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Halloween fun for kids of all ages is available during the month of October through Louisville Parks and Recreation and its associated facilities, including community centers, its two historic homes, the Iroquois Amphitheater and the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center.

“Whether you’re eight years old – or eighty – there are parties, movies and family fun throughout the month of October through Louisville Parks and Recreation,” Director Seve Ghose said. “Most of these events are free or very affordable for the family, and we’re looking forward to a great Halloween season.”

The unofficial start to this listing of events is this Saturday, October 6, when Louisville Parks and Recreation hosts its annual Trunk or Treat at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue, from 4-6 p.m.

It kicks off a month-long series of activities that includes movies at the Amphitheater, a Zombie Park at Camp Taylor Park, senior activities at the Sun Valley and Beechmont community centers and more. For the full schedule of Halloween-related events offered through Louisville Parks and Recreation, please reference the attached flier or click here.

Credit: KY State Parks

Kentucky State Parks across the Commonwealth will host Halloween events throughout October.

Many of the park system’s campgrounds will have special activities for campers, including decorations, costumes, hayrides and games for the kids. Resort parks, recreation parks and historic sites will also have special Halloween events during October.

A list of events is available at: http://parks.ky.gov/halloween/

Parents of young children should check in advance as some parks have age recommendations for events.

Many state resort parks have inexpensive rates for lodge rooms and cottages during the fall. In addition to excellent restaurants, Kentucky State Parks have trails, playgrounds and plenty of wildlife viewing areas and fall colors that make for excellent family outings.

For more information about state park events, or to make lodging or camping reservations, visit www.parks.ky.gov

Frankfort AveLouisville, KY – We all know Historic Frankfort Avenue is home to the occasional ghost throughout the year, but this October there will be an unusually large number of ghouls and goblins around the neighborhood. Here’s our list of the top 5 upcoming events to get you in the Halloween spirit.

5. America’s Most Haunted Neighborhood with David Domine
Join author David Domine on Tuesday, October 21 at 6:00pm when he reads from his most recent book True Ghost Stories and Eerie Legends from America’s Most Haunted Neighborhood at the Crescent Hill Branch Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue. Domine’s book tells stories about Old Louisville, which has gained the reputation as being one of the spookiest locations in the country. For more information, call (502) 574-1793.

4. Free Chili Night Out
The Crescent Hill Community Council will host this free, family-friendly event at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue, on Thursday, October 23 at 6:00pm. Bring a dish to share, or just come and enjoy hot dogs, special “Crescent Hill recipe” chili, s’mores, ghost stories, and mingling with fellow neighbors. Costumes are welcome. For more information, visit www.crescenthill.us.

3. Halloween Mask Workshop at APH
The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, will host a free Halloween Mask Workshop on Saturday, October 25 from 10:30am-12:30pm. Masks made by the sighted usually depend on the visual for their effects, but textures and shapes can convey emotions as well. Participants of all ages and abilities will make scary or friendly Halloween masks and headdresses using tactile materials. Registration is required by calling502-899-2213 or emailing kcarpenter@aph.org. Continue reading

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