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Louisville Halloween Events and Attractions

In the Louisville area, you will find a great deal of seasonal events and attractions that are for all agres. Louisville offers a huge variety of Halloween events and attractions to visit for the Halloween season. They vary from a Halloween parade to trunk or treating. Louisville certainly has its share of unique Halloween season events. It is a Halloween town like no other! Please leave some feedback about your experience at each Halloween seasonal event. We will post any new Halloween season events and attractions as we find out about them.

Witches Night Out Louisville/KY Expo Center

Witches Night Out is a costume party charity event for women 21 years and older who want to make a difference in other women’s lives. Witches Night Out donates proceeds to local 501c3 agencies catering to women and/or children in need. Music & en [more…]

Location: Fair & Expo Center, Louisville, KY

Dates: Oct 27, 2018, 5P-10P

Price: $25 general admission/$60 VIP

LMPD 1st Division Family Fright Night

The LMPD will host a Family Fright Night here at the 1st Division. The interior of the building will be transformed into a “haunted hospital” while the outside waiting area will be a “trick or treat” route with several community sponsors/partners pa [more…]

Location: 416 N. 29th Street Lou KY

Dates: Oct 28, 2018, 4PM-7PM

Price: Free

Louisville Halloween Parade & Festival

The only parade in Louisville that is dedicated to Halloween presented by none other than LouisvilleHalloween.com. What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a parade? The streets are filled with ghouls, goblins, and creatures of the night at t [more…]

Location: Baxter Avenue Louisville, KY

Dates: Oct 6, 2018, 12-8P

Price: FREE

The ScareFest: Celebrities, Horror & Halloween Expo

ScareFest Convention is a 3 day event being held from 14th September to the 16th Sept 2018 at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, USA. This event showcases products like the biggest Horror and Paranormal Convention in the USA where you will [more…]

Location: Lexington Convention Center-430 W. Vine St. Lexington, KY

Dates: Sept 14-16, 2018

Price: $20-$600

Louisville Halloween Zombie Costume Contest

The OFFICIAL Zombie Costume Contest of the Louisville Zombie Walk. The Zombie Costume Contest has been an ongoing tradition for as long as the Zombie Walk has been around. This year, Louisville Halloween is taking it up a notch and making it better t [more…]

Location: In front of Hopcat, Louisville, KY

Dates: August 25, 2018, 8:30PM – 11:00PM

Price: FREE

Louisville Zombie Walk

The Louisville Zombie Walk in Louisville, KY. What is a zombie walk you ask? Well, a Zombie Walk is an event where thousands of people come dressed as a zombie and the walk down the street just like you were walking into a Romero film. You would be a [more…]

Location: Corner of Bardstown Rd and Eastern Pkwy

Dates: Aug 25, 2018, 8:29PM

Price: FREE

Derby of the Dead

Come out in your finest zombified Derby wear as Louisville Zombie Walk presents the Derby of the Dead! This event will be held at Kroger’s Fest-a-ville on the Waterfront in Louisville, KY. Just as many KDF events that you attend during the festival . [more…]

Location: Waterfront Park, Louisville, KY

Dates: April 27, 2018

Price: Derby Pin

Middletown Festival

The Middletown’s Family Fun Festival and Craft Show is a 42 year old annual family friendly event in Wetherby Park and all along Old Main Street from Clarland Road to Harrison Avenue. Join them for great fun, a wide of variety of food, commercial and [more…]

Location: Old Main Street and Wetherby Park in Middletown, KY

Dates: Sept 6-7, 2018

Price: FREE

Lanesville Heritage Weekend

Visit Lanesville and our Heritage Weekend Festival and see how our fore-fathers lived as farmers one hundred or more years ago. Lanesville Heritage Weekend, located in beautiful Southern Indiana, is a three day festival that celebrates the history an [more…]

Location: Downtown Lanesville, IN

Dates: Sept 13-16, 2018

Price: FREE

Gaslight Festival

What started as a small street party in 1969 has grown to become the 5th largest festival in the region, and has taken its place as one of the top 20 festivals in the Southeast. The Gaslight Festival, hosted by The Chamber Jeffersontown, brings an e [more…]

Location: Gaslight Square Jeffersontown, KY

Dates: Sept 14-16, 2018

Price: FREE

Irish Fest

Irish Fest is an annual festival that features live Irish and Celtic music, Irish dancers, food and beverages, an Irish Tea Room, cultural exhibits, Irish Marketplace, children’s activities, golf scramble and much more. It’s cultural fun for the enti [more…]

