Halloween Events around Louisville

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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 2022. 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 WeekendHalloween


Remember that individual locales will make decisions about 2022. Cities, neighborhoods, businesses may make adjustments to trick-or-treating!

What about Kids Eat Free deals for Halloween?  – click here. (pending updates for 2022 if businesses make the same offers)

StageOne has a post about how to make edible stage blood, check it out

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This Louisville institution is AMAZING for Halloween shopping!


 

Throughout the Season

 

Louisville Halloween presents the Ultimate Halloween Fest! ONE incredible Halloween season packed with fun of all kinds. Events will take place starting September 30th and will run through October 30th and will be located in three locations. Fridays and Saturdays at Pope Lick Park includes (but not limited to) Oktoberfest and Great Pumpkin Night, Saturdays (and also Oct 28-30) at Paristown including (but not limited to) concerts by The Blues Brothers and The Crashers, and Lynn Family Stadium on October 27 & 28 for the Halloween Balloon Glow! Tickets are on sale now.

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 16, 2021 – Oct 29th, 2021Best 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.

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. 

Hillview Holiday Display – 2022 Halloween Display, 5pm to 11pm through 10/31

Baxter Avenue Morgue – September 23rd – October 31st 

Haunted Hotel – Sundays in September, Friday-Sundays in October 

Danger Run – September 30-October 31

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. Weekends in October.

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. Dates to be determined for 2022

Waverly Hills Haunted House Tours – September 30-October 30, Friday and Saturdays

October Spooktacular Movie Series – Louisville Palace, October 7 (Hocus Pocus), October 14 (Ghostbusters), October 29 (Rocky Horror Picture Show). 7:30pm, tickets available now

The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is back to a walking tour in 2022 and opens at dusk. October 4-31 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 (5:30-6:30pm). Join us 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: 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. To help provide social distancing and to reduce contact, there will be a limited number of treat booths throughout the Zoo. This year, rather than receiving one treat per booth, kids 11 and under will receive multiple treats at each station! Tickets are on sale now.

Tickets: Tickets are $13.00 for non-members (both adults and children) and $6.50 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 $11.00 and are available starting September 25th.

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 30th & October 1st and October 7 & 8. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $15.- Literally, A Haunted House at Culbertson Mansion in New Albany. 
 
Continuing its tradition of a fall site-specific production for Halloween, utilizing silent disco headphone technology, audience members will travel throughout an interactive experience inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Kentucky Shakespeare commissioned playwrights Diana Grisanti and Steve Moulds to create this hour-long sensory experience, conceived by the pair with director Matt Wallace. Enter Ghost, October 5-30, 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 23rd. Tickets available on site during open hours. Purchase tickets online 24/7!
 
In order by date 
 
Screen Print Candy Bags, October 1st at the Kentucky Science Center, 1:00pm. Create the perfect candy bag this spooky season as you learn the art of screen printing. From digital design to final product, our educators will lead you through the entire process. Open to ages 8+. Please note that one adult is required to attend the workshop for every two children. Fee is required.
 
The Haunted Hike – October 2, 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.
 
City of Lyndon’s Fall Festival – October 2, 2-6pm, Robsion Park. Pumpkin Patch, Bouncies, Food, Music and more!
 
4th Annual Monster Mash – October 8th, inflatables during games, costumed themed ball games, trick or treat trail, and haunted trail.
 
HalloQueen Fest – October 8 at American Turners. PRIDE Halloween Street Fair celebrates our community and promotes acceptance for all people. Will feature Thrilling Entertainment, Including Local, Regional, 100+ Vendors Booths Haunted Carnival Midway, NEW HalloQueen Fest Street Fair, PLUS SO MUCH MORE! 12pm-12am
 
Haunted House Diorama – October 8th at 1:00pm, Show your creative side as you design, build, decorate your own haunted house diorama complete with LED votive. 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.
 
DIY Gingerbread Haunted House – October 10, 2:00-3:00pm at Southwest Library. Build your own spooky haunted house using our graham crackers and trick or treat candy! Call 502-933-0029 to register for this free program. One per family; space is limited.
 
