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!
This Halloween Events post for Louisville is constantly being updated for 2023. 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 that individual locales will make decisions about 2023. Cities, neighborhoods, businesses may make adjustments to trick-or-treating!
What about Kids Eat Free deals for Halloween? – click here. (pending updates for 2023 if businesses make the same offers)
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Throughout the Season
Louisville Halloween presents the Ultimate Halloween Fest! Also known as the Louisville Halloween Parade & Festival, Ultimate Halloween Parade & Festival is Louisville, Kentucky’s largest and longest running Halloween season celebration. The event’s crown jewel is the Louisville Halloween Parade, celebrating 20 years of Halloween seasons. October 26-29th at Lynn Family Stadium
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 1am. Sep 15, 2023 – Nov 4th, 2023. Best for older teens
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. Most participating homeowners start decorating in early October and are fully decorated by the middle of the month. It is typically more crowded on the weekend than during the week. There are no set times, but it is best to come before 10pm to ensure the lights are still on in the yards. Parking is available on Hillcrest or any of the side streets.
Hillview Holiday Display – Their Halloween display is up and running to drive by and see! They will also be doing their 2nd Annual Scareforth Drive Haunt on Saturday October 28th and Tuesday October 31st from 5:00 to 9:30pm. Just like last year the walkthrough is free, but they will be collecting non perishable food items to Dare to care food bank.
Baxter Avenue Morgue – September 22nd – October 31st, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Haunted Hotel – Fridays and Saturdays in September, Friday-Sundays in October.
Danger Run – September 28-October 31
The Spirits of LaGrange Ghost Tour every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from September 28th-October 28th. Discover the strange things that happen in La Grange, a historic city founded in 1827 that has a train that runs down Main Street. Watch for ghost sightings along this candlelit outdoor walk that takes you inside some of our oldest buildings and down the famous Alley Loop.
Pumpkins at Kentucky Kingdom – By day, fly through the crisp October air on world-class rides, savor tasty autumn treats and discover new fall fun around every corner. After dark, watch the park transform into a whimsical wonderland of larger-than-life glow with towering pumpkin sculptures, illuminating experiences and glowing orange gourds lighting the way for endless fall family fun, like trick-or-treating and carnival games. September 30-October 29, weekends.
Waverly Hills Tours – Various days, check their website for more details
The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is back to a walking tour in 2023 and opens at dusk. October 3-31 at Iroquois Park. Guests are treated to an organic art gallery of more than 5,000 artistically carved pumpkins in themed settings. This family-friendly event has become an annual tradition for thousands, who come back each year to experience a variety of themed vignettes, set to music. October 24th is Sensory Night (5:30pm). Join them for a special sensory-friendly an hour before the event opens to the public: designed for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to enjoy while it is still light outside.
Louisville Boo at the Zoo: September 30th-October 29th, 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. Your party price includes ALL Boo at the Zoo rides, attractions and parking! Enjoy a spin on the Spooktacular Carousel. Get up close to REAL creepy crawlies at the walk-through, free-crawling “not-so-itsy-bitsy” Spider House. Hear the tale of the legendary Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow
Tickets: Tickets are $13.50 for non-members (both adults and children) and $7.00 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 $11.50 and are available starting September 24th. October 19th is allergy friendly night.
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.
Sunny Acres Farm Pumpkin Festival Admission is $5 per person. Hayrides, petting zoo, bounce houses and pumpkin carving stations– all weather permitting. October 21 & 22nd.
Halloween in Brown Park will be held on October 21st from 11:00am – 3:00pm!
Trick or Treat at the Ballpark, October 21st 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 5:00-7:30 PM as participating sponsors will be set up with treats for the children.
- Kids (3-12): $5 ($7.50 day-of)
- Adults (General Admission): $7.50 ($10 day-of)
- Kids 2 and under are free!
- Trick-or-Treat: 5:00 PM
- Movie Time: 7:30 PM
- Movie: Monsters Inc.
Headless Horseman Hayride and Spooky Stories Walking Tour, October 21st at Blackacre. 7:00pm-9:00pm.
