Kansas City Trick or Treating & Trunk or Treating Near Me: 2023 UPDATE
Trunk-or-treat events in Kansas City are a pretty big deal…
Of course, we have done all the work of finding trunk-or-treating around the metro, so you can spend your time enjoying Halloween with your family! Below is what we have so far for this year. If you know of any we should add or that we can update with this year’s details, send us an email with the full scoop.
Trunk or Treating and Trick or Treating in Kansas City
We know you and your little ghosts and goblins are ready for some trick-or-treating. So, check out our list of trunk-or-treat events around KC; there are events in every part of the metro, so you can find some near you! We’re KC’s Halloween resource…
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Trick or Treating & Trunk or Treat Events:
It’s time for candy and costumes! Find trunk or trick or treating events near you… While events may look a little different this year, there’s tons of fun to be had! You can also find other Halloween Events that are still happening this year.
Wednesday, October 18 | Time: 5 p.m.–7 p.m. 2601 NE Barry Road, Kansas City, MO (Parking Lot 3) Join us for an evening of fun, treats, and howls! We are hosting a Honk & Howl; cars will park, and guests will walk through to get treats from trunks. We are collecting canned food donations, but they are not required. Appropriate for all ages. An ice cream truck will be available for individuals to purchase. Cost: The event is FREE!
There will be trick or treating, games, face painting, cotton candy, and more.
Saturday, October 28th
3:00 to 6:00 pm
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm: 1200 E Kansas City Rd., Olathe, KS 66061
Come dressed in your Halloween costume and experience fall in the 1860’s!
Families will enjoy fall activities like hayrack rides, games, crafts, candy, and more! This event is open to all ages and admission is less than $5 per person ages 3 and up. Parking will be located at Olathe North High School, where a free shuttle will be provided!
Admission includes horse-drawn hayrack rides and activities. Dress in your Halloween costumes, make special crafts, get some candy, and experience life on the farm in 1860.
October 28th, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 pm Wilbur Young Park, 425 NE Mock Ave., Blue Springs, MO 64014 This free Halloween event will look a little different this year! You will drive around Pink Hill Park with your family to see spooky scenes and collect candy from different stations. Additional paid activities are open for registration
October 29th at 5:00pm This huge Trunk or Treat is free for the whole family.
October 27th from 5:30pm- 8:00pm Join the Trick or Treating Trail through Stagecoach Park and stop at candy stations on this half-mile trail. Admission is FREE for all.
October 28th from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm Come trick or treat with kids at Holy Trinity Church in Grandview! This Halloween event is FREE for the whole family. Food trucks will be on-site for you to purchase food.
7000 NE Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64156 Come for a safe fun trick-or-treating event. You will get to trick or treat door-to-door in the historic village! 🙂 October 28th from 10:00 am-3:00 pm Admission is free for all.
October 31st from 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm Kansas City Museum: 3218 Gladstone Blvd Kansas City, MO 64123 Scarritt Renaissance neighborhood presents its 26th annual trick-or-treating event for families! Don’t miss this free Halloween event for families… This is a community-driven event that will allow kids and their families to have a fun, safe, and enjoyable Halloween. There will be decorated homes, a haunted house, street performers, and tons of candy!
October 29th, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm 19901 East 78 Hwy Independence, MO This annual trunk or treat is a family-friendly event that is guaranteed to dish out some candy! Enjoy some spooky characters, fun trunks, and family-friendly fun.
Friday, October 27th from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm 4201 E. 63rd st Kansas City, MO This free trunk-or-treat event in Kansas City is great for the whole family! Stop by the parking lot of the Southeast Community Center and fill your bags with candy!
October 27th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm The YMCA is hosting a trunk or treat for the whole family. They are also accepting candy donations all through October.
October 15th from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm This Trunk-or-treat event will be a drive-thru event
October 24th from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm Line Creek Community Center Those in costume are free! The first 75 skaters get a goodie bag. Skates are $2 and admission is $8 for those not in costume.
October 27th, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.,
DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECASET the event has been moved INDOORS to The New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Pkwy New Century, KS 66031. The original location was the Pavilion at Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Rd., Shawnee, KS. This BOO-tastic family night features Halloween-themed activities, thrills, chills and treats! Come in your costume and trick-or-treat 5-7pm. Then, watch “Hotel Transylvania” on the BIG screen in the theatre bowl.
This is a free event, but they are requesting a canned goods donation.
October 28th, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., with a movie to follow. The event is free with food and drinks available for purchase.
October 28th, from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Join Good Shepherd at the North Oak Campus for this free event. Walk through the differently decorated trunks for candy and vote for your favorite trunk. There will also be opportunities to win prizes.
October 30th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visit the library parking lot for some Halloween fun. Candy will be available for children under 18 and their families. Costumes are encouraged but not required.
