Downtown Richmond Halloween Events
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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!

Phantoms of Franklin Ghost Tour

Dates/Times vary

Jefferson Hotel, 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 Canal Cruises

Dates Vary (Friday, October 27-Sunday, October 29)

Riverfront Canal Cruises, 109 Virginia Street

Tickets: $6

The Eerie Canal Cruise is a special, three-night only, thrills-filled boat ride geared toward those Older children and adults. The event, on the historic Kanawha Canal, features haunting tales and frightening scenes from Richmond's past! This haunted Canal turned gruesome graveyard will be a nightmare come to life in our 20-minute tours. Canal boats leave every half hour (on the hour and the half hour) from 5-9 pm, with the last boats departing at 8:30 pm. Tickets for the evening Eerie Canal cruises are $6, and all tickets must be purchased online, in advance.

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No Stay Should Last Forever: A Hotel Greene Mystery Event

Dates Vary (Sunday, October 23 and Tuesday, October 31)

Hotel Greene, 508 E Franklin St.

Tickets: $45

Mystery fans have the chance to participate firsthand in the action at Hotel Greene. Help the residents and staff of this spooky “hotel” figure out the ultimate murder mystery. While solving puzzles and working with a team, enjoy dessert and drinks. A prize will be awarded to those who can solve the mystery! This event is for ages 21 and up only. Tickets can be reserved online!

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Fall Family Festival

Saturday, October 21, 10am-2pm

Poe Museum, 1914 E. Main Street

Free entry

Make your way to the Poe Museum for a day of FREE fall crafts, costume contest, face painting, poetry writing, and more! Anyone can attend! RSVP on the Poe Museum website.

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John Marshall House Haunted History Tours

Saturday, October 21, 7-10pm

John Marshall House, 818 E Marshall Street

Tickets: $15

Become immersed in the haunted history at John Marshall House with a guided tour. These 30-40 minute tours take you through the John Marshall House as you learn about 18th century Richmond history. Listen as guides from the Center for Paranormal Research and Investigation share spooky “true” horror stories from inside the home.

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Pridefest Spooktacular Halloween Party

Saturday, October 21, 8pm–2am

Godfrey’s, 308 E Grace Street

Cover: $10 (Ages 18+), $5 (Ages 21 and up)

Get ready for one of the most glamorous Halloween events in Richmond at Godfrey’s. This Spooktacular party is hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Akeria Davenport and DJ Lez Pop. Music starts at 8pm, followed by two drag shows (10pm and 11pm). A VIP experience with a meet and greet with Akeria is available for purchase on Eventbrite.

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Bloodlust: A Vampire Ball

Saturday, October 21, 9 PM-2 AM

Fallout RVA, 117 N 18th Street

No cover for members and up to 2 guests, $5 for non-members

You can live forever at this supernatural celebration. Join Fallout RVA for a vampire-themed party night with a DJ, themed selfie booth, and spooky decor and drinks. Vampire costumes are encouraged! Must be 18+ with a valid ID for entry. Non-members must message Fallout RVA on Facebook to reserve a one-night pass.

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Halloween Drag Brunch

Sunday, October 22, 11am-3pm

Papi’s, 1407 E Cary Street

Tickets: $11-27.95

Get your tickets to see Melanin Monroe, Ravynn Lazuli, Jasmen Clitopatra, and Sutton Iman with music by DJ Statistics and $1 mimosas.

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Candlelight, A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics

Tuesday, October 24, 6:30pm or 9pm

Bolling Haxall House, 211 E. Franklin Street

Tickets: Start at $35

Enjoy Halloween classics in a candlelit theater accompanied by the Listeso String Quartet.

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Halloween UnHappy Hour

Thursday, October 26, 6-9pm

Poe Museum, 1914 E Main Street

General Admission: $12

Triple Crossing Beer presents a spooky night of drinks and music at the Poe Museum. The Embalmers play music in the Poe Museum courtyard as guests are invited to sip wine and beer. TBT El Gallo will be selling tacos in the parking lot. Wear your best costume for the costume contest for a chance to win free tickets to the Poe Museum’s Birthday Bash in January! Reserve tickets through the Poe Museum website.

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4th Friday Art Show

Friday, October 27, 6-8pm

Art Works Richmond, 320 Hull Street

Free entry

Join Art Works Richmond for another fun day of new exhibits and interactive art experiences, with a Halloween twist! New exhibits include A Mutual Core by Neal Gwaltney, Altar America, Suggestion by Association by Daniel Bice and Dark Art. This not-so-scary event features a kids’ scavenger hunt (with prizes!), live music, and refreshments. Costumes are encouraged!

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Silent Disco RVA Halloween Party

Friday, October 27, 6-8pm

Kabana Rooftop, 700 E Main Street

Early bird: $10, GA: $15, Day of show: $20

Get ready for a hauntingly fun night at Kabana Rooftop’s Silent Disco party! Pick up your headphones at the entrance and choose from a wide variety of music from 4 on-site DJ’s. Enjoy Kabana’s two full service bars, with a Halloween-themed happy hour from 8-9! This event is for ages 21 and up and valid ID is required for entry. Reserve tickets on Eventbrite or purchase at the door.

