Spooky Scary Halloween Events

Looking for some last minute Halloween plans? Here’s what’s happening Downtown this weekend for those searching for a wild night they won’t remember or kid-friendly activities safe for the whole family.

Adult Fun

Bunkhouse hosts Nightmare on 11th Street featuring the Tijuana Panthers, Surf Curse Same Sex Mary, No Tides and more on Saturday, October 29. There will be carnival games, a photo booth, and food by Awful Tacos. Be sure to dress up because the best costume (sexy Ken Bone, anyone?) wins $300. Doors open at 6 p.m.

If the undead is your thing, or if you’re looking to release some pent-up aggression, head over to the Zombie Apocalypse Shooting Gallery from noon to midnight near the D Hotel on Fremont and Third Streets. Practice your survival skills for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Tickets $8.

For an action-packed “Halloweekend,” check out the events unfolding at El Cortez’s Sin City Halloween, on October 28 and 29. Friday starts off with the costume-mandatory welcome party starting at  10 p.m. The weekend continues on  Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Final Ride Hearse Car displaying famous movie cars, including the vehicle from the latest Ghostbusters film. Following the car show at 11:30 a.m., several different spooky speakers including special effects experts Nick Benson and Mick Strawn and local ghost hunters Chuck Klenus and Bryan Williamson from Nevada Paranormal Task Force, host live Q&A sessions.

Family Friendly

Find a slew of Halloween events at Container Park from October 27 to October 31. On Thursday, Lululemon hosts a free Halloween Zumba party from 6-9 p.m. on the Container Park lawn. The fun continues on Friday with a mini-pumpkin decorating contest open to the first 100 kids from 2-4 p.m., directly followed by a Halloween pajama party from 4-6 p.m. On Saturday, catch live performances from 6-11 p.m. Children 12 and under are invited to come in their best getup on Sunday for the costume contest at 6 p.m., then stay for a screening of Beetlejuice at 9 p.m. On Halloween day, the festivities start off at 5 p.m. with a children’s candy walk and continue with another costume contest at 6 p.m., followed by a screening of the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus at 7 p.m.

Beginning at 7 p.m., guests of all ages are invited to attend the Sin City Halloween Parade on October 29. Watch the madness unfold as an array of witches, zombies, and ghouls ride in various spooky-themed vehicles from Maryland Parkway to Seventh Street. Best of all, it’s free!

Head over to the Third Street intersection of the Fremont Street Experience for an epic block party taking place at 8 p.m. on Halloween night. The section will be transformed into a “Time Warp Zone” that will include interactive art pieces, live music, street performers, and a spooktastic Halloween Viva Vision show.

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