Get Your Freak On: Halloween Art Events

Looking to celebrate both the arts and the awesome creepiness of Halloween? That wasn’t a real question, of course you are, who isn’t? We’ve gathered together a list of upcoming events from around the globe where you can do just that. Check them out below and tell us if we missed any in your area – we’d love to hear about them. And if you attend any of the ones from our list, we’d love to hear about that too.



PoeFest (Phoenix, Arizona): Poe’s macabre stories performed by actors as inmates in a 19th century asylum for the criminally insane. Learn more at

Walker Stalker Con (Various locations, including the U.S., London and a Bahamas cruise): A fan meet-up convention for zombie lovers:



(Various locations around the world): Get free comics and graphic novels by visiting participating comic shops on Halloween.

Dia de Los Muertos (Various locations, including the U.S. and Mexico): Celebrate the Day of the Dead with music, art, crafts, and displays. Find a location near you at



ThinkstockPhotos-487830320Suwannee Hulaween (Live Oak, Florida): Music and art take center stage at this festival set among 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped trees along the Suwannee River.

West Hollywood Carnaval (Los Angeles, California): Listen to live music at the world’s largest Halloween-themed street party.


ThinkstockPhotos-489603820Theatre Bizarre
(Detroit, Michigan): Located in Detroit’s infamous Masonic Temple, this theater event has been around since the early 21st century. Fair warning: it sells out quickly every year and wearing a costume is mandatory to attend.

New Orleans, Louisiana: Known as the most haunted city in America, New Orleans goes all out for this holiday. Find a list of art events here:


ThinkstockPhotos-88349753Halloween in Sleepy Hollow
(Sleepy Hallow, New York): Celebrate the classic tale of the Headless Horseman in his town of origin.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Various locations around the world): And of course, there’s always the cult classic stand by. Find show times near you at