Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island.

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!

2020 Events

Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular - Providence, RI - Oct 1 to Nov 1, 2020
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, at Roger Williams Park Zoo is celebrating 30+ years of Halloween magic. Called “Extraordinary” by both CNN and USA Today, this year’s show includes more than 5,000 intricately carved pumpkins. Revel in the sights and sounds of the season, and celebrate this otherworldly experience.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the Zoo - Providence, RI - Oct 1 to Nov 1, 2020
For 2020, enjoy a drive-through experience of Roger Williams Park Zoo. Celebrate Special Places while staying safe inside your car enjoying thousands of intricately carved pumpkins as you immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Halloween season. Tickets are only sold online at half-hour increments between 6:30-11pm nightly. Normally: Spooky Zoo offers daytime outdoor autumn activities for the whole family. Come trick-or-treat (while supplies last) with them beginning at 10:00 am. Kids and adults will enjoy a packed schedule of seasonal activities including: animal encounters, the annual elephant Pumpkin Stomp, meet & greet with costumed characters, hands-on crafts, and free trick-or-treat bags. Included with zoo admission and free for members.

Past Events

Halloween Carnevil - Middletown, RI - Oct 25, 2019
Come one, come all to Newport Vineyards annual Halloween CarnEvil! The regions’ premier costume party with an evening full of performers, DJs spinning music and PRIZES for best costume! Cash bar, strictly 21+.

Halloween at the Castle - Providence, RI - Oct 26, 2019
Halloween at the Castle has quickly become THE Halloween event of the year! Join them as they raise funds to restore this Victorian treasure. Last year theyraised $10,000.00 which has gone into the restoration of the 7 stained glass windows atop the solarium. Help them raise more to finish that portion!

Jack o’ Lantern Spectacular – Providence, RI – Through Nov 5, 2017

Steel Yard’s Halloween Iron Pour – Providence, RI – Oct 21, 2017

Fright Night Costume Party – Providence, RI – Oct 26, 2017

Halloween @ Ultra – Providence, RI – Oct 27, 2017

Halloween CarnEvil – Middletown, RI – Oct 27, 2017

Halloween at the Castle – Providence, RI – Oct 28, 2017

Freak Show Halloween Party – Providence, RI – Oct 28, 2017

Mohawks Mystery Halloween Party – East Providence, RI – Oct 28, 2017

Game of Thrones Halloween Party – Providence, RI – Oct 28, 2017

West Bay Halloween Carnival – North Kingstown, RI – Oct 28, 2017

Spooky Zoo – Oct 28-29, 2017

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

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