An Indianapolis Halloween
Goblins, ghouls, and ghosts - oh my!
Explore Indy’s best family-friendly Halloween events sure to get you in the spooky spirit. This Halloween season, Indy is brewing a cauldron of family-friendly fun that's sure to enchant visitors of all ages. From charming corn mazes to thrilling costume parties, our city has something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're a spooky ghost, a wicked witch, or a friendly vampire, there's a magical adventure waiting for you in Indy this Halloween.
First thing's first; it wouldn't be an Indianapolis Halloween without the city's most renowned festival. The 77th Historic Irvington Halloween Festival is a week of events including Spooky Organ Music, a run, a costume ball, contests, Halloween-themed movies, storytelling, ghost tours, live theater, bike rides, a haunted puppet show, and dozens of other events. The Festival culminates on Saturday, October 28, with a street fair which includes over 120 vendors, live-music, and a costume parade.
For family-friendly fun, dig into a spook-tacular lineup of events at some of Indy's most iconic attractions. At Newfields, the enchantment of autumn takes center stage with their captivating Harvest Nights celebration. Wander through illuminated landscapes, meander amidst enchanting sculptures, and take in the breathtaking beauty of the season. Or, for those craving adventure, Conner Prairie beckons with its colossal corn maze, where twists and turns await amid towering stalks. And when the sun sets, brace yourself for the legendary Headless Horseman festival—a heart-pounding spectacle of eerie tales, spooky encounters, and a thrilling chase through the darkness. Indy's youngest adventurers will find a Halloween haven at The Children's Museum, where imagination knows no bounds at The Children's Museum Guild's Haunted House, BOOville. And at the Indiana State Museum, Fred the Mastodon and his friends are hosting their annual Halloween party at the museum and you’re invited! Bring your family and friends and dress in your most creative costume at Night at the Boo Bash.
Get Ready for a Ghost Story
Mary Shelley herself, the mastermind behind the grisly Gothic tale of Victor Frankenstein and his monstrous creation, features in the Indiana Repertory Theatre's adaption this classic novel. Brace yourself for a performance that will send shivers down your spine, exploring the depths of love, grief, horror, and the profound power to create—or destroy—life. After all, in this nightmarish narrative, there's a little monster in all of us.
But that's not all. The Candlelight Concert at The Cyrus Place is more than just a performance; it's a breathtaking fusion of Halloween classics that will awaken your inner ghoul. From Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain," evoking the very essence of spectral sorcery, to the iconic theme from "Ghostbusters," you'll be transported into a world of eerie melodies that stir the soul.
This Halloween, take your costume party to the next level with these 21+ celebrations. Dance under the moonlight to devilishly good tunes, sip on eerie elixirs, and revel in the electric atmosphere that comes only with spooky season.
Truly Frightening Thrills
For the not-so-faint at heart, dare to venture to these interactive and theatrical haunted attractions. These haunted houses aren't just ordinary Halloween celebrations; they are immersive, bone-chilling experiences that will push your courage to the limits.