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!
What about Kids Eat Free deals for Halloween? – click here. (pending updates for 2020 if businesses make the same offers)
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All Halloween events listed below are TBD for 2020 unless otherwise noted.
Throughout the Season
CONFIRMED for 2020: Homerun Halloween at Louisville Slugger Museum, October 4-25 every Sunday. 10am-3pm. Kids in costume get a free Halloween mini bats (while supplies last). Kids admission half price with code BOO2020 any day in October.
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.
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: Waverly Hills Haunted Halloween tours. Tickets available. A guided tour & cosplay actors throughout the building.
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 (4602 Glenna Way) is 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! Wednesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm. Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 7:30pm-10:30pm. The last week of October starting the 26th runs everyday from 7pm-10pm until November 1st. Make sure to tune your radio to 91.3FM to hear the music.
CONFIRMED: SOLD OUT 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.
DRIVE THRU for 2020: Jack O Lantern Stroll benefiting Dreams with Wings, OCTOBER 16, 5-8pm, pick up a family fun packages ($20)! Pumpkins, pizza, candy and more. On Friday, October 23, they will have virtual Halloween Party.
CONFIRMED for 2020: Sunfish Pumpkin Regatta, Louisville Sailing Club, October 17 at 4pm.
CONFRIMED for 2020: Oldham County Halloween event. Oldham County Halloween – October 18 4pm-5pm, Wendell Moore Park, drive thru
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.
CONFIRMED for 2020: Weekend of activities for campers October 23: A Haunting Good Time at Charlestown State Park
CONFIRMED for 2020: Nightmare in NULU from October 24 from 1-4pm, participating businesses with be handing out candy from Muth’s Candy. Dress up and trick or treat in Nulu!
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: Haunted Car Wash – See Facebook post below. October 23 & 24 and October 29, 30 & 31, From 5 PM to 10 PM. FREE to Unlimited Wash Plan Customers. Other customers just $20 for scares and FREE candy!
CONFIRMED for 2020: Haunter Park After Dark at Tom Sawyer Park. Find your way through the park using only a map and a GPS device. Bring a flash light. Hunt for nine caches around the park, each with a spooky tale! Each cache will give clues to the “final destination”. This event will be touchless, including the locations/cache points. All CDC Guidelines will be followed! October 24 6 p.m.— 10 p.m., activities building. Open to all ages; ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Also, October 25th “Family Friendly” no jump scares, scariest part will be walking in the dark! Cost: $6 per person
CONFIRMED FOR 2020: Halloween Parade in Downtown Corydon: October 24 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Free
CONFIRMED for 2020: HalloQueen Fest from 12 -7pm. See details via the link. Bring everyone you know! Come dressed with your favorite costume and Participate in our costume contest. Family FUN during the day, Frightful Thrills by Night.
CORFIRMES FOR 2020: Paddock Shops Halloween Fun – October 25 from 1-4pm. Free pumpkins with a $10 receipt from any retailer.
CONFIRMED FOR 2020: Drive-thru Trunk or Treat at Adventure Christian Church October 25 from 2-4pm.
CONFIRMED for 2020: Halloween Mainia in La Grange from 11am-3pm on October 27. Trick of treating on Main street at the shops and activities. This event is free.
CONFIRMED for 2020: Springdale Community Church Trunk or Treat. October 30, 6-9pm – followed by a movie.
CONFIRMED for 2020: HLBC Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 30th from 6:30 to 8! All candy will be safely bagged after washing hands and wearing masks. Families will park and walk by decorated cars (socially distanced) collecting pre-bagged candy. Free admission with registration (scan the QR code on this website to register). Family friendly costumes are encouraged.
CONFIRMED for 2020: Drive-thru Trunk or Treat with Jefferson County Fire Department. October 30 6-9pm. McNeely Lake Park, enter via Price Lane.
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.
CONFIRMED for 2020: Take a Family Boo Cruise on the Mary M. Miller on October 31.
TBD: Pumpkinfest – October 31. This event WILL happen in 2020. Details to come very soon.
CONFIRMED for 2020: Trick or Treat at Derby City Nutrition. October 31, 10am – 1pm.
CONFIRMED for 2020: Halloween Hunt in New Albany – MUSICAL! October 31 from 2-4pm. Musicians stations along stops and go on a scavenger hunt for treats! And, enjoy music along the way.
All Halloween events listed below are TBD for 2020 unless otherwise noted.
In order by date (based on past years)
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.
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
ALL ITEMS BELOW WILL BE UPDATED IF THEY ARE TAKING PLACE!
Corn Island Storytelling Festival, 7:30pm, Blackacre State Nature Preserve
Germantown Trunk or Treat, 7pm-9pm.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Pumpkins, Pipes, and Puppets, Highlands Community Ministries, 2pm-3pm.
Toy Malls Halloween Party, 1pm-4:30pm.
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
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.
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.