For some folks, Halloween is the best holiday of the year. If you’re the type that gets your costume ready in March, we’ve got some events on the calendar that you need to know about! Some of them are kid friendly, some more geared toward adults. However you celebrate All Hallow’s Eve, there’s something for everyone this year in Springfield!
When: October 4, 7-9 p.m.
Where:The Library Center – 4653 S. Campbell Ave.
OCT 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, 31
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cafe Cusco – 234 E Commercial St
OCT 12 7:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Northview Center – 301 E. Talmage
OCT 13 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Monk’s Social Club – 504 W College
Not much has been announced about this event yet, but it is at Springfield’s funniest night club, so you can be sure it’ll be a blast!
OCT 20 – noon to 5 p.m.
The entire square and lead-in streets will be filled with games and activities for everyone in the family, including the fur-kids. Some things planned are a child and pet friendly hay maze, live music, games, food and the one of the biggest costume contests and parades you have ever seen! Over 14 trophies will be awarded to contestants! Categories include: Best Pet/Owner Combo, Most Original, Funniest, Cutest, Scariest, and Judge’s Overall Favorite. Parade line-up starts at 3:15pm on Park Central East next to Civil Kitchen.
The Pets and Pumpkins Festival is a “Rain or Shine” event and the cost is $2.00 each for ALL attendees (adults/kids/pets) With paid admission, attendees are given a wrist or collar band and can take part in ALL the activities at no cost, including the parade/costume contest.
Besides all the fun, one of the BEST things about Pets and Pumpkins is that money raised from the sale of wrist/collar bands is donated to local non-profit children and animal organizations. The event helps support organizations dedicated to saving lives of animals and helping needy children in our community.
The Pets and Pumpkins Festival is October 20, 2018 from 12-5pm on the Downtown Square – Springfield MO.
OCT 20 – 7:08 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Midtown Carnegie Branch Library – 397 E. Central St.
OCT 26 – 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Krave Live Music Emporium – 1614 South Glenstone Avenue
M-DOCK will be putting the best Halloween party together tonight on stage. MDock band has been playing great music in the Springfield area for 20 years. Come out and dance to a variety of hits from the 60’s – 90’s at Krave. Doors at 7, Show at 8. $10
OCT 26 – 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The Gillioz Theatre – 325 Park Central East
Rocky Horror Picture Show is BACK at The Historic Gillioz Theatre!
Join us Friday, 10/26 for the ultimate Rocky Horror party including:
– Interaction kits!
– Commemorative T-shirts!
– Costume contests!
– Raffle with killer prizes!
This year, the party will be hosted by none other than CRYSTAL METHYD!
The doors open at 6:30PM, and the film begins at 8:00PM .
Tickets are on sale Friday, 8/3 at 10AM.
OCT 27 – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
City Utilities Training Center – 301 E. Central St.
The Halloween Hustle is a local race put on by local people with 100% of proceeds benefiting a local charity— Harmony House. The race starts and ends at City Utilities, 301 East Central Street. This relatively flat race route winds through historic mid-town Springfield. Expect no tricks, but lots of treats at the Halloween Hustle—with candy for your little ghosts and goblins on every corner. An event for kids of all ages—runners are encouraged get in the holiday spirit and wear their Halloween costumes.
Thanks to our presenting sponsors CU Community Credit Union and Vietti Marketing Group!
The race will start at 9 a.m. Race day registration will take place from 8 to 8:45 a.m. at City Utilities Training Center. Register by October 19 and save $5!
The Halloween Hustle benefits Harmony House—Springfield’s only domestic abuse shelter. Harmony House provides shelter, advocacy, and education to survivors of domestic abuse.
OCT 27 – noon to 10 p.m.
TommyHawks Axe Houe – 1631 W College Street
OCT 27 – 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
C-Street – 224 E. Commercial Street
4:00 p.m. Thriller on C-Street Matinee: kid-friendly performance of Thriller. There will be games, a DJ and more.
7:00 Pre-show: The Dr. Deadalous Traveling Zombie Show
7:30 p.m. Thriller on C-Street: Presented by the C-Street Zombie Corps
FREE and VIP seating for both shows
Limited number of seats! Must be purchased in advance.
$10 for 4pm show
$20 for 7pm show
$25 for both shows
VIP tickets are valid for one person, adult or child, alive or undead. We will not allow strollers, carriers, wagons, pets, coolers, bicycles, scooters, etc. into the VIP area. Please contact us in advance if you have any special needs.
OCT 27 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Vino Cellars at the Lake – 15038 Business Highway 13
Be part of the half-improvised, half-scripted show while you enjoy a four-course meal, perfectly paired with fabulous wines from all over the world. Then comes the hard part…figuring our “whodunnit”!
Just $40 per person, seating will be limited so reserve your seats today! Call 739-1985 to reserve your seats today.
OCT 27 – 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Patton Alley Pub – 313 S Patton Ave
Haunted Bus Tours are back and better than ever! Travel back in time to learn about some of downtown Springfield’s most “haunting” people and their stories. The one-hour tour is narrated by History Museum on the Square staff. See the site of Springfield’s first city cemetery, the location of a mass grave from the Civil War, hear stories about haunted buildings and who the ghosts might be. All this and much more packed into a one-hour ride through downtown on a Fisk bus!
The party begins at Patton Alley Pub at 5:30 pm. Grab a cocktail, then hop on one of the tour buses that leave at 6pm. When you return, have a drink and food, play some trivia and participate in the costume contest.
OCT 27 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
B + B Boulangerie & Bakery – 607 S Pickwick Ave
In the spirit of Halloween, gather with other local super-fans for an event “inspired by everyone’s favorite school of witchcraft and wizardry.” On the menu, you’ll find Yorkshire pudding, roast beef, pumpkin pasties, treacle tart, pumpkin soup and salad. Whet your palate with some sips of butterbeer!
OCT 27 – 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Krave Live Music Emporium – 1614 South Glenstone Avenue
Machine Gun Symphony
Halloween Bash at Krave Seafood & Oyster Bar
8pm / $10.00
BEST COSUME AWARD-CASH PRIZES
OCT 29 – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Juanita K Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts – 525 S John Q Hammons Parkway