Tulsans tend to take Halloween very seriously, and this year is no exception. As the air turns cool and the wind begins to blow through the trees with just slightly more force, the people of Tulsa are busy scurrying, organizing and planning their own perfectly horrific night. Whether you are young and looking for a once in a lifetime party, or just wanting a fun and safe place to take the kids, Tulsa has it all -- fall carnivals, theatre, dances, pumpkin painting and carving, indoor and outdoor trick-or-treating. There is a little something for everyone this year.
NIGHTMARE ON 2ND STREET FUN RUN
Run or walk to 2nd and Frankfort at 6:30pm for Tulsa's annual fun run. Make sure to come in full costume, prizes will be awarded to those in best Halloween costume. For more details check out fleetfeettulsa.com.
German food, beer and fun. Live and silent auctions. Live music at Hilton Garden Inn, 205 S.W. Frank Phillips Blvd., in Bartlesville. Visit okmozart.com for more info.
Outdoor carnival starts at 11am. The kids can enjoy fun games, face paintings, food and more at Clary Sage College, 3131 S. Sheridan. Visit facebook.com/clarysagecollege for more info.
Tulsa Community College's West Campus, 7505 w. 41ST St., hosts a fun fall carnival for all ages from 5:30-7pm. Bring your costumes and enjoy live music, games and all sorts of fall treats.
It's a zombie-eat-world out there. Get ready for Halloween by getting a zombie makeover at Zarrow Regional Library, 2224 W. 51st St. 6-8pm. Visit tulsalibrary.org for more info.
October 27 & 29
A classic tale of horror and suspense by Mary Shelley performed by the Broken Arrow North Intermediate High School at BA North auditorium, 808 E. College, Broken Arrow. 7pm.
Writers' collective reveals a sequence of scary monologues around the theme of Monsters. 8pm. Nightingale Theater, 1416 E. 4th St. Visit nightingaletheater.com for more info.
The 21st annual celebration will feature events for the whole family including: the pumpkin patch playroom, a hay maze, pumpkin decorating and many fun carnival games at the Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. N. 6:30-8:30pm. Visit tulsazoo.org for more info.
Enjoy a safe and fun environment for kids who can watch pirate and mermaid dive shows, enjoy a carnival or visit the trick or treat trail at the Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Dr., from 6:30-9pm. Visit okaquarium.org for more info.
PRESCHOOL PUMPKIN PAINTING
Kids 3-5 years old can paint their own pumpkins at Hicks Park, 3443 S. Mingo. 4pm. Call 918-669-6355 for more info.
MUMMY & SON HALLOWEEN DANCE
Moms and their sons can dance spooky style, costume included at Bixby Community Center, 211 N. Cabannis. 6pm. Call 918-366-4841 for more info.
OSUMC FALL FESTIVAL
OSU Medical Center, 744 W. 9th St., is having its arts and crafts fair to benefit the Tulsa Area United Way. 9am-4pm. Visit osumc.net for more info.
CAMP CUTE N SPOOKY
Family bon fire, hot dogs, hot chocolate, enchanted forest, fun maze and so much more at Discoveryland, 19501 W. 41st, in Sand Springs. Call 918-245-OKLA for more info.
FALL AWAY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Music by Desi & Cody, Chris Becker, Wink Burcham, Paul Benjamin and many more at Flying W Ranch, 20555 E. 111th in Broken Arrow. Call 918-743-8321 for more info.
October 28-30 and November 3-5
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
A wayward youth and his friends embark on a night of mayhem and ultraviolence that ends with him being arrested for murder. Tulsa Little Theater's production is at 1511 S. Delaware Ave. Visit actorsoftulsa.org for more info.
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
A dark energy will haunt the stage in the well-known story about a man and his inner demons. Theatre Tulsa production at Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St. Visit theatretulsa.org for more info.
ANNUAL PUMPKIN HUNT
Broken Arrow Parks and Rec hold its annual fall carnival from 3-5:45pm at Central Park Community Center, 1500 S. Main St. Free to kids ages 3-10 years old. Call 918-259-8437 for more info.
BOO HA HA
Peoria will be closed from 33rd S. to 49th St. for the parade starting at 2pm. Get there early to enjoy the kids zone, costume contests and trick or treating. Visit brooksidetheplacetobe.com for more details.
BRONCHO HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY
Join Sastronaut for an alter ego evening of dancing and punk rock pop horror. Come dressed to rock, dance and offend at Dwelling Spaces, 119 S. Detroit Ave. 9pm. Visit dwellingspaces.net for more info.
CAM'S HARVEST FESTIVAL
Features local farmers, entertainment, coffee, food and more. Klondike 5 headlines the music. Cam's Grocery, 114 S. Detroit Ave. 10am-2pm. Call 918-622-6710 for more info.
GRAND HALLOWEEN PARTY
Entertainment and Latin DJ's, huge costume contest and more at Hyatt Regency, 100 E. 2nd St. 8pm. Visit facebook.com/hyattregencytulsa for more info.
The Marquee, 222 N. Main, hosts their annual ball from 9pm-2am. Dance the night away while listening to some of the hottest DJ's. For more information about visit myspace.com/themarqueetulsa.
HIKE F(OR) TREAT
Go on a hiking adventure, looking for clues in costume at Hicks Park, 3443 S. Mingo Rd. 9:30am. Call 918-699-6355 for more info.
A costume contest with dancing, live music and food at The Canebrake, 33241 E. 732nd Rd., in Wagoner. 6pm. Visit thecanebrake.com for more info.
LIGHT IN THE NIGHT
Games, food, hay ride and more at Family Christian Center, 4201 S. 47th W. Ave. 6-9pm. Call 918-924-1277 for more info.
