MONDAY, OCTOBER 31ST
Blendon Township, 6-8PM
Canal Winchester 5:30-7:30PM
Genoa Township 6-8PM
Grandview Heights 6-8PM
Grove City 6-8PM
Lewis Center 5:30-7PM
Mt. Vernon 5:30-7 PM
New Albany 6-8PM
Orange Township 6-8PM
Perry Township 6-8PM
Plain City 6-8PM
Upper Arlington 6-8PM
West Jefferson 6-8PM
SPECIAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS
All Hallow's Eve
Oct. 15 & 22 - 5:30-9:30PM
Ohio Village & History Center
Enjoy an evening of family fun at All Hallows' Eve, with a retelling of the Headless Horseman by the bonfire, pumkin carving and creepy characters roaming Ohio VIllage. Come revel in old-fashioned entertainment including fortune telling, crafts, games and more! There will also be an apparence by you-know-who! Admission is $12/adult & $9/youth (6-12).
Boo at the Zoo
Weekends: Oct. 21-23 & Oct. 28-30
Fridays: 5-9PM, Saturdays: 10AM-9PM, Sundays: 10AM-8PM
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium ( 614-470-0655)
FREE WITH ADMISSION
Harvest FairSeptember 24: 2-6PM
Columbus Commons, Downtown Columbus
Don’t miss this great celebration of the fall season at Columbus Commons! The Harvest Fair will feature a full day of free and ticketed family-friendly rides, games, and entertainment that will bring thousands of people to the heart of Downtown. Families are invited to enjoy carousel rides, inflatable games, fall-themed arts and crafts, a pumpkin patch, and much more. Many activities are free and some activities require a $5 wristband for unlimited fun.
Oct. 22: 1-5PM
Creekside Park & Plaza, Gahanna
Come to the festival in your fun, animated, silly costumes or painted faces and enjoy the festivities! Creepside is a family friendly event appropriate for all ages. The entire Creekside Park & Plaza will be transformed into a festival filled with:
• Trick or Treat trail along Mill Street with local businesses & organizations!
• Live Music
• Variety of family entertainment through the Creekside District
• Interactive children’s games hosted by Gahanna Parks & Recreation
• Food Vendors
• Haunted Maze by the Gahanna Lincoln Performance Studio Theatre group
• Not so Scary Trail Creekside Park along the Big Walnut with Pathway Church volunteer group
• Paddle Boat rides ($5 per boat ride)
Circleville Pumpkin ShowOct. 19-22
Downtown Circleville (740-474-7000)
One of Ohio's olderst festival, the Circleville Pumpkin Show is everything about the pumpkin. Great family event with parades, pumpkin recipes, amusement rides, music, gams, contests and so much more
Halloween Pet Parade & Fall FestivalOct. 23: 12-3PM
Easton Town Center, Columbus ( 614-416-7000)
The Halloween Pet Parade and Fall Festival is a fun, fall event that encourages participants to dress up their pets in festive Halloween costumes. The event, which is in its fifteenth year at Easton Town Center, will be held in Fenlon Square. Bring the entire family and get creative with your costumes! Our pet parade will kick off at 1:30 PM in front of Moochie & Co. Awards given include Most Creative, Scariest, Cutest, and Funniest Costumes.
Respook, Rewear, Rescare...Halloween Costume ExchangeOct. 1: 10AM-1PM
Worthington Community Center (614-436-2743)
Has your child outgrown his or her Halloween costume but it still looks like new? The Worthington Community Center is accepting clean, gently used Halloween costumes for its first “Respook, Rewear, Rescare: Halloween Costume Exchange." Participants are invited to drop off costumes at the Worthington Community Center during normal business hours. Costumes may also be donated to the event. (Please see attachment with Costume Exchange Guidelines) In addition to picking out a new costume at the event, children can also participate in fun activities and eat a healthy treat.
