Spooky Scares and Ghoulish Delights Await in Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, La. - October has arrived, meaning "spooky season" is in full swing in south Louisiana. We've compiled a list of trick-or-treat times for various parishes and some exciting Halloween events in the Baton Rouge area. So, prepare your costumes, plan your routes, and prepare for Halloween fun!
Trick-or-Treat Times (if issued by city/parish):
East Baton Rouge Parish: Tuesday, October 31; 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
West Baton Rouge Parish: Tuesday, October 31; 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Livingston Parish: Tuesday, October 31; 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tangipahoa Parish: Tuesday, Oct. 31; 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Ascension Parish: Tuesday, Oct. 31; 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Iberville Parish: Tuesday, Oct. 31; 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Pointe Coupee Parish: Tuesday, Oct. 31; 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (outside of specific municipalities)
Village of Morganza (Pointe Coupee Parish): Tuesday, Oct. 31; 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips:
Plan Your Route: Before you head out for trick-or-treating, plan your route. Stick to well-lit areas and neighborhoods you're familiar with. Let someone know where you'll be and how long you'll be gone.
Stay Visible: Wear reflective or bright-colored costumes, add reflective tape to your child's outfit and treat bag, and carry a flashlight or glow sticks to be visible to drivers.
Inspect Candy: When you return home, inspect all Halloween treats. Discard any unwrapped or suspicious-looking items, especially if your child has food allergies.
Stay on Sidewalks: Remind children to walk on sidewalks and be cautious when crossing roads. Avoid cutting across yards or streets in the dark.
Use the Buddy System: Travel in a group with a trusted adult whenever possible. The buddy system provides safety and makes trick-or-treating more fun.
Halloween Events in East Baton Rouge Parish:
Haunted Hikes at Bluebonnet Swamp: Family-friendly alternative to commercial haunted houses on October 13, 20, and 27.
Boo at the Zoo: A trick-or-treating extravaganza at the Baton Rouge Zoo on October 21-22 and 28-29.
Trick or Treat in the Galleries: Trick or treat, enjoy art activities and spooky stories at the LSU Museum of Art on October 27.
More Halloween Fun in the Area:
Full Moon Fete at Independence Community Park on Oct. 28.
Halloween Day at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum on Oct. 28.
Highland Road Observatory Annual Spooky Spectrum on Oct. 28.
First United Methodist Church Trunk-or-Treat on Oct. 29.
Boo with the Blue Trunk or Treat and Haunted House on Oct. 30 at BRPD Headquarters.
City of Walker's 3rd Annual Fall Festival on Oct. 28 at Sidney Hutchinson Park.
Trunk of Treat & Night Out Against Crime on Halloween night at Hammond Westside Montessori.
Night Out Against Crime Trunk or Treat on Oct. 25 at the Labadieville Volunteer Fire Department.
Be sure to join the Halloween fun in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas, and most importantly, stay safe while trick-or-treating. Happy Halloween, everyone!