Oklahoma City has a range from very spooky to so cute, it’s scary, when it comes Halloween festivities. We’ve gathered our top picks for the whole family, including events without kids and those specifically designed for our pups to play!
We look forward to when Myriad Gardens transforms into a fall wonderland each year, and this year is no different. Pumpkinville, open daily from Oct. 8-24, will feature pumpkin mosaics, pumpkin decorating, hay bale and corn stalk mazes, scarecrows and more! This year, they've added a Sensory Night event on Oct. 12 for families and their children with sensory needs, providing a more controlled environment to experience the fall festival. Bring the whole family down to marvel at the pumpkin mosaics (also, just saying, they’re a great backdrop for family pictures!) and get in the fall spirit!
The Orr Family Farm and Pumpkin Patch offers a classic, fall experience, just 20 minutes south of Downtown. Make plans to visit to pick your pumpkins and return for Trick Orr Treat with bonfires and a screening of The Great Pumpkin. Stay on the property in a Conestoga Wagon or teepee to get extended access to all of the fun!
The Oklahoma City Zoo’s Haunt the Zoo will be held on Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 9-31. Children and parents are invited to explore the zoo and visit themed booths to trick-or-treat. You can expect quality candy and treats along with animal sightings!
Bring your kiddos to Bricktown on Oct. 25 for Brick-or-Treat to enjoy a family-friendly evening that includes spooky tunes, roaming characters, photo ops and trick-or-treating at participating businesses.
Beginning on Oct. 30, Scissortail Park will be hosting their Treat Trail featuring music, family-friendly Halloween characters like Jack and Sally, plenty of fall photo ops and food vendors along the Promenade. Bags are given with ticket purchases to use while collecting treats along the trail at stops featuring candy chutes for contact-free exchanges.
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This Halloween season, experience fun by day and fright by night at Frontier City during its annual Fright Fest celebration. Get ready for one of the most popular Halloween events of the season, featuring family-friendly shows and attractions during the day and thrilling rides and scary haunted houses at night. Face your fears on weekends and select weekdays from Sept. 24 - Oct. 31.
Although we recommend checking out the Museum of Osteology all year long, one could make the argument there’s a special kind of fun to visiting the museum around Halloween. With more than 800 real specimens, the museum offers a glimpse at what lies beneath the skin. Explore what forensic anthropologists, law enforcement and investigators can learn by examining human skeletal remains at October Forensic Nights. You must be 16+ years old to experience this hands-on investigation.
Ready to venture out for a kid-free night? The Dinner Detective brings a bit of mystery and taste of gourmet to the historic Skirvin Hilton Hotel on Saturdays in October and a special Halloween edition. Enjoy a four-course meal, interactive show, lots of laughs and a big thrill!
Tired of the same old Halloween Parties? Gather your friends and Haunt the River with Oklahoma River Cruises. Enjoy onboard tunes, cocktails and appetizers. Haunt the Zoo: All Grown Up will return even scarier than before with hair-raising haunted experiences, food trucks, specialty cocktails and beer.
Everyone and their dog should plan to join in Toto's Spooky Pooch Parade at the Myriad Gardens. There will be prizes for the pups with the best costumes.
The Muttser Mash is a Halloween party for pooches and their people at Midtown OKC’s Fassler Hall. Pups are encouraged to dress up or costumes can be purchased on site. A digital costume contest will be held after the event, the most likes on Facebook wins! Enjoy treats, games and socializing for furkids along with the rest of their family.
For more spooky fun and Halloween festivities this season, head to the Fall Guide.