When witches go riding above the Sunsphere, and black cats are seen on Market Square, the moon laughs and whispers, 'tis near Halloween in Downtown Knox!

Looking for spooktacular things to do in Downtown Knox during the Halloween season?  There are fun and spooky times ahead for kids and adults.  Below is your guide for everything downtown from trick or treating, ghost tours, and other haunted happenings.


Halloween Specials at Bluetique

October 24 - 31

Shop with Bluetique in-store from October 24-31 to receive a coupon that is valid through November! 

Shop new arrivals in store that double for the perfect Halloween Party costume!  Last minute accessories for all witches, cats, and more! Available for a limited time. 

31 Market Square (865) 200-8193 More Details
Agora Knoxville

Trick or Treat, October 28 - 31

7 Market Square (865) 333-5371 More Details
Babalu Tacos & Tapas

Drink Special & Trick or Treat, October 28 - 31

We will be offering trick-or-treat candy at the host stand as well as featuring a special drink called "The Bloody Ice Pick" made with blood orange house-infused vodka.

412 S Gay St (865) 329-1002 More Details

Trick or Treat, October 28 - 31

24 Market Square (865) 329-8868 More Details
Castleton Farms

Trick or Treat, Monday, Oct 31

304 W Jackson Ave (865) 367-9040 More Details
Casual Pint

Trick or Treat, October 28-31

421 Union Ave (865) 951-2160 More Details

Trick or Treat, October 28 - 31 for kids and our four-legged friends!

429 Union Ave (865) 219-5127 More Details
Knoxville Chocolate Co

Trick or Treating, October 28, 29, and 31

1060 World's Fair Park Dr (865) 522-2049 More Details
Maple Hall Bowling Lanes

Trick or Treating October 28-31

414 S Gay St (865) 249-8454 More Details
The Tomato Head

Trick or Treat, October 28 - 31

12 Market Square (865) 637-4067 More Details
Tori Mason Shoes

Trick or Treating - October 28 - 31

29 Market Square (865) 673-6711 More Details
Tree & Vine

Trick or Treat, October 28 - 31

439 Union Ave (865) 985-0524 More Details
Visit Knoxville Gift Shop

Trick or Treat, October 28 - 31

Visit Knoxville will be a stop along the downtown trick or treating trail! We will have a candy option and a non- food treat available (part of the teal pumpkin project - http://www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project/about#.WBJm0MnIJIY)

301 S Gay St (865) 523-7263 More Details
Fall Themed Family Craft Night at the Basement Community Art Studio

Friday, October 28, 6:30pm - 8:30 pm

Bring the family and enjoy the Fall Themed Family Craft Night $10 per person or $35 for 4 tickets. Pre-registration is required.

105 W Jackson Ave (865) 333-5262 More Details
Halloween Buti Glo at Barre Belle Yoga & Fitness

Friday, October 28, 7:00 - 9:30 pm

An after dark SPECIAL HALLOWEEN BUTI Yoga experience with blacklights, fluorescent body paints and glow sticks. The lights are low, bass is heavy and beats are sick! Wear your neons, whites and join in the rhythms of this truly unique HALLOWEEN BUTI yoga class. Costumes HIGHLY encouraged! Paints and glow sticks will be provided.  Space is limited so make sure to register now! $25 per person

129 S Gay St (865) 521-1879 More Details
6th Annual HearthScares Ball at James White's Fort

Friday, October 28, 7pm

Spooky surprises await you at the 6th Annual HearthScares Ball! The James White Fort will be transformed into a scary landmark for an evening of dancing. Come dressed in your most impressive costume! The event includes dancing, frightening finger foods, silent auction, costume contest and other Halloween hi-jinks! Must be 21 or over to attend.  Reservations Required. Click here for more information.

205 E Hill Ave (865) 525-6514 More Details
Wicked Wonderland at Painting With a Twist

Friday, October 28, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Click here for more info.

121 S Gay St (865) 229-6037 More Details
Young-Williams Animal Center’s Howl-o-ween Party at Jackson Terminal

Friday, October 28, 7 pm - 11 pm

Start your Halloween weekend with a howling good time. Join us for Young-Williams Animal Center’s second annual Howl-o-ween party and fundraiser.

