Halloween is a lot of fun for all ages, we love watching our children have a great time taking on the appearance and demeanor of heroes and villains. Here are some fantastic trunk or treat locations in Indianapolis, festivals and other Halloween related or Halloween alternative events. Check HERE for Indianapolis & Central Indiana trick or treat times. Thank you to our friends at the Clay Terrace Boo ‘N Brew for their support of this guide.’
Pirates Revenge Haunted House at the Children’s Museum
Conner Scarie & Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie
2015 Trick or Treat Halloween Hours for the Indianapolis Area
Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department and the Hamilton County Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs invite families to a fun Halloween party outdoors at Forest Park Shelters 3 and 5. The party will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, October 30. Guests are invited to come dressed in their favorite Halloween costume and for that evening’s weather while they enjoy games, dancing, music, hayrides, storytelling around the campfire and plenty of outdoor activities.
Trunk or Treat at St. Lawrence Catholic Church and School, 6pm – 8pm. Face painting, dancing, door prizes and trick or treating. There will be a food truck with items available for purchase, students will be selling hot cider, hot chocolate and tickets for a haunted hay ride.
6950 East 46th Street
Indy Island Haunted House
4:30pm -8:30pm, $1 per person. Lights-on Hours 4:30-6:30pm, Lights Out 6:30 – 8:30pm. Treats for all who make it through the haunted house.
Harvest Festival @ Brookside Park
5:30pm – 7:30pm, $1 per person. Games and prizes for all.
Halloween @ Christian Park
6pm -8pm, $1 per person. Family friendly carnival games and haunted house.
FREE Halloween Family Open Swim @ Goldfish Swim School
6:30-8pm. Carmel & Fishers locations. Snacks and fun. Pre-registration for this free event is required. Call 810-0790 to reserve your spot.
Come Trick or Treat at Decatur Township Fire Station 71 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Children are encouraged to wear costumes and must be accompanied by an adult.
Fire Station 71
5410 S. High School Rd.
Little Nail Shop Trick or Treating
Kids in costume get a Halloween treat bag and moms get a “pamper me” treat bag!
Safe Night Halloween Trunk or Treat
This annual party is filled with fun, safety, health and education for any child under 12 years old with an emphasis on inner city children. The Indiana State Fairgrounds and many not-for-profit organizations come together to provide support for children and their parents. $5 Parking. Hours TBA.
Indiana State Fairgrounds
1202 E. 38th St.
Irvington Halloween Festival Street Fair
This is an annual FREE event from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. offering entertainment, food and over 170 vendors throughout Irvington. Located along East Washington Street between Ritter (to the West) and Bolton (to the East), and Audubon Street from Washington (to the North) to Bonna Ave (to the South).
Parking Map: There will be free parking offered at Irvington Plaza. Free Bike cabs provided by Maximum Grow Gardening. Free bus shuttles provided by Crestwood Village East to transport people to the eastern border of the festival and back. Please bring cash to tip your driver.
Free community event held at the Richard A. Carlucci Recreation and Aquatic Center starting at 10:30 A.M. There will be many activities available for everyone from hayrides to face painting.
Richard A. Carlucci Recreation and Aquatic Center
651 Vestal Rd.
Beech Grove Parks Department Halloween Party
5:30 – 7:00 P.M. at Elton H. Geshwiler Senior Center Halloween costume contest, treats, door prizes, and more fun with Amazon John and his animal friends!
Elton H. Geshwiler Senior Center
602 Main St.
Beech Grove, IN
6:00 P.M. Center Grove Presbyterian Church
Food, Games & Family Fun for all ages.
Center Grove Presbyterian Church
2340 S. State Road 135
Church of ACTS
6pm -9pm Games, prizes and candy!
3749 South Dearborn Road
Trunk or Treating on Main Street in Bargersville
October 31, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.. Dj, Treats and Games. FREE.
Trunk or Treat at Castleton United Methodist Church
4p – 6pm, free. Children trick or treat from decorated trunk to trunk. Special non-food trinkets available for children with allergies. Bounce houses, face painting, ballon animals and a chili and hot dog super. RAIN OR SHINE, will move indoors if needed.
Safe Trick or Treat at Greenwood Mall
6 – 8pm, free. Costumes are invited but no masks or weapons are permitted. Simon Kidgit members will have exclusive access to an area at this event. Become a member in advance to save time! $5 per person membership for access to events all year.
