Halloween in the Capital City is a month-long celebration, and we have the haunted happenings to prove it. From parades and corn mazes to zoo animals and the ultimate haunted house, you don't want to miss out on spending Halloween in Baton Rouge!
As the ultimate haunted house in Louisiana and one of the top haunted houses in the country, 13th Gate provides the perfect Halloween experience for thrill seekers. Journey through 13 nightmarish realms where your worst fears come true, and anything can happen. From exploring an old, abandoned asylum, 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. You can view their calendar and book tickets here... if you dare!
Put on your best Halloween costume and enjoy a fun and festive day at Baton Rouge Zoo’s “Boo at the Zoo” event. Keeping with tradition, kids can enjoy Halloween-themed structures, as well as photo ops throughout the zoo. Fun and festive enrichments for the animal friends will also make this the perfect Halloween activity for the whole family to enjoy.
The Mid City Maker’s Market at Circa 1857 has some spooky twists this month! With trick-or-treating, costumes and other Halloween activities, you can support local artisans and makers and enjoy a fun night out with the family.
Every October, the 10/31 Consortium hosts the Fifolet Halloween Festival, complete with a parade, costume ball and pub crawl. In lieu of its community events, this year these Halloween masters will put on an array of entertainment for locals to take part in from home. Join in on the virtual fun with all of 10/31 Consortium’s 2020 MASKeurade events.
Fifolet Costume Ball - October 23, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
Hosted by 10/31 Consortium as part of the traditional Fifolet Halloween Festival events, the Fifolet Costume Ball is your chance to dance the night away in your best costume! Live music from Petty Betty, a table decorating contest and a costume contest with categories for funniest, scariest, best theme, best couple and best group are just a few of the exciting things planned for this Ghostly Gala.
Fifolet Flip Flop - October 30, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
No tricks here — just treats for all! In lieu of their traditional Halloween Festival Parade throughout downtown Baton Rouge, 10/31 Consortium is planning a reverse parade — the Flip Flop Parade. Load up the car and drive through Halloween displays, see your favorite costumed characters and spooky decorations and receive a goodie bag of treats for the kiddos at the end!
Come dressed as the “spirit” moves you and enjoy an evening of tastings and libations from local distilleries at the 5th Annual Spirits of Louisiana at the Old State Capitol. This unique event features an art auction with a variety of pieces donated by local artists and is one you don’t want to miss!
Get into the Halloween spirit with BREC’s Pumpkin Paddle Parade – a competition of “float” decorating! Design and decorate a canoe, kayak or paddleboard in theme for Halloween as the judges pick the winners to receive some fabulous prizes.
The Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts is providing some extra special treats this year with a Halloween double feature! Starting with The Family Dinner’s Comedy Troupe ‘s Spoof Night! The Addams Family, you can enjoy an interactive movie experience with live commentary, skits and interactive games. Following Spoof Night! is a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, where you can follow along as sweethearts Brad and Janet stumble upon the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter and meet a houseful of wild characters.
It’s sure to be a WANDerful day at Louisiana Art & Science Museum on October 30! Participate in hands-on activities, such as designing your own spaceship, painting your own wand and writing your own Howler. Don’t forget to reserve your seat for an original planetarium show by LASM, The Astronomical World of Harry Potter!
Grab your costume, glow sticks and flashlights and head out to LSU AgCenter at Burden the night before Halloween! With a night maze, hay mountain, corn crib, games and live music, this spooky night will be fun for the whole family!
What better way to end Halloween weekend than at Scotland Saturdays? Scotland Saturdays is hosting a special Boo with the Krewe market on Halloween! Market vendors and Boo with the Krewe participants will have Halloween-themed tents, and you can support local businesses while having some Halloween fun with the whole family.
The Halloween spirit never ends! For more events and celebrations, go to visitbatonrouge.com/events/halloween.