Halloween Events around Louisville
Happy Halloween! Please enjoy this list of Louisville-area Halloween events for families and children.
Louisville loves Halloween. There are so many events for kids of all ages and many are free. We even have a Halloween parade!
The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is back to a walking tour for 2021. Click the image above for all of the details.
This Halloween Events post for Louisville is constantly being updated for 2021. Check back often!
Trunk or treat events are also popular and abundant. We have a post dedicated just for those, click here for that info!
For spooky and fun decorated yards to go see, scroll down to the section for Halloween Weekend
Remember, for 2021, individual locales will make decisions about 2021. Cities, neighborhoods, businesses may make adjustments to trick-or-treating!
What about Kids Eat Free deals for Halloween? – click here. (pending updates for 2021 if businesses make the same offers)
StageOne has a post about how to make edible stage blood, check it out.
Throughout the Season
Louisville Halloween is excited to announce a six-week Halloween Festival called ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN FEST taking place at two locations. The festival will run Fridays and Saturdays September 24th through October 23rd at Pope Lick Park and October 29th -31st at Paristown. Attractions for all ages include the Legend at Pope Lick Haunted Woods, Jack Lantern’s Light Show, Rocky Horror Picture Show with a Shadow Cast, Scary Movies on the big screen, Oktoberfest Beer Garden, and much more. Ultimate Halloween Fest will also feature live performances nightly by the Crashers, Cirque Legende, and more. They also recently announced the addition of Balloon Glow on Friday, October 22nd at Pope Lick
Homerun Halloween at Louisville Slugger Museum, Trick or treat yo’ self! Beginning October 10th, Sundays in October will be fangtastic with half-off kids admission, special-edition mini bats and pre-packaged candy.
The American HorrorPlex: Walk through the rusted and ramshackle gates to enter the Louisville area’s award winning haunted attraction. Screams fill the air as you wait your turn to explore the haunted halls, wander through a maze of maniacs, and try to escape with your mind and soul intact. Open every Friday and Saturday night, from 8pm until 2am. Sep 17, 2021 – Oct 30th, 2021. Best for older children
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. For 2021: Some homeowners will be decorating but not as many as normal. There will NOT be a street wide trick or treat on Halloween night due to a construction project by Louisville Water Company blocking traffic.
Thursdays 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.
Creepy Things Evening Tours at Idlewild. This 30-45 minute tour takes you behind the scenes of a Butterfly Farm where butterflies are raised, and includes Idlewild’s USDA Containment Facility with a variety of insects both exotic and local. Guided by a degreed Entomologist you can get up close with lots of cool bugs and learn all about their interesting life cycles and habits. October 22, 28, 29, 30. Tickets required.
Waverly Hills will not have a haunted house but has added more dates for tours and overnights. Tickets available.
The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is back to a walking tour for 2021. Click the image above for all of the details.
Blue’s Light Show (4602 Glenna Way) is putting on a Halloween light show display for everyone. Show days & times are as followed: Wednesdays and Sundays 7:30pm-9:30pm. Fridays & Saturdays 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.
Louisville Boo at the Zoo: Oct. 1 – 30, Thursday through Sunday nights. Boo at the Zoo is rain or shine, no refunds or exchanges. To help manage attendance, all tickets must be purchased in advance on their website. Masks are strongly encouraged for this after-hours event and are required in all indoor areas, including restaurants and restrooms, for age guests 5 and older. Tickets are on sale now.
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. Meijer Anytime Tickets are $10.50 and are available starting September 26th.
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.
Sunfish Pumpkin Regatta, Louisville Sailing Club, October 16-17th.
Sunny Acres Farm Pumpkin Festival Admission is $5 per person. Hayrides, petting zoo, bounce houses and pumpkin carving stations– all weather permitting. October 16th and 17th.
Oldham County Halloween event. Oldham County Halloween – October 17th, Wendell Moore Park, walk through
Halloween in Highview Park October 17th, 5pm to 8pm. We look forward to meeting the community and can’t wait to see the kids in their costumes. Organized by the 7th Division, LMPD.
Jack O Lantern Stroll benefiting Dreams with Wings, October 22nd. 6:00-9:00pm at St. Francis of Assisi.
Shively Christian Church Trunk or Treat, October 22nd from 7:00-8:00pm.
Trick or Treat at the Ballpark, October 22nd at Louisville Slugger Field. Come out in costume and enjoy a different Halloween experience in a safe, family-friendly environment. Kids may trick-or-treat on the concourse from 6:30-8:00 PM as participating sponsors will be set up with treats for the children. All attendees are welcome to stay for a special movie showing of Hocus Pocus on our huge high-definition video boards beginning at 8:00 PM.