Trunk or Treat
Northminster Presbyterian Church from 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. The community is invited to come for fun, candy and a last chance to wear your most fabulous Halloween Costume in 2015! Decorate your car, come in costume to hand out candy to neighborhood children. Candy Donations needed! Please bring individually wrapped candy to Northminster Presbyterian and place inside the big yellow bin in the Gathering Place.
Northminster Presbyterian Church
1660 Kessler Blvd. E. Dr.
HSC Fall Festival
4:00 P.M. The community is invited to this annual festival. Wear your costumes, participate in trunk-or-treat and enjoy a hayride, games and food!
Harbour Shores Church
8011 E. 216th St.
Holliday Park Fall Festival
Celebrate autumn during the annual Holliday Park Fall Festival! Join us between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. for music, a campfire, refreshments and fun fall activities. Sponsored by the Friends of Holliday Park. Free! No registration required!
6363 Spring Mill Rd.
OCTOBER 2, 2015
Haunted Gingerbread Houses at Broad Ripple Park. Create your own using provided supplies. Participation and materials fee $10. Register before it’s full.
Brownsburg’s popular Pumpkin Smash Bash carnival with free kids’ activities including a bounce house, face painting, an obstacle course, putt-putt golf, and a Halloween-themed photo booth. Hayrides through Arbuckle Acres Park will be offered for $3 per person or $15 for a family up to 6 members. A pumpkin patch in the park will have pumpkins available for purchase.
Costume Swap in Franklin
Franklin Parks and Recreation is partnering with the Johnson County Recycling District for their annual Halloween Costume Swap in the Recreation Center from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. This free costume exchange is open to all. If you wish to swap out a costume, please bring in a clean and gently-used costume in good condition without any tears or stains.
Franklin Parks & Recreation
396 Branigin Blvd., Franklin, Indiana
Pumpkin Patch Festival
From Noon to 3:00 P.M. enjoy several family-friendly activities including free refreshments, pumpkins, prizes and more! Booths will be located inside and outside (weather permitting)
IU Health North Hospital
11700 N. Meridian St.
“The slightly Haunted Puppet Studio” by Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio | Purchase tickets online now to attend this spooktacular entertaining show for the entire family. Various showtimes are offered between October 10th and October 31st. Tickets are $12. Children under two years of age are free. Patrons receive free popcorn. Tickets for the optional post show workshop can be purchased in the studio after the show for $3 per person. Group rates available by calling the studio.
Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio
25 E. Henry St.
OCTOBER 14, 2015
Ice SCREAM Social at Raymond Park. Dress up for music, games, snacks and lots of fun followed by an ice cream treat.
Join Holliday Park and Booth Tarkington Civic Theater for an enchanted evening of fun! Families hike along candle-lit trails to visit with forest inhabitants who can magically speak on these very special evenings, then venture back to the Nature Center to enjoy a campfire, refreshments and more! Hikes run every 10 minutes beginning at 5:50 P.M. until 7:30 P.M. on Thursday, and 8:00 P.M. on Friday and Saturday. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for children ages 3 years to 12 years. Ages 2 years and under are free. Registration is required. Please visit Indy Parks Online Registration.
SIMON KIDGITS BOO BASH
Simon Malls invites all little ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses to come have a spooktacular time at the Kidgits Halloween event from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. in the center court of Castleton Square Mall. Not a member? It’s just $5 to join! Visit Guest Services inside Castleton Square Mall for details.
Castleton Square Mall
6020 E 82nd St
OCTOBER 21, 2015
Rockin’ Halloween Roller Disco at Skateland, a fundraiser for Girls Rock Indy. Dress up for the costume prizes and enjoy a family discount.
Boo Bash at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater invites children of all ages to enjoy this free event of safe trick-or-treating, games, activities and live music from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Complimentary Pat’s Philly Pretzels and hot chocolate will be served while supplies last.
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater
6 Municipal Dr.
Monster Mash at the Greenwood Community Center presented in partnership between Greenwood Parks and Recreation and Greenwood Public Library will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Children’s Costume Contest and Parade will be held outside around Surina Square at 6:00 P.M. For $2 per guest, attendees can enjoy a hayride along with a hot dog, chips and drink. Refreshments and D.J. Mama Mia will be in the Gym. The library has partnered with local businesses that will have trick or treating in Greenwood Community Center’s large room. Storytime will also be offered by Greenwood Public Library. This event will also include two outdoor bounce houses (weather permitting).