October 21st, 2023 4 p.m.–6 pm 4005 NW Barry Rd., Kansas City, MO 64154
Admission, hot cocoa, and candy are FREE*!
October 31, 4-6 pm
8130 Lackman Rd., Lenexa, KS
At this free event in Calvary’s parking lot, families will enjoy eating hotdogs, playing games, and receiving candy at trunk-or-treat.
Maple Woods Honk & Howl
October 18, 5-7 pm
2601 NE Barry Road, Kansas City, MO (Parking Lot 3)
Attend this free event for an evening of fun, treats, and howls! We are collecting canned and non-perishable food donations for their campus food pantry, but this is not required. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].
October 28, 2023, 4 p.m.–6 p.m.
1414 E. Truman Rd., KCMO 64106
Enjoy games, food, and candy! Come for a good time.
What is Trunk or Treat?
Decorate the trunks of your cars and head to the nearest trunk or treating event. Cars will park throughout the parking lots & other open areas, so kids can visit each “trunk” for some yummy candy treats. Trunk-or-treating is a great way for the community and/or local businesses to bring families together beyond neighborhood trick-or-treating. Decorate your car with themed or slightly spooky trunks filled with candy! Plus, you won’t have to spend all night or walk far distances to get it, which is great for the littles! If you bring your furry family too, be sure to think about pet safety on Halloween.
For events that have NOT updated details for 2023, EMAIL us at [email protected] with any updates we can make. The below entities have not provided 2023 details yet, but you can always reach out to them later in the month to see what they’re doing this year:
2800 NE 64th St. Gladstone, MO 64119 This free Halloween event is 100% safe! There will be candy, prizes, and lots of fun, all from the safety of your car.
Kids can dress up in their costumes for a fun, socially distant event. There will be candy, games, decorations and of course…candy! They ask that you park in the east parking lot to control crowds.
This drive-thru trunk or treat event is at Mill Creek Elementary in Independence, MO. Come show off your costumes and grab some candy! They ask no one gets out of the car.
7200 Silverheel St Shawnee, KS 66227 Walk the block and meet our residents all dressed up and spooky, ready to hand out some goodies. Follow the signs to our backyard to trick or treat through our trunks and garages. All ages are welcome!
KC Zoo: 6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, MO 64132 Head to the Kansas City Zoo for a super fun trick-or-treating event! Zoo-goers will get to enjoy trick-or-treating at the Zoo, Halloween-themed activities, and special Halloween treats. So, come dressed in your favorite costumes & hang out with the animals. FOTZ members get to arrive an hour early before the general public to exclusively trick or treat! Admission is free for Friends of the Zoo members, or the Halloween event is included with regular zoo admission. Trick or Treat at different stations throughout the zoo and enjoy different Halloween-themed activities. **This activity is included in The POGO Pass 16 kids activities for less than $50! Purchase a POGO Pass for ONLY $49.95 with code ifamilykc. This is a steal.
7600 Lees Summit Rd, Kansas City, MO 64139 Get dressed up and collect candy from cars decorated for Halloween. This event is hosted by Oakwood Baptist Church. Masks are required for this event.
Kids can enjoy kids’ activities, games, and free giveaways at your local Hy-Vee location. If you’re looking for a fun thing to do this Halloween weekend, this is a great option!
Stagecoach Park: 1205 E Kansas City Rd Olathe, KS 66061 Come trick or treat on the trail in your kids’ favorite costumes! This free Halloween event is open to all KC families. Candy stations will be spread out more this year, with the trail expanded to 1/2 a mile. Come out and enjoy this fun kids’ event for Halloween! Admission is free for all.
Antioch Park: 6501 Antioch Road Merriam, KS 66202 This trick-or-treating event allows for your family to safely celebrate Halloween by searching for treasure using a GPS (1 provided per family). After your search, you can enjoy hotdogs, s’mores & family fun!
This is NOT a free Halloween event. Presale tickets are $5 per car or $10 at the event. Each family will get a bag of candy to celebrate, so decorate your car and come out for some fun!
Total Martial Arts Center: 539 East Santa Fe, Suite 4 Olathe, KS 66061 This is the second annual trick-or-treating event. There will be live music, candy, decorated cars, and costumes! Masks must be worn, but the event is in person. Decorate your vehicle and celebrate the spooky season with your family!
13470 S. Arapaho Dr. #170, Olathe, KS Come trunk or treat in the Re/Max Beyond parking lots. Everyone is welcome to dress up and attend, must register online.
Toys”R”Us: 13920 E 40 Highway Independence, MO 64055 This car event will showcase cars decorated for Halloween. Candy will be passed out and you’re free to check out the cars, trucks, and bikes that are decked out!
