Children, adults, and pets alike can all agree that Halloween in the Lowcountry is packed full of fun! In honor of the spooky holiday ahead, we decided to break down some of the many events happening around our area this weekend.
For the Kids:
Trick or Treat in the Park (Friday, 10/30, 4-6 p.m., FREE) Join the City of Charleston Recreation Department at Hampton Park in an exciting afternoon of trick-or-treating, pony rides, hayrides, games, jump castles, and a costume contest for kids 12 & under.
Family Fright Night at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens (Friday, 10/30, 6-10 p.m., FREE under 6, $10 ages 6+) is perfect for the family looking for pirate stories, monster games, and haunted train rides
Halloween under the Oaks (Saturday, 10/31, 6 p.m., FREE) in the James Island neighborhood Riverland Terrace is one of the largest trick or treating events on the island. Wappoo Drive will be closed to traffic to allow for pedestrians only starting at 5:30 p.m.
Visit your community library branch (All week, FREE) for Halloween events like; Afternoon Adventure in Goulish Makeup, and Friday Night Fright Halloween party at the Main Library.
If you’re searching for that last minute costume for your kiddo, these are some of our favorite costume spots when you’re on a budget:
Tiny Tadpoles - James Island
Consign Charleston - West Ashley
Once Upon a Child - West Ashley
Angels & Rascals - Mt. Pleasant
For the Pets:
Kia Boo and Bark (Saturday, 10/31, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., FREE) is the best Halloween Pet Party in town. There will be a pet costume contest with all proceeds benefiting the Charleston Animal Society's Pet Food Bank.
Fall Festival and Trick or Treat at Towne Centre (Saturday, 10/31, 12-4 p.m., $10 to register your pet) in Mt. Pleasant is a great place participate in the Annual Pet Costume Contest benefiting Pet Helpers- and the kids can trick or treat through the center.
Black Cat Halloween Dance (Saturday, 10/31, 6-11 p.m., $5) Join the Charleston Swing Dance Association for a night of costumes, dancing, and donations to help Pet Helpers at the Knights of Columbus located at 143 Calhoun Street.
Taco Boy Halloween Party (Saturday, 10/31, 6 p.m., $5) in our opinion, has one of the best group costume contests in town. (Side note: Emily and a group of friends won the group contest last year!)
The Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents Frankenstein Live (Friday, 10/30, 7:30 p.m., Prices vary), a night of fright with the 1931 classic Frankenstein movie with orchestral accompaniment featuring an all new score.
Ohm Radio's Halloween Fest (Saturday, 10/31, 12:30 p.m., Prices vary) will feature an entire day of live music to benefit Charleston's non-profit, commercial free radio station, hosted at Palmetto Brewery.
The Coastal Carolina Fair (10/29- 11/8) is also a great way to spend All Hallow's Eve!
There are plenty more happenings than even we could list; check out these links to other useful resources:
Ghosts of Charleston Tours (year round!)
Bonus Halloween Treat:
We're happy to announce that the Lowcountry Love Letters family is growing and that loyal pup, Tater Wicke is going to be a big brother. The Wicke's are expecting the arrival of a Baby Girl in Spring 2016!