7 Halloween Events in St. Louis You Shouldn't Miss

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October is the best month for haunted house tours, spook-worthy parties and spirited gatherings. Check out our list of the top Halloween events in town this month.

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The Darkness. Photo courtesy of ScareFest.com.

Haunted House Adventures
Sept. 19-Oct. 31, Multiple LocationsĀ 

St. Louis boasts three unique haunted tours, each with different stories and in different locations. Haunted house fans are familiar with The Darkness in Soulard area, CreepyWorld in Fenton and The Abyss at Lemp Brewery, which is in Benton Park. No matter which tour you go on, expect creepy surprises, ghoulish creatures and much more.

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes
Oct. 9-Jan. 4, 2017, Saint Louis Science Center

Visitors to this brand-new exhibit step back in time and join Sir Conan Doyle’s infamous character of Sherlock Holmes asĀ he solves mysteries with logic, forensics, mathematics and more. Pretend you are on Baker Street as you work to figure out crimes and admire different artifacts, publications, films and more.

The Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race
Oct. 12, Downtown
Attracting runners of all skill levels, ages and abilities, The Great GO! Halloween Race features a half marathon, 10k, 5k and one-mile fun run. There is also a costume contest for those donning their Halloween best, so make sure to plan your running garb ahead of time. Stick around after the event for post-race festivities.

Boo at the Zoo Nights
Oct. 17-30, Saint Louis Zoo
If you’re looking for family-friendly Halloween fun, head over to one of the Boo at the Zoo Nights where kids can dress in costume and experience animals and the spooky holiday spirit in a fun way. Witness creepy decorations, hear haunted tunes, check out the straw maze, listen to fireside stories and take the family on The Legend of Not-So-Sleepy Hollow hike.

Central West End Flying Monkey 5K
Oct. 25, Central West End
Head to the CWE for an unusual 5k event, themed “Flying Monkeys” and centered on the winged creatures from “Wizard of Oz.” The area is known for being a big hot spot for Halloween festivities, decorations and events, but this is one event that’s particularly unique. Sport your best wings-and-tail costumes, then get down to the race.

Monster Mash
Oct. 25, Lemp Brewery Studio 7
If you’re in the mood for both eeriness and art this Halloween, check out the show at Lemp Brewery’s Studio 7. Complete with cartoonists coming up with creepy crawlies, black cats, ghosts and more, guests will want to see the art and also grab some free beer, yummy treats and other spooky items.

Spirits in the Garden: Creepy Crawl
Oct. 31, Missouri Botanical Garden

While MOBOT plays host to “Spirits in the Garden” every Friday night in October, Halloween evening is particularly enticing with its “Creepy Crawl” event. Head over to the Garden for local botanical-based spirits, a costume contest, some Victorian history, appetizers and dancing.

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