By Destiny Brown
Bring out the ghosts and goblins, witches and warlocks, monsters and magicians because Halloween is right around the corner! Luckily, we’re in a place that has a TON of Halloween events for all ages which guarantees anyone looking for a Halloween activity is bound to find a few. Take the kiddos trick-or-treating or take the whole family to a haunted house! If you’re into a more mature Hallows eve, check out PKL’s list of themed dinners, costume contests and BOOzy events that the adults are sure to find entertaining! Happy Halloween!
Trunk or Treat
6-7:30 p.m.; The Wharf in Orange Beach
We’ve got treats by the trunk load here at The Wharf. Spend your not-so-haunted Halloween with us on Main Street for a night of seasonal delight for the whole fam. Whether you come as a goblin, ghoul, or Ghostbuster, make sure you dress to impress. There will be a costume contest for all the festive folks and kid’s activities galore! Don’t be a scaredy cat – join in for a safe, candy-filled good time. Admission is FREE; camel rides $5 and face painting $5 – $10.
Annual Halloween BooLu’s and Trunk or Treat
2-6 p.m.; LuLu’s
Enjoy a day full of Halloween festivities and kid’s costume contest at LuLu’s Gulf Shores Annual BooLu’s Halloween event. Grab a broomstick and fly in for the fun. BooLu’s will have pumpkin decorating, kid’s crafts, inflatable play area, and costume contest. Trunk or Treat will feature trick-or-treating on the LuLu’s grounds during BooLu’s with various businesses and non-profits handing out candy treats to the little goblins. Registration and judging for the costume contest, by age category, will take place from 2-5:30 p.m. Kids can come dressed in their most creative costumes such as witches, zombies, ghosts, super heroes, fairies and the like to partake in the costume contest with prizes for the winners. Best of all, this day of fun events is all free. “All in all, it’s a great Halloween celebration for kids of all ages and their families,” commented Lucy Buffett, LuLu’s owner and author. “BooLu’s is definitely in keeping with our family-oriented tradition at LuLu’s. We love spreading the Gumbo Love!”
Trick-or-Treat at Tanger
6-7:30 p.m.; Tanger Outlets in Foley
Make plans to join us for a spooky good time on Halloween in the Family Fun Park! We will have a live DJ, games, prizes, a photo booth, a balloon artist & lots of candy!
Halloween Beer Dinner & Costume Contest
6 p.m.; Ginny Lanes in Orange Beach
$40 per guest, call for reservations. Ginny Lane Bar and Grill Presents: Halloween Beer Dinner & Costume Contest on Thursday, October 25 at 6 p.m. featuring Idyll Hounds Beers. The cost is $40 per guest and a prize will be awarded for best overall costume.
4thAnnual Island Halloween Costume Party
Luna’s Eat and Drink
21 and over ONLY! The bewitching hour is here at last and our 4th Annual Island Halloween Costume Party will be a Spooktacular Blast! Tickets are LIMITED and NOT sold at the door! Tickets on sale at: HYPERLINK “https://events.ticketprinting.com/event/Halloween-30348”https://events.ticketprinting.com/event/Halloween-30348$25 per person and includes heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Luna’s Eat & Drink, entertainment by DJ O-Zone / O-Zone Entertainment.
Photobooth and cash bar. COSTUME CONTEST CATEGORIES include Best Overall, Best Duo, Best Group, and Most Original.
Halloween Bash and Costume Contest
8-11 p.m.; Live Bait
We’ve Got the BOOZE, you bring the BOOs. Join us for some haunting spirits and wicked brews at the Halloween Bash and Costume Contest! On Oct. 27 the doors open at 8 p.m. with registration open from 8 – 11 p.m. the contest will begin at midnight.We are putting on a huge dance party and offering spookiest drink specials and over $1000 in cash and prizes so dress accordingly!21 and up only with valid ID required. For more updates check back often. at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free; pony rides are $5 and face painting is $5 – $7 with complimentary popcorn by AMC Theatre and free hot chocolate from The Southern Grind.
Annual Treasure of the Isle Halloween Costume Party This year’s Treasures of the Isle Halloween Costume Party will be held at the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf. Join us for fun, food and a chance to win a prize for the best costume! The competition includes best female costume, best male costume and best group. Whether you win or not, you will be sure to have a great time dancing to live music provided by The Deep Knee Band. We will provide the food, ice, cups and setups. Bring your own adult beverages and you will be set for an
Troves are defined as wonderful finds and collectibles. There will be a wide array of decorative items including beautiful vases, serving platters, housewares, lamps, framed artwork, Christmas /Holiday decorations, dishes and much more.
Booze and Boos Halloween Event
6 p.m.; Flora-Bama
The Flora-Bama’s Annual Halloween party is sponosored by Jagermeister. The party begins at 6 p.m with the costume contest beginning at 9 p.m. This is an 18 and older event. 18-20 year olds must be in the building before 10 p.m. to party til close! Cash prizes for 1st, 2ndand 3rdplace at the costume contest and jam out to tunes by the Red Clay Strays!
