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 18-20, 24-27, 31  1:00 - 6:00pm daily
The Wild Zoo Halloween offers adventure, family fun, and tasty treats that are just right for pint-sized guests.  Learn More.

Fright Night Downtown

October 19
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.  Learn More. 
ARCH Haunted Sites Bus Tours

3 spooky bus tours whisk you away to historic sites full of frightening delight.  Join us as we embark on tales of terror that cloud our city's past.  ARCH Haunted Sites Bus Tours will take place during Downtown Fright on Saturday, October 19th.  Tours will leave from the Indiana Hotel lobby at 6,8, & 10pm.  Tickets are $15/Adults, $10/ages 5-17years.  Tickets will go on sale Friday, September 20th.  You can purchase tickets online at, or by calling the ARCH office at 260-426-5117.
Murder, Mystery & Mayhem
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.
Saturday October 5th, @ 7:00pm.  Leaves from the Fort Wayne Visitor's Center
Saturday October 19, Downtown Fright Night, tours start every hour on the hour from 6:00-10:00pm.  Tour leaves from the Indiana Hotel Lobby.
Haunted History
The West Central Historic District is full of creepy tales filled with ghosts, grave robbers, and death!
Saturday October 12 @ 7:00pm
Saturday October 26 @ 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 20th and can be purchased through the ARCH office at  260-426-5117 or online at

Halloween Haunt at the Community Center

October 19 2:00-5:00pm
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 19, 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.  Learn More.
Halloween Pet Parade at Headwaters Park
October 20, 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.
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County at The Embassy Theatre
October 24, 7:30pm
The southern gothic supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, written by Stephen King, with music by John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett.  This extraordinary collaboration, a haunting tale of fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge, will be performed by an ensemble cast of 15 actors and a four-piece live band. Learn More