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Celebrate the Spooky Season!

with these Richmond Halloween events Downtown

Halloween events in Richmond are undoubtedly something special! That highly-anticipated time of year when the leaves begin to change color, the night brings a cool breeze to the air, and the ghouls and goblins make their annual appearance. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly activity or some of the most ghoulish experiences around, Downtown RVA has something for everyone!

Boo's and Brews Pumpkin Carving Party

Friday, October 28, 6-8pm

434 Hull Street

Tickets $25

Come carve away the stress and the hustle and bustle of adulting! Join Benchtop Brewing in Manchester for an adult pumpkin carving party! Adults 21 and up ONLY! Advanced registration required. Tickets are limited and include pumpkins, use of tools, first BREW, and some good fun!

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What Lies Beneath: Graveyard Tours Of St. John’s Church

Friday, October 28, 7-8pm

2401 E Broad Street

Ages 16+: $15, Ages 7-15 $10, 6 and Under: Free

Head to Church Hill to learn about death in early Richmond as you walk the darkened pathways of Richmond's first cemetery. Meet fascinating people with fascinating lives…and deaths. Bring a torch (flashlight) and a sweater, the stories are just as chilling as the weather!

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Official Halloween Bar Crawl

Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29

14 N 18th Street

Tickets $25

Richmond's largest Halloween bar crawl is back! Make your way to Shockoe Bottom to explore some of Richmond’s greatest bars! Locations include Therapy Lounge, Daily Menu Bar, Frozay RVA, Margarita’s Cantina, Stadium Sports Bar, and Aces Sports Bar.

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Halloween 10M & 5K Run on the Capital Trail

Saturday, October 29, 8am

16 Nicholson Street

Tickets start at $37

Join the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation for the 10-mile and 5K races, runs, or walks on the beautiful Virginia Capital Trail, starting in Shockoe Bottom. A paved 52-mile dedicated multi-use trail connecting Richmond and Williamsburg along the beautiful and historic Route 5 corridor, our Cap Trail is a gem of a resource for RVA runners, walkers, and cyclists.

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Halloween Pop-Up at Maven Made

Saturday, October 29, 11am–4pm

1321 1/2 E Main Street

Free admission

Hey ghoul friends! Join us in the Maven Made studio in Shockoe Slip for a Saturday pop-up featuring witchy candles, complimentary gift with purchase, the launch of free 2023 lunar phase prints and the debut of the luxurious skin-softening Every Body Scrub. Masks required.

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Phantoms of Franklin Ghost Tour

Saturday, October 29, 8-9:15pm

101 W Franklin Street

Tickets $15 – $20

Come discover the eerie beauty of Richmond's turn of the century Franklin Street, in the historic Monroe Ward neighborhood. Home to many beautiful landmarks, it's easy to see why spirits of days past would still linger here today. This outdoor walking tour will lead you about 1 mile in 75 to 90 minutes.

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Eerie Nights Walking Ghost Tour

October, Friday 29, 8pm

100 N 17th Street

Tickets $20

Join Eerie Nights Ghost Tour for a theatrical storytelling experience where guides in special effects make-up and period costume will lead you to several historic and haunted sites around Shockoe Bottom. Hear tales of the history, folklore, and paranormal activity of Downtown Richmond by the #2 ranked ghost tour in the South!

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The Altars Festival

Sunday, October 30, 12–5pm

320 Hull Street

Free admission

The Altars Festival is a cross-cultural ancestor remembrance celebration inspired by Dia de los Muertos and many other ancestor remembrance celebrations from around the world, held at Art Works in Manchester. A collaboration of The Sustainable Culture Lab and Philanthropy Journal, this year they’ve asked multiple local artists through Art Works to create altars with the aim that the greater Richmond community will see these examples, and become inspired to engage in their own, culturally relevant acts of remembrance. Enjoy music by local musicians and a beer tasting by a local brewery.

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Haunting Tales at the 17th Street Market

Sunday, October 30, 4:30-8pm

100 N 17th Street

Tickets $20

Join Haunts of Richmond for some ghost stories, and spooky fun around the 17th Street Market in Shockoe Bottom! Your hunt will take you to four locations around the market where you’ll hear haunted tales of the area's past and collect pictures of your haunting storytellers.

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Not Your Mummy’s Halloween Party

Sunday, October 30, 5:30pm-10pm, Doors at 5

200 W Marshall Street

Tickets $10

Put on your best costume and head to Jackson Ward! Gallery 5 hosts a night of music and spooky fun! Hear music from local artists Brenton, MANE, Night Spins, Erin and the Wildfire, and The Last Real Circus while you mingle with ghouls, ghosts, and goblins!

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