Columbus has plenty of tricks and treats planned ahead of Halloween. Here are 15 ways to celebrate:
💀 Haunts for the adults
Vampire Masquerade Ball | Friday, Oct. 27 | 7-11 p.m. | Staged 270 | $30 | Double the fun — dance + enjoy the fine arts gallery reception.
Halloween Bar Crawl | Friday, Oct. 27-Satuday, Oct. 28 | Times vary | Howl at the Moon | $20-$25 | Venture to participating downtown bars with drink specials.
Orange Soda Costume Party | Friday, Oct. 27 | 10 p.m.-2 a.m. | Skully’s Music Diner | $5-$50 | Dress up and dance to hip-hop and R&B classics.
High Fright Affair | Saturday, Oct. 28 | 4-7 p.m. | Le Méridien Columbus | $35 | Enjoy entertainment like psychics, aerial acrobats, and spooky artwork.
Halloween Buckeye Tailgate | Saturday, Oct. 28 | 5:30-10:30 p.m. | Edison Brewing Company | $5-$25 | Cheer on the Bucks with a costume contest and barbecue from Throwdown Catering.
🎃 Ongoing spooky spectacles
These five local attractions are must-dos before they close for the Halloween season:
👻 Kid-friendly frights
Books & Boos | Saturday, Oct. 28 | 1-3 p.m. | Thurber Center | Free | Listen to spooky stories, make crafts, and go on a scavenger hunt.
All Hallows’ Eve | Saturday, Oct. 28 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. | Ohio Village | $0-$18 | Make masks and puppets + learn about old Halloween traditions.
Trick or Treat Party | Sunday, Oct. 29 | 5-8 p.m. | Rockin’ Jump The Ultimate Trampoline Park | $15 | Jump the night away in your best Halloween costume.
Halloween Cutout Cookies | Monday, Oct. 30 | 5-8 p.m. | Mitchell Hall | $90 | Kids will learn to make themed cookies to take home.
Trick-or-Treat | Tuesday, Oct. 31 | Multiple times | You know the drill, just be sure to bring your candy bin.