For a scary good time with your little boos
Looking for some no-so-spooky fun with your little goblins this fall? Check out my list of Cincinnati kid-friendly Halloween events in 2023. From events with candy to Halloween performances to spooky hikes – there’s something fun for everyone, but nothing too scary!
Cincinnati Kid-Friendly Halloween Events 2023
Kid-Friendly Halloween Events 2023
KidFest at East Loveland Nature Preserve – October 7
KidFest will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 2 to 4pm at the East Loveland Nature Preserve. Hosted by the Loveland-Symmes Community Firefighters’ Association, this event will include trick or treating, inflatables, food, and more.
East Loveland Nature Preserve is located at 227 E. Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH 45140
Boo Fest 2023 at Chamberlin Park – October 7
Boo Fest 2023 will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 6pm to 10pm at Chamberlin Park in Deer Park. This year’s Boo Fest includes a costume parade at 7pm, treats, games, prizes, pumpkin decorating and more. Enjoy a walk through the spooky trail – open at 6:30pm for little ones, and after dark for big kids.
Chamberlin Park is located at 7640 Plainfield Road, Deer Park, OH 45236
Spooky Summit Cinema: Hocus Pocus at Summit Park – October 13
Head to Summit Park for a spooky outdoor movie – the Spooky Summit Cinema will be showing Hocus Pocus on Friday, October 13, 2023 at 8pm.
Summit Park is located at 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242
Chippie’s Sensational Kids Club: Witches and Goblins at BCM – October 19
Chippie’s Sensational Kids Club: Witches and Goblins at the Behringer-Crawford Museum will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 11am. This event is geared towards preschoolers and includes spooky stories, crafts and activities. The cost is $3 per child, plus museum admission. If interested, please call at least 3 days in advance to register.
Behringer-Crawford Museum is located at 1600 Montague Road, Covington, KY 41011
Howl at the Hall at Westwood Town Hall – October 20
Howl at the Hall will be held on Friday, October 20, 2023 from 6pm to 10pm on the Westwood Town Hall grounds. There will be a double feature movie showing of Casper (at 7pm) and Nightmare Before Christmas (at 8:50pm). There will also be crafts, food & drinks, and a costume contest at 6:30pm.
Westwood Town Hall is located at 3017 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211
Halloween Walk in the Woods at Blue Ash Nature Park – October 21
Halloween Walk in the Woods will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023 from noon to 3pm at Blue Ash Nature Park. This free event includes trick or treating, a Halloween story, performances, and more. Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory.
Blue Ash Nature Park is located at 4433 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242
Fall Fest in Burnet Woods – October 21
Fall Fest will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 1pm to 6pm in Burnet Woods. The festivities include pumpkin carving and painting – and one free pumpkin per person. There will also be a performance of The Kooky Spooky Halloween Show by the Wump Mucket Puppets at 3pm.
Burnet Woods is located at 3251 Brookline Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220
Jack-O-Lantern Hike at Caldwell Nature Preserve – October 21
Jack-O-Lantern Hike – A Magic Forest Halloween Event will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 7pm to 9pm at at Caldwell Nature Preserve. This event is a moonlight walk through the woods decorated with Jack-O-Lanterns and luminaries. Prior registration is required.
This is a family-friendly event, but would be best for kids who enjoy hiking, being outside in the dark, and don’t get crabby staying up past bedtime.
Caldwell Nature Preserve is located at 430 W North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45216
WRTS Halloween Party – October 22
We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym Cincinnati will be hosting a Halloween Party on Sunday, October 22, 2023 from noon to 3pm. Additional details to be announced soon.
We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym Cincinnati is located at 4060 E Galbraith Rd Unit 17, Cincinnati, OH 45236
Queen City Zumbini Halloween Class at Happy Hangout – October 23
Queen City Zumbini will be holding a special Halloween Class at Happy Hangout on Monday, October 23, 2023 at 9:45am. Tickets can be purchased online.