Elote's luchadors will be in costume at 514 S. Boston for tag team, heavy weight and female matches. Join in the door prizes, costume contest and kid-friendly activities with live music from Hot Carl at 8pm. Visit elotetulsa.com for more info.
A ROCKY HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE
Join Dr. Frank n'Furter and his minions for food, drinks, and a flash mob extravaganza at the Tulsa Convention Center, 100 Civic Center, from 8pm-12am. Proceeds from the event will help Tulsa Project Theater. Visit arockyhalloween.com/masquerade for more info.
Wear a costume to IDL Ballroom, Enso Bar or Electric Circus, located at 1st & Detroit Ave. 21 and up. 9pm-2am. Darku J, Just Jon, Robbo and others are set to perform. Visit tulsaspiderball.com for more info.
VAMPIRE PROM NITE
Halloween costume ball at Cherokee Queen Riverboat on Grand Lake. 6pm. Visit ultimatemurdermystery.com for more info.
Trick or treat at Safari's Animal Sanctuary, 26881 E. 58th St., in Broken Arrow. Visit brokenarrowok.gov for more info.
Dress in costume to trick or treat out of decorated cars. Candy, inflatables and more at Redeemer Covenant Church, 5415 E. 101st St. 4:30-6pm. Call 918-299-1989 for more info.
Time for kids to play games and walk away with bags of candy from 4:30-6:30pm at Red Fork Church of God, 3319 W. 41st St. Visit redforkcog.org for more info.
Dry Gulch, 572 Dry Gulch Rd., in Adair is hosting a time for bumper cars, go-karts, candy and costumes. 4-8pm. Visit churchonthemove.com for more info.
At SpiritBank Event Center, 10400 S. Regal Blvd., from 4-8pm enjoy tons of fun, candy and giveaways. A safe and fun indoor trick or treating experience. Visit spiritbankeventcenter.com for more info.
Lock and load for a zombie shoot, a long-range pumpkin shoot and machine gun shoot. Jump in the trunk or treat or haunted house at U.S. Shooting Academy, 6500 E. 66th St. N. 9:30am. Visit usshootingacademy.com for more info.
Crowell Heights Baptist Church, 1301 S. Canton., from 5:30-8pm. Enjoy festive foods and games. Visit chbctulsa.com for more info.
RHEMA HARVEST CARNIVAL
Alternative for children that provides a safe, action-packed, candy-filled party for the community. Rhema Bible College, 1025 W. Kenosha. 6-9pm. Visit brokenarrowok.gov for more info.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS ARTS FESTIVAL
Day of the dead. Living Arts, 307 S. Brady. Visit livingarts.org for more info.
THE 13TH WARD HAUNTED ATTRACTION
Every Friday and Saturday in October, 7:30-11pm. Located at 220 S. Elm St. in Jenks. Visit the13thward.com for more info.
CARMICHAEL'S PUMPKIN PATCH
Halloween fun including a petting zoo, hay rides and a slew of pumpkins at 171st & Mingo Rd., in Bixby. Call 918-366-4728 for more info. Thru Oct. 31.
EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL
Every Friday and Saturday through Nov. 5. At 8:30pm. See the show playing at the Broomstick Theater at Scream Country Haunted Forrest, 51853 W. 101st St. S. Visit evildeadtour.com for more info.
HAUNTED CASTLE OF MUSKOGEE
Every Friday and Saturday in October from 6-10pm. The Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Rd. Visit okcastle.com for more info.
HEX HOUSE AND THE RISE OF THE LIVING DEAD
Every Wednesday through Saturday through Oct. 29 and Halloween Night. The fear begins at 7:30pm. Be scared out of your mind at 8314 E. 71st St. Visit thehexhouse.com for more info.
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in October starting at 6pm. GUTS Church, 9120 E. Broken Arrow Expressway. Visit gutschurch.com for more info.
PLEASANT VALLEY FARMS PUMPKIN PATCH
A petting zoo, pumpkins, and a tractor-pulled hay ride at Pleasant Valley Farms, 22350 W. 71st St., in Sand Springs. Call 918-248-5647 for more info. Thru Oct. 31.
PSYCHO PATH HAUNTED ATTRACTION
Every Friday and Saturday thru Oct. 29. Take a ride to experience one of Tulsa's most unique haunted attractions. Located at 1517 E. 106th St. N. in Sperry. Visit psychopathhaunt.com for more info.
PUMPKIN FESTIVAL AT SHEPHERDS CROSS
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday Thru Oct. 30, 10am-6:30pm. Located at 16792 E. 450 Rd. in Claremore. A family friendly event which boasts something for all ages. Visit shepherdscross.com for more info.
Every day in October at 9707 E. 81st St. Face painting, pony rides, train rides and hay rides. Check out pumpkintownok.com for more details.
SAND SPRINGS PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL
Inflatable's, costume contests, face painting, crafts and more at Big Blast Fireworks, Hwy 412 exit 177th W. Ave. in Sand Springs. Visit bigblastfireworksok.com for more info. Thru Oct. 31.
SCREAM COUNTRY HAUNTED FORREST
Every Friday and Saturday thru Oct. 29, 7:30-11pm. Be terrified as you walk through Scream Country's Haunted Forrest located at 51853 W. 101st S. in Drumright. Visit screamcountry.com for more info.
So it really doesn't matter if you choose a night of drinking and debauchery at one of Tulsa's many Halloween midnight bashes; a night of terrifically terrifying horror at a haunted attraction; or even just a traditional trick-or-treat walk around the neighborhood with the kids. If you are celebrating Halloween or the return of autumn, Tulsa is definitely the place to be.
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