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

The Ghosts of Davidson

Starting Oct 2nd
Main St, Davidson | More Details

Experience the spooky side of Davidson! On this 90-minute walking tour, you will learn about the history of the town along with it's ancient folklore and the ghosts who haunt Davidson to this day. Beginning at the corner of Main Street and Concord Road, your group will take a one mile tour through the heart of downtown Davidson while taking multiple stops to sit down and listen to the guide's eerie ghost stories. Catch a glimpse of turn of the century buildings as well as listen to stories about General William Lee Davidson and the Corpse of Chambers Hall!

Spooky Davidson Main Street

Eerie Night on Main Street, Davidson

Halloween Trunk or Treat at Evolution

October 23rd
Norman Aquatic Center | More Details

Come out to Halloween Trunk or Treat for a night of Halloween family fun, all while supporting a good cause! Donate one canned food item in order to participate in the Trunk or Treat contest, and all donations will go towards helping combat food instability. Deck your car trunk with your best Halloween decorations for a chance to win Best Decorated Trunk, with setup for participating vehicles beginning at 6:15pm. Don’t miss out on all of the other spooky fun, including ghoulish games, monster music and more! The event will be hosted by Evolution at the Nomad Activity Center, co-hosted by “Glenn Carder Martial Arts.”

Halloween in Huntersville

October 24th
Huntersville Athletic Park | More Details

Put your costume to the test at the Halloween in Huntersville Festival! There will be many costume competitions where prizes will be awarded to the best in categories such as Best Kid's Costume, Best Homemade Costume and Best Family Costume. Bring the whole family out to enjoy the free entertainment from 4-7pm including balloon twisters, airbrush tattoos, games, local craft vendors, & the costume contest starting at 5:30pm! Save your appetite for one of the many food trucks onsite!


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Halloween Happy Hour

October 25th
Primal Brewery | More Details

Everyone needs a costume on Halloween! Bring your pooch out for a festive costume party, and get some memorable photos provided by Primal Brewery of your pet in the Halloween spirit! Now is your chance to outfit your dog or cat as your favorite Mandalorian character, a superhero or maybe just the cutest ghost out there. Light appetizers will be provided and enjoy two FREE drinks on Primal!

Kid's Night Out: Freaky Friday

October 29th
Flour Power Kids Studio | More Details

Calling all junior chefs! Bring the kid's out to Flour Power Kid's Cooking Studio for a friendly Freaky Friday Halloween party! The frighteningly delicious menu will consist of eyeball pasta, green cyclopes sugar cookies & a Gorry Guzzler drink (lemonade with a twist!). This is a great way to celebrate the Halloween spirit as a family while also helping kids grow valuable skills like cooking. Friendly costumes are welcomed!

Trick-or-Treat at Birkdale Village

October 30th
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 Grove at 10am for some ghastly goodies and a map to guide you through two fun-filled hours of trick-or-treating!


Voodoo on the Bayou Halloween Party

October 30th
BoatYard Eats | More Details

Boatyard Eats and "Cowboy Mouth" are hosting the music-filled Halloween party of the year! Voodoo on the Bayou features music from New Orleans based rock band "Cowboy Mouth". Come out, listen to music, and come dressed in your best Halloween costume for the chance to win cash prizes for Best Couples and Best Overall costume. Doors open at noon and the performance will start at 8:30pm.

Primal Brewery

Pumpkin patch at Primal Brewery

Halloween Bash at Huntersville

October 30th
Primal Brewery | More Details

Come out to Primal Brewery from 1 to 11pm for a day full of Halloween fun! Dress up in your spookiest costume for a chance to win the Costume Contest, and don’t miss out on the face painting starting from 2pm. Bring your finest carving skills for the Jack O’ Lantern Contest, where your pre-carved pumpkin could win a Primal gift basket. Be sure to save your appetite for the Too Cheesy Food Truck that will be available for late lunches and dinner! With live music from three different groups throughout the day and all of Primal’s delicious craft beers on tap, you won’t want to miss out on this Halloween Bash!

Halloween Dance Party 2021: Bring It!

October 30th
Dynamic Ballroom | More Details

Break out your best costumes for Dynamic Ballroom’s Halloween party: ballroom dancers’ style! We all know competitive ballroom dancers know how to bling it up and now is the time to show off your style in a Halloween-themed costume contest. Prizes will go to the top three best costumes of the night, and there will be a dance-off/catwalk to determine the winners. Come out early to bust a move at the special Halloween dance group class at 7:00 PM, and keep the party going at the open dance party from 8-10PM. Tickets are sold at $10/person and walk-ins are encouraged!

Halloween Daze and Spooky Knights

October 30th-31st
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 required! Children and parents alike enjoy the fun and safe trick or treating experience with free treats to be found at over 100 locations throughout the Festival Village. And don't miss the children's Halloween Treasure Hunt with Treasure Chest filled with prizes!

Jack's Corner Tap Halloween Party

October 30th
Jack's Corner Tap | More Details

Do the Monster Mash all night long at Jack’s Corner Tap’s Halloween Party on October 30th! Starting at 9pm, you can live it up with live music from the Bald Brotherhood and watch the UFC event playing live at Jack’s. Be sure to wear your best costume for the night for the Costume Contest at the end of the night!

Haunted Hayride Halloween Mixer Cruise

October 31st
Charlotte Cycleboats | More Details

Jump aboard and claim your stake in a seat on the Haunted Hayride Cruise, if you dare! Wander your way along the waters of Lake Norman with an eerie, creepy cruise of spirited fellows and a captain and crew who just may give you the heebie-jeebies. Prepare to be spooked amongst a party-like atmosphere on this first of its kind cruise. Bring your poison of choice (beer, wine or non-alcoholic beverages, NO liquor is allowed) and don’t forget some snacks to keep back the witches, ghosts, and ghouls of the forgotten spirits. Pedal, Drink, Repeat your way through the fog of fear!

Ghouls, goblins, galore! This year will certainly be a spooky one in Lake Norman, and with so many great 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!