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 Pennsylvania.
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!
Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Street - Langhorne, PA - Sep 26 to Nov 1, 2020
Come in costume and celebrate silly, not-too-spooky fun at The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular® at Sesame Place, held on select dates from September 20 through November 3. Guests can swing, fly and cruise on Count von Count-themed mechanical rides, enjoy special Halloween-themed shows, trick-or-treat around the park, explore a maze, participate in a scavenger hunt, decorate pumpkins, decorating and see everyone’s favorite furry friends dressed up in costume, both around the park and in a parade
Haunted Pittsburgh Cruise - Pittsburgh, PA - Oct 2 to Oct 30, 2020
Does the “Monongahela Monster” really exist? Who haunts the old Allegheny County Jail? Learn the answers to these questions and many more aboard this entertaining cruise!
Scarecrow Walk & Design Contest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 3 to Nov 1, 2020
13th year. This year participants may create a scarecrow for the theme: Fairy Tale ‘Crows. All entries will be on display on Scarecrow Walk at Morris Arboretum for almost four weeks.
ZooBoo – Erie Zoo - Erie, PA - Oct 15 to Oct 30, 2020
Modification for 2020: prepacked bag of goodies for each participating child. This year’s ZooBoo will continue to be “scary, but not too scary” with lots of fun for the whole family! The kids get to meet the troll who guards the Children’s Zoo Bridge, dance to some creepy tunes, hang out with some special guests (on select dates) and chat with the Talking Pumpkin. But the best part for every child 12 years and under is the goodies passed out at each of trick-or-treating booths of course! It will be an event you will want to visit again and again
ZooBoo - Pittsburgh, PA - Oct 17 to Oct 25, 2020
Modifications made for 2020 include timed drive through tickets. Normally: Kid-friendly Halloween event occurring throughout the Zoo grounds. Enter the not-so-scary haunt spots, if you dare. Create creepy crafts at Casper’s Craft Corner. Race through the children’s hay maze. Show off your spooktacular costumes in the Halloween parade and costume contest. Be wowed with magic, meet your favorite characters, and show off your dance moves. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, collecting treats and supporting local businesses at this daytime family favorite event.
Great Pumpkin Carve - Chadds Ford, PA - Oct 22 to Oct 24, 2020
Some changes for 2020 including socially-distanced, drive through trail for viewing pumpkins. This annual tradition is a three day event in October with over 60 local artists carving giant pumpkins. The pumpkins will be lit after the carving is completed and then displayed all three nights-Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Treat yourself to great food and fall treats offered by area eateries, enjoy live music, hayrides, a haunted trail and more.
Halloween Karoake MASK-uerade - Warrendale, PA - Oct 24, 2020
Costume party with over $1000 grand prize
Johnstown Halloween Parade - Johnstown, PA - Oct 25, 2020
For 2020, a reverse parade – the floats, marching bands, majorettes, dance teams, and non-profit groups will remain stationary. The parade spectators will follow the parade route in their cars, checking out all the excitement along the way.
Lititz Lions Halloween Parade - Lititz, PA - Oct 26, 2020
Starts at 7PM at Locust and Main Street traveling west on Main Street and ending at the square. Lions Food Stand and Parade judges will be located at Main and Cedar Street. Prizes are awarded to Group, Float, and Children entries.
Centre Region Halloween Costume Parade - State College, PA - Oct 28, 2020
Modifications for 2020: Drive up costume contest at the Nittany Mall parking lot, with judging and prizes awarded to different costume categories. Normally: The parade forms on Burrows Rd in the block between College Ave and Beaver Ave. at 6:30 PM. Step Off is promptly at 7 PM. Costume judging, with over 10 different costume categories takes place at Memorial Field with cash prizes and candy treats provided by the State College Lions Club
Mischief at the Mutter - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 30, 2020
A precarious party full of marvel and fright is brewing at the Mütter for another night. Enjoy tasty drinks from the bar and view the collections, but watch out for the spirits or you may need some protection! Keep specters at bay with your festive disguises, but don’t be shocked if the Mütter holds a few scary surprises…
Halloween in Manayunk - Manayunk, PA - Oct 31, 2020
Halloween in Manayunk offers a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween on Main Street! From the kids and pets costume parade in Pretzel Park, to trick-or-treating at your favorite businesses, there is a variety of activities for families to celebrate the holiday!
Catawissa Halloween Parade - Catawissa, PA - Oct 31, 2020
2020 theme: Wild West
Scarecrow Festival - Lahaska, PA - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2019
A weekend of fall family fun including scarecrow-making workshops, pumpkin painting, live musical entertainment and children’s activities.
