Weekender: 44 things to do in Charlotte this Halloween weekend

Weekender: 44 things to do in Charlotte this Halloween weekend

The lighting of the Great Elizabeth Pumpkin Wall will happen on Sunday, October 29. Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

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This weekend is Opera Carolina’s season opener.Pagliacci,” and “Cavalleria Rusticana” run October 28, 29, and November 2 at Belk Theater. Get tickets and learn more.

FRIDAY, October 27

80. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Charlotte Halloween Bar Crawl at multiple locations: Party into the night at multiple bars offering drink specials and music from DJs. $20-$30. Runs through Sunday. Details

A High Vibes Halloween at Resident Culture Brewing: Enjoy a chill night with pumpkin painting, a spooky playlist, a tattoo pop-up and festive fall movies. Price varies. 10am-6pm. Details

PINC Party at Frothy Beard Brewing: Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month in your pink outfit to enjoy music, shopping, food trucks, games and prizes. Free. 5-9pm. Details

MUST LOVE DOGS SINGLES NIGHT at Skiptown CLT: Bring your pup along for a singles mixer with other dog owners. Prices vary. 6-9pm. Details

ROCK, HIP HOP & POP at VINYL: Vibe to music from DJ A-MINOR every Friday. Free. 8pm-2am. Details

MOREHEAD’S HAUNTED TAVERN at The Tavern: Step into a haunted house with scare zones and spooky-themed cocktails. $20-$150. 7pm-12am. Details

Nightmare on Church Street at Queen City Grounds: Sing along to karaoke and participate in a costume contest. $7. 10pm-12:30am. Details

“Fairwoodland” Halloween Barbie Party at 225 Fairwood Ave: Hop from RSVP South to Fairwood for a Barbie-themed party with DJ sets. $0-$40. 8pm-2am. Details

Candy Crawl + MonsterMarket at 1228 Gordon St.: Take the kids trick or treating, plus enjoy live music, vendors and prizes. Free. 5-9pm. Details

SCAREA 51 at Victoria Yards: Come dressed in your costume to enjoy a night of music, food, drinks, games and giveaways. $10-$20. 6-10pm. Details

Halloween Silent Disco at Hi-Wire Charlotte: Dance the night away in your costume to music in noise-canceling headphones. $10-$15. 7:30-11:30pm. Details

Gothic Noir | A Hallows’ Eve Dance Revue at Petty Thieves Brewing Co.: Experience a 1940s-inspired horror night with aerial performances and burlesque performances. $30. 7pm. Details

Boos and Brews Event at Pinhouse: Put on your best ‘fit for a costume contest, photo booth, s’mores and music. Free. 7-11pm. Details

Halloween at The Marquee: Party to music from a live DJ leading up to Halloween. Free. 8pm-2am. Details 

Candy Crawl at Camp North End: Come dressed in your costume to trick or treat at more than 30 businesses. Free. 5-7pm. Details

The 1st & 15th Community Film Screening at GAMA GOAT: Watch a film screening plus enjoy a vendor market and panel discussion. Free. 7-11pm. Details

Fall Onesie Ride at  RENT EBOARDS: Put on your favorite onesie to ride an Eboard across Camp North End. 7:30pm. Details 

Halloween Party at Billy Sunday: Check out a drag show featuring DKO Entertainment. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Free. 8pm. Details

Barbie Night at All American Pub: Dress up in your best Barbie outfit to win a prize, plus enjoy themed cocktails.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Carolina Breast Friends. Free. 7pm. Details

SATURDAY, October 28

83. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Hall-O-Weekend at Uniquities: Shop for locally-made jewelry or participate in a pumpkin decorating contest. Prices vary. 10am-6pm. Details

Halloween Cocktail Class at The Cocktailery: Learn how to make three Halloween-themed drinks. Prices vary. Times vary. Details

Howl-O-Ween Dog Jog at Outdoor Voices: Start your day jogging around the neighborhood with your pup. Free. 10am-12pm. Details

