Halloween Parades, Activities & Events 2018

We've taken the hard part out of planning this Halloween!

Halloween is right around the corner! We've collected a running list of activities, parades and more to celebrate the holiday.

The 13th Gate

Open until Nov. 3rd, the 13th Gate is regarded as one of the top haunted houses in the country. The attraction makes you travel through 13 realms of fear including a snake-infested swamp, nightly voodoo shows, a crematory oven and more. This haunted house is not for the faint of heart. General admission tickets start at $30.

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Cajun Country Corn Maze

The corn maze is located in Pine Grove on Hwy. 16. The maze is located 1 mile east of 42360 (Napa Auto) in Pine Grove, and 5 miles west of 35999 (Bear Creek Western Store) in Montpelier. The maze provides good, wholesome, family-oriented entertainment in a farm setting. The goal is to provide a place for people to learn about the food and fiber produced on the farms of Louisiana, while celebrating Cajun heritage and Louisiana culture. There are also haunted hours for those that want a good scare Friday & Saturday nights from 7-11 PM. It’s open every weekend through November 25.

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8th Annual Baton Rouge Halloween Parade

The parade will roll, rain or shine, at 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 27. This year’s theme is “Things That Go Bump in the Night!” Leading the way will be Grand Marshal, Jodi Koontz of Murphy, Sam and Jodi. The parade starts on the corner of Government and St. Phillip and goes around the curve to head north on River Rd. It then rolls east on Convention, north on 7th, west on Main, south on 5th, west on Laurel, and ends at River Rd. For those with very young children, there will be a no alcohol zone on Convention between 5th and 7th, and a no scare zone on 7th street. Before the parade, there will be a Pumpkin Pie Race, which will begin at 8 a.m. There will also be a Halloween Town that will include activities, food, and live music. The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank will have a donation truck at the event.

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BREC's Boo at the Zoo

Get ready for some Halloween fun for the whole family! The BREC Baton Rouge Zoo is holding their annual family-friendly event Boo at the Zoo October 19-20, & October 26-27. Admissions to the event are open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and regular zoo admission applies.
You and the family are also encouraged to put on your best costumes while visiting stations throughout the zoo that give out Halloween candy and other treats.

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Pumpkin Paddle Parade

Be adventurous this Halloween with the Pumpkin Paddle Parade! The 4th annual event on Oct. 25th from 5:30-7:30 PM allows you to paddles in the dark along the shoreline of the University Lakes. You can even dress in a costume and add some lighting to your watercraft! Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated boats in various divisions. Bring your own vessel or you can rent one from the LSU UREC or Outdoor Adventure (with advanced notice).Participants are asked to bring a voluntary canned good to paddle. Rent a boat in advance at webtrac.brec.org.

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Fall Art Crawl

The 6th Annual Fall Art Crawl will be held in downtown Zachary on Oct. 26th from 6-9 PM. Local shops will be open late with other artists selling their work along the art crawl route during the event. You can even catch live music while you’re there!

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Halloween Movie Night

Come out to Farr Park on October 26th at 6:30 for a Halloween movie night! You and the family can take a hayride though their haunted park before the movie as well. Snacks and other treats will be provided as well and costumes are encouraged! Hay rides will begin at 6:30 and the movie will run from 7:30-9:30 PM.

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Spook N Rowe

Come out Oct. 26th starting at 6 PM for the first ever Spook N Rowe at Perkins Rowe! The family-friendly event will have live music, arts and crafts, face painting, and plenty of tricks and treats for the evening.

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Zombie 5K Fun Run

Get ready for a spooky good time at this Zombie 5K Fun Run! It will be at Forest Community Park on Oct. 27th starting at 5 PM. Runners t will have to avoid the un-dead as they try to make it to the finish line. You can also help them fill the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank bins by bringing canned goods to donate. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. For ages 16 and up.

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A Halloween Day at the Museum

Come out to a Harry Potter themed Halloween celebration at the Art and Science Museum. On Oct. 27th from 2-5 PM you can see special planetarium shows, butterbeer tasting and live presentation of The Astronomical World of Harry Potter at 5 PM. All shows and activities are included with general admission.

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Haints, Haunts and Halloween at LSU Rural Life

Come hang out at an old-fashioned country fair courtesy of LSU Rural Life. It will be Oct. 28th from 3:30-6:30 PM. The day will be filled with storytelling, cake walks and of course trick-or-treating! Costumes are encouraged as well! Admission: $5 per person with children under 2 years old admitted at no charge.

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Night Maze and Bonfire at Burden

Head to the LSU Botanical Gardens to kick off Halloween weekend with a night maze! Wear your costume to enjoy the fun as well as take part in their bonfire. There will be smores, live music and glow in the dark games. Admission is $10 per person and free for children 3 and under.

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Halloween Boo Bash

On Halloween day starting at 6 PM you and the family can head out to Gus Young Avenue Park to enjoy all the festivities! There will be games, a haunted house and more! Costumes are highly encouraged.

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Halloween Hullabaloo

The 3rd annual event will be held at BREC’s Hooper Road Sports Park on Halloween day starting at 6 PM. There will be food, trick or treat, inflatables, games and more!

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Mid City Makers Market-Spooky Edition

The Mid City Makers will be out for some Halloween fun on Oct. 27 from 4- 8 PM.They will be at their usual spot at Govt & Eugene. You can expect live music, great vendors, a pumpkin patch, and booth-to-booth trick or treating for the kids!

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