Halloween Bash – October 21st, Beechmont Community Center, 5:00-7:00pm. This is a FREE, family friendly event that will include a costume contest, haunted hallway, candy giveaways and much more enterainment!
Trunk or Treat at Cardinal Stadium – October 22nd, 4:00-6:00pm. Dress up, receive awesome candy, play fun games, and win fun prizes! Bronze Lot
Truck & Treat: Southend Proud – October 22nd, 6:00-8:00pm. Located at Stomping Grounds Coffee Co.
Tailgate Treats – October 22nd, 5:00-7:00pm, Middletown Christian Church. This is a free, safe community event. They will have food trucks with food for purchase, inflatables, and plenty of candy.
Drive thru Trick or Treat at Farnsley-Moremen Landing on October 25th from 5:30pm – 7:00pm.
Haunted Heritage Camping Weekend at Lanesville Heritage Park: Join us for the 4th annual Haunted Heritage Event Friday October 27 – Sunday October 29. Featuring: Trick or Treating, Food Trucks, Hay Rides, and more.
Real Haunted Happenings, Dark Corners of Corydon: Discover spooky and grim locations in historic downtown Corydon during this hour-long lantern-guided walking tour. Hear stories and legends of historic events that gives insight to the spirits thought to roam Corydon when the sun goes down. Recommended for ages 13+. October 27th & 28th at 8:00pm and 9:00pm (registration required).
Kids 12 and Under Halloween Party at Mike Linnig’s Retaurant on October 28th, 5-9pm.
Fright Fair on Spring Street – October 28th, 12:00-6:00pm, This FREE and Family Friendly Event will have over one 30 artisan booths, live music, beer, and grub. They will close the street from 12-6 to allow for shopping, trick-or-treating, street magic, face painting, aerial performances, and more!
Pumpkinfest 2023 – October 28th, 11:00am-1:00pm, Pavilion on the Square @ 10434 Watterson Trail
Free Family-Friendly Event. There will be trick or treating with local businesses, music and more!
Middletown’s Annual Trick or Treat, October 28th, 10am-12pm. Free trick or treating for children 12 and under, bounce houses, music, a booth decorating contest, and more.
Halloween MAINia in La Grange from 11am-3pm on October 28th. 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 Kids Cruise – Belle of Louisville, October 29th. This spooky (not scary!) family cruise departs at 1 P.M. and returns at 3 P.M. Halloween costumes and period apparel are encouraged for this Halloween cruise, but not required.
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. As always it’s FREE and great for all ages. Saturday, October 21st & 28th and Tuesday, October 31st.
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.
Trunk or Treat event at Fern Creek Christian Church on Sunday, October 29th 5:00pm-7:00pm.
Crestwood United Methodist Church – Trunk or Treat, October 29th at 6:00pm.
Events listed below have not yet been updated for 2023.
Creepy Things at Idlewild Butterfly Farm – October 22nd & 29th, 6:00-10:00pm. Join us at Idlewild Butterfly Farm for CREEPY THINGS! Butterflies are out of season so it’s time for spiders, scorpions, and other creepy crawlers!
Homerun Halloween at Louisville Slugger Museum, Activities taking place throughout the day include candy handouts, a balloon artist, mini-bat decorating, a mini-pumpkin giveaway and more. All kids that go through our factory tour will receive a limited edition Halloween mini-bat. Kids in costume can get free admission by purchasing tickets at tickets.sluggermuseum.com and using the promo code BOO2022 at checkout.
Big Four Boo Fest – October 24th, 5:00-7:00pm, Enjoy games, music, food trucks and more at Big Four Station Park, FREE
Halloween Doggy Parade, October 29th – 3:00pm – 8:00pm. Enjoy a day of fun in Beechmont with our second annual Doggy Parade, followed by a festival on Woodlawn Avenue including live music, food trucks, vendors, and more!
Jucy’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Q – October 30th, from 5:00-7:00pm. We can’t wait to see all the kiddos. We will be dressed up, ready to go, with candy, goodie bags, face painting, and free hot dogs and chips
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.