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Haunting Halloween Activities in Richmond, VA


Spooktacular Sites and Trick-or-Treat Sweets

Halloween, when the ghosts, ghouls and goblins come out to walk amongst us! It’s a night for scary festivities and all the candy you can trick-or-treat for. But Richmond likes to celebrate on more than just one day.

Leading up to Halloween many places in Richmond have tours and attractions going all the way up to the night of October 31st—then the trick-or-treating begins. There are some great places to embrace the spooky spirit.

Join in on the hauntings around RVA with some of the top Halloween-themed attractions and parties:

Bars and Costume Contests for Richmond Night Owls

Everyone knows Halloween is all about the parties! Whether you’re sipping on sweet drinks that taste like candy treats or hoping your costume sticks out among the crowd in your favorite bar – Richmond is the place to be.

Many haunts are perfectly decorated for the witching hours on Halloween weekend. Looking to avoid ghost towns? CityParking is letting the cat out of the bag with tips on where to party this Halloween!

Downtown Richmond

Head to Kabana Rooftop by elevator or broomstick for their Silent Disco RVA Halloween Party on Friday, October 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. If you’re looking to trade silence for screams, come back to Kabana on Saturday for their Purge-themed party from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

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Arts District

On Saturday, October 28, check out the Juan’s Rooftop and Cantina Day of the Dead festival from 1 to 9 p.m. With dollar margaritas, bottomless tacos, a dessert bar and more, even a skeleton would walk away full!

Orange and black not quite your Halloween style? Spend the night of the 28th dolled up in your best pink attire at Quirk Hotel’s Barbie Dream House Halloween from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

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Shockoe Bottom

Looking for a bar crawl? How about one that starts at noon and includes a goody bag and drink discounts? The Halloween Mimosa Crawl kicks off at Bello’s Lounge and Restaurant before taking you to Margarita’s Cantina for a costume contest!

If you’d rather show off your costume for a chance at a grand prize, slither over to Stadium Bar and Lounge. They are keeping it classic this Halloween with a Trick or Treat Party and a costume contest that boasts a $500 grand prize! Head over anytime after 9:30 p.m. for a night of howling good fun.

How about the best of both and more? Fallout’s Monster’s Ball on Halloween night is guaranteed to fright and delight with tons of costumes, photo ops, a DJ and fun drinks.

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Eerie Boat Tour

As the fog settles on the canal, the spirits of Richmond’s waters come out to play…how eerie!

Starting Friday, October 27th through Sunday, October 29th, Riverfront Canal Cruises will be hosting canal tours with haunting narration and sweets to eat for the little ones. Admission is $6 and kids under age 4 are free.

Your terrorizing tours will be from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, with a new tour every half hour and the last tour departing at 8:30 pm. Boats will depart from the Canal Walk’s Turning Basin at 139 Virginia Street.

Enjoy tales from Richmond’s past based on historical events while passing through the city’s oldest and most historically haunted areas.

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Haunted Tours of Shockoe and Capitol Hill

Want to take on the ghosts of the city while learning some history? Haunts of Richmond has ghost tours that explore the haunted history behind Shockoe Bottom and Capitol Hill.

There are select nights that they cover these areas, but all of the tours they offer run from September 22nd to October 31st. The tours are 90 minutes of outdoor walking with ages 5+ being welcome.

Go see the Shockoe Bottom ghosts and Capitol Hill hauntings before Halloween is over.

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Hanover Avenue Trick or Treating

Did you know that tucked away in Richmond’s Fan neighborhood is a picture-perfect street lined with pumpkins, skeletons, ghosts and other ghoulish decorations? The 1900 block of Hanover Avenue is known around town for being the perfect street to trick-or-treat on Oct. 31. These residents take Halloween seriously with more costumes, frills and candy than you could fathom for just one block.

Don’t miss Halloween on Hanover.

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Halloween in Richmond Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

Richmond’s Halloween events run the full gauntlet of silly to spooky. Whether you want to trick-or-treat alongside kiddos dressed as pumpkins and baby yoda or discover the dark backstory of a brooding poet—RVA is the place to be.

Parking at your favorite Halloween event shouldn’t be the scariest thing you do. Don’t get lost or frustrated looking for a king-size street parking spot. Instead, plan ahead and use CityParking’s contactless parking lots all over Richmond, VA.