Halloween in Baton Rouge – there is never a shortage of Halloween activities in the Red Stick. From Haunted houses to Merry Not so Scary events to festivals, there is something for everyone. 13th Gate, one of the nation’s most revered haunted houses, resides in Baton Rouge, as does one of the most eclectic festivals: the Fifolet Halloween Festival and Parade. If that isn’t enough, there’s a fun run, costume ball, and Creepy Night Hike too. The perfect activity for your Halloween season can be found many times over in Baton Rouge.
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Halloween in Baton Rouge – Things to do
|Start time:||6:00 PM|
|End time:||9:00 PM|
|Location:||LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden
4560 Essen Ln
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
A Not-So-Scary Haunted House geared for all the little ghouls and goblins! Bring the kiddos for a fun family-friendly event full of just enough spookiness for our littles ones to enjoy! Their imaginations will take care of the rest!
|Date(s):||Wednesday (10/27) 4-7pm
Thursday (10/28) 4-7pm
Friday (10/29) 4-8pm
Saturday (10/30) 1-8pm
Sunday (10/31) 1-6pm
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|Location:||11111 Park Place Drive, Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70818
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo invites participants to Boo at the Zoo, a merry-not-scary trick-or-treating extravaganza Oct. 16-17 and 23-24 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (grounds close at 5 p.m.) Participants should wear their best costumes and enjoy a day at the Zoo to celebrate fall in Louisiana. This year, instead of treat stations, we will have various animal enrichments for guest viewing and each child in attendance (ages 12 and under) will receive a pre-filled treat bag as they exit the Zoo. For more information, visit brzoo.org.
|Date(s):||October 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th|
|Start time:||9:30 AM|
|End time:||4:00 PM|
|Location:||Baton Rouge Zoo
3601 Thomas Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Bluebonnet Swamp presents Haunted Hikes on Oct. 8, 15, and 22 with games and entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. and the trails opening at dark. These events are designed especially for younger children. This program is an alternative to the commercial haunted houses, which are geared more toward teenagers and adults. Participants learn about snakes, insects, rats, and other “creepy critters” as they stop at educational stations along the trail. Track down costumed characters to receive “treasures” then trek through the Swamp Graveyard to our Education Building for Carnival Games and Spooky Storytime. No scare tactics are used during this program, and participants are welcome to come in costume if they choose. All participants should bring a flashlight and because this program runs at night, an adult must accompany all children. The fee is $6 per person and free for those age 2 and younger. For more information, call 225-757-8905 or email email@example.com.
|Date(s):||Oct. 8, 15, & 22|
As darkness falls, so does the spookiness. Come visit – if you dare – as Highland Road Park Observatory celebrates Spooky Spectrum, its annual family-friendly tribute to the bizarre and freakish, on Oct. 16 from 6-10 p.m. We’ll delve into the eerie side of astronomy, physics, and aeronautics. Be warned, we want to make you think! For more information, call 225-768-9948 or visit brec.org/observatory.
|Start time:||6:00 PM|
|End time:||10:00 PM|
|Location:||Highland Road Park Observatory|
Bring the whole family and join us at Jack-Eaux-Lanterns from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 at Zachary Community Park and on Oct. 27 at Greenwood Community Park. Activities will include pumpkin carving and painting. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Date(s):||October 25th & October 27th|
|Start time:||4:30 PM|
|End time:||6:30 PM|
|Location:||Oct. 25 at Zachary Community Park
Oct. 27 at Greenwood Community Park
Get into the Halloween spirit with our Pumpkin Paddle Parade, an exciting competition of “float” decorating on Oct. 28 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Milford Wampold Memorial Park! You design and decorate a canoe in Halloween décor and then parade in front of our judges for the chance to win fabulous prizes! The fee is $10 per kayak or stand-up paddleboard. To register, visit webtrac.brec.org or email email@example.com for more information.
|Start time:||5:30 PM|
|End time:||7:00 PM|
|Location:||Milford Wampold Memorial Park|
Happy Halloween racers! Join us out at the haunted Hooper Trails for a trail race that is simply too spooky to miss! Racers can choose to participate in the 1-mile Fun Run or the approximately 5-mile Competitor’s Loop. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in the 4-mile Competitor’s Loop. Participants must register prior to Sept. 13 for a free race t-shirt. Participants over the age of 21 will be provided two drink tickets to be used after the race. Costume contest to follow race.
|Start time:||8:00 AM|
|End time:||1:00 PM|
|Location:||Hooper Road Park
6261 Guynell Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70811
Get your costumes ready! Come out and enjoy an evening filled with family fun and entertainment as BREC, Ochsner Health, and the BREC Foundation host Full Moon Fete + Trunk & Treat at Forest Community Park on Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. You don’t want to miss this SPOOKendous event featuring movies, live music (Peyton Falgoust Band), a Trunk & Treat Trail, character visits, giveaways, and more! Ochsner Health will also Covid-19 vaccinations during this event. Donations will benefit recreation programs supported by the BREC Foundation. In addition, Participants may donate 5 canned goods at this event for entry into a special prize drawing. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit brec.org/fullmoonfete.
|Start time:||4:00 PM|
|Location:||Forest Community Park|
Join us for our signature Flip Flop Parade! This year’s theme is “Monster Mash-Up!” We want to see you take two things and mash them together to make something else or come up with a great pun!
Krewes and local businesses or community organizations will have a large area to set up a Halloween themed display or performance. Families in cars will then drive by the displays and the first 1,000 children will receive a large FREE candy bag at the end.
***Dress in costume and please bring non-perishable food donations for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.***
|Start time:||8:00 PM|
|Location:||BREC’s North Sherwood Forest Community Park, Shenandoah, United States|
Join Main Event in Baton Rouge for a Family Friendly Halloween.This Spooktacular & Safe event features costume contests, pre-packaged goodie bags of treats and crafts for the kids, and activities for all ages! Come dressed in your favorite family-friendly costume to participate in our Costume Contest at 3pm. The Judges’ Favorite from each category – Most Original, HAHAlloween, Scariest, Cutest – will win Free Laser Tag for a Year!
|Start time:||11:00 AM|
|End time:||3:00 PM|
|Location:||6401 Bluebonnet Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70836
If you’re looking for adult-only haunts… Widely regarded as one of the top haunted houses in the Country, The 13th Gate, located in Baton Rouge, is the Ultimate Haunted House.
Visit the Baton Rouge Family Fun 2021 Baton Rouge Family Fun Fall Events Guide for a full list of fall fun in Baton Rouge and beyond.