Halloween Events & Activities

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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!

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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The nerve-racking roller coasters and devilishly delicious food make for spine-tingling Kennywood fun. Check out our Insider's Guide to Kennywood for tips and tricks to enjoying all the festivities.

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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.

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. 

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.

Bump in The Night

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.


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. 


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. 

Halloween Spooktactular

Members get in free to the Halloween Spooktactular at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Featuring a costume contest, dance party, scientist shows, and more!

The Basement

True thrill seekers will die at the chance to experience The Basement, which "features a series of intense and R-rated horrors that challenge the limits of fear." Participants must be 18 years of age or older and willing to sign a waiver.