With Halloween season looming upon us and COVID-19 roaring, there are still many events you can either go to or do virtually through these tough times. Here are some of our best picks for Halloween activities.
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular – Drive Thru Edition
Go see displays of jack o’lanterns transformed into works of art in the wooded setting of historic Iroquois Park. An experience combining artistry and pure fall fun with over 5,000 professionally carved jack-o-lanterns including over 100 masterpieces lighting nearly a one third mile trail. This year’s show, “A Night at the Library”, is a celebration of the Smithsonian’s 50th anniversary with vignettes highlighting imagery from literature, pop culture, history, arts and cinema. Proceeds from the event benefit the Louisville Parks Foundation.
“I have to sing, I have to play. The music, it’s not just in me, it is me. When life gets me down, I play my guitar.” 😭 #wordstoliveby pic.twitter.com/V9czql37kF
— Louisville Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular (@JOLS_Lou) October 14, 2020
Jack O’Lantern Stroll – Drive Thru Edition
The Jack O’Lantern Stroll is one of the premier Halloween events in Kentuckiana, attracting thousands of people per year. In addition to the over 1,500 carved pumpkins, the Stroll offers trick-or-treating , games, crafts, Louisville’s largest pumpkin pie by Heitzman’s Traditional Bakery, members of the Louisville League of Mascots, University of Louisville athletes, live music and much more. The event will be held at 1960 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY on Friday, Oct. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The J-Town PumpkinFest will be held on Oct. 31 from noon to 2 p.m. Children will dress in their Halloween costumes and trick or treat around Gaslight Square. There will also be various activities for the children to do along the way. This event is free of cost and available to everyone, there will be enforced social distance guidelines.
Dracula at Actors Theater
Originally dramatized by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston from Bram Stoker’s world famous novel, Dracula, as adapted & directed by William McNulty. Louisville’s original Halloween cult thriller! Experience the Louisville Halloween tradition, this celebrated gothic screamfest, is an event with plenty of thrills to keep you on edge. Buckets of blood, explosions and other amazing special effects occur right before your eyes. This event will show throughout the rest of October ending Halloween. Tickets start at $35 per person, but they do go fast. Visit their website here.