Thursday, September 26, 2013

Halloween 2013 Events in Wilmington North Carolina

Celebrate Halloween in Wilmington, North Carolina with haunted houses, haunted pub crawls, ghost tours, horror shows and trick or treat adventures!

Wilmington, North Carolina haunted attractions bring your worst nightmares to life right before your eyes! Confront all of your phobias at Panic Attack Haunted Attraction, tread upon the unmarked graves of thieves on a Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington and listen to haunted tales of the Cape Fear region at TheatreNOW's Fright Nights.

Once you have confronted your deepest fears, plan a Halloween adventure for the entire family! Trick
or Treat Under the Sea at Fort Fisher Aquarium, tour the Haunted Barn on a Halloween Ghost Trolley Tour and enjoy games, activities, and trick or treating at Batty Battleship's Halloween Bash!

Get your costume ready for a month full of exciting and scary Halloween events in Wilmington, North Carolina! Visiting from out of town? Make reservations today at one of these Wilmington hotels!

2013 Halloween Events in Wilmington North Carolina:

Panic Attack Haunted Attraction in Wilmington NC
September 27 & 28, 2013
October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31, 2013

The largest, most elaborate, scariest, wildest, bloodiest, most intense haunted house the Cape Fear region has ever seen! Panic Attack Haunted Attraction is your worst nightmare come to life. Hollywood-quality special effects, elaborate sets, and terrifying live actors will without a doubt scare you and exploit your deepest fears. The shocking and twisted journey through the Panic Attack Haunted Attraction is like a bad dream gone worse that sends you into a blood-curdling, psychological massacre of fears, phobias, and haunts. Call 919-578-3327 for more information.

Haunted Pub Crawl
September & October 2013
Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30PM
Hoist a pint or three inside the bowels of old Wilmington’s most actively haunted pubs. Hear eerie tales that will both shiver ye timbers & make ye laugh so hard ye’ll swab the decks. From the disreputable obsession of the merry wench Gallus Meg to the barbarous haunts of a notorious madman, ye’ll be beggin’ to be keelhauled before it’s all over. Aargh! This unique 2.5-hour adventure is closed to ye cabin boys & girls so in order to touch this booty ye must be 21 or older & prove it. Call 910-794-1866 for more information.

Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington
September & October 2013
Nightly at 6:30PM & 8:30PM

Join us as we traverse 275-year old alleyways littered with the spiritual debris of privateers and cutthroats. Stroll beneath a canopy of centuries old live oaks, their cryptic limbs dripping with Spanish moss, and hear tales of murder and mayhem. And if you dare, tread upon the unmarked graves of thieves, murderers and other less pitiful souls. Hear tales past and present, including the most recent encounters with these spirits (many of which have occurred during past tours). Call 910-794-1866 for more information.

Fright Night at TheatreNOW
October 4 - November 2, 2013
Doors Open at 6PM, Show starts at 7PM
Haunted tales of the Cape Fear region come to life with a creepy retelling. Inspired by tales of the Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington and classic horror movies everywhere. This show is not recommended for younger children. The Fright Night Menu features Halloween courses including Brains & Eyeballs Meatballs, Zombie Chicken, Frankenfish Salmon and more! Call 910-399-3669 for ticket information and menu details.

Trick or Treat Under the Sea at Fort Fisher Aquarium
October 24 & 25, 2013 from 5PM - 8:30PM
During the aquatic-themed festival guests are invited to dress in costume (no masks for adults, please) and prowl the Aquarium for spooky good times. Expect shrieks of delight during Halloween-themed games. Even zombies will giggle with delight at the roving performers and two magic shows per night. Scary divers lurk among the sharks in the Cape Fear Shoals. Brave souls find an extra thrill exploring the haunted gardens and meeting live animals. Those gnawed by hunger can dine at the Sharkbites snack bar on the outdoor deck. Call 800-832-3474 and select Fort Fisher Aquarium for more information.

Kooky Spooky JamBooRead
October 25, 2013 from 4:30PM-7:30PM
Enjoy some fall festivities at the Children's Museum of Wilmington! We will be having literacy-based fun fall games!  Enjoy stations like: Pumpkin bowling, Pumpkin bean bag toss, Pumpkin mini golf, Pumpkin ring toss, Halloween bingo and slime making! Guess how many pumpkin seeds and win a FREE membership! Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume and get ready to have lots of fun! FREE for Members! Only $3 for Non-Members! Call 910-254-3534 for more information.

Halloween Ghost Trolley Tours

October 25, 26, 30 & 31, 2013 from 6PM - 9PM
Listen to ghost stories tailored for young children, and experience the "Haunted Barn"!  Let your little ones enjoy Halloween the way it used to be. Tour meets at Market & Water Streets in downtown Wilmington.  $12.00 per adult, $5.00 per child under 12.  Free treats for children. No reservation required. Call 910-251-8889 for more information.

Double Decker Halloween Party and Costume Contest
October 25 & 26, 2013
The London-style double decker Wilmington Red Bus returns Halloween weekend for two spooktacular nights. The Halloween themed bar tour and costume contest is the only of its kind in the area and features four popular Wilmington pubs: Hell's Kitchen, Half Time Sports Bar, Courts & Sports and Banks Channel. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Make A Wish of Eastern North Carolina. Each tour accommodates up to 70 guests for a night on the town 'london-style' and other benefits include free cover, $2 beer, $2 shots, prizes, give-a-ways and a costume contest for cash! Call 910-264-4343 for more information!

Batty Battleship’s Halloween Bash
October 29, 2013 from 5:30PM - 8PM
Bring your little ghouls and goblins to the Battleship to go trick-or-treating! Fun games, activities, henna tattoos, & storytelling is all part of the Halloween fun. Batty Battleship is perfect for the little ones and families! Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. Bring your camera! $5 per person (including adults). Children 2 & under are free.

The Rocky Horror Show at Thalian Hall
October 30 & 31, 2013
The Rocky Horror Show is a musical with music, lyrics and a book by Richard O'Brien. A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through early 1970s, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror. Call 910-632-2285 for ticket information.

Danielle Snyder
Wilmington NC Events


  1. Be sure to add the Double Decker Halloween Party Tour

  2. Thanks for sharing this Halloween event with the Wilmington NC Events team! We have added the Double Decker Halloween Party Tour to the list!