It's almost that time of the year again! Halloween is the holiday everyone looks forward to. It is full of cheap scares, hayrides, horror movies, jack-o-lanterns, and candy! These Halloween events are guaranteed to have something fun for every member of the family to enjoy. What better way to spend the year's spookiest holiday than near the lake?


The Ghosts of Davidson

Starting Sept 19th
Main Street, Davidson | More Details

Experience the spooky side of Davidson! This 90-minute walking tour will teach you about the town's history, ancient folklore, and the ghosts who haunt Davidson today. Beginning at the corner of Main Street and Concord Road, your group will take a 1.8-mile stroll through the heart of Downtown Davidson while taking multiple stops to sit down and listen to the guide's eerie ghost stories. Reservations are recommended! The tour is creepy and meant to be a little scary, but the content is suitable for audiences of all ages. Tickets are available throughout the year, with a few breaks between seasons.

Ghosts of Davidson


Discovery Place Kids

Ghouly Gala: A Science SPOOKtacular 

October 27th 
Discovery Place Kids | More Details

Prepare your costumes for a ghoulishly good time at Discovery Place Kids in Huntersville. There will be Spooky STEM Activities, Witch's Brew Potion Games, a "Get Your Ghoul On" Dance Party, and a Baby Bonanza Scavenger Hunt! You won't want to miss out on this "boo-tiful" opportunity to celebrate this holiday at their museum; get your tickets now!

Halloween March

October 27th
Davidson Public Safety Building | More Details

The Town of Davidson will kick off its Fall Festival Weekend with its traditional Halloween March along Main Street. Families should line up at the Davidson Public Safety Building to parade along Main Street in their best costumes to receive treats from merchants and organizations. After the parade, take a spooky stroll at Roosevelt Wilson Park and enjoy a pumpkin-lined walk where the community will vote for the best Jack-O-Lantern. 


Halloween March


Halloween Daze & Spooky Nights

Halloween Daze and Spooky Knights

October 28th-29th
Carolina Renaissance Festival | More Details

Already the Carolinas' largest costume party, the Carolina Renaissance Festival is the place to celebrate Halloween! All kids 12 and under get FREE admission; no coupon is required! Children and parents enjoy the fun and safe trick-or-treating experience with free treats at over 100 locations throughout the Festival Village. And don't miss the children's Halloween Treasure Hunt with Treasure Chest filled with prizes!

Trick-or-Treat at Birkdale Village

October 28th
Birkdale Village | More Details

Join Birkdale Village for a SPOOK-tacular Halloween celebration for the little goblins! Come dressed in your costumes and trick-or-treat at Birkdale Village's participating retailers and restaurants. Check in at the Concierge at 10 a.m. for some ghastly goodies and a map to guide you through two fun-filled trick-or-treating hours!


Halloween in Birkdale

Copy of Halloween CRC

Owl-O-Ween on the Raptor Trail

October 28th
Carolina Raptor Center | More Details

Pick out your best Halloween costume and plan for a hootin' good time at Owl-O-Ween, a spooktacular event at the Carolina Raptor Center Trail that combines the enchantment of owls with the thrill of Halloween! Featuring activities like trick-or-treating, costume contests, critter tables, and owl-themed crafts! 

Lake Norman Halloween Brew-Boo Tour

October 28th
Starts at Kilted Buffalo in Langtree | More Details

The annual tour features deluxe VIP transportation and complimentary pizza before you depart to four unique breweries. Take in the beer scene at Lost Worlds, Eleven Lakes, D9, and Primal. Each guest will receive two free souvenir pint glasses. Start thinking about what you're wearing beforehand, as prizes for the best costumes will be available. The tour starts at noon and will end around 6:30 p.m. at The Kilted Buffalo, so be sure to plan accordingly! 


Primal Brewery


Halloween in Huntersville

Halloween in Huntersville

October 28th
Veterans Park | More Details

Spend an evening full of Halloween fun at Veterans Park! There will be many costume competitions where prizes will be awarded to the best in categories such as Cutest Baby, Best Kid's Costume, Best Homemade Costume, Best Adult Costume, and Best Family Costume. Food trucks will be onsite and available for purchase. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and end the night by watching a Halloween-themed movie, FREE of charge. 

Halloween Treat Trail & Outdoor Movie

October 28th
Bailey Road Park | More Details

Join Bailey Road Park for this seasonal event, where participants dress up in their favorite silly or spooky costumes to collect pre-packaged candy from local businesses along the trail. Various activities, games, and concessions will be available for purchase as a spooktacular photo area! Returning this year will be a tractor-pulled hayride running and a showing of the movie Hocus Pocus at dusk. Don't forget chairs or blankets to watch the film!



Ghouls, goblins galore! This year will undoubtedly be a spooky one in Lake Norman, and with so many significant events to choose from, we'll have plenty to do in October. What's your favorite Halloween event on the lake? Make sure to tag @visitlakenorman in any of your Halloween events or festivities!