Wilmington NC Halloween Events
If you live in Wilmington or visit the Cape Fear area during October, you know that there is no shortage of family friendly Halloween events to enjoy. We love to recommend events to our readers we know parents will enjoy as much as the kids! Whether it involves costumes, taking a haunted tour, or enjoying a festival at some of the areas most popular local attractions, these Halloween events in Wilmington, NC are Wilmington Today approved!
Battleship North Carolina, Oct. 25, 2016
$5, Kids 2 and younger free
Kids can get dressed up for non-scary Halloween fun at Batty Battleship’s Halloween Bash on the Battleship North Carolina. It’s spooktacular! There’s a petting zoo, a bounce house, and a carnival and, of course, trick-or-treating with Batty Battleship, brother Buggy, and friends.
Daily, call for times
Cotton Exchange, Downtown Wilmington
Adults $12, Kids 5 to 12 $5, Dogs free
All that history at the Cotton Exchange means they have some very spooky tales of haunting and ghosts. An amazing 5-star storyteller spins yarns to send a shiver up your spine. Call (910) 409-4300 for tour times.
NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, 4-8 p.m., Oct. 27-29, 2016
$11, Kids 2 and under free
The aquarium gets all dressed for Halloween. In addition to the live animals and divers swimming with sharks, Halloween revelers will find candy stations for trick-or-treating, Halloween games, and magic shows. It’s a fun and safe Halloween adventure!
Poplar Grove Plantation, Tours: Oct. 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2016
Hear true tales of Halloween haints every Friday night in October. The Foy family had their share of ruined romances and ghosts, and you can look for the remains on our Paranormal Ghost Tours.
Poplar Grove Plantation, Oct. 22, 2016
Dress in your frightening finest for an elegant evening at Poplar Grove Plantation. The Haint Blue All Hallows Masquerade features horror films, an open bar, tarot readers, food catered by Middle of the Island, and a costume contest.