Downtown Belton Main Street Decorate your car and come celebrate Halloween with your family! There will be trick or treating, a photo booth, live entertainment & more. You can win a $50 voucher if you’re the best-decorated trunk! ** You must sign up for the event using the Google Doc as there is limited space available.
Hillside Community Lutheran Church Get dressed up and decorate your car for this free Halloween trick-or-treating event. You can collect candy from every car for a true Halloween experience!
TCC Church This drive-thru event in Tonganoxie is hosted by TCC Church. There will be masks required and social distancing, but kids can still come dressed in their costumes and celebrate Halloween! You will drive thru the event to see all the decorated trunks.
15101 College Blvd, Lenexa, KS 66219 This Fall festival event is sponsored by local KC businesses, with tons of fun and candy. There will be a costume contest, pumpkin decorating, food trucks, caramel apples, hot cider, fun inflatables, and more. All you have to do is sign up today to be a part of the trunk-or-treating fun!
18th & Vine This is a free Halloween event in Kansas City. There will be vendors, live music, entertainment, trunk or treating, games, dancing, and kids activities! Everyone in the family will have fun things to do. There will also be kid-friendly vendors, decorating contests & more.
Now through Halloween online.
Enter the costume contest online NOW through October 23rd. The winners will be announced on Halloween! Even though the parade looks a little different this year, you can still celebrate together…
1901 NW Blue Parkway Unity Village, MO 64065 This will be the 4th annual Halloween event at Unity Village. There will be Fall treats, games, hayrides, photos & tons of candy! Fire trucks and police officers will also be in attendance for the kids to check out. There will be tons of decorated cars for your kids to collect candy at, so don’t miss this fun Halloween event for families! Perfect if you live near Lee’s Summit, MO. Admission is free, but they do ask for donations for Giving The Basics. (soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, etc).
350 SW 150 Highway Lee’s Summit, MO 64082 Bring the family out for this free trunk-or-treat event! Enjoy carnival games. Snacks, a spooky maze, outdoor games, crafts, and more. Plus, enjoy 2 hours of “trick or treating”.
18801 E 39th S. Independence, MO 64057 This free TRUCK or treat is perfect for the whole family! Dress up in your best costume and go “trick or treating” at a 65-ton rotator, dump truck! There will be live entertainment, a photo booth, prizes goodies, and more.
1 Courthouse Square Liberty, MO 64068
4725 NE Lakewood Way Lee’s Summit, MO This free family-friendly trick-or-treating event will have all your Fall favorite activities! Enjoy food, face painting, pumpkin decorating, games, and of course candy!
7000 Troost Avenue Kansas City, MO 64131 This free trunk or treat is perfect for the whole family! You can enjoy a bounce house, face painting, treats, and more!
6640 State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas 66102 Everything at this Halloween event is free. Come visit 6640 State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas 66102 to check out the decorated trunks & get some candy! Come dressed in your best costume & be ready to have some Halloween fun!
Rockhurst University Community Center: 5401 Troost Ave. Kansas City, MO 64110 Come enjoy trick or treating at Rockhurst Community Center for a fun Halloween event! There will be kids’ activities, yummy treats & a kid-friendly haunted house. All are free for children 12 & under.
Summit Fair Shopping Center: 840 NW Blue Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64086 Come walk around this free Halloween event in Lee’s Summit! Many stores will be participating in trick or treating, as well as fun activities like balloon art, magic, juggling, giveaways, special activities & candy. The event is rain or shine, so start planning your costumes!
5855 Renner Rd. Shawnee, KS 66217 This is a free Halloween event for families, so come grab some candy while you’re dressed up in your favorite costume. Kids can also enjoy a campfire to make s’mores & a giant inflatable obstacle course!
Kemper Museum: 4420 Warwick Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64111 Collect art-themed items while you trick or treat around Kemper Museum! You can check out the exhibits and make a fun mask for a Halloween craft. You don’t want to miss this free Halloween event! It’s sure to be unique. It’s also a great option if you are looking for non-candy Halloween events.
Myron E Scafe Building: 8500 Antioch Rd Overland Park, KS 66212 The OPPD and JCNAACP are partnering to host this FREE trunk or treat near Kansas City! There will be music, dancing, festive Fall and Halloween sites, and of course… candy! Stop by the lower parking lot to join all the fun. Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume and experience living history from 1860! Plus, enjoy demonstrations by blacksmiths & cooks, kids’ activities, games, and of course candy stations. Admission is $4 at the gate or $3 with advance registration for people 3+.
We hope this guide to trunk-or-treat & trick-or-treating in Kansas City helps you celebrate Halloween a little easier this year. There are tons of Fall activities throughout October, so check out our October Events Guide for things to do this Fall in Kansas City!
Also, find fun ideas to decorate your trunk for trunk-or-treat. …gotta be in the Halloween spirit!
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