Events by Date

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Pumpkin Glow on Des Peres Pond

12325 Manchester Road, Des Peres, MO 63131


Friday, October 6, 2023

From 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

“Join us at Des Peres Park for our annual pumpkin glow! At sunset (6:30 p.m.), we will launch Jack-O-Lanterns onto the pond! Bring your pre-carved creation and be a part of our magical float! Participants are welcome to bring a picnic dinner and s’mores supplies. Marshmallow roasting sticks and campfires will be available. 

Pumpkins for the float must meet the following guidelines: 

  • Click here to view the pumpkin guideline packet. 
  • Check in for pumpkins starts at 5:30 p.m.
  • Must be pre-carved
  • No more than 8 pounds once hollowed out – approximately no larger than a soccer ball
  • Must be rounder/flat (taller/skinny pumpkins will not stand up on floatation devices)
  • Must have a “top/lid” (note: pumpkins will be attached to floatation device through the base)
  • To keep the water clean, pumpkins cannot have any artificial decorations (i.e. paint, glitter, marker, food dye, paper, plastic, light bulbs, candles)
  • Pumpkins will not be returned after the float. All pumpkins will be composted.

Registration is per pumpkin. $15/Member & Resident; $18/Non-Resident. A pumpkin floatation device, glow stick and marshmallow roasting stick will be provided for each Jack-O-Lantern registered for the event. Registration deadline is 9/29.

Pumpkin Plunge at Renaud’s Center

Renaud Center, 2650 Tri Sports Cir, O’Fallon, MO 63368


October 6, 2023

Bring your little swimmers to dive for pumpkins at the annual Pumpkin Plunge at Renaud Center in O’Fallon, MO. Swimmers ages 1-5 can participate in the Jr. Pumpkin Plunge in the kiddle pool area from 11am – noon for $12/each. Kids ages 3-12 can participate in the regular plunge from either 5:20-6:30PM or 7-8PM for $17/each (discount available for Renaud members). Registration required, spots are limited. Register through the City of O’Fallon website starting Sept. 1.

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Trucks and Treats

Central Park

16365 Lydia Hill Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017


Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 10am – 1pm

Come climb up in the driver’s seat and explore our big maintenance trucks, emergency vehicles, machines, and more. This event is for the whole family and allows children time to explore and learn about rarely accessible vehicles and their daily functions. Everyone is welcome to come in costume and participate in our activities and pick up spooky treats. This event is FREE!


Monster Mash Family Bingo Night

Schroeder Park

359 Old Meramec Station Road, Ballwin, MO 63021


Wednesday, October 11, 2023 from 6 – 7:30pm

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Test your luck and have fun learning how to play BINGO with your family, Includes bingo with prizes, pizza, and drinks at the Manchester Park Building. Costumes are welcome!

This event is for all ages. (Registration opens August 1)  $8/res.; $10.40/non-res.

Screen on the Green / Double Feature

Blanchette Park

1900 Randolph Street, St. Charles, MO 63301


Friday, October 13, 2023

Movie begins at 7:15PM (concessions start at 6:15PM)

Kick start your Halloween festivities with us at our annual FREE Screen on the Green movie in the park event featuring the classic 1982 hit E. T.  

  • No outside food or drinks allowed into this event. Your favorite movie snack, soda and beer will be available for purchase at the concession stand.
  • We recommend bringing along lawn chairs or a blanket for seating.

Western St. Charles Chamber of Commerce TRUNK or TREAT

B+B Theatres, Wentzville Tower 12

100 Wentzville Bluffs Drive, Wentzville, MO 63385


Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 5 – 7:30PM

The Western St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce is excited to present our 7th Annual Truck-or-Treat event at B&B Theatres in Wentzville! Join us on Thursday, October 19th, 2023, from 5:00 – 7:30 PM for our *Biggest Community Event of the Year!* The theme for 2023 is Movie Monsters and will be a walk-thru Trunk-or-Treat.


The Enchanted Forest at The Nature Institute 

2213 S. Levis Lane, Godfrey, IL 62035


October 20th from 6 – 9pm

Join The Nature Institute for a magical evening of Halloween fun! Enchanted Forest will take place on October 20th from 6 – 9 pm. This family-friendly event will include a self-guided hike, face painting, yard games, a cozy fire, and educational activities. Children will receive a passport to be stamped by all of the nocturnal animal characters that they meet along the trail. Every child will receive a bag of goodies in exchange for their completed passport!

No pre-registration, pay at the gate.

$5/person, children 2 years and under are free.

National Museum of Transportation Trick or Track

2933 Barrett Station Rd, St. Louis, MO 63122


Oct 21, 2023 from 9AM – 3PM

The National Museum of Transportation is hosting its BOO-tiful annual Trick or Track event on Saturday, October 21, 2023. More information is coming soon.

Pumpkin Plunge at the North Pointe Aquatic Center

335 Holloway Road, Ballwin, MO 63021



October 22, 2022 from 5 – 8PM

Enjoy a spooky evening plunging into our aquatic pumpkin patch! Participants will have a chance to dive and select a pumpkin of their own to decorate! Parents are welcome to accompany younger non-swimmers. We will have paint and stickers to decorate our pumpkins with all types of designs. Following the plunge, participants will have free swim!

Pre-registration is required.

The Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race

Eureka, MO

Saturday, October 22, 2023

5K, 10K and Half Marathon start at 7:00am

Fun Run starts at 9am

The Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race features a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run – with a special Halloween twist! From the serious road racer to the family dressed head-to-toe in costume, this is a can’t-miss fall event!

Register Here!

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Halloween Walk

Kirkwood City Hall

139 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, MO


Downtown Kirkwood’s annual Halloween Walk will be held Thursday, October 26 with trick-or-treating for children from 5-7 p.m. at participating businesses.  Trick-or-treat locations are located throughout Downtown Kirkwood and participants will give free candy to children while supplies last. Kirkwood City Hall will hand out candy prior the walk from 4-5 p.m.

Healthy History-Lovin’ Halloween Party

Missouri History Museum

5700 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63112


October 26, 2023 from 4:30 – 7PM

Come to the Missouri History Museum for a movin’ and groovin’ candy-free Halloween party! Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes while they participate in museum exhibit trick-or-treating (candy free); Halloween-inspired spooktacular stretches; and active fun with our community collaborators, Healthworks! Kids Museum and Reedy Press. Make sure to stop by the trick-or-treat table featuring the book Missouri Weird and Wonderful by author Amanda Doyle and illustrator Dan Zettwoch. Make your own creepy, quirky crafts—and if you are extra brave, we will have limited access to our family-friendly Haunted History Clubhouse at 30-minute intervals. If you’re up for a later evening, stick around for the annual Ghost Stories and Guitars concert from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

Costumes are welcome for all, but please do not bring pretend weapons.


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Night of Fright at Kinetic Park

7801 Town Square Avenue, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368


Friday, October 27, 2023 AT 6 PM – 10 PM

Come to St. Charles County Kinetic Park dressed in your Halloween costume from 6-10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27 for Night of Fright. Candy and prizes will be awarded for the best costume and you’ll get extra points if you decorate your bike, skateboard or scooter. Watch an old time Halloween movie on an inflatable screen. A parent-signed waiver and helmets are required to ride. For more information, call the park at 636-561-4964.

Harvest Festival at Stacy Park

Stacy Park

9750 Old Bonhomme Road, Olivette, MO 63132


Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 6 – 8pm

Hayride, Not-So Spooky Trail Walk, Costume Contest, S’mores, Magic Show, Petting Zoo, Photo Booth, & More! Costume Contest Categories: Scariest, Funniest, Most Original, and Best All Around

Free! Food and drinks available for purchase. Event is weather-dependent.

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Bug Ball at the Butterfly House

Faust Park, 15193 Olive Boulevard, Faust Park Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017


**The Butterfly House’s Bug Ball is taking a break in 2023.  We are excited to partner with our friends in Faust Park for their Jack O’Lantern Trail.**

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Jack-o-Lantern Trail

Faust Park

15025 Faust Park, Chesterfield, MO 63017


October 28, 2023 from 6 – 8PM

There is no fear of hiking for treats at night during the Halloween season when you are guided by the light and spirit of Jack O’Lanterns leading you to the reward of a trunk or treat. Costumes are not required but are certainly welcome. Admission can be purchased in advance or at the gate. For advance reservations, call 314-615-8344. Entrance to the event will be in 15-minute increments beginning at 6 pm. Pre-register:$8/person At the Gate: $10/person.

Science Spooktacular at the St. Louis Science Center

5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110


**Coming October 2024**

Babler’s Halloween Weekend

800 Guy Park Drive, Wildwood, MO


 October 28-9, 2023

Join us in celebrating Halloween weekend!

Saturday, Oct. 28

  • Crawling Creepers
    Join an interpreter for a spine-tingling time as we learn about Babler’s secretive, creepy and crawly residents. Meet at the visitor center at 10 a.m.
  • Slither Me Timbers
    Slither on over to meet one of Babler’s resident snakes and learn about snakes, including how they are beneficial to you. Meet at the visitor center at 2 p.m.
  • Babler’s Howl-oween
    Take part in trick-or-treating at the visitor center only from 4-8 p.m.
  • Camper Judging
    Any camper who wants to participate in the Halloween decorating contest will be rated by a panel of judges. The winner will be announced later that night. Judging starts in the campground at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 29

Batty Business
Join an interpreter in learning about Missouri’s only flying mammals. Meet at the visitor center at 10 a.m.