Trunk or Treat at Shively Christian Church, October 22nd from 7:00-8:00pm.
Weekend of activities for campers October 22-24: A Haunting Good Time at Charlestown State Park
Halloween in Brown Park will be held on October 23rd from 11:00am – 3:00pm!
Middletown’s Annual Trick or Treat, October 23rd from 10:00am-12:00pm. Free trick or treating for children 12 and under, bounce houses, music, a booth decorating contest, and more.
Spooky Make-Up for Teens at the Northeast Library. Up your costume game and learn how to create incredible make up effects from a University of Louisville theatrical make up artist. October 23rd from 1:00-3:00pm
Spooky Saturday at the Library: October 23rd, Get excited for Halloween with stories, crafts and activities. Ages 3-8, 10:30-11:30am, Cresent Hill Library.
Nightmare in NULU: October 23rd, businesses will be passing out candy from Muth’s and non-candy gift bags sponsored by Six Sisters Boutique, while supplies lasts.
This is a kid friendly event. Costumes are encouraged, as are masks for any indoor traffic. 12:00 – 4:00pm.
All Hallows Eve Celebration, October 23rd from 5:00-8:00pm at the New Albany Shoreline. Trunk or treating, ghost stories, a magician and more!
Halloween Decor-Latern Making at Kentucky Science Center, October 23rd at 1:00pm. Show your creative side as you design, build, decorate your own Halloween décor. Then use it to light the night this Halloween season! Open to ages 8+. Please note that one adult is required to attend the workshop for every two children. Fee is required.
Trunk of Treat with Kentucky MENTOR Foster Care, October 23rd from 2:00-5:00pm. Join us for a community Trunk or Treat! Come learn about foster care all while enjoying some Halloween treats! We hope to see you there!
Trunk or Treat at Sauerback Drive-in. October 16th and 23rd 6:30-9:30pm. $25 per car! This includes Trunk or Treating and a family friendly Halloween Movie!
It’s BAAACK! Mark your calendars for Water Works Haunted Carwash, Oct. 22 & 23 and Oct. 28, 29, 30 from 5-10pm at our Prospect location. Free to Fast Pass Members, and only $20 per vehicle for non-members. Buy an unlimited plan now and you’ll get in FREE,
Halloween Party at Mike Linnig’s Retaurant on October 23rd (2:00 – 6:00pm) and 30th (5:00-9:00pm). Located at the Pavilion.
Headless Horseman Hayride and Spooky Stories Walking Tour, October 23rd at Blackacre. 7:30pm-9:30pm.
Trunk or Treat with AMVETS Post 61 on October 23rd from 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Dress up your vehicles, dress in costume, hand out candy to kids. Car clubs are welcome.
BIG Church Trunk or Treat, October 23rd from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Candy, games, chili cook-off, hot chocolate, and more!
Crestwood United Methodist Church – Trunk or Treat, October 24th at 5:00-7:00pm.
St. Anthansius Trunk or Treat, October 24th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Wear your costume, decorate your trunk and join us for a scary good time!
Join Sojourn East for games, candy, and food on Sunday October 24 from 4-6pm on our lawn. Activities for ALL ages: bingo, cake walk, fire pits with s’mores, bounce houses (including one for TEENS), games, trunks with candy, FREE food, and a big giveaway! EVERYTHING is FREE!
Trunk or Treat returns to Middletown United Methodist Church October 24th! This is a fun, FREE, safe and family friendly event where kids and those young at heart can trick or treat out of decorated trunks. So get your costumes ready and come out for a fun evening. 4:00-5:30pm.
Hayride on the Hill, October 24th from 3:30pm – 6:30pm at Cherokee Park. Live music, kids free play experience, and guided hayrides around the park.
Fest-O-Ween at Paddock Shops, October 24th from 2:00-4:00pm. Enjoy trick-or-treating, children’s activities and a FREE pumpkin with a $10 receipt from any Paddock Shops retailer (while supplies last).
Jeffersonville Parks & Recreation will host Big Four Boo Fest from 5-9pm at Big 4 Station park in Jeffersonville on Monday, October 25th! Trick or treating, food trucks, games, and more. Distancing and masks are strongly encouraged.
