Trick-or-treating events for the whole family in and around Baton Rouge

Candy is a necessity of Halloween. And, the best and most fun way to get it is by trick-or-treating!

Now, you can trick-or-treat the good old fashioned way by taking your kiddos around your home’s neighborhood. But, what if your neighborhood doesn’t have the friendliest neighbors or the best candy options? Well, many cities and towns jump on board to provide safe and fun trick-or-treating events. 

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Of course, parents, it’s best if you supervise your children at these events. 

Here is a list of neighborhood trick-or-treating events the whole family can enjoy:

October 16

Trick-or-Treat Down Main Street in Hammond
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at Downtown Hammond, West Thomas St., Hammond.

Start off the evening at the Hammond Farmer Market where “little monsters” can make their own candy bag. Then, stroll down Downtown to find treats and something good to eat. 

October 19 

Boo at the Zoo in Baton Rouge
9:30 am – 4:00 pm at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 6301 Thomas Rd, Baton Rouge.

The zoo invites participants to its 23rd annual Boo at the Zoo, a merry-not-scary trick-or-treating extravaganza. Participants should wear their best costumes and visit treat stations throughout the zoo, or wander through the merry-not-scary Hay Maze and Enchanted Swamp. Regular Zoo admission applies.

Trick or Treat on Pine Street in Ponchatoula
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm & movie at 7:00 pm in Ponchatoula Memorial Park.

This is a new event hosted by the Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce. First, take a trick-or-treat walk down Pine Street from 5:00 to 6:30. Then, stick around for a movie screening in the park at 7:00!  The movie will be Disney’s Hocus Pocus. Bring your own blankets and towels for the movie viewing. There will be a section for chairs, as well. Then, bust out the candy, get a bag of popcorn, pop open a soda and enjoy the movie.

October 25

Trick or Treat with Dogs in Baton Rouge
6:00  pm – 9:00 pm at Forest Community Park, 13900 S Harells Ferry Road, Baton Rouge.

Bring your pup and the entire family to this dog-friendly trick-or-treat event. Local pet organizations will be in attendance distributing valuable information, candy for the kiddos and treats for the doggos. Dress up the whole family (two-legged and four-legged family members) for to win the costume contest. To pre-register for this event or for more information, call 225-272-9200.

October 26

Trickin’ and Treatin’ at the Covington Trailhead
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at The Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire Street, Covington.

The Covington Cultural Arts & Events office hosts this event. Expect Halloween-style activities, including games and crafts, pumpkin decorating, face painting and more. Don’t forget to come dressed in your costume. It’s free to enter the event. 

October 31 – Halloween Day

Tanger Trick or Treat in Gonzales
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Tanger Outlets, 2100 S Tanger Blvd, Gonzales. 

Come decked out in your favorite Halloween attire to enjoy free candy from participating retailers. Also, check out the DJ dance-alongs and more. Register to win a $100 Tanger Gift Card. The first 100 children to check in at Shopper Services, Suite 299, next to J. Crew receive a FREE serving of gelato from City Gelato.

Boo! with the Badge in St. Amant
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 44450 Hwy. 429, St. Amant.

Members of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, Ascension Parish Fire District #1 and many local businesses and organizations join the Boo! and the Badge. It’s a family night in St. Amant for safe, free trick-or-treating, games, food and carnival rides. Also, children with special needs who may be sensitive to large crowds are welcome to trick-or-treat at the event an hour early, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Boo! and the Badge in Donaldsonville
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Hickley M. Waguespack Substation and Park, 1201 Maginnis Street, Donaldsonville. 

Here is another Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office event, but this one is in Donaldsonville. The event will feature lots of fun activities, a spooky haunted house and LOTS of candy! For more information about the event or on how to become a vendor, call 225-621-8361.

Trunk-or-Treat Halloween at Mandeville Trailhead
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM at The Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte Street, Mandeville.

Trick-or-treat from dune buggies, listen to live music or get your face painted. This event is family-friendly and free to the public. 

All-Around-the-Town Trick-or-Treating in Madisonville
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Madisonville Town Hall, 403 Saint Francis Street, Madisonville.

The Madisonville Chamber of Commerce invites you to “All Around the Town Trick or Treating” on Halloween day. Businesses and residents in the area will hand out candy to visiting trick-or-treater. The Chamber will provide maps listing all the participants, so plan to pick up your map in front of Town Hall starting at 5:00 pm. Also, check out all of the spooky decorated houses as part of the house decorating contest. 

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