October is here, and it’s time to get spooky in the Capital City! Baton Rouge’s Halloween celebrations might have a different look this year, but they are sure to be fun-filled and entertaining. Get in the Halloween spirit with virtual and socially-distant events all season long. 


Boo at the Zoo

Put on your best Halloween costume and interact with animals at Baton Rouge Zoo’s “Boo at the Zoo” event. Keeping up with tradition and the times, kids can enjoy pre-packaged treat bags, and photo ops throughout the zoo make the perfect Halloween activity for the whole family. 

Corn Maze Saturdays

Every Saturday in October, the LSU AgCenter Botanical Gardens at Burden brings fun for all with their fall corn maze.. Find your way through the maze and enjoy more safe, outdoor activities in a socially-distanced environment. Reserve your tickets here. 

13th Gate

As the ultimate haunted house in Louisiana, 13th Gate provides the perfect Halloween experience for thrill seekers. This year, they’ve implemented a virtual queue and other precautions to keep the environment both spooky and safe. Learn more about their safety measures here and buy your tickets to the spookiest place in Baton Rouge ahead of time.

Louisiana Ghost Stories and Rituals

Preserve Louisiana’s October Heritage Lecture Series at the Old Governor’s Mansion will chill you with tales of hauntings and historic burial rituals in Louisiana. Historians will interpret paranormal stories, teach historic funerary practices in Louisiana, and more in a socially-distanced space. Buy your tickets here

10/31 Consortium

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 5k
    Previously known as the Pumpkin Pi Race, you can run in the Fifolet 5k anytime, anywhere… as long as you’re dressed up in your costume! Register for the event to receive a t-shirt, finisher medal and more.  
  • Fifolet Cabaret
    We’ll miss the Halloween parade this year, but our favorite krewes are brewing up spooky video entertainment for us this Halloween. With every ticket for this event, you can enjoy dinner delivered right to your door and a link to an exclusive show from the most wicked parade krewes. 
  • Fifolet Flip Flop
    No tricks here — just treats for all! This drive-through Halloween experience is the perfect way to keep kids safe, while not letting those costumes go to waste. Load up the car, and let your kids see their favorite costumed characters and spooky decorations, with the chance to win a goodie bag! 

The spooky spirit never ends in Baton Rouge! For more Halloween events and celebrations, go to visitbatonrouge.com/events/halloween.