Park Community Credit Union & FEAT of Louisville present the 6th annual Trunk or Treat for Special Needs. This FREE event will be filled with festive decorations, costumes and plenty of treats. We welcome all special needs individuals and their families to join in on the fun. No matter your age or ability, this event is for you! October 15th, 3:00-7:00pm
 
Spooky Paint Pouring – Explore the world of pour art in this classic MakerPlace Workshop at Kentucky Science Center 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. October 15th, 1:00pm
 
Spooky Food Science – October 15, 2:00-3:00pm, Highlands/Shelby Park Library. Join us in the Teen Outpost to create a hauntingly delicious meal just in time for Halloween! Open to teens 10-19.
 
Annual Victorian Ghost Walk – 3 days only, October 14, 15, and 16th. 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.

Sunfish Pumpkin Regatta, Louisville Sailing Club, October 15-16.

Sunny Acres Farm Pumpkin Festival  Admission is $5 per person. Hayrides, petting zoo, bounce houses and pumpkin carving stations– all weather permitting. October 15th and 16th. 12:00-6:00pm each day

Trunk or Treat at Sauerback Drive-in. October 15th and 29th 6:30. $25 per car! This includes Trunk or Treating and a family friendly Halloween Movie!

Kids Only Club – Hallowen Movie & Craft – October 20th, 4:30-5:30pm, Fairdale Library. Join us for our weekly after school program where we explore video games, STEM related-activities, movies and more. Ages 6 – 12

Drop-in Pumpkin Decorating – October 20th, 10:00am-6:30pm, South Central Library. Drop in to pick a pumpkin for decorating. We will have various pumpkin decorating options and stations for you to choose from including painting, stickers, gluing, and carving. All ages are welcome! Carving tools will be limited to ages 13+.

2nd Annual Shelby Park Pumpkin Patch, October 21st from 5:00-8:00pm. 
 
Jack O Lantern Stroll benefiting Dreams with Wings, October 21st. 6:00-9:00pm at St. Francis of Assisi.
 
Weekend of activities for campers October 21-23: A Haunting Good Time at Charlestown State Park
 
Fall Festival – October 21st, 6:30pm. Food, candy, bounce houses, games, and more. 5801 Greenwood Rd.

Pumpkin Painting – October 22, 2:00-3:00pm, Southwest Library. Have a snack and paint a pumpkin to take home! Call 933-0029 to register

Headless Horseman Hayride and Spooky Stories Walking Tour, October 22nd at Blackacre. 7:00pm-9:00pm.  

Halloween in Brown Park will be held on October 22nd from 11:00am – 3:00pm!

Middletown’s Annual Trick or Treat, October 22nd with a rain out date of October 29th. Free trick or treating for children 12 and under, bounce houses, music, a booth decorating contest, and more.

Halloween Party at Mike Linnig’s Retaurant on October 22nd, located at the Pavilion. 

Trunk or Treat with AMVETS Post 61 on October 22nd at 1:00pm. Dress up your vehicles, dress in costume, hand out candy to kids. 

Southend Proud Trunk & Treat – October 23rd, 6:00-8:00pm. Stomping Grounds Coffee Co (10019 Dixie Hwy)

Halloween Brunch – Morning Fork, October 26 to October 30, we will be having Halloween brunch. We will have pumpkin spice pancakes caramel apple cinnamon rolls and a witches brew for kids and adults plus our full menu

UofL Women’s Soccer – Free Admission to their game against North Carolina. Senior Day/Trick or Treat in Your Seat, 6:00pm, at Dr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium. October 27

Westport Village Trick or Treat – October 27th, 5-7pm

Halloween Party – October 27th, 6:30-7:30pm, Iroquois Library. Mr. Moustache Magic Show! Fun, silly and thoroughly entertaining! All Ages

Halloween Party/Movie Night – October 27th, 4:30-7:00pm, Western Library. Loads of fun await you at the Halloween Party and Movie Night for Teens. There will be a movie, a craft, a photo booth, and snacks!

Beechmont Youth Sports Trunk or Treat – October 27th, 6:30pm. 

