Halloweening in the Holy City

Halloweening in the Holy City

Your guide for Halloween events around Charleston

Your guide to Halloween events around Charleston


What: Night of the Crawling Dead Bar Crawls

Where: Crawls begin at Dudley's on Ann; locations vary

When: Friday, October 30, 5pm-close & Saturday, October 31, 2pm-close

Deets: Presented by BarCrawls.com, Charleston’s Night of the Crawling Dead bar crawl offers over-free admission to the city’s most wicked bars, saloons, taverns and pubs for Halloween weekend. Drink special times and prices vary per venue. Ages 21 and up. 

Price: Friday $10; Saturday $15


Where: Brick House Kitchen 

When: Saturday, October 31, 6-11pm

Deets: The first annual 98 Rocktoberfest features performances by First World Problem, Wicked Love, and Madam Adam! A costume contest includes the first place prize of an autographed Jagermeister guitar. Warm your bones with exquisite elixirs like hair-raising hot cider and petrifiying plantation punch. Plus, there will be $3 PBR's, $3 Jager, and $2 Jello shots all night. The Brickhouse food station will be open from 6-10pm. Gates open at 6:00pm and music starts at 7:00pm. Brought to you by: The Brickhouse Kitchen, Jagermeister, David Aylor Law Offices, and Charelston's Best Rock: 98 Rock!

Price: Admission is only $9.98 for those who are 21 and up ($15 for those who are 18 and up)

What: Haunted Halloween at the Garten

Where: Bay Street Biergarten

When: Saturday, October 31, 10pm-1am 

Deets: Celebrate a Haunted Halloween at the garten with $5 drinks and $4 shots from Crown Royal Regal Apple and Captain Morgan Cannon Blast. There will be a costume contest (winner recieves a $50 bier card) and the finale of our Miss Hot-Tober contest with beats from DJ Wade.

Price: Free admission

What: O-Ku Halloween Party

Where: O-Ku

When: Saturday, October 31, 5pm.  

Deets: Stop by O-Ku for a DJ, costume contest, cash prizes and giveaways all night long.

Price: Free admission

What: The Sideshow Halloween Party at The Cocktail Club

Where: The Cocktail Club

When: Saturday, October 31, 5 pm. 

Deets: Drink specials and prizes for best costume 

Price: Free admission 

What: American Horror Story Whiskey Ward

Where: Mercantile and Mash

When: Saturday, October 31, 9pm. 

Deets: Drink specials and prizes for best costume 

Price: Free admission 

What: The Haunted Warehouse

Where: Warehouse

When: Friday, October 30 & Saturday, October 31

Deets: Warehouse hosts its third annual Halloween bash with two nights featuring DJ Rahab, a COAST Brewing Company Tap Takeover, cocktails from High Wire Distilling Co. and Cannonborough Beverage Co., and spooky eats from chef Emily Hahn

Price: Free admission. Everyone who attends gets 10% off their check at Parlor Deluxe.

What: Chive on Charleston presents Day of the Dead at Mex 1

Where: Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

When: Saturday, October 31, 8pm-2am

Deets: This Day of the Dead party at Mex 1 Coastal Cantina benefits the Warrior Surf Foundation. Enter the costume contest for a chance to win amazing prizes including; beer for a year (YES, BEER FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR), a brand new beach cruiser, coolers, shirts, gift cards, and more. Tidal Jive will be rocking the party all night long with the Modelo girls serving up samples from 9-11pm. There will be a photo booth plus photographers roaming the party to capture everything. Day of the Dead face painters on site will transform you into a creature of the night for a $5 donation. Ages 21 and up.

Drink Specials:

$2 Modelo Cans
$3 Pacifico Drafts
$5 Tequilla Shots

 Price: In lieu of tickets, everyone is asked to make a $5 donation at the door. All donation money raised will go directly to the Warrior Surf Foundation. 

What: Ohm Radio’s Halloween Fest, 96.3FM

Where: Palmetto Brewing Co.

