Irvington Halloween Festival Schedule of Events

The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival is a week of events including a 5 mile run, a scholarship pageant, masquerade ball, musicians, contests, Halloween-themed movies, storytelling, ghost tours, live theater, bike rides, roller derby, a haunted puppet show and dozens of other events. The Festival culminates on Saturday with a street fair which includes over 170 vendors, live-music and a costume parade.

2016 Schedule

Saturday, October 22

Pumpkin Carving Contest | 10am-2pm | Ellenberger Park Skating Rink| FREE

Carving artists of all ages gather in Ellenberger Park Skating Rink and create their best jack-o’- lanterns. All one-hundred participants receive free pumpkins ready for carving. Winning contestants in adult and K-12 categories receive prizes.


Masquerade Ball | 9pm | Irvington Ice House | 

Celebrate the beginning of the week-long festival at a masquerade ball. Costumed attendees (21 and over) enjoy a live band and beer, wine, and appetizers

Roller Derby Bout | 6pm | Ellenberger Park Skating Rink| $10 (Kids 6 and under free)

Circle City Derby Girls and Race City Rebels present:

In our annual Co-ed costumed roller derby bout.  Watch the skates of CCDG and RCR battle it out on mixed teams in costume.

Sunday, October 23

Our Lady of Lourdes Spooky Organ Concert and Food Drive with Indianapolis Children’s Choir | 6pm | Our Lady of Lourdes | FREE | Bring non-perishable food items to donate to the OLL Food Pantry.

This is an annual event featuring an organ performance by Our Lady of Lourdes organist Angel Robertsson-Soper and a special performance by the Indianapolis Children’s Choir!

Monday, October 24

Slightly Haunted Puppet Show | 6:30pm | The Irving Theater | FREE

Come see this (slightly) haunted children’s puppet show by Melchior Marionettes and Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio. The Show features beautiful hand-crafted and costumed marionettes performing in full view of the audience.  The cast includes dancing ghosts and skeletons, a juggling scarecrow, and Esmerelda the witch, while Dracula welcomes visitors from a second story ghost house.

Art & Silent Auction | 7pm | Bona Thompson Memorial Center |$10 in advance / $15 at the door


Tuesday, October 25

Black Acre Costume Party | 7pm | Black Acre | FREE

Join us at Black Acre Brewing for a costume party with prizes furnished by local Irvington businesses. 21+ only.

Kid’s Movie Night at the Library | 7pm | Irvington Branch Library | FREE

For children age 7 and up.

FREE – seating is limited to the first 50 people

Children who come at 6:30 p.m. will receive a snack and drink.

Wednesday, October 26

Movie Night at The Irving Theater –  | 8pm | $5

Black Acre Horror Trivia Night | 8pm-10 | Black Acre | $2 to play

Thursday, October 27

Vampire Blood Drive | 3-7pm | Irvington Branch Library Parking Lot | FREE

There will be a bloodmobile parked in the lot.  Let vampires suck your blood for a good cause.

Spooky Stories | 7pm | The Irving Theater | FREE

Come on out to the Irving Theater for a night of storytelling fun! Kids of all ages welcome.

Scary Thursday Jazz at the Coal Yard | 7pm-10pm | Coal Yard Coffee | Pay What You Want

Friday, October 28

Zombie Bike Ride | 7:15pm | Irvington Branch Library Parking Lot | FREE

This is an annual costumed bicycle ride through Irvington. The ride will begin at the Irvington Branch Library and end at DuFours for food fit for a zombie.

Riders are encouraged to wear costumes! See link above for the route.  Neighbors along the way, beware!  Come cheer on your favorite zombie riders!

Saturday, October 29

Pleasant Run Run & Kids’ Run >> click for more info

Street Festival >> click for more info