fall Festival, 11am-2pm. Trick-or-treating, face painting, train rides, music, and plenty of family fun will abound. Trick-or-treating will be from 2-4 only, so come early and don’t forget your costume.

Haunted Park After Dark. $6 per person, free hot chocolate. Nighttime geocaching. 7pm-10pm. 


October 28

Halloween Downtown in Jeffersonville. The night is filled with trick-or-treating around Big 4 Station Park. Free event for ages 10 & under, 6-8pm.


October 30

Trunk or Treat, Summit Heights United Methodist, 6pm-7:30pm.

Highview Baptist Valley Station Campus, Trunk or Treat, 6pm-8pm.

Trick-or-Treat with Tiger Baseball, St. X High School, 6pm-8pm.

Spooktastic Farm-A-Palooza, Iroquois Urban Farm, 4:30-6:30pm.


October 31

Indoor Trunk or Treat, St. Matthews Baptist Church, 6pm-8pm.

Fall Festival, Westport Road Baptist Church, 6pm-8pm.

Sweet Treat, Connection Church, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Trick or Treat Community Event, Amvets Post 9, 6pm-9pm.

Trick or Treat at the Market – Logan St. Market, 4pm-9pm. 


November 2

Trunk-or-Treat at the Buechel Train Depot, 3-6pm.

Annual Trick or Treat/Pancake Breakfast Event, 10am-12pm.


Looking for fun with your older kids? Take a look at our Fright Guide.

Looking for some tips on safety for Halloween? Here is a great guide to help you out. 

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