Are you looking for a spooky way to celebrate Halloween this year? Oklahoma City has plenty of options for you to choose from. From parades to pet-friendly events, there's something for everyone. The OKC Halloween parade is a self-proclaimed celebration of artistic creativity. It runs through the Automobile Alley district near downtown Oklahoma City, and is a great way to show off your costume and join in the festivities.
Floats, marching bands, unique cars, and all kinds of demons, elves, and creatures will parade down Broadway in honor of the spooky holiday. If you're looking for a more pet-friendly event, head to Myriad Gardens on October 16th for the Spooky Pooch Parade. Show off your pup's costume in a costume contest or just come to enjoy the festivities. In downtown Edmond (23 W 1st St, Edmond), you can enjoy a Halloween tour with temporary stores, candy, a live DJ, and a costume contest followed by a ghost tour by the Oklahoma Paranormal Association.
The Oklahoma Railroad Museum (3400 NE Grand Blvd) also hosts a Halloween train ride with a 40-minute train ride, mini-golf course, treasure hunt, and costume contest. Frontier City is another great option for families with disguised ghouls, entertaining tavern and gunman shows, a “trick or treat” route for kids, Halloween dance parties, and a spooky haunted house for older visitors. Mustang is another neighborhood in Oklahoma City that celebrates Halloween with its annual Spooktacular. Oklahoma River Cruises also transforms its classic ambience into a Halloween-themed ship with decorations, food, music, and more.
The Oklahoma City Zoo's Haunt the Zoo (2101 NE 50th St) has candy stands located along the Haunt the Zoo trail. Storybook Forest is located in Spring Creek Park at Arcadia Lake in Edmond about 24 kilometers north of Oklahoma City. No matter what kind of Halloween fun you're looking for this year, Oklahoma City has something for everyone. From parades to pet-friendly events to haunted houses and more, you'll find plenty of spooky activities to enjoy this October.