“Fall in love with Mobile this Halloween! There are only 13 days until All Hallow’s Eve, so don’t miss out on haunted tours, costume contests and more this year. Treat yourself Mobile!” – Mayor Stimpson
For the next 13 days leading up to Halloween, the City of Mobile, museums, businesses and other organizations are hosting events across the City to celebrate the spooky holiday. There may be only 13 days left, but there are more than 13 ways to celebrate Halloween in Mobile this year.
What: Thriller Night of Lights
Thriller Nights of Lights is a family-friendly drive-thru light show synchronized to music playing through your car radio. Displays of giant spiders, spooky eyes, friendly ghosts, and tumbling scarecrows are just a few of the displays to see dancing to a fun variety of music.
When: Every night in October, 7-10 pm
Where: Hank Aaron Stadium
What: Haunted Fort Notorious Beginnings
Haunted Fort brings together an amazing cast of actors, special effects, stages, and scenes in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. Haunted Fort will reveal the lesser-known side of our city’s beginnings as actors depict the spirits of Mobile’s founding fathers and others whose dark legacies lurk in the shadows of the historic fort and beyond
When: Every Night in October, Tours at 6,7,8, and 9 pm
Where: Fort of Colonial Mobile
What: Haunted Ducks
For centuries Mobile has been home to pirates, vagabonds, miscreants, soldiers, and ladies of the night. While their bodies may be gone their souls remain. Embark on a spine-tingling tour of Mobile and the Mobile River as you search along our haunted city streets for these forgotten souls who linger somewhere between today and the afterlife.
When: October 19-21, October 25-31, Tours begin at 6,7,8, and 9 pm
Where: Fort of Colonial Mobile
What: Church Street Graveyard Tours
The graveyard has burials dated back to the early 1800s including Joe Cain and the builder of the Oakleigh House, James Roper. Visit https://www.historicmobile.org/events to purchase tickets.
When: Oct 19 &26, Tours begin at 10 am & 6 pm.
Where: Church Street Graveyard
This convention will be truly unique to the Gulf Coast area including awesome guests, an amazing vendor floor, diverse gaming, and an unbelievable dedication to all things cosplay. Multiple locations include Cooper Riverside Park, The Gulf Coast Exploreum and The Mobile History Museum. Visit https://www.quest-con.com/tickets-landing-page for admission.
When: October 20-22
Where: Arthur R. Outlaw – Mobile Convention Center
What: Night at the Museum
Join the History Museum of Mobile for a tribute to comic books and historic looks at the History Museum of Mobile. Their annual event “Night at the Museum” is back and this time it is superhero-themed. Experience the “Hall of Justice” and explore their limited-time exhibition, “Comic Books: Lessons in Ink,” where you can learn the history of comic books, understand the significance of the Comics Code and how comics have shaped society as we know it. Meet your favorite superheroes; enjoy kid-friendly arts and crafts, food trucks, costume contests, and much more. Admission is $10 per adult, and $5 per child ages 6 and up. Children ages 5 and under will receive free admission. Quest-Con attendees and members of the History Museum of Mobile are also FREE! For more information, please contact their event manager, Gavin Snyder at 251.301.0273 or firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Oct 20, 5-9 pm
Where: History Museum of Mobile
What: ARTGO! BOO! KICK-OFF EVENT
The ArtGO! tour will officially be unveiled at a free Halloween-themed event including a selfie race and an art-themed costume contest. Refreshments will be available.
When: October 21, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Mobile Arts Council
What: Market in the Park
Come shop for your fall favorites including Halloween treats, jams and jellies, pumpkins and produce and more!
When: October 21,28 7:30 am to noon
Where: Cathedral Square
What: Lil’ Ghouls & Goblins
Treat yourself to a costume Contest, face painting, bounce house, Trick or Treat, games, and a cupcake walk –all for only $5.
When: October 21, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: Oakleigh House Lawn
What: Woofstock 2017
Woofstock is a day filled with weiner dog races, a dog costume contest, music, a kids zone, food and drinks – all to benefit the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF). Tickets are just $15 for adults and $5 for children. All the fun kid zone activities are included in the admission price as well as entering your pup in the weiner dog race and costume contest.
When: October 22, 11 am- 6:30 pm
Where: Bienville Square
What: Brown Bag in Bienville
Come out and listen to the soothing sounds of Rebecca Barry as you dine in Bienville Square around the historic Ketchum Fountain. To make your Brown Baggin’ easier, stop in at your downtown eatery and ask for the Brown Bag special. They will provide you with your lunch to go in a “Brown Bag” that you can easily transport to the Square and recycle in one of our recycle bins.
