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Best Halloween Events in Pittsburgh

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Best Halloween Events in Pittsburgh

Published Oct 19, 2016
Updated Nov 1, 2016

Are you looking for the best Halloween events in the Steel City this year? With so many fun options for trick or treaters of all ages, we decided to help narrow it down and put together five events that are sure to scare your socks off… In a good way!

Haunted Pittsburgh Downtown Ghost Tour – Thru Nov. 5
This spellbinding walking tour takes you into the ‘Burgh’s grisly past in the heart of downtown, while the ever-popular Incline Ghost Tour ventures to the top of Mount Washington and guarantees you’ll never view this scenic neighborhood quite the same way again! The tours delve into Pittsburgh’s rich history and unearth forgotten tales about some of the city’s most prominent residents. Haunted Pittsburgh tours run about 90 minutes and are held Friday and Saturday nights. For more information, call 412-385-2015. Where to Shop: Station Square. Where to Dine: The Grandview Saloon & Coal Hill Steakhouse. Where to Stay: Omni William Penn Hotel.

Owl-o-Ween – Oct. 22 & 29
Visit the Pittsburgh National Aviary for a fun annual fall harvest festival and some spooky trick-or-treat fun! Attendees are encouraged (but not required) to wear a costume to the event, which also offers candy, crafts and a creepy crawly bug race. The event will also feature close encounters, as well as photo opportunities, with raptors, owls and a variety of other night creatures. For more information, call 412-323-7235. Where to Dine: Penn Brewery. Where to Play: Rivers Casino. Where to Stay: Residence Inn by Marriott Pittsburgh North Shore.

Halloween Bash Sleepover, Oct 28
Designed for children and adults ages 6 years and older, the special Halloween Bash Sleepover at the Carnegie Science Center is brimming with witches, goblins and ghosts! Wear your favorite costume and discover the science behind Halloween by experimenting with candy, making a flying ghost and concocting ghoulish potions. Includes a Planetarium or laser show, an Omnimax movie, a late-night snack and continental breakfast. For more information, call 412-237-3400. Where to Dine: SoHo. Where to Stay: Springhill Suites Pittsburgh North Shore.

Haunted History Walking Tour, Oct. 29
Join staff members of Point State Park and the Fort Pitt Museum for a haunted history walking tour of Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh. The tour includes the rich history of the Point and specially-themed stories of mystery and mayhem associated with the site. Participants have to walk less than one mile. The program is free, but registration is required. For more information, call 412-454-6000. Where to Dine: Las Velas Mexican Restaurant. Where to Shop: Heinz Healey’s Gentleman’s Apparel. Where to Stay: The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh.

ZooBoo, Oct. 22-23 & 29-30
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium will host ZooBoo, a fun opportunity for trick or treaters to collect candy as they venture through the Zoo. Animals will also get special Halloween treats, and there will be special fall-themed activities to enjoy at every turn. Visit the no-so-haunted house and conjure up a fun disguise for the costume contest, or join the Zoo Crew for a special Halloween parade around the islands at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Where to Dine: Osteria 2350. Where to Stay: Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown.

While you’re out and about taking in the chills and thrills of Pittsburgh’s best Halloween events, be sure to browse The Citiview Pittsburgh to find the very best places to grab a bite or sneak in some shopping in Pittsburgh’s most popular neighborhoods!

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