🧟 2019 Halloween events in the Baton Rouge area 👻

Halloween is just around the corner, and things are starting to get spooky in and around Baton Rouge! Halloween 2019 is Thursday, Oct. 31. Below are Halloween events for the Baton Rouge area. Events are organized by date, with the soonest at the top.


Haunted Halloween Tours - Baton Rouge

Date: September through October

Location: Multiple locations

Experience firsthand the legends and ghosts of Baton Rouge. Listen to the tales as you ride and walk the historic areas as the time-traveling guide leads you to some of the most reputed haunts in town. Join in a ghost hunt at documented haunted sites with actual paranormal investigation equipment.

Tickets are $26 each for kids under 18 and $37 each for adults. Special group rates are available.

Click here for information on booking a tour.

Dead Fairy Workshop - Baton Rouge

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 17

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Location: Create Studios, 546 Bienville St.

During the workshop, participants will get to make a tiny dead fairy, or demon. It’s great for Halloween decor!

Supplies included. If you have an embossing gun, please bring to the workshop.

This class should not last longer than two hours.

Participants will learn some cool techniques to represent decaying, rotting flesh. Sounds gross, but looks amazing on this mini monster. You will pose your creature and leave a loop in the top for hanging.

Click here to learn more about Create Studios.

The 13th Gate - Baton Rouge

Dates: Sept. 27 and 28; Oct. 3 through 6; Oct. 10 through 13; Oct. 17 through 20; Oct. 24 through 31

Location: The 13th Gate, 832 St. Phillip St.

Widely regarded as one of the top haunted houses in the Country, The 13th Gate, located in Baton Rouge, is the Ultimate Haunted House. Journey through 13 nightmarish realms where your worst fears come true and anything can happen.

The 13th Gate is a haunted attraction that is known for its extreme ultra-realism and is one of the most detailed haunted houses in existence. The artists behind the massive dark attraction are experts at blurring the lines between horror and reality, and guests frequently wonder between screams whether what they are experiencing is real or not. The Attraction’s level of detail, set design, and effects combined with their impressive actors and incredible makeup effects can only be compared to a Hollywood movie. The attraction features a real snake-infested Louisiana Swamp, nightly voodoo shows, claustrophobic cellars, hidden subterranean passages and even a prehistoric ice cave all seamlessly woven together and nothing short of masterful. The haunted house is constantly changing and growing from year to year so guests never know what to expect around the next terrifying corner.

From crawling though a crematory oven and an old hearse to being lost in dark underground tunnels or even finding yourself standing on a rickety bridge overlooking hundreds of live snakes, this 40,000 square foot haunted house is definitely not recommended for the faint of heart (nor is it recommended for anyone who is pregnant, has a pre-existing heart condition, is very young, or has a weak bladder)! The 13th Gate has consistently been recognized as one of the top Haunted Attractions in the country by Hauntworld.com, MTV, AOL Cityguide, Yahoo Travel, E! Online, USA Today, Fangoria Magazine, Haunted Attraction Magazine, The Travel Channel, and many others.

Click here to buy tickets online.

Circus Louisiana presents Dark Circus - Baton Rouge

Date: Sept. 28

Time: 2 p.m., 7 p.m.

Location: Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St.

Two kids sneak off to see the new Circus in town. They are amazed by the performances of aerial silks, trapeze, lyra, jugglers, and more. Sneaking behind the curtain, they see the real truth. The performers aren’t people dressed as puppets; they are people imprisoned into puppets, truly controlled by the Ringmaster. It’s at this moment that they choose to do the right thing: stop the Ringmaster and free the performers.

Tickets are $33 each.

Click here to watch the trailer.

Homicide on Halloween at the Chamber of Screams - Baton Rouge

Date: Saturday, Sept. 28

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Location: Phil Brady’s Bar & Grill, 4848 Government St.

What better way to start off the Halloween season than to have a murder mystery dinner?!

For $20, participants get dinner and entrance into this fun-filled game of mystery and murder! Dressing the part isn’t required, but makes things more fun!

This is a game format, so everyone is involved in solving the mystery! Would you like to play a roll? Email or text/call:

Registration starts at 6 p.m. and the game will start around 7 p.m.

Click here for the night's menu.

Halloween Market - Baton Rouge

Date: Saturday, Sept. 28

Time: 6 to 10 p.m.

Location: Create Studios, 546 Bienville St.

See some creepy and kookie, mysterious and spooky and a little bit ookie Halloween goodies. This is not your kid’s Halloween event. There will be music, art, crafts, and more.

Click here for more about Create Studios.

Corn Maze - Baton Rouge

Date: Oct. 5, 12, 19, and 26

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens, 4560 Essen Ln.

