It’s spooky season which means it’s time to get spooked! Check out some of these Halloween events happening around the region this month. Whether you’re a scared-y cat or a lover of all things frightening, there is something for everyone.

Family at Wickedly Whiting

Wickedly Whiting

October 12, 2019
Downtown Whiting

Have you heard the myths about Whihala the Witch? Head to Wickedly Whiting on Saturday, October 12th to see the spooky woman who haunts the town. You can also carve pumpkins, test your fear in a haunted house, listen to ghost stories, shop in the market of the living dead, and so much more! This one day Halloween festival will cure all your spooky needs.

Haunted Trails

October 12, 2019
Freindship Botanic Gardens, 2055 East, US-12, Michigan City

This spooktacular event will be fun for the whole family! Children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes for some friendly scares through the trails. They will be able to trick-or-treat, get their face painted, participate in crafts & games, and more family fun.

Fall Family Fun

Gabis Arboretum, 450 W. 100 N., Valparaiso

Visit Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest on October 12-13, 2019 for Fall Family Weekend. Enjoy complimentary hay rides, golf cart tours, sprout express rides, pumpkin painting and see the Trail of Scarecrows. The Trail of Scarecrows is created by K-5 school groups and scout groups. Students and teams work together to create these scarecrows based off of book themes, characters and the theme. This year’s theme is “Friendship.” You can view these throughout the month of October.

They'll also have Trick or Trees: Halloween in the Railway Garden October 26, 2019. Come out for an owl presentation, story telling, the Traveling World of Reptiles, hayrides and trick or treating.

Zombie Zip Lines Edge Adventures

Zombie Zip Lines

Fridays in October
Edge Adventures NW Indiana - Deep River, 9001 E. Lincoln Hwy., Crown Point

Watch your feet and your brains at Edge Adventure’s Zombie Zip Lines! Every Friday night in October you can zip line through 40 treetop obstacles while zombies roam the grounds below you and ghosts soar throughout the trees. Bring the whole family since there are obstacles for everyone. Little ones age 4-7 will have a far less scary experience with the kid’s course and little pumpkin adventure.


Halloween Car and Bike Show

October 12, 2019
2 Old Goats Market, 12615 Wicker Avenue, Cedar Lake

Come on out to see some awesome cars and bikes. Bring the kids for the halloween costume contest and trunk or treating. 

Monster Mash Hammond

Monster Mash

October 18, 2019
Jean Shepherd Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr., Hammond

A ghoulishly delightful Halloween dance for all ages with costume contest, games and more.


Fall Harvest Festival

October 18-19, 2019
Central Park Plaza, 63 Lafayette St., Valparaiso

On Friday, dress up in your best costume and trick or treat in Valparaiso's downtown. They'll also have free hayrides. Saturday you can enjoy live entertainment and family-friendly activities plus shop the Valparaiso Market.


Halloween Fun at Dunewood Campground

October 19, 2019
Dunewood Campground, 645 Broadway, Beverly Shores

Join the Indiana Dunes National Park rangers and volunteers for fall fun the whole family can enjoy with trick or treating, a Halloween video, ghost stories and more. Make it a full night of fun by renting a campsite.


Boo at the Zoo Washington Park

Boo at the Zoo

October 19, 2019
Washington Park Zoo, 115 Lake Shore Dr., Michigan City

Get your ghouls together for a safe trick-or-treating experience throughout the zoo.


Bellaboo’s Black Cats Meow: Glow Wild

October 24, 2019
Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center, 2800 Colorado St., Lake Station

Grab your costumes and get ready to GLOW! Bellaboo’s annual Glow Wild night will have light creations, glow-in-the-dark splatter paint and glow face paint. This costume party will be perfect for children ages 10 and below! Make sure to get your tickets early for this event as it will sell out.

EC Hallow

EC Hallow

October 24 and 25, 2019
Kosciuszko Park, 151st and Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago

Expect a frighteningly good time with hayrides, marshmallow roasting, trunk-or-treat, costumes plus, if you dare, a haunted house and trail.


Bieker Woods Night Walk

October 26, 2019
Beiker Woods, 8616 Columbia Ave., Munster 

Tour guides will lead you to chills and thrills around every turn in the woods.

Halloween Party in the Bowl

October 26, 2019
Brickie Bowl, 414 Main St., Hobart

The Brickie Bowl will be the home of Hobart's Halloween Party this year with rides on the Boo Choo, knocker ball, trick or treating, crafts, DJ and more!

Whether you snap a picture with your favorite horror movie character, have the best costumes ever, or catch your friends getting scared, make sure to share your photos with us at #AlongTheSouthShore! 

Craving More?

Can you believe this isn’t even a full list of spooky events going on? Find even more on our events page here.

Haunted Houses

Tour of Terror Hobart

Looking for something to make your heart race? View our blog on haunted houses in the region.