2017 Halloween Events
Halloween brings treats both spooky & sweet
There's no clearer indicator that Halloween season is upon us than all the events popping up like headstones at a cemetery. Whether you're looking to wring every last scream out of your terrified self, or take the family out for a candy-collecting romp that’s not too spooky, we take a look at what local attractions are doing for this year's festivities.
Events in the West

Knott's Scary Farm

The beloved Halloween attraction returns to Knott's Berry Farm with three all-new mazes and six revamped ones, plus the usual array of no-holds-barred scare zones. On the fence? Read our exclusive guide and rankings of Knott's Scary Farm's 2017 mazes.

 

Knott’s Scary Farm takes place select nights from Sept. 21 to Oct. 31. AAA members save up to $41 per ticket when they purchase them at a AAA branch, or save up to $40 when they purchase online.

 

SCARE LEVEL: High; not recommended for those under 13

Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights is back with a fresh crop of bone-chilling mazes inspired by horror cinema. Read our exclusive guide and rankings of Halloween Horror Nights' 2017 mazes.

 

Halloween Horror Nights runs from Sept. 15 to Nov. 4. AAA members save up to $31 on select nights when they purchase online or at a branch.

 

SCARE LEVEL: High; not recommended for those under 13

Knott's Spooky Farm

Knott's Spooky Farm is a tamer Halloween event aimed at families with kids ages 3 to 11. Visitors can go trick-or-treating in costume, try their hand at themed arts and crafts, and visit Camp Snoopy as it transforms into Camp Spooky.

 

Knott’s Spooky Farm runs weekends starting Sept. 30 through Oct. 29, and on Halloween Day. AAA members save up to $32 per ticket when they purchase online or at a AAA branch, or save 30% off regular admission when they show their membership card at the gate.

 

SCARE LEVEL: Low; recommended for families

Legoland's Brick or Treat

Brick-or-Treat Party Nights at Legoland California Resort are back with more Halloween excitement and extended park hours. The entire park is open with Halloween entertainment, costume contests, more than a million pieces of candy to be passed out, and more. The Sea Life Aquarium will also feature decorations and candy.

 

Brick-or-Treat runs each Saturday through Oct. 28. AAA members can save on a 1-day Resort Hopper ticket that includes admission to Legoland, Sea Life Aquarium, and Brick-or-Treat when they purchase online or at a AAA branch.

 

SCARE LEVEL: Low; recommended for families

Six Flags Fright Fest

Six Flags Fright Fest combines two kinds of events: By day, families can enjoy Halloween-themed rides and activities without being chased by monsters. In the late afternoon, the park shifts into a much scarier gear, releasing its demons to prowl the grounds and opening its mazes, scare zones, and nighttime shows.

 

Fright Fest runs on select nights from Sept. 16 to Oct. 31 at Six Flags Magic Mountain. AAA members can save up to 30% when they purchase tickets online.

 

SCARE LEVEL: Starts kid-friendly, becomes scarier at night

Boo at the L.A. Zoo

The L.A. Zoo is celebrating Halloween all October long with Boo at the L.A. Zoo. Enjoy sweet-and-spooky fun every day; special entertainment on weekends, including puppet shows, pumpkin carving; special animal feedings; and, on Oct. 28 and 29 only, trick-or-treating throughout the zoo.

 

The event runs every day in October and is included free with regular zoo admission. AAA members can save 10% on admission when they purchase online or show their AAA membership card at the gate.

 

SCARE LEVEL: Low; recommended for families

Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld

Kids can come to SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular in costume to trick-or-treat for gobs of goodies, enjoy spooky dance parties, kid-friendly crafts, and more. Plus, watch the Count, Elmo, Abby, and others take the stage for a one-of-a-kind show: Sesame Street’s Who Said Boo?!

 

The Halloween Spooktacular runs Sept. 23 to Oct. 29 at SeaWorld San Diego. AAA members can save up to 15% when they purchase tickets online.

 

SCARE LEVEL: Low; recommended for families

Events in the Midwest

Six Flags Fright Fest

Six Flags Fright Fest combines two kinds of events: By day, families can enjoy Halloween-themed rides and activities without being chased by monsters. In the late afternoon, the park shifts into a much scarier gear, releasing its demons to prowl the grounds and opening its mazes, scare zones, and nighttime shows.

 

Fright Fest starts Sept. 23 at Six Flags Great America in Chicago, and Sept. 29 at Six Flags St. Louis. It runs through the beginning of November. AAA members can save up to 30% when they purchase tickets online.

 

SCARE LEVEL: Starts kid-friendly, becomes scarier at night

Halloween Haunt & The Great Pumpkin Fest at Worlds of Fun

In October, Worlds of Fun hosts both the Great Pumpkin Festival and the Halloween Haunt. By day, families can enjoy a pumpkin patch, hay bale maze, trick-or-treating, and more with the Peanuts gang. As night falls, the park transforms into the Halloween Haunt as the Overlord awakens and summons his terrifying minions to hunt the guests.

 

The events run weekends from Sept. 16 to Oct. 29. AAA members can save when they purchase tickets at a AAA Missouri branch.

 

SCARE LEVEL: Starts kid-friendly, becomes scarier at night

Events in the South

Six Flags Fright Fest

Six Flags Fright Fest combines two kinds of events: By day, families can enjoy Halloween-themed rides and activities without being chased by monsters. In the late afternoon, the park shifts into a much scarier gear, releasing its demons to prowl the grounds and opening its mazes, scare zones, and nighttime shows.

 

Fright Fest starts Sept. 23 at Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and Six Flags Over Georgia. It runs through the beginning of November. AAA members can save up to 30% when they purchase tickets online.

 

SCARE LEVEL: Starts kid-friendly, becomes scarier at night

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights puts you right into some of the most heart-pounding moments in horror history. The streets of the Universal Studios Florida theme park come alive with hordes of horrifying mutants, monsters and maniacs. Visitors can explore terrifying haunted houses, make their way through multiple scare zones, and experience many of the park’s most exciting rides and attractions. 

 

The event runs select nights Sept. 15 to Nov. 4. AAA members can save when they purchase tickets online.

 

SCARE LEVEL: High; not recommended for those under 13

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream

Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Howl-O-Scream event brings the spirit of Halloween to life, hosting throngs of creepy creatures hungry for victims. Visitors can brave haunted houses like Circo Sinistro, "Terror-tory" scare zones like Axe Alley, and even an all-new escape room experience.

 

The event runs select nights from Sept. 23 to Oct. 29. AAA members can save up to $32 per ticket when they purchase at a AAA Tidewater branch.

 

SCARE LEVEL: High; not recommended for those under 13

Events in the Northeast

Six Flags Fright Fest

By day, families can enjoy Halloween-themed rides and activities. In the late afternoon, Fright Fest shifts into scarier gear, releasing demons to prowl the grounds and opening its mazes, scare zones, and nighttime shows.

 

Fright Fest starts Sept. 16 at Six Flags Great Adventure (New Jersey), Sept. 23 at Six Flags New England (Massachusetts), Sept. 23 at Six Flags America (Washington, D.C.), and Sept. 30 at The Great Escape (New York). It runs through early November. AAA members can save up to 30% when they purchase tickets online.

 

SCARE LEVEL: Starts kid-friendly, becomes scarier at night