Halloween Events around Louisville
Happy Halloween! Please enjoy this list of Louisville-area Halloween events for families and children.
This Halloween Events post for Louisville is being updated for 2020.
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.
Remember, for 2020, individual locales will make decisions about 2020. Cities, neighborhoods, businesses may make adjustments to trick-or-treating!
Click here for indoor trick or treating events. (pending updates for 2020)
Click here for updated trick or treat times/dates (pending updates for 2020)
What about Kids Eat Free deals for Halloween? – click here. (pending updates for 2020)
Throughout the season: Haunted attractions are abundant. Click here for a list of options if you have older kids that are ready to scream.
All Halloween events listed below are TBD for 2020 unless otherwise noted.
Throughout the Season
NOT DECORATING for 2020. Halloween on Hillcrest is a legendary street for decorations in the Ville. For 2020, the residents have decided not to decorate in their normal fashion in order to not attract crowds. Check back in 20202. 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. TBD
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. TBD
Wednesdays in October: Kentucky Derby Museum offers a Horses & Haunts Tour. Check with them for Covid-19 updates.
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.TBD
CONFIRMED FOR 2020: The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular will be taking place for 2020. Click the image above for all of the details.
CONFIRMED FOR 2020: Blue’s Light Show is going to be putting on a Halloween light show display for everyone. They have done wonderful light shows for Christmas and to lift spirits during the pandemic and now they are going to add Halloween!
CONFIRMED: Louisville Zoo BOO at the Zoo! Starting Members tickets are now on sale for! Oct. 1 – 30, Thursday through Sunday nights. Non-member Boo at the Zoo tickets will be available starting Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. Trick-or-treating will be offered for kids 11 and under. To help us prevent the spread of COVID-19, all guests over the age of 5 must wear a mask to enter the route. Kiddos will receive a small sealed treat bag at each booth. Socially distanced photo opportunities with your favorite costumed characters. You will purchase tickets for a specified timeframe.
Tickets: Tickets are $12.50 for non-members (both adults and children) and $6 for members (both adults and children). Children 2 and under are free and do not require a ticket. Tickets include Boo at the Zoo admission, parking, Spooktacular Carousel, “not-so itsy bitsy” Spider House and the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow attraction.
Halloween guests can begin entering the Zoo at their selected times, starting at 5 p.m. The trick-or-treat route closes at 10 p.m.
CONFIRMED for 2020: The Parklands is hosting “creature feature” movies and other Halloween movie events. Read the details for each event because some movies are not intended for kids. Details here.
All Halloween events listed below are TBD for 2020 unless otherwise noted.
In order by date (based on past years)
CONFIRMED FOR 2020: The Autumn Express at Kentucky Railway Museum. Pumpkin picking, a magic show, and a scavenger hunt.
NOT YET LISTED ON THEIR WEBSITE for 2020: 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.
Oldham County Halloween & Safety Fest – 4pm-7pm, Oldham County Fairgrounds. TBD
CANCELLED FOR 2020: 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!
CANCELLED FOR 2020 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.
DRIVE THRU for 2020 DETAILS COMING SOON: 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 TBD
CONFIRMED for 2020: Trunk or Treat at Sauerback Drive-in. October 24 6:30-11pm. Movie at 7:30pm. $20 per car! This includes Trunk or Treating and two family friendly Halloween Movies!
CONFIRMED FOR 2020: Autumn Outdoor Adventure at O’Bannon Woods State Park, October 31. $7 for Indiana residents and $9 for out of state. Scavenger hunt, hay rides, live music and more
CONFIRMED FOR 2020: Halloween Show in Corydon, October 31. $12 for Adults, $7 for kids ages 6-12, Free for kids under the age of 6.
ALL ITEMS BELOW WILL BE UPDATES VERY SOON! (I have to go cook dinner LOL)
Halloween at South Harrison Park. Camping weekend in Harrison County, IN.
Weekend of activities for campers: A Haunting Good Time at Charlestown State Park
Halloween at Buffalo Trace Park. Camping weekend in Harrison County, IN.
Corn Island Storytelling Festival, 7:30pm, Blackacre State Nature Preserve
Halloween Spooktacular with Louisville Orchestra, 10am-noon.
Germantown Trunk or Treat, 7pm-9pm.
Sunfish Pumpkin Regatta, Louisville Sailing Club, 4pm.
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.
Creepy Things at Idlewild Butterfly Farm, 6pm both days.
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.
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.
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.
Free Creek Family Fall Festival, 5pm-8pm.
Kidabalou 2019 – 6:30pm-9pm
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.