Dayton Halloween Events: What to do to find your perfect “Boo!”

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Are you feeling a bit “boo” because you don’t have plans yet for the spookiest holiday of the year? Collect your candy, grab your costume, and be prepared to be scared with our list of Dayton Halloween events.

Kid-Friendly Dayton Halloween Events

Dayton’s Beggar’s Night is from 6 to 8 p.m. on the 31st. If your little ghouls are looking for something different, however, there’s still plenty to do. Bring the whole family to experience the Stoddard Avenue Pumpkin Glow starting at 8 p.m. You can grab some grub at one of the stationed food trucks, or just take in the stunning sight of the 800-plus carved jack-o-lanterns.


What can you do to get your “boo” fix this month in Dayton?

Or, hit the treats early at the Ohio Renaissance Festival. The weekend of the 28th is Trick or Treats Weekend. Attendees are invited to wear their costumes and the little ones can gather sweets in the Village.

Date Night Dayton Halloween Events

The downtown area’s biggest Halloween bash kicks off Saturday, October 28th, at 7:00 p.m. Hauntfest, in the Oregon District, is known for an exciting costume contest featuring over $1,800 in case prizes, drinks, and live music throughout the evening.

Don’t mind taking a drive for a big scare? Head down to Kings Island for their annual Halloween Haunt. Admission includes 10 haunted attractions, access to many of the park’s most terrifying rides, and more.


From spooky to sweet, Dayton’s got your perfect plans for Halloween!

Want to keep it local? Dayton Scream Park is open Fridays and Saturdays through October 28th.

Alternative Halloween Night Events

Don’t care for all this holiday hubbub? Grab your biking gear and head on over to Ladies Night at Mike’s Bike Park from 6 to 8 p.m. This indoor bike park features over 50,000 square feet of cycling space, jumps, ramps and more.

Guys and gals can head over to SkyRobics at Sky Zone Dayton for a high-flying, fun workout. This hour-long fitness class incorporates Sky Zone’s trampolines in a heart-pumping aerobic routine.

Want to keep it active but low-key? Try hitting up one the area’s fun bowling lanes. Both Poelking Lanes and Capri Lanes are open late, and Capri Lanes features a Tuesday special of unlimited bowling and shoes for $10.

Want to give your brain a work out instead? Many local bars and breweries offer “Trivia Tuesdays.” Grab a few friends and try “Trivia with a Twist” at the Toxic Brew Co. or “Trivia with Sarah G.” at the Fifth Street Brewpub.

Take in a movie with friends! Many of the local theaters offer discounts on Tuesdays, Halloween evening included. You can catch something offbeat at The Neon, or catch a wide release at the Dayton South Cinemark.



We hope this helps you decide on your designated Dayton Halloween activity. Do you have a favorite happening we didn’t mention? Post about it on our Facebook page to let all our followers know!


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