12 Places to Trick or Treat in Indianapolis (before Halloween!)

Whether you’re needing some practice on the fine art of trick or treating or the kiddos just can’t wait for October 31st, we’ve tracked down a few ways to hone in your trick or treating skills before the big day.

Here are 12 places to trick or treat in Indianapolis before Halloween:


October 6-31, 2021 | Wednesday – Sunday only

Each year, ZooBoo provides all the fun festivities the season has to offer in a family-friendly event. Fall is already one of the best times to visit the Indianapolis Zoo with the animals out and active in mild temperatures. Add a Halloween twist full of decorations, photo opportunities and all your favorite ZooBoo activities for a day your family will love – plus this year you can experience the brand new Pumpkin Town with lots of added activities! Little ones are encouraged to dress up in their favorite wild costumes and to bring a re-usable goodie bag for a little trick-or-treat, too.

Indianapolis Zoo | 1200 West Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46222 | Website


Family Halloween Party

October 16, 2021 | 4:00 – 6:00pm

The werewolves will howl, the monsters will mash! It’s time to celebrate with a Halloween Bash! Bring your little ghoul or goblin out to our annual Halloween Party at Federal Hill Commons in Noblesville. This event is free to attend. Stop by the trick or treat village filled with local businesses offering a variety of treats and activities for your little one.

Federal Hill Commons | 175 Logan Street, Noblesville | Website

Colts Drive-Thru Halloween Celebration!

October 20, 2021 | 5:00 – 7:30pm

Join us Wednesday, October 20th for a FREE Colts Drive-Thru Halloween Celebration! The drive-thru event is open to all Colts kids and their families and will take place in the South Lot of Lucas Oil Stadium. This family fun Halloween event will feature exclusive giveaways, the chance to meet Colts players and take a photo with Colts Mascot Blue! Giveaways will be distributed to the first 2,000 fans, limit 4 giveaways per vehicle. Children must be present to receive giveaways. Distribution staff will follow all current health and safety guidelines. No registration for the event is needed.

South Lot, Lucas Oil Stadium – Enter Gate 8 via Capitol Ave. | Website

Little Haunt on the Prairie

October 21, 2021 | 5:00 – 8:30pm

Spooky, yet age-appropriate Halloween activities will be offered for children ranging from preschool to school ages and their families at the Cool Creek Nature Center parking lot! You are welcome to come in your costumes and enjoy nature interpretation, entertainment, a hayride, food for purchase, and activities for the little ones as they trick-or-treat their way through this spooky event. Enjoy hayrides, craft stations, a spooky nature trail, games, live owls, Monster Mash dance area, marshmallows at the campfire ring, and more. $5 per person and please bring a non-perishable or canned food item to donate to Amanda Strong Food for the Needy.

Cool Creek Nature Center | Carmel | Website

Monster Mash at the Greenwood Community Center

October 22, 2021 |  4:30 – 6:00 pm VIP hour ($5), 6:00 – 8:30pm regular hours (free)

Monster Mash is guaranteed fun for all ages. Come for a night of entertainment, including trick or treating, bounce houses, music, food and more. Time to get your costumes ready and join us for a night of Spooky Fun! 

Craig Park | 10 E Smith Valley Rd, Greenwood, IN 46143 | Website

Boo ‘N Brew Fall Festival at Clay Terrace

October 23, 2021 |  2:00 – 6:00 pm 

Boo ‘N Brew at Clay Terrace will offer a day full of fun for everyone. Children ages 10 and under are invited to come dressed in a costume and trick-or-treat while supplies last.

Clay Terrace | 14390 Clay Terrace Blvd Ste 165, Carmel, IN 46032 | Website

Halloween Town

October 23, 2021 | 9:00am – 8:00pm

Head to downtown Franklin for this all-day event, featuring a Halloween run/walk, hay rides, Creepy Cabin, Grimm Halloween at the downtown library, a petting zoo, pumpkin painting, zombie face painting, trunk or treating, and so much more!

Downtown Franklin | 70 E Monroe St, Franklin, IN 46131 | Website

Spooky Stroll at Garfield Park

October 27, 2021 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Take a not-so-spooky stroll at Garfield Park with your little monsters this Halloween season. Join us at the Conservatory and Sunken Garden for a fun-filled evening starting with a stroll through the creepy Conservatory, followed by carnival games and goodies from the Burrello Family Center, and Halloween crafts from the Garfield Park Arts Center. Spooktacular, family-friendly storytelling and music will serenade you in the Sunken Garden as you participate in trick-or-treating with local community partners. We can’t wait to celebrate Halloween with your family at Garfield Park!

Garfield Conservatory | 2505 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46203 | Website

Trunk or Treat | Greenfield

October 28, 2021 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Join the Greenfield Parks & Recreation for a free and socially distanced Spooktacular Trunk or Treat.

Riley Memorial Park | 280 N. Apple Street, Greenfield | Website

Boo Bash

October 30, 2021 | 10:00am – 1:00pm

Boo Bash makes its return to the AMP with more than 50 local vendors offering safe trick-or-treating around the Fishers Municipal Complex, Teal Pumpkin Project booths providing non-food items for children with food allergies and special needs, a display of community-carved jack-o-lanterns, live music, food, games, and more! Wearing costumes is encouraged for all participants.

Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, 6 Municipal Dr, Fishers, IN 46038 | Website

Boo Bash
Boo Bash, Photo Credit: playfishers.com

RELATED: 2021 Indianapolis-Area Trick or Treat Times

Gateway Classic Cars Trunk or Treat

October 30, 2021 | 9:00am – 2:00pm

Any classic car lovers in your house? If so, this is the trunk or treat for you. This event will feature breakfast treats, fun and scary music, a variety of vendors, games and activities for all ages! We will also have giveaways, a car decorating contest and plenty of prizes. If you are decorating your car, feel free to bring goodies to pass out to the children. Dress in your creepiest attire to pose in our photo area and we’ll see you there!

Gateway Classic Cars, 4400 West 96th Street Indianapolis, IN 46268 | Website

Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat 

October 30, 2021 | 4:00 – 6:00pm

This Halloween, Danville Parks and Recreation will be hosting the Danville Drive-They Trunk or Treat! This free event is a safe and unique way to “Trick-or-Treat” by Driving “Trunk-to-Trunk” in a Fun and Family Friendly Atmosphere!

Gary Eakin Park, Danville, IN 46122 | Website

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