Halloween dates and events in SWLA

SOUTHWEST, LA (KPLC) - Halloween season is upon us.

Outside of the beloved sugar-filled night, there are lots of events across Southwest Louisiana residents can participate in this fall season. Here is a list of local Halloween events:

Boo on the Ave: Free to the public, games, activities, haunted house (small fees charged to these, which are fundraisers for local school clubs), chili cook off, and free goody give away. Sunday, Oct. 28 3 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Lake Arthur. Click HERE.

Smooth Innovations Truck or Treat: Bring out the kids to get candy and see some cool rides. Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5 - 7 p.m at 3415 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70605. Click HERE.

Don’t Be a Monster: Focuses on cyber bullying and what it means to be an upstander instead of a bystander. Oct. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, and 31 at various Calcasieu Parish Schools. Click HERE.

Lost Hallows: Travel to the creepiest woods in Southwest Louisiana and hayride shuttles. Every Friday and Saturday throughout October. Click HERE.

The Haunted Ship — Lake Charles: Kids will be treated to a children’s Halloween experience aboard the historic 73-year old Navy destroyer with fun, games, and treats. Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 and Wednesday, October 31st. 604 N. Enterprise Blvd, Lake Charles LA. Click HERE.

Moss Bluff United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch: Each year in Mid-October the church sells pumpkins and all of the receipts go towards missions in the Lake Charles area and beyond. All throughout Oct. Weekdays: 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Sundays: 12 noon - 6:30 p.m. 735 Sam Houston Parkway Lake Charles, LA 70611. Click HERE.

Tree Farm Massacre: A clown house, a trail, a zombie terror, and more. Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 15, 26, 17, 28, and Nov. 1, 2, and 3; 7 p.m. - 10 pm. on weekdays and 7 p.m. - midnight on blackout weekends. 458 Tree Farm Road Leesville, LA. Click HERE.

Anderson Farms Pumpkin Patch: Hayrides, Corn Maze, Hay Maze, Hay Mound, Eco Trail , Farm friends, Pick pumpkins from the patch, and there’s a ton of great picture spots. Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sun. 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. 400 Slagle Rd. Leesville, LA. Click HERE.

CM Farms Corn Maze: 12-acre Corn Maze, Bee Line (zipline), Water Blaster & Candy Cannon, Pig Races, Learning Barn Museum, Dirt Mountain Slide, Barrel Train and Farm Wagon Rides, Jumping Pillow, Farm Animals, Tour the Historic Farm House, Live Milking Demonstrations, See the Brands Wall and more. Fridays 6 p.m. -10 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sundays 1 p.m. -6 p.m. 200 John Broussard Road Dry Creek, LA. Click HERE.

Lakeview Park Halloween Festival: Newly renovated RV park which features a man-made beach, Saturday night dances, and planned activities for the kids. Every weekend in October. 1717 Veterans Memorial Hwy Eunice, LA. Click HERE.

Escape Room Louisiana: You can experience real adventure and excitement, where you have to use your wits, logic and critical thinking to find your way out. If you think quick and trust your instincts, you just might escape. 317 1/2 Pine Street, at the corner of Bilbo and Pine in Downtown Lake Charles,Lake Charles, LA 70601. Click HERE.

South City Christian Church Family Fall Fest: A day of free fun for the whole family. Candy, hayrides, jump houses, face painting, food, crafts, games, prizes pumpkin decorating, and more. Saturday, Oct. 27 3 p.m. - 6p.m. South City Christian Church 323 W Sale Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70605. Click HERE.

Trick or Treat Trail in the Park: Children of all ages can trick or treat along the walking path at West Park collecting candy at various points along the path. Halloween night from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. DeRidder, LA. Click HERE.

Haunted Swamp Tour: Mingle with the creatures and spirits of the night. Warning—once the boat ride has started, there’s no turning back! Oct. 12 -Pct. 27, 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. 3110 Kiwanis Lane Lake Charles, LA 70605 Click HERE.

Halloween Fall Festival: Free to attend and will include Free food, games & prizes for everyone! Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. 1615 Horridge St, Vinton, LA 70668. Click HERE.

Bike or Treat: There will be candy and many other activities. Oct. 31. from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. The Grove in Sulphur, LA. Click HERE.

Gothic Jail After Dark: Experience the haunting and historic Gothic Jail where paranormal activity runs rampant and the walls hold secrets of a brutal murder, suicide, and a double hanging. Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27 from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. and Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. 205 W. 1st Street, DeRidder, LA 70634. Click HERE.

Zombie Patrol: A scary night of platoon style paintball raids through our abandoned town course. Oct. 19, 20, 26, and 27, runs begins at dark, 10:30 p.m. every 15 minutes. 4700 Gerstner Memorial Blvd Lake Charles, LA 70607. Click HERE.

