Louisiana Halloween Events 2020

Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2020? 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 Louisiana.

Last Major Update:

At this point we are still checking for 2020 dates on all events. We've been through quite a few events already - 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. 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!

New Orleans Halloween

2020 Events

Brews and Boos - New Orleans, LA - Sep 5 to Sep 19, 2020
21+ event with featuring horror movie showings with an open bar. In the past, this event also featured live performances, costume contests, unlimited amusement rides, candy, open bars, and more

Boo at the Zoo – Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge, LA - Oct 17 to Oct 25, 2020
Modifications for 2020 include a pre-packed treat bag at the end of your adventure. The Zoo invites participants to Boo at the Zoo, a merry-not-scary trick-or-treating extravaganza. Participants should wear their best costumes and visit treat stations throughout the Zoo, or wander through the merry-not-scary Hay Maze and Enchanted Swamp. Regular Zoo admission applies. Admission gates open 9:30am – 4:00pm. Grounds close at 5pm.

Ghosts in the Oaks - New Orleans, LA - Oct 21 to Oct 25, 2020
Come on out to the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family friendly Halloween event with trick or treating, rides, arts & crafts, and pumpkin patch! Children of all ages enjoy balloon animals by Party Peeple, air-brush face painting by Pirate Ink and musical entertainment by Catalyst Event Solutions.

Endless Night - New Orleans, LA - Oct 30, 2021
Endless Night is best described as a Venetian masquerade, meets a vampire court, with the elegance of a burlesque cabaret and the energy of a rock concert.

Past Events

Zoo Boo - Alexandria, LA - Oct 18 to Oct 26, 2019
Join in the fun at Central Louisiana’s biggest Halloween extravaganza. This family-friendly Halloween experience is three nights of spooktacular, scare-free fun! Enjoy Halloween activities for kids at the Festival Plaza, photo ops, and sweets and treats along the trick-or-treat trail through the Zoo.

The Krewe of Boo - New Orleans, LA - Oct 19, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: This spooktacular Halloween event is unlike any other parade in the world and parades through the “BOO CARRÉ”. It became the official Halloween Parade in New Orleans in 2007.

LSUA Trick’r’Treat Street - Alexandria, LA - Oct 24, 2019
Families and children of all ages are invited to wear their best costume to haunt the campus and visit themed booths manned by faculty, staff, and students to trick-or-treat for candy and other goodies. Tickets are five dollars per person and can be purchased at the entrance to campus along Middleton Drive or in advance from LSUA Auxiliary Services located on the second floor of the Student Union.

Oz Halloween - New Orleans, LA - Oct 24 to Oct 27, 2019

Boo at the Zoo – Audobon Zoo - New Orleans, LA - Oct 25 to Oct 27, 2019
A safe, fun-filled Halloween event for kids with trick-or-treat houses, a ghost train, haunted house, games and entertainment!

Tales along the Bayou - Alexandria, LA - Oct 25, 2019
Fun night of storytelling at the Kent Plantation House

Mirror Room Halloween Dance Party - Alexandria, LA - Oct 25, 2019
It’s Halloween and time to bring your best costumes out to The Mirror Room for their annual Halloween Dance Party! DJ will get the party started, then there will be a costume contest where they’ll be handing out prizes for the funniest, scariest, and sexiest Halloween costumes! Those three winners then compete for a Grand Prize!

Halloween Carnival - New Orleans, LA - Oct 25 to Oct 27, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: A benefit for Project Lazarus

Park-a-Boo - Metairie, LA - Oct 25 to Oct 27, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: Park-A-Boo is a 3 day Halloween Festival primarily for children under 13 years to costume and enjoy the Halloween season. Multiple attractions allow a variety of activities that are age appropriate for families to enjoy together, including the Boo House, treat street, face painting, characters, live entertainment and more.

Vampire Ball - New Orleans, LA - Oct 26, 2019
Join The Anne Rice Vampire Lestat Fan Club for a lavish Masquerade Ball celebrating vampires in New Orleans! 8pm to 1am at The Historic Elms Mansion, 3029 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans. Open bar and food included in admission price. Costume contest with prizes. Live entertainment and more to come….

Taboo Harley-Davidson Harleyween - Alexandria, LA - Oct 26, 2019
Free candy for all the kiddos right out of the saddlebags, and free lunch for everyone who attends. Plus, demo a new IRONe kids’ bicycle while you’re at the store – they’ll have an entire demo track set up for your “beginner bikers” to roll.

CyPhaCon Halloween Pub Crawl - Lake Charles, LA - Oct 26, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: Pub crawl in downtown Lake Charles

Boo at the Zoo – Louisiana Purchase Zoological Society - Monroe, LA - Oct 26, 2019
A Whole Zoo World! Aladdin themed Halloween event – Enjoy a day at the zoo! Food, games, entertainment, and more

Trunk or Treat at Gateway Baptist Church - Ball, LA - Oct 27, 2019
5:30-7:30pm – treats, activities, food, music and more, plus door prizes

Crawloween - New Orleans, LA - Oct 29 to Oct 31, 2019
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium invites guests to celebrate Halloween “infestivities” at Crawloween. Guests are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes, learn about some “scary” critters, discover pumpkins that double as animal habitats, go trick or tricking, eat buggy snacks, and more! All Crawloween activities are included with general admission.

