Northeast Ohio Halloween

WESTSHORE — Get your spook on! Northeast Ohio is filled with Halloween and fall events guaranteed to make the season colorful (and maybe a little bit scary).

Here is a listing of some of the top events.


Spooktacular Halloween Celebration

Where: French Creek Square, Corner of Detroit Road and State Route 83

When: noon-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6

Cost: Free

More info: Events include: Halloween Dance Party, costume contests, face painting, balloon twisting and photo booth. The first 250 kids (12 and under) receive a free Halloween treat bag. Costume contests begin at 1:30 pm.

Not So Spooky Halloween

Where: Every Child’s Playground campus, 36265 Detroit Road

When: 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20

Cost: Free for residents

More info: Come in costume to enjoy activities such as a hay maze, bounce house, face painting, crafts, safety tips from Avon safety departments and trick or treating through Storybook Trail.

Citywide Trick or Treat Night in Avon

When: 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31.


 Fall Festival

Where: 32801 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake

When: 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7

Cost: Free

More info: More than 25 vendors, games, crafts, concessions, photo booths, contests, raffles, live music, hayride, and clambake. To register for the clambake, call the church office at 440-933-3241 or go to this link:

Boo by the Woods

Where: Avon Lake Public Library, 32649 Electric Blvd.

When: 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20

Cost: Free

More info: Annual Halloween festival includes indoor and outdoor activities at the library: costumed characters, storytime, crafts, pumpkin decorating, the Ghostbusters and more. Park at Avon Lake High School’s north lot, Calvary Baptist Church or Erieview Elementary School. (Tickets for the Haunted Trail are sold out.)

Citywide Trick or Treat in Avon Lake

When: 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31.


Lake Erie Nature and Science Center Halloween celebration and hayride

Where: 28772 Wolf Road

When: 6-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26

Cost: $15 for adults/$10 for children 2 and older. Ages 1 and younger free (includes dinner)

More info: For all ages. Put on a costume and trick or treat through wildlife gardens. Make a Halloween craft. Hop on a hayride. Enjoy a family-friendly holiday show in the planetarium. Eat dinner and relax by a crackling fireplace.

Contact:, 440-871-2900

Trick-or-Treat at the Track!

Where: Bay High School football field/track

When: 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30 (Registration deadline Oct. 23)

Cost: $8

More info: Sponsored by the Bay Rocket Boosters, the event is for children ages 3-12 accompanied by an adult. Each child register will receive a glow wristband, collection bag and candy, chance to win a prize and a ticket to the football game.

Citywide Trick-or-Treat in Bay Village

When: 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31


Fairview Park Women’s Club Halloween Happy Hour

Where: Two Bucks restaurant, 24108 Lorain Road, North Olmsted

When: 5-7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13

Cost: $20 per person, includes food and two drinks

More info: There will be a 50-50 raffle. Costumes are optional. Proceeds from this event benefit student scholarships. Email for tickets.

Fall Fest 2018

Where: Fairview Park Recreation Department at the Gemini Center, 21225 Lorain Road

When: Noon-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20

Cost: Free

More info: Come celebrate the fall with games, balloons, face painting and more.

Senior Center Halloween Party

Where: Fairview Park Senior Center, 20769 Lorain Road

When: Noon, Friday, Oct. 26; Registration deadline is 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18

Cost: $1 donations

More info: Lunch, treats and costumes encourages. Entertainment will be provided by John Kowalski.

Contact: 440-356-4437

Citywide Trick-or-Treat

When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31



Where: South Central Park

When: Starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 until 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6

Cost: $2

More info: Donations of non-perishable food items will benefit North Ridgeville Community Care

Fall Fest

Where: South Central Park

When: 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6

Cost: None

More info: Festivities include games, food vendors, face painting and hay rides.