Click here for more info.

213 W Jackson Ave (865) 521-1300 More Details
2nd Annual Haunted Station at the L&N STEM Academy

Friday, October 28, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Haunted House/Station, $5/ticket.  Click here for more info.

401 Henley St (865) 329-8440 More Details
Woody Pines at Boyd's Jig & Reel

Friday, October 28, 10 pm

Come out and listen to Woody Pines

101 S Central St (865) 247-7066 More Details
Costumes and Classic Cartoons at the Tennessee Theatre

Saturday, October 29 at 11:30 am

This open house pays homage to the memorable Saturday morning clubs of our history that offered children’s programming, movies, and cartoons. Children (ages 12 and under) are welcome to come dressed in their family-friendly Halloween costume. A short reel of Warner Bros. cartoons will be shown at intervals between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each screening will be introduced with organ music played by house organist Bill Snyder on the Mighty Wurlitzer. There will be face painting stations for children and old-fashioned candy treat bags provided by Mast General Store.

604 Gay St (865) 684-1200 More Details
Knoxville Zombie Walk and After Party at Scruffy City Hall

Saturday, October 29

It is that time of year again! Time for graves to empty and the bodies of the undead to rise and decend upon Market Square! Knoxville Zombie Walk event starts at 3:00pm in Market Square. Vendors will be set up in Scruffy City Hall.  At 5:00pm the Knoxville Zombie Walk will begin in Market Square.

At 6:30-7:00pm the zombies will shable back to Market Square and La Basura Del Diablo Dance Cabal 
will fire up tunes for the after party. This will be a FREE & ALL AGES show!

Afterwards, hudson k and her yearly extravaganza in Scruffy City Hall featuring Bel HeirREALM and BABY BABY

32 Market Square (865) 524-2224 More Details
Sapphire's 10th Annual Halloween - Pirates!

Saturday, October 29, 5pm - 2 am

Our annual theme party event is back! Kraken Rum has sponsored us this year with amazing results. Expect world class mixed cocktails using the Signature Black Rum. For the first time, we'll have a Best Dressed Pirate Costume Contest.

428 S Gay St (865) 951-2066 More Details
Freakers Ball Pub Crawl 2016 in the Old City

Saturday, October 29

It's the most wonderful time of year, ladies and gentlemen!  Fall, Halloween and the annual Freakers Ball Old City Pub Crawl!

Southbound Knoxville | NV Nightclub | Carleo's | Hannas Old City | Wagon Wheel 

117 S Central St (865) 522-6430 More Details
Annual Halloween Mash at the Preservation Pub

Saturday, October 29

The Annual Halloween Mash at the Preservatino Pub kicks off at 8pm with Goth Dance Night by William Wright featuring DJ Pregnant Skeleton and 9pm the Rise from an Early Grave of Matt Honkonen and Peak Physique. The The Coveralls will take the stage at 10pm. Come on in for a great evening.

28 Market Square (865) 524-2224 More Details
B3 Jazz and Blues featuring The Reflectors at Boyd's Jig & Reel

Saturday, October 29

B3 Jazz and Blues featuring The Reflectors at Boyd's Jig & Reel will be at 10pm, tickets are free.

101 S Central St (865) 247-7066 More Details
Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain

Trick or Treating - October 29 evening

Special dessert at the pharmacy

418 S Gay St (865) 692-1603 More Details
Rita's Italian Ice

Trick or Treating - Sunday, October 30

Rita's will participate in trick or treating and give out goodie bags of candy, stickers, tattoos, and a bounce back coupons to kids in costume. 

26 Market Square (865) 673-4888 More Details
Star 102.1 Trick or Treat Trail at the Mary Costa Plaze, Civic Coliseum

Sunday, October 30, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Join Star 102.1, Mountain Motorsports, City of Knoxville & WATE6 on Sunday, October 30 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum Pavilion from 1p-4p! Costume Contests for ages 0-4, 5-8 and 9-12 start at 1 and the trail opens at 2.

The first 400 kids get Free Trick or Treat Trail bags from East Tennessee Children’s Hospital! You'll also be able to enter the raffle for Dollywood tickets and other great prizes that benefits ETCH. Raffle tickets will be $1 each. 

