Halloween Spooktacular

That Was Scary Fun!

Thank you for coming to our annual Halloween Spooktacular! Please fill out the survey above if you attended the Thursday or Friday event.

Halloween Spooktacular offers a wide range of activities suitable for all ages, including Trunk-or-Treat, crafts, hay maze, games and live performances. Spooktacular has become a Halloween tradition in the Dublin community, drawing more than 7,500 residents and 50 community organizations

The fun happens at the south end of Coffman Park (near East and West Shelter Houses and Tennis Courts). All activities will be outdoors, in the park. There are no activities in the Dublin Community Recreation Center.

2023 Times, Dates and Location

Thursday, Oct. 19 | 4-8 p.m.

Coffman Park
5200 Emerald Park Way
Dublin, Ohio 43017

Friday, Oct. 20 | 1-5 p.m.

Coffman Park
5200 Emerald Park Way
Dublin, Ohio 43017

Sensory Friendly Time
On Friday from 1 until 1:30 p.m., there will be minimal lights, sounds and a smaller crowd for guest with special sensory needs

Trunk-or-Treat Trail Tickets

While 99% of Spooktacular is free and open to the public, tickets are required if participating in the Trunk or Treat Trail. This is a FREE ticket used to reserve a time slot to enter the trail. The trail, located in the Coffman South Field, features over 20 local businesses and community organizations handing out candy and treats.The Trunk-or-Treat Trail is limited to Dublin residents and Dublin School District residents only. Complimentary timed tickets may be reserved via the City of Dublin’s website starting Monday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. Only children collecting treats along the trail need a reserved ticket (limit 5 tickets per household). Accompanying adults and infants do not need tickets to enter the Trail.

Using the online ticket system, guests can select a 15-minute time slot, ranging from 4 p.m.-7:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 and 1 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20. Tickets must be reserved online before arriving onsite at the event. To reduce wait times, guests should only enter the Trunk or Treat Trail line during their 15 minute time slot.


Parking is available at the Dublin Community Recreation Center, Coffman Park parking lots and Coffman South Field (grass parking).


Enjoy some grub from multiple food vendors on site selling dinner items (ex., pizza, chicken sandwiches/nuggets) and snacks.

Guests may utilize the quench buggy to refill their water bottles or drink directly from the water fountain on the Quench Cart.

Get Involved

The City of Dublin is looking for volunteers to help make this an extra spooky event! Those who are interested should sign up online today.

Be a Trunk-or-Treat Trail Participant

Local organizations and businesses are invited to be part of the trail by providing candy or other fun gifts for children at this year’s event!

Read the list of participant guidelines and fill out an application for your business or organization.

Live dance performanceGames and crafts
Professional pumpkin carversSensory Friendly Tent
Petting zooFood trucks
Interactive charactersHay Maze
Nature education areaTrunk-or-Treat Trail
Haunted Playground 

* Complimentary timed tickets for this activity are available for Dublin Residents and School District Residents only.

2023 Sponsors

For information regarding sponsorship, please contact Jim Loch at 614-410-4520 or rloch@dublin.oh.us.

Public Records Request Overview

In order to support faster response and better tracking of requests, the City of Dublin uses JustFOIA to collect, respond to and manage public information requests.

Why JustFOIA?

JustFOIA is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online application that helps streamline the open records request process for the community and improve efficiencies in getting requested information quickly and accurately.

The application lets community members submit requests for all city records, including police reports. Commonly requested information includes accident reports, copies of resolutions and body-camera video.

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We are members of an organization that succeeds because of teamwork, dedication, diversity and the innovative spirit of all of   our members. Together, we build a culture of trust, service, mutual respect, inclusion and open communication. We hold ourselves mutually accountable to promote and sustain continuous learning and to develop the learning potential that exists in every member of our team.

City Code

The complete Dublin City Code is available online at American Legal City Ordinance website. Information staff at the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library are available to help navigate this website.

Revised Charter of Dublin, Ohio

This Revised Charter, as adopted on March 19, 1996, became effective on July 4, 1996.

Zoning Code

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