RETRO Halloween Weekend

Where: Aut-O-Rama Drive-In

When: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20

Cost: $10 for adults, $5 ages 4-11, free for ages 3 and under

More info: Four movies will be shown on both screens. Screen 1 will feature family friendly movies. Screen 2 will be adults only. A list of movies and times will be available soon.

Tots Trick-or-Treat

Where: City Hall

When: 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26

Cost: Free

More info: City employees will hand out treats to children up to 5 years of age. Register at to ensure there are enough treats.

Senior Center Halloween Party

Where: North Ridgeville Senior Center

When: 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31

Cost: $4 for lunch

More info: The event includes a costume contest and other activities. Halloween bingo will follow lunch.

Citywide Trick-or-Treat in North Ridgeville

When: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31

More info: Families are welcome to dress up and receive candy from participating homes.


Spooky Pooch Parade

Where: Lakewood’s Kauffman Park, on Detroit Ave. across from the main library

When: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Dog parade at 2 p.m.

Cost: Advance registration $10 per dog; day of registration $15 per dog

Contact:, 216-521-0655

 H20 Pumpkin Palooza

Where: Lakewood High School, 14100 Franklin Blvd.

When: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27

Cost: Free

More Info: There will be fun children activities like a “not so spooky” hallway, storytelling, carnival games, raffles and much more. There will be pizza provided in the Harvest Cafe, and a costume parade at 2pm that requires registration.

Citywide Trick-or-Treat in Lakewood

When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31



Where: John Knox Presbyterian Church, 25299 Lorain Road

When: 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13

Cost: Free

More info: Put on your Halloween costume and enjoy games, crafts, balloon twister, fun house, prizes and treats. To ensure the safety of the children, only pre-registered vehicles will be able to hand out treats.

Contact: John Knox Presbyterian Church, 440-777-3744

Little Explorers: Creepy Critters

Where: Rocky River Nature Center, 24000 Valley Pkwy.

When: 10 a.m. or 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18 (register by Monday, Oct. 15)

Cost: Free

More info: Children ages 3-5 with an adult will learn all about critters that give you shivers. Enjoy stories, crafts, songs and a short hike, turning fear factors into fun factors. Terrain is mostly flat, 0.5 mile.

Contact: 440-734-6660

Malloween Trick-or-Treat

Where: Great Northern Mall, 4954 Great Northern Blvd.

When: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28 (no registration)

Cost: Free

More info: For ages 10 and younger with an adult, so dress up the entire family in your favorite costumes (no full facial masks or toy weapons please) and enjoy strolling the mall to play games, participate in activities, take a spin at the prize wheel and get not-so-creepy tattoo. And of course, bring your bucket or pillow case to trick or treat at over 30 retailers.

Contact:, 440-777-6211

Citywide Trick-or Treat in North Olmsted

When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31


Olmsted Fall-O-Ween

Where: Downtown Olmsted Falls, 8082 Columbia Road

When: 2-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28

Cost: Free

More info: Celebrate a not-so-spooky Olmsted Fall-O-Ween. Free family fun with trick or treating, contests, activities and a Halloween Trail through David Fortier Park and more.

Contact: City of Olmsted Falls, 440-235-5550,

Citywide Trick-or-Treat in Olmsted Falls

When: 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31


Super Halloween 2018

Where: Elmwood Park Cabin, 600 Elmwood Road

When: 6-8:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19

Cost: $10 per person, free for children under age 2; Purchase tickets by Oct. 12

More info: Join in a family and friends event for kids of all ages, featuring a pasta dinner, dessert, trick-or-treat bags, activities, a photo booth and music. Costumes (optional) are encouraged.

Chllin’-n-Grillin’ Halloween Party

Where: Rocky River Senior Center, 21012 Hilliard Blvd.

When: Lunch at noon; Play Readers Fall Show at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26

Cost: Tickets for lunch are $12 (must be purchased in advance). Tickets are free for the performance of the Play Readers Fall Show

More info: Menu choice of BBQ ribs or chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and corn strata. There will be palm readings, balloon twisting and a costume contest with prizes.