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Altar America Project

Friday, October 27-Saturday, November 18

Art Works, 320 Hull Street

Free admission

The Altar America Project 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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Halloween 10M & 5K Run on the Capital Trail

Saturday, October 29, 8am

Stone Brewing Parking Lot, 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 Bash at Benchtop

Saturday, October 28, 12-10pm

Benchtop Brewing, 434 Hull Street

Free entry

It’s an all-day Halloween party at Benchtop Brewing. Bring the family from 12-7pm for trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting and games and activities. At 7pm, the event becomes 21+ with a costume contest, games, beer, drink specials, and beats from DJ J. Kirven. It’s a day of fun you won’t want to miss.

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Halloween Mimosa Crawl

Saturday, October 28, 12-4pm

Bello’s Lounge and Restaurant, 1712 E Franklin Street

VIP: $30, GA: $20

Mimosa America presents a boozy bar crawl in Shockoe Bottom. Arrive at Bello’s Lounge and Restaurant in your Halloween costume (there will be a cash prize for the best one!) for check-in at 12pm. VIP’s can check in an hour early at 11am. Enjoy live music and drinks at Bello’s before making your way to Margarita's Cantina for the costume contest and more drinks. A ticket includes a Halloween loot bag, discounted drink specials at both locations, and food specials at Margaritas Cantina. This event is for ages 21 and up; valid ID is required to participate. Tickets can be bought online.

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Day of the Dead Festival

Saturday, October 28, 1-9pm

Juan’s Rooftop and Cantina, 13 W Broad Street

Entry: First 50 tickets for $15

Get ready for a night of spooky fun and margaritas at Juan’s Rooftop and Cantina. The festival features bottomless tacos and nachos, dollar margaritas, a dessert bar, raffle tickets for prizes, and face painting. Dance the night away to live music. The first 50 tickets sold are $15. Reserve your spot on Eventbrite.

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Halloween Candlemaking Costume Party

Saturday, October 28, 6-8pm

Wick and Sip, 1312 ½ E Main Street

Entry: $45

Celebrate the spookiest time of year with candlemaking and costumes! Wick and Sip is celebrating its 2nd birthday and Halloween in one with a party featuring a DJ, costume contest (with a cash prize), complimentary wine, and more! Reserve a spot online.

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Barbie Dream House Halloween

Saturday, October 28, 8-12pm

Quirk Hotel, 201 W Broad Street

Entry: $20

Hi Barbie! Richmond’s fabulous pink hotel is turning into the Dream House for Halloween. Dress up as your favorite Barbie and enjoy Rose, cocktails, dancing, a DJ, and Barbie-themed photo opps! This event is for ages 21 and up. Reserve tickets online!

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The Purge RVA

Saturday, October 28, 8pm-1:30am

Kabana Rooftop, 700 E Main Street

First Purge - $10, Second Purge- $15, Third Purge - $20, Final Purge - $30

Will you survive the Purge? Visit Kabana Rooftop for a thrilling night of music, themed cocktails, a costume contest, and more! The rooftop bar famous for it’s views of Richmond will be fully decorated for the Purge. This event is for ages 21 and up. Reserve tickets online or purchase at door; all sales are final.

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Haunted Dollhouse

Saturday, October 28, 9pm

Southern Railway Taphouse, 100 S 14th Street

Presale: $10, At the door: $20

Taphouse is bringing the chills and thrills to a night of music and fun. The 2-story bar is transforming into a haunted dollhouse. 103.7 is hosting with DJ’s on both floors. Get ready to compete for a $500 first place prize in the costume contest, with additional prizes for second and third place. This event is for ages 21 and up. Tickets can be purchased during all business hours at Taphouse for $10 in the days leading up to the event, and will be available for $20 the day of the event at the door.

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Trick or Treat Party

Saturday, October 28, 9pm-2am

Stadium Bar and Lounge, 119 N 18th Street

Free entry until 11pm

Celebrate all things spooky at Stadium’s Trick or Treat party. Enjoy Halloween decorations, drink and food specials, and a DJ. Costumes are preferred but not required. A $500 prize will be given to the best costume! Reserve tickets or table service online.

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Halloween Party

Tuesday, October 31, 11am-10pm

Addis Ethiopian, 9 N 17th St.

Free entry

Join Addis Ethiopian for a day of food and Halloween fun! The restaurant will be celebrating all day with decorations, music, and costumes. The event is open to all ages. No reservation required.

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Monster’s Ball

Tuesday, October 31, 8pm-2am

Fallout, 117 N 18th St.

Entry: $5 for members, $7 for guests of members, $10 for nonmembers

It’s the spookiest night of the year at Fallout. The club will be decorated for Halloween and features food and drink, a DJ, themed photo opps, and more. Cage dancers from Dollz Entertainment will perform. This event is for ages 21 and up; ID will be required for entry. Tickets can be reserved online or purchased at the door.

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Spooky Season

Tuesday, October 31, 10pm-2am

Stadium Sports Bar, 119 N 18th St.

Entry: $20 GA

Celebrate Halloween at Stadium Sports Bar with a spooky party hosted by Drip Gods Entertainment. There will be food, drinks, costumes, and a DJ. This event is for ages 21 and up only, with valid ID required for entry. Tickets can be bought through Eventbrite.

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