Halloween Events around Louisville


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

Halloween events in Louisville

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 in Louisville post 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!

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For spooky and fun decorated yards to go see, scroll down to the section for Halloween Weekend Halloween

Remember that individual locales will make decisions about 2023. Cities, neighborhoods, businesses may make adjustments to trick-or-treating!

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Throughout the Season: Halloween events in Louisville

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, 2023Best 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.

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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.

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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. 

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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

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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.

Open September 29th & 30th and October 6th & 7th. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $15.- Literally, A Haunted House at Culbertson Mansion in New Albany. 
Continuing their Halloween tradition, Kentucky Shakespeare presents the spine-tingling ghost story that kept London’s West End on the edge of its seat for 33 years! Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost novel comes dramatically to life in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation of The Woman in Black. Enter Ghost, October 4-29, times vary by performance.
The Autumn Express at Kentucky Railway Museum. Celebrate Autumn with a scenic train excursion and fun Fall activities. Enjoy the petting zoo, photo opportunities with Spike the Bear, pick a pumpkin from the patch and bounce away the day on the bounce house!
Grim Trails – If you are looking for a scare! (Best for older children ages 12+). 8:00pm-12:00am, Fridays and Saturdays starting on September 22nd. Tickets available on site during open hours or online.
In order by date – Halloween events in Louisville
The Haunted Hike – October 1, 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 – 7 pm.
Fall Festival – October 1st, Robison Park, 2:00-6:00pm. Food trucks, live music, pumpkin patch, and more.
Fall Harvest Festival – Jeptha Creed, October 7th, 12pm-10pm, Live music, local vendors, corn maze, food trucks, and more. Tickets are $10, children 3 years of age and younger do not need a ticket.
Goatman Festival – Friday the 13th, 7:00-11:59pm, FREE outdoor Movie Night and Cryptid Festival at Pope Lick Park
Screen Printing Tote Bags, October 14th at 1pm, Create the perfect candy bag this spooky season as you learn the art of screen printing. 
Fall Festival – October 14th, Bounce Houses, silent auction, costume contest, trick or treating, movie and more at Prairie Village Baseball & Softball.
HalloQueen Fest – October 14th at The American Horror Plex. PRIDE Halloween Street Fair celebrates our community and promotes acceptance for all people. The festival takes place every October. The festival features family-friendly entertainment, including local, regional, and national performers.
Compass Fall Festival – Seneca Park (by the tennis courts), 11am-4pm. Pumpkin patch, bounce house, food trucks, and more!
Sunfish Pumpkin Regatta, Louisville Sailing Club, October 14-15.
Trunk or Treat at Sauerback Drive-in. October 14th and 28th with gates opening at 5:30pm, truck or treating at 5:45pm, and movie starting around 7:00pm. $28 per car! This includes Trunk or Treating and a family friendly Halloween Movie!
Hayride on the Hill, October 15th (Shawnee Park) from 2:30pm – 5:00pm. Live music, kids free play experience, and guided hayrides around the park.
Shelby Park Neighborhood Association – Pumpkin Patch will be Friday, October 20th from 4:00 to 7:00.
Weekend of activities for campers October 20-22: A Haunting Good Time at Charlestown State Park

The Southwest Family YMCA Fall Festival and Car Show is free to the public October 20 from 5-7pm and will feature classic cars and many fun activities such as a trunk or treat, pumpkin patch, and more! No registration needed*
*Those interested in displaying their car in the car show need to register. Early-bird registration is $10 ($15 day of). Car show set up begins at 4pm. 
Jack O Lantern Stroll benefiting Dreams with Wings, October 20th. 6:00-9:00pm at St. Francis of Assisi.
Annual Victorian Ghost Walk – 3 days only, October 20, 21, and 22nd. Part walking tour, part porch play, David Dominé’s Victorian Ghost Walk ® brings together local acting talent to showcase the Old Louisville Preservation District and raise funds for neighborhood organizations.
Woodlawn Halloween Doggie Parade & Street Festival – October 21 from 3-8 p.m. The Doggie Parade kicks off the festivities at 3 p.m. followed by the Street Festival. Come enjoy great music, amazing food, and a variety of vendors while connecting with friends and neighbors at this family friendly event.
Haunted House Infinity Mirrors  – October 21st at 1:00pm, Paint and assemble a laser cut Halloween diorama that captures light reflections between two mirrors, creating an optical illusion that goes on as far as the eye can see.

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 – Halloween events in Louisville – 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. 

Homerun Halloween – October 22nd, 3:00- 6:00pm, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. The theme is still as fang-tastic as ever, with kids in costume getting free admission, while adults are only $5. This year, they are pulling out all the stops to make it a home run of Halloween happenings. Don’t be a scaredy-cat—join us for a wickedly good time! 

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.

Ultimate Halloween Parade and Festival Halloween events in Louisville – October 26-29, Times Vary, Lynn Family Stadium. With this four-day event at Lynn Family Stadium bringing back the traditional sunset parade with the new route ending at Lynn Family Stadium. Visit UltimateHalloweenFest.com for tickets, with this four-day event at Lynn Family Stadium bringing back the traditional sunset parade with the new route ending at Lynn Family Stadium. $30 for adults, $20 for children.

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 27th, 6:00-8:00pm, Veterans Memorial Park (10617 Taylorsville Rd),
Free Family-Friendly Event. There will be trick or treating with local businesses, music and more! Stay after the festivities for a Halloween movie night inside the Jeffersonian for a showing of ‘Hotel Transylvania’ starting at 8 pm!

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.

Trunk or Treat, October 29th, 3:00-5:00pm, 10525 Timberwood Circle (Joe Hayden Real Estate Team). Get ready for a night of frightful fun, where kids can dress up in their favorite costumes and go trick-or-treating from car to car.

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. 

Fairmeadows Lane Halloween House

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.

Boo Dell at Yew Dell – October 29th, 12pm-4pm. Trail-o-Treats, plus activities with our Horticulture Team, live music, and other surprises for the whole family in a non-scary environment. Members are free, non-members have a fee. All tickets must be purchased in advance. 
Boo Fest 2023 – October 30th, 5:00-8:00pm, Big Four Station Park. Trick or treating, food trucks, games, and more.

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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!

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

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