Legendary Central West End Halloween

Central West End


Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 11AM – Midnight

Festivities kick off with fun daytime activities for the whole family. Then, as the sun sets, the party continues with an adults-only bash and costume contest, known for its elaborate, complex, and outrageous costumes and featuring cash and prizes!

The Legendary CWE Halloween party is FREE and open to the public.

Purina Farms Howl-o-Ween Fest

500 William Danforth Way Gray Summit, MO 63039


Trick-or-treat and enjoy not-so-scary fun for the whole family, dogs included, this October 27-29! Dress your family and your pup in their favorite costumes to participate in our Costume Paw-ty.

More information coming soon!

Halloween Fun Fest

Whitecliff Park, 9245 Whitecliff Pk Ln, St. Louis, MO 63126


October 28, 2023 from 11AM – 2PM

They did the mash- they did the Monster Mash?! It’s starting to feel like Halloween at Whitecliff Park, and we want you to celebrate with us! There will be bounce houses, a DJ, hayrides, face painting, food trucks and more to get everyone in the fall spirit! Attendees are encouraged to dress up and participate in the costume contest at 1pm. Admission will be charged for children only ($5).

Gateway Arch Halloween Costume Riverboat Cruise

October 28, 2023 from 8:30 – 11 pm

Reservations required. Ages 21+

Scare up some fun on our Halloween Costume Party Cruise! Dance to a DJ, enjoy the cash bar, and compete in our costume contest. The winner will receive two tickets to our New Year’s Eve Cruise.

Halloween Carnival

Rec Plex, 5250 Mexico Rd, St Peters, MO 63376 


Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 11 am to 1 pm

Get the family together, dress up in costume and enjoy a wholesome, fun time together at the Rec-Plex Halloween Carnival! Enjoy games, crafts, lunch and more! Lunch will be a beef hot dog, chips and a soda or water. Appropriate for ages 10 and under.

Wear a costume and receive a special treat at check-in. Family-friendly costumes only!

Both children and their parents/guardians must register. Registration for Rec-Plex Members will begin September 1, registration for the General Public on September 4.

Trunk or Treat at 9 Mile Garden

9375 Gravois Road, Affton, MO 63123


Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 2 to 5 pm

Bring the family out for their annual Trunk or Treat at 9 Mile Garden!

Pumpkin Carving in the Park

Suson Park: 6073 Wells Road, St. Louis, MO 63128


October 30, 2023 from 4 – 6 pm

Hey Kids! (And adults, too!). It’s time for Halloween and time for pumpkin carving! Join a park ranger for a fun afternoon of carving pumpkins in the park. Pumpkins, carving tools, and designs will be provided.

The best part? When you’re done, you walk away with your pumpkin and leave the mess behind!

All ages welcome

Advanced registration required

Halloween Parade

Downtown (Broadway) Alton, IL 62002

October 31, 2023 at 7PM

Ghost and goblins beware, the “Most Haunted Small Town in America” will be out in full force at this year’s annual Halloween Parade. See Alton’s scariest costumes and comical characters with over 40 participants including floats, bands and costumed marchers! Alton Illinois boasts one of the oldest Halloween parades in the United States- you don’t want to miss one of the spookiest parades in one of America’s most haunted towns!


The parade will begin at the corner of Washington Avenue and Broadway and continue on Broadway to Piasa Street. The parade will then turn right onto Piasa to 9th Street.

Ongoing Events

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Fright Fest at Six Flags

4900 Six Flags Road, Eureka, MO 63025


Select Nights: September 16 – October 29

Thrills by Day (FAMILY FRIENDLY) 


*No park re-entry after 8 pm*
*NO COSTUMES for guests 13 and older*
*NO Face Masks or Face Paint*
*Daytime hours are not as scary for younger kids. Costumed characters emerge and interact with guests after sundown.*
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Big Joel’s Spooky Safari

13187 State Hwy M, Wright City, Missouri 63390


Spooky Safari begins September 28th and goes thru October 31st, 2023 during regular park days and hours.

Weekdays 9:00 – 3:00 pm

Saturdays 9:00 – 5:00 pm & Sundays 10:00 – 5:00 pm

Fall time is the park owners Big Joel & Mimi’s favorite time of the year. During this time of the year the park is decorated for the Halloween and Fall season, transforming Big Joel’s Safari into Big Joel’s Spooky Safari! Stay tuned for more as the fall approaches and new things!

Halloween Celebrations at Grant’s Farm

10501 Gravois Rd, St. Louis 63123


Oct 6-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29, 2023 from 5 – 10PM

Halloween Celebrations select nights in October. Ticket required – $12/ea (ages 3 & under free). Parking is an additional free and purchased separately.

