North Carolina Halloween Events 2020

Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2020? We have put together one of the largest calendars of Halloween events in the United States for you. It locates holiday activities for all ages – from kid-friendly children’s activities to adult Halloween parties. We don’t have every event yet, but there are plenty of ideas to get you and your family in the mood for Halloween in North Carolina.

Last Major Update:

At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites are still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites have not been updated at all for this year. We leave the links up from previous events so you can check yourself if it hasn't updated yet.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19 (or weather or other conditions). We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!

Charlotte Halloween

2020 Events

Hero Run 5K - Charlotte, NC - Oct 1 to Oct 15, 2020
Virtual run for 2020. Come run in your favorite Super Hero costume to show your support for all of the armed forces! Don’t have a costume? Don’t worry! All are welcome to come raise money for local heroes.

Ghoulash - Greensboro, NC - Oct 24, 2020
Ghoulash! is an annual festival featuring fall and Halloween themed activities led by the Greensboro Youth Council (GYC) in partnership with Greensboro Downtown Parks Inc. The free event is held in downtown Greensboro each October. The festival is a family-friendly and spooktacular afternoon full of games, inflatables, face-painting, candy, and more.

Halloween Phantasmagoria - Durham, NC - Oct 30, 2020
Explore historical concepts of Spiritualism, awe, and wonder from the 19th century at Duke Homestead. You are invited to wander the property to see what wonders you can find. Appropriate for all ages. (No experiences are designed to scare!) Participation will require walking and standing on uneven terrain. Bring your own flashlight!

Jack-o-Weenie Ball - Concord, NC - Oct 30 to Oct 31, 2020
There’s going to be beer, costumes, and quesadillas all around. We will have live music to rock your face off, along with other fun goodies

Running Scared 5 Miler - Charlotte, NC - Oct 31, 2020
Don’t miss the Running Scared 5 Miler and Monster Mile presented by SportPort, showcasing uptown Charlotte. Instead of embracing Halloween with a mouthful of fun-size Snickers, don your costume and lace up your running shoes. Our local 5 Miler or Monster Mile is as fine a place as any for your giant banana suit and becomes a high-speed parade of superheroes, zombies, and foam beer bottles. Costume Contest, performance shirts, custom bibs, finisher medals, etc. Following the running events, there will be food trucks, beer, kids’ area with face painting, and entertainment.

Boogeyman Bar Crawl - Raleigh, NC - Oct 31, 2020
While a 2020 date is available, information has not yet been updated for this year. The bar crawl features: Organized group assignments, pro photographers, videographers, free souvenir photo booth, and 5 bar rotations with liquor shooters, games and prizes to keep the party going and make it easy to interact with lots of new faces and make lots of new friends.

Past Events

Scarecrow Hollow - Belmont, NC - Oct 1 to Oct 27, 2019
Discover scarecrows carefully crafted by community members that are now residing in Lost Hollow throughout October!

Track or Treat Halloween Express - New Hill, NC - Oct 12 to Oct 26, 2019
Triangle Train and the North Carolina Railway Museum are currently closed. Click through to their website to see if they have reopened and if this event will be happening in 2020, otherwise we expect they’ll be back for 2021. Normally: Celebrate Halloween at New Hope Valley on the Triangle Train.

Halloween Party at Howl - Charlotte, NC - Oct 25, 2019
Howl at the Moon Charlotte hosts another Halloween party with drink specials, games, and a costume contest.

Zombiepalooza - Cary, NC - Oct 25, 2019
Zombies will once again rise downtown at The Cary Theater. The 3rd annual Zombiepalooza features local filmmakers’ zombie short films on a huge outdoor screen downtown. This event is FREE!

Ray’s Haunted Carnival and Haunted Tour - Charlotte, NC - Oct 25, 2019
Ray’s Splash Planet remains closed – please click through to their website with the orange link to confirm whether they’ve reopened and will be having this event in 2020; otherwise, look for its return in 2021!. Normally: A spook-tacular haunted tour and/or kid-friendly carnival in the gym. Family friendly costumes are welcomed and encouraged!

Kooky Spooky Halloween Party - Raleigh, NC - Oct 26, 2019
Wear a costume for a ghoulish good time! Experience the magic of Marbles after dark at this family-friendly Halloween spooktacular with activities like Ghoul School, Mad Scientist Lab, Monster Mash Dance Party and more!

Not Too Spooky Haunted Hall - , NC - Oct 26, 2019
Prepare to be not-so-scared at the NASCAR Hall of Fame this Halloween. Champ the Cheetah transforms the Hall of Fame into the Not-Too-Spooky Haunted Hall, complete with trick-or-treating, a pumpkin patch, games with prizes and more!

Night at the Creepy Museum - Gastonia, NC - Oct 26, 2019
Enjoy an eerie evening in the museum after dark! Trek through the darkened galleries including PNC Bank feature exhibit, Creepy Nature. Plus, meet weird characters, see live haunting creatures, and hear ghost stories under the stars in the planetarium. Creepy, not scary, and fun for the entire family!

Howl-O-Ween Harvest Ball - Raleigh, NC - Oct 26, 2019
The QDR Howl-O-Ween Harvest Ball has a tradition of helping homeless animals find forever homes.

Day of the Dead 5K - Raleigh, NC - Oct 26, 2019
5K race along with art, food, music, dancing, and local beer as part of the celebration.

Raleigh Zombie Walk - Raleigh, NC - Oct 26, 2019
Lumber, lurch, limp, and crawl your way through the streets of Raleigh in search of brains! This horde of the undead will meet up at Imurj and make their way through the streets of downtown.

Halloweenfest - Brevard, NC - Oct 26, 2019
One of Brevard, NC’s premier festivals, it’s sure to be a day of great fun, costumes, vendors, and celebration! Where else but Transylvania County!

Downtown Concord Candy Crawl - Concord, NC - Oct 31, 2019
Local merchants provide trick-or-treating and family-friendly entertainment on Union Street in Downtown Concord.

Geek Gala - Charlotte, NC - Nov 2, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: The geekiest Halloween party in the Carolinas. Last year’s theme was Geeky Tiki Slumber Party-Rama (2019).

Track or Treat Halloween Express – New Hill, NC – Oct 14, 21 & 28, 2017

Ghoulash – Greensboro, NC – Oct 21, 2017

Batty Battleship’s Halloween Bash – Wilmington, NC – Oct 24, 2017

Halloween Phantasmagoria – Durham, NC -Oct 27, 2017

Zombiepalooza – Cary, NC – Oct 27, 2017

Halloween in Old Salem – Winston-Salem, NC -Oct 27-29, 2017

Howl-O-Ween Harvest Ball – Raleigh, NC – Oct 28, 2017

Kooky Spooky Halloween Party – Raleigh, NC – Oct 28, 2017

Day of the Dead 5K – Raleigh, NC – Oct 28, 2017

Monsters Ball – Raleigh, NC – Oct 28, 2017

Halloweenfest – Brevard, NC – Oct 28, 2017

Raleigh Zombie Walk – Raleigh, NC – Oct 28, 2017

Boogeyman Bar Crawl – Raleigh, NC – Oct 28, 2017

Trick or Trot – Wilmington, NC – Oct 28, 2017

For more Halloween fun in North Carolina, check out our pages for these classic fall activities:
Haunted HousesPumpkin PatchesGhost Tours

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