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Jack O'Lantern Festival in Louisville 2023

The region's most impressive Halloween celebration, featuring 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins

Dates: October 3–31, 2023

Jack O'Lantern Festival in Louisville
Jack O'Lantern Festival in Louisville
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Louisville Jack O' Lantern Spectacular is an annual Halloween-themed event, held in Iroquois Park, Louisville, KY, during October. The pinnacle of the celebration is its stunning nightly walk-through. The path is studded with over 5,000 hand-made pumpkins featuring the carvings of some popular movies, TV shows, books, video games, and bands. The display starts at dusk at about 6:30 pm and runs until 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and until 10 pm on the rest of the days.

Jack O'Lantern Festival is a ticketed event supporting the non-profit Parks Alliance of Louisville. Besides the Spectacular itself, you can also buy tickets to enjoy the Pre-Lit Bash opening party without waiting in lines. Another unit of the festive program is a Sensory Night, designed for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The sensory-friendly entertainment is typically available on select dates for an hour prior to the standard show and features no music or special effects.

Generally, Jack O'Lantern tickets go on sale starting from September. You can purchase them on the festival's official website noted in the External Resources below. There, you can also find all the latest announcements, FAQs, and other essential information. Lastly, the map provides you with the most convenient nearby accommodations to make your stay in Louisville a pure delight.

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