5 Free Halloween Events in Salt Lake City

Witch riding a bicycle Halloween display at Gardner's Village

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Halloween might be most famous for the tradition of free candy, but with the elaborate decorations, fancy costumes, and big parties, the costs can add up to a frighteningly high amount. However, there are plenty of fun and free Halloween events in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas that you can take advantage of to celebrate the holiday without breaking the bank.

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Witch Displays and Scavenger Hunt at Gardner Village

1100 West 7800 S, West Jordan, UT 84088, USA
+1 801-566-8903

Gardner Village, located in West Jordan, offers special events during its annual WitchFest, which runs from mid-September to Halloween. It's free to visit and look at the village's larger-than-life witches, and kids will love participating in the scavenger hunt and other fun Halloween-related events like witchy dance circles. You won't be able to not have a good time when these witches put you under their spell with their charming and over-the-top personalities. WitchFest will be happening every night from September 14 to October 31, 2019.

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Pumpkin Festival at the Gateway

400 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
+1 801-456-0000

Utah Foster Care invites the whole family to decorate jack-o'-lanterns and find out how to help Utah’s children in foster care. Salt Lake City firefighters and the Utah Educational Savings Plan representatives will also be joining Utah Foster Care. This event is held in mid-October at Gateway Shopping Center. This year's Pumpkin Festival starts October 18, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Olympic Oval Trick-or-Treat Street in Kearns

Utah Olympic Oval

Utah Olympic Oval 

5662 Cougar Ln, Salt Lake City, UT 84118, USA
+1 801-968-6825

On Friday October 18, 2019 the Utah Olympic Oval presents its annual Trick-or-Treat Street, a free Halloween event for the whole family. Activities include indoor trick-or-treating, bounce houses, a scavenger hunt, Halloween crafts, and a photo booth. There's also a climbing wall, pumpkin carving, and a figure-skating show. You'll have to bring your own skates, but kids 12 and younger can skate for free.

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Witchstock Festival in Ogden

343 E 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401, USA
+1 801-629-8000

Zombies, monsters, and witches await you at Witchstock in the nearby city of Ogden On October 26, 2019. This Halloween party at the Ogden Amphitheater features a zombie crawl parade, dance party, and live performances. Aside for the Witches Tea, which is part fashion show and part costume contest, all other events at Witchstock are free.

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Community Halloween Parties

Halloween Bash and Scare Rodeo


For a casual, kid-focused Halloween event, check out these free hometown celebrations in the Salt Lake City area.

  • Herriman Howl: This features a Mad Science show and prizes for the best-decorated Trunk or Treat trunks.
  • Draper Haunted Hollow: This party includes carnival games, candy, prizes, a pumpkin patch, and live entertainment.
  • South Salt Lake Halloween Spooktacular: This event is held at the Columbus Center and features games, food, bingo, a haunted house, and live entertainment.
  • Riverton Halloween Bash: Hear spooky stories read by the mayor, go on a Troll Stroll, and search for the Great Pumpkin. Tickets for Scare Rodeo can be purchased online or at the door; all other events are free.
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Get Spooked at These Free Halloween Events in Salt Lake City