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Halloween Events in OKC

Are you ready to celebrate Halloween throughout the entire month of October? Thankfully, there are plenty of spooktacular events happening all month long. From haunted houses to pumpkin patches and all the candy you can imagine (in moderation, of course), there is scary fun to be had in the OKC area. 

Lost Lakes Haunted Forest

Begin the holiday season by walking slightly less than a mile through the terrifying Lost Lakes Haunted Forest at the Lost Lakes Amphitheater and Water Park. Amplify your terror by paying extra to allow the ghouls and monsters to reach out and touch you. This forest of nightmares is open September 28 through October 31 from 7 – 11 p.m.

Fright Fest at Frontier City

If you’re in the mood for a scare, head over to Frontier City for Fright Fest any Friday, Saturday or Sunday from September 29 through October 28. Kiddos can satisfy their sweet tooth at the Kiddie Land Candy Crawl from 4 – 6 p.m. before witnessing mutants, zombies and monsters take over the park during the Festival of Fright Parade.

The most daring park visitors can visit one of the seven haunted houses throughout the park or settle in for one of the spooktacular shows taking place every weekend. All you need to enjoy Fright Fest is a park ticket, but some of the haunted house attractions may cost a little extra. To save some cash, bring two non-perishable food items to donate to the Fright Fest Food Drive and receive $13 off admission.

Haunt the River

Every Saturday in October, kids can dawn their favorite costume and enjoy a haunted ride along the Oklahoma River. Once on the boat, get excited for candy, activity books, games and a costume contest! Tickets for the Haunt the River cruise can be purchased on the boat (which departs from the Regatta Park & Exchange Landings) or at the Regatta Park ticket booth.

Terror on 10th Street Haunted House

Visit the annual Terror on 10th Street Haunted House to face your fears and live your nightmares. Enjoy a guided tour of the house and learn about its haunted history through active participation in the theatrical performance. The haunted house is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October from 7 – 11 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $10 per person.

Pumpkinville 

If you love pumpkins and fall, head over to the Myriad Botanical Gardens for their seventh annual Pumpkinville Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 21. See the Children’s Garden transform as thousands of pumpkins and hundreds of gourds take over the gardens, providing hours of fun for visitors young and old.

A variety of special events will be held during Pumpkinville including a sensory night on October 5, a Harry Potter themed morning on October 13 and photography classes every Sunday. Available activities include pumpkin painting, carousel rides, the Pumpkinville Express Train, vendors and more. Admission to Pumpkinville is free for Myriad Garden Members and $8 for the public. Visit the website for a full list of scheduled events.

Haunt the Zoo

Returning for its 35th year, Haunt the Zoo will take place on October 20 – 21 and October 27 – 28 at the Oklahoma City Zoo. There’s plenty of fun for the entire family as you explore the zoo and follow the spooky trick-or-treat trail. A general admission zoo ticket is required for entry to Haunt the Zoo, and you can purchase trick-or-treat bags for an extra cost.

For the adults 21 and up, check out Haunt the Zoo: All Grown Up on Friday, October 26 for a fun evening of dancing, games and prizes. There’s also a costume contest, so start working on your perfect get-up now!

Spooky Pooch Parade

Does your pup have his/her own costume? Join the Spooky Pooch Parade sponsored by Midtown Vets at the Myriad Botanical Gardens! The parade will talk place on the Devon Lawn on Sunday, October 21 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Registration is $10 for Myriad Gardens member dogs and $12 for non-member dogs.

Register here and get ready for a scarily cute gathering of pooches.

Monster Dash 5K and Fun Run

During the Monster Dash 5K and Fun Run, children and adults are encouraged to wear costumes, creating a fun and festive way to burn off those extra candy calories. Prizes will be awarded for the best adult and children’s costume, so bring your A game.

The run will take place October 21 from 2 – 5 p.m. and all proceeds will benefit the Junior League of Norman.

RIVERSCREAM

Every Friday and Saturday in October from 5 – 11 p.m., OKC RIVERSPORT will be overrun with zombies and transformed into RIVERSCREAM. Join the OKC Zombie Task Force and take on the six-story Sky Scream Tower, vanquish zombies in a round of laser tag or zip away on the zombie zipline.

No matter your age, RIVERSCREAM has spirited and spooky fun in store. Find pricing and more information here.

FallFest at Lake Overholser

Face painting, apple bobbing and pumpkin crafts, oh my! Head down to Lake Overholser October 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an event that’s sure to be fun for the entire family: Fall Fest. A pass to the festival provides access to face painting, s’mores, pumpkin painting, apple bobbing, crafts and treats to take home for the kids. Purchase a Lake Overholser RIVERSPORT ticket for $29 to experience the giant swing, climbing, a double zip line and more.

Brick-or-Treat

The fifth annual Brick-or-Treat will kick off in Bricktown district on Monday, October 29 from 4 – 9 p.m. Children under age 14 are encouraged to dress up in costumes and trick-or-treat at participating businesses throughout Bricktown. Attendees can pick up a map of the candy route at the Mickey Mantle Plaza at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, where there will also be pumpkin painting, a free photo booth and local team mascots!

Mall-O-Ween

Trick-or-treat at various retailers in Penn Square Mall. Get a head start on your holiday shopping while trick-or-treating at stores with an orange pumpkin in the window. Mall-o-Ween is open to the public at no charge on October 24 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Turn the Town Upside Down

Start your Halloween weekend on a high note with kid-friendly activities at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Explore the interactive Prosperity Junction, make crafts (including lanterns and wands), sample saltwater taffy and peppermint sticks and wash them down with a sample of refreshing sarsaparilla in the Silver Dollar Saloon.

Turn the Town Upside Down will be open to the public on October 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This event does not require reservations and is free to Oklahoma Children’s Theatre or National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum members. Non-members can attend for $5 per person. Costumes are encouraged as the event is most suitable for children ages three to 10.

Day of the Dead Festival

Celebrate Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with a festival honoring the Latino holiday of respect for deceased family members. Enjoy food trucks, artists, hot-rods, ofrendas, live music, traditional dancing and other activities for the whole family. This event will be free to the public in the OKC Plaza District on October 28 from 1 – 7 p.m.

Magic Lantern Celebration

Get dolled up at the Paseo Arts District Magic Lantern Celebration. Families are invited to “come as they are” and meet local artists who can transform them into a fun character. Enjoy the “play shops” where pumpkins, paper and shine are ready to inspire character transformations. The evening will end with a costume parade on a painted labyrinth. The Magic Lantern Celebration is free on October 28 from 3 – 6:15 p.m.

Ghost Runners 5K Dog Run

Let your dog in on the fun during the Ghost Runners 5k Dog Run hosted by Heartland Weimaraner Rescue. Participate in the 5K Dog Run or the 1-Mile Dog Jog. You can also register to be a “Ghost” Spirit Runner, so you can stay home but still get a T-shirt! Runners can register up until the beginning of the races held from 2 – 4 p.m. on October 28.

For more fall weather fun, take a glance at our list of our Healthy Fall Events in Oklahoma City.

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