Location: Bellarmine Campus, Louisville, KY

Dates: Sept 22-24, 2018

Price: Adults $8, Children $5

The Great Pumpkin 10K

The Norton Sports Health Great Pumpkin 10K run or walk is a 6.2 mile race that begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Parklands. It is the first running race to be held at the Parklands! You can register online. The race is limited to the first 1,500 to register [more…]

Location: The Parklands, Louisville, KY

Dates: Sept 22, 2018, 9AM

Price: Starts at $35

Louder Than Life

Music. Whiskey. Gourmet Man Food. Louder than Life is a all new music festival in Louisville. It is 2 days of some of the biggest rock bands in the industry immersed in bourbon and good food. It is everything that makes Louisville great all in one pl [more…]

Location: Champions Park, Louisville, KY

Dates: 2018 CANCELLED

Price: Starting at $69.50

Culbertson Mansion Coffin Races

On Saturday, Sept. 24 is the Coffin Races presented by the Culbertson Mansion. There is no charge for attending the Coffin Races, in which attendees are encouraged to design and build their own “coffin rides” to carry the body of [more…]

Location: 914 E Main St, New Albany, IN

Dates: Sept 29, 2018

Price: FREE; $50 Coffin Entry Fee per team

NuLu Festival

As the official kick-off PARTY to Idea Festival, NuLu is hosting a street festival celebrating the revitalization of Louisville’s East Market District. Enjoy live music by Sonablast Records, micro-brewed beers by Louisville Beer Store, and numerous [more…]

Location: East Market St Louisville, KY

Dates: Sept 29, 2018

Price: FREE

Zombie Shoot Out

Have you ever want the chance to ACTUALLY shoot zombies? Now is your chance! Zombie Shooters United has organized a simulated zombie apocalypse for you shoot your way out. It is a unique event and it’s probably your only chance to see if you have wha [more…]

Location: Knob Creek Lower Range, Louisville, KY

Dates: 2018 TBA

Price: $80 (Non-member)

World’s Largest Halloween Party

If scary is no fun for your little ones, then don’t miss the sweetest party in town. Enjoy your Zoo magically transformed into a living storybook with costumed characters and trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo for kids 11 and under. Thursdays – [more…]

Location: Louisville Zoo Louisville, KY

Dates: October 4-28, 2018

Price: $9 online, $10 at the door, member pricing available

St James Court Art Show

St James Court Art Show was founded on October 12, 1957 by St. James Court Association president, Malcolm Bird. Back in 1957, St James Court Association was faced with an empty treasury, mounting debt for recent fountain repairs, and an immediate nee [more…]

Location: St. James Court, Old Louisville, KY

Dates: Oct 5-7, 2018

Price: FREE

Harvest Homecoming

One of Indiana’s largest festivals, Harvest Homecoming, a festival drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors to New Albany, Indiana, has been thriving and growing for 48 years. The festival was conceived as a means of bringing the people of Southern [more…]

Location: New Albany, IN

Dates: October 6-14, 2018

Price: FREE

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

See jaw dropping displays of jack-o-lanterns transformed into works of art in the tranquil wooded setting of historic Iroquois Park. A one-of-a-kind experience combining artistry and pure fall fun with over 5,000 professionally carved jack-o-lanterns [more…]

Location: Iroquois Park, Louisville, KY

Dates: Oct 9 – Nov 4, 2018

Price: $10-$17

Foxhollow Farm’s Fall Festival

Foxhollow Farm’s annual Fall Festival has become a must-do autumn event for Louisville and Oldham County residents and visitors. The Festival takes place the second Saturday of October, October 10th, from 10am – 6pm. The festival features pumpkin [more…]

Location: 8905 Highway 329 Crestwood, KY

Dates: Oct 13, 2018

Price: Free, $5 Parking

Metropolis at Louisville Memorial Auditorium

Join us for our Annual Pilcher Pipe Organ Fundraiser: Fritz Lang’s classic METROPOLIS movie presentation with Timothy L. Baker & David Pilkinton on the Pilcher Pipe Organ. Lobby reception features hors d’oeuvres & cash bar by Bristol Catering, raffle [more…]

Location: 970 South Fourth St, Louisville, KY

Dates: Oct 13, 2018, 6P-10P

Price: $10 general admission/$50 pre-dinner optional

Louisville Open Air Fair

Join us on October 13th from 10am-2pm for the Louisville Open Air Fair hosted by Sullivan University! Come explore some of our city’s finest local crafts, artwork, produce, jewelry and more to celebrate fall in Louisville! The event will be located i [more…]