Greenwood Community Center
100 Surina Way
BOO N’ BREW at Clay Terrace invites adults to enjoy beer in the beer garden, while kids can enjoy the mall’s annual Malloween – a mall-wide, safe trick-or-treating event. Children ages 10 years & under will be able to trick-or-treat from store to store. Other fun activities will include live music, silly safari animal shows, face painting, balloon artists, hayrides and more! Events start at 2:00 P.M. and end at 6:00 P.M. Clay Terrace
14390 Clay Terrace Blvd
Pumpkin Carving Contest at Ellenberger Park Skating Rink
From 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. carving artists of all ages gather to create their best jack-o’-lanterns. Up to 100 participants will receive free pumpkins ready for carving with tools provided. Winning contestants in adult and K-12 categories receive prizes.
5301 E. Saint Clair St.
Trick Your Trunk presented by Franklin Parks and Recreation will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. in downtown Franklin. Families are invited to come for some fun and safe trick-or-treating! Participating vehicles will be set up on North Main Street by the Artcraft Theatre. Children can collect treats from decorated trunks and trucks and then head to the Artcraft Theatre for a fun Halloween movie. If you are interested in decorating a trunk and passing out candy, please contact Holly at (317) 346-1198 to reserve a space.
57 N Main St.
4th Annual Trunk or Treat presented by Faith United Church of Christ
Join this FREE community event. Wear your costumes and safely trick or treat from trunk to trunk. There will also be fun games inside the church with prizes and treats!
Faith United Church of Christ
4040 E. Thompson Rd.
2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Zion Nature Center Ages 8 years and under with an adult. This is a fun, safe, not-so-scary event for your little Trick-or-treaters! Gather goodies from our friendly animal characters. Let Mother Nature show you the way, hear stories and learn about our natural environment. Click on this link to Register.
Zion Nature Center
690 Beech St.
October 25, 2015
OCTOBER 26, 2015
Slightly Haunted Puppet Show
Come see this FREE (slightly) haunted children’s puppet show by Melchior Marionettes and Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio. The Show features beautiful hand-crafted and costumed marionettes performing in full view of the audience. The cast includes dancing ghosts and skeletons, a juggling scarecrow, and Esmerelda the witch, while Dracula welcomes visitors from a second story ghost house.
5505 East Washington St.
Put on your Halloween costume and come learn about some creepy and not-so-creepy creatures! Have fun meeting live critters and doing a craft from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. for ages 2 to 5 years. Cost is $4 per child, registration is required using code 231899. Click here to register online.
Garfield Park Conservatory
2505 Conservatory Drive
Wednesday-Thursday, October 28-29 Time: 5:30-8:30 PM. Fee:$2
All ages are invited to get spooked as you walk through this year’s Haunted Conservatory! It will be less scary from 5:30-7 p.m., and the real haunting begins at 7 p.m. (recommended for ages 8+). Make sure to check out other fun (and free!) events at the Arts Center and Family Center as a part of Ghoulish Garfield!
Garfield Park Conservatory
2505 Conservatory Drive
Dress up in your Halloween costumes and come for family friendly fun at Garfield Park!
*6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Free Goblin Games and Treats at the Burrello Center
*6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Free Creepy Crafts at the Arts Center
*$2 Spooky Tours at the Haunted Conservatory: Less Scary Tours are from 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Scary Tours are from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Garfield Park Conservatory
2505 Conservatory Drive
Carmel Clay Public Library Halloween Bash
4:45 P.M. – 5:45 P.M. An action-packed, crafty Halloween party. Costumes are encouraged! The Halloween Bash will be held in the Storytime Room and is for children in grades 1-5.
5:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. Giggly Ghosts and Goblins Halloween fun, stories, and songs. This activity will be held in the Program Room and is for children in Kindergarten and younger with their caregivers.
6:45 P.M. – 7:45 P.M. Halloween Bash an action-packed, crafty Halloween party. Costumes are encouraged! The Halloween Bash will be held in the Storytime Room and is for children in grades 1-5.
7:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. Giggly Ghosts and Goblins Halloween fun, stories, and songs. This activity will be held in the Program Room and is for children in Kindergarten and younger with their caregivers. No Registration is Required for the Above Programs.
Fishers Octoboo Celebration
Not-too-spooky Halloween fun with stories, crafts, games and treats. Costumes are encouraged at this annual Halloween event!
Hamilton East Public Library
5 Municipal Dr.
Family Campfire @ Simon Moon Park
6:30pm – 8pm. Wear your costume if you like, funny and a little bit scary stories, a dancing jack-o-lantern craft and s’mores.
Family Fright Festival @ Brightwood Branch Library
4p – 6pm, all ages come dressed in costume if you wish. Games, face and nail painting, crafts, mask making, not too scary stories and goodies.
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