Fort Wayne Fright

Known for ghoulish delights both friendly and frightening, October in Fort Wayne is the spine-tingling place to be!
Join us for great events all month long – from haunted houses, to merry (not scary) zoo displays!

Wild Zoo Halloween

October 17 - 19, 23 - 26, noon - 5:00pm daily
The Wild Zoo Halloween offers adventure, family fun, and tasty treats that are just right for pint-sized guests.

Fright Night Downtown

October 18
Mark your calendars now!  Fort Wayne's most anticipated event of the Halloween season is bigger than ever.  Fright Night is an event for ALL AGES, some activities have a small admission price and others are free.
ARCH Haunted Sites Bus Tours
Murder, Mystery & Mayhem: Historic Tales of Fort Wayne's Nefarious Past
This is not your ordinary walking tour.  Come hear the truth about Fort Wayne's dark and bloody past filled with murder, hangings, and feuds. WARNING: This tour is not for the faint at heart and may not be suitable for all ages.
Saturday October 4th, @ 7:00pm.  Leaves from the Fort Wayne Visitor's Center.
Saturday October 18th @ 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Leaves from the Indiana Hotel Lobby during Downtown Fright Night! Tours start every hour on the hour.
Haunted History: The Darker Side of West Central
The West Central Historic District is full of creepy tales filled with ghosts, grave robbers, and death! WARNING: If you're scared of ghosts, be warned. This tour may not be suitable for all ages.
Saturday October 11th & 25th @ 7:00pm
Both tours leave from the parking lot of the USF Performing Arts Center (Scottish Rite)
Ticket prices are $10/Adult, $5/ages 6-7, Free/ages 5 and under.  Tickets will go on sale Friday, September 18th and can be purchased through the ARCH office at  260-426-5117 or online at
Haunted Sites Bus Tours: All Aboard the Coach of Chills
Three spooky bus tours usher you through historic sites of fright, with tales of terror that cloud our city's night.
Saturday October 18th @ 6:00pm, 8:00pm, & 10:00pm. Bus tours leave from the Indiana Hotel Lobby during Downtown Fright Night.
Tickets for the bus tours: $15 Adult/$10 Ages 5-17. Tickets can be purchased in advance at starting Friday, September 19th.

Halloween Haunt at the Community Center

October 18th 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bring  your little ghosts and goblins to the Community Center for an afternoon of frightful fun.  Enjoy Halloween cornhole, pumpkin bowling, face-painting, and a kid friendly Halloween movie.  Free admission includes face painting, crafts, a snack and more.  There is a nominal fee to participate in the games.
Lantern Tours at the Old Fort
October 18, 6:30pm-10:00pm
Explore the Fort by night, and hear tales of actual encounters with the Fort's ghosts, by re-enactors, visitors and "ghost watchers".  Maybe Old Fort's resident ghost, Lt. Ostrander, will join us in welcoming you!  Admission: $2.  Children under 12 free.
Halloween Pet Parade at Headwaters Park
October 18, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Paws and Remember invites pets of all shapes and sizes to show off their best Halloween costumes at Headwaters Park.  Proceeds benefit the Ft. Wayne Animal Care & Control.  Supporting the fight against animal cruelty and neglect.
Well-o-Ween Costume Ball
October 25, 7:30pm
McMillen Center presents a spooky chic experience for those 21 and older at the Freemason's Hall.