Whether you want family-friendly trick-or-treating or you’re more into walking through a ‘haunted house’ while scary things pop out at you, Columbia has what you’re looking for. Celebrate Halloween with us!
Halloween Special Events
BYOBW ‘Track’ or Treat
October 22nd, 9 AM – 10:30 AM at The ARC
Take your 2-6 year olds to The ARC where they can ride their Big Wheels, tricycles, and other pedal-powered vehicles (no bikes) on a ‘haunted’ ride around the track.
October 26th, 7-11 PM at MU Student Center
Free for students and only $5 for general public – check out the haunted house, the Great Pumpkin Carving, costume contest, and Halloween treats.
(Not so) Frightening Friday
October 28th, 4-6 PM in The District
Free trick or treating in The District.
Trunk or Treat
October 28th, 3-7 PM at Ascenisa Spa (Cherry Hill)
Join Ascenisa Spa for their Trunk or Treat – games, a fire truck, hot dogs, popcorn and candy are all included in the event.
Spine-Tingling Tales and Crafts
October 28th, 4:30-5:30 PM at Columbia Public Library
Gather ’round, little witches, goblins and ghouls! Get the whole family into the Halloween spirit with spooky stories and creepy crafts. The event is ages 9 and up, and registration beforehand is encouraged.
Halloween & Hoops
October 28th, 5:30 PM at Mizzou Arena
To kick off Halloween weekend, put on that crazy costume and catch some Mizzou hoops. Both the men’s and women’s programs will be passing out candy, socializing with fans and taking photos before playing in the Black & Gold scrimmage games. Halloween-themed entertainment will be provided in between the scrimmages.
Trick or Treat at The Creek
October 31st, 4-7 PM at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
All ages are invited to join us in this safe, family-friendly trick-or-treating community event. Rain or shine, you and your kids can enjoy games, crafts, treats, contests, and prizes.
Halloween Brew ‘n View: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
October 20th, 8:30 PM at The Blue Note
Kick off your Halloween by experiencing the chaos and delight of the world’s greatest rock & roll audience participation film, hosted by Mark “The Master” Chambers.
Tri-Sigma’s Haunted Tour
October 26th, 7-11 PM at Stephens College
Join Tri Sigma for their 11th Annual Haunted Tour of Stephens. The tour will begin at the basement of Roblee Hall.
90s Halloween Party with The Lone Rangers
October 28th, 9:30 PM at The Social Room
Get hyped for Halloween with a night full of hits from the decade with this ’90s cover band. Relive the prime of Third Eye Blind, Britney Spears, OutKast and the like.
The Zombie Run
October 29th, 8:30 AM on MKT Trail at Twin Lakes
Run for the kids at this 5k through part of the MKT trail that benefits St. Jude’s.
80s vs. 90s Costume Ball
October 29th, 8 PM at The Blue Note
Costume contest at midnight for 80s/90s TV Character and Music Icon. Music videos will be shown on the big screen – dance the night away!
Rocheport Oktoberfest II: Monster Mash
October 29th, 12 PM – 10:30 PM in Rocheport, MO
Celebrate Missouri’s Rock and Blues music scene and enter the costume contest for a chance to win $250! Join the Monster Bike Mash to Rocheport and catch the shuttle back to Columbia.
Halloween with Tech N9ne
October 31st, 9 PM at The Blue Note
As if Halloween wasn’t scary enough, Kansas City native Tech N9ne will take the stage for a night of intense, focused rap. Prep the Caribou Lou and your costume.
FearFest Haunted House
6399 US 40
FearFest is under new management this year and features two brand new attractions: Hawthorn State Asylum and The Mortuary.
1207 Rogers St.
Featuring two interactive haunted attractions, The Pit and the legendary Necropolis, now in its 12th year.
Halloween makeup workshop
October 27th, 3-5 PM at MU’s Craft Studio
Need some help getting that perfect Halloween makeup effect? Our makeup artist will go over the basics of Halloween makeup and be on hand to give you specific tips for your own costume. Bring your own makeup kit. Cost is: MU Students $10 / Non-Students: $20.
819 E. Walnut St.
Monday-Saturday 11 AM-8 PM; Sunday 12 -5 PM
Broadway Market Place, 21 Conley Rd.
Monday-Friday 9 AM-9 PM; Saturday 8:30 AM-9 PM; Sunday 10 AM – 8 PM
818 E. Broadway
Monday-Thursday 12 PM – 7 PM; Friday-Saturday 11 AM – 8 PM; Sunday 1-5 PM
Leo’s Old Clothes
9 N. 9th St.
Monday-Friday 12-6 PM
Have a happy Halloween! Tag your Columbia photos – #ShowMeCoMo.