If you’ve been downtown for it before, it'll likely be no surprise to find out that Halloween is one of the busiest weekends downtown all year. To help you streamline your planning, we’ve pulled together a list of options so you can make the most of this frightful weekend. There’s also a special section for your little ghouls and goblins. Get those costumes ready!
For the Adults
Friday, October 28
K92 Boo Bash at Awful Arthur's - 8:00pm - midnight - The annual Boo Bash returns with a costume contest ($1,200 cash up for grabs!), drink specials, dancing, and more.
Halloweekend at Corned Beef (Friday & Saturday) - Come down for the Halloween line dancing, music, and drink specials on Friday. Come back for a costume contest with prizes on Saturday.
Halloween Disco at Golden Cactus Brewing - 9pm - midnight - This collaboration from Golden Cactus Brewing, Food Hut RKE, and Gatewood Rose brings Disco vibes and, apparently, a giant disco ball. Plan comfortable shoes and a fun costume for this late night dance party.
Halloween Hoedown at Sidewinders - This event will cover 2 floors for 1 big party. It’ll feature a Halloween Costume Contest with cash prizes, live music, DJ, and more.
Halloween Party at Big Lick Brewing - 5:00pm - 10:00pm - This Halloween Party features a costume contest with prizes for the winners. They’ll also have live music from Chad Nickell & The Loose Change and free Halloween candy (while it lasts).
Fork-O-Ween at Fork in the Market - 8:00pm - 1:00am - Fork in the Market's annual Halloween Block Party has returned. Head to this street party for live music, a costume content, and Silent Disco.
SalsaWeen Party at Leonore - 9:30pm - 1:30am - This Salsa themed Halloween party features a costume contest, dance lessons, and more.
Halloween Street Party at Martin’s - 8:00pm – 2:00am - This Halloween Street Party brings 3 bands to Martin’s outdoor stage – Kentucky Ruckus, Disco Risque, and Soul Patch. Admission is $10 at the gate.
Hellfire Halloween at The Spot on Kirk - 7:30pm - Maiden and Crow Tattoo is hosting this “Stranger Things” themed event at The Spot on Kirk. Check out the live music and participate in the 80’s costume contest.
Sunday, October 30
Halloween Murder Mystery at Well Hung - 6:00pm – 9:00pm - This Murder Mystery is likely to sell out soon so don’t wait if you want to get in on the Whodunnit action. You’ll be assigned a character at this interactive event and work to solve the mystery. Murder Mystery tickets are $30 per person with food/beverage bundles also available.
For the Kids
Friday, October 28
Trunk or Treat at Kirk Family YMCA – 5:30pm – 7:30pm - Bring the kids to Kirk Family YMCA for some fun trick or treating. This event is open to everyone, not just members. Costumes encouraged.
Macaroni Kid’s Candy Crawl in Downtown Roanoke - 10:00am – 12:00pm - Put on your costumes and head downtown for the 3rd Annual Downtown Candy Crawl. Participating downtown businesses will be handing out candy. Make sure to register in advance so you’ll receive the map with participating treat locations.
Pumpkin Carving at Crescent City – 12:00pm – 4:00pm - Finish up your Candy Crawl and head over to Crescent City Bourbon & BBQ for some family friendly pumpkin carving and a bite to eat. Purchase your tickets in advance or on the spot for $10 (includes a pumpkin and the supplies you’ll need).