Trick-or-Treat in Kansas City

Need an excuse to wear that Halloween costume one more time? Check out these fun events in KC from the fun to the scary.

Boo at the Zoo
One more excuse to wear your costume at the Kansas City Zoo! This year’s event will be October 26-27 from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The animals will also get a special treat with pumpkin smashes scheduled throughout the day – check daily schedule for times.
KCMB Tip: Friends of the Zoo members get in an hour early at 8:30 a.m. both days.

Worlds of Fun Halloween
Worlds of Fun has something for all ages, Sept. 14 through Oct. 27. For the littles, bring them to The Great Pumpkin Fest from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays for lots of treats and no tricks. Check out crafts, coloring, a costume contest and Peanuts-themed rides, of course, at Planet Snoopy! For older kids (ages 14+) check out the Halloween Haunt, full of scary surprises that are sure to frighten parents and teens alike. 

Night of the Living Farm at Deanna Rose
Head out to Deanna Rose after hours from 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26 for Night of the Living Farm. Lanterns and Jack o’Lanterns will light your path as you and your little trick-or-treater enjoy a hayride, marshmallow roast, flashlight scavenger hunt, mad science experiments, a fairy princess party, a fortune teller, and more fun for the whole family. You’ll have the choice of scary or non-scary activities.

Night at the BOO!seum – Museum at Prairiefire
Night at the BOO!seum is back for another trick or treat extravaganza providing a fun and safe Halloween experience at the Museum at Prairiefire! This year they are celebrating monsters, astronauts, and mission control – oh my! Visit the MAP between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 for an exploration of the Great Hall, Discovery Room, Permian Monsters, Liberty Bell 7, and Apollo Redux exhibitions, and more! This event is for children 12 and under and their families.
KCMB Tip: Wear your favorite monster or NASA-themed costume for a chance to get an EXTRA spin at the prize wheel.

Boos, Barks, and Badges 
A favorite tradition in downtown Lee’s Summit, the parade this year will be held Saturday, October 26 at 10 a.m. Families and their dogs are encouraged to dress up, and following the parade, trick or treaters are invited to visit downtown businesses.
KCMB Tip: Awards for best costumes are given out at City Hall prior to the parade. May the best canine win!

Trick or Treat OFF the Street at Mahaffie
Join Mahaffie Stagecoach and Farm for a fun Halloween event. In addition to loading up with candy, you’ll enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride and living history activities including with your admission. This event is October 26 from 3-6 p.m.
KCMB Tip: Purchase you tickets online for $3/person ages three and up. Cost is $4/person at the event.

Boo-Tastic Fun at Crown Center
Join Crown Center for Halloween fun on October 26-27. Get your picture taken with the Wicked Queen, from noon to 4 p.m. and enjoy performances by StoneLion Puppet Theater at noon and 2 p.m. in the atrium. Admission is free!
KCMB Tip: Come early for lunch with so many good family friendly options – Unforked and Spin are our favorites.

Other Trunk-or-Treats/Halloween Events

Truck or Treat at Independence Center – Saturday, Oct. 19, noon – 3 p.m. 

Platte County Community Center South – Friday, Oct. 25, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Mill Creek Activity Center – Friday, Oct. 25, 4-7 p.m.

Downtown Overland Park – Saturday, Oct. 26, 2-4 p.m.

Antioch Bible Baptist Church – Saturday, Oct. 26, 5-6 p.m.

Trunk or Treat with Police (Overland Park) – Saturday, Oct. 26, 3-5 p.m.

Unity Village – Sunday, Oct. 27 at 3-5 p.m.

Connection Point Church – Thursday, Oct. 31 at 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Brookside Trick or Treat Street – Thursday, Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m.

River Church Family – Thursday, Oct. 31 at 6:30 – 8 p.m.

This list will be updated as events are announced. To add yours to this list, email us!

Sarah is mama to 8-year-old, Henry, 5-year-old Clark and 4-year-old Lucy. After growing up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza before migrating to Johnson County. Sarah has her master’s in urban administration. In between the crazy, she likes to try new restaurants, go for walks around the neighborhood, dig in the sand at Franklin Park and experience all things KC.