Library Fall Festival - Rapides Parish, LA - Oct 30 to Oct 31, 2019
Camp out with a book! Head to your nearest Rapides Parish library location in costume for crafts and candy!

BR Halloween Parade - Baton Rouge, LA - Oct 31, 2019
Parade through downtown. Dress in costume and bring a canned good for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

Halloween Hullabaloo - Baton Rouge, LA - Oct 31, 2019
Food, trick or treating, inflatables, games, face painting, balloon artists, petting zoo and more, form 6-8pm at the Brec Hooper Rd Sports Park.

Children’s Museum: Halloween - Lake Charles, LA - Oct 31, 2019
Join them in their ArtSpace at 11.

Trunk or Treat at Henning Memorial United Methodist Church - Sulphur, LA - Oct 31, 2019

Trunk or Treat @ Sale St Baptist Church - Lake Charles, LA - Oct 31, 2019

Boo Bash at Alexandria Mall - Alexandria, LA - Oct 31, 2019
Costumes, treats, and candy galore. Children 10 and under please. Participating stores offer trick-or-treat, starting at 5pm until supplies last. Not-so-scary movie on the big screen, plus more!

Van Gogh Gala - Alexandria, LA - Nov 2, 2019
Gala Under the Stars is this year’s gala theme. The Van Gogh Gala is an annual fundraiser benefitting River Oaks Square Arts Center- it is also River Oaks’ largest annual fundraiser. This themed-attire Gala provides the perfect opportunity for community members and patrons to become “Star Artists” for an evening. Star Artists are matched with a River Oaks Resident Artist or Local Artist for the creation of a masterpiece. Some artists contribute their own works to the live auction. All masterpieces are placed on the auction block during an exciting live auction on the evening of the Gala with all proceeds benefitting the ongoing operations of River Oaks Square Arts Center. Your participation helps support and promote the importance of contemporary visual art and fine crafts in the community.

Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat - Deville, LA - Nov 3, 2019
Collect treats and enjoy activities

Lost Hollows Haunted Attraction – Lake Charles, LA – Oct 13 – 28, 2017

Canines in Costumes at Compton Park – Alexandria, LA – Oct 24, 2017

Willy Wonka’s Harvest Fest – Pineville, LA – Oct 25, 2017

Fall Family Festival – Pineville, LA – Oct 26, 2017

NMRC’s Halloween Classic – Alexandria, LA – Oct 27, 2017

Slinkee’s Family Fun Center Halloween Party – Alexandria, LA – Oct 27, 2017

Rock N’ Bowl Costume Party – Alexandria, LA – Oct 27, 2017

Mirror Room Halloween Dance Party – Alexandria, LA – Oct 27, 2017

Trunk or Treat – Alexandria, LA – Oct 28, 2017

FUMC Alexandria Fall Fun Fest – Alexandria, LA – Oct 28, 2017

Taboo Harley-Davidson Zombie Ride – Alexandria, LA – Oct 28, 2017

Zombie Make Up Workshop – Alexandria, LA – Oct 28, 2017

Halloween Hustle 5K and 1Mile Fun Run and Trick or Treat – Alexandria, LA – Oct 28, 2017

Zombie Walk – Alexandria, LA – Oct 28, 2017

Boo at the Zoo – Monroe, LA – Oct 28, 2017

BR Halloween Parade – Baton Rouge, LA – Oct 28, 2017

Castle Jackson Halloween – Shreveport, LA – Oct 28, 2017

ZombieBOO at the Zoo – Monroe, LA – Oct 28, 2017

Haunted Nature Trail at Black Bayou – Monroe, LA – Oct 28, 2017

Children’s Museum: Halloween – Lake Charles, LA – Oct 28 & 31, 2017

Halloween Costume Contest and Party – Lake Charles, LA – Oct 28, 2017

Spirits Food & Friends: Movies on the Green (Hocus Pocus) – Alexandria, LA – Oct 29, 2017

Trunk or Treat at University United Methodist Church – Lake Charles, LA – Oct 29, 2017

Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat – Lake Charles, LA – Oct 29, 2017

Carnival of Treat – Lake Charles, LA – Oct 30, 2017

Library Fall Festival – All Rapides Parish Library Branches – Oct 31, 2017

Alexandria Mall Spooktacular – Alexandria, LA – Oct 31, 2017

Spooktacular Mall-o-ween – Lake Charles, LA – Oct 31, 2017

Trunk or Treat @ Sale St Baptist Church – Lake Charles – Oct 31, 2017

Painting Pumpkins – Vinton, LA – Oct 21, 2016

YA Halloween-O-Rama – Sulphur, LA – Oct 27, 2016

Gumbo Cook-off/Trunk or Treat – Lake Charles, LA – Oct 28, 2016

Texas Longhorn Halloween Bash – Lake Charles, LA – Oct 29, 2016

Spooktacular Fun Run – DeQuincy, LA – Oct 29, 2016

Iowa Trunk or Treat – Iowa, LA – Oct 30, 2016

Halloween Hullabaloo – Iowa, LA – Oct 31, 2016

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

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