What to Do In Cleveland For Halloween

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Cleveland, Ohio – a great place to visit for families, couples, and even solo travelers! If you’re looking to get spooky with the haunts, attractions, and events in Cleveland, look no further than this list. We cover a variety of events in Cleveland for Halloween!

Halloween Trick or Treat at Steelyard Commons

This event is great for families with kiddos who are still interested in trick-or-treating. It’s for both residents and visitors, so whether you’re a Cleveland native or just visiting, you’re welcome to attend. Attendance is free, so there’s no price-tag attached. This trick-or-treating event runs from 11am to 1pm on Saturday, October 28th, and is located at Steelyard Commons. There’s also treat bags, glitter tattoos, and face painting available at this event.

Trick-or-Treat Fest

If you like zoos, this is a great event! This event is on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from October 13th through October 29th, running in tandem with general daytime admission at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. It’s open from 10am to 3pm, so it’s perfect for families who need a more flexible event. This event includes activities and experiences such as: custom made, larger-than-life animal displays constructed by natural materials; timed entry to Trick-or-Treat Way, featuring twenty candy stations; meet-and-greets with costumed characters; exclusive access to their Monster Mash Dance Party; unlimited rides on the CIrcle of Wildlife Carousel; unlimited rides on the Pumpkin Express; and the 4-D movie “SCOOB!” Admission for non-members is $9; members enter for $7; and children under two enter free. Please note that general admission for the zoo is sold separately. You can purchase tickets online here.

6th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl

This event is far better for the adults. This is Cleveland’s 6th annual Halloween bar crawl, running Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th. The event is from midnight to 11:55 pm both days. Tickets purchased are valid for both days, so no worries about paying twice over. With the ticket, you get entry to the $1,000 grand prize costume contest, 2 days full of bar crawl adventures, 2-3 drinks or shots complementary with your ticket, entry to the awesome after-party, and more. Tickets are $18-$22.50, and you can purchase them online here.

Children’s Storytime | The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt

If you want something cute, fun, and interesting to do with kiddos leading up to Halloween night itself, check out children’s storytime hosted by the Cleveland History Center. Friday, October 27th, from 11am-11:30am, children can listen to the story The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt. Tickets can reach $15, but you can purchase them online here.

Goth-o-Ween Presented by Dark Wave Dance Cave

Friday, October 27th, from 9 pm to 11:55 pm, you can attend the Goth-o-Ween event at the Dark Wave Dance Cave. This event is hosted at The Winchester, roughly 20 minutes outside of Cleveland itself. The event space will be decorated, there will be candy, and a costume contest will be hosted at midnight. There are also themed drink specials and a spooky photo op background! Entry from 9pm-2am is $7 at the door for people 21+, while people 18-20 years old are $10 at the door.

Pumpkins & Piranhas

If you’re looking for another event that has multiple days, look no further than Pumpkins & Piranhas, hosted by the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. This event runs from October 26th to October 30th, with event time being from 5pm-8pm. Please note that this event does require advance tickets, so they can prepare enough take-home treat bags for all younger attendees. General adult (age 13+) admission tickets are $19.95, general child admission tickets (age 2-12) are $15.95, and children under 2 enter free. You can get the event tickets online here.

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