Living History Cemetery Tour: Five Lake Charles cemeteries will be featured in a “Living History” Cemetery Tour where guests can hear stories of local iconic figures while visiting their final resting places. Oct. 26 from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Click HERE.

A Cajun Halloween Nite: A cajun and swamp pop music by Cajun Soul and Friends with prizes, best costume, cake walks, gumbo and more. Oct. 27 from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. 3481 E. Prien Lake RoadLake Charles, LA 70615. Click HERE.

Rickenjaks Bow Wow Beer Bash and Doggy Costume Party: There will be drink specials for adults, treats and drinks for dogs, and arts and crafts for children. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society. Oct. 27 at 3 pm. 3716 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70605. Click HERE.

The Legend of the Sleepy Hallow Youth Theatre: A community performing arts theater dedicated to providing an environment which offers a variety of avenues for artistic expression and appreciation for all ages. Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. and Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. 121 E Napoleon Street, ​Sulphur, LA 70663. Click HERE.

Coats for Kids Spooktacular: The event will be collecting coats for the benefit of local charities. Oct. 19 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Crying Eagle Brewing 1165 E McNeese St, Lake Charles, LA 70607. Click HERE.

Ward 7 Rec Trunk or Treat: Free family event including face painting, games, and a costume contest. Oct. 27 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. 800 Horridge Street Vinton, LA. Click HERE.

BOO-tastic Bash: Prien Lake Mall will host a mall wide trick-or-treat from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wed. Oct. 31.

Harvest Fest Games: From 5-8 p.m. the City’s Recreation and Parks Department will provide 15 different Harvest Fest games, including a haunted house, with candy and prizes throughout the mall.

Rock the Block: From 5:30-7:30 p.m. New Covenant Faith Baptist Church: Rock the Block Community Outreach with host free a trunk-or-treat event. There will also be games, popcorn, hot dogs, prizes, face painting, hay rides, and fun jumps.

Mayhem on Main St., IV.: Beware of the Boogeyman! Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. 1312 Horridge St, Vinton, LA. Click HERE.

Halloween Movie Festival: Begin your Halloween with movies and refreshments. Oct. 26 3:30 p.m., Oct. 29 at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., and Oct. 30 at 3:30 p.m. 1320 N. Simmons St. Click HERE.

Free CiCi’s Pizza: If your kid wears a costume, they eat free with an adult buffet purchase. Lake Charles location only. Oct. 31. Click HERE.

Hyatt Community Center Haunted House: Have close encounter with the spirit names “Sam”. Oct. 27 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. 6249 Highway 109 Fields, LA. Click HERE.

Dead & Breakfast: Kids can trick-or-treat and be scared. Needful Things Toy Shoppe. 502 S. Royal Street DeRidder, LA. Click HERE.

Zombie Hunt: Armed with customized weapons and 225 rounds of glow-in-the-dark paint balls, you will climb aboard one of our tricked-out Bayou Battle Wagons lit with black lights and enter the dark. Oct. 26, 27 from dark until 10:45 p.m 681 Kim St. Sulphur, LA. Click HERE.

Greater St. Missionary Fall Festival: Live music, food, candy, and games. Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Click HERE.

St. Theodore’s Trunk or Treat: Free Candy! Oct. 31 at 5:30 p.m. St. Theodore Activity Center parking lot on East Side of the church. Click HERE.

Moss Bluff Bible Church: Inflatable jumps, face painting, pop corn, candy, and games. Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 315 Parish Rd. Moss Bluff, LA. Click HERE.

New Life Church of Westlake Trunk or Treat: Stop by and get some candy. Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 1010 Shady Lane.

LPH Haunted House: There are also games for small children. Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 27 at 10 p.m. JI Watson Elementary School, Iowa, LA. Click HERE.

Gateway Church of God Annual Fall Fest: Trunk-r-Treat, games, food, & fun! Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 1815 Sam Houston Jones Pkwy, Moss Bluff, LA. Click HERE.

Light the Bluff: A safe Halloween alternative for the entire family. Inflatable bounces, games, candy, and food. Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. 276 Old Highway 171 Moss Bluff, LA. Click HERE.

MBP Church Trunk or Treat: Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. 999 Sam Houston Jones Pkwy, Lake Charles, LA. Click HERE.

Squyres United Methodist Church: Dress up for a community tradition lasting over 15 years. Hwy 171. Click HERE.

Houston River Baptist Church Harvest Festival: Free fun-filled family event. Oct. 27 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 110 W Houston River Rd. Click HERE.

First Baptist Church Westlake Trunk or Treat: Candy, games, petting zoom and food! Oct. 28 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Click HERE.

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These are the dates for Halloween in SWLA.
These are the dates for Halloween in SWLA. (Source: KPLC)

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