Louisville's Ultimate Halloween Guide 2022

Updated: Sep 21


Back by popular demand, Families of Louisville is ready to showcase all of Louisville's Halloween favorites! From Festivals, trunk or treats, haunted houses, Halloween Movies, pumpkin patches, costumes, pumpkin painting and more for all ages. See the full list here:


*Please email FamiliesofLouisville@gmail.com to have your event added to the line up*




Saturday, August 20th, 2022

10am-8pm


Halloween Reveal

Once Upon A Child Louisville

This Saturday and Sunday we are releasing our Halloween themed apparel and costumes. Be the first to shop the 60+ totes of Halloween costumes, tops, pajamas and more that we have been backstocking for this event! We are open 10 am-8 pm!!!

4030 Taylorsville Rd

Louisville, Ky 40220


 

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

10am


Halloween Reveal Event Once Upon A Child Clarksville

This Saturday, the 20th, we are bringing out all the Halloween backstock we've been holding onto all year. Come and be the first to shop our extensive selection of Halloween wear and costumes.

955 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy

200 Clarksville, IN 47129


 

Ongoing Event

October 1-30, 2022

Thursdays through Sundays

5-8:30pm


Meijer Presents Boo at the Zoo

40 YEARS OF DELIGHTFUL NOT FRIGHTFUL FUN!

Special Ticket Required. A Louisville tradition for over 40 years, Boo at the Zoo, presented by Meijer, transforms your Zoo into a living storybook, complete with some of your favorite characters brought to life, fun music and a safe place for trick-or-treating for kids 11 and under. We’re celebrating with an all inclusive party experience designed to give you all the kooky you love with none of the spooky. Our reduced nightly capacity eliminates the scary traffic delays when arriving for the party. Parking is easy and convenient in the Zoo’s lot and FREE for party guests!

ALL THE FUN FOR ONE GREAT PRICE

Now all of your favorite Boo at the Zoo attractions are included with your admission! Your party ticket includes:

  • The Spooktacular Carousel

  • Our free-crawling “not-so-itsy-bitsy” Spider House

  • The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow experience

A SAFE TRICK-OR-TREATING EXPERIENCE

Get your same sweet treats with fewer stops along the way. 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!

Ticket Prices

Children 2 & under free (no ticket required)

Louisville Zoo Members $6- tickets available online only

Non members $12.50- tickets available online only

Meijer Tickets- $10.50- beginning Sept 26 at participating Meijer Stores

1100 Trevilian Way

Louisville, Ky 40213


 

Saturday, September 17, 2022

8:15pm


Family Spooky Night at the Drive In

Scooby Doo/ MonsterSquad at Sauerbeck Family Drive In

Family Spooky Night! Scooby-Doo followed by The Monster Squad

Gates Open 7:15p Scooby-Doo starts 8:15p The Monster Squad starts 9:45p

Admission is just $15 per Carload





Sauerbeck Family Drive-In

3210 D.W. Griffith Ln

La Grange, Ky 40031


 

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

6-7:30pm


Kids Pizza & Paint at Sherrillis Pizzeria

Bring your kids and come paint some popsicles!

Suggested age 6+

Pizza Buffet Included

You must pre-register!

Registration Site:

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496 N. Indiana Avenue

Sellersburg, IN 47172


 

Friday, September 23, 2022

7-8:30pm


Hocus Pocus at Kentucky Science Center

300 years have passed since the Sanderson sisters were executed for practicing dark witchcraft. Returned to life thanks to the accidental actions of the new-kid-in-town, the sisters have one night to secure their continuing existence.

Get nostalgic and experience the 1993 Hocus Pocus movie on the 4-story screen Friday, September 23 at 7PM.

After moving to Salem, Massachusetts, teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.

1993 – PG – 96 minutes

Click Here for Tickets: $5 per Ticket

727 W Main St

Louisville, Ky 40202


 

Ongoing Event

Fridays in October


Dr. Creeper's Spookshow Spectacular

Legend at Pope Lick

Spookshow Spectacular is a new Ultimate Halloween Fest stage taking place at Legend at Pope Lick.

The Spookshow Spectacular is a theatrical performance that will feature a combination of Scarytales and a horror & illusion show. Scarytales is a spooky story based on local lore, told by an incredible story teller. The horror & illusion show is a blend of magic and the world beyond, reaching beyond the grave. It is a unique stage show unlike any other.

Also featured during the Spookshow Spectacular are a variety of interactive games & escape rooms. If you are feeling bold, you can take on an immersive horror experience that is designed to be ultra scary (reservations required).

The outpost will be serving a variety of delicious food and refreshments for you to enjoy during your visit. Come hungry!

West Sixth Brewing will be joining us each night providing adult beverages.

Don't forget to swing by the indoor gift shop to pick up some swag and unique souvenirs!

More details on UltimateHalloweenFest.com.

