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!
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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)
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
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Top Pick: Peddler’s Village Apple Festival (Sat, Sun)
Top Pick: Day of the Dead Celebration at The Penn Museum
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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)
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)
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)