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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.

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 21, 2017, 12-8P

Price: FREE


The FandomFest is another neat event that is a bit early for the Halloween season, but it is a great horror/Halloween related event in the Louisville area. FandomFest is a Louisville’s very own horror, sci-fi, film, and comic convention. Many horror [more…]

Location: Louisville International Convention Center Louisville, KY

Dates: July 28-30, 2017

Price: $60 Weekend Pass, Day Pass Available

Days of the Dead

A new horror convention to Louisville is the Days of the Dead. All of you horror movie fans (and we know most of you are), this convention is your chance to meet some of your favorite horror movie stars, get autographs and shop the horror booths. Thi [more…]

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 830 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY

Dates: Sept 1-3, 2017

Price: Starting at $30

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 7-10, 2017

Price: FREE

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 8-9, 2017

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 15-17, 2017

Price: FREE

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 23, 2017

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 30, 2017

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 23-24, 2017

Price: Adults $8, Children $5

The ScareFest: Celebrities, Horror & Halloween Expo

The ScareFest X features our 10 Years of Terror Celebration! We are welcoming ROBERT ENGLUND plus 10+ other cast members from the Nightmare on Elm St, Franchise! Plus You will see over 50 Celebrities from the Horror, Paranormal, SciFi, PopCulture, R [more…]

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

Dates: Sept 29 – Oct, 2017

Price: $10-$599

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 30, 2017, 9AM

Price: Starts at $35

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: Sept 23, 2017

Price: $80 (Non-member)

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 6-8, 2017

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 7-15, 2017

Price: FREE

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: Sept 30-Oct 1, 2017

Price: Starting at $69.50

Twilight Tram

Tour guide will either be Michael Higgs (Cave Hill Heritage Foundation) or Steve Wiser. Limited to 18 -20 people on new tram. Tour Time in October is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Among the topics discussed will be geological elements, decorative monuments, sele [more…]

Location: 701 Baxter Avenue Louisville, KY

Dates: Oct 21 & 28, 2017

Price: $35

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 14, 2017

Price: Free, $5 Parking

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 7, 14, 21, 2017

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: Oct 14, 2017

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 20, 2017 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: 2017 TBA

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 21, 2017, 8AM-5PM, Parade at 10AM

Price: FREE

Monster Mash Benefiting The Arrow Fund

5th Annual Halloween Costume Party benefitting The Arrow Fund. Activities will include: Costume Contest with Cash Prizes, Live and Silent Auction, Photo Booth, Door Prizes, 50/50 (split the pot) raffle, and more! Proudly Presented by Tavern on Fourth [more…]

Location: Fourth Street Live, Louisville, KY

Dates: Oct 20, 2017

Price: $25

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 21, 2017

Price: $7

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 28, 2017, 11:00A-3:00P

Price: FREE

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 21, 2017

Price: Starting at $60


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 28, 2017 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: Oct 30, 2017

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 28, 2017 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 28, 2017

Price: FREE


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 28, 2017, 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 27, 2017, 6:00PM- 10:30PM

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 28, 2017 11AM-3PM

Price: Free with Regular Admission

Halloween Family Fun Fest

This is 4th Annual Halloween Family Fun Fest hosted by the Derby Park Flea Market and The 7th Street Haunt. This is a fun filled day for all. We have a childrens costume contest, car show/truck or treat and trick or treating @ over 100 vendors. Once [more…]

Location: 2900 7th Street Road, Louisville, KY

Dates: Oct 29, 2017, 11A-6P

Price: FREE


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 28, 2017

Price: Unknown

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, 2017, 6P-8P

Price: FREE

Fright Night Film Festival

The Fright Night Film Festival is another haunted event that is a bit early for the Halloween season, but it is a great haunted event in the Louisville area. The Fright Night Film Festival is a horror movie festival that takes place right here in Lou [more…]

Location: Holiday Inn Louisville East Louisville, KY

Dates: Oct 13-16, 2017

Price: $40 Weekend Pass, $20 Day Pass

Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat

Fall is in the air and St. Paul Church couldn’t be more excited about enjoying the season with you! On Wednesday, October 26, gather together for dinner by Moe’s at 6:00pm and then dive into the fun of the Fall Festival! The whole community is in [more…]


Dates: 2017 TBA

Price: FREE

Nightmare in NULU

Celebrate Halloween in NULU! All day events, fun for everyone!

Day time fun-
Stop by NuLu stores in your halloween costumes for Trick-or-Treating. Also be the judge of our neighborhood pumpkin decorating contest.

Face painting, pumpkin decorat [more…]

Location: NULU, Louisville, KY

Dates: Oct 28, 2017

Price: FREE

Norton Commons Fall Festival

Norton Commons will host its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 28 from 2-5pm. Trick-or-treating, face painting, and plenty of family fun will abound. Trick-or-treating will be from 2-4 only, so come early and don’t forget your costume. [more…]


Dates: Oct 28, 2017

Price: FREE

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
Show [more…]


Dates: Oct 28, 2017

Price: $5

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: Oct 28, 2017, 6P-8P

Price: FREE

Louisville Halloween Job Fair

Love Halloween? A horror movie buff? How about a special effects or makeup artist? Join us at the Louisville Halloween Job Fair to find how you can use your SCARY talents during the Halloween season! Louisville has many great businesses looking for p [more…]

Location: UofL Shelby Campus

Dates: Aug 19, 2017, 11AM-4PM

Price: FREE!

Phantom of the Opera Fundraiser

Fundraiser for the preservation of the Pilcher organ and Louisville Memorial Auditorium. The original Phantom of the Opera movie featuring Lon Chaney will be shown with Tim Baker accompanying on the pipe organ. There will be a raffle and an hors d’oe [more…]

Location: 970 South Fourth Street Louisville, KY

Dates: Oct 13, 2017, 7PM

Price: $10 donation

Horror Movie Simulation and Music Festival

Can you survive Friday the 13th party is a huge event hosted by Treyland events and 7th Street Haunt at Diamonds in the Highlands on Friday Oct 13th, 2017. It’s a mix of a music festival featuring Verses, Gallifrey Falls, Incursion, Foxbat, In Fears [more…]

Location: Diamond Pub & Billiards 630 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY

Dates: Oct 13, 2017, 6:30P-10:00P

Price: $10

Louisville Halloween Zombie Costume Contest

The OFFICIAL Zombie Costume Contest of the Louisville Zombie Walk presented by Louisville Halloween. 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 [more…]

Location: In front of Hopcat, Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY

Dates: Aug 26, 2017, 6:30P-9:30P

Price: FREE

Zombie Ball presented by Louisville Halloween

Looking for the BEST seat in the house for the Louisville Zombie Walk? Join us for Louisville Halloween’s Zombie Ball located at Hopcat on Bardstown Rd. The party will take place in Hopcat’s beautiful event space on the second floor and will include [more…]

Location: Hopcat on Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY

Dates: Aug 26, 2017, 7:00P-12:00A

Price: GA – $30, VIP – $50

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 26, 2017, 8:29PM

Price: FREE

World’s Largest Halloween Party

If scary is no fun for your little ones, then don’t miss the sweetest party in town. Perfect for entire families, you can experience your Zoo magically transformed into a living storybook with costumed characters and trick-or-treating for kids 11 a [more…]

Location: Louisville Zoo Louisville, KY

Dates: October 5–8, 12–15, 19–22, & 26–29, 2017

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