Halloween Events Indianapolis : 2022| The Ultimate Guide!
In the month of October, Indy really gets decked out. The stunning flora we have is accompanied by all sorts of spooky activities.
Here in the United States, we celebrate Halloween with concerts featuring ominous music, films that will make you cry (or laugh, depending on your mood), contests to display the elaborate costumes you spent hours perfecting, stories featuring characters who will haunt your dreams, and stage productions that will make your eyes pop with brilliant colours and imaginative props, and much more.
Some of the best Halloween events in the Indianapolis area, from the mildly spooky to the downright terrifying, are listed below. Just pick what’s manageable for you.
“Kan-Kan Gives the Scare” The likes of “House,” “Candyman,” and “Scream 2” are hitting theatre screens, along with other classics and terrifying thrillers. The month of October. Address: 1258 Windsor St., Kan-Kan Cinema & Brasserie. $11-$15.
“People Under the Stairs” and “Halloween Is Over.” Skyline Drive-In is known for its dedication to Halloween and its longstanding love of scary movies. Shelbyville, Michigan, at 3986 East Michigan Road on October 14-15. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 3-11, and are free for children under the age of 2.
Abbott and Costello Confront Frankenstein is the title of a movie starring both actors. You’ll be thrown into a horror-comedy time warp to 1948, complete with a brain-switch, the antics of Dracula and Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, and more. Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Drive, on October 22. Costs $5 upon entry.
Historic Irvington Halloween Festival
Irvington, named after the author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” has become practically synonymous with Halloween in Indianapolis. Here are a few salient points:
On October 22nd, we will once again celebrate Halloween with a costume party and a ’80s theme.
Our Lady of Lourdes, 5333 E. Washington St., will host a spooky organ concert on the 23rd of October.
This year’s Irvington Haunted House Tour will be held from October 25th through the 28th.
The Halloween Street Fair, the Battle of the Bands, the costume contests, the parade, and the after party all take place on Saturday, October 29.
At the Historic Halloween Festival on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Irvinginton, in Indianapolis, Mirian Buchanan, age 3, rides around in a stooler with her younger sibling while both are dressed as velociraptors.
Mac’s weekly day of rest. This is precisely what it sounds like it would be: a metal band performing macabre renditions of McDonald’s mascots while specialising in Black Sabbath covers. The Hi-Fi, 1043 Virginia Ave. #4, on October 18th. Priced between $20 and $25 .
A Rock Symphonie of Death and Suffering for One Eerie Evening. Guitarist Neil Zaza, singers, actors, and clips from classic horror films set to the score of evil works by composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, and others. Palladium at the Carmel Performing Arts Center, 1 Carter Green, on October 22. Priced at $25 and up.
Sweet Mother. The (supposedly) 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummies who make up the nine-piece funk band Here Come the Mummies will be performing at The Vogue. On October 27 at 9 p.m., come to 6259 N. College Ave. Tickets in advance are $29.50 and $34.50 at the door.
The traditional Halloween. Listening to performances of “Night on Bald Mountain” and “The Noonday Witch” by the Indianapolis Symphony will allow your imagination to run wild with fear. Oct. 28-29. Location: 45 Monument Circle, Hilbert Circle Theatre. Tickets range from $10 to $96 and can be purchased .
Live performances paying homage to local artists. Two evenings of spooky tribute shows featuring a wide variety of artists will be held at the Melody Inn. In the first category are acts like the localised Foo Fighters, Heart, INXS, and Chicago. Melody celebrates the punk music of The Pretenders, System of a Down, and Riverdales the following night. This event will take place at 3826 N. Illinois St. on October 29-30 at 8 p.m. $10.
Ghost Stories and Tours
True Hauntings at the Washington Park East Cemetery” Seven native Hoosiers are returning to the city’s annual staple, presented by Storytelling Arts of Indiana. It’s October 15 at 10612 E. Washington St. Cost is $20 per adult, $10 per child (6-17), and $5 per child (5 and under). A household of four can be housed for $50 a month in a car.
Nighttime Stories. Ghostly relics and curios from Indiana’s rich folklore and supernatural history are the focus of this spooky flashlight tour. The dates of October 19th, 21st, 26th, and 28th. Location: 650 West Washington Street, Indiana State Museum. You can get it for $20 at the Indiana State Museum
America’s Ghostly States Many ghosts from New Orleans, Boston, and elsewhere have .made the trip to Indiana to haunt Benjamin Harrison’s house, according to these shows. Exact dates are 14-15, 22-23, and 28-29 of October. Address: 1230 N. Delaware St., Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Undergraduates and members pay just $14.95. The price for adults is $17.95. Audience: Teens and up.
Jennifer Bruni-Reis. I am a paranormal investigator, writer, and host of the Discovery+ series “Kindred Spirits.” A lifetime of ethereal connections will be the basis for Amy Bruni’s talk. On October 23 at 7:30 p.m., come to Butler University’s Schrott Center for the Arts, located at 610 W. 46th St. The initial $35 deposit is required, plus applicable fees.
“The Odd Parents.” In this musical comedy classic, Gomez Addams watches in horror as his daughter Wednesday begins dating a “normal” boy. At least until the 20th of November. You can see a show at the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, which is located at 9301 Michigan Road. From $51 to $76 (with buffet included) .
“Shadowland.” Examine the strange occurrences and mysteries that have been plaguing the city of Indianapolis. Oct. 22, 27, 29, and 31. Location: 627 Massachusetts Avenue, District Theatre. $25. Individuals with an age of 18 or above are eligible. indydistricttheatre.org
The Indianapolis version of “Boo-la-la” Ghost stories, thrillers, and historical dramas from Indianapolis playwrights, told from a variety of cultural perspectives. Oct. 14-30. There is a theatre at 2508 West Michigan Street that is owned and operated by Fonseca. $25. A twenty dollar bill for the students. The Near West area residents can get their $15.
“Hoosier State Late Night! Fall-o-ween.” Created by Betty Rage Productions, this sketch comedy takes inspiration from Saturday Night Live. Oct. 14-15. Location: 8950 Otis Avenue, Theater at the Fort. $5, $4, $3, $2, $1, and $2 respectively. Visit artsforlawrence.org/tickets for more information if you are 17 or older.
This is a live performance of the Rocky Horror Show. Brad and Janet’s night of surprises is chronicled in the award-winning Zach & Zack production. The dates in question are the 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, and 29th of October. 401 East Michigan, At the Athenian.
More Spooky Fun
The Haunted House: Game Night Fright at the Children’s Museum Guild. You’ll want to watch your step in the maze-like “Corrupt Confections” and giant “Delusional Dominoes” and “Wretched Rooks”-inspired environment.
During the day, when the lights are on, the experience is less terrifying, while at night, the terror is amplified. Oct. 12-30. Located at 3000 N. Meridian St., the Indianapolis Children’s Museum is a great place for families to visit. Children’s Museum Haunted House, 9 dollars, childrensmuseum.org/313-334-4000
Zooboo. Party goers can enjoy a variety of Halloween-themed activities, including costume contests, dance parties, the Mirror Maze, a reverse carousel, trick-or-treat stations, and more. Wednesdays through Sundays until October 31. Located at 1200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis Zoo. It’s a part of the regular admission price and totally free for members.
Pumpkins from Rowdie’s Patch. The outfield at Victory Field will be turned into a pumpkin patch complete with hayrides and trick-or-treating. 12-3 p.m. Five dollars on October 23 at milb.com/indianapolis/community/rowdie/fall.