Halloween Events & Activities

If the lack of activities for Halloween 2020 had you saying "Boooooo," take a look at all that's back for Halloween 2021! From haunted houses to escape rooms, from adults-only cruises to family fun days at the Zoo, Visit Pittsburgh has plenty of scare to share.

Are you a wanna-be ghost hunter? Like to be creeped out? Want to get your scare on? Then you’re going to love Pittsburgh's spookiest Halloween events and attractions. 

Below are our top picks for celebrating Halloween in Pittsburgh:

The ScareHouse

The ScareHouse Pittsburgh's ultimate Halloween haunt, is ranked as one of "America''s Scariest Halloween Attractions" by the Travel Channel. Like that's not enough, it's also among the best haunted houses in the country according to USA Today, Forbes, Fangoria and Haunted Attraction magazine. Be prepared for the real deal

Kennywood Park

Phantom Fright Nights 2021 Phantom Fright Nights at Kennywood Park is a must for ghouls over the age of 13. Tiptoe through any of the 10 haunted houses, including Villa of the Vampires, Kennyville Cemetery and Voodoo Bayou. The nerve-racking roller coasters and devilishly delicious food make for spine-tingling Kennywood fun.

Phantom Fright Nights

Kennywood Amusement Park offers a month of thrills and chills! Phantom Fright Nights is a must for ghouls over the age of 13. Tiptoe through any of the 10 haunted houses, including Villa of the Vampires, Kennyville Cemetery and Voodoo Bayou. 

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Ghost Tours

Haunted Pittsburgh Ghost Tours capture Pittsburgh's historic nightmares and share all things that go bump in the night. From Station Square, the tour travels up to Mt. Washington on the iconic – and purportedly haunted – Monongahela Incline. Then, you'll explore one of the city's most haunted neighborhoods as storytellers reveal the chilling tales of Pittsburgh's spectacularly macabre past. This particular dalliance with the dead is offered from May to early November on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm. 

Make sure to book tickets fast for the spookiest season of them all! 

Halloween Cruises

Fridays & Saturdays in October

Halloween means big fun on the rivers aboard these themed Gateway Clipper Cruises. The Adults only Moonlight Dance happens every Friday through October starting at 10:30pm. The Halloween Fun Cruise is family friendly with tons of fun prizes, music, and a costume party for kids during the day. The Haunted Pittsburgh Cruise is a spooky evening trip along the Three Rivers accompanied by ghost stories.

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Hundred Acres Manor

Offering six different themed experiences, Hundred Acres is a must for Halloween lovers looking for a thrill. There’s an escape room, maze, and for the truly brave, a buried alive simulator that will test your willpower. For those who don't want to be buried alive, and just want to chill, the Scream Bar encourages "brews before boos." 

Guests will probably get a few chills up their spine though, after all -- it's Halloween in Pittsburgh! 

Liberty Magic: Todd Robbins' HAUNTED DECEPTIONS

Todd Robbins invites you to join him as he demonstrates what it might be like to reach out to the dead with his new theatrical séance experience, Haunted Deceptions. Mr. Robbins will use arcane retro-paranormal ghost hunting techniques to open the souls of the living in order to invite the dead to return. The 75 minutes you will spend with him at Liberty Magic will be like no other theatrical event you have encountered before.

Stalked By A Killer Escape Room

Get the horror movie experience in the new “Stalked by a Killer” Escape Room. Recommended for ages 12 and older, the escape room is a hour-long race against the clock to escape the traps of a maniac. Guests under the age of 16 will require adult supervision.

Zombies of the Corn

Stop the Zombie Apocalypse in Pittsburgh! That’s Right, this is your chance to “open fire” and protect our city. Have you ever wanted to play paintball but didn’t like the idea of getting shot or getting dirty? At Zombies of the Corn, you ride the specialized “Zombie Fighting Vehicle” to eliminate these creatures that have an insatiable hunger for human flesh.

Family-Friendly Halloween Activities


Dress the part as you embark on a safari to see tigers and bears at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium's ZooBoo. Join the costume parade and stop at the many candy stations set up along the Zoo trail to collect treats and enjoy entertainers. Your favorite trick-or-treaters will have a roaring good time! 

Bump in The Night

Head to Frick Park for Halloween fun with your little ones. Perfect for three to nine years old, Bump In The Night offers night hikes, a campfire, pumpkin carving, music, and more. For 2021 the park is hosting the event on October 22, 23, 29, and 30. 

Registration for the events opens on October 4th, so make sure to book in advance. 


Throughout October, Idlewild hosts Hallowboo, a series of family-friendly Halloween activities like trick-or-treating through Story Book Forest, a monster maze, costumed characters and more.