Halloween is a great excuse to embrace the spooky, get a little creative, and enjoy the cooler temperatures outside. Luckily, when it comes to Halloween in the Lowcountry, there’s no shortage of fun activities for all ages to enjoy. From family-friendly fall festivals to spooky adult soirees, we’ve got the rundown of the best Halloween events in The Holy City.
Halloween in Charleston
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Boo Fest 2018The Workshop is celebrating Halloween in true family-friendly fashion with their 2nd annual Boo Fest on the lawn! Head over with your kids and pup (in costume!) for the farmers market from 9 AM - 1 PM. The Halloween fun starts at noon in the courtyard! Enjoy morning yoga on the lawn, a dog costume contest, and awesome live entertainment. Come hungry because Workshop is also offering $4 kids meals and trick-or-treating.
Where: Workshop. 1503 King Street, Charleston
When: October 27, 12 PM - 3 PM
Cost: Free to attend
More Info: Eventbrite
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Films On The Field - Hocus PocusMUSC Health Stadium presents their 3rd annual viewing of the quintessential Halloween film, Hocus Pocus on their 3,000 sq ft. jumbotron. Gates open at 5:30 PM, with the film officially starting at 6:30 PM. They’ll also have food trucks, a full cash bar, and interactive activities like jump castles. The best part? No need to leave Spot at home — leashed dogs are also welcome. BYO lawn chairs and blankets!
Where: MUSC Health Stadium. 1990 Daniel Island Drive, Charleston
When: October 26, 5:30 PM- 8:30 PM
Cost: $5 for adults and children age 7 and up; Kids 6 and under are free!
More Info: On their website
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Cinnerruption LIVE!- Hocus PocusCan’t get enough of Hocus Pocus this year? Lucky for you, Charleston Music Hall is offering a chance to see the film as you’ve never viewed it before. They’ll have three of Charleston's funniest comedians following along with the film and pointing out the comedic awesomeness that makes this movie such a beloved classic. You’ll definitely laugh more than ever! Although children are welcome, this is more of an adults-only event.
Where: Charleston Music Hall. 37 John Street, Charleston
When: October 30th, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
More Info: Ticketfly
Southern SpiritsThe South Carolina Aquarium is hosting an after-hours Halloween celebration with some of the best spirits in the south! Costumes are highly encouraged, and an all-inclusive ticket includes entertainment, beer and wine, and samples from Charleston Distilling, Striped Pig, Firefly, and more!
Where: SC Aquarium. 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston
When: October 26, 7 PM - 10 PM
Cost: $40 - $45
More Info: SCaquarium.com
Family Fright NightsFor the past 10 years, families have enjoyed spending the Halloween season at Magnolia Plantation’s Family Fright Nights. This year’s event features games, candy, face painting, balloons, hay maze, costume contests, pony rides, and more! They also have a Spooky Train Ride for those looking for a Halloween adventure (a milder version is available from 6 - 7:30 PM). There’s lots of fun for the whole family!
Where: Magnolia Plantation. 3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston
When: Friday and Saturday nights thru October 27
More Info: See the Facebook Event
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Trick-or-Treat at the MallThe annual event at the Citadel Mall gives families and kids an indoor alternative to the traditional trick-or-treating fun by letting kids trick-or-treat throughout the mall! They’ll also have a jump castle, face painting, entertainment, and more. Costumes are required, but masks should be left at home.
Where: Citadel Mall. 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston
When: October 31, 6 PM - until the candy runs out
More Info: On their website