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 Ohio.
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!
Akron Zoo Howloween Celebration - Akron, OH - Oct 9 to Oct 31, 2020
Boo at the Zoo has been canceled for 2020 and replaced with Howloween Celebration. Special member-only days, Come in costume (non scary for adults) and take selfies at themed stations throughout the zoo, meet some of the animals and watch them enjoy pumpkin treats, and receive a treat bag at the end. They also have Teal Pumpkin Project treat bags (non food treats for those kiddos with allergies) so everyone can have fun. Boo at the Zoo should retun in 2021. Normally: Dress your little ghosts and goblins in their costumes for everyone’s favorite non-scary Halloween event, Boo at the Zoo, presented by Acme Fresh Market. Bring your own bag or bucket to collect treats from 12 themed treat stations located throughout the zoo. There is a separately ticketed “Zoothing Boo at the Zoo” for those with special needs who need a more quiet atmosphere, for which they will open an hour early on the first day.
Findlay|Hancock County Halloween Parade - Findlay, OH - Oct 10 to Oct 31, 2020
The parade is canceled for 2020 (look for its return in 2021) but they have planned several fun contests for the month of October. See their website for more information. Normally: The parade is open to all Findlay and Hancock County groups, organizations, businesses, and schools.
Little Boo at the Zoo - Toledo, OH - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2020
Little Boo is the pre-school pirates’ and princesses’ chance to delight without the fright! Toddlers and preschool aged children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to trick or treat throughout the Zoo and enjoy puppet shows, strolling magic, character meet & greets, crafts and games sized just for them. Toledo Zoo has partnered with FARE as part of the Teal Pumpkin Project, so they will offer non-food treats as an option so all can enjoy the event safely and be able to receive a treat at EVERY station.
Boo at the Zoo – Columbus Zoo - Powell, OH - Oct 16 to Nov 1, 2020
Bring the whole family out to this merry-not-scary Halloween event, held weekends at the Columbus Zoo. Trick or treating around the zoo, Jack-o-Lantern seek-and-find, pirate deance party, Zoo Boo Choo Choo, and more.
HallZOOween - Cincinnati, OH - Oct 17 to Oct 25, 2020
2020 modifications include a prefilled bag of treats instead of trick or treat stations. Weekends at the Cincinnati Zoo feature trick or treat stations across the zoo, Hide and Seek Fiona, special animal encounters, magic shows, Hogwarts Express, Scare-osel and more! Kids are encouraged to wear costumes.
Spooky Pooch Parade - Lakewood, OH - Oct 17, 2020
Virtual for 2020. This one is for the dogs…but you’re invited, too. LakewoodAlive’s annual Spooky Pooch Parade brings the bark to Kauffman Park on from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. when dogs will rule the day in downtown Lakewood.
Halloween Treat Street - Deerfield Heights, OH - Oct 23, 2020
A spell-binding evening of fun for the whole family with trick or treating from store to store at Deerfield Towne Center.
Official Halloween Bar Crawl Columbus - Columbus, OH - Oct 24 to Oct 31, 2020
Bar crawl organized by Elite Bar Crawls.
Akron Charity Ball – Halloween Edition - Akron, OH - Oct 30, 2020
A virtual celebration for 2020. A big Akron Halloween party that raises funds for two local nonprofits each year.
HighBall - Columbus, OH - Oct 31, 2020
Virual for 2020. Celebrating costumes and creativity over two nights on High Street.
Monsterfield Masquerade - Mansfield, OH - Oct 31, 2020
Downtown Trick or Treat in Mansfield with more than 60 participating merchants and the Halloween Parade. The parade route will start at the corner of N. Main St. and 5th St., move south on N. Main St, head west on Park Ave, then head north on Walnut St. The parade will start at 12:00pm
Halloween Howl - Kettering, OH - Oct 12, 2019
A morning of Halloween fun for preschoolers and their families including games, crafts, entertainment and much more.
Candy Crawl - Cleveland Heights, OH - Oct 18, 2019
Goblins, ghosts and characters galore will be out on Lee Road. The fun starts at 5pm and ends at 7pm.
Hauntaquarium - Cleveland, OH - Oct 18 to Oct 27, 2019
Bring the little buccaneers and join the Greater Cleveland Aquarium for a trick-or-treat pirate party. Search for treasure and enjoy magic, face painting, animal encounters, games, a deejayed dance party and so much more! Stay warm and dry during this not-so-spooky Halloween high seas adventure.
Boo-Tanical Bash - Cleveland, OH - Oct 18 to Oct 19, 2019
Enjoy all of the splendors of the season at Boo-tanical Bash at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Trick-or-treat stations throughout the decorated gardens, games in the Hershey Children’s Garden, spooky science demonstrations from Dr. Mark, Music & Moves from the Beck Center, and much more.
Huber Heights Spooktacular Cruise In - Huber Heights, OH - Oct 19, 2019
Costumes encouraged, food trucks and local restaurants, door prizes, goodie bags, raffles.
Halloween on the Hill - Akron, OH - Oct 24, 2019
An afternoon of trick-or-treating, a coloring contest, costume contest and more, held at the Chapel Hill Mall.
Halloween Hullabaloo - Strongsville, OH - Oct 25, 2019
Dress in your costume and enjoy a family Halloween party at the Rec Center. There will be candy, games, inflatables, dancing, crafts, cookie decorating, plus hot dogs, chips and Halloween treats.
HalleBOOia - Columbus, OH - Oct 25, 2019
Annual Halloween concert featuring student vocalists and instrumentalists dressed in full Halloween attire. The concert is free and open to the public (early arrival is encouraged).
Official Cincinnati Halloween Bar Crawl - Cincinnati, OH - Oct 26, 2019
Crawl multiple bars with drink specials and great music for one price. Come get your BOOze on!
Amherst Halloween Parade - Amherst, OH - Oct 26, 2019
Children of all ages are invited to a Halloween Parade Party. Come join the Halloween fun of not so spooky stories, craft and library trick or treating. Wearing a costume is optional but will be great for parade pictures!
Trick or Treat at the Conservatory - Columbus, OH - Oct 26 to Oct 27, 2019
Wear your costume and visit trick-or-treat stations throughout the Conservatory biomes and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden. Remember to dress for the weather: stations are located both indoors and outside!
Boo Fest - Liberty Township, OH - Oct 26, 2019
Enjoy face painters, pumpkin decorating and live music, plus pet parade, magician, and trick-or-treating around Liberty Center.
Trick or Treat inside the Hartville Marketplace - Hartville, OH - Oct 26, 2019
Bring the kids for a fun day of indoor trick or treating throughout the Hartville Marketplace building! Free
Athens Halloween - Athens, OH - Oct 26, 2019
A free Halloween party in the home of Ohio University.
Trauma - Columbus, OH - Oct 30 to Nov 2, 2019
Halloween Hoopla - Swanton, OH - Nov 2, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: A family friendly event including trick or treating, games, straw maze, pedal cart races and more.
Great Pumpkin Carve Out – Boardman, OH – Oct 11-13, 2019
Howloween Howl – Kettering, OH – Oct 12, 2019
Pumpkin Walk at Twilight – Youngstown, OH – Oct 13, 2019