Little Goblins Galore Halloween Party at McConnell Springs on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 1-5 p.m. offers a kid friendly event for those 12 and under.

Children can meet-and-greet in costume along a trail filled with friendly characters – many of whom you’ve seen before in movies.

The festivities will include a petting zoo, carnival games and special entertainment. $5 per child, parents and guardians admitted free.

Info: (859) 425-2057.


Fright Nights makes its return for its scariest year yet with three attractions – Dark Forest, 13 Doors and Entrapment – at Jacobson Park every weekend from Sept. 23-Oct. 31.

Although there is no age limit, it is strongly suggested for children 13 years and up.

No costumes are permitted. Tickets for all three attractions begin at $29.75 with speed passes available at an additional cost.

Open Thursdays & Sundays, 7:30-10 p.m., and Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. -1 a.m. through Oct. 31.

Info: (859) 421-0883.


The annual Halloween Bash at Kenwick Community Center takes place Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6-8 p.m. Youth ages 12 and under are invited to participate in a Halloween costume party with Halloween carnival games, food and candy. The event is free.

Info: (859) 266-6405.


Lexington’s 15th annual Thriller & Halloween Parade takes place Saturday, Oct. 29. The dance showcase begins at 6:30 p.m. at the same location. Fall foods and Halloween festivities kick the night off.

New this year is a Wicked Wonders Market featuring artists’ wares that are in line with the spooky spirit of the season.  The market at Fifth Third Pavilion in Cheapside Park will open at 11 a.m. and close when the parade begins at 8 p.m.  at Quality and Main streets. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 30.

Info: (859) 425-2057.


Explore the Louisville Zoo in a way you haven’t before with the World’s Largest Halloween Party on Oct. 1-2, 6-9, 13-16, 20-23 and 27-30.

Every evening, from 5-8 p.m., is filled with Halloween fun for all ages. Children 11 and under can trick-or-treat throughout the zoo, enjoy the animals and celebrate the fall season. Special event tickets are required.  Info: www.louisvillezoo.org Y