Contact: 440-333-6660 for reservations

A Day of Frankenstein

Where: Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton Road

When: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27

Cost: Free

More info: Celebrate the anniversary of Mary Shelley’s cultural Classic “Frankenstein” with a day of movies inspired by the great novel. Start out at 10 a.m. with James Whale’s classic film “Frankenstein” (1931) about an obsessed scientist who assembles a human being from parts of exhumed corpses.

Contact: 440-333-7610

Citywide Trick-or-Treat in Rocky River

When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31


Pumpkin sale

Where: Schilen’s Farm Market, 5422 Detroit Road, Sheffield Village

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7

Cost: varies

More Info:

The Sheffield Village Lions Club will hold its annual pumpkin sale. The Lions will collect all gently used eyeglasses for distribution to the needy. Proceeds support the Lions Club’s many charitable projects.

Citywide Trick-or-Treat in Sheffield Village

When: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31


Fall Festival and Pumpkin Hunt

Where: Westlake Recreation Center, 28955 Hilliard Blvd.

When: 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13

Cost: Free

More info: this fun-filled family festival for kids ages 9 and younger includes a pumpkin hunt, face painting, hay rides, refreshments, inflatables, food trucks and more. Participation in the pumpkin hunt is limited; registration required.

Contact:, 440-808-5700

Ghost Stories at The Clague House

Where: Westlake Historical Society’s Clague House Museum, 1371 Clague Road

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19

Cost: Tickets cost $25 and must be purchased online

More info: An evening of ghost stories, tales of the past and the opportunity to see the Clague House Museum at night. Proceeds benefit The Student Scholarship Fund. Refreshments served. Adults only.

The Haunted Treat Trail

Where: Westlake Recreation Center, 28955 Hilliard Blvd.

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19

Cost: $3 per person for rec center members, $4 per person for non-members (if registering by Oct. 17) and $5 in the day of the event.

More info: Ghosts, goblins and graveyards fill the haunted trail behind the rec center between the pond and the tennis courts. There will be plenty of treat stops along the way so bring your bag and where your costume. Refreshments will be available at the end of the trail.

Contact:, 440-808-5700

Tricks & Treats presented by Sylvan Learning of Westlake

Where: Crocker Park

When: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27

Cost: Free

More info: Bring the kiddos and pups, along for a pet costume contest, some trick-or-treating and live entertainment. The pet costume contest is at noon. There is a $5 fee and all proceeds go to the Cleveland Animal Protective League. Trick-or-treating begins at 1 p.m. Enjoy family-friendly music by The Real PopFusion at the Main Stage. Food Trucks will be on hand.

Citywide Trick-or-Treat in Westlake

When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31


29th Annual Boo at the Zoo

Where: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

When: 5-9 p.m., Fridays through Sundays, Oct. 12-14, Oct. 19-21 and Oct. 26-28 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Cost: Tickets are available now at and at the Zoo's Box Office. Buy online and save. General admission is $10 for members and $11 for non-members. Box office sales day of the event are $14 for both members and non-members. Children younger than 2 are free.

More info: Each ticket also includes trick-or-treating presented by Wayside Furniture, unlimited 4-D Theater movies, rides on the Circle of Wildlife Carousel and rides on the Boomerang Line train in Australian Adventure. Guests can also enjoy the Hay Maze, Monster Mash Dance Party, costume characters and more.

Guests are encouraged to wear fun (not scary) costumes to the event. A special character dinner takes place Sundays 4-6 p.m. and includes a visit from costumed characters and other spooktacular entertainment.

Spooktacular Science

Where: Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and noon-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28

Cost: General admission

More info: Get ready for potions, pumpkins, slime and science suitable for guests of all ages. You are sure to enjoy this family-friendly Halloween-themed party. Costumes are encouraged.

Contact:, 216-694-2000

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