When: Saturday, October 31, 12:20pm-11pm

Deets: Local bands will be performing to support a fundraiser for WOHM, 96.3FM, Charleston's commercial-free, non-profit community radio station. Costumes are encouraged. There will be food trucks and plenty of Palmetto brews.


1pm - Deadwin 

2pm - Solid Country Gold

3pm - Bill Wilson

4pm - Human Resources

5pm - Josh Roberts & the Hinges

6pm - Hermit's Victory

7pm - Danielle Howle

8pm - Grace Joyner

9pm - Jordan Igoe

10pm - Billie Fountain 

Price: $15; $5 students with valid ID; Free for kids under 12

What: Halloween Bash at Music Farm

Where: Music Farm

When: Saturday, October 31, 8pm 

Deets: Atlas Road Crew performs its last show before embarking on a European tour. The Steppin Stones and Young Alumni open.

Price: $15; $12 adv; $10 earlybird; $5 for student

What: Halloween On The Harbor Cruise

Where: Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

When: Friday, October 30, 8-10pm. Boarding begins at 7:30pm. 

Deets: Cruise the Charleston Harbor in your Halloween garb as you enjoy an open bars, hors d'oeuvres, music from DJ Lanatron, Hookah from Tabbuli, and a costume contest with prizes. Proceeds benefit Charleston Pride. 

Price: $40; Pride Partners receive free admission

What: Midnight Masquerade

Where: Drayton Hall

When: Friday, October 30, 6:30pm

Deets: Drayton Hall presents this evening of dinner, drinks, dancing, and moonlight tours of the grounds with music by the Mike Quinn Superfunk

Price: $100; $75 Palladian Circle Members. After October 15, prices bump to $125; $100 Palladian Circle Members

What: Republic Halloween Extravanganza

Where: Republic Garden & Lounge

When: Thursday, October 29-Satuday, October 31

Deets: This three day extravaganza kicks off on Thursday night. Purge Masquerade Ball. Prep school Purge theme attire, complimentary purge mask at the door. Three chances to win your share of $4,000 in cash and prizes in the Costume Contest. Costume contest will begin at 8pm each night and the winner will be announced at 10:30pm. Drinks specials all night.

Price: Free admission. 

What: Club Pantheon's Halloween Party

Where: Club Pantheon

When: Friday, October 30 at 10pm & Saturday, October 31 at 9pm

Deets: This two night party features a $1,000 costume contest and the highly anticipated performance Brooke Collins on Saturday night at 11:30pm. 

Price: Friday: $10 for 18-20 years old, $5 for 21 and up; Saturday: $20 for 18-20 years old; $10 for 21 and up.

What: Holy City Haunted Halloween

Where: Charleston Old City Jail

When: Saturday, October 31, 7-11pm

Deets: This all inclusive event features food, an open bar, haunted house, laser light show, multiple lounge areas, and multiple DJ's. VIP Available. Ages 21 and up.

VIP Includes:

Featured raw bar from 167 Raw
Upgraded Top Shelf Liquor
Additional Beer Choices
Additional Food Options
Private Upgraded Restrooms
Private Lounge Areas

Alcohol Sponsors:

Finlandia Vodka
Grey Goose Vodka
Woodford Reserve
Jack Daniels
Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire
Bud Light

Food Sponsor: King Street Hospitality Group

After-Party Sponsor: Trio Club

Price: $80; $150 VIP

What: Taco Boy's Halloween Party & Costume Contest

Where: Taco Boy downtown

When: Saturday, October 31, 6pm

Deets: Margaritas, DJ Natty Heavy, and a serious costume contest—$1,000 for best individual costume and a $500 gift card for best group costume. Start planning now! Ages 21+ after 6pm.

Price: $5 cover


What: Boone Hall Fright Nights

Where: Boone Hall

When: Through October 31. Open dark-midnight Fridays & Saturdays. Open dark-10pm Sundays & weekdays

Deets: Fright Nights features four terrifying attractions: Zombie Town, Blackout, Horror High, and Wicked Woods Hayride.

