Witchy alt-folk band from Louisville. Break in set for fireworks & pumpkin pie eating contest.
The Dead Speak
OCTOBER 27: 7PM-10PM
The Dead Speak is a Louisville, Kentucky-based horror cow- beret duo that invoke goth rockabilly energy. Jaime Muerte (she/her) and Wayne Robinson (he/him) fuse guttural, impassioned vocals with dark stories.
OCTOBER 27 & 28
Featuring the world's largest Jack-o-Lantern hot air balloon, the Balloon Glow happens at dusk on October 27 & 28 featuring a selection of incredible glowing hot air balloons. October 27 will feature trick r treating at each of the balloons. October 28 will feature a Boos Crawl, a unique bar hop from balloon to balloon.
PELASE NOTE: Hot Air Balloons are sensitive to strong wind and adverse weather. Should wind or weather prohibit hot air balloons from taking flight, the event will continue in the absence of the hot air balloons unless adverse weather forces closure.
Trick r Treating
OCTOBER 27, 6P-11PM
One of the most unique trick r treating trails in Louisville, featuring hot air balloon treat stations. Bags are provided, but if you have your favorite treat bag you can bring it with you!
Kids Costume Contest
OCTOBER 27, 8:30PM
The best kids costume contest in Louisville and always one of the highlights of the festival. Winners of the contest are selected by the crowd and prizes are awarded to audience's favorite. Contest entry is FREE!
Bluegrass Blues Brothers
OCTOBER 28, TIME: 3PM-5PM
Blues Brothers Tribute Show. High Energy entertainment. Music dancing and comedy.
Freddy & The Cruegers
OCTOBER 28, 6PM-8PM
80's Party cover band! We got it covered! Oh, and did we mention the entire band wears the iconic Freddy Krueger stripes?
OCTOBER 28, 9:30PM-11:00PM
The Coolest Band In The World. America's #1 International KISS Tribute Group Phenomenon!
OCTOBER 28, 8:30PM
BEGINS AT SLUGGER FIELD, ENDS AT LYNN FAMILY STADIUM
Did you know October is Anti-Bullying Month? In 2019 we launched a partnership with Don't Be A Monster to bring a bullying prevention program to middle school students in the Louisville area. We have presented the program to thousands of students in Kentuckiana and with your help, we can continue to bring the needed program to students in Louisville.
Dress as your favorite superhero and take a stand with us and walk to stomp out bullying behavior. This is an event to honor those that have been impacted by bullying. Come show the community that we stand together against bullying.
OCTOBER 28, 8:30PM
STARTS: BEGINS AT LOUISVILLE SLUGGER FIELD
ENDS: ENDS AT LYNN FAMILY STADIUM
The event that started in all, the Louisville Halloween Parade celebrates 20 years since it all began. The Halloween Parade is the crown jewel of the entire festival, drawing tens of thousands of guests every year. It has even been named one of the TOP 10 Halloween Parades in the United States by USA Today!
This year we have a NEW parade route with the goal of improving the safety of the event as well as providing a more positive experience for the community. The new route also provides more parking and more room to spread out and enjoy the parade.
The route begins at Louisville Slugger Field and will head down River Road. It will then veer left on Witherspoon and head down Campbell St, ending at Lynn Family Stadium (the new home of the Halloween Festival).
For best viewing and to hear all the announcements & music that accompanies the parade, we recommend enjoying the parade along Campbell St just infront of Lynn Family Stadium. As always, admission to the parade is FREE.
Making it's return to the event this year, the Boos Crawl is a unique bar hop. Bars with special cocktails will be set up along the Balloon Glow walk so that you can enjoy bar hop in a safe and controlled space. Not to mention, enjoy all the festivities that the Festival has to offer.
Adult Costume Contest
OCTOBER 28, 11PM
Our costume contest has nearly reached LEGENDARY status. As one of the BEST costume contests in Louisville, come out and enjoy a collection of some of the most professionally created costumes and cosplays you will see at a Halloween event. PLUS! As always the audience selects the winners. Even if you want to be a fuddy duddy and not get in costume, we need YOU to help pick the winners! Winners received prizes. Contest entry is FREE! Prizes: TBA
King Bee & The Stingers
OCTOBER 29, 3PM-5PM
King Bee & The Stingers is a blues, R & B and funk band from Bloomington, Indiana. An incredible band to close out the show!
Returning in 2023, come out and see the cars vying for the title of best decorated car. Not only are they decorated...but they are just cool cars!
Pet Costume Contest
OCTOBER 29, 2PM
One of our favorite parts of the event every year is the Pet Costume Contest. Bring the fur-family out to show of their best Halloween costume and strut their stuff. Like all of our contests, the winners are selected by the audience. Contest entry is FREE!
OCTOBER 26, 8:30PM
This year we kick off the event with an ULTIMATE fireworks show, brought you by none other that the godfather of fireworks: Zambelli Fireworks!
Heitzman's Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest
OCTOBER 26, 8PM
This year we bring back a crowd favorite, our legendary Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest, made possible by Heitzman's Bakery. Contest entry is free!
Dancensations Studios dance team will perform multiple times throughout the weekend to bring you a fun Halloween season performance.