20 Things to Do for Halloween in Little Rock
Grab those costumes and head to one (or all) of these family-friendly Halloween activities in central Arkansas.
1. Big Boo-seum Bash: It's the annual Boo-seum Bash where families can come for trick-or-treating and fun at nine different locations in downtown Little Rock! Some of the destinations include the Arkansas Arts Center, the Museum of Discovery and the Historic Arkansas Museum. Participants are encouraged to dress up. Click here for the full list of locations. Event takes place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26. FREE!
2. Boo at the Zoo: Come for trick-or-treating in a safe environment along with a hay maze, carnival rides, zombie paintball, haunted train, face painting, food truck concessions, ghost roast s'mores and more! Event is daily from 6-9 p.m. from Oct. 21-31. Admission is $20 for non-members and $15 for zoo members. Visit the Little Rock Zoo website for details.
3. Halloween Hayrides: All aboard at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, it's time for a spooky ride through the woods! Experience a different kind of Halloween complete with a roaring campfire and treats! Roast marshmallows and tell scary stories around the fire. Hayrides take place Oct. 28, 29 & 31 from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 6-12; advance registration and payment are required. Click here for more information.
4. Haunted Houses Across Central Arkansas: If you're looking for something extra scary this Halloween season, pay a visit to one of these seven haunted houses right here in central Arkansas. Some offer a a kids night or kids room where it isn't quite so spooky. Admission averages around $15 for each haunted destination. Click here for the full list.
5. Lock-In at Third Realm Extreme Recreation Park: If you haven't visited Little Rock's newest adventurous attraction yet, now is the time. Third Realm will be hosting its first ever lock-in from Oct. 27-28. The park features trampolines, a ninja obstacle course, basketball goals, aerial silks and more. For all the details about Third Realm click here and watch their Facebook page for more details on the lock-in.
6. Creep 'N' Crawl Fun Run: Are you ready for a "howlin' ghoul time"? The Creep 'N' Crawl Fun Run & Li'l Monsters Dash is a family-oriented event offering Halloween fun with a healthy dose of physical fitness. Grab the scariest, funniest, wildest, goofiest, most creative costume you can think of and head to Two Rivers Park. Options include a time 5K or 10K, Li'l Monsters Mile and more. Registration is $15-$45 online and the fun starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. Visit the website for more information.
7. Pumpkin Patch Fun: Nothing screams fall more than an afternoon at the pumpkin patch and corn maze. Perfect for little ones getting pulled around in a wagon or bigger kids who can enjoy picking out their own pumpkin and visiting with barnyard animals. Here's a list of 17 pumpkin patches that feature lots of fun elements and are scattered throughout central Arkansas and other parts of the state.
8. "Goosebumps the Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium": Relax and enjoy a classic Halloween production at the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre. Adapted from R. L. Stine’s "Phantom of the Auditorium," this weird and wacky musical is sure to bring a tickle and a chill. Follow Zeke and Brooke and all the other young thespians of Woods Mill Middle School as they put on a musical. Shows hit the stage Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 28 & 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for members and $12.50 for non-members. Click here for more details about the show.
9. Kids' Night Out Halloween Swim Party: From 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, kids can splash back into summer with a night at the Little Rock Athletic Club's pool. Participants will get to play pool games and receive goody bags. Registration is $20 for members and $22 for non-members. Call (501) 225-3600 for more information and to register.
10. Elementary School Fall Festivals: Nine elementary schools within the Pulaski County Special School District are hosting fall festivals during the month of October. Entry to all of the events is free but attendees will need to purchase tickets at some festivals for games. Check out the complete list here. FREE!
11. Magic Screams at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls: Get spooked on one of the many park rides, stock up on treats along the trick-or-treat trail, showcase your creativity in the family costume contest, visit haunted houses and more. Magic Screams takes place from 4-11 p.m. Saturdays and 4-9 p.m. Sundays Oct. 7-29. Tickets are $27.99 for adults and $21.99 for kids under 48 inches and seniors over age 55 and can be purchased online. Parking is $10 per vehicle. Click here for all the details on Magic Screams.
12. Parties and Events at CALS Libraries: CALS is all about Halloween fun! The library system offers free events and parties for teens, families and young kids. Events include: Halloween Family Fun Night at the Maumelle branch, Teen Masquerade at the John Gould Fletcher branch, Family Fun Night: Costume Party at the Roosevelt Thompson branch, Halloween Carnival at the Amy Sanders branch, Teen Halloween Party at the Esther Dewitt Nixon branch, Halloween Spooktacular at the Adolphine Fletcher Terry branch, Halloween Party at the Sidney S. McMath branch, Halloween Party at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library and Trick or Treat at the Library at the Sue Cowan Williams branch. FREE!
13. Halloween on Ice at Arkansas Skatium: Come see Arkansas Skatium's ice skating students put on a special Halloween exhibition at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 24, including exciting music and props. Tickets are $5 per person. Visit the website or call (501) 227-4333 for details.
14. Maumelle Haunted House & Carnival: Play on inflatables, compete in the costume contest, try your luck at carnival games and more! This annual event is free to attend but you must purchase carnival tickets for games. The haunted house is $5 per person. The fun takes place at Jess Odom Community Center on Oct. 28 & 31 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Click here for details. FREE!
15. Trick-or-Treat Yourself: This event means fun for mom and the kids! Grab the shopping bags and the pumpkin buckets and head to the Outlets of Little Rock for this evening of shopping and trick-or-treating. On Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m., participating stores will be handing out goodies for kids ages 12 and under. Kids are welcome and encouraged to dress up; adults no face masks, please. Click here for information. FREE!
16. Great Pumpkin Celebration at Bass Pro Shops: Celebrate with the Peanuts Gang at Bass Pro Shops in Little Rock! Celebrations take place Oct. 21, 22, 28 & 29 from noon-5 p.m.; Oct. 27 & 30 from 5- 7 p.m. and Halloween night from 4-8 p.m. The fun includes a pumpkin toss game, photos with the Peanuts gang, Halloween crafts, trick-or-treating and a costume parade. Check the online schedule to see which events take place on each day; some events only happen once or twice. FREE!
17. Halloween Fun at Petit Jean State Park: Celebrate the spooky season on Petit Jean Mountain (and enjoy the start of beautiful autumn foliage!). Enjoy family-friendly, nature-focused activities in the rec hall; costumes are welcome. Contact the park at (501) 727-5441 for a schedule of activities. The event goes from 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 28. FREE!
18. The Wilds of Wild River Country: The waterpark has been transformed into Arkansas' most terrifying horror trail! No costumes or masks are permitted at this scary event, and it's not recommended for children under the age of 13. The Wilds is open Fridays and Saturdays 8-11 p.m. through Oct. 28. The trail takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. Admission is $18.09 plus tax. For photos, videos and more information, click here.
19. KidsClub Trunk or Treat in Conway: Share the Love KidsClub in Conway is hosting its annual Trunk or Treat on Friday, Oct. 20 from 5-8 p.m. Kids can dress up in their costumes and enjoy games, candy and train rides. Parents can enjoy coffee from Zetêo Coffee, which is connected to the KidsClub. Admission is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Train rides are free for members and $1 for non-members. No scary costumes and bring a candy bucket! See more event details here.
20. Masquerade Princess Tea Party: Ride onto the grounds at the Castle on Stagecoach in a princess carriage then head inside to meet Beauty, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. Sing and dance with them and then enjoy tea complete with sandwiches, scones and mini desserts. Wear your most festive masks and attire to meet the princesses! Adults $60, children $50. Seatings at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Advance reservations required; call (501) 960-0658.