The event will feature farm animals, pumpkin decorating, face painting, a zip line for kids, giant sling shots, hay rides, and of course, the corn maze! Admission is $10 per person and free for kids 3 and under.

Click here for more info.

Night Maze - Baton Rouge

Date: Oct. 8 through Oct. 24 (recurring weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Location: LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens, 4560 Essen Ln.

The event will feature farm animals, a corn maze, hay mountain, bonfires, s’mores, and live music! Admission is $10 per person and free for kids 3 and under.

Click for more details.

After School Halloween Movie Day - Baton Rouge

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 9

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Location: Fairwood Branch Library, 12910 Old Hammond Hwy.

Teens can kick off the spooky season by watching the 1993 Halloween classic film starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as the Sanderson sisters. On Halloween night after 300 years, a trio of witch sisters are raised from the dead in Salem, Massachusetts, and it’s up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all. Light snacks will be served.

Click here for information about more events hosted by the East Baton Rouge Parish Library.

Theatre Baton Rouge Costume Sale - Baton Rouge

Dates/Time: Friday, Oct. 11 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Saturday, Oct. 12 (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)

Location: Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd.

Looking for the perfect Halloween Costume? Theatre Baton Rouge (TBR) is hosting its annual costume sale.

TBR will be selling costumes, as well as vintage and modern clothing for all ages, and EVERYTHING is priced to sell, with prices starting at 50 cents!

All sales are final. Cash and all major credit cards will be accepted; no checks please. For additional information, call the box office at 225-924-6496.

During the Halloween season, TBR will be putting on productions of The Crucible and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Click here for more about TBR, including some Halloween-themed shows.

Night of the Living Dead with Live Score from American Native - Baton Rouge

Date: Friday, Oct. 11

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St.

George A. Romero’s classic, Night of the Living Dead, with a brand new live score by American Native. Local musicians will take the Manship stage to perform while the iconic zombie classic plays on the big screen above them. Grab a drink from the bar (or even a whole bottle of wine) and enjoy this perfect event for the Halloween season.

Click here to buy tickets to the show.

Swamp Haunted Hikes - Baton Rouge

Date: Friday, Oct. 11, 18, and 25

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Location: Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N Oak Hills Pkwy.

Bluebonnet Swamp’s Haunted Hikes are designed especially for children, but all ages can enjoy the spooktacular excitement of these Halloween-themed evenings. Event admission is through the education building where crafts and storytelling are just around the corner. Venture outside to find a way through the Haunted Maze to get to the carnival games for more fun and prizes. Be on the lookout for the silly, swampy costumed characters as they have some great treasures to share!

Inside the nature center, the kooky, spooky adventures continue with the Animal Morgue, Wings of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary in the Bat Cave, the Creepy Cavern, and face painting. Don’t be afraid of the dark!

At night, head into the woods to get some treats and learn about snakes, insects, rats, and other “creepy critters” at educational stations along the Haunted Hike trail.

No scare tactics are used during this program in order to create cheerful-not-fearful experiences for younger participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Costumes are welcome and flashlights are recommended. Food vendors will be on site during the event.

Admission is $6 per person. For more information, call 225-757-8905 or email sguidry@brec.org.

BREC-A-Boo: Greenwood - Baton Rouge

Date: Saturday, Oct. 12

Time: 6 to 10 p.m.

Location: Greenwood Community Park, 13350 Hwy. 19

Come out dressed in your favorite costumes for a children’s village of fall-themed activities, including family/team pumpkin carving, as well as a BOOgie Dance Off and movie, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (PG), to end the night. For more information, email recreationevents@brec.org.

More programs from BREC.

Spooky Spectrum - Baton Rouge

Date: Saturday, Oct. 12

Time: 6 to 10 p.m.

Location: Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Rd.

Come visit, if you dare, as HRPO’s ninth annual family-friendly tribute to the bizarre and freakish takes place. The event will delve into the eerie side of astronomy, physics, and aeronautics with creepy science demonstrations, some of which have never been used. And don’t forget the campfire stories! Strange sky phenomena, extra dimensions, extraterrestrials. Be warned, visitors will be made to think!

Email observatory@brec.org for more information.

Click here to learn more about the Highland Road Park Observatory.

Fifolet Halloween Festival - Baton Rouge

Dates: Friday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, Oct. 27

The Fifolet is part of Cajun folklore. It’s a magical and mischievous blue flame that appears deep in the Louisiana swamp. Legend says following the Fifolet will lead you to buried treasure. Many have lost their lives to a watery grave chasing fortune guarded by the Fifolet.

