Get the Halloween costumes ready so the kids can go out trick-or-treating and enjoy the events around Louisville, Kentucky in 2017. Check out some of the family-friendly events with activities for children in Louisville for Halloween.
“The World’s Largest Halloween Party”
Oct. 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-19 @ 5 p.m.
Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40212
“The World’s Largest Halloween Party,” presented by Meijer, will offer non-scary fun for children. The zoo will be magically transformed into a fantasy storybook with lighted pumpkins, decorations, and colorfully costumed characters. There will be trick-or-treating for kids 11 and under. Special tickets will be required, so see the zoo website for ticket information.
Halloween Carnival and Trunk or Treat
Oct. 7 @ 4 p.m.
Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Ave., 40206
Kids will have fun with the treats and bounce houses at the Halloween Carnival. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Louisville Halloween Parade & Festival
Oct. 8 @ 12 p.m.
Baxter Ave., Louisville, KY
The biggest Halloween parade and festival in Louisville, this will be a day of family fun. New this year will be the street festival with live entertainment and craft booths. The parade will stop off at 4 p.m. and will include fire dancers, which will be a new addition. Dress in costume for the costume contest and have fun with the family. There will be trick-or-treating at participating businesses for kids. Admission will be free.
Oct. 12-Nov. 5 @ 6 p.m.
Iroquois Amphitheater — 1080 Amphitheater Road, Louisville, KY 40214
Iroquois Park will display 5,000 carved and illuminated pumpkins, lighting the trail and creating an illuminated art show. Tickets will be $10-$16, children under 3 will be admitted free.
Fest-O-Ween at Paddock Shops
Oct. 15 @ 1 p.m.
Paddock Shops, 4055 Summit Plaza Dr., Louisville, KY 40241
Take the kids for this free community event with trick-or-treating and children’s activities. Get a free pumpkin with a $10 receipt from any Paddock Shops retails, while supplies last.
Jack O’ Lantern Stroll
Oct. 20 @ 6 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi, 1579 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40205
One of the premier Halloween events in ‘Kentuckiana,’ will be free and fun for the family. The stroll will offer trick-or-treating, crafts, games, live music, members of the Louisville League of Mascots, athletes from the University of Louisville, live music, and Louisville’s largest pumpkin pie from Heitzman’s Traditional Bakery.
Glendale Crossing Festival
Oct. 21 @ 8 a.m.
212 Glendale Hodgenville Road W., Glendale, Ky. 42740
The Glendale Crossing Festival will feature about 500 booths selling arts, crafts, and food. The Crossing Festival Parade on Main Street will step off at 10 a.m. and will include an assortment of colorful flats, old tractors, cars, and much more. Admission will be free.
Corn Island Storytelling Festival
Oct. 21 @ 7 p.m.
Blackacre State Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead, 3200 Tucker Station Rd., Louisville, KY 40299
The Corn Island Storytelling festival, named after Louisville’s first settlement, was a well-known event for three decades before ending in 2007. The festival returns, featuring the debut of Bob Thompson’s new book Hitchhiker. The festival will be kid-friendly and will include storytelling, face painting, and a Native American teepee. Admission will be $8.
Halloween in Brown Park
Oct. 28 @ 11 a.m.
Brown Park — 415 Kresge Way, St, Matthews, KY 40207
Matthews will present this free, family-friendly festival to give families a safe place to take children trick-or-treating. Over 50 area businesses will set up trick-or-treat station in Brown Park, along with fun activities including hay rides, games, and bounce houses.