Come have a spooky time at PRP’s first Trunk or Treat! Event will be held on the track of our football field. One non perishable food item or $1 per child for entry. 5:30-7:30pm
Trunk or Treat South End – Join us for a Spooky-Good Time as Christi’s Cafe, The Locker Room, and Derby City Pizza host a fun, family-friendly Halloween event. Come hang with us from 5-7pm and get the kiddos loaded up with plenty of candy and fun. October 26
Join Morning Fork for a Halloween Brunch, October 27-31st. From 7am to 3pm they will have our full menu with Special Pumpkin Spice Pancakes, Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls and Halloween Cocktails with fun decorations, Hocus Pocus and costumes! Kid Friendly
Drive thru Trick or Treat at Farnsley-Moremen Landing on October 27th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
Trunk or Treat event at Fern Creek Christian Church on Wednesday, October 27th 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Exodus Family Ministries – Community Trunk or Treat, October 27th from 6:00-8:00pm
Trick-or-Treat at the Village-October 28th from 5:00-7:00pm. Westport Village
DIY Gingerbread Haunted Houses, October 28th at the Southwest Library. Build your own spooky haunted house using our graham crackers, icing, and trick or treat candy! Registration required. 4:00-5:00pm
Halloween Party at Iroquois Library, October 28th, 6:30-7:30pm. Mr. Moustache Magic Show! Fun, silly and thoroughly entertaining! All Ages
Jeffersontown Rehabilitation Trunk or Treat-October 28th from 6:00-8:00pm.
Trick or Treats at the Northeast Library on Friday, October 29th from 6:00-8:00pm. Show off your costume and come out for treats, games, stories, activities and more! There will be a costume contest.
Zombies have invaded the Library! It’s time to test your survival skills and see if you can survive a Zombie invasion. Participants will engage in a game of Zombie throughout the entire library—looking for rations and supplies to help them survive as they evade the zombies. Northeast Library, October 29th from 8:30-10:00pm.
Haunted Heritage Camping Weekend at Lanesville Heritage Park: Join us for the 2nd annual Haunted Heritage Event Friday October 29 – Sunday October 31. Featuring: Trick or Treating, Food Trucks, Hay Rides, Halloween movie the 29th and so much more!
Join us along with Kaiman & Crahan, Harbor House, Q103.1, and Mix 106.9 for our Drive Thru Trunk or Treat Event! This event will take place on October 29th from 4:30 – 9:00pm at Harbor House in Louisville.
Just like last year, Zoneton Fire Department will be going to neighborhoods to pass out candy, October 27th – 29th. Check their Facebook page for specific times/locations. They are acception candy donations as well.
Trunk or Treat – New Albany annual event is back. October 29th, 6:00pm, at New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater. Bring the whole family out for games, bounce houses and inflatables, a climbing rock wall, lazer tag, and trick or treating! Be sure to stick around after the trick or treating ends for a showing of Halloween time favorite HOCUS POCUS!
Drive In in the Park, October 29th from 5:00pm-9:00pm at Skyview Park. Join us for a frighteningly good time with a showing of ‘Hocus Pocus’ for our last Drive In in the Park of the season with a costume contest before the film! *Date has changed to October 30th due to weather!
Valley Sports Trunk or Treat and Vendor Fair – October 29th starting at 6:00pm.
HLBC Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 29th at 6:30pm!
OCTOBER 30 & 31 2021
Check out The Boneyard KY – It’s in the Camden Manor neighborhood of Crestwood (5305 Old Herring Place) and bigger and better than ever! The yard display will be up with an all new light show and we will be doing the indoor walk through haunted house as well. We should be running for 3 nights. Oct 29, 30 and 31st! As always it’s FREE and great for all ages.
SPOOKY!!!!! Check out a bunch of spooky yards in Jeffersonville! Jeffersonville Parks has put together a helpful list so you can drive around and find them all. Click here.
And, here’s another great house to find. It’s in Lyndon on Fairmeadows Lane. This one is even fun to see during the day. Swing by in your car and check it out.
The Spirits of LaGrange Ghost Tour is a two-hour candlelit walking tour on October 30th and 31st. 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.
Pumpkinfest – October 30th from 11:00am – 1:00pm. Pavilion on the Square (Farmers Market Pavilion) FREE
Weekend Burgers – October 30th from 11:00am-7:00pm. We will have treats for little ones and if you come in costume get 10% off your meal! Valid in store only
Beechmont Baseball Trunk or Treat, October 30th at Beechmont Ball Park, starting at 5:00pm
Celebrating Día de Muertos, Día de los Difuntos, Day of the Dead in Louisville, Kentucky. October 30th, at Fourth Street Live! from 2:00 until 5:30pm. Music, food, children’s hands-on activities, and short films celebrating life and loved ones
Spooky Food Science, October 30th, Learn different ways to play with your food, turning liquids into gases and solids, properties of yeast, and microwave cooking! All experiments will have a vegan-friendly option. 2:00-3:00pm, Highlands/Shelby Park Library
Halloween Hunt – EP Tom Sawyer State Park, October 30th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm. Bring the whole family and hunt for Halloween treats! You’ll use a GPS enabled device to input coordinates, which will lead you to various locations on the park. Each location will have a Halloween character that you’ll have to find and once you find all of the characters, return to the activities building to claim your treat bag! $5/person, cash only please
South Oldham Rotary scavenger hunt. October 30th at 9:30am
Southeast Family YMCA Trunk or Treat, October 30th starting at 4:00pm. Games, candy, prizes, and more!
