2019 Halloween in Athens

Date(s) - October 21, 2019 - October 31, 2019
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Photo via Kristin Miller

Halloween in Athens is upon us! And there are so many ways to celebrate. Here are a few of the events happening in and around Athens over this festive season.






Photo courtesy of The Athens Messenger


Monday, October 21 – 5:30 – 7:30 PM: tRAC or Treat! South Green

Tuesday, October 22 – 5:30 – 7:30 PM: tRAC or Treat! West Green

Wednesday, October 23 – 5:30 – 7:30 PM: tRAC or Treat! East Green

  • tRAC-or-Treat is a family-friendly trick-or-treat experience hosted by Ohio University student organizations across campus greens.


Honey for the Heart Parade – Photo by Joel Prince


Saturday, October 26th – 6:00 PM: Honey for the Heart parade on Court Street

  • Honey for the Heart is a group that brings the community together in creating larger than life puppets for the annual parade on Court Street. Expect a fantastic spectacle evoking joy and fascination at this amazing event.




Saturday, October 26 – 7:00 – 9:00 PM: Honey for the Heart Ball at Central Venue

  • Come Celebrate Honey for the Heart! Dance the evening away to the music of The Wild Honeybees!



Athens Halloween Block party – photo courtesy of the Athens Clean & Safe Halloween Committee



Saturday, October 26th Halloween in Athens Block Party

  • Athens Halloween is FREE and open to the public! Everyone is welcome to come enjoy a clean and safe party on Court Street in Athens, Ohio. Halloween in Athens has a long and much celebrated tradition that dates back all the way to 1974 when students would quite literally take over Court Street. Court Street, being a road only 3 blocks long that houses over 20 bars and restaurants, has been ground zero for Athens nightlife for as long as anyone can remember. The Athens Halloween Block Party has seen crowds as large as 30,000 people in years past.


Trick-or-treat night on the East Side of Athens, 2018.

Monday, October 28th
– 6:00 – 7:30 PM: Athens Uptown Business Association Trick or Treat in Uptown Athens

Tuesday Octoer 29th – 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Hampton Inn Trick or Treat. Indoor themed rooms, crafts, and candy! Free family event.

Thursday, October 31 – 5:30 – 7:30 PM: City of Athens Trick or Treat

Thursday, October 31st – 6:45 – 9:00 PM: Halloween Parade and Game Night at the Athens Community Center – There will be a costume parade from 6:45pm-7:00pm with prizes for multiple costume categories. Carnival games, prizes and candy will be from 7:00pm-9:00pm with DJ Rockin’ Reggie awarding prizes and MC’ing the night.

Thursday, October 31st
– 5:30 – 6:30 PM: The Plains Trick or Treat

Thursday, October 31st
 – 5:30 – 7:00 PM: Nelsonville Trick or Treat

Thursday, October 31 – 5:30 – 6:30 PM: Chauncey Trick or Treat

Thursday, October 31 – 6:0o – 7:00 PM – Glouster Trick or Treat

Thursday, October 31 – 6:0o – 7:00 PM – Albany Trick or Treat

Thursday, October 31 – 6:0o – 7:00 PM – Stewart Trick or Treat

Thursday, October 31 – 6:0o – 7:30 PM – Coolville Trick or Treat

Thursday, October 31 – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Hocking College Student Center Trick or Treat




Please check this page often as other events will be added.