Halloween 2018: What’s on in Brisbane?
BOO! It’s Halloween time once again. This year Brisbane is pulling out the big guns to provide a multitude of spooky events for you to enjoy. From ghostly tours of the city to all-night long monster bashes, there’s a Halloween event for everyone.
Warner Bros. Movie World Fright Nights
Throughout October, Movie World launches its Halloween event, transforming into a spooky theme park. Fright Nights features terror tours, panic rooms and mazes inspired by horror movies like Jigsaw, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Halloween. As always, the rides are operating too for thrillseekers. General admission prices begin at $65.
Cloudland’s Monster Bash
Labelled the boldest bash of Halloween, Cloudland hosts a Rocky Horror Picture Show extravaganza. This monster party features visual displays and performances from Roaming Burlesque, Deluxe EDM and The Monster Bash Dance Troop, with a live Rocky Horror stage performance as well. The party kicks off at 8pm on Friday 26 October with free entry. A VIP experience is also on offer for $75 including a premium three-hour alcohol package and ideal Crystal Palais Bar access. This event is 18+ only.
The Brightside’s Halloween Party
Fortitude Valley, the capital of Brisbane’s live music scene, offers some of the best entertainment, especially on Halloween. The Brightside presents its Halloween party, transforming its venue into a nightmarish event with DJs, prizes for costumes and some scary surprises throughout the evening. The event kicks off at 9pm on Saturday, October 27 with general admission for $12.75. This is an 18+ event, so be sure to bring ID.
Manly Village’s Halloween Street Party
Each year, Manly Harbour transforms into a Halloween-themed village with a family-friendly street party. Guests are invited to dress up in their spookiest costumes for a day of non-stop festivities. The event kicks off at 11am on 27 October and includes a street parade, live entertainment, market stalls and a spectacular fireworks show at 9pm.
A Night at the Museum: Halloween
The QLD Museum transforms into a Halloween spectacular, inviting all the young werewolves and vampires to enjoy the spooky side of history. Dress-up is encouraged with prizes awarded for the best costumes. Ideal for kids aged 5-12, the museum will have several exhibits open, including SparkLab, Lost Creatures and Wild State. A Night at the Museum: Halloween starts at 5pm on Friday 26 October. Tickets start at $13.50 and family passes can be purchased.
Halloween Ghost Tours
Brisbane can be a pretty creepy place, full of haunted buildings and cemeteries. For Halloween, you’re invited to take part in several ghost tours around the city, including Toowong Cemetery, Boggo Road Gaol, and a walking tour exploring the creepy past of Brisbane streets. The tours are family-friendly, operating right up until October 31.
Indooroopilly Haunted House
For a traditional haunted house experience, Halloween enthusiasts can get plenty of scares in Indooroopilly. This private residential address is decked out in decorations and invites people of all ages to take part. Doors open at 6pm on Saturday, October 27 for traditional trick-or-treating.