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All treats, no tricks: 2023 trick-or-treating events in Indy

Fill your candy pail (or twenty) with these treat stops, trails, and bashes.

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Walk, run, stroll, or even bike between treat stops on the Indy Cultural Trail.

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Are you scared that Halloween falling on a weekday means fewer trick-or-treating opps? Never fear — you can keep your candy stash overflowing and that sugar rush growing with these upcoming trick-or-treating events around Indianapolis. Oh, and another sweet bonus — they’re all free entry.

Thursday, Oct. 26

Jeepers Creepers Trunk or Treat | 6-7:30 p.m.
Come dressed up in your best costume to trick-or-treat around Daniel’s Vineyard.

Greenfield Parks & Recreation Trunk or Treat | 6-8 p.m.
Meet up at the fairgrounds for food trucks serving popcorn and hot drinks, lawn games, music, and lots of candy to go around.

Friday, Oct. 27

Dynamic Music Therapy’s Fourth Annual Trunk or Treat | 5-7 p.m.
This sensory-friendly (read: not loud or scary) event will offer all trick-or-treaters both sweet and healthy treats for specific dietary needs, hot chocolate, and games.

Trick or Treating in the Plaza | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Head up to Westfield for a trick-or-treating event with booths from local businesses and organizations, and stay for a free screening of “Halloweentown” on the lawn.

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Boo Bash is filled with characters that you can meet and greet — such as Jack Skellington, superheroes, dinosaurs, and members of Paw Patrol.

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Saturday, Oct. 28

Fishers Boo Bash | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Not big on candy? This party offers a sugary sweet array of activities instead of trick-or-treating, including roaming characters, costume parades, music + dancing, puppet shows, mini golf, magicians, and food trucks.

KidStrong Carmel Trunk or Treat | 2-4 p.m.
Members and non-members alike are invited to this outdoor event with treats galore. Don’t miss an appearance by a special guest from the fire station at 2 p.m.

Mercy Road Church Northwest Trunk or Treat | 3-5 p.m.
Grab candy from themed trunks and enjoy local coffee, food trucks, and a car show.

Gym or Treat | 3-5 p.m.
Rain or shine, Gibson Athletic Center’s event is perfect for candy and vehicle enthusiasts alike, with indoor trick-or-treating, outside touch-a-truck experiences with local fire, EMS, and police vehicles, and a costume contest.

Special Needs Living Carni-Fall Festival | 4-6 p.m.
Tailored to the special needs community, this Independence Park festival features an adaptive playground, story walk, candy stations, carnival games, and bounce house.

Trail and Treat | 5-8 p.m.
This well-lit route along the Cultural Trail and Downtown Canal features several stops for trick-or-treaters of all ages and abilities (even including your leashed pets) to collect treats and participate in fun activities.

Arts with a Purpose Halloween Party | 5-8 p.m.
This open house at Broadway United Methodist Church puts art first, with a handmade costume exhibit, acrobatic wheel demonstrations, and spooky organ music played by a mysterious phantom. You can also take home treats and positivity potions.

Sunday, Oct. 29

OPPC’s Fall Celebration Trunk or Treat | 4-5:30 p.m.
Whether you’re dressed in costumes or everyday wear, you’re welcome to trick-or-treat, participate in fun games, or enjoy multiple bounce houses to accommodate all ages.

North UMC’s Trunk or Treat | 4-6 p.m.
All are welcome to fill their candy pails here, or you can opt to spread the wealth by bringing your car full of decorations, a costume, and lots of candy to hand out.

The Garage Food Hall Halloween Bash | 4-8 p.m.
The Garage’s party will have something for everyone to enjoy, including trick-or-treating, costume contests for both little and adult goblins, tarot readings, spooky story telling, food and drink specials, and face painting.

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Safe Night Halloween | 5-7 p.m.
3,000+ kids ages 12 and under and their families flock to the State Fairgrounds each year for this community trunk-or-treating event.

Boo Bash at the AMP | 5-9 p.m.
AMP vendors will be handing out delicious candy to little ones, and will also have special kids’ menu items available.

We know there are tons more events we’re missing — drop us a line and we’ll do our best to feature any additions in tomorrow’s newsletter.

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