Philadelphia Halloween Parties, Events and Parades in 2020

Get ready for Halloween 2019! It’s October and time to have some full fun at a Halloween costume party or event. Choose from a wild adult party or some family friendly Halloween activities in Philadelphia.

2018 events

Scarecrow Festival - Lahaska, PA - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2019
A weekend of fall family fun including scarecrow-making workshops, pumpkin painting, live musical entertainment and children’s activities.

Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Street - Langhorne, PA - Sep 20 to Nov 3, 2019
Come in costume and celebrate silly, not-too-spooky fun at The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular® at Sesame Place, held on select dates from September 20 through November 3. Guests can swing, fly and cruise on Count von Count-themed mechanical rides, enjoy special Halloween-themed shows, trick-or-treat around the park, explore a maze, participate in a scavenger hunt, decorate pumpkins, decorating and see everyone’s favorite furry friends dressed up in costume, both around the park and in a parade

Scarecrow Walk & Design Contest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 5 to Oct 31, 2019
This year participants may create a scarecrow for the theme: Famous Musicians. These scarecrows may be a singer or play an instrument. All entries will be on display on Scarecrow Walk at Morris Arboretum for almost four weeks.

Boo at the Zoo – Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 12 to Oct 27, 2019
Philadelphia Zoo’s annual Boo at the Zoo extravaganza returns for THREE spooky weekends. Bring your family and little ones for a day of spooky adventures, including trick-or-treat safari, Extinction Graveyard, fall food offerings throughout the zoo’s snack bars, hay bale maze, giant pumpkin wall and more!

Great Pumpkin Carve - Chadds Ford, PA - Oct 17 to Oct 19, 2019
This annual tradition is a three day event in October with over 60 local artists carving giant pumpkins. The pumpkins will be lit after the carving is completed and then displayed all three nights-Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Treat yourself to great food and fall treats offered by area eateries, enjoy live music, hayrides, a haunted trail and more.

Phoenixville Halloween Parade - Phoenixville, PA - Oct 23, 2019

Witch Craft Beer Crawl - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 23, 2019
Grab your broomstick and fly around East Passyunk Avenue during the 9th Annual Witch CRAFT Beer Crawl on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, with registration at Garage Passyunk (1231 East Passyunk). Up to 500 witches will enjoy seasonal craft beers bubbling up in cauldrons at more than a dozen bars and restaurants.

Wicked at Xfinity Live - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 25 to Oct 26, 2019
5 parties under one roof! Let your inner evil come out this Halloween at Xfinity Live! at Philly’s hottest and biggest Halloween-night party of the year – WICKED. Sin your way through multiple amazing party locations under one roof with multiple outdoor patios and more — all ready for you & your friends to see!

Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 26, 2019
East Passyunk Avenue BID invites you and your family for a double dose of spooktacular fun! Bring the whole family out for a Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday on Saturday, October 27th. Look for free activities for kids, adults and Fido too! Shop from dozens of crafters, enjoy fall fare, and explore events all along East Passyunk Avenue.

Halloween in Manayunk - Manayunk, PA - Oct 26, 2019
Halloween in Manayunk offers a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween on Main Street! From the kids and pets costume parade in Pretzel Park, to trick-or-treating at your favorite businesses, there is a variety of activities for families to celebrate the holiday!

Trick or Treat Trail - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 26, 2019
Held at Franklin Square in Philadelphia.

Nightmare on Broad Street - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 26, 2019
Held at Xfinity Live.

Slasher Halloween Party - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 26, 2019
Annual party at the Twisted Tail

Mad River Halloween Party - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 26, 2019
Ghosts & Goblins is back at Mad River Manayunk for it’s 12th year running! This is Manayunk’s biggest and hottest halloween party – do not miss out because last year sold out days in advance! Come dressed in your greatest costumes and compete for cash and prizes! Come early for the open bar (for VIP ticket holders only – advance purchase required for VIP) and enjoy great drink specials while the DJ spins dance music in every room of Mad River for a howling good time

Halloween at Barcade - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 26, 2019

Fairmount Halloween Festival & Parade - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 27, 2019
Come in costume and enjoy a FREE annual Halloween event with even more festive-fun included! Make-n-take art stations will be in full swing

Halloween Party at Howl - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 31, 2019
Howl at the Moon Philadelphia hosts another Halloween party with drink specials, games, and a costume contest.

Halloween Tot Parade - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 31, 2019
Tots and their parents/guardians are invited to the annual Spruce Hill Halloween Parade and Party. The parade will kick off at 4:30 p.m. at 45th and Larchwood, but gathering will begin at 4 p.m. The parade ends on “Little Osage” (4200 block of Osage Ave.), where the tots will be treated to cider, baked goods and other treats provided by neighbors and local businesses.

Mischief at the Mutter - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 31, 2019
A precarious party full of marvel and fright is brewing at the Mütter for another night. Enjoy tasty drinks from the bar and view the collections, but watch out for the spirits or you may need some protection! Keep specters at bay with your festive disguises, but don’t be shocked if the Mütter holds a few scary surprises…

Dracula’s Ball - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 31, 2019

PEX Halloween - Camden, NJ - Nov 1, 2019
Two floors of Halloween fun at the Warehouse on Watts – this year’s theme is Wizard of Oz

Haunted Brewery Bash - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 1, 2019
Held at Manayunk Brewery. If craft beer, a great crowd, and a hauntingly good time is what you are looking for, you are in luck with Manayunk’s largest party! Party it up with two floors of entertainment & DJs, a heated covered outdor patio, and tons of new friends. Drink specials, VIP Open Bar, and an amazing costume contest.

Halloween Events

Peddler’s Village Scarecrow Festival – Sept 16-17, 2017

Scarecrow Walk at Morris Arboretum – Oct 7-31, 2017
The historic public garden and educational institution at the University of Pennsylvania host three weeks and four weekends displaying scarecrows.

The Great Pumpkin Carve – Oct 19-21, 2017

Upper Main Line YMCA Halloweenfest – Oct 21, 2017

Phoenixville Pumpkinfest – Oct 21, 2017

Boo at the Zoo – Oct 21-22 & 28-29, 2017

The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular – Select days through Oct 29, 2017
Sesame Street Place – Langhorne, PA

Trick or Treat Trail at Franklin Square – Oct 28, 2017
Guests ages 10 and under can decorate a treat bag and walk the trail with candy stops along the way.

Halloween in Manayunk – October 28, 2017
A day of Halloween activities in Manayunk including trick-or-treating along Main Street and a costume parade to Venice Island.

Halloween at the Rosenbach – Oct 28, 2017

Witch Craft Beer Crawl – East Passyunk – Oct 28, 2017

Fall Fest and Spook Saturday – Oct 28, 2017

Scare on the Square – Jenkintown, PA – Oct 28, 2017

Portside Family Halloween Extravaganza – Oct 28, 2017

Halloween Parades

Fairmount Halloween Parade – Oct 29, 2017
Phoenixville Halloween Parade – October 24, 2017
Spruce Hill Halloween Tot Parade – Oct 31, 2017

Philadelphia Halloween Parties

The best parties of the year are on Halloween. Sexy costumes and open bars. What could be more fun? Pick out your costume party from among the list of Halloween parties in Philadelphia.

Feel free to contact us if you would like to see your Halloween event listed here.

More Fall Activities near Philadelphia:
Apple Orchards
Philadelphia Haunted Houses
Ghost Tours
Thanksgiving in Philadelphia

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