Halloween Roundup 2018: 75+ excuses to put on a costume in Charleston this year 

Literally every Halloween event

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Whether you want to down shots, dance your face off, (or for that matter, scream your face off), or take the kids trick-or-treating, we've got an event for you. Happy Halloween, Charleston.

Dress Up, Get Down

Wed. Oct. 24:

Head to Fam's Brewing Co. for The Evil Dead trivia and the release of the Pumpkin Scream Beer, starting at 8 p.m.

Head to Elliotborough Mini Bar for a night of ghost stories from 7-10 p.m.

Thursday

Dudley's on Ann hosts a party with the Patti O'Furniture show, featuring a costume contest and starting at 11 p.m.

Friday

Mt. Pleasant's Charleston Sports Pub hosts a costume contest — the theme is to dress like what scares you, be it zombies, ghosts, our current president, you get the idea — drink specials, and a DJ spinning spooky hits. It all kicks off at 9 p.m. If you're in West Ashley, that Charleston Sports Pub location presents Zombie prom from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Burns Alley and Warehouse both team up with Bar Crawls for 'Charleston: Witching Hour,' a happy hour with scares and screams from 5-10 p.m.

Both Mex 1 locations hosts a Day of the Dead party from 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Each features live music, drink specials, and face painting. See all the deets online.

Join Cutty's for the second annual Halloween dance party as the bar is turned into the 80s-inspired goth haven of your wildest, spookiest dreams. Cover is $5 and party starts at 10 p.m.

Deco is getting down all weekend, starting with a breast cancer awareness fundraiser, Beats with Boobs, on Friday starting at 10 p.m. and followed by Decoween on Saturday (the self-described biggest costume contest in town).

Low Tide kicks off the party at 7 p.m. with a costume contest. Food will be available for purchase from Chicken Fats.

Blind Tiger hosts a haunted pirate party with food and drink specials.

Charleston Beer Works Fright Night Friday features $5 'frightful delights' and a costume contest as well as live music from Bender Funk starting at 10:30 p.m.

Saturday

Saltwater Cycle, your floating pedal party, brings the boos and you bring the booze, for three days of booze cruise fun (Saturday, Sunday, and Halloween at various times).

Red's hosts a Halloween Carn-Evil from 9 p.m.-midnight with live music from Tidal Jive, drink specials, and a costume contest.

5Church Charleston hosts an All Hallow's Eve party with DJ Jerry Feels Good, cocktail and beer specials, and a costume contest. Doors open at 10 p.m.

Morgan Creek Grill's A Spooky Affair from 4:30-8:30 p.m. features live music, an oyster roast, and costume contset.

Charleston Sports Pub James Island hosts a Boos & Booze party, with scares and drink specials, as well as a DJ spinning spooky tunes. The Summerville Charleston Sports Pub hosts a Lost Souls party with a DJ, costume contest, and plenty of ghosts and ghouls.

Mt. Pleasant's True Blue's House of Wings hosts a scarey-oke Halloween party from 8 p.m.-1 a.m.

Crawl with the creeps, baby. Avondale's sixth annual block party features tunes from DJ Natty Heavy, a costume contest, and your fave 'potions.'

Head to King Street Dispensary starting at 5 p.m. for a throwback to the '90s party — Space Jam, Clueless, Dumb & Dumber all come to mind if you need a costume idea.

Fuji's Fright-tastic Halloween Party features a bunch of drink specials and a costume contest, starting at 5 p.m.

Purple Buffalo hosts a haunted underground Halloween show at 6 p.m. with DJs and fun activities.

Latin Groove's 15th Halloween Bash features a costume contest, DJ Luigi, and more from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Party with DJ Kevbo at Mynt and enjoy a costume contest at midnight.

Vickery's is hosting a legendary halloween party on the dock. Drink specials and a costume contest is open to all those who come. A custom Deep Eddy acoustic guitar, Shock Top and Jameson swag, and cash prizes will be on the table for the winners.

Head to Tommy Condon's for their annual Halloween party featuring a costume contest (with prizes, duh), music from Christian Carroll, and specials starting at 5 p.m.

Tabbuli hosts a Spooktacular Soiree with entertainment, drink specials, and a costume contest.

Seanachai's zombie dance party from 8:30-11:30 p.m. features DJ sporty and a costume contest.

Dogs and humans can compete for best costume at Saltwater Cowboys, 6-9 p.m.

It's a Nightmare on Huger at Taco Boy's eighth annual Halloween Party and costume contest with music from DJ Trevor D.

Carolina Ale House hosts a Silent Dance of the Dead Halloween Party at 10 p.m. (Yes, this is a silent disco with free headset rentals).

Freaky Tiki Halloween at Snapper Jacks on Folly Beach kicks off at 10 p.m. with $2 jello shots, $3 wells, and $4 drafts. Costumes encouraged, naturally.

Snafu Brewing releases their SnafBoo Stout in true Halloween fashion, with a pumpkin smashing, Halloween movies on the projector screen, and a costume contest.

Exquis event center hosts the 'biggest Halloween bash ever' with a $1,000 costume contest and music from DJ Kub and DJ Loui Vee.

Northwoods Mall's King Street Grille hosts a Boo'd up Bash with cash prizes for best costumes, drink specials, music from DJ Vern.

Mt. Pleasant's Wild Wing Cafe hosts the aptly named Hallowing contest with live music and a costume contest.

Loggerhead's annual Halloween party and costume contest features live music.

Summerville's Montreux Bar and Grill hosts their annual Halloween party and costume contest with a live DJ and costume contests.

Pour Taproom's Halloween Party features a costume contest starting at 9 p.m.