Pope Lick Park

4002 S Pope Lick Rd

Louisville, Ky 40299

 

Ongoing Event

Weekends in October 2022


Pumpkins at Kentucky Kingdom

Experience Kentucky Kingdom like never before with our all-new fall event. Trick, treat, and play by day as the sun sets on Louisville. Discover glowing family fun as more than 1,000 illuminated pumpkins transform Kentucky Kingdom into a not-so-spooky world of nighttime fun. See towering pumpkin sculptures, some more than 12 feet high, expertly carved that light up the night with special effects and pops of color. Enjoy family-friendly entertainment, special fall photo opportunities, trick-or-treating, limited-time seasonal bites, and more! Larger-Than-Life Pumpkin Sculptures | See iconic sculptures reaching 12 feet in height and glowing bright. Stay tuned as we've got some exciting plans inspired by Kentucky itself. Family-Friendly Entertainment Day & Night | Take part in our pumpkin dance party and watch a seasonal show in the Kentucky Kingdom amphitheater. Pumpkin Decorations & Fall Decor | Find thoughtful fall touches and more than 50 glowing trees, rides, and buildings. Trick-Or-Treating | Stock up on candy with a daily trick-or-treating trail. Memory Opportunities | Snap precious moments in multiple pumpkin-themed photo opportunities.

Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay

937 Phillips Lane

Louisville, KY 40209

 

Saturday, October 1, 2022

2-5pm


Mini Fall Festival from East End Farmers Market

Local Food

Arts & Crafts

Pumpkins

Live Music

Farmers Market


13060 Factory Lane

Louisville, Ky 40245


 

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

2-3pm


Maketober Tuesdays

South Central Library

Join us for Maketober at the South Central Regional Library! Each week we'll have a different crafty project to celebrate Halloween! Email Liz.Magee@lfpl.org to sign up. Ages 13+


South Central Library

7300 Jefferson Blvd.

Louisville, KY 40219


 

On Going Event

October 4-October 31, 2022



Jack O'Lantern Spectacular has become the "must-see" event of the Halloween season. Presented each October along a winding path through the majestic woods of 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. Ask anyone who has attended...the event simply can't be described....it must be experienced.

Tickets go on Sale Sept 1

Iroquois Park

2120 Rundill Rd

Louisville, Ky 40214


 

Friday, October 7, 2022

7:45pm


Rocky Horror at the Drive In

Sauerbeck Family Drive In

Friday 10/7!

Gates open 6:45p Rocky Horror Picture Show starts 7:45p Little Shop of Horror at 9:30p

Admission is just $15 per Carload!

We will have a Rocky Horror Shadow Cast on site before the movie judging a costume contest, teaching guests the Time Warp and selling prop bags!

https://buytickets.at/sauerbeckfamilydrivein/751177



Sauerbeck Family Drive In

3210 D.W. Griffith Ln

LaGrange, Ky 40031

 

Saturday, October 8, 2022

6:30pm


Movie in the Park: Goosebumps

Chamber of St. Matthews presents Movies in the Park is back this year! All movies are FREE and will be shown at Brown Park. Movies are shown on the 2nd Saturday of June, July, September and October with all movies beginning at sundown. Be sure to bring a blanket or chairs as all seating will be in the grass at Brown Park! No alcohol or smoking is allowed.

Goosebumps (2015)

In this wildly imaginative adventure comedy based on the popular young-adult novels, a teen, his best friend, a horror writer and the writer’s daughter are forced to work together when the author’s monstrous creations come to life and wreak havoc on their small town.

Date: Saturday, October 8th Estimated Start Time: Approximately 7:20 pm Rated: PG

Brown Park

Kresge Way & Browns Lane,

St Matthews, KY 40207


 

Saturday, October 8, 2022

7:45pm


Witches Night Out

Sauerbeck Family Drive In

Witches Night Out! Saturday 10/8!

Gates open 6:45p Bewitched starts 7:45p Practical Magic at 9:30p

Admission is just $15 per Carload!

https://buytickets.at/sauerbeckfamilydrivein/751303





Sauerbeck Family Drive In

3210 D.W. Griffith Ln

LaGrange, Ky 40031


 

Saturday, October 8

7pm


The Great Pumpkin Night

Legend at Pope Lick

MOVIE: Addams Family (1991) BENEFIT: Pumpkins for Patients

Ultimate Halloween Fest presents The Great Pumpkin Night at Legend at Pope Lick. It wouldn't be fall or Halloween without picking out and decorating a pumpkin!

We will kick off the night with pumpkin activities. Come pick out a pumpkin to take home, but you can also decorate one for our pumpkin decorating contest! Decorated pumpkins will be donated to hospice so that they may spread the joy of Halloween to patients in care. Winner of the contest will receive free admission to our Legend at Pope Lick Immersive Horror Escape.

We will feature a menu of delicious foods with some fall classics, including a bit a pumpkin spice. You can't have a pumpkin event with pumpkin spice!

Our friends at West Sixth Brewing will be serving adult beverages for you to enjoy.

Around dusk we will show the Halloween season classic The Addams Family on the big screen with a special intro before the movie that we think you will enjoy.

Also featured during the event are a variety of interactive games & escape rooms. If you are feeling bold, you can take on an immersive horror experience that is designed to be ultra scary (reservations required).

Don't forget to swing by the indoor gift shop to pick up some swag and unique souvenirs!