When: October 25, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Bienville Square
What: Mystere 2017: Mysteries & Curiosities
Indulge in fabulous food and drink while enjoying the Gulf Coast’s most unusual entertainment. Find treasures and trips at the silent auction. Witness the wonders of acrobats, aerialists, fire eaters, magicians, and fortune tellers— all to support STEM education across the Gulf Coast.
When: Oct 26, 6-9 pm
Where: Gulf Coast Exploreum
What: NIGHT OF THE DEAD ARTISTS
The Mobile Museum of Art will be haunted with famous artists for this Day of the Dead-meets-Night at the Museum Halloween extravaganza! MMofA has partnered again with AIDS Alabama South for another day of the Halloween art history event for the whole family. Performers from a number of community theaters will be joining as deceased artists come to haunt the galleries. Fun also includes a gallery scavenger hunt, live music, Day of the Dead altars made for artists no longer with us, sugar skull making, face painting, and tarot card readings. Come in costume with the whole family and take a spooky trip through time and into art history.
When: October 26, 6 pm
Where: Mobile Museum of Art
What: Galactic Halloween 2017
You can purchase tickets for the New Orleans jam band Galactic at http://www.soulkitchenmobile.com/event-details/7589825/galactic-halloween-2017-with-cbdb/.
When: October 27, 9 pm
Where: Soul Kitchen
What: SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN AT THE EXPLOREUM
Family friendly activities and demos will be inspired by the unexplained while exploring the amazing world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Enjoy Spooky Jell-O Worms, see ghosts flying into the air, or encounter a creepy chemical chameleon. Don’t forget to dress up in your Halloween finery, because prizes will be awarded to during the 12:30 Costume Contest. Be sure not to miss the annual exploding pumpkin in the courtyard during one of the Exploreum’s most loved annual events.
When: October 28, 10 am – 2pm
Where: Gulf Coast Exploreum
What: GulfQuest Halloween Fest
There will be a wide range of activities for adults and children alike including pumpkin carving (BYOP) on the patio overlooking the Mobile River! The Galley will be serving lunch and Halloween Brews. If you arrive in costume, see the exhibits for only $10.00. You can also learn about some Mobile Myths and legends and checkout the Savage Ancient Seas!
When: October 28, 10 AM – 2 PM
Where: GulfQuest, 155 S Water St
What: Halloween Healthcare Hauntings
Come celebrate Halloween weekend at one of Mobile’s oldest and spookiest homes, the Vincent Doan Walsh House, home of the Mobile Medical Museum since 2003. Halloween Healthcare Hauntings is a fun-filled, family-oriented and educational event to raise funds for the museum’s exhibits and programs. Special guests include the “ghosts” of George Washington, Henri de Tonti, Emily Bronte, Marie Curie, and other famous people from history who will tell us how they died of once common causes such as yellow fever, tuberculosis, and bloodletting. Other activities will include museum tours, yard games, haunted train rides, and a Halloween costume contest. Halloween candy and light refreshments will be provided.
When: October 28, 1 PM – 4 PM
Where: Mobile Medical Museum
What: Mobile Witches Ride
Benefitting the local nonprofit Delta Dogs, this event invites you to wear your best, most fabulous witches or warlocks’ costume and hop on your broom (aka your bicycle – yeah decorate that, too!) for a fun, slow paced 3-mile ride around downtown Mobile and DeTonti Square. The ride will end with a fabulous block party with music, libations, and food from local food trucks and our party hosts, The Blind Mule. Your ticket includes access to the street party, an event t-shirt and one free beer. Food and additional beverages will be for sale through the onsite vendors. Prizes for best dressed Witch and Warlock will be happening, too!
When: October 29
Check-in: 3:30pm – 4:45pm
Witches Line-up: 4:45pm – 5:00pm
Witches Ride: 5:00pm
Black Hat Block Party: 5:00-7:00pm
Where: Blind Mule
What: Victorian Mourning Living History Tours
This event includes a Mourning Tour of the Historic Oakleigh House and an exhibition of 19th century mourning goods, including hair jewelry and mourning veils. Please call (251) 432-1281.
When: October 30 & 31 starting at 7:00pm
Where: Oakleigh House Museum
What: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Audience participation is encouraged and all props and costumes are allowed EXCEPT food. The Mystic Society of Rocky Horror will sell $5 bags containing all of the allowed props in the lobby before each show, but you may bring your own.
Friday, October 27 – 9:00 PM
Saturday, October 28 – 9:00 PM
Sunday, October 29 – 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 31 – 9:00 PM
Where: Crescent Theater
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