Location: 2100 Gardiner Lane Louisville KY

Dates: Oct 13, 2018, 10AM-2PM

Price: Free

Oktoberfest Cruise

Go on board the historic steamboat Belle of Louisville’s Oktoberfest – it’s great for the whole family! With a German-style theme and live music, it’s a barrel of fun. Three dates are planned, so mark it on your calendar now. Include the wonderful bu [more…]

Location: 401 West River Road, Louisville KY

Dates: Oct 6, 13, 20, 2018

Price: Starting at $30


Spend the day at Garden Gate and enjoy all the fun and delicious things to do…Fantastic local food and Kentucky Proud samples, Bouncy house for the kids, mini petting zoo, and The Arrow Fund booth with all locally made and Ky proud dog treats ! Som [more…]

Location: 4411 Breckenridge Ln, Louisville, KY

Dates: 2018 TBA

Price: Unknown

Jack O’Lantern Stroll

The Jack O’Lantern Stroll has become one of the premier Halloween events in Kentuckiana, attracting thousands of people for this one night of fun! In addition to the over 1,500 beautifully carved pumpkins lighting the night, the Stroll offers trick [more…]

Location: 1960 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY

Dates: Oct 19, 2018 6:00-9:00PM

Price: FREE


Bernheim’s annual ColorFest has affordable family fun surrounded by fall’s spectacular beauty with great food, Kentucky crafts and more. Enjoy the crisp fall beauty and great nature-related activities for kids, refreshments, music and fun for al [more…]

Location: Bernheim Forest Bardstown, Kentucky

Dates: Oct 20-21, 2018

Price: $5 per car

Glendale Crossing Festival

The Glendale Crossing Festival began in 1976 as the Glendale Community Festival, and was part of the United States celebration of its’ 200th birthday. Byron Crawford was the Grand Marshall of their very first parade. Since then, the festival has grow [more…]

Location: Glendale, Kentucky

Dates: Oct 20, 2018, 8AM-5PM, Parade at 10AM

Price: FREE

Corn Island Scary Tales

Corn Island Storytelling is back and better than ever! We have partnered with UofL to bring you a two-day collaborative Corn Island Storytelling Festival. Beginning Friday, October 21st, UofL will host a series of free workshops during the afternoon [more…]

Location: 3200 Tucker Station Road Louisville, KY

Dates: Oct 20, 2018

Price: $7

Urban Bourbon Half Marathon

The Urban Bourbon Half Marathon is a 13.1 mile race which travels east of out of downtown, follows the Scenic Loop through Cherokee Park and then finishes on Main Street – with lots of music and entertainment along the way. The Urban Bourbon Half Mar [more…]

Location: Whiskey Row, Louisville, KY

Dates: Oct 20, 2018

Price: Starting at $85


SUPERHERO 5K Run/Walk. Dress up and be a Superhero in this 5K Run/Walk to benefit the abused and neglected children served by CASA of the River Region. It’s a unique race that’s a ton of fun. Awards are given for the best costume! Dress appropriately [more…]

Location: 312 Mt Mercy Dr. Pewee Valley, KY

Dates: Oct 20, 2018, 9A-11A

Price: $25 (Kids FREE!)

F.A.T. Friday Hop – The Halloween Edition

It may get a little chilly so add another layer of bandages to that mummy costume and belly up to the bars on Frankfort Ave.. Several restaurants along the Avenue will host drink specials, and retailers will showcase displays in their storefront wind [more…]

Location: Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY

Dates: Oct 26, 2018, 6:00PM- 10:30PM

Price: FREE

Fall Movie Night

Join us at 6:30 PM on October 26th for our Fall Movie Night! We’ll be playing Hotel Transylvania at the Sullivan University Atkinson Square Courtyard. Admission is free, but you’re encouraged to bring a canned good for our Thanksgiving food drive. Be [more…]

Location: 3901 Atkinson Square Drive Louisville KY

Dates: Oct 26, 2018, 6:30PM

Price: Free

Halloween in Brown Park

For over 20 years, the Chamber of St. Matthews and City of St. Matthews have brought together thousands of residents, dozens of organizations, and countless area businesses in a fun-filled family friendly Halloween event. For those looking for a free [more…]

