Lexington’s Halloween events offer fun for all ages

Women in costume jumping and dancing on a stage
Halloween Parade and Thriller Oct. 28, 2019. Photo by Amy Wallot

Spooky season is upon us and with it are plenty of opportunities for kids — and your inner kid — to get your frights + delights this Halloween. We’re giving you a quick highlight of events that will bring fun for the whole crew.

For the Grown-ups

  • Halloween Dinner Party | Fri., Oct. 29 | 7-10 p.m. | The Grove | $130+ | Enjoy themed-cocktails, charcuterie boards + bites from Fable and Luna Food Truck, costumes encouraged. 
  • Monster Bash Gala | Fri., Oct. 29 | 7 p.m. | Limestone Hall | $125 | Prizes await for best costume while you enjoy food, music + dancing in support of the Blue Grass Farms Charities. 
  • Booktacular | Sat., Oct. 30 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | $25 | An at-home, James Bond-themed black-tie affair to support the Library Foundation. Host your own soiree to stream martini demonstrations + music from the Keigh McCutcheon Jazz Ensemble Experience.

For the Fam

  • Halloween Variety Show, Parade + Thriller | Sun., Oct. 24 | 5 p.m. | Downtown | Free | Lexington’s biggest spooky celebration featuring live dance performances, a Halloween parade + the fan-favorite Thriller Parade 
  • Hound-o-ween | Sun., Oct. 24 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Beaumont Centre | Free | Trunk-or-treating with goodies for the whole family — including the fur babies.
  • BOO! Cruise | Sat., Oct. 30 | Times vary | Shaker Village | Prices vary | Spooky stories, games, food + a costume contest all while floating on the Kentucky River. 🛥️

For the Kids

  • Trunk or Treat | Sat., Oct. 23 | 2-4 p.m. | Whitaker Family YMCA | Free | Inflatables, pumpkin decorating + costume contests 🍬
  • Halloween Printmaking | Sat., Oct. 23 | 2-5 p.m. | Artworks at Carver School | Free | Kids 8+ can choose from several pre-cut Halloween designs, or sign up for a longer session to create their own.
  • Castlewood Halloween | Wed., Oct. 27 | 4-7 p.m. | Castlewood Park | Free | A neighborhood trick-or-treating event sponsored by West Sixth Brewery + Kentucky For Kentucky 

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