For the little ones, there are a number of area Halloween events that are safe and “not too” spooky. For those older and braver souls, there are activities for you, too.
Oct. 25, 26 and 27 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Columbia Park Zoo
This “hauntingly-friendly” event is perfect for your pre-school and elementary school-aged children. There are a number of “spooktacular” games and activities included with the admission.
The event features a nightly kid’s costume contest, fun games, cockroach painting, Mad Scientist Laboratory, and the Enchanted Train Ride. Our night of delights also includes live entertainment and the Columbian Park Kiddie Rides.
Tickets are $8 per person at the gate or $6 if you buy tickets in advance prior to October 23. Children 2 years old or younger are free. Tickets are on sale now at Arni’s, Once Upon a Child and Purdue Federal Credit Union. Or go online at Boo at the Zoo.
October 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
McCutcheon High School
The 4th annual Maverick Monster Mash (Halloween themed carnival for elementary students) will take place indoors at McCutcheon High School. McCutcheon’s student led Champions Together Committee hosts this event each year to raise money for our Unified (special needs) Athletic Teams and for the Indiana Special Olympics.
$5.00 for one; $8.00 for two; $10 family. To pre-register go to Maverick Monster Mash.
October 26 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
No charge (free)
Trick or treating at the Tippecanoe Mall. Line starts at entrance A by JC Penny. Don’t forget to bring your bag, bucket or pillowcase to trick or treat around the mall. Please no full-face mask or painted faces on kids 8 years old and up. No toy guns or weapons of any kind. For more details go to Mall-O-Ween Halloween.
Halloweentown 2017- Year of the Superhero
Halloweentown – Year of the SUPERHERO invites all ghouls and spooks to come for a night of family fun. No cost to participate. Rain or Shine. Treats for everyone.
5:00 – 7:00 pm Merchants on Main Street hand out candy (Riehle Plaza to 11th Street)
5:00 – 9:00 pm Halloweentown Community Dance with DJ Mr. Wendell and Monster of Ceremonies Lafayette’s own…Rick Mummey!!
7:00 pm Costume Contest begins for Mayor’s Choice Award, Best Duo, Most Creative, Best Superhero, Weirdest Superhero
9:00 pm Grand Finale Community Thriller Dance on the Plaza
More details can be found at Halloweentown 2017.
Halloween Monster Mash
Join the Young Actor’s Troupe for a wholesome Halloween performance and party. Kids (and adults) come to the party in costume. Picture station will be available. Please bring your own camera.
There will be a costume parade, judging, and games. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult over the age of 18.
$5/person, $20/group up to 5 people. Groups must include one adult. For full details visit Halloween Monster Mash.
Dates and Times (follow link)
Located at 1910 Wilson St. It sits at the intersection of Erie street and 19th street.
Visit Lafayette’s scariest Halloween venue. Those who venture in will be exposed to loud noises, air blasts, strobe lights, electric shock, and extended periods in total darkness. You will not be struck or grabbed by any monsters, but you may be touched below the knees and above the shoulder.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Evil on Erie is not recommended for pregnant women, persons with heart, back, seizure, or breathing problems or children!
All tickets are $15.00. When purchasing online if your first choice for a time block is taken you can purchase a FAST PASS, if available, for $22.