BOOterfly House: Bewitching Bugs and Botanicals

Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

Faust Park, 15193 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63017


BOOterfly House runs Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm, October 1 – 30.

Closed Mondays

This October, slink on over to our family-friendly house of insect fun! Join Professor von Flytrapp and friends as they celebrate all things spooktacularly hair-raising! Face frightful friends in the Creepy Crawly Cave, watch out for Botanicals Gone Mad in our Tropical Conservatory, and spy on spectacular spiders with the Muffet Family. Creep on over as the Butterfly House becomes the BOOterfly House this October! 

Advanced tickets are required, you can purchase them HERE 

*fun for younger kids*

Legends and Lanterns

Historic St. Charles

St. Charles, MO 63301


2023 Dates & Times

Sat, 10/14:     11am to 6pm
Sun, 10/15:    Noon to 5pm  
Sat, 10/21:     11am to 6pm
Sun, 10/22:    Noon to 5pm
Fri, 10/27:      5pm to 8pm
Sat, 10/28:     11am to 8pm
Sun, 10/29:    Noon to 5pm

Legends & Lanterns®, a “spirited” journey through Halloween History is an annual event that finds its inspiration from the past.

From the vintage charm of Halloween in the 1910s-1930s, to the historical rituals and customs brought to the holiday by the Druids and Victorians, to the ethereal atmosphere depicted in American ghost stories and Brothers Grimm fairy tales; this event will offer treats and tricks for guests of all ages. A little bit silly. A little bit macabre. But all in fun.


*Fun for all ages*

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Boo at the Zoo

1 Government Drive, St. Louis MO 63110  


October 13 – 29, 2023 from 5 pm-8:30 pm

Come in costume for a Halloween celebration at the Zoo! There will be fun activities, food and drinks, live entertainment, animal encounters and much more!

Pricing varies depending on the evening you attend. Free for children under age 2.

 *fun for ALL ages*

*non-scary event*

*does not include trick-or-treating*

Not-So-Haunted House at the Magic House

516 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122


Friday, October 13 – Sunday, October 15

Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22

Friday, October 27 – Sunday, October 29

Enjoy a SPOOK-tacular day at The Magic House! During Not-So-Haunted House, storybook characters come alive and make surprise visits throughout the museum. Each child attending Not-So-Haunted House will receive a trick-or-treating bag and an autographed book from one of the not-so-spooky characters as they go on a scavenger hunt throughout the museum.

*Not-So-Haunted House is included with regular museum admission.

Kids Boo Fest

4900 Six Flags Road, Eureka, MO 63025


Select Days: September 16 – October 29

Get ready for the best Halloween event of the season, featuring family-friendly thrills by day and the scariest frights by night! 

Go Ape! Halloween Adventures

Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park – 13219 Streetcar Drive, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Discover an unforgettable Halloween adventure at Go Ape! Whether you want to experience heart-pounding terror with Frights at Height, try our NEW Haunted Trails activity, or enjoy daytime fall fun without the scares, Go Ape has you covered this Halloween 2023!

*Bookings available throughout October*

*Age/height/weight restrictions apply to some activities*

Misfit Halloween at City Museum

750 North 16th Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

September 30 – October 29

We are taking FRIGHTS and FUN to a new level this October at City Museum! Featuring unique experiences for all ages every Friday-Sunday in October. Plus a host of other special events happening each week. Guests are encouraged to dress their Halloween best but please no full face masks and no capes, for your own safety.

*Included with general admission

Missouri Botanical Garden’s Ghouls in the Garden

4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110


October 22, 2023 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Garden Members are invited to celebrate Halloween at a special trick-or-treating event at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Come in costume and visit several stations throughout the Garden to fill your treat bag with special goodies. See the circus, step into the mad scientist’s lab, and huff and puff with Three Little Pigs. Enjoy music, dancing, and photo opportunities.

Advance registration is required for this free, members-only event. 

*Members only event.

Zick’s Great Outdoors Haunted Walk

16498 Clayton Road, Wildwood, MO 63011


October, 2023 (See Website for Dates)

FREE, family-friendly, and open from 9 – 4 pm. It will give you the ultimate seasonal vibe with all the pumpkins, gourds, and mums plus a hint of spook with their Halloween decor. Such a fun place to walk through with your family!

St. Louis Area Haunted Houses


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Creepyworld Haunted Screampark

1400 South Old Highway 141, Fenton, MO 63026



The Darkness

1525 South 8th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104



Lemp Haunted House

3500 Lemp Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63104



Eureka Fear Farm

Brookdale Farms – 7999 Twin Rivers Road, Eureka, MO 63025



St. Louis Escape

1517 South 8th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104



Haunted Hayrides at Eckert’s

Eckert’s (Millstadt location), 2719 Eckert Orch Ln, Millstadt, IL 62260


*Rides offered on select weekends throughout the fall