Lace up your running shoes, party on an OTR bar crawl, paint pumpkins with the kids, head to a Prohibition Halloween party, and dress up with your pup at these spooktacular weekend events happening in Greater Cincinnati.
Cincinnati’s biggest marathon returns for its 23rd year this Halloween. Runners from around the world will descend on Porkopolis for 5Ks, 10Ks, the P&G Health and Fitness Expo, and other events all weekend, culminating with the Flying Pig Marathon on Sunday. Find the full schedule of events (and weekend road closures) here.
Oct 29–31, times and locations vary
This spooky bar crawl starts at Below Zero Lounge and winds across OTR with stops at Brewdog, The Drinkery, Holiday Spirits, Liberty’s Bar & Bottle Shop, MOTR, Pins & 16-Bit, and Queen City Exchange. One ticket includes three free drinks, food specials, an invite to the afterparty at The Drinkery, and more. There’s also a $1,000 grand prize for this year’s costume contest.
Oct 30, 4 pm–midnight, multiple locations in Over-the-Rhine
Bring the whole family to this all-ages pumpkin painting extravaganza at Taft’s. The kids will receive their own small pumpkin to paint, and adults will get a large pumpkin and a free beer (plus a dollar off all other pints). Art supplies are provided, and Taft’s full menu will be available while you paint.
Oct 30, noon–3 pm, Taft’s Brewporium, 4831 Spring Grove Ave., #1, Spring Grove Village
Step back in time at a Prohibition-themed soiree at Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge this Halloween. Prizes will be awarded to those with the most glamorous period ensembles inspired by the film Harlem Nights, so dress your best and enjoy casino games, dancing, live music, and a DJ set at this intimate Over-the-Rhine spot.
Oct 31, 4–9 pm, Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge, 1432 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
Halloween Cocktails and Puppy Dog Tails at Coppin’s
Dress up with your pooch and head to Coppin’s for scary-good seasonal cocktails and PetCakes dog treats on the Hotel Covington patio. Bring your costume A-game because the “Best Dressed Dog” will win a $100 Coppin’s gift certificate, and the “Best Dressed Duo/Dog and Owner” will win a complimentary one-night stay at Hotel Covington.
Oct 31, 7–9 pm, Coppin’s Restaurant & Bar at Hotel Covington, 638 Madison Ave., Covington
Looking for more Halloween weekend events? Check out our bonus picks for more parties, festivals, haunted houses, and family-friendly Halloween fun.
Oct 30, 7–10 pm, Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport
Oct 29 & 30, 7 pm, 525 Brimstone Rd., Wilmington
Oct 28–31, hours vary, 5963 Harrison Ave., Green Township
Oct 28–31, hours vary, Country Pumpkins, 1835 Sherman Mt. Zion Rd., Dry Ridge
Oct 28–30, hours vary, 9669 OH–48, Loveland
Oct 29 & 30, 6 pm–midnight, Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Dr., Mason
Oct 30 & 31, noon–5 pm, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale
Oct 31, 2–4 pm, Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine
Oct 28–31, hours vary, EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Ct., West Chester
Oct 28–31, hours vary, 8762 Thomas Rd., Middletown
Oct 29 & 30, 8–11 pm, 7700 Seward Ave., Mt. Healthy
Oct 30, 3–11 pm, multiple locations at The Banks
Oct 30, 5–9 pm, Cub World, 6035 Price Rd., Loveland
Oct 28–31, 5:30–7 pm, Covington Plaza, 1 Madison Ave., Covington
Oct 30 & 31, Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Dr., Mason
Oct 28–31, hours vary, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport