This typical American holiday welcomes children across the country to get dressed in a spooky costume, knocking door to door in search of candy. Down under, we like to do things a little differently. For us Aussies, Halloween is a time of year to take advantage of the warming weather, dress up in a ridiculous costume and throw a raging rave. So whether you’re a fan of the holiday or not, it at least gives you the excuse to attend a great party featuring great tunes, plenty of banter and flowing bevvies.
Mantra Collective Halloween Harbour Cruise | Sydney
The famed Halloween event returns for another year, bringing the tastes of Berlin to Sydney Harbour. The party aims to push all the boundaries with a dazzling sunset, supreme sound systems and an all-star line up. Dressing up isn’t mandatory but totally encouraged, because it’s a Halloween party after all. Prepare yourselves for a night you surely won’t forget for a while, but be quick! Final release tickets are selling fast, so be sure to get in soon so you can jump on board. Oh and don’t forget to pack your floaties.
Luna Dark 2017 | Melbourne
Adults at kids prices…say no more. Melbourne’s biggest costume party returns to Luna Park, as it transforms into Luna Dark for a spook-tacular weekend. If you’re up to experience an authentic Halloween party filled with rides, scares and a couple of bevvies then this is the event to get to. The park will be open for evening sessions from Friday through till Tuesday, so start that costume prep and pick up your tickets.
No Scrubs: 90s + 00s Halloween Ball | Adelaide
Celebrate all the classic tunes of your childhood and head to Freemasons Hall ready to party. Costumes are imperative and there will be prizes for the best dressed (always a bonus), plus drink specials, photo booths, giveaways and more. If there was ever a time to reincarnate Justin and Britney’s denim look from the AMAs, tonight is the night.
Day Of The Dead | Brisbane
The Mexican holiday has been reinvented, and due to popular demand, returns to the streets of Brissy on the October 27. Think carnival atmosphere, candy skulls and real Latin American flair. There will be aerial acrobats, circus performers and professional Latin dancers, so get ready to shake what your mama gave you. Even better there will be an array of live music and international DJs. Get involved and be a part of one of the biggest Halloween festivities in the country.
Happy Halloween Adults Only | Perth
Gather your mates and get ready for Perth’s biggest Halloween event. Now how big are we talking you may ask? Well think ghost trains, haunted houses, rides, tunes, bars and live shows. You’ll surely find something to keep you entertained. Be sure to stop by Frankenstein’s bar for a Halloween themed cocktail and early entry means free drinks. Prepare the liver and get your costume ready.
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