Horroween at Tattoos & Booz Lounge: Hop around to six bars and clubs in Uptown offering spooky-themed drinks and discounts. $15-$40. 3-11pm. Details

Rich & Bennett’s 22nd Annual Halloween Pub Crawl at Pub Crawl Party Lot: Visit more than 25 locations throughout Uptown offering drink specials, koozies, giveaways and costume contests. Proceeds benefit Carolina Breast Friends. $10-$25. 1-10pm. Details

CLT Horror Story at Superstarz CLT: Put on a costume for a Halloween-themed party. $0-$20. 10pm-2am. Details

Spooky SZN | Halloween Crawl at Slate: Go bar hopping at locations in South End, NoDa and Plaza Midwood. All locations will provide drink specials, live DJs and costume contests. $10-$30. 5-11pm. Details

Pumpkin Painting at BOILERYARD: Bring your kids from ages one to 13 paint pumpkins. Free. 11am-2pm. Details

Scarowinds at Carowinds: Get a scare from the amusement park’s Halloween-themed nights with scar zones, mazes and live shows. $44.99+. Times vary. Details

Murder Mystery Pop-Up Bar! at Billy Sunday: Solve a murder mystery with friends while you sip on themed cocktails. Free. 4pm-12am. Details

HAUNTED BY BLACK LAGOON AT BACKSTAGE LOUNGE: Grab spooky drinks from a Halloween-themed pop-up bar. No cover. 5pm-12am. Details

NoDaWeen Freaky 5K at NoDa Company Store: Run or walk in your Halloween costume for a prize. $15-$45. 5pm. Details

Hocus Pocus Halloween at OpenTap: Show off your costumes and check out pumpkin painting, live music and candy stations. Free. Details 

12-Year Anniversary Party at NoDa Brewing Company: Celebrate NoDa Brewing’s anniversary with limited beer releases, live music, brewery tours, food trucks and a comedy show. Free. 12pm. Details   

SUNDAY, October 29 

83. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Fi-O-Ween at Skiptown CLT: Suit up your pup in their Halloween costume for prizes and raffles. Free. 12-3pm. Details

Blue Crabs, Football & Beer Feast at Lenny Boy Brewing Company: Enjoy all-you-can-eat crabs while you watch football and sip on beer. $17.50. 4pm. Details

Sip & Stretch Sundays at Camp North End: Unwind to an outdoor yoga flow and nonalcoholic beverages. $10. 10am-12pm. Details

Tone & Tap Fall Party at Town Brewing Co: Enjoy workout classes and pumpkin carving, plus food and drinks. $10-$20. 10:30am. Details

Charlotte Irish Fall Picnic at Latta Park: Meet and network with people in the Irish community who live in Charlotte. Free. 2-5pm. Details

TRAP YOGA at 9013 Perimeter Woods Dr: Vibe to hip-hop music while you stretch in a yoga flow class. $15. 12:30-2pm. Details

West African Dance Workshops at TDC – The Dance Company: Learn water dance movements based on the West African Griot’s description of the ocean. $15. 4:30-6pm. Details

AFRO-WEEN at CLT Hub: Enjoy a Halloween-themed Sunday fun day with music from live DJs, drinks and food from a local food truck. $0-$10. 6pm-12am. Details

Great Elizabeth Pumpkin Wall at 2023 Greenway Ave.: View the lighting of six shelves of pumpkins that are 60 feet long and 20 feet high. Free. 6:45pm. Details 

Boos and Boats – Trunk or Treat at Papa Doc’s Shore Club: Take your costumed kiddos trick or treating along the docks. Free. 4pm. Details

Comedy Open Mic at The  Royal Tot: Laugh the night away at jokes from five comics. Free. 7pm. Details

Check out more upcoming events on our Event Board. Hosting an event? Reach more Charlotteans through an Event Listing, which includes placement on our Event Board and in our weekday newsletter. Have a scoop about a cool event? Submit your event.

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