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Halloween Events Around Louisville

Hey hey y’all! Happy Monday and Happy Halloween week!

There is a ton of things going on in our Louisville community this week so I wanted to share with you a quick post about some of the Halloween events around Louisville. After last year and a limited or scaled-back Halloween, I know my kiddos are looking forward to hitting the neighborhood on Sunday and getting their fill of treats!

But before that, here are some happenings we have in our community this week.

Boo! At the Zoo

Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 1 – 30

5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213

Halloween family fun at the Louisville Zoo is back for another year of kooky, spooky excitement! Hop on the Spooktacular Carousel, dodge the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow and get a sugar rush with trick-or-treating for kids 11 and under! Click here for info.

Children 2 and under enter for free. Purchase tickets here.

Zoneton Fire Protection District Halloween visits 

Oct. 27 to 29 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Firefighters will travel the Zoneton Fire District over three nights beginning Oct. 27-29 between 6-9 p.m. to hand out candy from their firetruck. Children need to stand in their driveways. A schedule of streets is posted on their Facebook page. Click here.

2021 Trunk or Treat at the Shepherdsville Fire Dept.

Oct. 31  5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

395 Proquet Springs Drive at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center

Free candy for the kids! No food or drinks this year due to COVID-19. Masks are recommended.


Halloween for Huntington’s Disease

Oct. 30, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Mercury Ballroom (for age 21+)

The Juice Box Heroes, Dancing and More! Party safe — Vax or negative test required. Costume contest with $1500 in prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Tickets and Info, click here.

Trick or Treat at the Track

Sunday, Oct. 31

Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs invites little ghouls and goblins to Trick-or-Treat at the Track during Family Adventure Day. Enjoy Halloween fun under the Twin Spires, a day of thrilling racing, and over 20 activities for kids under 12. children under the age of two (2) may attend for free; Children ages two (2) through twelve (12) will require the purchase of a Child’s Ticket.  Click here for info.

Event Highlights:

  • 15 Trick-or-Treat Boo Stations located throughout the track! (noon – 4 p.m.)
  • Pumpkin Patch – Families are encouraged to take pumpkins home and create your own jack o’lantern!
  • Stick Horse Races
  • Pumpkin Bowling
  • Face Painters (1 – 3:30 p.m.)
  • Stakes races for the day include Street Sense & Rags to Riches

Jack O’Lantern Spectacular

Sept. 30 – Oct. 31

1801 Amphitheater Road, Louisville, Ky. 40214

Five-thousand pumpkins illuminate the night at Iroquois Park for this Halloween spectacular! Venture out to discover this year’s theme and enjoy food and beverages at the Amphitheater.

Open from dusk until 11 p.m. weeknights, dusk until Midnight on Friday & Saturday. Click here for info.

Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended. Click here.

Paristown Halloween Fest

Oct. 29-31

720 Brent St., Louisville, Ky. 40204

Head to Paristown for three nights of Halloween fun for the whole family! There will be food and drink, trick-r-treating, entertainment and movies for all ages on the big screen! Click here for info.

Spook-tacular Halloween decor at the Crescent Hill Reservoir

The Louisville Water Company’s Crescent Hill Reservoir is offering a chance to see some “boo-tiful decorations” from now until Halloween. Take a stroll around their walking path, after visiting their ur graveyard and the skeletons guarding our Gatehouse. At the Gatehouse entrance, you’ll even find a photo backdrop featuring “Count Tappula” – that’s right, Tapper, Louisville’s favorite cup of water, is getting in on the holiday fun! Gates are open dusk until dawn. Sorry, the popular “Trick or Treatment” event is canceled again this year because of COVID-19.

Got more? Comment below and let us know what you’re planning on attending this week!

Enjoy the week y’all and stay spooky!



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