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The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo’s Wild Zoo Halloween will include animal shows, pumpkin displays and a corn maze.

Halloween events

There are plenty of Halloween-related events happening in the Fort Wayne area. Here are some of them:

The Punkin’ Path – Take festive pictures among an array of gourds, squashes and bales of hay; Oct. 15 to 31; Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17 and free for ages 2 and younger; for hours, go to or call 427-6440

Wild Zoo Halloween – A monster mash dance party, live animal shows, pumpkin and gourd animal displays and a corn maze are just a few events featured at the zoo; 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 18 to 20, 24 to 27 and 31; Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $4 adults, $8 children; zoo members get $2 off per person; go to or call 427-6800

Fourth annual Halloween Pet Parade – Show off your pet’s best Halloween costume before they find a way to claw out of it; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct.19; Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St.; $20 entry free if registered by Oct. 12, $25 after or day of event; register at or call 432-5031

“Day of the Dead” exhibit – Learn more about “Dios de los Muertos” and the brightly decorated alters that commemorate the souls of loved ones in the Mexican tradition; Oct. 19 to Nov. 2; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 Main St.; $7 adults, $5 students, $5 seniors 65 and older and $20 families; for hours, go to or call 422-6467

Fort Wayne Fright Night – Downtown businesses and organizations team up again for the zombie walk, ghost hunts, haunted tours and plenty of costume parties that take place throughout the day; 10 a.m. to midnight Oct. 19 throughout downtown Fort Wayne; admission prices vary and free events are available; go to for events

Old Fort Lantern Tours – Listen to the ghost tales of Historic Fort Wayne while keeping an eye out for the Headless Horseman; 6 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 19; 1201 Spy Run Ave.; $2, children ages 12 and younger are free with an adult; or call 437-2836

Explore the Calaboose – Visit the old city jail to hear more about Fort Wayne’s nefarious past; 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19; The History Center, 302 E. Berry St.; $2 general admission; call 426-2882 or go to

Warfield’s Haunted Museum House of Mystery – The African/African-American Museum will be transformed into a haunted house inspired by African and African-American ghost stories and historical figures that now lie at Jordan Crossing in Lindenwood Cemetery; 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19; African/African-American Museum, 436 E. Douglas Ave.; $2; go to or call 420-0765

The Phantom of the Opera and Tunnel Tours – Listen to spooky tales as paranormal team, The Fort Wayne Shadow Chasers, guide groups through the theater. Dennis Page will be on the main stage accompanying the 1925 black-and-white film “Phantom of the Opera” on the theater’s Grand Page Organ; Oct. 19, tunnel tours begin at 6 p.m.; movie screening at 7 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $5 admission for tours; movie admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students; go to or call 424-5665

Indiana Paranormal Inquisitor’s Hunt for the Embassy Ghost – The hunt for the alleged ghost of Bud Berger is on, and local ghost-enthusiasts will have a rare opportunity to stay overnight at Embassy Theatre to find him; 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Oct. 19; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $60, includes ghost hunt and T-shirt; go to or call 424-5665

“Into the Darkness” – The Fort Wayne Dance Collective’s annual Halloween show; 7 p.m. Oct. 19; Arts United Center, 300 E. Main St.; $15 adults, $12 students 12 and younger (Artstix fees apply); 422-4226 or

The Phil Family Series: Halloween Spooktacular – Come out in costume to the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s special themed performance. Children will be able to play a few tunes at the Instrument Playground; 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 20; IPFW, Auer Performance Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $14 adults, $6 children ages 18 and younger; go to or call 481-0777

String Shift Presents: Symphony in Z – A zombie outbreak infects dark classical music for a supernatural performance; 8 to 10 p.m. Oct. 25; C2G Music Hall, 323 W. Baker St.; $20 advance, $25 at the door and $30 Gold Circle seating; go to or call 426-6434

Fourth annual Monster Mash – Grab your “Gatsby” suit or your flapper dress for the Philmore’s roaring 1920s-theme Halloween party; 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26; The Philmore on Broadway, 2441 Broadway; $15 adult general admission, $80 for a table of four; go to or call 745-1000