Storytellers is back at Stage One and it’s spooky!On October 30th, we’ll be gathering for the interactive, engaging storytime series that incorporates music, movement, reading and acting to help kids ages eighteen months to eight years develop the building blocks to literacy and a lifelong love of theatre. ROOM ON THE BROOM, VUNCE UPON A TIME and GHOSTS IN THE HOUSE will be brought to life by our Storytellers artists! Costumes are encouraged! PLUS – this year: Join a community Trunk or Treat in the parking lot from 10:45am-1pm featuring friends from UofL African American Theatre Program Louisville Central Community Center @KMAC Museum Louisville Free Public Library, AMPED, Redline Performing Arts, Girl Scouts and more!
Halloween MAINia in La Grange from 11am-3pm on October 30th. We will have booths with activities and the Candy Swap Shop for children who need to can swap out their candy for other treats.
Halloween Night Hike at Louisville Nature Center, October 30th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. This Halloween weekend, throw on a trail friendly costume and explore our mysterious forest at night as we search for nocturnal forest friends. This is an all ages program!
Pumpkin Painting Contest, October 30th at Union 15-South End, 1:00-3:00pm. You bring the pumpkin, they have the rest. Giveaways, prizes, and more!
Join Minnie’s Pizza and Paint Shop for pre-stenciled Halloween paintings and Spooky wooden magnets + take home a treat bag on October 30th! 4:00-8:00pm
Spooky Paint Pouring at the Kentucky Science Center, October 30th at 1:00pm. Explore the world of pour art in this classic MakerPlace Workshop with a Halloween twist! Discover the different techniques and additives used to change the viscosity and behaviors of acrylic-based paint (including glow-in-the-dark and UV-reactive selections!) as you create your own spooky canvas. Open to ages 8+. Please note that one adult is required to attend the workshop for every two children. Fee is required.
Halloween Hoopla, October 30th from 3:00-6:00pm. Trick or treating and live performances (by ACT Louisville Productions) will take place at St. Matthew’s Station, 3900 Shelbyville Rd.
Haunted Walk Through, October 30th from 5:00-10:00pm. 831 Hillview blvd, 5pm – 9pm. 30 plus Animatronics, fog machines, candy and Halloween music!
Real Haunted Happenings, Dark Corners of Corydon: Explore spooky and sometimes grim history during a lantern-guided tour of historic downtown Corydon. Visit a variety of locations, including the Capitol and the Governor’s Headquarters where guides will share stories of unexplained happenings in the 200-year-old buildings. October 30th at 8:00pm and 9:30pm (registration required).
Trick or Treat at the Track – October 31st, starting at 11:30am. Churchill Downs and our charitable partners invite little ghouls and goblins to Trick-or-Treat at the Track during Family Adventure Day presented by Kroger.
All Halloween events listed below are TBD for 2021 unless otherwise noted.
CANCELLED FOR 2021: 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 2021 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.
CANCELLED for 2021: 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 ITEMS BELOW WILL BE UPDATED IF THEY ARE TAKING PLACE!
Drive-thru Trunk or Treat at Adventure Christian Church October 25 from 2-4pm.
Drive Thru Trunk or Treat open to anyone. Harbor House October 30, 4:30-7:30pm.
Springdale Community Church Trunk or Treat. October 30, 6-9pm – followed by a movie.
Drive-thru Trunk or Treat with Jefferson County Fire Department. October 30 6-9pm. McNeely Lake Park, enter via Price Lane.
California Park Halloween, 2pm-4:30pm.
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.
Halloween Parade in Downtown Corydon: October 24 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Free
Germantown Trunk or Treat, 7pm-9pm.
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.
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.
5th Annual Fall Festival – St. Paul Baptist Church at Shively Heights
Halloween Bash – Paint Spot, 6-10pm
Drive-thru Trunk or Treat at Adventure Christian Church October 25 from 2-4pm.
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.
FUN-O-WEEN – Main Event
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.
Sweet Treat, Connection Church, 6:30pm-9:30pm.
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.