Happy Hangout is located at 2041 Anderson Ferry Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45238
Pumpkin Glow at Caesars Ford Park – October 26-28
Pumpkin Glow at Caesars Ford Park will be open from 6pm to 9pm on Thursday, October 26, Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28, 2023. The trails of Caesar Ford Park will be decorated with hand-painted pumpkins that glow with black light. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own black light flashlight, but there will be some available to borrow.
Caesar Ford Park is located at 520 South Stringtown Road, Xenia, OH 45385
Lawrenceburg Halloween Sensation – October 26
The Lawrenceburg Public Library District presents Halloween Sensation on Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 5pm to 8pm. This event will be held at the Lawrenceburg Firehouse. There will be games, candy, hayrides, balloon animals, and more.
The Lawrenceburg Firehouse is located at 300 West Tate Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Spooktacular Halloween Party at Magic Land Play Cafe – October 27-29
Magic Land Play Cafe is throwing a Spooktacular Halloween Party at 4pm on both Friday, October 27 and Sunday, October 29, 2023. There will be trick or treating, plus character visits! They are also hosting a sensory-friendly Halloween party on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 9am. Reserve your tickets online.
Magic Land Play Cafe is located at 10501 New Haven Rd Suite E and F, Harrison, OH 45030
Halloweekend at Kid Clubhouse – October 27-28
Kid Clubhouse will be holding their annual Halloweekend event on Friday, October 27 from 5pm to 9pm, and Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 10am to 9pm. There will be games, prizes, crafts, and candy – and new surprises this year. Tickets are $15 per kid ages 1-12. Children 1 and under are free with a paid sibling.
Kid Clubhouse is located at 865 W. Central Avenue, Springboro, OH 45066
Happy Hangout Halloween Dance Party – October 27
Happy Hangout will be hosting a Halloween Dance Party on Friday, October 27, 2023 from 3pm to 6pm. There will be a costume contest, games, prizes, treats, and more. Tickets are $15 per child and can be purchased online.
Happy Hangout is located at 2041 Anderson Ferry Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45238
Treat Street at Deerfield Towne Center – October 27
Treat Street at Deerfield Towne Center will take place on Friday, October 27, 2023 from 6pm to 8pm. This free event is for kids 12 and under. Dress in your favorite costume and enjoy treats, music and more. Trick or treating begins at the Whole Foods Market.
Deerfield Towne Center is located at 5503 Deerfield Blvd, Mason, OH 45040
Pumpkin Walk at Tower Park – October 27
Fort Thomas will hold its annual Pumpkin Walk at Tower Park on Friday, October 27, 2023 from 6pm to 9pm. This family-friendly event includes a walk through the park, which will be decorated with pumpkins, light features, photo ops, and more.
Tower Park is located at 900 S. Ft. Thomas Avenue, Ft. Thomas, KY 41075
Lollipops Halloween Spooktacular at Cincinnati Music Hall – October 28
The Lollipops Halloween Spooktacular performance will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 10:30am at Cincinnati Music Hall. This Halloween-themed performance by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra is geared towards kids ages 2 to 9. Attendees are encouraged to dress up, and can enjoy crafts and activities before the show. Tickets can be purchased online.
Cincinnati Music Hall is located at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Howl-O-Ween Hootenanny at ArtsConnect – October 28
Howl-O-Ween Hootenanny will held on the ArtsConnect front lawn in Springfield Township on Saturday, October 28, 2023 from noon to 3pm. This free Halloween event includes trick or treating, scavenger hunt, hay maze, and more. Plus a Halloween pet costume contest at 2pm.
ArtsConnect is located at 9158 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231
Hallowest at Mt. Airy Forest – October 28
Hallowest will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 2pm to 4pm at the Maple Ridge Lodge in Mt. Airy Forest. There will be inflatables, a costume contest, games, face painting, live music, food trucks, and more.
Maple Ridge Lodge in Mt. Airy Forest is located at 3990 Maple Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45248
Treat Street at Bridgewater Falls – October 28
Treat Street at Bridgewater Falls will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 2pm to 4pm. This free event is for kids 12 and under. Put on your best costume to enjoy treats, music, and more.