For the Family
Oct. 5 – Oct. 27
Town of Terror: Circus Asylum
Step right up and face your fears…
The scariest Town of Terror has just arrived on the Gulf Coast. This year’s Town of Terror theme is none other than the Circus Asylum. They came, they performed and they never left. These forgotten acts have become possessed and taken over the Town of Terror Downtown OWA located outside the amusement park gates. The ringmaster is ready to welcome you to his Circus Asylum and claim you as his own. Enter the “big top” Fridays and Saturdays from 6-11 p.m. and Sundays 6-9 p.m. starting October 5 with an additional Halloween opening on October 31 from 6-10 p.m. Times are subject to change. Ticket details and pre-sale coming soon. This collection of chills and thrills are sure to scare you, as you navigate your way through possessed performers, come face to face with fear, and become hypnotized by the circus of your nightmares. Will you find your way out or will you get lost in this Town of Terror?
Oct. 17 and Oct. 20
Who Haunts the Fort Night Tour
6-7 p.m.; Fort Morgan, 110 State Hwy. 180 W. Gulf Shores
Event fee $12 per person.
Join us October 17 and 20 from 6-7 p.m. for “Who Haunts the Fort” : A guided tour by a historical interpreter of the known deaths and burials at Mobile point from 1813-1910. Bring your own flashlights. Known Deaths and Burials at Mobile Point Event Fee $12 per person. Limited to 100 people. The museum and gift shop will be closed for this event. Please call Dylan Tucker or Wendy Hyatt to have your name placed on the list 251-540-7202 or 251-540-5257. Payment for this event will be excepted any time on the day of the event at the ticket booth. Visitors will be exposed to uneven surfaces, weather, water, stairs, wild life and unlighted areas of the fort during this tour, so please plan accordingly. Recommended for ages 12 and over.
Wild and Wicked Beach Bash
6 p.m.; Gulf Place Beach
The City of Gulf Shores is excited to announce the Wild and Wicked Beach Bash coming to Gulf Place Public Beach on Oct. 19. Locals and visitors are invited to wear their best Halloween costume and participate in this horrifyingly fun event featuring a Haunted Hustle 5K, Witches on Wheels, and live music from Doctor Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster. “We are excited to offer this new Halloween event in Gulf Shores,” Programs and Events Manager Brigette Reynolds said. “This is a great opportunity for adults of all fitness levels to put on their best costume, participate in friendly, fun competition, listen to good music and celebrate the holiday with our community.” The Witches on Wheels bicycle ride begins at 6 p.m. to kick off the evening. Witches and warlocks are invited to jump on their brooms, bicycles will suffice and parade around the Gulf Place Town Green throwing beads and candy to bystanders. “General admission to the Wild and Wicked Beach Bash is free,” Recreation Manager Nicole Ard said. “For those who do not wish to participate in Witches on Wheels or the Haunted Hustle 5K, we still encourage them to come out and enjoy spending time with friends and listening to great music by Doctor Zarr, beginning at 8 p.m.” For more information about the Wild and Wicked Beach Bash, please call 251-968-9824 or visit www.gulfshoresal.gov/wildwickedbeachbash.
Boo at the Zoo
1-4 p.m.; Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Boo at the Zoo returns on Sunday, October 21 from 1 to 4 pm for one last time at our current location. Grab your favorite costume and join us for a fun-filled afternoon for superheroes, princesses, pirates and goblins of all ages. Come dressed in your best costume as our keepers will be walking around with golden tickets looking for costumes that catch their eye. Each ticket may be redeemed in the gift shop for a t-shirt. Boo at the Zoo is a fun way for families to trick or treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a safe and unique environment. The Zoo will be decked out for Halloween fun complete with trick-or-treat stations, face painting and games. Don’t forget your trick-or-treat bag! Stroll around and see how creative our keepers get with decorations. We’ll have critter walks with lots of our feathered and furry friends out to say hello! TICKETS $5 per person | Cash only for this event Members get in free with membership card | Children 2 and under are FREE? NOTE The Zoo will be closed until doors open at 1 pm to set up for the event. Encounters will not be available during Boo at the Zoo.
Foley Uptown Halloween Party
5:30 p.m.; Downtown Foley
Families with young ghosts and goblins are encouraged to take to the streets of downtown Foley from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 25 for the Uptown Halloween Party. Presented by downtown merchants, city businesses and the City of Foley, it’s a fall carnival atmosphere with a costume contest, game booths, bouncy houses, hay rides and lots of treats. Admission is free.
Foley Witches Ride
5:30 p.m.; Downtown Foley
Foley Witches Ride will take place in Downtown Foley on Saturday, October 27. The ride will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will end with an after party in the alleyway behind the Hotel Magnolia. Riders must be over 21 and female. All proceeds will benefit Family Promise, a charity that transforms the lives of homeless families and the Backpack Feeding Program through Feeding America. Tickets are $30 each and include race entry, t-shirt and entry into the after party. (Prices will increase as event date gets closer.) Don’t want to ride? Join us for the after party and enjoy live music, food trucks and lots of cackling! $10 donation to enter and men are welcome. BYOB!