Spooky season is upon us, and there’s a slew of things you can do in Brisbane to celebrate. Whether it be dressing up and heading to a Halloween party, challenging your mates to a game of spooky putt putt, or catching up on some scary new release movies and TV shows, there’s something for everyone this Halloween.
1. Enjoy some thrilling entertainment at these markets
Slip into your best Halloween getup and head down to these spooky renditions of some of Brisbane’s most popular markets.
Starting off with the Westoria Halloween Spooktacular on Friday, October 28 from 4pm – midnight, which’ll be filled with ghoulish games, spooky stalls as well as roaming performers dressed in goblin outfits, a jumping castle, dance floor, and more. Westoria is West End’s newest Friday night market, and it’s a whole lot of fun, so we really recommend heading to this.
On Saturday, October 29 from 4pm – 9pm, the Redcliffe Parade will become unalive with spooky live entertainment, delicious street food, fire twirlers, market stalls, and fireworks.
2. Face your fears in this underground horror maze
Located in Fortitude Valley in a heritage-listed building, small groups enter into the maze knowing full well that chills await. What they’ll find, or rather what will find them, inside in the dark and in the shadows are some truly terrifying characters. From ghosts and ghouls to zombies and mummies as well as madmen with axes, there’s a fright lurking around the corner.
3. Learn about Brisbane’s dark history on this ghost story walking tour
Brisbane has no shortage of haunting and horror stories to share. But, even better, Brisbane has got a man who has dedicated the past twenty years to uncovering, researching, and narrating stories from beyond the grave. And he’s got the best stories for the scariest of ghost tours.
4. Catch a flick with the kids at this free Halloween movie night
Grab the picnic blanket and crew and head down to Victoria Park on Saturday, October 29 for a free Halloween movie night under the stars. There’ll be two movies screening, starting with the iconic Monsters Inc. at 6.30pm, and then Edward Scissorhands at 8.15pm. No bookings are required, however, you might want to arrive early to get a good spot.
5. Bring some spice into your life at Briz Chilli Fest
The world’s first Halloween-themed chilli festival is turning up the heat in Brisbane this year. Think spicy cocktails and eats as well as themed fun for the whole family. The tongue-tingling Briz Chilli Fest is set to go down at Rocklea Showground on Saturday, October 29 from 12 – 8pm. Get your taste buds ready.
6. Putt your way through giant pumpkins and skeletons at Halloween Putt Putt
Get into the spooky spirit at Victoria Park. The mini golf course has undergone a haunted makeover, decked out with giant props such as wicked witches, spiders, zombies, skeletons, and of course the famous carved pumpkins.
7. Head to the cinema to see Halloween Ends
It couldn’t be spooky season without another film for the Halloween franchise, right? Get scared all over again as Michael Myers brings terror one more time. Apparently it’s going to be the last in the franchise too, so we’re keen to see how it all ends.
8. Crack the case at Brisbane’s Murder Mystery immersive experience
Tickets are now on sale for Brisbane’s Murder Mystery: Wedding Murder at High Church in Fortitude Valley, where the most coveted celebration of the year has been rocked by a homicide. To uncover the truth you will need to inspect the venue, question the guests and collect the clues before your name pops up as a suspect on the list of possible murderers.
9. See live bands and chainsaw fighting at Ghoul-Stock
Looking for an excuse to dress scary this spooky season? Look no further than Ghoul-Stock at Backdock Arts in the Valley, a ghoulish-themed party with live bands, fire twirling, trick ‘r’ treat bags and more.
10. Have a Halloween night at home with your gang, Netflix and pumpkin carving
Sometimes a good night at home is better than one spent out. So why not settle on a little gathering with your closest this Halloween? Pumpkin carving, themed cocktails, and a horror movie marathon in the lounge room. Netflix is dropping plenty of spooky films and TV shows this month too, from Midnight Club and The Watcher to classics such as Friday the 13th, Wolf Creek, Paranormal Activity, and more.
11. Hop aboard this Halloween boat party
Celebrate Halloween on the river with this spooktacular boat party. Think epic costumes, DJs and more as you take in the scenic sights of the Brisbane River. The boat will depart from Brisbane Botanic Gardens at 6.45pm on Friday, October 28 and return at 10pm.
12. Beware of the shadows at this year’s Haunted Halloween Candlelight specials
Something wicked this way comes to Brisbane this October when Candlelight takes over St John’s Cathedral for spine-tingling Halloween specials.
Forget the tricks because it’ll be time to treat yourself to a night of frightfully spectacular music as candles flicker, shadows linger, and musicians makes their instruments screech, scratch and scream melodically through the night.
13. Get taken back in time at this 1920s silent cinema experience
If you’re a fan of old cinema, then you won’t want to miss this spooky Halloween-themed silent cinema night. For $25 per person, catch a double feature from the 1920s at Palace Barracks Cinema. The evening will start with Hands of Orlac, followed by a special 100th anniversary screening of Nosferatu. There will also be live piano performance from Fin Taylor.
We hope you enjoy these spooky things to do in Brisbane this Halloween.