Whetsone Community Center Halloween/Fall Harvest Party
Oct. 6: 6:30-8PM
Whetsone Community Center (614-645-3217), 3923 N. High St., Columbus
Oct. 8: 1-6 PM
Heritage Park, Groveport
Held each year on the second Saturday in October offers music, homemade crafts and skilled craft demonstrators, all located in and around the grounds of Groveport's 1820's Log House on Wirt Road. Entertainment for this years Groveport Apple Butter Day will be Paul Brown, Sawmill Ridge Bluegrass Band, The Hart Brothers and closing out the event with Open Highway. Plan a fun filled day with your family at Groveport Apple Butter Day. There will be craft demonstrators, homemade crafts and food, Cornbread and Bean Dinner at Crooked Alley KidSpace, FREE petting zoo, and pony rides and of course the old fashioned tractors. A few changes being made this year are: All childrens' activities will be located around the Palm Pond just south of the stage. All children's activities are FREE.
Bremen Pumpkin Walk & Run
Oct. 8: 5:30-8:30PM
Howell Park, Bremen (740-569-7502)
Over 100 hand-carved illuminated pumpkins on display. Family Fun, 5k Run, Pumpkin Drop and Pumpkin Walk.
Bremen Pumpkin 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run $15- 5K Run/Walk $1 - Kids Fun Run
Oct. 9: 1-5 PM
Fancyburg Park, Upper Arlington (614-583-5300)
Fall Fest is packed with fun activities the whole family can enjoy. Try your hand at pumpkin carving, creating kites, arts& crafts, making apple cider or making caramel apples. Jump aboard for a hay ride and bounce your way through our inflatable games. Don’t forget to bring your appetite too, to enjoy hot dogs, brats, burgers and more! Admission is free for this yearly family event, which includes live music and entertainment. See you there!
Jeffrey Mansion, Bexley
Everyone is invited to Jeffrey Mansion on Friday, October 14th to enjoy a fun filled evening at harvest time. The Harvest Festival is a great time for the entire family. Activities include a Corn Maze, Hayrides, Enchanted Walk, Live Music, Balloons, Face Painting and a Bon Fire! Also, new this year, there will be a Magician performing a show!
Big Top Halloween
Oct. 14: 6:30-8:30PM
Worthington Community Center (614-436-2743)
A FREE family party!
Powell Autumn Community Bonfire
Oct. 15: 7-9PM
Village Green Park, Powell (614-885-9820)
A fall family favorite returns to Village Green Park. At the Community Bonfire, residents can enjoy FREE hot dogs, donut holes, cider and marshmallows, and stay warm around a raging bonfire.
Oct. 17: 7-9 PM
McKnight Outdoor Education Center (614-645-3380)
Guided night walks will leave every 15 minutes. Join us for a night full of adventure at McKnight Outdoor Education Center. Enjoy a guided night walk where you will meet native nocturnal “animals”. Each animal will be eager to tell its own tale of nightly adventures and survival! Finish off the evening with hot cocoa and non-scary stories by the campfire. This is a non-scary event geared toward families with young children.
Glenwood Community Center Halloween/Fall Harvest Party
Oct. 19: 5:30-7:30PM
Glenwood Community Center (614-645-3282), 1888 Fairmount Ave.
Oct. 20: 3:30-8:30PM
Dublin Community Recreation Center, Dublin
The City of Dublin will host its annual Halloween Spooktacular on Thursday, October 15, from 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Dublin Community Recreation Center (DCRC), 5600 Post Road. Join us for an evening of merry, not scary family fun for guests of all ages. Come in costume and enjoy a few tricks and a lot of fun treats inside and outside the DCRC. New in 2015, Mickey and Minnie will be outside the DCRC greeting guests and taking pictures. In addition, Lego® lovers can learn, build and play with thousands of bricks at Lego® Landing inside the DCRC. The event also includes returning favorites with exhibits featuring The Turtle Lady, The Bug Man, COSI, and a professional pumpkin carver.
Halloween Treat Trail Party
Oct. 21: 6-8:30PM
Everal Barn, Heritage Park, Westerville
Come out to this fun-filled night with Halloween-themed carnival games along the treat trail, play Halloween Bingo, take a walk down Vendor Alley, or enjoy a horse-drawn carriage night ride. Remember to wear your costume!