Screamin’ Green Hauntoween - Easton, PA - Sep 21 to Oct 31, 2019
Monster-ific crafts and special spooky happenings all month long: special Annual Passholder events, sensory night, special visitors, trick-or-treating, and a live slime-themed show that’s fun for the whole family! Celebrate the magic of autumn all while exploring 27 exciting hands-on attractions. All events and activities are included with general admission
Jack-o-Lantern Lane - Allentown, PA - Sep 21 to Nov 3, 2019
Explore light, optical illusions, and fun sensory challenges.
Boo at the Zoo – Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 12 to Oct 27, 2019
Philadelphia Zoo’s annual Boo at the Zoo extravaganza returns for THREE spooky weekends. Bring your family and little ones for a day of spooky adventures, including trick-or-treat safari, Extinction Graveyard, fall food offerings throughout the zoo’s snack bars, hay bale maze, giant pumpkin wall and more!
Allentown Halloween Parade - Allentown, PA - Oct 13, 2019
Annual parade through Allentown. This year’s theme is Harvest Fest. Parade begins at 2pm and proceeds from Allentown Fairgrounds to Hamilton Street via 17th Street, and proceeds to end at 9th and Hamilton
Hershey Halloween Parade - Hershey, PA - Oct 15, 2019
Be sure to position yourself along the parade route to receive some of the delicious candy donated from The Hershey Company! Parade begins at 7pm.
Millersburg Halloween Parade - Millersburg, PA - Oct 16, 2019
Nightmare Festival - Artemus, PA - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2019
Two days of music with haunted decor, acrobatic & dance performances, delicious food, and more
Lehigh Valley Jack-o-Lantern Festival - Allentown, PA - Oct 19, 2019
Live music, pumpkin carving, costume parade and contest, hayrides, clowns and face painting, and more.
Elizabethville Halloween Parade - Elizabethtown, PA - Oct 21, 2019
Middletown Halloween Parade - Middletown, PA - Oct 21, 2019
Organizers – local Kiwanis club – are stepping down after 66 years of leading this parade, a tradition in Middletown since 1916. Likely not to return unless another organization steps up. In the past: For spectators, the parade officially begins at the intersection of Race and Conewago Streets, proceeding north on Race Street. It will make a left onto Water Street heading West, then a left Union Street heading South, the parade will disperse just before Karn’s Market. Judge’s stand will be in the parking cut-out just above the Brownstone on the west side.
Camp Hill Parade - Camp Hill, PA - Oct 22, 2019
Paxtang Lions Club Halloween Parade - Paxtang, PA - Oct 22, 2019
Phoenixville Halloween Parade - Phoenixville, PA - Oct 23, 2019
Witch Craft Beer Crawl - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 23, 2019
Grab your broomstick and fly around East Passyunk Avenue during the annual Witch CRAFT Beer Crawl, from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, with registration at Garage Passyunk (1231 East Passyunk). Up to 500 witches will enjoy seasonal craft beers bubbling up in cauldrons at more than a dozen bars and restaurants.
East Hanover Township Halloween Parade - Grantville, PA - Oct 24, 2019
7pm at Grantville Fire Department Carnival Grounds
Monster Madness Sleepover - Pittsburgh, PA - Oct 25, 2019
A frightfully fun evening guaranteed to make your hair stand on end. . . literally! It’s a deliciously gross, ghastly good time to be had by all young witches, wizards, and monsters. Costumes encouraged!
Wicked at Xfinity Live - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 25 to Oct 26, 2019
5 parties under one roof! Let your inner evil come out this Halloween at Xfinity Live! at Philly’s hottest and biggest Halloween-night party of the year – WICKED. Sin your way through multiple amazing party locations under one roof with multiple outdoor patios and more — all ready for you & your friends to see!
Trick or Treat & Zombie Ball - State College, PA - Oct 25, 2019
Many vendors in the Nittany Mall pass out candy and goodies to the kids for a safe trick-or-treat experience.
Boo n Brew Halloween Dance Cruise - Pittsburgh, PA - Oct 26, 2019
Free psychic and tarot card readings, prizes and mingle with BOB FM on-air personalities. At 8 pm, the party hits the water with the band “Random Play” playing all your favorites. Don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes for your chance to win great prizes including concert and event tickets, and a grand prize – $1500 Green Apple Barter Travel Certificate!