Halloween Teen Night – October 28th, 6:00-8:00pm, Northeast Library. Join us after hours in the library to play our mash up of The Floor is Lava and Capture the Flag meets Zombie Invasion. Must Pre-Register, Limited Supplies. To Register call 502-394-0379 or email NortheastYouthServices@lfpl.org. Ages 12-18

Trick or Treat at the Ballpark, October 28th 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 6:00-8:00 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 Halloweentown on our huge high-definition video boards beginning at 8:00 PM. Adults $5, Kids 12 and under $2. 

Halloween Party – October 29th, 2:00-3:00pm, Shawnee Library. Wear your costume and join us for tricks and treats at our Halloween Party! Ages 0-12.

Trick or Treat Family Storytime – October 29th, 2:00-3:00pm, Southwest Library. Dress in your favorite costume and join us for silly trick or treat stories, fall crafts, activities, and candy!

Khalil’s Trunk or Treat, October 29th from 3:00-6:00pm. 

BIG Church Trunk or Treat, October 29th from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Candy, games, chili cook-off, hot chocolate, and more! 

Haunted Heritage Camping Weekend at Lanesville Heritage Park: Join us for the 3rd annual Haunted Heritage Event Friday October 28 – Sunday October 30. Featuring: Trick or Treating, Food Trucks, Hay Rides, Halloween movie the 29th and so much more!

Hayride on the Hill, October 29th & 30th from 2:30pm – 5:30pm at Shawnee Park (29th) & Cherokee Park (30th). Live music, kids free play experience, and guided hayrides around the park.

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. Registration required by Oct. 26. Recommended for ages 13+. October 29th at 8:00pm and 9:00pm (registration required).

Norton Commons Fall Festival, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, October 29th. Join us for for trick-or-treating, train rides and face painting. There’s fun for all ages and costumes are encouraged!
 
Halloween MAINia in La Grange from 11am-3pm on October 29th. We will have booths with activities and the Candy Swap Shop for children who need to can swap out their candy for other treats. 

 

OCTOBER 30 & 31 2022

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 28th-31st! As always it’s FREE and great for all ages.

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


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.

Trunk or Treat event at Fern Creek Christian Church on Sunday, October 30th 5:00pm-8:00pm.

Crestwood United Methodist Church – Trunk or Treat, October 30th at 5:30-7:00pm.

The Spirits of LaGrange Ghost Tour every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from September 29th-October 31st. 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.

Weekend Burgers Date to be determined: 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

Halloween Doggy Parade, October 30th – 3:00pm – 5:00pm. Dress up your dog. Dress up your kids. Dress up yourself. Join us as we strut our stuff down Southern Parkway between West Woodlawn Avenue and New Cut Road.  
 
Boo Dell at Yew Dell, October 30th, 12pm-2pm. 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. (Children 5 and under are free)
 

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ALL EVENTS BELOW WILL BE UPDATED IF THEY ARE TAKING PLACE!  

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Homerun Halloween at Louisville Slugger Museum, Trick or treat yo’ self! Beginning October will be fangtastic with half-off kids admission, special-edition mini bats and pre-packaged candy.

Thursdays in October: Kentucky Derby Museum offers a Horses & Haunts Tour. Check with them for Covid-19 updates. 

Fall Festival at Logan Street Market, October starting at 1:00pm. Costume contests, tarot card readings, fall foods, and more.

Halloween in Highview Park October, 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.

Nightmare in NULU: October 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  from 5:00-8:00pm at the New Albany Shoreline. Trunk or treating, ghost stories, a magician and more!

It’s BAAACK! Mark your calendars for Water Works Haunted Carwash, Oct. 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

Fest-O-Ween at Paddock Shops, October 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. Trick or treating, food trucks, games, and more. Distancing and masks are strongly encouraged.

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. 

Trick-or-Treat at the Village-October from 5:00-7:00pm. Westport Village

Drive thru Trick or Treat at Farnsley-Moremen Landing on October from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Just like last year, Zoneton Fire Department will be going to neighborhoods to pass out candy. Check their Facebook page for specific times/locations. They are acception candy donations as well.

Drive In in the Park, October 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! 

Halloween Hunt – EP Tom Sawyer State Park, 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 

Roll out to Champ’s Halloween Party We’ve got a family friendly session lined-up with a Balloon Drop, Games, Prizes and more! Wear your favorite costume to receive $3 off the price of admission. 2:00-5:00pm

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