Halloween 2018 in Charlotte has arrived: Whether you are looking for activities for kids or a bloody good time for yourself, our city has events for people of all ages to appreciate.
For the Boys and Ghouls: These not-so-scary activities are perfect opportunities for the kids to enjoy themselves.
Trick Or Treat Main Street
10/31/18 – Main Street in Fort Mill, South Carolina is an ideal celebration location for parents and kids alike. Trick or Treat Main Street is great for those on a school schedule as it gives you time to have fun and be asleep at a reasonable time. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. families can release their little ones to go trick-or-treating while they grab a drink and listen to the live music. At 6 p.m. the costume contest starts and awards are given based on Scariest, Best Couples, Best Baby, and more!
The Great Pumpkin Fest at Carowinds
9/15/18 – 10/28/18 – The Great Pumpkin Fest at Carowinds has family-friendly attractions including mazes, costume parades, and a foam zone. Everybody’s favorite beagle Snoopy and his friends can also be spotted participating in the autumn activities. Every day the festival operates from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., allowing families to go trick-or-treating afterward.
Spooky Good Times: These venues are hosting Halloween events that are excellent for those not looking for anything wild.
Loso Costume Crawl
10/27/18 – Lower Southend (Loso) is hosting a costume crawl, live music, and delicious food and drink from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. The crawl will kick off by participants visiting escape tactic and beating one of their six games. From there, GoodRoad Ciderworks is next on the itinerary and then other breweries and venues in the area. Gifts will be awarded at each individual venue and the grand prizes will be awarded to the two best individual costumes, two best group costumes, and four participants who visited every stop on the crawl. redclayciderworks.com
Halloween in LoSo
10/27/18 – From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery will have fun costumes, live music, great drinks and festive food options. Enjoy a one-liter stein of OMB’s seasonal drinks Mecktoberfest or Bauern Bock. On the other hand, their year-round favorites will also be available. Regardless of your drink of choice, you can relax under the grand trees in the southeast’s largest biergarten while listening to their live music.
Get Baked: Halloween Edition
10/27/18 – From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Lenny Boy Brewery will be the sweetest place in Charlotte. Local bakeries and dessert shops will have treats available to taste and purchase. Lenny Boy will be the best location for a calm venue that will still allow you to revel in the fall weather and savor one of their kombuchas. This free event is family-friendly so those under 21 can still get their sweet teeth satisfied. Although there is no price to attend, you are still asked to register your tickets online.
Monster Mashes: These events are for those who are seeking to take their costumes to the city for a high-energy night.
Nuvole Rooftop TwentyTwo’s Masquerade & Martinis Halloween Party
10/27/18 – Nuvole Rooftop TwentyTwo is hosting a Masquerade & Martinis Halloween event this Saturday from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Come dressed in your best masquerade attire for a night of dancing and cocktails overlooking Uptown Charlotte! Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. A limited number of tickets are available here.
Monster Bash at Abari Game Bar
10/27/18 – Abari Game Bar is Charlotte’s first arcade bar and it will be hosting a Monster Bash from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. and is for those 21 and older. It is free to attend, but you do need to purchase an annual pass for $1. There will be a live DJ from 9 p.m. until close, spooky games to play for free, and awards for people who are dressed up in costume.
Carnivàle Halloween Party
10/27/18 – This Saturday, Queen Park Social will be hosting their second annual Carnivale Halloween Party. It will feature live DJ music and a costume contest that will award $500 to the best dressed attendee and $200 to the second place. This celebration will kick off at 9 p.m. and will continue rockin’ into the night until 2 a.m. There is no cost to enter, but tickets need to be registered online.
Regardless of your age or preference for activities, there are plenty of events happening this Halloween 2018 in Charlotte that are bound to be frightfully fun.