Zombie walks, horror movies, spooky treats, scary street parties and night time steam train rides are just some of the spooky things Halloween nuts can enjoy this weekend!
Here’s our ultimate guide to what’s on in Brisbane this Halloween!
Brisbane Zombie Walk
For those obsessed with the living dead, you’ve got to take part in this year’s Zombie Walk. The event helps raise funds for the Brain Foundation and features an array of Halloween themed festivities including makeup, markets and movies. There will also be live music by Pocket Love, LS Philosophy, Mad Mariachi, Dr Parallax, The Molotov, Sam & Kirstie and MC Kitch. This year the walk will be held on Sunday 1 November and start at Roma Street Parklands.
Tickets: $20pp for students/concession, $25pp general admission or $50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children).
For more information visit www.brisbanezombiewalk.com
Drive in Movie Night
If your kids aren’t too fond of zombies or the scary stuff, Jindalee Home Centre will be holding a less scary Halloween event for kids this Saturday night – featuring a drive in screening of Penguins of Madagascar and a range of fun activities. Dress up in your Halloween costumes and join in on the fun from 4pm, including a free jumping castle, bubble bottles, giant games, competitions and music from Yesterdays Heroes. Kids can also enjoy an evening of trick or treating with many of the centre’s stores giving away goodies. Plus there will be free entry into Rowdy Rascals from 3pm to 6pm, and after 5pm children will receive a free light up balloon from Choices Flooring Centenary.
Jindalee Home Centre is located at 34 Goggs Road and 168 Sinnamon Road, Jindalee.
This Saturday the Jan Powers Farmers Markets at the Brisbane Powerhouse are going to look and taste a little bit scary! The markets and its vendors will be dressed in their Halloween best, with plenty of themed goodies for all. Enjoy wickedly good ingredients and spook-tacular Halloween treats, including strawberries dipped in white chocolate to create ghosts, turn peeled mandarins into pumpkins and beetroot and apple juices to make a deathly looking drink. Why not buy a carving pumpkin or two, with plenty of ready-to-carve pumpkins on sale at the markets.
The Halloween themed Jan Powers Farmer Markets will be held on Saturday 31 October from 6am until noon at the Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm.
Trick or treaters of all ages step aboard the Halloween Express steam train this Saturday night, for a night time trip through Brisbane. Presented by The Workshop Rail Museum, the heritage steam train will take you and your little ones for an hour long ride through the city. Make sure you dress up in your scariest costume!
Tickets: $91 for a family ticket (2 adult and 2 children), $28 for adults, $19 for children (aged 3-15), $25 for concessions.
The Halloween Express will depart from Roma Street station at 5:10pm and another at 6:45pm. To book contact The Workshops Rail Museum on 3432 5100 or visit www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au
Brews + Beats
Brews + Beats will see The Manly Hotel carpark transform into one huge Halloween party! From 2pm enjoy live music acts, entertainment and goodies from one of Brisbane’s food truck phenomenons. Then sit back and relax while you watch the Manly Harbour Village’s Halloween Street Parade as it meanders down Cambridge Parade from dusk. The carpark party will finish up at 8pm, as the party goes inside where SPLASH will entertain the crowd until midnight.
The Manly Hotel is located at 54 Cambridge Parade, Manly. For more information phone 3249 5999 or visit www.manlyhotel.com
Halloween Zombie Movies
To celebrate Halloween this year, Event Cinemas in Brisbane City Myer Centre will be screening a couple of zombie movies this weekend. From 7pm on Friday night (30 October) enjoy Shaun of the Dead starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and on Saturday night (31 October) Zombieland starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone. Come early for the Frightful Zombie Party experience, with prizes for best dressed. Dust off those Halloween costumes people!
Event Cinemas in Brisbane City Myer Centre is located on Elizabeth Street. For tickets and more info click here
American Horror Story
If you’re a Halloween nut, you can’t miss Buffalo Bar’s American Horror Story. Enjoy boozy tunes, spooky food, live music and entertainment and heaps of prizes. Dress as your favourite American Horror character! It will be one hell of a night!
Buffalo Bar is located at 169 Mary Street, Brisbane. For tickets click here
Movie World’s Fright Night is the perfect way to celebrate Halloween! Featuring four new scare precincts, horrific live entertainment and ghastly street performances, Fright Night will get your adrenalin pumping and literally have you scared out of your mind. Walk through one of four terrifying horror mazes including themes like Friday the 13th, Wyrmwood, Wolf Creek 2 and The Evil Within. Or maybe you feel like doing the ultimate terror tour including drinks, canapés, a themed buffet dinner and desserts, and of course the behind the screams tour. Scary stuff!
Tickets: From $50
For more information visit www.frightnights.com.au
Adults Only Inflatable World
If you’re a big kid you’ll love this, Inflatable World Toombul is hosting a Halloween adults only event! It includes three hours of bouncy fun, a free drink, live music by a DJ and prizes for the best costume.
Inflatable World Toombul is located at 137 Bage Street, Nundah. For tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Logan on 0402 124 012
Halloween High Tea
If you’re after something a little more elegant and classy this Halloween, Stamford Plaza Hotel is hosting a spooky high tea! Enjoy Halloween themed treats like brain jelly, spider web pumpkin pie and worm trifle with zombie rising from the dead, complemented by savouries like cheddar eye balls and lucifer sandwiches. Yikes! There will also be horrific drinks on offer like swamp jelly shots and severed head sangria, as well as prize for the scariest and funniest costumes. There will be two sessions, the first from 4-6pm and the second from 7-9pm.
Tickets: $55 per adult (includes a glass of sparkling), $30 per child (first session only)
Stamford Plaza Hotel is located on the corner of Margaret and Edward Streets, Brisbane. To book call 07 3100 5749 or email email@example.com
Why not get in the Halloween spirit this year with a ghost tour of Brisbane? Brisbane Ghost Tours have an array of spooky tours on offer, including ones through Brisbane City and the Brisbane Arcade, Boggo Road Gaol, Toowong Cemetery and South Brisbane Cemetery. Learn all about the ghosts that haunt Brisbane and the history behind the buildings. Scary stuff!
For more info visit www.brisbaneghosttours.com.au
Haunted Hotel Party
Due to popular demand Limes Hotel has extended their Haunted Hotel Party to run from Friday (30 October) to Saturday (31 October). Enjoy cocktails and deadly shots served by barkeeps raised from the dead! Don your costume and get ready to party!
Tickets: From $10pp
Limes Hotel is located at 142 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley. For more info click here
Tales from the Crypt Halloween Party
This year The Greaser Bar is celebrating Halloween with one big party, themed Tales from the Crypt. The party will feature fortune tellers, photo booths, horror villains, prizes for best dressed and an incredible music line up including The Strums, Regualr Gonzalez and The Wet Fish, and a few surprises too!
The Greaser Bar is located at 259 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. For more info click here
After some spine tingling family fun this Halloween? Screamworld at Dreamworld is the place to be! From 6:30pm Dreamworld will be transformed with pumpkins and trickery for families and little ones, featuring thrill rides in the dark, a laser light show, Zombie Evilution, a costume competition and trick or treating all under the night sky. Plus Thunder River Rapids will be open and you can book a free flowrider session!
Tickets: From $29.99pp
For more information click here.
How do you like to celebrate Halloween? Let us know in the comments below!