Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, which is the perfect set up for you and your friends and family to head out and enjoy all of the city’s thrilling haunts and spooktacular events. We’ve got our favorite Halloween activities featured on the blog this week to help get you in the Halloween spirit, courtesy of Dani Beyer Real Estate.
Kansas City Events October 30 – November 1
Flashlight Fridays at the Liberty Corn Maze
Friday, October 30
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. (last admission)
(Maze is also open on Saturday, October 31st until 4 p.m., which will be the last day it’s open this season!)
Children ages 4-12: $8
Child 3 and under: Free
The Liberty Corn Maze is always exciting and challenging, but imagine trying to navigate through the labyrinth of trails at night using only your flashlight. Flashlight Fridays are a popular activity, and with the maze’s season coming to a close this Saturday, this Friday evening is your last chance to check it out. Each year the maze debuts a new theme, with this season’s design celebrating a part of our local Kansas City heritage, the American Royal. The design features four large mazes, each varying in length and difficulty. There are also shorter and simpler maze options for the little ones. After you find your way out, visit the entertainment area, playground or concessions where you can purchase drinks, snacks, flashlights and more.
17607 N.E. 52nd St.,
Liberty, MO 64068
KC West Bottoms Haunted Houses
Friday, October 30 – Sunday, November 1
7 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Ticket Prices Vary
If you’re prepared to be scared then there’s no place better for you this weekend than at Kansas City’s iconic haunted houses lineup in the historic West Bottoms. When it comes to ranking the scariest attractions, Travel Channel named Kansas City’s four epic haunted houses in the West Bottoms (Chambers of Poe, Macabre Cinema, Edge of Hell and The Beast) among the 10 scariest haunted attractions in the U.S., each featuring a different variety of horrors. Lines start forming early each night, and it’s recommended that you purchase your tickets online in advance. Enter if you dare.
- Chambers of Poe: paranormal activity, ties with Poe’s tales of madness, 4-story window leap and featured in the movie Horror Filmed
- Edge of Hell: sits at 666 feet above sea level, oldest running commercial haunted house in the U.S. est. 1975, focused on phobias, home to the record-breaking reticulated python, 4-story slide
- The Beast: located on 13th Street, first haunted attraction to utilize an open format and a live alligator and lots of front door entertainment including the Thriller Dancers, Headless Horseman, The Beast and more
- Macabre Cinema: staged as a 1930’s haunted movie theater with a collection of actual horror-movie sets and props and a 4 story bat pole that takes people from screen to scream.
The West Bottoms
Kansas City, Missouri
Great Pumpkin Fest at Worlds of Fun
Friday, October 30 – Sunday, November 1
Free Activities Included with Park Admission
Head to Worlds of Fun for its last weekend of the season! While you’re there the little ones can enjoy the Great Pumpkin Fest in Camp Snoopy during daytime hours before the park gets scary after dark for Halloween Haunt (which we recommended in a previous post, for older audiences). A new event this year, the Great Pumpkin Fest allows families to enjoy all kinds of kid-friendly activities including trick or treating with the Peanuts gang, a petting zoo, a costume contest, Monster Mash dancing and Halloween mask making. There will also be a magic show running throughout the day that’s sure to delight kids of all ages.
Worlds of Fun,
4545 Worlds of Fun Ave.,
Kansas City, MO 64161
Day of the Dead Festival
Sunday, November 1
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Don’t forget Dia de los Muertos the day after Halloween! Come to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art this Sunday to celebrate at the Day of the Dead Festival. All activities and performances are free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome. There will be a wide variety of fun art and culture activities including an altar installation, musical performances by Son de Madera, Trio Aztlan, Mariachi music of Los Musicos, and traditional Mexican dances with El Grupo Atotonilco. Hear stories inspired by Mexican culture during a special story time for preschoolers. There will also be demonstrations by local artists along with art activities such as decorating a tiny sugar skull to take home with you. You won’t go hungry with a la carte brunch or an afternoon snack in Rozzelle Court, or try Mexican-inspired fare in Bloch Lobby.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art,
4525 Oak St.,
Kansas City, MO, 64111
Game 5 of the World Series Watch Party
Sunday, November 9
5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Game Time at 7 p.m.
Port KC and Friends of the River invite you to watch Game 5 of the World Series (if necessary, of course) on the river this Sunday. The game starts at 7:00 p.m., but head out early to grab a spot and enjoy a picnic dinner. All ages welcome and families are encouraged to come out for this free event. Come early and tailgate, pack a picnic basket, or plan to visit one of the many food trucks that will be on-site. There will also be some snacks provided throughout the evening. Don’t forget to bring chairs and blankets.
Richard L Berkely Riverfront Park
1298 Riverfront Dr.,
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
We hope you enjoy a safe and fun Halloween weekend! Be sure to check back on the blog for weekly event updates as we head into the holiday season. For more events going on around the area, check here.
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