‘Tis the season to be spooky: Halloween is upon us. Whether you’re a festive fanatic or just like to boogie, Adelaide’s list of parties, fiestas and high teas present the perfect excuse to don your favourite costume and celebrate.
To help get your spook on, we’ve collated our go-to guide of scarily good celebrations around Adelaide this Halloween.
Cry Baby’s Halloween Special
Promising the whole nine yards and more this Halloween, Adelaide’s resident drinking den meets dive bar, Cry Baby, is poised to host the night of freaky nights. If a killer dress-up competition, complimentary lollies and a Thriller dance-off hasn’t convinced you, snake charmers, fire twirlers, face painters and a set list including: Time Warp, The Monster Mash and Hells Bells should do the trick.
WHERE? Cry Baby, 11 Solomon Street, Adelaide
WHEN? WED 31 OCT 2018, 20.00 – 02.00
It’s all happening in Bowden this Halloween, as Plant 4 hosts dual celebrations perfect for littlies and big kids alike. From 5pm, kick off with the kids disco and after 7pm its adult only with a DJ, live entertainment and dancing ‘til late. In keeping with Plant 4’s reputation for excellence in the culinary department, delicious eats and spooky cocktails will be on hand throughout the night.
WHERE? Plant 4 Bowden, 5 Third Street, Bowden
WHEN? SAT 27 OCT 2018, 17.00 – 23.30
TICKETS: $25 here
Calling all goblins and ghouls, Fat Controller is the place to be this Halloween. Getting into the spooky spirit, the basement venue will be transformed into a Day of the Dead inspired party. Costumes at the ready, the Fat Man encourages all party-goers to dress up according to the Halloween or Day of the Dead theme.
WHERE? Fat Controller, Cnr Bank Street and North Terrace, Adelaide
WHEN? SAT 27 OCT 2018
TICKETS: At the door.
Taking Back Saturday Halloween Ball
Pop punk tunes take centre stage as Taking Back Saturday hosts the ultimate emo meets pop punk inspired Halloween Ball. Get your scare on to the tune of all your favourites, including Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, My Chemical Romance and more.
WHERE? The Freemasons Foundation, Freemasons Hall, 254 North Terrace, Adelaide
WHEN? SAT 27 OCT 2018, 22.00 – 02.00
TICKETS: $20 at the door.
Halloween High Tea
There’ll be no tricks and all treats this scary season at the Stamford Plaza as it hosts a Halloween High Tea. A luxe take on the otherwise spooky occasion, enjoy a glass of sparkling on arrival before delving into a selection of handmade treats and artisan teas. A face painter will also be on hand to get you trick-or-treat ready for the evening ahead.
WHERE? Stamford Plaza, 150 North Terrace, Adelaide
WHEN? SUN 28 OCT 2018, 14.00 – 16.00
TICKETS: $49 + bf here
90s Halloween Boat Party
Throw it back to the 90s in Port Adelaide this October as the Dolphin Explorer enjoys a spooktacular makeover. DJ JoSH and Filip with an F will provide the tunes, with kick ons at The Light House Wharf Hotel with DJ Majik from 10.30pm.
WHERE? Dolphin Explorer, Commercial Road, Port Adelaide
WHEN? SAT 27 OCT 2018, 18.00 – 22.30
TICKETS: from $27.50 here
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