More details on UltimateHalloweenFest.com.


Pope Lick Park

4002 S Pope Lick Rd

Louisville, Ky 40299


 

Saturday, October 8, 2022

1-10pm


Prairie Village 4th Annual Monster Mash

Craft Fair & Halloween Carnival

Come join us for our annual Craft Fair (1-6) and Halloween Carnival!



10009 Stone Street Rd

Louisville, Ky 40272












 

Saturday, October 8, 2022

1-3pm


MakerPlace Workshop: Haunted House Diorama at the Kentucky Science Center

Tinker, hack, design, and build – the Maker movement empowers the next generation of inventors and the MakerPlace gives them the tools to explore their creative ideas.

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!

$30 per person/$20 members *MakerPlace Workshops include admission to Kentucky Science Center.

Open to ages 8+. Please note – a 1:2 adult-to-child ratio is required.


Kentucky Science Center

727 W Main Street

Louisville, Ky 40202


 

Saturday, October 8, 2022

2-7pm


Dance Designs Dance Complex Fall Festival

Games

carnival

haunted house

vendors

food

dance

fun!


Dance Designs Dance Complex 265 Arnold Drive

Shepherdsville, Ky 40165

 



October 9-12, 2022

1pm & 7pm




Flashback Cinema: The Thing

Blankenbaker Xscape Theatres

A group of scientists at a remote Antarctic outpost are threatened by an alien life form that inhabits its victims. Soon the men are overcome by fear and paranoia: who is still human and who is possessed by “The Thing?” Got off to a slow start at the box office, but, thanks to a huge fan following and critical reassessment, is now considered a modern horror classic. (“Man is the warmest place to hide.”)

Rated R

Xscape Theatres Blankenbaker 16

12450 Sycamore Station Place

Louisville, Ky 40299

 

Monday, October 10, 2022

2-3pm


DIY Gingerbread Haunted Houses

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.


Southwest Library

9725 Dixie Highway

Louisville, KY 40272


 

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

2-3pm


Maketober Tuesdays

South Central Library

Join us for Maketober at the South Central Regional Library! Each week we'll have a different crafty project to celebrate Halloween! Email Liz.Magee@lfpl.org to sign up. Ages 13+


South Central

7300 Jefferson Blvd.

Louisville, KYUSA40219


 

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

4-5:30pm


Teen Hang Time: Halloween Craft Edition

Northeast Library

Come hang out, eat snacks, and create a Halloween themed craft. Ages 12-18


Northeast Library

15 Bellevoir Circle

Louisville, KY 40223


 

Friday, October 14, 2022

7-8pm

$10 per ticket


Batty About Bats- Halloween Edition!

Second Chances Wildlife Center

An educational program for children ages 8+ about bats: learn about and meet these not-so-spooky flying mammals.

Visit Second Chances Wildlife Center for a special Halloween edition of our "Batty About Bats" educational program. Meet real bats and learn about why this fascinating animal isn't spooky - they're our friends!

This class is intended for ages 8+ ...that includes you, grown ups! There are many myths about bats, and we are ready to tell you the truth about them. Are they good to have around? What would happen to our ecosystem if there were no more bats? Why do farmers like bats so much? Do they carry rabies? Do they love human hair? Are they blind? Do bats brush their teeth?

Live bats do join us for this program!

Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Second Chances Wildlife Center

487 Gentry Lane

Mt. Washington, 40047


 

Friday, October 14, 2022

6-8pm



Brave Hearts Trunk or Treat

Norton Children's Medical Center

Join us for a spooky night of fun with Brave Hearts. Dress up in your best Halloween costume and trunk or treat with some of the Norton Children's Heart Institute providers. Vote for the "Best Trunk", stop by the Brave Hearts trunk for a special heart treat, participate in children's activities, and much more! Bring a new book to donate for the book carts in the CICU and the PCU.

Click Here for Tickets


Norton Children's Medical Center

4910 Chamberlain Lane

Louisville, KY 40241


 

Friday, October 14, 2022

7-11pm


Monster Mash 2022

Waterfront Botanical Gardens

ADVANCED TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED!! $25 August Presale, $30 Regular Price Come dressed to impress in your favorite Halloween costume! This fun-filled event will allow you to dance the night away dressed as your favorite ghost or goblin while enjoying the company of friends and animal-lovers alike.

Event Amenities are planned to include: Complimentary light appetizers DJ & Dancing Cash bar with drink specials Costume Contest with Prizes Silent Auctions Fortune Teller Photo Booth And more! All proceeds from the event go towards the mission of The Arrow Fund.

Click Here for tickets $30 each


Waterfront Botanical Gardens

1435 Frankfort Avenue

Louisville, Ky 40206

 

Saturday, October 15, 2022

3pm



6th Annual Park Community Credit Union Trick or Treat

Mark your calendars! Park Community Credit Union's annual Trunk or Treat is being held October 15th








Park Community Credit Union

2515 Blankenbaker Parkway

Louisville, Ky 40299

 

Saturday, October 15, 2022

11:30am-12:30pm


Family Fun-Harvest Festival