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Halloween Frights and Fun in the Art Museum District

Updated: Oct 26, 2022

There's no shortage of great events to celebrate Halloween in our neighborhood! Check them out below. Want to add an event to the list? Email


Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary

Select nights, September 23 through November 12. Tickets start at $34.

Halloween Nights is an immersive experience featuring five thrilling haunted houses — plus historic tours, themed bars, live entertainment, and more — inside the massive, abandoned complex of Eastern State Penitentiary. All proceeds from Halloween Nights benefit the preservation and interpretation of Eastern State Penitentiary, a National Historic Landmark. New for 2022! Nightmares (Haunted House) brings you face-to-face with the creatures that lurk in the shadowy corners of your most unsettling dreams. Big Top Terror (Haunted House) winds through the grounds of a twisted carnival with menacing characters at every turn. Then, stop for a drink and carnival eats at the Bizarre Bar (Themed Bar) where fire dancers, knife throwers, and other acts will be on hand to entertain. Learn more and purchase tickets at

Family Fall Festival

Sunday, October 30, 1:00 – 3:00 pm Free for kids in costume and their families. Join us at Eastern State Penitentiary for some fall-themed family fun! Trick-or-treat inside the penitentiary, then explore Eastern State's history and legacy with the help of a special scavenger hunt designed with children ages 8-13 and their caregivers in mind. Plus, enjoy art activities, music, games, relay races, and more. Kids in costumes (and their families) receive free admission. No reservations necessary. More information:


16th Annual Halloween Festival and Fairmount Parade

The 16th Annual Halloween Festival and Fairmount Parade will take place on Sunday October 30th from 3pm-5pm at the Philly Art Center at 2333 Fairmount Ave.

All Ages are welcome, come in costume. Parade will begin at 4:45pm!


Coming Soon to the Brown Street Lawn: Bache Martin’s Annual Movie Night!

On Friday, October 21st, Bache Martin’s Home and School Association will be hosting a movie night on the Brown Street lawn behind the Eastern State Penitentiary. Bache Martin’s student council has selected the family-friendly animated feature The Bad Guys for this year’s film. The gathering will begin at 6:00pm, with ice cream from Over the Moon and beer from Bar Hygge available for purchase. We’ll show It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown at dusk for our littlest viewers, and then continue with our feature film. Proceeds from Movie Night will support Bache Martin Mutual Aid, a funds and supplies program that brings the school community together to pool resources and support each other.


Kith + Kin Halloween Bash

Happy Spooky season! Join Kith + Kin for a morning of all things Halloween for our littlest trick-or-treaters! There will be a witchy story adventure and spooky crafts and snacks! Lastly, a spooky Halloween costume parade for everyone before nap time!

Registration required. Please visit to register now!


Barely Scary Halloween Spooktacular

Join Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse for its Barely Scarely Halloween Spooktacular on Saturday, October 29th from 12pm – 2pm. Families are welcome to come in costume and enjoy a (hardly) haunted house, spider scavenger hunt, costume parade, fun with pumpkins, a slingshot contest, free giveaways, healthy and sweet treats, and other family fun in the 6 ½ acre Playground!

Please visit to get your admission ticket today!


Halloween at Brewerytown Bakery

Check out all of the Halloween fun at Brewerytown Bakery. 🎃 PUMPKIN CARVING 🎃 SUNDAY OCTOBER 23 11am-2pm Sign up and reservation required, visit to reserve your pumpkins 👻 SPOOKY COOKIE DECORATING 🧙‍♀️ And halloween handouts, all day Sunday October 30th! Come in costume to get a free treat, and decorate a spooky Halloween cookie


Thirsty Dice

Will you be this year's costume contest winner? Join us for our annual Halloween Quizzo on Wedsneday, October 26th. Big Prizes, great food, drinks and plenty of games! See you there!


Movie Night at The Spring Gardens

Join us for a movie night! On Oct. 21st The Rise of Gru will be shown. Gates open at 5:30 and the show starts at 6:30. Kids in costume get in free! 50/50 raffle up to $100! Bring your own chairs and blankets. Beer and wine will be available from Bar Hygge and popcorn from Nutz About Popcorn. Enjoy the show!


Stone's Fall Fest Sampling

Join us for some free samples from some incredible breweries including Neshaminy Creek, Half Acre, New Trail, and Von Trapp along with a 'Best Pumpkin' contest! See rules below. Rules: -Sign up for 'Best Pumpkin' using form at -Bring in your best decorated pumpkin! -Stone's will put all pumpkins on display for voting. -Pumpkin with the most votes by the people will be contacted on Monday and win a fun Stone's swag bundle!


Halloween Movie Night in the Beer Garden

The Sanderson sisters are back and hitting Libertee Grounds Wed 10/26 @7PM!!

Come join us in the Beer Garden for a cozy movie night in the beer garden to watch the newly released Hocus Pocus 2! Food and drink menu will be available with table side service throughout the movie.

Seats are available on a first come, first served basis


Children's Costume Party at Brewerytown Garden

Join the Costume Party at Brewerytown Garden Sunday October 30th, 2022 🎃 For questions, please contact Gloria and Estella through the email addresses above.


Halloween Ride at Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe

Halloween ride this 31st at 6pm!! 🎃🐴

Meet at Kayuh for a 10 mile ride around Philly, passing by some spooky locations that are allegedly haunted! This is a no-drop, self-supported critical mass style ride!

Wear a fun costume and bring your lights. Ride starts at Kayuh and ends at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Check our Facebook page for route details!


Trick or Treat at Wallace & Nilan Physical Therapy

Join in on the fun at Wallace & Nilan Physical Therapy! 👻 Costumes welcomed all day & night!! Bring your spook-self here for some candy! 🎃


Yappy Hour at The Fairview

Calling all pups! 🐶 Join us at The Fairview for our Yappy Hour event October 26th from 5-7pm!

We’ll have a Doggie Costume Contest and Pumpkin Decorating contest 🎃


Halloween at The Monkey & The Elephant

Come The Monkey & The Elephant this Sunday, October 30th for a treat bag (no tricks, we promise)! Team member Dalilah is pictured here with all our different treat bags, including our #glutenfree and #vegan options 👻

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