New York 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 New York.

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 York City Halloween

2020 Events

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze - Croton-on-Hudson, NY - Sep 18 to Nov 21, 2020
Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site

Hallowine: Murder Mystery Weekend - Niagara Falls, NY - Oct 17, 2020
Come as yourself or in costume! Collect clues and interview a different suspect character at each participating winery to solve the murder mystery. Submit your guess at your last winery. Correct guesses will be entered in a drawing to win wine prizes

2019 Events

Zoo Boo – Seneca Park Zoo - Rochester, NY - Oct 12 to Oct 26, 2019
Don your best Halloween costumes and celebrate with the whole family at Seneca Park Zoo. The final weekend is an after-dark experience, perfect for ghost stories and more!

Spooky Paint Night - New York, NY - Oct 18, 2019
Come out to create a stunning masterpiece and showcase your ghoulishly creative side. Kids are welcome and will have their own painting party.

Pumpkin Carving with Chef Chris - Menands, NY - Oct 19, 2019
Forget buying a pumpkin, carving tools and the mess! Come and have fun carving pumpkins with Chris! They will supply the pumpkin, carving tools, assistance, roast the pumpkin seeds for you to bring home and clean up the mess after. The bar will be open with full bar and cocktails for the adults

Halloween on the Green and Trick or Treat on the Delaware - Buffalo, NY - Oct 19, 2019
Each year, hundreds of children dress up and come to the Municipal Green (corner of Delaware Avenue and Delaware Road) to enjoy games, crafts, face painting, food and fun! The event is held rain or shine and runs 10:00 to 1:00. Trick or treating at businesses along Delaware Avenue runs from 1-2pm.

Halloween Festival - Flushing, NY - Oct 19, 2019
Field games, free pumpkins, pumpkin decorations, arts and crafts, Halloween-themed activities, face painting with Agostino Arts, live animals, and inflatables!

Dog Day Halloween Costume Party and Parade - New York, NY - Oct 19, 2019
Washington Square Park is about to get a spooky (and hairy) makeover! Celebrate Halloween by dressing your best furry buddy up in costume at the Washington Square Park Fountain. Big prizes are on the line for best costume for dogs and owners so bring your Halloween A-game!

Harvest Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park - Brookln Heights, NY - Oct 19, 2019
Come celebrate the fall season with a pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, face painting, live music, games, and more at the annual Harvest Festival in Brooklyn Bridge park!

Pumpkin Painting – Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 19, 2019
GreenThumb will have pumpkins and paint ready, while supplies last. Please bring any other supplies and decorations to add to the beauty of your seasonal creation.

Batty Over Halloween Celebration - Astoria, NY - Oct 20, 2019
There will be face painting, stilt walking balloon artists, children’s dance performances, Halloween photo rooms, Halloween crafts, children’s performances, and much, much more!

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade - New York, NY - Oct 20, 2019
The event is free and there is no need to pre-register your pet. Simply arrive between 11.30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. and join in the celebration. A parade of all contestants and spectators will follow after Best In Show is announced. Contestant and Raffle winners must be present at the end of the competition to receive their prize or it will be donated to charity.

Halloween Celebration - Bronx, NY - Oct 24, 2019
Families with youth ages 12 and under are welcome at Hunts Point Recreation Center to celebrate Halloween. This afternoon of family fun will include arts and crafts, carnival games, and more. Build a scarecrow and make costumes or a fun holiday mask.

Cretin Halloween - Albany, NY - Oct 25, 2019
Cretin Hop returns for the annual Halloween party of your nightmares

Halloween in Downtown Ithaca - Ithaca, NY - Oct 25, 2019
Trick or treating, costume parade, Halloween games, and more in downtown Ithaca

Haunted House at Williamsbridge Oval Rec Center - Bronx, NY - Oct 25, 2019
Visitors will travel through different rooms and be spooked by ghosts, zombies, clowns, and monsters. If you are looking for a good Halloween scare, then this event is for you! Recommended for children ages 12 and older.