The Fifolet Halloween Festival is a collaborative effort hosted by 10/31 Consortium with the support and assistance of many other Baton Rouge businesses and organizations. Anchored by the Halloween Parade, the festival offers Halloween fun for everyone. This includes horror and non-horror events, as well as events for athletes, foodies, crafters, cocktail enthusiasts, cosplayers, kids, adults, and of course, trick-or-treat opportunities. Participating events are identified by displaying blue lights.

Events include a Zombie Pub Crawl, a Pumpkin Pi 3.14-mile race, a Horror Movie Trivia Night, a Ghostly Gala, and much more!

Click here for a schedule of events.

Halloween Parade - Baton Rouge

Date: Saturday, Oct. 19

Time: 4 p.m.

Location: Downtown Baton Rouge

The Baton Rouge Halloween Parade is the main event of the Fifolet Halloween Festival. From adult to family fun, the Fifolet Halloween Festival has fun for everyone!

Click here for more about the parade.

Attendees are encouraged to dress in costume and bring nonperishable food donations for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. The food bank truck will lead the parade and will collect donations from the crowd as the parades rolls through downtown.

route of baton rouge halloween parade

Click here for more detailed information about the route.

Boo at the Zoo - Baton Rouge

Date: Saturday, Oct. 19, Sunday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 6301 Thomas Rd.

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.


Enchanted Swamp

Formerly known as the Boo Den, the Enchanted Swamp is a new attraction to Boo at the Zoo. Located throughout the Otter Cabin and adjacent boardwalks, guests can let their imaginations run wild as they take in the magically decorated scenery.

Hay Maze

Wander through the merry, not scary hay maze! Cost is $1 per person and proceeds benefit the zoo. Presented by McDonald’s.

EdZooCation Station

The Wildlife Safari Amphitheatre is transformed for this event into a hands-on animal extravaganza! Don’t miss the shows at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Between shows, volunteers and Zoo Educators available for games and more.

More details here.

Historic Magnolia Cemetery - Baton Rouge

Date: Sunday, Oct. 20

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Main Library at Goodwood, Room 102, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

Magnolia Cemetery, which was originally named Baton Rouge City Cemetery, was established in 1852 and has changed and grown over the years. The cemetery was the center of some of the heaviest fighting in the 1862 Civil War Battle of Baton Rouge. Adults can come to Room 102 of the Main Library at Goodwood for a FREE discussion presented by Chip Landry and Faye Phillips, authors of Images of America: Historic Magnolia Cemetery, a new book about the cemetery. Come hear more as they discuss the history of the cemetery and the research involved in writing the book.

Click for more events by the East Baton Rouge Parish Library.

'Spooktacular' Slime! - Zachary

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 22

Time: 4 p.m.

Location: Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St.

Tweens and teens in grades 6 and up can gather at the Zachary Branch to get into the Halloween mood by making some “spooktacular” slime! Make your choice of green, purple, or orange slime, then spook it up by adding tiny foam balls, googley eyes, shaving cream, or pumpkin pie scent. All supplies will be provided.

Click here for more programs hosted by the East Baton Rouge Parish Library.

Pumpkin Paddle Parade - Baton Rouge

Date: Thursday, Oct. 24

Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Milford Wampold Memorial Park, 901 Stanford Ave.

Get into the Halloween spirit with BREC’s Pumpkin Paddle Parade, an exciting competition of “float” decorating! You design and decorate a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard in Halloween décor, then parade in front of the judges for the chance to win fabulous prizes!

The cost is $10 per “float.” Email outdooradventure@brec.org for more details.

Speed Dating: Costume Edition - Baton Rouge

Date: Thursday, Oct. 24

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Location: White Star Market, 4624 Government St.

White Star Market is hosting a night full of sparks, drinks, and spooky fun! Sign in starts at 6 p.m. Participants will receive two drink tickets to get the night started. Speed dating rounds will start at 6:30 p.m. You MUST be wearing a costume to participate! Come get scary in love with us!

Tickets will go on sale Oct. 10 for $20 per person. The event is only for those 21 and older.

Spirits of Louisiana - Baton Rouge

Date: Thursday, Oct. 24

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd.

Experience an evening of tastings and libations at the 4th annual Spirits of Louisiana. The event will take place at the Louisiana Old State Capitol and will feature food, music, and some unexpected surprises. Enjoy the fine catering of Heirloom Cuisine and tastings from numerous local distilleries. A limited number of early bird tickets priced at $75 will go on sale Aug. 1. Regularly priced tickets will be $85 each. Dress is cocktail attire.

Click for more about the event, and other events at Louisiana's Old State Capitol.

Trick or Treat with Dogs - Baton Rouge

Date: Friday, Oct. 25

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Location: Forest Community Park, 13900 S Harells Ferry Rd.

Bring the dog 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 kids, and treats for the dogs. Dress up your dog for the Best Costume Contest as well!

To learn more, email recreationevents@brec.org.