Location: 1000 Browns Lane Louisville, KY

Dates: Oct 27, 2018, 11:00A-3:00P

Price: FREE


A great alternative to the traditional trick-or treating. Children dress in costume and trick-or-treat along Historic Gaslight Square, activities at the pavilion and enjoy hot dogs, chips and soft drinks! New this year, the Family Movie Series contin [more…]

Location: Gaslight Square Jeffersontown, KY

Dates: Oct 27, 2018 4:30P-8:00P

Price: FREE

Jeffersonville Halloween Downtown

Halloween on the Sunnyside of Louisville. A special night of trick or treating near the Big 4 Bridge on the Indiana side. Park the car near park, take a walk across the bridge to downtown Jeffersonville for a fun night of trick or treating with the f [more…]

Location: Downtown Jeffersonville, IN

Dates: 2018 TBA

Price: FREE

Boo Halloween Cruise

Get ready for some Halloween family fun on the historic Belle of Louisville! Besides a 2-hour cruise – a wonderful experience for young and old alike – it’s a chance to enjoy Halloween festivities in a unique environment. Activities for children are [more…]

Location: 401 West River Road Louisville, KY

Dates: Oct 27, 2018 12:00PM-2PM

Price: $25 Adults, $15 Kids

Halloween ComicFest

Celebrating its fifth year, Halloween ComicFest is an annual event where participating comic book specialty shops across North America and beyond celebrate the Halloween season by giving away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their [more…]

Location: All local comic shops

Dates: Oct 27, 2018

Price: FREE

Boo Dell

A seasonal event, this frightfully-fun event is a family favorite! So, mark your calendar and get those costumes ready. Yew Dell and the Oldham County Library are partnering again to offer this annual event. Kids can enjoy trick-or-treating along the [more…]

Location: 6220 Old LaGrange Road Crestwood, KY

Dates: Oct 27, 2018 11AM-3PM

Price: Free with Regular Admission


The Junior League of Louisville hosts this annual Halloween-themed event for youth connected to cancer. The entire clubhouse is transformed into party central, including games, face-painting, fun activities, trick-or-treating and more! RSVP at www.gi [more…]

Location: 633 Baxter Ave Louisville, KY

Dates: Oct 27, 2018

Price: Unknown

Fright Light

Spook-tacular family fun is had by all at the planetarium’s annual Fright Light Halloween Party. There are Halloween games and treats for kids along with the much-loved Fright Light Laser Music Show for the whole family.

Doors open at 12:30
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Dates: Oct 27, 2018

Price: $5

Night Risers Con (Horror, Pop & Comic Con)

Night Risers Con Celebrates Halloween In It’s Sixth Year. This Year Michael Myers Comes to Town to Attempt a World Record. The Night Risers Con, presented by Izzy’s Little Creepers, LLC, returns to Elizabethtown, KY for it’s sixth year. It will [more…]

Location: 404 S. Mulberry Street, Elizabethtown, KY

Dates: Oct 27-28, 2018

Price: $20 Adults, Ages 12-under Free w/paid adult

Crestwood Animal Hospital’s Trunk or Treat

This is a totally free pet-friendly Trunk or Treat event for the whole family. We will have decorated trunks for trick-or-treating, carnival games with prizes, a bounce house, drinks and food. [more…]

Location: 6321 W. Highway 146, Crestwood, KY

Dates: Oct 28, 2018, 3-6PM

Price: Free

Trunk or Treat at St. Matthews Baptist Church

Trunk or treating at the St. Matthews Baptist Church. An indoor trick or treating experience featuring a Free Hot Dog Dinner! Lots of stations! For Children of all Ages! Inflatables! Pumpkin Games! [more…]

Location: 3515 Grandview Ave., Louisville, KY

Dates: Oct 31, 2018

Price: FREE

Elwood’s Ghostly Trunk-or-Treat

The first annual, family -friendly Elwood’s Ghostly Trunk-or-Treat, presented by Scholar Factory, LLC. and sponsored by the businesses and volunteers of Highview Plaza (Highlights Salon, Epperson Family Screen Printing, Shaggy Paws Grooming, Small [more…]

Location: 7407-D Fegenbush Lane Louisville, KY

Dates: 2018 TBA

Price: FREE

Trick or Trunk @ Okolona Church of Christ

Fun event for families with kids through 5th grade! Free Dinner (chili & hot dogs), Games, Face Painting, Crafts, Costume Parade from 6-8pm. Trick or Treating begins at 8pm. [more…]

Location: Okolona Church of Christ 6105 Outer Loop

Dates: Oct 27, 2018, 6PM-8PM

Price: Free