Halloween Horror Movie Night - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 25, 2019
Movie night at Dolly’s Park

Wizarding Weekend Ithaca - Ithaca, NY - Oct 26 to Oct 27, 2019
Wizarding Weekend Ithaca is a street festival style celebration of magic, science and fantasy. All fandoms are welcomed at the event. Programming will focus on magic, science and fantasy found in literature, television, film and gaming.

Throwback Halloween - Albany, NY - Oct 26, 2019
90s themed Halloween party at Fuze Box

A Knight in the Castle Halloween Party and Dance - Walton, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Annual dance party with classic rock music and costume contest with prizes, held at the Castle on the Delaware

Life and Death Celebration – Dia de los Muertos - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Join gardeners and the community for the Annual Life and Death Celebration on Oct. 26th at the Hattie Carthan Saturday Market to share in remembering and honoring your ancestral heritage through food and other festivities

Harvest Fest - New York, NY - Oct 26, 2019
One of their biggest events of the year, the Harvest Festival is a magical day full of free fun and activities for everyone to enjoy from delicious snacks to pumpkin decorating to face painting, crafts, and more!

Halloween Harvest Festival - Long Island City, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Vibrant cultural activities include a Gede song workshop, card readings, and a procession culminating in a powerful dance and drum performance

Riverside Park Howl-o-ween Costume Party - New York, NY - Oct 26, 2019
This year’s festival will include a costume parade on the Promenade, so bring your pups dressed in their most fetching costumes. Walk the runway and compete in our costume contest with the chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes

Halloween Haunted Walk and Fair - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 26, 2019
This much-anticipated annual event brings thousands of kids and families for free, ghastly fun to Prospect Park. Encounter zombies, werewolves, witches and other Halloween spirits on a haunted walk through the woodland Lookout Hill, ideal for families with children ages 7-12

Fort Totten Halloween Festival - Bayside, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Enjoy a free day of spooky family fun. Highlights include a pumpkin patch, hay maze, hayride, live entertainment, interactive games, relay races, obstacle courses, inflatables, costume contests, and more!

Halloween Pet Costume Party - New York, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Dress up with your pet in your best Halloween costumes and enjoy pictures in the photo booth, pick a pumpkin in the patch, dance to music and more

Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Brooklyn’s largest and most outrageous dog costume contest in celebration of Halloween. Scads of dogs enter and ruthlessly compete for over-the-top prizes and the coveted Great PUPkin rosettes

Halloween Fest - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Bring your Halloween spirit for an afternoon of pumpkin decorating, costume-making & parading, and interactive performances and workshops, including the highest form of musical entertainment by the Shinbone Alley Stilt Band; art-making workshops for kids by Eckford Street Studios; ghostly face painting by Smudge Pudge; spooky musical puppet theater by Fairy Tale Marionettes; large-scale games by NYC Parks; and a special visit by the Urban Park Rangers.

Fall Festival - Flushing, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Free fall festival, which will include field games, free pumpkins, pumpkin decorations, arts and crafts, Halloween-themed activities, face painting, live animals and inflatables.

Halloween Celebration - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Powell Street Garden is hosting its 8th Annual Halloween Celebration for children from the ages of 4 – 13. There will be a scavenger hunt and a prize for the best original homemade costume. Children must wear a costume and bring a bag for treats.

Little Cooks: Autumn Squash Dissection - Douglastown, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Get messy and dissect a pumpkin, squash, and gourd. Decorate mini pumpkins together and make yummy pumpkin seeds. Then, meet a few animals that like to eat seeds

Madison Square Dogs Howl-o-ween - New York, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Celebrate Halloween with the park’s local dog community by dressing your pup in costume. Festivities for this event include trick-or-treat giveaways, family portraits at an onsite photo booth, paws-on activities, costume paw-rade, and more!

Young Chefs:Spooky Halloween Snacks - Douglastown, NY - Oct 26, 2019
This year, Young APEC Chefs will prepare tasty treats during this ghoulish cooking class. The menu will include Oreo Pumpkin Pops, Strawberry Ghosts, Cheesy Eyeballs, and Witch’s Halloween Brew! All materials included.

