Weekend Picks, Halloween Edition: Halloween Parties Across The City, Trick-Or-Treating Events, Day Of The Dead Celebrations, Peddler’s Village Apple Festival, Closing Weekend For Independence Beer Garden, Clover Market And More

Halloween is here, and since the holiday is on a Friday night, the city is abuzz with Halloween happenings — and Day of the Dead happenings — all weekend long. (Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)
Halloween is here, and since the holiday is on a Friday night, the city is abuzz with Halloween happenings — and Day of the Dead happenings — all weekend long. (Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)

Halloween is here and Philadelphia marks the holiday in a major way with killer celebrations all weekend long.

Tonight, Friday, October 31 is Halloween and tomorrow, November 1 is the Day of the Dead, which means spooky celebrations are in high supply.

Eastern State Penitentiary continues its super scary Terror Behind the Walls — the number one haunted house in the country! — with tours available all weekend.

Tons and tons of bars and attractions turn up the fun with Halloween parties this weekend, too. Arrive in costume for the chance to take home a prize and dance until the wee hours of the night.

Read on for our guide to a hauntingly good weekend.

Friday, October 31 — Happy Halloween!

Top Pick: Halloween In Philadelphia 2014 — Our Guide to Celebrations on Friday, October 31

Top Pick: Our Guide to Halloween Weekend in Philadelphia (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Closing Weekend for Independence Beer Garden

Top Pick: Terror Behind the Walls (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Trick-or-Treating Parties in Neighborhoods

Top Pick: Final-ly Friday Monster Mash in Mt. Airy

Henri David Halloween Ball

Halloween at the Haunted Hotel Monaco

Art After 5: Halloween Edition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Spruce Hill Halloween Parade

Halloween Dance Party at The Trestle Inn

Sherlock Holmes Dinner at The Treemont

Night of the Philly Dead: Brews and Brains at International House

Halloween at Silk City

Universal Cave Halloween at Johnny Brenda’s

Halloween at the Bellevue

Making Time at Union Transfer

Philadelphia Orchestra’s Halloween Organ Extravaganza

Pumpkin Playground at Longwood Gardens — Closing Day!

Candy Volcano at FringeArts

Seven Deadly Sins at Yakitori Boy

Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Pumpkin Fest at Devil’s Den (Fri, Sat)

Halloween at Pinot Boutique

Prohibition Era All Hallows Bash at P.S. & Co.

Wicked at Xfinity Live

Halloween at McGillin’s Olde Ale House

Red Speedo at Studio X (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Mall-O-Ween at Oxford Valley Mall

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love and Gerlan Jeans ♥ Patrick Kelly at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)

The Trocadero
Halloween parties are filling bars, restaurants, concert halls and attractions across the city all weekend long.
(Photo courtesy The Troacero Theatre)

Saturday, November 1 — Day of the Dead

Top Pick: Day of the Dead Celebrations in Philadelphia

Top Pick: Peddler’s Village Apple Festival (Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Day of the Dead Celebration at The Penn Museum

Top Pick: Our Guide to Brunch in Philadelphia

Sinister Cinema: Halloween at the PFS Roxy

Weeki Wachee Mermaids at Adventure Aquarium (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Philadelphia Tweed Ride

Much, much more, below.

Grim Philly’s Cemetery, Serial Killers; Blood & Beer Tour

Day of the Dead at Distrito

PHAIR Open-Air Market

Ghost Tours of the Olympia

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes with A Benefit Concert Featuring Patti LaBelle

Now Open: Nordstrom Rack

Spring Garden Indoor Antique & Vintage Flea Market

Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Baby Loves Disco Halloween at World Cafe Live

PNC Grow Up Great at The Kimmel Center

Autumn’s Colors at Longwood Gardens (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Day of the Dead at the Mütter Museum

LipSchtick: A Variety Hour at L’Etage

Free at The Kimmel Presents Organ Demonstration

Spooky Mini-Golf at Franklin Square

Day of the Dead Menu at El Rey (Fri, Sat)

Eastern State Penitentiary
Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary is a super scary way to spend Halloween weekend.
(Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)

Sunday, November 2

Top Pick: Our Guide to Viewing Fall Foliage in the Philadelphia Region (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Independence Beer Garden Closing Party

Top Pick: South Street Headhouse District’s Day of the Dead Parade and Festival

Top Pick: Clover Market in Ardmore

Top Pick: Free First Sunday at The Barnes Foundation

Pay-What-You-Wish First Sunday at the PMA

David Lynch: The Unified Field at PAFA (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Kids’ Fall Festival at Liberty Lands Park

Treasures Jewelry Sale & Show at The Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Fire and Spice Weekends at Chaddsford Winery

Terror Behind the Walls Dinner at London Grill (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Headhouse Farmers’ Market

Now Open: Century 21

Henry V at the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Great Expectations at the Arden Theatre Company (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Sensory-Friendly Sunday at The Franklin Institute

First Sundays at Johnny Brenda’s

Chocolate: The Exhibition at The Academy Of Natural Sciences (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Costumes Of Downton Abbey at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Native American Voices: The People — Here and Now at the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Peddler's Village Scarecrow Festival
Celebrate autumn’s bounty at Peddler’s Village’s annual apple festival, which hits this weekend, November 1 and 2.
(Photo by A. Sinagoga for Visit Philadelphia)


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