Your Guide To Adelaide’s Halloween & Day of the Dead Events

Whether you’re in to dressing up, horror flicks, or just need an excuse to go our with your friends to have a few drinks, there’s a stack of events happening around Adelaide over the next week that have you covered.


Whether you’re in to dressing up, horror flicks, or just need an excuse to go our with your friends to have a few drinks, there’s a stack of events happening around Adelaide over the next week that have you covered. 

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Henry’s Halloween Party, October 25th

The Havelock Hotel is keepin’ it real – drinks ‘n’ dress up. Can’t go wrong really.

The free event kicks off on Thursday 25 October, with their Pint ‘n’ Parmi special from 5:30pm, then from 8pm until late, drink cards will be on offer all night for the best costumes. So get thinking and creative for some free booze.

Drink specials include 2 for $10 Halloween shots, and $10 Halloween cocktails, plus the usual; $5 Little Creatures Pale pints, West End Draught pints, Coopers Pale pints, and $5 vodkas and Captains.

Click here for more their Facebook event.

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Boo At The Zoo, October 26th

“Join us if you dare for a Halloween scare!” – An enticing message from the Adelaide Zoo for a “spook-tacular” night to experience the zoo after hours on Friday 26 October from 4pm to 8pm.

This Halloween celebration is an unique opportunity to observe the animals’ behavior at night time and enjoy the “electric atmosphere”, and explore the exclusive Trick Or Treat Trail, Halloween themed animal presentations, spooky entertainment, ghoulish giveaways, plus more surprises on the night!

This is a family friendly event – ghosts, goblins, witches and wizards or all ages are welcome to join the fun!

Tickets are on sale now, so get in quick! For more information visit the Adelaide Zoos’ website.

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Mary’can Horror Story, October 26th

Now this is a real treat – Rupaul’s Drag Race alumni Vivacious (and her alter ego Ornacia) will join Mary’s Poppin’s Devilish Diva’s on stage for a freaky fright night!

If you’re heading to the East End, head down Synagogue Place for the opportunity to meet and greet with Vivacious for just $25 as a ticket holder. Or $10 at the door for general admission.

Mary’s Poppin are also daring you to try their cocktail of the living dead, The Agwa Apocalypse – both an intriguing and frightening name all in one.

Gather your wicked and wonderful coven and join Mary’s Cult for their Freak Show on Friday 26 October from 8pm until 4am.

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Zooflix – Movie Night At Adelaide Zoo, October 27th

How does a movie night under the stars sound? Delightful you may think. But this one is not for the faint-hearted…or the kids, as Adelaide Zoo invites you to their screening of the Australian horror film, Wolf Creek.

Wolf Creek follows the story of Kristy, Ben and Liz, three backpackers in remote Australia whose holiday takes a terrifying turn when they accept the help of a stranger (literal chills).

The screening will be hosted on the central lawns of the zoo, where you will be welcome to bring your own picnic dinner, however no BYO, alcohol will be available to buy on the night, along with snacks including hot dogs, burgers and ice cream.

Gather your rugs and cushions and lay back under the night sky, or relax on your low chairs towards the back of the lawns.

Gates open at 6:30pm, with the screening starting at 8pm until 10:30pm on Saturday 27 October.

Please note, all attendees must be over 18, as the film is R rated. For more info visit the Adelaide Zoo’s website.

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Trick Or Treat With Blip!, October 31st

If you’re after a family friendly event suitable for the kids, Plant 4 Bowden has got you covered with Trick Or Treat With Blip.

Blip Art School and Plant 4 Bowden have joined forces to host an evening event pre-trick-or-treat so the kids can design their very own treats bag to boast around the suburbs.

Using silk screen printing methods, your child will have the opportunity to create their bag exactly as they please. A rewarding experience about more than just treats, for those worries about the well-being of your children’s teeth and what-not.

And when the festivities are over, don’t fear as the bag doubles as (what would be) a very unique library bag.

Plus, the creative edge will be sure to get the brownie points with the neighbourhood candy-givers, and hopefully score you some actual brownies too. Bonus!

The event will be hosted at Plant 4 Bowden in the Kidzone, on Wednesday October 31 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, with tickets selling for $25.

Click here for more information about the fun filled and artsy evening.

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Sazon’s Day Of The Dead, November 2nd

Mexican orientated restaurant, Sazon, located in the heart of the CBD, is hosting a Day of the Dead themed dinner – Feed Me Mexican Street Food.

At $60 per person, you’ll be treated with a margarita on arrival, a set Mexican street food menu, and live Latin music throughout the night to keep the spirits and your spirits high.

In case you’re wondering what The Day of the Dead actually is – it is a Mexican holiday which focuses on remembering passed loved ones in order to help support their spiritual journey. The gatherings bring together family and friends, and generally encompass traditional ‘sugar skull’ face painting as a way to internalise mortality.

The evening kicks off at 6pm on November 2 until late. Bookings are essential so make sure you lock in your spot and give Sazon a call on 82216966.

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Day Of The Dead At The Hoose, November 2nd

Hoosegow Charcoal Restaurant is hosting their annual Day of the Dead celebration, and judging from their past events, this will be a night of immense feasting and profuse partying in their St Morris locale.

This celebration of life will see the moody restaurant transform into a space where all the staff and diners alike are invited to dress in traditional wear and indulge in a set Mexican four course share menu, and topped off with their infamous ‘Bloody Hoose’ shots.

Adding to the ambiance, you’ll be treated with live Latin entertainment by Natalie Stansfield, so you can pop your dancing shoes on, get your groove on AND get your feast on all in one venue.

At $69 per person, the event will be held on Friday 2 November, from 6pm until 11:30pm. Bookings are essential, so round up the team and give Hoosegow a call on 8332 6599 or book direct here.

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Day of the Dead at NOLA, November 3rd

Day of the Dead is back at NOLA for 2018! They’ll be tapping 16 Garage Project beers including Day of the Dead (Chili Chocolate Black Lager), La Catrina Calavera (Habanero and Rosewater Corn Lager) PLUS Louisiana Voodoo Queen (Coffee and Chicory Dubbel) and Texas Tea (Cactus Brown Ale) both of which are one of only 2 kegs in the country. In addition to the awesome lineup of beers they’ll have face painters on duty all day long, live music and their own house made Pan de Muerto (bread of the dead). Last year was a bloody good time and this time around it’s going to be even better.

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