13 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 13 places to trick or treat in Indianapolis before Halloween:


Indianapolis Zoo | October 5-31 | 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  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.ZooBoo Indianapolis Zoo

Horseshoe Halloween Party

Lucas Oil Stadium | October 19 | 5 – 8pm

All Colts kids and their families are invited to Lucas Oil Stadium for costume contests, Halloween games, kids activities and more, during the Colt’s Horseshoe Halloween Party. Pick the perfect pumpkin for decorating and enjoy trick-or-treating around the stadium concourse. Plus, attendees will get the chance to go on the field for more inflatable fun. Colts Cheerleaders will sign autographs, and the beloved mascot, Blue, will be in attendance. 

Little Haunt on the Prairie

Cool Creek Nature Center | October 20 | 5-8:30pm

Spooky, yet age-appropriate Halloween activities will be offered for children ranging from preschool to school ages and their families! 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 Little Haunt on the Prairie. 

Monster Mash at the Greenwood Community Center

Craig Park | October 21 |  6:30 – 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! 

Boo ‘N Brew Fall Festival at Clay Terrace

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.

Halloween Town

DriveHubler Amphitheater |October 22 | 9am – 8:00pm

Head downtown Franklin for some fun and safe trick-or-treating at Halloween Town.  Cars will be set up on N. Main Street by the Artcraft Theatre. Kids will be able to collect treats from decorated trunks and trucks.

Art or Treat at Harvest Nights

Newfields |October 28 | 7:30-10:30 pm

Trick or treat?! How about Art or Treat? Just in time for Halloween weekend, enjoy an extra special evening at Harvest Nights. Guests will find Art or Treat stations throughout the spooky not scary Harvest Nights experience.

harvest nights

Trick or Treating in the Plaza

Grand Junction Plaza | October 28 | 5:30-7:30 pm

Join Westfield Welcome for a community-wide trick-or-treating in the Plaza event! After you are done trick or treating, gather on the Great Lawn for the Movies in the Plaza showing of Hocus Pocus!

Trick or Treat on the Rails

Nickel Plate Express | October 29-30 

Climb aboard a historic train car dressed in your favorite Halloween costume for a 65-minute adventure down the rails. Wear your best costume and participate in the 1st annual Nickel Plate Express Halloween costume contest. On board the train, you will enjoy costumes and characters handing out tricks or treats!

Nickel Plate Express

Trick or Treat Trail: Anson Acres Park

Anson Acres Park | October 29 | 4-8 pm

​Join the Whitestown Parks and Recreation for a fun, family-friendly, safe trick-or-treating event at Anson Acres Park on Saturday, October 29. Trick-or-treat for candy from local businesses, roast s’mores over a bonfire, and go through the spooky woods.


Boo Bash

Nickel Plate District Amphitheater | October 29 | 10:00am – 1:00pm

Grab your costumes, and bring your family and friends to the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater for the annual Halloween Boo Bash celebration, complete with a trick-or-treat trail made up of local businesses and organizations, stage entertainment, food trucks, and more!

Boo Bash
Boo Bash, Photo Credit: playfishers.com

RELATED: 2022 Indianapolis-Area Trick or Treat Times

Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat in Dansville

Gary Eakin Park | October 29 | 4-6 pm

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!

Trail & Treats at Williams Park

Williams Park | October 29 | 5 pm

Come for fun, safe trick-or-treating around Williams Park! Vendors will hand out candy and prizes around Williams Park.

Trail & Treat at Williams Park

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