Halloween 2023: Trick-or-treat dates and times for parishes, plus other events

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Published: Oct. 23, 2023 at 12:58 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 30, 2023 at 10:36 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - It’s October which means “spooky season” is officially underway in south Louisiana. We’ve created a list of all of the dates, times, and places, to go trick-or-treating, in addition to Halloween events taking place in the area. If you would like to add an event to our list, email us at news@wafb.com.

Trick-or-Treat times (if issued by city/parish):

Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips:

1. Plan Your Route: Before heading out for trick-or-treating, plan your route in advance. Stick to well-lit areas and neighborhoods you’re familiar with. Let someone know where you’ll be and roughly how long you’ll be gone.

2. Stay Visible: Wear reflective or bright-colored costumes, or add reflective tape to your child’s outfit and their treat bag. Carry a flashlight or glow sticks to make sure you’re visible to drivers.

3. Inspect Candy: When you return home, inspect all the Halloween treats. Discard any unwrapped or suspicious-looking items. If your child has food allergies, be especially vigilant and check labels for allergens.

4. Stay on Sidewalks: Remind children to always walk on sidewalks and be cautious crossing roads. Avoid cutting across yards or streets in the dark.

5. Use the Buddy System: Whenever possible, travel in a group with a trusted adult. The buddy system provides safety and is more fun when trick-or-treating.

We’ve created a list of all of the dates, times, and places, to go trick-or-treating, in addition to Halloween events taking place in the area.

East Baton Rouge Parish

Monday, Oct. 30

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Tuesday, Oct. 31

  • Market Trick-or-Treating and Halloween Costume Contest: Join the Red Stick Farmers Market for a spooktacular Halloween experience as it hosts a market-wide trick-or-treating extravaganza. Children and families are encouraged to come dressed in their Halloween best for a chance to win fantastic prizes in the Halloween costume contest. To officially enter the costume contest, participants must register at the BREADA booth between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. The winners will be announced at 5:15 p.m.
  • EBRSO Trick-or-treat with deputies: The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office is inviting the community out for a family-friendly event on Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at BREC’s Ben Burge Park. The address is 9350 Antigua Drive in Baton Rouge.
  • Thriller on Hollywood Street: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 3445 Hollywood Street
  • Blocktoberfest Trunk-or-Treat and Block Party: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. near the Monticello Blvd. median
  • District 7 Trunk-or-Treat: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 4000 Gus Young Avenue. Join Mayor Pro Tempore LaMont Cole, the MLK Community Center, the Baton Rouge Police Department, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and Perfect Ten Productions for the District 7 Trunk or Treat event. The evening will filled with vendors, games, food, and fun. Come dressed in your best costume.
  • Louisiana Leadership Institute Drive-Thru Candy Giveaway: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 5763 Hooper Road

Ascension Parish

Tuesday, Oct. 31

  • Boo & the Badge 2023: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s WAG Center. The address is 1201 Maginnis Street in Donaldsonville, La.

Livingston Parish

Tuesday, Oct. 31

  • Bubba Harris Trunk or Treat at South Park: The annual Halloween event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at South Park on Vincent Road in Denham Springs. There will be hot dogs and drinks, as well as people handing out candy.

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Tangipahoa Parish

Tuesday, Oct. 31

  • Trunk of Treat & Night Out Against Crime: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office and Crime Stoppers are hosting their 5th annual Trunk or Treat and Night Out Against Crime event on Halloween night. The event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Hammond Westside Montessori, located at 2600 PFC Matthew E. Wildes Street in Hammond. There will be candy, a haunted house, games, safety information, and a DJ.

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