Kentucky Halloween Events 2021

Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2021? We have put together one of the largest calendars of Halloween events in the United States for you. It locates holiday activities for all ages – from kid-friendly children’s activities to adult Halloween parties. We don’t have every event yet, but there are plenty of ideas to get you and your family in the mood for Halloween in Kentucky.

Last Major Update:

At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites are still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites have not been updated at all for this year. We leave the links up from previous events so you can check yourself if it hasn't updated yet.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19 (or weather or other conditions). We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!

2021 Events

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Past Events

The World’s Largest Halloween Party! at the Zoo - Louisville, KY - Oct 3 to Oct 27, 2019
If scary is no fun for your little ones, then don’t miss the sweetest party in town. Experience your Zoo magically transformed into a living storybook with costumed characters and trick-or-treating for kids 11 and under. The party starts at 5pm on select days in October – special tickets are required for all guests (3+)

Louisville Halloween Parade and Street Festival - Louisville, KY - Oct 5, 2019
Parade, craft booths, live entertainment and more

Scare on the Square - Leitchfield, KY - Oct 19, 2019
5-11pm. $1, with proceeds go to benefit the Grayson County Alliance Food Pantry

Haunted Halloween Express - Stearns, KY - Oct 25 to Oct 26, 2019
All aboard the pumpkin train! If you prefer your frights with a side of history and local lore, this is the train ride for you. Historic Stearns combines the old-fashioned thrill of riding through the dark on a train, into creepy wooded areas and inside the historic K&T tunnel, as one makes one’s way toward a haunted layover at Barthell Coal Camp. Barthell will provide a haunted house experience and Halloween activities for the whole family. Halloween costumes are encouraged.

Halloween Party at Howl - Louisville, KY - Oct 26, 2019
Howl at the Moon Louisville hosts another Halloween party with drink specials, games, and a costume contest.

Halloween Walk with the Animals - Frankfort, KY - Oct 26, 2019
This kid-friendly event runs from 12pm to 4pm and will feature hay maze, face painting, and – of course – plenty of candy! All of the center’s indoor and outdoor exhibits will also be open for viewing. Admission is $5 per person (ages 2+, including adults), and all proceeds benefit the center. Held at the Salata Wildlife Education Center.

Spooktacular Halloween Parade - Harrodsburg, KY - Oct 26, 2019
5pm – drop off pumpkins for juding at Judicial Center steps. 5:30 – contests, 6- parade lines up 7-7:30pm – don your costumes and walk in the parade.

Night of the Great Pumpkin Trick or Treat - Harrodsburg, KY - Oct 31, 2019
5:30-7pm on Main Street

Madison Garden Annual Halloween Party - Richmond, KY - Oct 31, 2019
Costume contest with cash prizes (audience votes so bring some friends) plus drink specials, live music and more

Hallween MAINia - Winchester, KY - Oct 31, 2019
Trick or treat down Main Street

For more Halloween fun in Kentucky, check out our pages for these classic fall activities:
Haunted HousesPumpkin PatchesGhost Tours

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