Morningside Park Halloween - New York, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Bring the kids to the Morningside Park Farmers Market for pumpkin painting, trick-or-treating with the vendors, and a costume parade — all free!

Halloween Fest - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Enjoy an open-air screening of Tim Burton’s 1988 comedy-horror classic, Beetlejuice at 50 Kent Pop-up Park

Halloween Celebration at Berry Street Garden - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Every year there are different themes and characters. Come and join the community and garden members to see how the garden is decorated this year!

Halloween Party - New York, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Enjoy music, food, face painting, pumpkin carving, and a parade through the neighborhood.

Nightmare on 173rd Street - New York, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Enjoy a spooky celebration of fall at J. Hood Wright Park with a haunted house, arts & crafts, a maze, inflatables and more! Wear your best costume and get ready for the scariest party in town!

Howl-een Pooch Parade - Staten Island, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Kids and their best buds get a chance to show off their costumes as well as enter contests such as Pet-Owner Lookalike, Fluffiest Tail, and more!

Halloween in Richmond Town - Staten Island, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Trick-or-treat through a historic village. Bring the kids (in costume, of course!) for some Halloween fun! Bob for apples, jump in the hay, and make a spooky craft to add to your bag of fall goodies! Costumed characters and crisp fall air, all set against the backdrop of Historic Richmond Town’s decorated main village site

Maxim Halloween Party - New York City, NY - Oct 26, 2019
2019: This year’s party is a private event. Ticket link is not available. Normally: Premiere open bars, food, and entertainment

Hudson Halloween - Hudson, NY - Oct 27, 2019
Trick or treat, parade, and costume contest

Family Halloween Party at the Museum of Play - Rochester, NY - Oct 27, 2019
Creep into the museum for Halloween festivities for the whole family. All weekend long, roll dice to find out how many eyes and ears your monster creation should have, play pumpkin-themed games, and practice your zombie walk, plus live entertainment and monster stomp.

Halloween Event at the Two Coves Community Center - Astoria, NY - Oct 27, 2019
Two Coves Community Garden will host a Halloween celebration with spooky readings, hidden candy, face painting, and fortune readings with a witch!

Halloween at the Garden - Flushing, NY - Oct 27, 2019
Everything you need to celebrate Halloween: trick or treat trail, seasonal crafts, performances including a magic show, a carnivorous plant display, and a costume dance party. Show off your Halloween costume and bring your trick-or-treat bags!

Howl-o-ween - Bronx, NY - Oct 27, 2019
Costume contests include: Most Original, Scariest, and Pet / Owner Look-Alike. Bring your pet pooch and join the Halloween family fun!

Halloween Fall Festival - Staten Island, NY - Oct 27, 2019
Enjoy a day of Halloween activities and live music

Toddler Halloween - Bronx, NY - Oct 28, 2019
Families and children ages five years and under are invited to Toddler Halloween at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center. The event will include arts and crafts, games, and sing alongs!

Shocktoberfest - Flushing, NY - Oct 29, 2019
Enjoy music, games, crafts, a pumpkin patch, goodie bags, and more spooky fun. Pumpkins and goodie bags are limited and for children only.

Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla - New York, NY - Oct 30, 2019
Enjoy pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, spooky stories, a costume parade, a festive pumpkin patch, and the Conservancy’s signature Pumpkin Flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight.

Miss Debbie’s Halloween Party - New York, NY - Oct 30, 2019
Dive into Halloween with special arts & crafts activities in Washington Square Park! Make a festive bracelet or keychain out of lanyard and beads, show your spooky spirit with paint and markers, make a jar of SLIME to take home, and paint your own pumpkin!

Toddler Halloween Parade - New York, NY - Oct 30, 2019
A fun-filled parade where toddlers and parents will have the chance to flaunt their Halloween costumes amongst their peers and to the neighborhood. Take pictures in the pumpkin patch, dance and participate in fun Halloween-themed games.

