Halloween Events & Activities

​Everything creepy cool and crazy scary going on in Pittsburgh!

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

Pittsburgh's ultimate Halloween haunt is ranked as one of "America's Scariest Halloween Attractions" by the Travel Channel. The haunt's Scream Team is made up of professional special effects artists, costume designers and others who create a gruesome gallery of ghoulish monsters and mayhem. Hours vary, through November 6, 2021.

Kennywood Park

Phantom Fall Fest at Kennywood Park is a must for all lovers of spooky season! Enjoy family-friendly fun, including festive food plus coasters and rides during the daytime. And, after dark, explore five haunted houses and four scare zones. Phantom Fall Fest operates every Friday-Sunday, Oct. 1 – 31.

Ghost Tours

May to early November on Saturdays at 7 p.m.
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. 

Halloween Cruises

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in October
Halloween means big fun on the rivers aboard these themed Gateway Clipper Cruises. 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

Wednesday-Sunday through Oct. 31
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. 

Stalked By A Killer Escape Room

Bold Escape Room | 2420 Penn Avenue in the Strip District
Get the horror movie experience in the new “Stalked by a Killer” Escape Room brought to you by the producers of Scarehouse. Recommended for ages 12 and older, the escape room is an hour-long race against the clock to escape the traps of a maniac. Guests under the age of 16 will require adult supervision. Dates and times vary. Check the event website for availability. 

Family-Friendly Halloween Activities


Sept. 25-26; Saturdays & Sundays through Oct. 31
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. 


Oct. 16-17 & 23-24
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.


Oct. 16-17 & 23-24
The National Aviary provides an educational and interactive Halloween-themed festival on two Saturdays in October. Wear your favorite costume and learn about owls, raptors, and bats through games, crafts, and more. 

Owl-o-Ween at The National Aviary.

Bump in The Night

Oct. 23-24 & 29-30
Head to Frick Park for Halloween fun with your little ones. Perfect for kids ages three to nine years old, Bump In The Night offers night hikes, a campfire, pumpkin carving, music, and more.