St. Louis Halloween events

The Great Pumpkin Glow in Downtown Maplewood

Kids can trick or treat, and families can enjoy festive Halloween music, a pumpkin carving contest and more at the Great Pumpkin Glow in downtown Maplewood. The streets in downtown Maplewood will be glowing with luminaries and pumpkins, and businesses will be decked out for the season. 


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Boo at the Zoo

Families of all ages can enjoy festive decorations, entertainers, special food and drink menus and more at the Saint Louis Zoo's nighttime, non-scary Halloween experience Boo at the Zoo! Boo at the Zoo is a long-time St. Louis family favorite, with fun. spellbinding decorations for great photo opportunities, spooktacular entertainment as actors bring the decorated areas to life, interaction with the animals, fun at the 4-D Theater, & the Conservation Carousel and much more.


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Fall Frolic in Tower Grove Park

Join the Missouri Department of Conservation for its second annual Fall Frolic in Tower Grove Park. At this free event, you'll learn about all the flora and fauna that call Tower Grove Park home through autumn-centric activity stations and wildlife encounters!



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Jack O'Lantern Trail in Faust Park

Take a night hike guided by the light of Jack O'Lanterns at the Jack O'Lantern Trail in Faust Park. This Halloween-themed event includes games, stories, rides on the carousel and trick-or-treating. Costumes are not required but family-friendly costumes are welcome. 


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Haunted Mansion Night at The Magic House

Hear the mysteries that lit within the 120-year-old mansion that is The Magic House at Haunted Mansion Night! Embark on a private, spine-tingling tour filled with mystery and magic. Explore where ghostly illuminations and mysterious shadows dance on walls, find out where the secret staircase really leads and brace yourself for an electrifying encounter that will leave your hair standing on end!

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Fright at the Museum

Step into a world of spine-tingling, spooky fun at City Museum's one-of-a-kind Halloween festival: Fright at the Museum. Prepare to be amazed as you embark on a journey through a realm of oddities and curiosities that will leave you and your family both thrilled and captivated. 

See special effects, the Theatre of the Odd, Circus Harmony performers (Saturdays and Sundays), multiple exhibits like the Mingo Monster Mash, Spinderella's Sac, Web Town, the Skeleton's Ball, and lots more. 


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Youth Fishing Derby at Des Peres Park
Saturday, June 22, 2024

Grab a rod and reel and bring your kids to Des Peres Park for the Youth Fishing Derby. Kids ages 3-12 can participate in morning fishing, the Longest Fish Contest, and most fish caught in each age division. Bring your own fishing pole and bait. Registration is required.

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