Halloween 2017 -- Costume Parades, Pumpkin Carving, Jack O Lanterns

Find the dates you plan to travel or simply search the full events list below.

Choose by dates...

We welcome the events that are open to the public. Click here to Submit your Event for FREE


Charlie the Butler Ghost Party with Jared the Magician & Mentalist - Cranston, RI

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017 Governor Sprague Mansion Museum, 1351 Cranston Street Cranston, RI
Jared the Magician and Mentalist will entertain guests; see if Jared really can read your mind! Enjoy Tarot card and psychic readings, oracle readings, ghoulish decoration. Light refreshments will be served. Appropriate for 12 years and older. Costumes are optional; no masks. Send your check by October 25 to Cranston Historical Society, 1351 Cranston Street, Cranston, RI. Seating is limited; reserve your place early.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $15
Telephone: 401-944-9226

All Ages

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular 2017 at Roger Williams Park Zoo - Providence, RI - Providence, RI

Oct 5, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017 Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI
In 2017 the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular – a trail in Roger Williams Park that passes elaborate installments of carved jack o lanterns -- will take explorers through time and visit with dinosaurs, explore the ice age, and peek into the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Rome. Art and music of each era will accompany the intricate pumpkin carvings. Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday visits are available for purchase online only; timed ticket entry requires pre-registration. Adults, $18; children ages 2-12, $15. Trail open 6-11 p.m.
Monday through Thursday visits are sold online and at Zoo admissions. Adults, $15; children at 2-12, $12. Trail open 6-10:30 p.m. Last ticket is sold at 10 p.m.
Time: See description above
Admission: See description above

Children & Families

KidoInfo Spooky Storytime + Haunted Art in the Park - Providence, RI

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Burnside Park, 40 Kennedy Plaza Providence, RI
Storytime is back to haunt Burnside Park. Author Alison Paul and performer Ricky Katowicz will read spooky favorites. The Kidoinfo Art in the Park Wonky World of Roald Dahl theme continues with Spooky Storytime art inspired by "The Witches." Kids will create art inspired by Halloween and enjoy a dance party and costume parade, a hay bale maze, and mini pumpkins to paint.
Time: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

The Perfect Pumpkin Party 2017 - Bristol, RI

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street Bristol, RI
Join Audubon and search for hidden pumpkins throughout the wildlife refuge; try your hand at other pumpkin themed games. Visit our silly photo booth for a fall family picture and purchase a pumpkin to decorate. Come in costume and receive a prize. Meet Zach the Common Raven! No need to register.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults $6; children age 4-12, $4


Festival Ballet Providence presents “The Widow's Broom” - Providence, RI

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI
Based on the spooky story by Chris Van Allsburg, Festival Ballet tells the story of a witch’s worn-out broom that is left behind in a lonely widow’s garden. It becomes part of the family to the growing distrust of her neighbors.
Time: Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Admission: $23-$85


Halloween Party 2017 at Escobar’s Highland Farm - Portsmouth, RI

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Escobar's Highland Farm, 133 Middle Road Portsmouth, RI
Everyone is invited to this old-fashioned Halloween costume party for the entire family! Fun and games and crafts. Wear a costume and receive $1 off admission. Rain date is October 29.
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.


Providence Ghost Tours - Providence, RI

Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Prospect Terrace Park, 60 Congdon Street Providence, RI
The Providence Ghost Tour is a walking haunted history tour of the East Side of Providence. Guests re led by lantern light through the darkened streets of the historic neighborhood, sharing with you stories that will be sure to send a chill down your spine. Be sure to bring a camera!
Time: See website for schedule.
Admission: $18
Telephone: 401-256-1477

Raising Spirits: A Walking Tour African American Hauntings in Rhode Island - Providence, RI

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017 The event begins in front of RISD Auditorium, 7 Canal Walk Providence, RI
Take a tour of African American hauntings on College Hill with Ray Rickman; hear master storyteller Robb Dimmick tell about Tuggy Banock, a 19th-century black witch in South County; see Phillis Chace rise from the grave; and sip cider in our shop. Advance registration required.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $15 per person

Parties, Dances, Balls

Fright Night Costume Party with I'm Shmacked by 199X - Providence, RI

Oct 26, 2017 - Oct 26, 2017 Mezzo, 393 Charles Street Providence, RI
Music by DJ SO Wavey and DJ Kris Andre. Halloween costumes suggested; join the costume contest. Guests must be over age 21 to drink.
Time: 9 p.m.
Admission: $19.99
Telephone: 609-571-7693

Halloween CarnEvil 2017 at by Newport Vineyards - Middletown, RI

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017 Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road Middletown, RI
This costume party is an evening of circus performers, a fortune teller machine, beats by DJ Jay Buff from 92 PRO-FM and appearances from Ami Bruni and Adam Berry of TLC’s Kindred Spirits! Prizes. Cash bar. For guests age 21 and older.
Time: 7-11 p.m.
Admission: $55 per person

Mysterium: The Eternal Masquerade 2017 - Providence, RI

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017 Providence Public Library, 225 Washington Street Providence, RI
Eternal Masqueraders will experience a Halloween Odyssey of performances, food & drink, and exploration of this dramatic building. Over the course of the evening guests will be invited to engage in interactive and mysterious live performances that combine to create a suspenseful literary expedition through the Library's historic Renaissance and 1950s structures.
Time: 7:30 p.m. to midnight
Admission: $125 - $325
Telephone: 401-725-1031


Hallowine Wine Tasting Fundraiser - Portsmouth, RI

Oct 26, 2017 - Oct 26, 2017 Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road Portsmouth, RI
Join Greenvale Vineyards for a wine tasting, music, and light hors d'oeuvres. This is a fund raiser for Clean Ocean Access,
Time: 5-7:30 p.m.
Admission: $25 in advance; $30 at the door


Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” - Tiverton Four Corners, RI

Oct 29, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 The Meeting House, 3850 Main Road Tiverton Four Corners, RI
Dr. Frankenstein, delirious from chasing his creation across the world, recounts his tragic past as a warning to humanity. This dark tale comes to life with a spark, revealing the truth behind Dr. Frankenstein’s creation and the irreversible horrors that unfold quickly after. For ages 13 and older.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: $15 in advance, online. $20 at the door