Halloween Parade - Buffalo, NY - Oct 31, 2019
6pm. Every year, the Kenmore Volunteer Fire Department holds a Halloween Parade for Children on Halloween – October 31st. The parade starts at the corner of Delaware Road and Wardman Avenue at 6 PM and ends at the Kenmore Fire Department, 16 Nash Road, where kids enjoy donuts and cider and receive a treat bag.

Toddler Trick or Treat at the Museum of Play - Rochester, NY - Oct 31, 2019
The littlest ghouls and goblins will enjoy spirited Halloween activities and collect prizes during Toddler Trick-or-Treat. Come in costume and journey through the museum for goodies—including crayons, coloring books, and temporary tattoos—with characters such as a wizard, detective, and chef. Craft a Halloween-inspired work of art, take a picture in the pumpkin patch, play a game of Feed the Monster, and more. Plus, check out a book to take home from the Spooky Story Station with your Monroe County Library System card

Halloween Parade - Cohoes, NY - Oct 31, 2019
The Halloween Parade will begin in front of the Knights of Columbus then march down Remsen St to the Cohoes Senior Center for a party sponsored by the Cohoes Rotary Club. Come in costume and have some Halloween Fun!

Haunted Garden - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 31, 2019
Come and get your spook on at the Haunted Garden at First Quincy Street Community Garden! Enter if you dare to grab a treat, check out the Shed of Terror, meet the Queen of the Underworld and listen to some terrifying tunes from the very Scary DJ

Glow-in-the-Dark Paint Night Halloween Special - New York, NY - Oct 31, 2019
Create stunning masterpieces while using glow in the dark paints to bring out your ghoulishly creative side

Halloween Fright - Bronx, NY - Oct 31, 2019
Families and youth ages 8 and older are invited to a spooktacular evening at Hunts Point Recreation Center for the annual Haunted Hall of Terror. Come walk through the Hall of Fright and Terror, and be spooked by zombies and monsters. Children ages 7 and younger are invited to visit the Room of Darkness for a less spooky experience, where they will be greeted by friendly monsters. Free and open to the public

Halloween Garden Party - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 31, 2019
Trick or treating, story time, face painting, music and more

Tricks and Treats at Bryant Park - New York, NY - Oct 31, 2019
It’s a Halloween celebration with magic tricks, face painting, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and a monster mash! Come in costume, pick up a free trick-or-treat bag courtesy of Bank of America, and visit select Holiday Shops for treats

Pumpkin Party - Bronx, NY - Oct 31, 2019
Families and children ages 11 and under are invited to the annual Pumpkin Party at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center. The event will include pumpkin basket giveaways, carnival games, arts and crafts, holiday trick-or-treat, and much more!

Halloween Boo Bash - New York, NY - Oct 31, 2019
Crafts, games, treats, and spooky fun before you go trick-or-treating.

A Haunting We Will Go - Staten Island, NY - Oct 31, 2019
Enjoy a haunted walk with ghouls and goblins, a pumpkin patch, and more

Children’s Halloween Parade - New York, NY - Oct 31, 2019
Parents and children are invited to gather at the Arch in Washington Square Park by 3:00 pm. After the parade, free trick-or-treat bags, games, and rides will await the children on LaGuardia Place between Washington Square South and West 3rd Street.

Harlem Grown’s Halloween Festival - New York, NY - Oct 31, 2019
Face painting, wicked arts and crafts, candied apples, a haunted house, and more! This is a FREE public event open to all ages

Halloween Costume Party - Bronx, NY - Oct 31, 2019
Enjoy sweets, treats, fun, and games. Come in your best costumes. (All ages)

Spooktacular Celebration - Douglastown, NY - Oct 31, 2019
Enjoy a ghoulish gathering at this fun Halloween celebration at APEC! Come in costume to play games, design a creepy craft, and pick a pumpkin to take home. Dare to take an upclose look at snakes, tarantulas, and cockroaches.

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

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