Thursday, October 20, 2011

Trick-or-Treating Sans Kiddos

For those of us without kids, its hard to muster up a good excuse to go trick-or-treating without appearing creepy.  So where can adults go for some Halloween fun this year?

1. New York

Join the Village Halloween Parade on October 31 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm.  This event is completely free but you must be in costume to enjoy the festivities, which include live bands, artists, and puppets.  This truly trick-or-treating for adults at its best.

For more information visit the NYC Halloween page.

2. Las Vegas

The Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball is perfect for you naughty trick or treaters.  For more information on dress code and rules pertaining to this event check out the website here.

3. Salem

Salem's Festival of the Dead covers a wide range of activities for trick-or-treaters of all ages.  This event  includes performances from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Crucible, Month-long haunted tours, a psychic fair and witchcraft expo, ghost hunting, and a week long list of parties leading up to Halloween.

For more information, visit The Festival of the Dead website.

4. Hollywood

The West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnival braves that its the largest Halloween street party in the world.  Party goers can expect a massive costume contest complete with grown-up prizes, pumpkin carving contest, live music and food.  Admission is free and festivities run from 6pm to 11pm.

Click here for more info about the party and parking.

5. New Orleans

The New Orleans Voodoo Festival is the largest festival in Louisiana.  This event's main feature is the Voodoo Music Fest featuring over 100 artists and bands.  Given New Orleans' haunted past, you can be sure to find many guided ghost tours, and historical walking tours available around this time of year. Along with theses popular attractions, there are plentiful family-friendly events, as well as, adult activities to keep you entertained.  Pumpkin-Palooza, Barktober, the Monster Mash Fall Family Festival, and the Vampire Ball just to name a few.

Check out a Haunted New Orleans here.

For my fellow Houstonians, here is a list of ways to stir up some trouble and have fun on Halloween:

  • The Montrose Pub Crawl
  • DesirousParty as The Ritz
  • Spirits and Skeletons at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Go and see The Wolfman at Miller Outdoor Theater
  • Cheesy horror movies at Alamo Drafthouse
  • Scare yourself as ScreamWorld or Phobia haunted houses

For more information click here, and here

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