500 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue More Details
Trunk or Treat at First Baptist Knoxville

Sunday, October 30, 4 pm - 6 pm

Bring your little ones in their favorite costumes.  For more info visit www.fbcknox.org

510 W Main More Details
Knoxville Horror Film Fest 8 @ Scruffy City Hall on Sunday, Oct 30

Sunday, October 30

Knoxville Horror Film Fest is back for the 8th year with our beastliest fest yet. This year we've got 10 horrific feature films, another batch of bloody good shorts, the 6th annual Grindhouse Grind-Out and lots more.  KHFF8 will take place at Regal Cinemas Downtown West 8 on Friday night and all day Saturday, and then the festivities will move over to Scruffy City Hall Sunday night for the final 2 films and the awards ceremony.  Click here for more info. 

32 Market Square (865) 524-2224 More Details
Market House Cafe

Trick or Treat - Monday, Oct 31 only

36 Market Square (865) 444-5949 More Details
Reddoor Photography Studio

Trick or Treating, Monday, October 31 (4pm - 9pm) & Photo Booth

Nothing is worse than spending your spare moments of this dreamy autumn weather mastering that Pinterest worthy costume and forgetting to take a decent picture in it! Stop by RedDoor Studio (right above Earthbound) for a sweet treat and an open house Photo Booth!

34 Market Square (865) 964-1382 More Details
Summitt Spice Latte and Smores at Awaken Coffee

Monday, October 31

Come on down and try our new Summitt Spice Latte on Monday the 31st for $1 off! This drink is filled with pumpkin goodness and toasted marshmallows.  

If toasted marshmallows make you smile then you are going to love roasting smores table side at Awaken Coffee! You get enough for four people! Just $10 on Monday the 31st!

125 W Jackson Ave (865) 951-0427 More Details
Make Your Own Pumpkin at Pretentious Glass

Monday, October 31

Pretentious Glass will be offering “Make Your Own” Pumpkin workshops Halloween Day.  Choose your colors, and get a behind the scenes look at glassblowing!  Available to adults and kids of all ages.  $60

131 S Central St (865) 851-7693 More Details
Saved by the 90's- Happy Halloween Costume pARTy at Paintint With a Twist

Monday, October 31, 8:00 - 10:00 pm

Click here for more information.

121 S Gay St (865) 229-6037 More Details
Halloween Night at Preservation Pub

Monday, October 31

Come on down at 10:00 and rock with the Appalachian Surf Team playing creepy tunes of retro pop culture/ Kilted Creature (think Creature from the Black Lagoon with bagpipes.   At 10 pm The Royal Hounds zombie rockabilly will take the stage.

28 Market Square (865) 524-2224 More Details
Halloween at Scruffy City Hall

Monday, October 31

JoJax will be performing at Scruffy City Hall starting at 10pm

32 Market Square (865) 524-2224 More Details
HearthScares Tour at James White's Fort

October 17, 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 7:00 pm

Come and join the spirits for a tour of Downtown Knoxville’s scariest landmarks. The two-hour tours will visit the sites of some of Knoxville’s best kept secrets. The tour will be about one and a half miles in length. All tours begin and end at James White’s Fort. Tours depart at 7:00 pm each evening. Each tour will end with a marshmallow roast around the fires at the Fort.

205 E Hill Ave (865) 525-6514 More Details
13 Eves of Hallow at Preservation Pub

October 17 - October 31

It's all about All Hallow's Season in Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, the dark umbrella under which city-dwellers and strange-travelers alike may clasp together for comfort as we walk trembling from fearful event to fantastic happening. For more information about all of the events at Preservation Pub during the Halloween season, click here.

28 Market Square (865) 524-2224 More Details
Mysterious Past of Blount Mansion: Legends, Customs, and Myths

Thursday, October 27, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm, and 9:00 pm

Come to the Blount Mansion for the spookiest tour of the year. We will be telling ghost stories, local legends and talking about death and mourning customs of the period. There will be three tours at 7, 8, and 9 o'clock. Tickets are $10 at the door. Refreshments and candy will be provided. Bring a flashlight it will be very dark.

200 W Hill Ave (865) 525-2375 More Details