Bridgewater Falls is located at 3385 Princeton Road, Fairfield Twp, OH 45011
Monster Mash at Liberty Center – October 28
Monster Mash will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 4pm to 6pm at Liberty Center. This event is free, and includes at magic show at 4pm and trick or treating at 5pm.
Liberty Center is located at 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township, OH 45069
Halloween Kids Event at Dogwood Park – October 28
There will be a Halloween Kids Event on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 4pm at Dogwood Park in Mariemont. There will be a spooky story time, dance party, meditation, and sensory activity for the little ones.
Dogwood Park is located at 3706 Pleasant St, Cincinnati, OH 45227
Boos & Brews on the Levee at Newport on the Levee – October 28
Boos & Brews on the Levee at Newport on the Levee will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 5pm to 9pm. Activities for kids, including trick or treating, will take place at the beginning of the event (from 5-7pm), while activities geared towards adults will begin later in the evening.
Newport on the Levee is located at One Levee Wy, Newport, KY 41071
On-Going Cincinnati Kid-Friendly Halloween Events
Jack O’Lantern Junction at EnterTRAINment Junction
Jack O’Lantern Junction at EnterTRAINment Junction runs September 23 through October 31, 2023. Back in the Expo room (where the marbles are), you’ll find a small Halloween train display, a trick-or-treat haunted house, a talking Jack O’Lantern, and Halloween coloring pages. The haunted house is a bit dark and has flashing lights, so it may not be the best fit for small children or those with sensory sensitivities. Additionally, you’ll find two Halloween-themed outdoor train rides and spooky characters hidden throughout the train displays. Purchase tickets online or at the Junction.
EnterTRAINment Junction is located at 7379 Squire Court, West Chester, OH 45069
Tricks and Treats Fall Fest at Kings Island
Tricks and Treats Fall Fest at Kings Island is open on Saturdays and Sundays beginning September 24 through October 29, 2023. This event runs during the day, while the scary Halloween Haunt event is open at night. During Tricks and Treats, there are fall activities and entertainment, trick-or-treating (kids are encouraged to dress up!), festive foods and drinks, and more. Select rides are open during this time.
Kings Island is located at 6300 Kings Island Drive, Kings Island, OH 45034
Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge
Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge runs September 28 through October 31, 2023. Spooky activities included in your stay are the Monster Bash Dance Party, Trick-Or-Treat Trail, Howl-O-Ween Crafts, and more.
Great Wolf Lodge is located at 2501 Great Wolf Drive, Mason OH 45040
BOO!seum at Cincinnati Museum Center
The Cincinnati Museum Center is hosting Weekends at the BOO!seum every Saturday and Sunday in October 2023. There will be not-so-scary fun activities throughout the museum. Dress up in your costume for $3 off museum admission during this event.
Cincinnati Museum Center is located at 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203
Haunted Village at Heritage Village Museum
Haunted Village at Heritage Village Museum is open Fridays and Saturdays beginning October 13 through October 28, 2023. The village and woods are decorated for a spooky good time. Activities include a creepy critter zoo, face painting, games, balloon art, and more. Everyone is encouraged to dress up. Tickets can be purchased online.
This event is a bit scary and spooky, and may be best for kids a bit older.
Heritage Village Museum is located inside Sharon Woods at 11500 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241
HallZooween at the Cincinnati Zoo
HallZooween at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden runs weekends from noon to 5pm beginning October 14 through October 29, 2023. This event is included with zoo admission. During HallZooween you’ll find trick or treat stations, special animal enrichment, Hide & Seek Fiona, and more. Plus, the train and carousel have been decorated for some spooky fun!
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is located at 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220
Boo Fest at the Y
Each of the 9 family branches of YMCA of Greater Cincinnati will be holding a Boo Fest during the month of October. Head to their website for details on each location’s Boo Fest.
Hope you have a howl-ing good time checking out these Cincinnati kid-friendly Halloween events! And for more kid-friendly fun this autumn in Cincinnati, check out my list of local pumpkin patches.