Sunday

There are no tricks, just treats at the Cocktail Club, from 9 p.m.-2 a.m., with half off punch bowls (liquor provided by Virgil Kaine), bottles of wine, and bottles of champagne. Expect the staff to be dressed up for full Halloween effect, Halloween decorations on every surface, and live music from One Kool Blow.

Tin Roof hosts a Halloween Cover Show. Pick a band. Be them. Play a 15 min. set of their songs. Cover is $10 and the music lasts from 7 p.m.-2 a.m.

Pearlz East Bay hosts a Halloween Extravaganza with a photo booth, drink specials, and late night menu. Fun starts at 10 p.m.

Monday
Ms. Rose's hosts Halloween-themed trivia with $4 craft drafts.

Halloween

Mainland Container Co. hosts a party from 6-11 p.m. featuring drink specials and a costume contest.

Woody's Pizza hosts a Halloween party from 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. with music from DJ DiZ, an ice luge, and a costume contest.

It's a Nightmare on Ann Street when you party at The Brick with DJ Elementz, a costume contest, and drink specials starting at 9 p.m.

The Tin Roof's Punk N' Drag Halloween features the unholy union of punk rock and drag queens and live music from DeLuca, Soda City Riot, and Turbo Gatto.

Join Waka Flocka for Waka Ween. (Need we say more?) Head to the Omar Shrine Temple starting at 7 p.m.

Charleston Cocktail Week wraps things up with a Halloween Spirited Ball, featuring eight tents with custom cocktails, food from Scarecrow Catering, and music from DJ Bryan Mahanes, 7-11 p.m.

Join Holy City Brewing for Park Circle's only Halloween event on the actual day of Halloween (what a sppoookkyy coincidence). There will be a costume contest, select Holy City Brewing beers, and more.
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Boils and Ghouls

From Sat. Oct. 27-Sat. Nov. 3 children and their families are invited to exchange their Halloween candy for toys at Kool Smiles North Charleston. All donated candy will be sent in care packages to U.S. service members stationed overseas, area veterans, and first responders via Operation Gratitude.

Friday

St. Andrews Parks and Playground hosts their annual Halloween carnival with a haunted hayride, tiny tots pumpkin patch and more.

Magnolia Plantation hosts Family Fright Nights starting at 6 p.m.

Hampton Park hosts Trick or Treat in the Park from 4-6 p.m.

The aquarium hosts underwater pumpkin carving at 11 a.m.

Saturday

Head to Trunk or Treat, Movie in the Park, and costume contest held in the Hanahan Amphitheater starting at 6 p.m. Guests will enjoy a showing of Hotel Transylvania 2.

Tanger Outlets Spook-Tacular has trick-or-treating and pet adoptions and a canine costume contest, co-sponsored by Dorchester Paws.

Trunk or Treat is a free, family-friendly event featuring jump castles, face painting, hayrides, costume contest (ages 12 & under), photo booth, food trucks, vendors, plenty of candy, and so much more. This event takes place at Faith Moncks Corner, 1286 N. Highway 52, Moncks Corner SC 29461.

Halloween

Trick-or-treat at Citadel mall until the candy is gone. There will also be a jump castle, face painting, and so much more. Costumes required, no masks. Candy gathering starts at 6 p.m.
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Haunted Happenings

Fright Nights ain't over 'til it's over. Enjoy the screaming good time this Thursday through Oct. 31.

Thursday

On Thurs. Oct. 25 Poe's hosts their annual carving contest from 5-9 p.m.

Friday

Watch Hocus Pocus on the jumbotron at MUSC Health Stadium with food trucks, a full bar (bless), and jump castles.

Glow and flow at Charleston Community Yoga with a black light party at 6 p.m.

Ain't no weekend like a Rocky Horror Weekend, held at Terrace Theater this Friday and Saturday starting at 11:30 p.m.

Saturday

Workshop's Boo Fest, held from 12-3 p.m., is an opportunity to not only trick out your kid’s halloween costume, but also your schnauzer’s, as there will be a pup costume contest in the courtyard. Workshop kitchens will also be around offering $4 kids meals, and yes, candy WILL be handed out.

Scary Saturday? It's going down at Rhapsody at 9 a.m. Head to Rhapsody CrossFit for a workout and tunes from DJ Trevor D.

Halloween Comic Fest 2018 features free comic books including Ms. Marvel, Thor, Superior Spider-Man, Hellboy & the BPRD, Constantine the Hellblazer, Over the Garden Wall, and more.

Want your own colonial style portrait made? Join the Powder Magazine on Saturday, October 27 where you can have your picture taken in colonial clothing and create a digital portrait. You may either come dressed in your own kit, or you can be outfitted yourself.

Sunday

The Barrel's Halloween festivities include fun for those of us with two legs — and our four-legged friends. The winner of the pet costume contest receives a $50 gift card to the Barrel. Enjoy live music from the Holy City Heaters and snag pizza for sale from First Name Basis.

Holy City Salsa's Halloween social features a costume contest. Fun starts at 8 p.m. and this event is 8 p.m.

Monday

The Main Library hosts Legends and Ghost stories from the south from 6-7 p.m.

Tuesday

With over 100 years of professional singing between them, the Charlestones a capella quartet is uniquely qualified to bring Charlestonians this musical event. All are welcome to attend this family-friendly show, featuring classics such as Thriller and Monster Mash.

Halloween

On Halloween from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., visitors of the King Charles Inn and Brew Pub & Café can enjoy special Raven cocktails for only $5, listen to Edgar Allan Poe reciting some of his most famous works, shop the Goldbug Series jewelry pop-up shop, and indulge in complimentary finger food at the aptly named An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe.

Edmund's Oast Brewing Co.'s Halloween Yoga fest features yoga, a costume contest, and beer (duh), from 7-9 p.m.


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