Wendy J. from the Lombardo Homes St. Louis team contributed to this story.
Halloween is just over a week away, which means it’s time to fill your weekend schedule with Halloween events and parties! Not sure where to take your family for a spooky good time? We’ve got you covered. Check out these 8 Halloween events in the St. Louis area.
Kick off the last full week of the Halloween season with a Sunday Fun Day at the Stonemoor display in Wentzville! The event features coloring and crafts for the kids, fall refreshments, two giveaways, and a pumpkin for each family (while supplies last). Costumes are optional, but encouraged!
From October 18 through October 30, enjoy a non-scary, kid-friendly event at the Saint Louis Zoo! The event runs nightly from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. and features festive activities, animal encounters, rides, fireside stories, food and souvenirs on the zoo’s decorated grounds. Children 12 and under are encouraged to wear costumes and will receive a treat bag upon exiting.
Looking to put a spooky spin on date night? Go on a haunted scavenger hunt this Friday, October 21 at Dames Park, O’Fallon’s most haunted park! Prizes will be awarded to two-person teams who can solve the most clues. Advanced registration is required, so be sure to register today!
From 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., head to The Meadows to enjoy trick-or-treating from select retail stores, hay wagon rides, pumpkin painting, face painting, live bluegrass music, a balloon artist, and more.
This year’s St. Peters Halloween Carnival will feature hayrides (weather depending), games, crafts, dinner and more. What better time to show off your family’s themed Halloween costumes?
Halloween fun and spell-binding science collide at the Saint Louis Science Center’s annual Science Spooktacular, where your family’s little mad scientists can see a live owl demonstration, watch pumpkins go “splat” from the science center’s highest floor, view the night sky through a telescope, enjoy Halloween-themed shows in the OMNIMAX Theater and James S. McDonnell Planetarium, and even make their own slimy creation – oobleck! Costumes are encouraged, although guests 12 years of age and older are asked to leave their masks at home.
Get some pre-candy-binge exercise in this year’s Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race! Events include a half marathon, 10k, 5k, 1-mile adult fun run, and 1-mile children’s fun run. This isn’t your typical race – the 5k course includes candy stops along the way (high-speed trick-or-treating, anyone?). Runners in the 10k and half marathon have added adventures, including a Zombie Zone. They may even see some Ghostbusters in action! Registration is still open during race weekend.
Pumpkins, Halloween lights, and historic Saint Charles – what could be better? Head to Main Street in downtown Saint Charles the weekend before Halloween to enjoy the enchanting sight of hundreds of glowing pumpkins at the Historic Saint Charles Pumpkin Glow. Many stores will be giving away samples and doing demonstrations.
Know of other Halloween events in St. Louis? Add them in the comments!