Trick or Treat Trail - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 26, 2019
Held at Franklin Square in Philadelphia.
Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 26, 2019
East Passyunk Avenue BID invites you and your family for a double dose of spooktacular fun! Bring the whole family out for a Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday. Look for free activities for kids, adults and Fido too! Shop from dozens of crafters, enjoy fall fare, and explore events all along East Passyunk Avenue.
Nightmare on Broad Street - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 26, 2019
Held at Xfinity Live.
Slasher Halloween Party - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 26, 2019
Annual party at the Twisted Tail
Halloween at Barcade - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 26, 2019
Trick or Trot 5K - Wexford, PA - Oct 26, 2019
Frankenstate Costume Party Spooktacular - Beaver Falls, PA - Oct 26, 2019
Put on your scariest costume and head to Brady’s Run Ice Arena for Frankenskate! Prizes for best costumes will be awarded and treats available from the bake shop. $6.00 admission. Kids 3 and under free!
Trunk or Treat at Limerick Community Park - Limerick, PA - Oct 26, 2019
Enjoy an afternoon at the park in a safe trick or treating setting with local businesses and organizations.
Fairmount Halloween Festival & Parade - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 27, 2019
Come in costume and enjoy a FREE annual Halloween event with even more festive-fun included! Make-n-take art stations will be in full swing
York Halloween Parade - York, PA - Oct 27, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021!
Easton-Phillipsburg Halloween Parade - Easton, PA - Oct 27, 2019
The Phillipsburg-Easton Halloween Parade is a tradition that attracts thousands of residents from both Easton & Phillipsburg. This parade is the event of the year that binds two communities to showcase local bands, entertainers, non-profit organizations, local businesses, and community groups.
Red Lion Halloween Parade - Red Lion, PA - Oct 28, 2019
Hummelstown Halloween Parade - Hummelstown, PA - Oct 28, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: Parade starts 7pm
Halloween Party at Howl - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 31, 2019
Howl at the Moon Philadelphia hosts another Halloween party with drink specials, games, and a costume contest.
Halloween Tot Parade - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 31, 2019
Modifications for 2020: Parade is canceled but Spruce Hill Community Association is discussing alternative Halloween fun – visit their Facebook page to find out what they plan! Normally: Tots and their parents/guardians are invited to the annual Spruce Hill Halloween Parade and Party. The parade will kick off at 4:30 p.m. at 45th and Larchwood, but gathering will begin at 4 p.m. The parade ends on “Little Osage” (4200 block of Osage Ave.), where the tots will be treated to cider, baked goods and other treats provided by neighbors and local businesses.
Dracula’s Ball - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 31, 2019
Postponed to future date (TBD).
Halloween Party at Howl - Pittsburgh, PA - Nov 1, 2019
Howl at the Moon Pittsburgh hosts another Halloween party with drink specials, games, and a costume contest.
Haunted Brewery Bash - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 1, 2019
Held at Manayunk Brewing Company. If craft beer, a great crowd, and a hauntingly good time is what you are looking for, you are in luck with Manayunk’s largest party! Party it up with two floors of entertainment & DJs, a heated covered outdor patio, and tons of new friends. Drink specials, VIP Open Bar, and an amazing costume contest.
Trunk or Treat – Limerick – Oct 21, 2017
Paxtang Halloween Parade – Paxtang, PA – Oct 24, 2017
Johnstown Halloween Parade – Johnstown, PA – Oct 24, 2017
Halloween Parade – Camp Hill Borough – Oct 24, 2017
Halloween Parade – Mount Holly Springs, PA – Oct 25, 2017
Halloween Parade – East Pennsboro, PA – Oct 25, 2017
Hanover Halloween Parade – Hanover, PA – Oct 26, 2017
Masquerade Costume Ball – Boalsburg, PA – Oct 27, 2017
Kooky Spooky Halloween Party – Erie, PA – Oct 28, 2017
Nittany Mall Trick or Treat – State College, PA – Oct 28, 2017
Catawissa Halloween Parade – Catawissa, PA – Oct 28, 2017
York Halloween Parade – York, PA – Oct 29, 2017
Easton-Phillipsburg Halloween Parade – Oct 29, 2017
CRPR Halloween Costume Parade – State College, PA – Oct 29, 2017
Hummelstown Halloween Parade – Hummelstown, PA – Oct 30, 2017
Halloween Parade – Red Lion, PA – Oct 30, 2017
Halloween Parade – Lititz, PA – Oct 30, 2017
Halloween Parade – Elizabethville, PA – Oct 30, 2017