Price: $39/all you dare to scare fast pass, $37/Sun. and weeknight fast pass, $29/all you dare to scare pass, $27/Sun. and weeknight pass, $12/wicked woods hayride, $10/horror high or zombie town infested, $8/blackout. Save time by buying tickets online.


What: Haunted Ghost Sails

Where: Schooner’s Pride. Meet at Aquarium Wharf near Concord St. and Calhoun St.

When: October 15-31, dates vary. 8:30pm-10pm.

Deets: This spooky ghost sail on an 84 foot tall ship cruises the Charleston Harbor under the shroud of darkness. Climb aboard to hear tales of the pirates, ghosts, and spirits that still haunt the harbor. Water, soft drinks, beer, and wine will be available for purchase.

Price: $32 adults; $25 children

What: The 5th Annual Super Scary SUP Race

Where: 83 Center St. Folly Beach

When: Saturday, October 31, 8am-noon

Deets: Charleston SUP Safaris hosts its 5th Annual SUPer Scary SUP race on Halloween. The race—featuring a variety of categories and caters to all abilities—will begin at 83 Center St. Folly Beach. An after party at Surf Bar follows the race with food, drinks, and music. Proceeds from the event will benefit Youth 2 Ocean. Halloween costumes encouraged. Prizes for winners and best costumes.

Price: $45 10K Elite & 5K Recreational; $25 Kids & Dog Race; $10 rental boards

What: Charleston Outdoor Adventures Halloween Paddle

Where: Charleston Outdoor Adventures, 1871 Bowens Island Rd.

When: October 31 from 4:30 to 6:30.

Deets: A Halloween kayak and paddle board tour in the creeks around Folly Beach. Watch the sunset with family and friends before darkness descends and its time for trick or treating. Costumes are encouraged and the best costume wins a free tour. Call (843) 795-0330 for reservations.

Price: TBA


What: All Hallows' Eve Masquerade

Where: Circular Congregational Church

When: Saturday, October 31, 8pm-10pm.

Deets: Fifteen years after its beginnings in Little Rock, Arkansas, the Taylor Music Group presents its 15th season with a weekend of music celebrating the end of the harvest season and venerating prominent saints during All Hallows’ Eve. All Saint’s Charleston’s Holy City Cirque will join the Taylor Festival Choir on All Hallows’ Eve for a dramatic Masquerade Gala in a venue famed for its ghost stories – Circular Congregational Church. The evening will blend the Celtic New Year with All Hallows’ Eve choral, music theater, and operatic repertoire. Guests are encouraged to participate with black tie attire and masks. 

Price: $75

What: Frankenstein Screening with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra

Where: Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street

When: Friday, October 30, 7:30pm

Deets: The Charleston Symphony Orchestra brings the 1931 classic film Frankenstein to life with an all-new score by composer and conductor Michael Shapiro accompanies a screening of the original flick for a thrilling and chilling time before All Hallows’ Eve. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes.

What: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Where: The Terrace Theater

When: October 30 & 31, 9pm.

Deets: The cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, returns to the Terrace just in time for Halloween. Join Brad and Janet as they discover the mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter and all the strange characters inside

Price: $8

What: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Where: The Dock Street Theatre

When: October 24 & 31, 3pm

Deets: The classically creepy tale of the headless horseman rides onto the stage at the Dock Street Theatre just in time for Halloween. Renowned for its ghosts and the eerie atmosphere that pervades theimaginations of its inhabitants, Sleepy Hollow is home to tales of scary specters and jittery schoolmaster Ichabod Crane. Hold on as Crane rides for his life in this age-old comedy based on the 1820 book by Washington Irving. 

Price: $27


What: 4th Annual Putt-Putt Pumpkin

Where: Blackbeard's Cove

When: Through November 2

Deets: Putt-Putt Pumpkin at Blackbeard's Cove features a golf course decorated by local businesses in a kid-friendly Halloween theme.

Price: $10

What: Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch

Where: Boone Hall

When: Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Deets: Head to Boone Hall's pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins and enjoy other attractions like the state's largest jump pillows, hayrides, an expanded rock climbing wall, a goatwalk and rabbit enclosure, and more.

Price: $10