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Halloween Events in Charlotte!

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Boo! Bet we just got your attention…If you couldn’t tell by our introduction, we’re busy planning for Halloween here in Charlotte. We can hardly contain our excitement that it’s almost time for one of our favorite Holidays. 

If you’re like us, you’ve already have you Halloween costume figured out for months now. So to help y’all with your plans we’ve pulled some of the best Halloween events that we think y’all need to know about.

From bar crawls to family-friendly frights, there’s bound to be something for everyone of all ages this Halloween season! 

19 YEARS!? Woah Rich & Bennett must be doing something right… 

For those of y’all who are not familiar with Rich & Bennett, they’re behind some of the largest bar crawls in all of Charlotte including their annual St. Paddy’s Crawl and Americrawl. Thousands of people show up for their crawls each year.

They are always a guaranteed good time, that’s for sure. Their Halloween Bar Crawl will take place on October 26th this year from 1PM until 10PM. 

They are planning on having over 20 different bars participating in this year’s crawl. Each bar will have different drink specials–we can already feel our hangover. 

There will also be swag, giveaways and of course a costume contest. So if you are vying to win that contest we suggest starting to plan that costume.

Tickets are currently on sale and will increase as the event gets closer so we suggest getting yours ASAP!

Event Details
🗓 OCT 26 | 1PM–10PM
📍Uptown Charlotte

📷 DIPLO

Charlotte’s LARGEST Halloween party is back!

The biggest event to takeover Charlotte has gotten even better this year because DIPLO is performing. Not only is this an epic music concert it’s also a costume party.

There will be $10,000 in cash and prizes offered throughout the night. That’s a LOT of money to win just in one night. There will be three separate categories; Sexiest, Group, and Best. So that’s three chances to win big!

This is also an all-ages show and will go on rain or shine!

Event Details
🗓OCT 26 | 6PM–11PM
📍300 N Brevard St

Each September and October, the Carolina’s favorite theme park is transformed into your worst nightmare…

When the night time falls, Carowinds goes from being an ordinary theme park to a scream park! All your favorite rides will be open PLUS haunted houses and terrifying shows. 

Our favorite attraction? The haunted mazes. Imagine having to navigate your way through the darkness with terrifying creatures popping out at every corner. We’re having chills just thinking about it.

If you’re a Halloween fanatic and haven’t been to a SCarowinds yet, you’re surely missing out.

Admission starts at $32 if you purchase your ticket online–which we HIGHLY suggest doing.

Event Details
🗓 SEP 13–OCT 26 | Select days FRI, SAT & SUN
📍Carowinds

📷 BooFest

The annual Belmont BooFest & Nightmare on Main Street is back! 

Don’t let the frightening name scare you away because this is a very family-friendly event. There will be kid-friendly rides that will be open past nightfall and loads of other activities. Some of the highlights include face painting, costume contests, and our, favorite, a pumpkin carving contest! 

There will also be loads of live music throughout the day. The event kicks off at 2PM and goes until 10PM. So grab the kids and your friends because this is an event for everyone!

Event Details
🗓 OCT  26 | 3PM – 8PM
📍Stowe Park

Calling all witches and wizards! 

The Muggles Market is a festival for fans of all fandoms not just Harry Potter. It’s a place where you can buy handmade items that you would not be able to find elsewhere.

This year there will be over 50 different vendors selling some of their most unique items. 

This is not only a shopping event but also an experience. There will be loads of different activities and oddities for you to partake in including short films, art shop, food truck rally, face painting, kids activities, and so much more!

The event kicks off at 10AM and ends at 4PM. Our advice? Get in early!

Event Details
🗓 NOV 2 | 10AM – 4PM
📍NOAH’S Event Venue

Looking for the perfect event to take the kids to celebrate Halloween? We know the perfect event!

On Saturday the 26th one of our favorite areas outside of Charlotte, Rea Farms, is throwing the perfect family fun filled Halloween bash. 

They will have everything from face painting to a DJ to arts+ crafts. Did we forget to mention that they will also be having trick or treating? Think of all the candy!

They will also be playing Hotel Transylvania on their big screen.

The entire day is completely free and open to the public. However, if you pre-register for the event you will be eligible to win prizes at the door!

The event kicks off at 3:30pm and goes until 7pm!

Event Details
🗓 OCT 26 | 3:30PM – 7PM
📍Rea Farms

Keep an eye out for these other SPOOKTACULAR Halloween events

More Spooky Halloween Events

For more events, search #BooNATION on the UNATION app or website. We’ll keep updating all the best Halloween Events as we find them so you don’t have to go searching for them yourself.

 Tag @StufftoDoinCharlotte in all you’re pictures and share your spooky costumes with us!

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Chessie Abplanalp

Chessie Abplanalp

Chessie is the City Manager for UNATION and author of the   Stuff to Do in Charlotte blog. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Charlotte area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinCharlotte on Instagram and Facebook.

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