BREC-A-Boo Children's Village - Baton Rouge

Date: Saturday, Oct. 26

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Forest Community Park, 13900 S Harrells Ferry Rd.

Something’s brewing at BREC! The Fall Festival is almost here. Get your children’s costumes ready and yours if you dare. There will be a children’s village for ages 10 and under to experience fall-themed carnival games, character visits, arts and crafts, as well as music in the park. For more information, email recreationevents@brec.org.

Click here for more BREC programs.

A Halloween Day at the Museum - Baton Rouge

Date: Saturday, Oct. 26

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S River Rd.

Muggles and magical folk alike will enjoy a day of WANDerful hands-on activities and planetarium shows all day, including the Halloween-themed shows The Worlds Within Star Wars, The Astronomical World of Harry Potter, and Fright Light, among others! Wear your best Halloween costume to be entered for a chance to win a gift basket full of spooktacular surprises.

Click here for more events as LASM, including stargazing and planetarium shows.

Eek-A-Boo - Baton Rouge

Date: Saturday, Oct. 26

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: Milton J. Womack Park, 6201 Florida Blvd.

In this holiday workshop, participants will create a BOOTIFUL 3-D house! Participants will learn the basics of collage and simple construction and will leave with a piece of art that will celebrate family Halloweens for years to come!

Cost is $15 each or $10 each for two or more who register at the same time.

Email recreationevents@brec.org for more.

BREC-A-Boo Haunted Hike - Baton Rouge

Date: Saturday, Oct. 26

Time: 6 to 10 p.m.

Location: Forest Community Park, 13900 S Harrells Ferry Rd.

For those who dare, come travel with BREC through the history of Forest Community Park through a guided hike, which will begin at dusk. Together, visitors will discover what the park is really made of and what creatures have lived and do live all around. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult to visit the haunted hike (recommended for ages 10 and older). Be sure to disguise yourself in your best costume and at 7 p.m., there will be a costume contest. The last tickets will be given out at 10 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. For more info, email recreationevents@brec.org.

More BREC events here.

Halloween Costume Bash - Baker

Date: Saturday, Oct. 26

Time: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Location: Labelle Events & More, 910 Main St.

This BYOB costume bash features free food and music. Tickets are $20 each, or tables of eight for $160. Call 225-368-7270 for tickets.

Halloween Story/Craft - Baton Rouge

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 30

Time: 4 p.m.

Location: Fairwood Branch Library, 12910 Old Hammond Hwy.

Get ready for Halloween! Join other children ages 5 to 8 to hear a reading of Halloween Good Night by Rebecca Grabill, and Dog and Bear Tricks and Treats by Laura Seeger. After the stories, each child will make a mini monster Halloween banner.

More programs at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library here.

Time to Trick or Treat Story/Craft - Baton Rouge

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 30

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St.

Gather with other kids ages 6 to 9 to hear the funny, not scary story, Turkey Trick or Treat, by Wendi Silvano. Afterwards, each child will craft their choice of a pumpkin, witch, or Frankenstein mask.

Click here for more about the East Baton Rouge Parish Library.

Halloween Cookie Decorating Class - Baton Rouge

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 30

Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m., 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Location: Light House Coffee, 257 Lee Dr.

Each participant will receive step by step instructions, three very large cookies to decorate, nine individual icing bags, sprinkles, napkins, and a bakery box to take the cookies home with them. Learn from Baton Rouge original cookie artist, Jackie Wilson, with Jackie’s Sweet Shapes the basics of royal icing, piping techniques, “flooding”, detailing, and more during this class. Drinks/desserts will be available for purchase during the event. Limited to the first 40 participants. Cost is $32 per person.

Learn more about Jackie's Sweet Shapes here.

Jaguarween - Baton Rouge

Date: Thursday, Oct. 31

Time: 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: The River Room, 222 Laurel St.

It’s where the Jags meet the ghouls, goblins, and more! The official 2019 SU Homecoming Costume Party will be held at The River Room and is sponsored by Visit Baton Rouge and SU 80s & 90s Old School Reunion. Costumes are not mandatory, but there will be a costume contest. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The event kicks off SU’s Homecoming Weekend.

Click here for more.

Rocky Horror Picture Show - Baton Rouge

Date: Thursday, Oct. 31 and Friday, Nov. 1

Time: 9 p.m. on Thursday, 10 p.m. on Friday

Location: Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St.

The Manship Theatre’s annual Rocky Horror Picture Show night is a great way to celebrate Halloween! Please, please, please dress up and quote along! The theatre loves hooking up our hardcore Rocky Horror fans at the bar. Check the Manship’s Facebook event page and website to see the list of what props are allowed.

Note: Under 18 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their teenage children with them.

Click here to buy tickets to the show.