Oct. 22: 6-9PM
JFK Park, Reynoldsburg
Come dressed in your best costume and be prepared to have a great time playing games, listening to live entertainment, and enjoying fun foods. You won’t want to miss this!
Candy by the Carload
Oct. 22: 5-7PM
Village Green, Powell (614-885-9820)
The parking lot at the Village Green Municipal Building will be filled with businesses that will be dishing out candy by the carload! This unique trick-or-treat opportunity is perfect for younger ones who need help from an adult, who feel safer in the daylight or who just want to show off their costume before Halloween!
Oct. 22: 6:30-8:30PM
Alley Park, Lancaster
Enjoy a pumpkin lit night hike at Alley Park. Cook hot dogs over a bonfire. Great family event. Pumpkin carvers needed at 8 am at the Alley Park barn.
Oct. 23: 5:30-7PM
Westerville Community Center, Westerville
Come join zombie lifeguards for a haunted swim in the pool with a costume contest, face painting, a pumpkin pool hunt, and creepy pool punch. Ages six and under must have a parent in the water with them. Parents are FREE!
Barnett Community Center Halloween/Fall Harvest Party
Oct. 26: 6:30-8:30PM
Barnett Community Center (614-645-3065)
Woodward Park Community Center Halloween/Fall Harvest Party
Oct. 26: 6-7:30PM
Woodward Park Community Center (614-315-8614), 5147 Karl Rd., Columbus
Lazelle Woods Community Center Halloween/Fall Harvest Party
Oct. 26: 6-7:30PM
Lazelle Woods Community Center (614-645-5330). 8140 Sancus Blvd., Westerville 43081
Oct. 27: 6-8PM
Olde Pickerington Villag (614-833-2211)
Halloween fun for all ages! Ghost Tours, Story-Telling, Hayrides, visit the Haunted Museum, Haunted House and Hauted Garden, Trick or Treat in the Olde Village businesses, music by Rock Factory Studios and more!
Barack Community Center Halloween/Fall Harvest Party
Oct. 27: 5:30-7:30PM
Barrack Community Center (614-645-3610)
Dodge Community Center Halloween/Fall Harvest Party
Oct. 27: 6-7PM
Dodge Community Center (614-645-8151), 667 Sullivant Ave.
Courthouse Square, Newark
Held on the last Thursday in October each year, this free event continues to bring nearly 1,000 children and their families to the Courthouse Square to collect candy and other items in a safe and fun environment.
Beatty Community Center Halloween/Fall Harvest Party
Oct. 28: 4-5:30PM
Beatty Community Center (614-645-3218), 247 N. Ohio Ave.
Carriage Place Community Center Halloween/Fall Harvest Party
Oct. 28: 6-8PM
Carriage Place Community Center (614-645-3715), 4900 Sawmill Ave.
Douglas Community Center Halloween/Fall Harvest Party
Oct. 28: 6-8PM
Douglas Community Center (614-645-7407), 1250 Windsor Ave.
Driving Park Community Center Halloween/Fall Harvest Party
Oct. 28: 5:30-7PM
Driving Park Community Center (614-645-3228), 1100 Rhoads Ave.
Westgate Community Center Halloween/Fall Harvest Party
Oct. 28: 6-8PM
Westgate Community Center (614-645-3264), 455 S. Westgate Ave., Columbus
Oct. 30: 10AM-3PM
North Market, Columbus
Ghost and goblins converge on North Market for their annual free Family Halloween Funday. Guests of all ages can participate in trick or treating with the diverse and sometimes spooky merchants and market flea vendors. Additional activities including children’s crafts, music and a special appearance from Columbus Children’s Theatre are planned throughout the day.
Oct. 31: 6-8PM
Town Center, Grove City
Grove City’s Town Center is transformed into destination for spooky fun from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31. This annual, family-friendly alternative to the traditional door-to-door Beggars’ Night allows children to dress in costume and safely collect candy and other goodies from area businesses and civic organizations. This event is held rain or shine.
Oct. 31: 1:30-2:30PM
Pickerington City Hall (614-833-2211)
Children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult can wear a costume and trick or treat through the Halloween decorated City Hall.
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