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Spooktacular Events Not to Miss | Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas | Hot Springs National Park Arkansas

Spooktacular Events Not to Miss | Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

The crisp Autumn air howls through the trees, little ghouls don their best spooky costumes, and head to Hot Springs for a spooky good time. Haunts are around every corner in Hot Springs during the Halloween season, and we have an incredible list of everything not to miss! Find something spooktacular for the whole family, or an extra special scare for those looking for something more thrilling. We've got the top spooktacular events not to miss this Halloween, so pack up your costumes and head to Hot Springs for an unforgettable October! 

Bridge St. LIVE! Ichabod Bash | October 28

A special Halloween-themed edition of Bridge Street LIVE will be held Friday, October 28! Join us on Halloween weekend from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. with live music, food, drink, vendors and all the usual fun Bridge Street LIVE has become known for! Don't miss a live performance by Memphis Soul Revue, Butch Patrick aka Eddie Munster and the Munster Koach, a magical Local Celebrity Guest DJ - Maxwell Blade, an extra fun costume contest, bursting bubbles by Big Poppa Bubble, and so much more! FREE to attend! Lawn chairs are welcome. No coolers. Pet on Leash. Strollers are permitted. Food/Drink/Music/Vendors!

Murder & Macabre Mystery Dinner Theater | October 28 & 29

The Murder and Macabre Mystery Dinner Theater will host Murder at Old MacDonalds Halloween Barnyard Bash! This comedy murder mystery will be held October 28 & 29 at The Porterhouse at 707 Central Avenue. Enjoy a buffet dinner catered by The Porterhouse and an interactive "who done it" night of mystery. A costume contest will be held and tickets are $50.00 per person. You must be 21 and over to attend and reservations are required. Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m. and the murder mystery begins at 7:00 p.m. Call Lynn at 501-627-5534 for tickets and more information.

Spooklawn | October 29

Things get spooky this Halloween at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort with the biggest adult Halloween party in town! Come dressed in your best costume and join us in the Oaklawn Event Center beginning at 8pm on Saturday, October 29th. Party food, treats, games and live music! Take advantage of drink specials on the casino floor or visit our cash bars. Guests must be 21 or older with valid identification to participate. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Sideshow presented by the Hot Springs Pride Alliance | October 29

The Hot Springs Pride Alliance presents “SIDESHOW”- a carnivalesque 21+ celebration that will feature live performances, a costume contest, dancing and fun Midway inspired fare. This limited ticket fundraising event benefits Tuggle and Shelby Clinic AIDS Resource Center. For more information and to purchase tickets visit

The Vapors Live Halloween

The Vapors Live has an incredible list of entertainment for the month of October! The Vapors Live will host Hot Springs’ Creepiest Haunted Attraction, HallowScream, October 20 - 22nd and 27 - 29th. Extra scary haunts, an oddities display, and a concert to follow.

That's not all, don't miss the Freaker's Ball at the Vapors Live on October 29! The Vapos Live will have live music with Little Rock’s own DeFrance rocking the main stage and The Party Crashers performing in the Prohibition Room. Master Magician and Illusionist Jonathan Erlandson will be performing in the Ghost Bar! Wear your best costume, there will also be a costume contest with some killer prizes (pun intended), a tarot card reader, fire dancers, a buffet of scary finger foods, and more. If Halloween is your jam, this event is for you!

Magic Screams | Weekends in October

Magic Springs Theme and Water Park will open for its fall season with the return of Magic Screams on Saturday, October 1 - Sunday, October 30. Families and park goers of all ages are invited to enjoy weekends full of family fun by day and fright by night on Saturdays from Noon-11 p.m. and Sundays from Noon - 9 p.m. Magic Screams at Magic Springs will feature a variety of fall events that will appeal to all tastes and ages. The park will continue to offer a full day of family friendly activities including a Trick or Treat Trail, Pumpkin Patch and the Fright Flix Movie Trail, where guests can win prizes for games like guessing the title of spooky movie scenes. Once the sun goes down things get a little scarier. Those brave enough to stay for the fright by night can not only experience thrilling rides after dark, but also the Wasteland Haunted House, The Last Laugh Scare Zone, roaming characters and more!

To purchase tickets and for details on all of the entertainment offered during Magic Screams click here.

Glow on the Row Trick r Treat & Harvest Festival | October 31

Bring all your little ghouls to light up Downtown Hot Springs on Halloween night! 18,000 free glow sticks will be handed out on Halloween Night from 5pm-8pm. Enjoy a family friendly environment for Trick or Treating in downtown Hot Springs' oldest business district. Glow on the Row will also host games, face painting, food, fortune telling, and a whole lot more!

Click here to find a full list of upcoming events happening in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.

Featured Listings

Magic Springs Theme and Water Park

501-624-0100 | 1701 Highway 70 East 71901

The Vapors Live

501-463-4463 | 315 Park Avenue  71901

Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort

800-625-5296 | 2705 Central Avenue 71901